Spotted- Animal Nigel Sylvester Fat Seat

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Seen here is a prototype version of Nigel Sylvester’s signature Pivotal Seat From Animal Bikes that appears to uses slightly more padding than the current version. The original Nigel Seat uses a unique redesigned and re-enforced seat pan, making it much stronger than most other pivotal seats out there right now. I guess the only draw back to the seat is that it uses minimal foam padding, and with many riders now using a fatter style Seat it kind of lost popularity, a reason why this new Fat option is sure to go down well with fans of the brand. No word on a release date or a price, expect to see more on this product and other new Animal products later on this Summer closer to Interbike.

Spotted over on DIG.

Cult 4th July Sale/Giveaway

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If you shop on the Cult Webstore between July 3rd and July 7th, you will be entered into a prize draw and could win this limited edition Red/White/BlueUSA made Frame. The winner will be announced on Monday July 8th. Sadly this is only open to U.S. orders only so head over to the Cult Webstore today for your chance to win. Oh and Happy 4th of July to our American friends!

Shadow 2013 Catalog

Shadow always put a lot of effort into their product catalogs, and this years is no exception. They have now put the whole thing online for you to check out all their new and current products for 2013. I’m particularly interested in the Interlock Supreme Chain which looks like it might be available soon?…

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Subrosa Lahsaan Kobza Signature Krispy Kreme Colorway

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Subrosa have given powerhouse and all around shredder Lahsaan Kobza his very own signature colourway. The Noster Frame, Villicus Forks and Villicus Bars are now all available in Krispy Kreme, which in my opinion looks pretty darn good, especially with a dash of Chrome. Go cop the whole kit today, and their is a slight chance it will give you Lahsaan’s super smooth style. Or not…

 

Shadow BTR Hub

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Shadow’s BTR Hub is one tough Hub. Being one of the only true 14mm female hubs on the market, the guys in Florida designed this thing to take some serious abuse. With many riders deciding to run more 2 pegs, and grind variations being pushed every day, its cool to see a brand step up to the plate and make something that can withstand what riders are putting their bikes through. Head over to the Shadow site to fin out more about what makes this Hub so beefy, as well as the various Hub Guards and upgrades that are available separately.

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Spotted- Kink High Rise Stem

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Spotted here on Tony Hamlin’s bike, is a prototype High Rise Stem from Kink Bikes. This new Stem sits the bars up much higher than any other of Kink’s Stems, and has a shorter 48mm reach making it the perfect tool for nose manuals and front wheel tricks. No other info on this clean looking unit yet, expect Tony and the rest of the Kink boys to be putting it though it’s paces this year before we see a finished version.

SOLID FRAME BUILDING STORE

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Solid Bikes have been making BMX frames at home in the USA for quite some time now, and in between building Frames for brands such as T1, Cult, Native and more, they do a fair amount of custom work and can build pretty much any Frame you could want. They have now opened their vast catalog of pre-assembled Frame, Fork, Crank and Bar parts to the budding Frame welders out there for you to construct your very own creation. From Press Fit headtubes, to 22mm Crank Bosses, the place is a welders wet dream. Head over to their webstore and check it out today.

Deluxe – U.S.A Made PA Model

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Deluxe have been busy working on a U.S made version of Mark Potoczny’s signature PA Model Frame, which was originally set to be made overseas. The Union is working on an interview with Mark Noble dropping soon about the decision to take some of Deluxe’s production over to the U.S. Be sure to keep an eye out for that one…

Volume Staple Stem

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Volume’s new Staple Stem has been in the works for a while now, but is now available through Volume dealers worldwide. The Staple is casted rather than CNC’s which keeps the cost down at $28.99 but still leaves you with a super strong and durable Stem that wouldn’t look out of place on any bike. Bike parts aint cheap, so its great to see Volume releasing a quality product that is more available  to riders who are looking to upgrade to a topload Stem but dont have $60+ in their back pocket. The Stems are equipped on their 2014 complete bikes which should be available later this year.

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S&M Elevenz Bars

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S&M Bikes is doing an 11 inch rise bar! The Elevenz bar is made from 4130 chromoly and made in the U.S with a rise of 11″, width of 30″, 3-degrees of upsweep and 11-degrees of backsweep. Weighing in at 2.73 lbs. with color options of black for now but im pretty sure they will do them in chrome as well. These will be selling for $59.99 and can be picked up by having your local shop getting ahold of The Building. And you thought they were joking eh?…

Fiend JJ Palmere Frame

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Fiend just posted up the details on JJ Palmere’s signature Frame which is due out later this year in December. Based around the Embryo, this Frame will feature a 75 degree HT, 11.625″ BB, 13.25″ slammed CS and double gussets to keep the front end nice and strong. This is only a sneak peek, but Fiend will be dropping a bike check soon with JJ who has been testing this machine for a few months now. I’m really into that green…

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Spotted- 11 Inch Bars?

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S&M have had the monopoly on the largest Bars in BMX for a few years now, and now that other brands are stepping up to the 10 Inch mark, it would seem they are planning to go even bigger. Spotted here are apparently the plans for the ELEVENZ Bars, which according to the guys in Santa Ana will be available at the end of the week, For $59.99 direct from The Building Distro.

It must be pointed out however, that Moeller is know for a good old wind up every now and again so maybe these are another of S&M’s pranks to keep us on our toes. I guess we will have to find out later this week…

S&M ATF Rasta Frames

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S&M Bikes are doing a small run of their ATF Frames in this sick Trans-Rasta finish and Bad Brains inspired graphics. These things will be available soon but in super limited numbers, so if you want to grab your self something special I suggest you hit up your local S&M dealer today.

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Through The Lens: Custom Made – Native BMX

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Awesome article over on The Union with James Covington from Native. James makes custom, made to order Seats made in his workshop in Florida, and has made some really amazing, one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces. Go check out the interview for an insight into what goes on at Native, as well as a look at the first 100% USA made pivotal seat which uses a custom seat pan made out of clear resin. Be sure to check out more examples of his work over on the Native site and cop your self something special for your bicycle.

Odyssey Monolever 10 Years Old This Week

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Probably one of the most popular things to be clamped to a pair of bars over the past decade, the Odyssey Monolever turns 10 years old this week. This simple lever hasn’t changed much in that time, other than being produced in pretty much every colour under the sun. Its crazy to thing a product with longevity was apparently designed over three 14 hour days to meet a deadline in June 2003.