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First look: S&M 29″ Pounding Beer forks

9 08 2018

As surprising as it is to see a 29″ fork from S&M Bikes, this is legit!

Apparently despite the popularity of 29″ cruisers from SE Bikes, 29″ replacement forks are hard to come by.

Sensing a market opportunity, the guys at S&M stepped in (stepped up?) to answer the call. Sporting  similar styling and a name that’s reminiscent (or at least rhymes) with the iconic “Landing Gear” this is now available for order from Planet BMX.

Dubbed the “Pounding Beer” fork, it’s a bit tongue in cheek…but would you expect anything less from S&M?

Available in white, black or chrome-plated.

 

 

 

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DK debuts 2019 Legend Retro Cruiser 26”

1 08 2018

For 2019, DK has opted for something new, something old-school-ish.

The Legend Retro Cruiser, a new addition to their lineup of completes,  sports 26″ wheels, throwback looptail stays and a chromoly main frame with a “show chrome” finish.

For an old school fan (like myself) it hits you with all the feels.

However, a closer look reveals that there’s plenty of new school tech as well to keep things rolling smooth and true.

The Legend Retro Cruiser parts package includes: double-wall rims, sealed bearings (throughout) and cro-mo 3-piece cranks.

Spec/geo wise, you’re looking at:

  • Head Angle: 72.5 degrees
  • Seat Angle: 72 degrees
  • Top Tube: 22.4″
  • Chain Stay: 16.5″

(For the complete breakdown, visit the (DK site)

A pretty cool package for around $449 (US). Hit up your local DK dealer for a test drive/wheelie.





Blue Monday: Fairdale reveals ’19 Taj color

16 07 2018

If you were on the Cruiser Revolution Facebook page over the weekend you might have already seen this.

Fairdale has revealed the 2019 colorway for the Taj Cruiser and it is looking nice! (This color is right up my alley.)

No word if anything has changed much from the previous year’s edition (geo and specs) but from a quick look above it seems like Fairdale is sticking with the tried and true.

Which is great because that means you can still pull off daring stunts like the one below without too much trouble.

Radical!

 

Pics: Fairdale





Subrosa debuts double top tube 26″

30 06 2018

Subrosa’s latest cruiser offering looks a bit like a mashup of some of their past cruiser hits.

The Subrosa Malum DTT 26″ brings together the coolness of the Subrosa DTT TTWOFOUR with Subrosa lineup mainstay, the 26″ Malum.

It features full Cro-mo frame, fork and handlebars (which are 4-piece…hey now!)

In terms of geo/specs, it doesn’t depart much from past Malum 26 models.

For reference, that works out to the following:

  • Head angle: 72 degrees
  • Seat angle: 73 degrees
  • Top tube: 22″
  • Chain stay: 16″
  • Stand over: 14.75″

Subrosa also rounded out their new 26er with aftermarket parts from Rant and The Shadow Conspiracy. (For more detail, click here.)

Color options are black or (pictured above) slime green.

These are dropping at Subrosa dealers right now, so if you’re in the market for a unique looking 26″ bike, this could be the ticket!

 

Pictures: Subrosa





Gettin’ radical on the Haro Group 1 RS2

23 05 2018

Haro continues to re-up the retro with their bike lineup…this time with the soon-to-be-released Group 1 RS2.

This 80s-inspired cruiser is going to be available in late summer in 24, 26 & 29 inch models.

To get the hype going, Haro team manager Joey Cobbs took the 24″ Group 1 RS2 for a ride and shared the results on Instagram and Facebook.

And despite being a race-style cruiser, Cobbs had no problem getting his shred on. In fact, it kinda reminded me of when the BMX Action test crew would take race cruisers and test them by taking them jumping and riding half pipes.

Cobbs was definitely in more of a “street session” mode vs. “snapping gates” mode with this ride.

Which makes these pictures so much more fun.

Hope to see more teaser shots (and maybe a video?…wink,wink; nudge, nudge) like this in the future for Haro’s new cruiser.

 





2019 Zeke XLT: two new colorways

9 04 2018

Stolen mixed things up with two new colorway options for the 2019 Stolen Zeke XLT.

One option is an eye-popping “yellow jacket” colorway.

I’m not sure if they took cues from some of the race frames out there currently…but that yellow, along with the new graphics, definitely reminded of that.

The second option is definitely more stealth. “Black with Urban Camo”. The urban camo part comes from the black & white camo tires on this version. An interesting look for sure!

The Zeke XLT is all Cro-mo, features 100% sealed components and 48-spline cranks, and now sports a new longer 300mm Pivotal post for you to raise up if you just want to sit and cruise (or wheelie).

Get the full spec breakdown here.

I think I’m more partial to the yellow colorway.

What do you think?

 





First look: Kink Drifter 26

7 04 2018

The Kink Drifter is new to the Kink complete lineup in a couple of ways…one, it is a brand new model and two, it is Kink’s first – ever!– cruiser.

Sporting 26″ wheels, and a full cro-mo frame, fork and handlebar set up…it has the essentials covered.

In the looks deparment, it also checks the boxes…a Matte Guinness* Black colorway, complemented with  chrome-plated cranks and a brass headtube badge. Nice.

The Drifter features sealed bearings throughout to keep you rolling, and double wall rims front and rear to give you confidence when you’re boosting curb cuts.

Kink even went so far as to tap the headtube for Gyro tabs…so you can get your boomerang (or bar spin) on without a care, if that’s what you’re into.

Here’s the spec breakdown:

  • Head Tube Angle: 71°
  • Seat Tube Angle: 73°
  • Top Tube Length: 22.25″
  • Chainstay Length: 16″
  • Standover Height: 14″
  • Bottom Bracket Height: 12.25″
  • Fork Offset: 26mm

Solid first effort by Kink.

*drinking Guinness while assembling the bike is not required, but certainly recommended…at least by me.