Fernando Laczko is United‘s new Spanish street recruit. They have a bike check with him up on their site showing off a few prototype parts they have coming out later this year inlcusing a Digi-Camo seat, Grey 2.4″ Direct Tires, Alex V Pedals and the solid sprocket we’ve seen pop up here and there. There is also mention of a Untied cassette/freecoaster switchable hub which I’d expect is based off the Ezra model that a lot of brands are using now.

You can check out Fernado’s bike in full HERE.

88 Bike Co Freecoaster Instagram Giveaway



The guys at 88 Bike Co hit us up with the first look at their new Freecoaster Hub which just dropped. Eight Eight is run out of Seventies distro in the UK so it only makes sense that this hub is based on the super popular Federal Freecoaster and uses the proven KHE internals that most freecoasters are using right now. The best part about this hub is the price. After bringing the Freecoaster to the masses with their Federal coaster over 7 years ago, Seventies are continuing the idea with the 88 Hub. Much like the bikes, the 88 Bike Co Freecoaster was designed to be functional yet cost-effective and retails for the wallet friendly price of £99.99, making it the most affordable freecoaster out right now.


The same coaster will be available later this year both on their street-ready £350 Psycho complete bike, and as a complete wheel build for a sub £200 price tag. This makes it perfect for the growing amount of riders who are wanting to try out a coaster but don’t have a massive budget to invest. The hubs are available now from Seventies distro in the UK and are only available in LHD for now, but RHD versions and complete wheels are expect later this year. Stu Dawkins from Seventies hit us up with a bit more about this new price-point freecoaster;

“The new 88 LHD freecoaster has been designed with KHE internals to create a technically advanced hub at an entry level price. This is the perfect price point hub for either the pro rider or someone just trying a freecoaster for the first time. The tried and tested KHE internals insure that this hub won’t let you down!”

GIVEAWAY – Want to win an 88 Bike Co Freecoaster? We have teamed up with 88 Bike Co and have ONE of these LHD Freecoaster Hubs to give away! All you have to do is the following;

1. Follow @themerged on Instagram.
2. Follow @seventiesdistro on Instagram
3. Re-post this photo on Instagram with #88freecoastergiveaway in the description.

The winner will be picked next week on Thursday the 3rd of April. Good luck!!

Mutiny Camo Stems

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After announcing that they will have a collection of Camo parts this Summer, here is a sneak peek at Mutiny‘s new Camo Lifted FL and XL Stems which will be available in August. More info on these and the rest of the new line soon.

Subrosa Red to Black Fade Turbo Rims


Because sometimes one colour just isn’t enough… Subrosa just brought out these flashy red-to-black fade Turbo Rims worldwide for all you colourway fiends out there.  The Tubro rims come in 36-hole only,  constructed from 34mm wide, heat-treated 6061-T6 with a welded seam as standard, they also weigh in at 17 oz/482 g.  If the whole fade thing isn’t doing it for you Subrosa still offer this great rim in black, gold and polished too, head over to their site for a closer look.

Spotted – Cult X Vans Tire


Spotted over on Bike Rumor is another look at Cult’s collaboration Tire with Vans which uses the same infamous waffle pattern as their shoes. This was seen at the Taipei Tradeshow in Taiwan at tire manufacturer Vee Rubber’s booth. Vee are known for making high quality race tires so I’d expect this thing to grip like hell. The Vans Tires are due out in May in 2.35″ and Black only.

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Volume Drew Hosselton Barista Bar Promo

More fire from Volume Bikes. Here’s Drew Hosselton’s promo for his signature Bars which are available now…

Here’s some extra clips that didn’t make the cut from Mr Hoss’ upcoming Volume DVD section to promote his new signature handlebar, the BARISTA! With a solid 9″ rise and a 29″ of width, this bar is perfect to meet your size quota while still allowing you to spin em when you want. Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and give Drew a few plays.

Fit Trans Ice Blue Mac Frame



The Fit Bike Co MAC Shawn McIntosh signature frame has been out of stock for a little while but Fit just dropped a new batch with the addition of this translucent ice-blue finish shown above and it’s looking sexy as hell.  Mac’s signature Bars are also available in this rad finish if you felt like getting the matching set. Hit up your local Fit dealer to bag yourself one of these beasts.

Yesterday’s News – Animal GLH Tires

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This week’s Yesterday’s News is kind of a history lesson and delayed product review all rolled into one. Animal’s GLH Tire has been around for a good while now and is the tire of choice for street riders around the world. If you’ve got a spare five minutes, put the kettle on and get ready to read another of my usual ramblings about another BMX product that stands out from the rest… Continue reading

Stress BMX Disco Hub


We’ve had a few sneak peek’s at the new Disco hubs from Russian brand Stress, but here is a closer look at the rear cassette which uses 14mm female bolts into a super large 17mm axle much like the BSD Backstreet Pro, Odyssey Antigram and a few select others. The Disco Hub will be available later this year in either Black, Polished or Oil Slick with a matching front version available at the same time.

Through to see more pictures of the Hub, as well as a neat video showing the Disco in full effect…
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