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Top ten of 2011

31 12 2011

Wow, it seems like 2011 flew by.

So before we ring in the new year, let’s check out the top ten things that went down in 2011.

10. Sunday and S&M kicked off the year by introducing two of the most of the popular frames out there right now: the Sunday Wave-C and S&M 24″ Dirt Bike.

9. This was quickly followed by news that a lot of people had been waiting for: 24″ forks with front brake mounts. S&M was first to market with their 24 “Pitchforks with 990 mounts which was quickly followed by Sunday’s 24″ forks with 990 mounts (although they were testing prototypes much earlier).

8. Some great 24″ flatland vids surfaced almost immediately after from Joe Cicman and Danny Sirkin. (Could this be related somehow to #9?) Heck, even flatland legend Bobby Fisher surfaced a few months later riding flatland on a Sunday Model-C.

7. Low-rise traditional handlebars for cruisers dying off.  The tall handlebar trend is firmly established in the freestyle end of 24″ bmx but it looks like it starting to take hold in racing too. MattyJo Shelley (of BMXActionOnline) tried it out on his race bike in a special guest post and he found taller bars had advantages for racing too.

6. “Older” guys  continued to make their presence felt in BMX on their 24″ bikes.  From the older cruiser classes in racing to a skatepark rider proving that age is just a number it’s great to see that there is no age cut-off for having fun!

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5. DK introduced a line of bikes in Wal-Mart, including a 24″ version of the General Lee. Is this good or bad for BMX? The jury is still out.

4.  Mongoose, Stolen and InDust introduced new 24s to the scene. Great to see companies responding to the demand for bigger wheeled BMXs.

3. Cruiser Revolution celebrated its 3-year anniversary this year. A great milestone and a testament to the great cruiser community that is continuing to grow.

2.  The 4130 rides. I was lucky enough to participate in the 4130 Sin Series ride in Las Vegas back in September and it was one of the best times I have ever had on my bike.  Bombing the streets with a couple hundred of your fellow BMXers is something everyone has to do at least once.

1. Having a good time on your bike. Sure, it’s fun to debate the pros and cons of how tall your handlebars are, talk about the latest parts and comment on the latest video edit but when it comes right down to it, when you’re out there riding none of that really matters. Whether its with your bros, your kids or just by yourself, you can leave your worries behind and let the good times roll as soon as you step on those pedals.

Happy New Year!

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16 responses

31 12 2011
Jon Faure

I’ve always loved to follow your posts! Looking forward to the Cruiser Revolution continuing in 2012!

1 01 2012
Ian

Happy new year too.
Many thanks for keeping this website/blog going. At 40 I feel born again! My bank account is a little lower but my bars are higher and my TT longer. On that note I’m off to ride my new Wave C.

1 01 2012
Steve

I feel…I feel….I feel…..I feel happy of myself!

Happy New Year. Long may the Revolution continue.

1 01 2012
CroMag

Keep those wheels rolling and Happy New Year!

1 01 2012
QuebraRegra

Happy New Year! Much respect to the effort put into Cruiser Revolution, you’re doing a great job keeping the kidz like me informed. 🙂

1 01 2012
Scott

Great post and love the site content. I am planning on riding Joyride 150 in the spring I’ll drop you a line when I do.

3 01 2012
Buddy

That kid rules.

3 01 2012
bobbyp

Happy New Year!

3 01 2012
tony s

Just discovered the site,rode in the 80’s on a raleigh aero pro burner(uk) and a hoffman taj in the 90’s.Want to get a complete,p24 or stolen saint,anyone ridden/abused one of those,cheers.

4 01 2012
Buddy

I have a p24,bent the cranks once and forks twice.If I was you I would go for the new model c complete.The stolen looks ok but the tt is shorter.

3 01 2012
Jon Faure

I’m always looking forward to your next post. Keep them coming!

4 01 2012
tony s

Like the sunday but specs say it isnt full cromo but neither is the stolen,thats why i like the p24 but if the forks bend? Plus i can get a stolen for£300 at the minute.

4 01 2012
bobbyp

This brings up the perfect point of “just because it says full chromoly does not mean it is better.” If you grew up riding in the 80’s you were constantly told that chromoly is better than steel. But as this post mentions….it is 2012!!! Things are a lot different in the bicycle word now than 20 years ago.
The forks on the Model C are full chromoly with a 1 piece steer tube. Very strong. The cranks on the Model C are full chromoly. Very strong. Yes, the frame is not 100% chromoly but it is still a strong frame. For the price of a new P24 you could get the Sunday complete and upgrade the frame to a full lifetime guarantied 41Thermal heat treated aftermarket Wave C frame and still be right about at the same price (according to the pricing on Specialized’s website).

4 01 2012
tony s

In the uk a model c complete is £480 best price and a p24 £380. I suppose ive been conditioned to expect chromoly to be the “ultimate” frame material. I would love a model c but funds are tight at the moment so i may have to wait. Thats why the stolen seems a good deal.

5 01 2012
Buddy

Well the Saint does come in Black and Gold,WHO DAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!But I would still get the Sunday complete instead.

23 01 2012
Danny Sirkin Superfan

So incredible!
Number 8 is number 1!

Cruiser Revolution is awesome!!!!

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