Here’s a can of worms… Ryan Fudger posted this interview with Bell Helmets‘ Allan Cooke on RideBMX‘s site on the subject of helmets in BMX and the design of the Bell Segment helmet. The interview goes pretty in-depth into subjects like the testing methods involved, why people might use non-CPSC certified ‘skateboarding’ helmets (or no helmet at all as I am personally guilty of… *cue hate mail*) because of comfort issues stemming from their head shape and how the Bell Segment helmet’s segmented hard-foam design makes it more moldable to the users head whilst still being CPSC certified.
“The Segment is built in a way so that the helmet can flex and form to almost any head shape much like the soft foam non cert helmets do but without sacrificing any safety. The EPS Hard Foam liner is broken up into nine pieces with a gap between each piece that allows the outer ABS Shell flex.”
It doesn’t sound like I have much of an excuse anymore.
Here’s a sneak peek at the new four piece bar from German brand Autum Bikes. Aptly named the Berlin Bar after their home town, these unique street ready ape hangers will be available in both flat black and chrome and feature a nice lazer etching for the logo and graphics. No word on the specs yet, but if you are looking for something a bit different up front with an old school vibe go hit up the boys from Berlin today find out where you can pick up a set this Summer.
Wow today has been heavy for bike checks! Here is Scott Ditchburn’s latest ride which you can check out in closer detail over on the Shadow site. Scott is running his new signature Thunderbeast Frame from Subrosa which is available now along with the Magnum Guard Sprocket which he is also running.
Texas shredder and Smith grind master Jared Swafford has a bike check up on Odyssey which you can check out in the above flipbook. In addition to other new parts, he’s running the new Grey Hawk tires that we posted a few weeks back that got a lot of you talking. These tires will be available around August time along with a certain chain that they have been working on…
Mutiny just posted this photo up on their Instagram of their new Pentra Sprocket, looks rad!
Check out the new ‘Pentra’ sprocket. Available in 25, 27, 28 and 30 tooth options. Black, Polish and Camo. 19mm and 22mm spline drive. Available in August!
United are working on a USA made Trails frame which will be manufactured by FBM. Jimmy Rushmore is testing out the prototype at the moment, and the way that guy shreds, you can expect this thing to hold up to some serious abuse. I’m looking forward to hearing more on this one…
Back in the semi-mythical era of BMX known as the early nineties when bikes were seemingly made from McDonalds straws and chewing gum, Colony owner Clint Millar had four frames made (way before Colony existed) under the name of Prody. Reportedly, neither of those four frames ever perished which bodes extremely well for this 20th anniversary edition of the Prody frame that Colony is releasing next month in very limited numbers in Australia, the U.S. and here in the U.K. Continue reading
Lotek just dropped their Spring/Summer catalog giving you a look at the new styles for 2014. If you’re liking what you’re seeing hit up your local Lotek dealer today and get them to order you in some fresh kicks.
Really feeling those all Black Reeves…
Head over to Ride BMX for a bike check with the one and only Chase Hawk. Chase is riding a prototype of his Cult Hawk V2 frame which we posted last month and you can get a much better look at the wild graphics and s-bend seatstays which got a lot of you talking.
Chase is also running an updated version of his signature Cult bars and talks about a new signature stem he has in the works with Odyssey…
Eclat’s new much anticipated Venom Peg is available now worldwide. Check out this neat promo video giving you a better look at these street weapons…
“The Venom peg uses a two-piece steel/plastic design based on the ‘classic sleeve’ system. Our aim was to create a plastic sleeve peg with a diameter similar to a standard steel peg. This lead us down the route of a steel/plastic design with a slim crmo inner peg wrapped in a generous thickness of our specially developed (for the Nathan Peg) hardwearing nylon compound. When testing the prototypes we saw these pegs going beyond 6 months of hard riding! In a nutshell, if you want to grind fast give these a go.”
Material: 4140 crmo liquid heat-treated with separate nylon/fiberglass sleeve
Size: 14mm axle, adapter included for 3/8″
Length: 4″ / 4.5″
Outer Diameter: 38mm
Features: low friction nylon/fiberglass for faster grinding / sold as single / small diameter plastic peg
Weight: (4.5″): 193g (6.80oz), (4″) :TBC
Head over to the Eclat site for more info.