Here’s another sneak peek at Charlie Crumlish’s upcoming signature Grip from Merritt. I’m really into the dual texture design of these, kinda like the Cult Faith Grip which isn’t surprising as Charlie has been riding those for a while now. Featuring a super tacky soft compound, longer length and a choice of Black, Gum and Red, I’m really into these. The team are testing these at the moment so hopefully should be out in the not too distant future along with a whole load more new product they have in the works.
Always stoked to see more from a brand that has such deep roots in BMX. Standard Byke Co have been pretty quiet the past couple of years, but as of late seem to be poking their heads up out of the ground and reminding everyone what they are all about.
Check out this series of three mini behind the scene videos filmed and edited by team rider Tazz Hernandez. The series gives a interesting take on a non riding side of Standard and an insight into the shop, the atmosphere and the people that are involved in running one of the only companies in the USA still manufacturing BMX Frames.
Garrett Reeves signature Grips from Sunday Bikes are now available in a soft rubber compound and a choice of Black, Gum, Arm Green and my personal favourite, the crazy Green/Black swirl.
The guys at Eclat dont take product design lightly. Whilst many brands might just pick an unbranded part out of a Taiwanese catalog and stick their logo on it, Eclat always start from the ground up and the end result is always a superior product that has that little something extra. Eclat’s new Ridgestone Tires look promising with input from Nathan Williams and Shane Weston and a dual compound rubber, these team tested and approved tires have been in the works for a while and are now available in two tread patterns to suit any rider. Head over to their site for a detail explanation into what makes these Tires so special.
Native Bikes may not be a name all of you are familiar of, but if you’re into quality American Made products with a timeless feel, they should definitely be on your radar. The new Street Frame dubbed the “Shotgunner” is welded up by Solid Bikes in California and features more street oriantated geometry than previous Native frames with a 75 deg HT and 13.5 CS as well as a super tall 5″ headtube to keep your bars tall and stiffen up the front end. The beasts are available now in a varity of sizes and choices of brake mounts welded or not directly from Native’s online webstore where you can pick one up today. Merica!
Shadow just posted up a yet another sneak peek, this time a look at Lahsaan Kobza’s signature Chula Stem. Not much info on this yet, but by the looks of it this Stem will feature a tone of rise, much taller than any of their other topload Stems. Lahsaan is currently testing this one out, so hopefully we will more on this soon. I’m digging the clean no-hassel look to this one, as well as the larger head allen bolts, sturdy!
We showed you a sneak peek at Stereo’s 2014 Complete Bike range with their Rasta 5 Year Bike, and now you can check out all of them. Stereo have really gone all out this year with some really interesting looking bikes. Using their new aftermarket Hubs, Cranks, Seats and Tires mixed with OE parts from Fly Bikes, Odyssey and more, these bikes sure are eye catching. Go check out all the models in the below flipbook.
“New Line of Stereo Bike Co. 2014 Modells ! Another Year of Great Rock n’ Roll comin up ! this year we are also celebrating our 5th Anniversary of Stereo Bike Co., this means we have a Special Ltd. Edition modell of course ! (we previewed this days ago)…our love for inspirational
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…
We haven’t heard much from Standard from a while, but judging from this awesome factory walk through over on BMX News, they are very much alive and kicking. Go take a look from start to finish at one of the only places in the USA still manufacturing their own Frames. We really don’t see enough of Standard these days, it’s refreshing to see they are still keeping it real.
Mark Muliville’s signature Push Stem from Profile Racing is now available in 58 and 63mm lengths for the giants out there. If you’re feeling cramped up front and want some more reach, this might be a cheaper alternative than buying a longer Frame. These are only available in Black for now, and can be bought from your local Profile Stockist or from their webstore today.
Here’s a sneak peek at a new topload Stem that Colony have dropping soon. Looks like an update on their Variant Stem with a bit more rise for all you guys who want your bars higher. No word on specs or a release date but I’m pretty sure these will be available later this summer with the rest of Colony’s 2014 product range.
Is it me, or does it sound crazy that we have 2014 bikes and parts coming out soon?…