Stranger Thrash Bars


I’ve got a soft spot for four piece bars so I’m pretty stoked to see that Stranger’s infamous Thrash bars are now available (again) in both 8.8″ and the larger 9.2″ rises. Got hit up your local Stranger dealer today and get them to order you in a set.

• Available in 8.8” or 9.2”
• 11 degree Back sweep and 1 degree Up sweep
• Black or Phosphate raw

Demolition Rolls Hub – How-To Switch LHD/RHD

Here is a quick video to explain how you can convert the Demolition Rolls hub from right side drive to left side drive. Check out this video and get a step by step look at how it’s done. This how to is actually helpful to anyone who uses an SDS style hub, so will work for the Eclat Pulse, Subrosa Posi-trac, Cinema VX2 and a fair few others.

“This Rolls hub how-to walks you through taking apart the hub and how to switch between LHD and RHD with the Switch Drive System (SDS) driver.“

Stranger Nomad Frame


Stranger‘s much anticipated new Nomad Frame is the first frame they’ve brought out since their re-birth and integration into the Tip Plus family last year. The Nomad is a team frame and has been in testing from Eric Lichtenbereger, Gabe Brooks and the rest of the team since September. The frame boasts nice street friendly geometry which should keep everyone happy and is available in three sizes and your choice of Black or Raw.

  • Full seamless heat-treated 4130 Chromoly tubing
  • Straight guage tubing to prevent denting
  • Double gusseted head tube
  • Removable brake mounts
  • 9″ standover height
  • Frame size: 20.75″, 21″, 21.4″
  • Back-end: 13.5″
  • Heat Tube: 75°
  • Seat Tube: 70°
  • Color: E.D. Black, Matte Raw

The Nomad frame is available now from Tip Plus in the US, and should be available from Stranger dealers worldwide at the beginning of next month.

Profile Sabre Sprocket

Sabre Sprocket Spread

I saw this on display at Interbike back in September and was waiting to see when it would drop. Profile’s new Sabre Sprocket is designed to take a press piece that will adapt it to any 19mm (spline drive or bolt on) or 22mm (spline drive or bolt on) 48-splined spindle., so its basically 4 sprockets in one.

-Options for freestyle: 25, 28, 30, 33t in 1/8 inch teeth, black only.
-Options for Race: 36 through 45t in 3/32, black only.
***The race versions do not have extra spider bolt holes and will only work with the 19mm and 22mm Spline Drive Inserts.

These sprockets are available now from Profile dealers worldwide, but if you wanted a chance to win one then head over to the Profile website and get all the info on their new “Crank It” contest where you could win one in your size and insert preference!

The Union- Insight: Nowear Candybars


I’m sure Pepi Winder (R.I.P) would have had a go on a set of these; The Union just posted an Insight feature on these wild looking bars from Karl Hinkley’s brand ‘Nowear‘ dubbed the Candybars.  You’d be forgiven for thinking these were flatland specific, infact they’re suitable for ramp and street use and are handmade in the U.S. by Standard Byke Co…. ’nuff said really. They come in 8.5″ or 9″ rise, both of which come with a modest width of 28″, 10-degrees of backsweep and 2-degrees of upsweep. Head over to The Union for the full scoop and how to get a set if you’re into them.


Cult S.O.S. Frame


The SOS frame is dropping in May from the guys over at Cult and it features a more responsive geometry than their current frames, while still maintaining that classic Cult look. 75.5 head tube, 13″ rear end slammed and a 8.65″ standover height will make this a very popular frame for those who are tech-street riders.

TT Size: 20”, 20.5”, 20.75”, 21”, and 21.25”
Headset Type: Integrated (Campy Spec)
Brake Mounts: Removable (Included)
BB Type: Mid
BB Height: 11.7″
Chainstay: 13″ – 13.325″
Headtube Angle: 75.5°
Seattube Angle: 70°
Seattube Height: 8.65″
Seatpost Size: 25.4mm
Seat Clamp: Integrated
Dropout Size: 14mm

BSD “Donnasqueak” Tire Promo

Every time Grant sends over a new BSD edit for me to watch I instantly know I’m going to have my mind blow. Alex D puts his new signature Donnasqueak Tires to the test on the hot squeaky streets of Cyprus in this banger of a promo video.

The Donnasqueak Tires are available worldwide right around now. Go find out all about them in the exclusive product releases we did earlier this year.

Spotted – Total BMX Hubs


Everyone makes hub nowadays, and now it looks like Total BMX are working on their own. Posted earlier today on their Facebook page is a sneak peek at the front and rear female hubs which will be available in Black, Polished and Purple.

They also say that they are working on what they call the “Loud Hub“, which was a prototype 28h Cassette Hub that Mark Webb had on his bike a few years back but never seemed to make production. Interested to see what comes from that…

Click through to see a photo of the matching front hub. 

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Product Focus – Federal Spring 2014


Ever since the very birth of the brand, the guys at Federal Bikes always manage to refine their product range with every season. From subtle colour changes, all the way through to brand new signature products, Federal never seem to disappoint when it comes to releasing a new season of products. This week the guys in Hastings are showing off their Spring/Summer drop of Frames and Parts which will be available worldwide at the beginning of next month including Stevie Churchill’s signature Bar.

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Spotted – United Mothership V3 in Camo


Damn just when you thought you had seen all the Camo you could handle, United step it up a notch. Spotted here is a sneak peek at Nathan William’s third version of his signature Mothership frame from United in a wild real tree camo. Nathan is testing this thing out now but expect to see (or not…) more information about the new frame soon…

Chase Dehart Bike Check

Bike Check: Chase Dehart

Head over to Ride BMX for a bike check with Chase Dehart where he discusses some new signature parts he’s working on with Cult as well as probably the best sticker I have ever seen.

“Right now, a lot. The second version of my signature frame is about to come out in May, I’m working on my 2nd version of my signature grip right now, new version of my signature seat, newer size and color tires. Working on a promo for my new frame soon. And then with Animal I have a signature snapback hat coming out, and I’m pretty sure they are trying to work on a video, so I want to start filming for that now that the winter is over. Should be real busy this whole year, which is good.”

Aaron Ross Bike Check

Sunday just posted up a bike check with technical street wizard and social media fiend Aaron Ross. Aaron is riding his new signature Motoross Frame which will be available from Sunday dealers worldwide at the end of the month.

If you look closely you will also notice he is running the prototype Odyssey Freecoaster we spotted a while back. I’m looking forward to finding out more about that one…


Spotted – Sunday 18″ Radocaster Frame


Spotted over on The Union. Look’s like Sunday are bringing their high-tech frame building technology to the smaller guys out there with a 18″ wheeled frame.

Here’s something rad we came across from Sunday Bikes! They’re currently working on an aftermarket frame that’s designed for the younger guys not quite ready to run a full 20″ wheel. The 18″ Radocaster frame is full chromoly, features geometry like the bigger frames, has the Wave down tube gusset, hollow drop outs and more. This frame is currently being test but expected to be out later this year around Fall.

United “Trail Riders United” Frame


United‘s mystery USA made dirt frame we saw a few weeks back has a name. The “Trail Riders United” (TRU) Frame will be made in New York by the fine folks at FBM Bikes  and is now in testing by team riders Ryan Lloyd and Jimmy Rushmore.

These beauties should be available later this Summer in limited quantities so go hit up your local United dealer today and show him how rad that head tube badge looks!

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The Union Products: Vol. 101


Another Saturday night passes and I wake to read about another 5 products courtesy of The Union (okay, I lied, I actually just got home from work… I’m a charlatan) This week’s Products feature includes the Sean Sexton’s signature Issue 3 frame from Kink, Simone Barraco’s signature Subrosa Noster bars, Sunday Bike’s Storm hub, the 22mm axled Column cranks from Profile Racing and lastly The Daily Grind‘s brand new chromoly Infinity hub guard.  Check out the photos and the full specs on all these parts up on The Union’s site.