The guys at The Daily Grind make products that stand up to what the team do, and if you’ve seen any of the section from their latest DVD (all online now!) you know that these guys really put their parts through their paces! Spotted here is a prototype Sprocket Guard the team is currently testing out. Expect these things to be out later this year, and strong enough to be able to protect your chain from getting hit by a freight train at full speed.
James Covington knows a hell of a lot about BMX seats. Making some of the finest hand made custom seats out there, James has probably ridden and worked on just about every type of seat available. There is a cool article over on Native where he runs through the various types of seat out right now, and the pros and cons of each. Worth a read if your not sure what to sit on these days…
For those of you who don’t know, The Source is one of the biggest and best core BMX shops in the UK. Run by brothers Mark and Rich and based out of Hastings on the south coast, the shop has been around for 10 years now and has always been a huge support to the UK BMX scene. They stock a massive amount of products, are run by a super friendly team and have a Pro Team featuring Kris Kyle, Ben Lewis and Matt Priest. Winning best UK shop for two years running, if you haven’t checked them out, I highly recommend it. They even have their own ramps in the back of the shop!
To coincide with their 10 year anniversary, The Source are releasing a range of strictly limited edition products throughout the year. First up are the Fit x Source Benny L Bars. The Benny L 4pc bars are hand made in the USA from Post weld heat treated 4130 crmo and feature a big box design and larger top bends for maximum strength. The versions feature the ltd edition 10 Year graphics and are only available in Black.
Next is the S&M x Source ATFids frame. The ATFids frame features a custom Fids inspired pirate headtube badge and decals on S&M’s flagship ATF Frame and is available in classic Fids yellow or black. Hand made in the USA from supertherm butted and tapered 4130 tubing.
Kurt over at The Union is has brought out a limited edition run of fresh Tanktops just in time for the Summer.
So here we have it, the new World Wide Web tank. Comfortable, simple and clean. These tanks are made with Tultex pre-shrunk 100% ringspun cotton and and printed by the guys down in Casselberry at GGSBS.
They’re currently available in small, medium, large and Extra Large with white being the only color option.
Support the realest website in BMX right now and pick one up for the modest price of $12 RIGHT HERE at their webstore. All orders come with free The Union stickers and some extras from different brands they might have. Maybe it’s about time to do some tee’s for The Merged?…
It looks like this year we will be seeing more brands release there own version of Fly’s Tripod Seat System which was first released at Interbike a few years back. Here is the first look at Odyssey‘s first Tripod Seat which will be released later this Summer along with their very own Tripod seatpost, which apparently will be much longer than the current offering. This Seat shares a similar shape to their Principal Pivotal Seat but uses the Tripod attachement instead which eliminates any holes, reduces weight and keeps everything looking much cleaner.
Pretty cool to see Odyssey use a new seat design for this one, as I have to say the biggest drawback to the Tripod System is the lack of seat designs and shapes, especially the fatter variety. Cult, Federal, Proper, Mutiny, T1, Deluxe and more have their own Tripod seats coming out in the near future so there will be much greater choice for those wanting to switch from the proven pivotal seat, to this cleaner looking system. Hard to say weather the Tripod will take over completely but its great to see larger brands like Odyssey take note and bring out their own…
I hadn’t heard anything from The Make for a good while so I was pretty excited to see they just released a sneak peek at their new Frames that are coming out for 2014. Looks like an update on their current Frames with The Count and Chicken having their own signature Frames again, not to dissimilar from their current models. There is also a team Frame dubbed The Crew, which looks like an update from The Assassin Frame featuring a super steep 75.5 degree headtube and double gussets up front to beef things up. Although the images are just renderings, you can head over to the site to get the lowdown on the specs, I’m certainly feeling the fresh graphics on these.
Spotted over on The Union.
Miles Rogoish and Tony Neyer teamed up to put together this promo for the release of Neyer’s signature WLT Tire from Primo. This Tire might look familiar as we have seen a few sneak peeks since early this year. Based of the hugely popular Wall Tire, the WLT (Wall Two) Tire uses a similar classic diamond slick tread and will be available soon in 2.3″ and in a choice of Black, Tan or Grey sidewalls. Expect to see ore info on these dropping from Primo soon.
Division Brand out of Australia have been prototyping a Top Load Stem since the beginning of the year, and what you see here is the final sample. This thing is cooling clean and the seem stoked on it!
“It’s been quite an adventure to get the Terminal top load stem exactly how we want it but the final sample is sorted and we will be testing this hard over the coming months. Specs go like this… Full CNC 6066T6 alloy, 50mm reach, 34mm rise and will be available Black or Polished.”
Check out more over on Division Brand.
A few week’s ago S&M leaked a sneak peek at a prototype of their Drive Side Steel Hub Guard they were prototyping. A lot of people got excited about this one, namely because of the lack of steel guards, especially drive-side versions. Seen here is the prototype installed on a bike. Due to the strength of the steel you can see how the guard doesn’t have to be as thick or chunky as alloy versions, whilst still having superior resistance and toughness. Still no word on a release date but expect to see this USA made cog guards out later this year.
More big, slick tires, this time from the dudes at Cult. These new Tires are based off the Dehart Tires, but again with a slicker, knurling free surface for extra grip and traction. Measuring up at 2.40, these are Cult’s biggest Tires yet, and are currently in testing from the team. I can imagine these things would be excellent choice if you ride concrete parks and dont want your wheels slipping out at high speed.
More over on Cult.
Shadow are always cooking up new products, and by the looks of it have a new super wide Tire in the works. The Valor Tire is to be based off the tread of their Overtaker Tire, but features a much slicker tread profile and no knurling, no doubt designed to make these things stick like gum to a table. Seen here is the 2.40 version, making it the biggest Tire they do yet and one of the largest on the market, no word however on any additional sizes or color options for the production version. These will be tested by the team, so hopefully we will be finding out more about this fresh rubber in the not to distant future…
Foundation BMX out of France just put together a neat catalog showcasing their 2013 product lineup. A solid range of parts here including signature forks from French shredders Florent Soulas and Clement Carpentier and even a drive-side chromoly hub guard. Foundation is exclusively distributed by Unleaded BMX so hit them up for more info on where to grab your self some of this fine French componentry.
Now a lot of people are going to be stoked on this. If you’ve ever wished that you could make some geometric changes to Fit frames or bars, well you are now in luck! Much like what S&M have been doing for a few years now, you can pay extra and get your favourite Fit Bars and Frames made to your custom specs and colours. Head over to Fit for more info on this one.
Subrosa just dropped their guest colourway for the year. The majority of their product range is now available in Money Green. Head over to Subrosa to get a full rundown of what exactly will be available. Could be me being from England but it really looks more like a British Racing Green, but then again I am colourblind…
We gave you a sneak peek at Haro‘s new Lineage Stems a few weeks back, and here is a look at the finished product. These will be available in both front and top load versions in either Black or Polished. The polished logo on the Black versions looks real nice, and im into the sunken topcap which wasn’t on the original prototypes. Stoked to see Haro back in the game, looking forward to seeing what else they have coming out in September.
The long awaited Butter nylon pegs from Cult are OUT NOW! The pegs feature a heat-treated 4130 chromoly core with a Perlon nylon 6 sleeve that’ll help you slide like butter. These pegs feature a 105mm length with a 35mm outer diameter (Same as their Doomsday peg) and come in sizes of 3/8 and 14mm. All pegs come with an extra replacement sleeve and you can buy additional sleeves for $5.99 through the Cult Webstore.
As seen on The Union.
Odyssey’s Sean Sexton and Tom Dugan signature Stems are now available. Be sure to head over to the Odyssey site to check out the TDFL and SXTN Stems in further detail. Both of these Stems were designed from the ground up to Sean and tom’s exact specifications and the end result is flawless. Im really into the classic simplistic styling of these, no gimmicks here. Im feeling that Bronze colourway too, so fresh!