Mike Aitken’s signature Grips from Odyssey are now available in Black and Gum. Check out this neat flipbook showcasing all the sweet little features that make up this tidy grip…
Shadow are always on the ball and working on sweet new products. Here are a couple that I snapped on their Instagram (follow them!), Lahsaan Kobza’s new signature Penumbra Pivotal Seat, and bellow is an updated version of their Overtaker Tire with a slicker/grippier tread. The Seat will be dropping soon, and the Tire, well we’re just going to have to wait and see on that one…
Fit Bike Co’s Key Guard Sprocket is now available. Check out this neat promo video they put together showing a few of the team putting their sprocket guard to work.
“The KEY GUARD is the one piece guard version of the KEY sprocket with our new tooth profile for better chain engagement and longer tooth life. Created with input from Ben Lewis to protect your chain during crooks or slide nicely when in a crank arm grind.”
Available in : Bright Sliver, Matte Black
Size: 25t, 28t
Lets face it no one wants to snap a pair of Cranks, especially when you’re bomb dropping of the roof of your local church like the Bone Deth guys.
The team of zombie loving party machines from the East Coast have been working hard for the past year developing and testing their new 22mm 2.5pc Penetrator Cranks. These things are brutal, and the team has been putting them through what they call “Torture Testing”as well as running extensive machine testing on them to ensure they hold up to just about any abuse you could put them through.
- 2.5pc Seamless 4130 Chromoly Arms
- Forged Pedal and Spindle Bosses
- Full post Weld Heat Treatment
- 22mm/48 Spline, heat treated Chromoly spindle
- Flat, Square shaped arms for radical crank arm slides
- Torture Testing by the Bone Deth Team
- 170mm & 175mm Arms
- 31 oz.
- Matte Dead Black & Chrome-a-toast
I saw these in person at Interbike last year and they looked super solid, and a lot more substantial than some of the other Cranks out there right now. I’m a big fan of the retro stamped section of the crank arms, kinda remind me of old Profile or Redline Flight Cranks. The 170mm option is also pretty cool, with more riders running shorter crank arms, the superior strength of the Penetrators is sure to make them super popular.
Check out this cool promo video the guys put together below, explaining a bit more about the Cranks and how they have been tested. There are some pretty horrendous slams in here, awesome to see these really have been “Torture Tested”.
The Penetrator Cranks will be available in September, so if your a big roof dropper or want a strong dependable set of cranks that aren’t going to fail on you, be sure to check out these. I doubt Odyssey’s STAMPY machine could compare to the forces those fat chicks are producing…
Chase Hawk’s signature Tires from Odyssey have been out for a while now but have recently been released in this sick Whitewall edition to make your bike look like a Cadillac just like Chase’s! These are available now in either 2.2″ or 2.4″ but sadly have no guarantee of making you boost as high as Chase…
Head over to The Union for a great insight into Volume and Demolition and an interview with owner and street legend Brian Castillo. This great article goes into depth on how the two rider owned brands are run and managed, as well as a look into the current state of the BMX industry and how rider owned/ran brands are managing with the tough times.
Looks like Kink are the first out of the gate with their 2014 complete bikes. This years range is as impressive as ever, with a much simplified lineup based around and sharing geometry and component choice of pro riders Tony Hamlin and Ben Hittle.
You can check out the entire range as well as their complete collection of Frames, Parts and extensive clothing collection in this neat catalog. The 2014 Kink bike line will be available at all your favorite bike shops, mailorders and online stores by the end of this month!
Fit’s latest Sprocket creations are now available. Both of these USA made chainrings are feature a new tooth profile for better chain engagement and longer tooth life, 4 sprocket bolt positions and offset teeth for better chain alignment. Awesome to see these have been based around original Fit “Key” logo which was synonymous with the brand in Fit’s early days.
The Key Sprocket is CNC’d from 7075 aluminum for strength and style and uses 15/16” (24mm) center bore for maximum Crank compatibility and is available in either Black or Silver in your choice of 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31t to keep everyone happy.
The Key Guard is the one piece guard version of the Key sprocket with the same new tooth profile for better chain engagement and longer tooth life. Created with input from Ben Lewis to protect your chain during crooks or slide nicely when in a crank arm grind. If you’re going through chains like no tomorrow, be safe and use some protection!
Both of these superior quality USA made sprockets are available for purchase worldwide now. Hit up Fit’s website for more info and where you can get your hands on one.
With a ridiculously stacked team including Dennis Enarson, Pat Casey, Matthias Dandois, Ronnie Napolitan and recent (re)addition Dennis McCoy, Haro are making serious moves this year. The SD Frame has been the pinnacle of their current lineup for a few years but it looks like they have been working on some new Frames and Parts. Here are a few new product additions that they will be bringing out later in 2013.
Seen here and above is their new Lineage Frame that Pat Casey is testing out. This retro inspired frame is due out in September and uses double gussets, removable brake hardware and this sick Trans-Green finish. I’m particular feeling the old-school headtube/gusset junction, a homage to their deep BMX roots. It seems that they will be doing a whole line of retro-inspired parts under the Lineage name, including this Spline-Drive Sprocket Available in 25t, 26t, 27t and 28t also available in September.
The team have also been testing out a new high-rise Top Load Stem. This thing is CNC machined out of Aluminum and the final version will feature a recessed part for a flush topcap. Looking good!
These products along with the rest of their 2014 product lineup should be available in September. I’m excited to see what else the guys at Haro have been working on, be sure to check out their website for more info on their products and updates from the team.
Despite releasing Nathan William’ signature Pegs not too long ago which feature a steel peg injected with nylon, it looks like Eclat are also working on a more traditional plastic peg (never though I’d be saying those words!) which uses a Chromoly core with a replaceable plastic sleeve. These are still in the prototype stages, but might be worth looking into if the Nathan Pegs aren’t your fancy. Knowing our German friends at Eclat, there will be something different and original about this one, self-healing plastic would be a godsend…