People are always asking me what parts I’m running my self and since I recently got a chance to build up a fresh new ride, we decided to do a bike check up on The Union. Im currently running the new BSD Raider Frame with a whole bunch of assorted parts from various different brands. head over there and check it out!
We heard about this at Interbike back in September but the boys from Scotland didn’t have it on display, but here is the first look at David Grant’s debut signature Frame from BSD. DBG has been straight up killing it for a while now so I’m stoked to see him get a signature Frame.
David is a big guy and needs a long frame to match. As well as the huge 21.6″ top tube option and the tall 9.3″ standover height, the Raider Frame also features a steep 75 degree head tube, a more traditional 13.75″ back end, a higher BB height and comes without brake mounts for that clean look. If 21.6″ is a tad big, the Frame will also be available in 20.7″ and 21″ versions in a choice of Trans Black or Clear Raw.
- BB Height: 11.75″
- BB Type: Mid
- Brakes: No Brake Mounts
- Colour: Trans Black, Clear Coat Raw
- Head Tube angle: 75°
- Rear end length: 13.75″ Centered (13.48″ Slammed)
- Seat Tube angle: 70°
- Stand Over Height: 9.3″
- Top tube: 21″, 20.7″, 21.6″
- Weight: 5lbs
These will be available worldwide mid-March so look out for these to be hammering down 25 stair rails near you soon…
Any readers of DIG BMX Magazine will have spotted the interview I did with BSD‘s Grant Smith in the latest issue. Grant is one the most genuine guys in the industry and its was a real privilege to have been able to interview him in the magazine that got me hooked on BMX in the very beginning. He covers a lot of interesting topics from lasers and double top tubes, to the growing amount of generic bike brands and overseas manufacturing.
DIG is available for FREE in bike shops worldwide. Hit up your local bike shop and pick up a copy of (in my opinion) the best BMX magazine out.
Damn BSD have some real fresh products out for 2013. Following on from Tony Malouf’s The Beverage Frame we showed last week, the WZA V3 Frame is the latest incarnation of Mike Taylor’s signature street steed, and is looking better than ever. Real stoked on the super short chain-stays, taller headtube and the new trans red paint job on this one.
“Mike Taylor loves details, that’s why the WZA frame has been refined even further for 2013.
Although these changes may not seem like much they are the few little tweaks that Mike needed to perfect his frame further. The BB has been raised by 0.2” to give more sprocket clearance for crooked grinds, the downtube and toptube have been changed to help resist dents, the headtube length has been increased to do away with the need for ugly headset spacers and the standover height has been raised by the same amount to keep the toptube angle the same as before… “
The WZA V3 frame features:
- New straight gauge tubing on front triangle.
- Dropouts designed to fit peg and hubguard with no overhang.
- Extra wide rear end for fat tyres.
- Tapered seat and chainstays.
- Completely brakeless.
- Internally relieved headtube.
- Built in seatclamp.
- Mid bottom bracket.
The WZA V3 is available now worldwide. Be sure to hit up the BSD site for more specs, info and photos of the WZA, as well as more information on the rest of their products.
Big shout out to the guys for taking home Brand of the year at the Ride UK Reader awards last weekend in London, those dudes know how to party!
I saw the prototype of this at Interbike earlier this year and dayymmnnn it looks good! Tony Malouf’s debut signature frame ‘The Beverage‘ from the guys at BSD in Scotland is out now! Plenty of attention to detail from the mock Jameson whiskey graphics, all the way down to the cnc’d BSD logo in the headtube which looks sweet with the translucent paint job. Tony chose his favourite geometry from the other BSD frames to come up with his perfect ride, expect this one to be real popular next year.
The Beverage features a 74.8-degree head tube angle, 69.5-degree seat tube angle, 8.8″ stand over height, 11.5″ bottom bracket height and a 13.25″ – 13.65″ chainstay length. You can also find gussets on the top and down tubes, a tapered single gauge top and down tube, an extra wide rear end for monster truck tires, tapered seat and chain stays, removable brake mounts, tiny 14mm dropouts for peg clearance, a built in seat post clamp and an internally relieved head tube. The frame is available in 20.30″, 20.65″ and 21″ with colors of translucent black, translucent red and translucent green and a weight of 4.9 lbs.
Hit up the BSD website for more specs and info on the frame, as well as more on their other products and where you can snap them up.