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.

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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)





First look: 2017 GT Performer Pro 26

21 07 2016

It may be “throwback thursday” but the 2017 GT Performer Pro 26 looks much more than just a mere throwback…it’s the classic GT Performer re-imagined as modern-day 26″ cruiser.

BMXUnion.com got the sneak peek of the 2017 GT lineup earlier this week and part of that lineup is this super-sized version of the GT Performer.

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Available in blue or white, it features a full cro-mo frame, fork and handlebar.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-whiteAnd while it has been updated with modern touches like 990-style brakes and a threadless headset there are still plenty of retro nods to keep the old schoolers happy.

Such notables include the classic Power Series cranks…

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…and the iconic pierced seat tube and platform.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-seat-stayThe mohawk hubs are also a nice touch and add to the old school look of the bike.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-front-hubTop it all off with some 8os throwback graphics and you’ve got one cool looking ride.

If I was being nit-picky I would say I kinda wish they would’ve run a caliper brake on the back of the fork …Eddie Fiola-style…to round out the look.

But that’s an easy fix.

Face it, if you’re the old school type that would be interested in the Performer Pro…you’ve probably got an old Dia-Compe MX-1000 kicking around the garage anyway.

All in all, a cool “retro-inspired” bike from GT.

(All pics: BMXUnion.com)





First look: 2017 SE Floval Flyer

20 07 2016

The SE Floval Flyer has been a perennial favorite around here since we first tested the flagship race cruiser from SE so many years ago.

And with new SE models slowly being rolled out, we’ve been waiting anxiously to see what the 2017 model would look like.

Well, the pictures are out and it looks great.

There’s definitely some shiny goodness here.

2017 SE Floval Flyer

Weighing in at a more-than-respectable 22.7 lbs…this complete looks ready to race.

The bike is kitted it out with Alienation rims, Tioga Powerblock tires, Promax brakes & stem, and a lightweight Pivotal seat/seatpost setup.

Built around built around a 6066 aluminum frame (with the distinctive “floval”  bi-oval downtube), internally-machined integrated head tube and 3D-forged dropouts…it’s hard to go wrong here.

2017 SE Floval Flyer front closeup

And if you’re wondering about the decals over the welds…they’re under the clear coat. They’re not going anywhere.

List price is $699 (US).

Time to start bugging your SE dealer.

(All pics: SE Bikes)





The righteousness of the Philly rideout

14 07 2016

Todd Lyons hit up Philly to find out what all the hype was about regarding the “Bike Life” movement and the Philly rideout in particular.

What he found?

Philly rideout

Big crews, big wheelies and even bigger fun.

We need more of this.

Check it.





What’s New Wednesday

13 07 2016

You might have noticed a new icon (“Big&Tall”) in the website’s sidebar over the past few days.

If you haven’t clicked on it, let me give you the lowdown on what its about.

It’s a new project I’m experimenting with…a blog called BigAndTallBMX. The focus is going to be about big setups and tall riders.

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Essentially, if you’re a tall rider shredding on a 20 or 22″ you’re probably going to find something to capture your attention. (Cruiser Revolution will still cover 24″ (and bigger) BMX riding.)

It’s early days right now but so far you’ll find stuff on:

Check it out.





Al Cayne peeps the Truth Main Event 24

12 07 2016

Last summer we got the scoop on an up-and-coming BMX company called Truth BMX .

Based out of Maryland and run by two brothers, Eric and Tony Spears, the company was quickly making a name for themselves in the race scene.

What initially caught our eye back then were their cool looking 24″ race frames.

Well, it appears they caught the attention of Al Cayne as well.

Truth BMX Main Event Pro XL 24

At the recent Stars & Stripes National, Cayne caught up with Eric Spears to do a bike check of Eric’s built up Truth Main Event Pro XL 24.

Looks like Cayne is ready to embrace the Truth too!

Check it.