Redline revs up the retro with 2017 PL-26

19 08 2016

Back in early 2015, Redline caught our attention when they revealed that they had rebooted the iconic PL-24 as a 26-inch.

It was billed as a “modern take on the classic.”

And while it did have modern touches, like an integrated 1 1/8 headset and linear brakes to complement the old school graphics, Flight cranks and bear claw pedals…it never seemed quite “retro enough” (at least to us) in the black paint job they had selected for the reboot.

Thankfully for 2017, Redline has revved up the retro factor and decked it out in white…which is much more fitting color-wise and more reminiscent of the era that inspired it.

2017 REDLINE-PL-26_FRONT

Check out the rest of the specs and deets here.

(All pics: Redline)





2017 Stolen Saint XLT & Zeke XLT

15 08 2016

The ever-popular Stolen Saint XLT and its newer 26″ cousin, the Zeke XLT have been updated for 2017.

The Stolen Saint XLT retains its main selling points: full chromoly construction, 48 Spline Cranks and double-walled rims.

2017STLN-SAINTXLT1-SM

What’s new this year is a slightly revised geometry.

For 2017, the Saint XLT sports the following specs:

  • HT: 74.25°
  • ST: 70°
  • TT: 21.75″
  • CS: 15.0″
  • SO: 9.6″
  • BB: 13.30″

Available in Satin White with Camo accents or Chrome Plated with Black accents (both versions look pretty trick in my opinion).

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of tanwall tires and the Saint XLT has those too…on their also ever-popular Joint tires.

2017STLN-SAINTXLT2-SM

Zeke XLT

The 26″ Zeke XLT stays essentially the same geometry-wise to its 2016 predecessor (You can check out the full specs here).

It also retains its full chromoly construction and sealed components.

What has changed is its look.

2017STLN-ZekeXLT1-SM

New for 2017 is the choice of a shiny red or flat black colorway (both with black components).

2017STLN-ZekeXLT2-SMNote: tanwalls only on the black version.

Some well-spec’d bikes with killer looks…hard to go wrong here folks.





Rockin’ and Rippin’

10 08 2016

Travis Barker is currently out on tour with his band, Blink-182.

And what do you think he’s been doing between all the rock shows and travel?

He’s been shredding on a SE Public Enemy Big Ripper!

Travis Barker cruiser tour

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Travis Barker on a Big Ripper…in fact, Travis even collaborated with SE on a collab Big Ripper a couple years back.

Good to see he’s keeping the shred sessions going…even when he’s on tour!

 

Travis (and Blink-182) have a new album out too…you can check it out here.





First look: 2017 Chase Edge Cruiser

5 08 2016

The Chase Edge Cruiser is back in black for 2017 with pops of “Chase Blue” throughout the bike.

It features a hydroformed 6061 T6 Alloy frame and Chase Edge tapered leg cro-mo forks.

New this year is a new 90-points-of-engagement sealed bearing cassette hub and a smattering of other good stuff like 180mm Chase Edge alloy cranks and Tioga PowerBlock/PowerBand tires.

edge2017-cruiser-profil

Have a peek below for the relevant specs:

  • Head angle: 74°
  • Seat angle: 71°
  • Top tube: 21.5″
  • Chain stay: 14.5″
  • BB height: 12″




Fairdale goes green with 2017 TAJ cruiser

3 08 2016

Fairdale gave Taj Mihelich’s signature model cruiser a new look for 2017.

Sporting an “army green” colorway, somewhat reminiscent of the original Sunday Model C frame color, it’s ready for whatever you can throw at.

2017 Fairdale Taj CruiserSporting a full chromo frame & fork (available separately as a f&f set), it’s big enough to sit down and pedal on but still “BMX-y” enough get in a little shreddin’ along the way.

 

 





Truth BMX gets street with new 26″

28 07 2016

Truth BMX have established themselves as an up-and-coming race brand with a full lineup of race-ready frames and components, including the eye-catching Main Event 24.

Now, with their strong race reputation intact, Truth BMX is turning their sights to the streets.

With race bikes being so purpose-specific these days, many riders opt to have a second bike to keep their race rides from getting thrashed when they’re out getting wild in the streets (or steezy at the trails).

It’s that line of thinking that brought about Truth BMX’s street lineup.

Of particular interest to us however is this street lineup includes a 26″ frame!

Truth 26 side

Available in red, blue and black; the “Silver Spring” frames are full cromoly and feature double-butted top and bottom tubes.

Other notables? How about removable brake mounts and clearance for 2.4″ tires.

Truth 26 top front

Peep the rest of the specs:

  • 74.9 degree head angle
  • 71 degree seat tube angle
  • 22″ top tube
  • 15.90″ chain stay
  • 11.81″ standover.
  • Mid bottom bracket
  • 14mm dropouts (8mm thick)

Hit up Truth BMX for the rest of the deets.





First look: 2017 SE 26” PK Ripper Looptail

27 07 2016

The 2017 SE 26″ PK Ripper Looptail sure ticks off all the “retro-fabulous” buttons.

This limited edition cruiser sports a “black sparkle” colorway that’s designed to dazzle in the sun and is chock-full of old-school goodies, including:

  • Cowboy Cut forks
  • “Super Big Honkin” Cruiser bars
  • Redline Flight cranks & sprocket
  • Vee Tire Co x SE Racing Cub tanwall tires.

All in all, pretty cool.

Did I mention the full padset?

I told you this one had all the retro credentials.

2017 26” PK Ripper Looptail(Picture: SE Bikes)








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