Like your bikes to be able to move? Well so does Alex Donnachie apparently… BSD unveiled the ALVX frame from their 2015 line recently and just dropped some info on it’s geometry and to say this thing is tight would be an understatement. The super steep 75.5 degree head angle and ridiculously short 12.5 chainstays are measurements that would make most flatlanders blush. Here’s the vital stats from BSD’s website;
- Super short rear end slammable to 12.5”
- Extra wide rear end for up to 2.4” tires
- Curved ends on stays for peg clearance
- External gussets
- No brake mounts
- Toptube sizes : 20.3″, 20.6″, 20.8″ and 21″
- Headtube angle : 75.5°
- Chain stay length : 12.5 to 13″
- Weight : 5 lbs
- Colours : Trans blue, clear coat raw and flat black
Notice how close the chainstay bridge is to the BB. This frame should be available to the general public by late November so keep an eye and an ear out.
*Edit* I previously made a guess to the BB height but an eagle-eyed viewer commented below and put me right with this;
BB Height: 11.8(!)
Standover Height: 8.7
BSD just dropped a look at some of the new product they are dropping at Interbike next week including Dan Paley’s signature grips, new coloured Donnasqueak tires and an Alex Donnachie signature frame with a 12.5″ chainstay. Click HERE to check it out!
BSD Forever have been coming through with a whole bunch of product recently and are further expanding Kriss Kyle’s ‘Passenger’ line of signature components with these new BSD Passenger handlebars. These bars were made to feel like a taller set of BSD Highlander bars for those of you who prefer a more upright stance… perfect for that inevitably crooked spine of yours.
- Constructed from multi butted, heat-treated 4130 chromoly
- Width : 29″
- Height : 8.75″
- Backsweep : 11°
- Upsweep : 2°
- Colours : ED black, raw, chrome and flat red
- Weight : 1.6 lbs
Now this is more like it… far from everybody’s little brother’s garish rasta/oil-slick paint jobs, BSD Forever have just released this awesomely understated grey colourway for the Donnasqueak tyres, Reed Stark’s Safari pedals, the Forever grips and Kriss Kyle’s Passenger seat. Hit up your local BSD dealer and get them to order a set of these in for you.
BSD make pretty much every part under the sun, but until now they were lacking a pedal in their extensive range of simplistic and well designed parts. Unless you have been sleeping under a rock this year, you will have noticed that Reed Stark is an absolute animal on a bike (check the above promo for proof of this), but many of you dont know how much into product design he actually is… BSD always work closely with their riders on their signature products so when Reed had an idea for a pedal, he sat down with brand owner Grant Smith and they came out with a simple but unique design which was the perfect answer for what good pedal should be.
The Safari Pedal just hit the shelves so we decided it would be greta to not only premier the promo video, but to hit up Reed and find out more about the pedal and what went into designing it. Check it out… Continue reading
The Front Street Pro hub is BSD‘s new revised front hub for 2014 featuring a thicker shell, larger axle, push fit chromoly cones and even a new hub guard according to their site. The Front Street PRO Hub comes in either black or polished silver finish and is available from distributors and shops worldwide now.
- 6061 T6 aluminium shell
- 4130 heat treated Chromo axle
- Heat treated 10mm bolts
- High quality sealed 6902 bearings
- Push fit Chromo centred cones
- Colours : Black and polished silver
- Weight : 255g
Reed Stark’s signature Safari Pedal from BSD is now available. Head over to the BSD site for more info on these super grippy badboys!
“Reed has been talking about this pedal idea for as long as he’s been on BSD. He noticed that when a bike falls to the ground, the corner pins on plastic pedals grind and break off. The Safari pedal is designed with extra pins in these high impact areas to ensure the pedal stays grippy after withstanding severe abuse. The optimal pin placement, hexagonal pin shape, and knurling all combine to make this one of the most durable, effective plastic pedals in the market.”
BSD dropped the all new version of Kriss Kyle’s signature Passenger pivotal seat and it looks to be in stock at all your favourite shops and distributors this week. The Passenger seat comes in a dark red, leather brown, grey and black leather-effect vinyl cover with an embossed BSD logo on all four colour options. Hit up your local BSD dealer or have your favourite shop call one of their worldwide distros and order you one of these perches for you.
Reed Stark is being graced with a signature pedal from BSD dubbed the Safari pedal. It seems to have a bigger platform than most pedals, with a generous amount of pins to keep your feet on the pedals. Look out for the Safari Pedal to be out in July along with a few new products the boys in Scotland have been cooking up…
David Grant has a bike check up on the BSD website. I’ve always been a fan of David’s setups and this one has to be my favorite yet. He’s riding a bunch of new BSD product including the revised Race Stem, Grey Donnasqueak Tires and his signature Raider frame in the new SpaceGhost Purple.
One of the cleanest Stems out there, just got cleaner. Here’s a sneak peek at an updated version of BSD‘s very popular Race Topload Stem which will be available pretty soon. This revised version no features a countersunk top for a flush fit with your topcap.
Head over to the BSD site for a bike check with Tony Malouf and his absolutly sick looking Werizona Beverage Frame which is now available from BSD dealers worldwide. That colour is so dope…
Every time Grant sends over a new BSD edit for me to watch I instantly know I’m going to have my mind blow. Alex D puts his new signature Donnasqueak Tires to the test on the hot squeaky streets of Cyprus in this banger of a promo video.
The Donnasqueak Tires are available worldwide right around now. Go find out all about them in the exclusive product releases we did earlier this year.
Check out the promo video for Tony Malouf’s signature ‘Wherizona’ Beverage from from BSD which is available now. Take a closer look at this rad colourway in the flipbook below.
The WheriZona Beverage, available alongside the original Beverage frame is now coming in a new one-off trans orange with custom WheriZona graphics. So we decided to take a trip out to Arizona to film Tony’s frame promo and acompanying lookbook that you can check out here…
BSD just posted a bike check with UK tech shredder Sam Jones who just built up a new ride along with the new Alex D Donnasqueak Tires that we previewed a few months back. Who’s feeling that Grey?…
BSD dropped this guide to their new Spring 2014 product line which will be arriving worldwide next month. Worth noting the Raider Frame in Space Ghost Purple, Alex D Donnasqueak Tires and the new 14mm Back Street Pro Hubs…
Kriss Kyle just built up a fresh new ride which you can check out over on the BSD site. Worth noting the flat red colourway of his signature Passanger frame, the upcoming Grey Donnasqueak tires as well as a prototype countersunk Race stem. Check out Kriss’ bike HERE.
David Grant has a bike check up on Ride BMX where you can get a closer look at his new BSD Raider setup in the new Space Ghost Purple which will be available next month.
David Grant’s signature BSD Raider frame will be available in the appropriately named “Space Ghost Purple” on the next delivery which lands in March. BSD always kill it on the colourways and this one looks amazing…
With lots of people struggling to size up to a full 20 inch wheeled bike, BSD decided to release an 18 inch version of their popular ‘Passenger‘ frame for those who want a nice modern feeling steed that’s just been scaled down for younger riders. Here are the all important specs;
Toptube length: 18.2″
Headtube angle: 75°
Seattube angle: 69°
Rear end length: 12.5″ – 12.925″
BB height: 10.5″
Standover height: 8.4″
Weight: 4.3 lbs
Colours: Trans Gold, Flat Red, BlackExternal DT and TT gussets.
Super wide rear end for fat tyres.
Internally relieved headtube.
Built in seatclamp.
Mid bottom bracket.
Removable brake hardware.
Here you can get a better idea of how an 18″ measures up to a 20″. Man, I wish I had one of these as a kid… The 18″ Passengers are out now so get your local bike shop to order one in for you.