Sneak Peek: 2014 We The People Atlas 24

28 08 2013

After a two-year hiatus, We The People has brought back a 24-inch into its lineup (for 2014).

Going by the name, “The Atlas”, We The People’s new 24″ is a bit of a departure from the 2011 Avenger.

Whereas the 2011 edition sported geometry similar to the Sunday Model-C (high bottom bracket,  shorter top tube), the 2014 edition is reminiscent of the specs/geometry found on the Liquid Feedback frame (moderately high bottom bracket, longer top tube).

WTP Atlas 24

Here’s what we know so far (spec-wise)

Head Angle: 74 degrees

Seat Angle: 72 degrees

Top tube: 22″

Chain stay:  14.6″

Bottom bracket height: 12.7″

Standover height: 9.7″

Handlebars: 7.5″ X 28.2″

atlas 24

The frame is full 4130 cro-mo with removable pivots/guides and integrated chain tensioners.

The fork is a Salt Plus (Magic 24) that features Sanko tubing, CNC steerer and investment cast drops.

Hoping to get a closer look at this at Interbike.

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Big wheel bonanza in September BMX Plus

22 08 2013

On again and off again, running hot and cold on cruisers, it’s an ongoing theme with BMX Plus magazine.

One minute they’re showing some love for cruisers, the next they’re running a cover story called “Cruising into Oblivion: The Death of the 24“.

The BMX world’s longest running magazine can be a cruel mistress.

It’s enough to make a grown man cry.

Now in the latest issue (September), it looks like Plus is trying to kickstart the love affair again.

With a coverline that calls September “The Big Issue” and “Race and Freestyle Cruisers put to the test” getting top billing you just know something’s up.

BMX Plus Big IssueInside the magazine, they have–be still my heart–a freestyle cruiser shootout!

Granted, we suggested that they do this way back in 2010 but it’s nice to see it finally happening.

The DK Cygnus, the Sunday Model-C and Stolen Saint are all reviewed, complete with some pretty good riding shots.

BMX Plus Freestyle Cruiser ShootoutOn the race side of things, Plus takes the Redline Proline 24 out for a test drive.   A solid review with, again, some good riding shots.

BMX Plus Redline Proline Test

To cap things off and round out the big wheel bonanza, there is a DK ad on the backcover, featuring its Sentry 24.

24in DK Sentry adWill this renewed love for the cruiser last this time?

I guess we’ll have to watch the newstand to find out.





Sneak Peek: 2014 Sunday Model-C

17 08 2013

Sunday teamed up with Defgrip yesterday to preview the 2014 lineup of Sunday Bikes.

The ground-breaking Model-C is still in the lineup and looks better than ever.

Take a sneak peek of what’s in store from Sunday in 2014.

2014 Sunday Model-C completeAnd here’s a closer look at some of the components.

2014 Model-C complete closeups

Nice looking complete.

(No word yet on when the 2014 model will be made available.)





The SE PK Ripper gets supersized

14 08 2013

Todd Lyons has been busy.

With all the cool new rides for 2014 that he has been showing sneak peeks of …it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

This one definitely caught our attention though.

It’s the classic SE PK Ripper, supersized.

2014 SE 26 PKRIPPER completeA mix of old school and new school (with a pronounced lean toward the old school), this 26-inch PK Ripper features Floval tubing,  a looptail rear end and diamond dropouts.

2014 SE 26 PK RIPPER looptail

Top it off with a polished frame, classic SE blue components and…wait for it…Oakley B-1B grips in a custom SE colorway(!)

2014 SE 26 PK RIPPER headtube. jpgAn eye-catcher for sure!

Looking forward to checking this one out up close at Interbike.

Here’s the specs:

TOP TUBE, ACTUAL 22.2″
SEAT TUBE 15″
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73°
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71°
CHAINSTAY 17.4″
WHEELBASE 42″
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 11.8″
SEAT POST DIAMETER 27.2mm




The scoop on the GT Interceptor 24

8 08 2013

Crazy Al Cayne caught up with GT Bicycles product manager, Jason Halverson recently at Trumbull BMX to get the inside line on the new Interceptor 24 from GT.

I was stoked to see Al’s bike check post because my interest has been piqued ever since the ads started appearing in PULL magazine touting the “100% Chromoly” Interceptor Race Line.

GT Interceptor 24

Turns out that GT has taken some elements of its freestyle frames, like the dropouts and the larger downtube, and worked them into the Interceptor.  This is In addition to design tweaks to reduce flex and keep it race-ready. All in an effort to make a bike that’s equally at home at the track and the trails.

GT Interceptor dropout

With S&M and Standard pretty much cornering the chromoly race frame market, it’s cool to see a mainline race brand re-embrace its roots and put out a quality chromoly race bike.

What do you think?

Check out http://www.BMXHOOD.com for more pictures and details from Al Cayne and the Interceptor 24.





Which way to the beach?

1 08 2013

I dunno, things have been far too busy these past few days–between the day job and other things–it’s starting to harsh my vibe.

It’s supposed to be the lazy, hazy days of summer after all, right?

Time to mellow things out.

This Stolen BMX video always puts me in a chill mood.

Sean Morr and JJ Anderwald cruising around Venice Beach, just jibbing and pulling a few tricks.

I need a session like this.

How ’bout you?

See ya at the beach.

stolen-saint-venice JJ Anderwald(JJ Anderwald cruising Venice Beach)