Checking off all the boxes

17 03 2017

When you’re putting together a Friday blog post, it’s important to check off all the boxes.

  • Is there a rad picture? Check.
  • Does it fit with the #flashbackfriday hashtag? Check. Wayne Keller getting rad (with an old school trick, no less) a couple years back.
  • Does it fit with a second hashtag (bonus points)? Check. The green bike qualifies this as a #stpatricksday post.

So much winning.

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Working on the night moves

3 02 2017

I don’t know how much Bob Seger Roma Abramov listens to…

…but in this clip, just like a young Bob Seger, he’s working on his night moves.

Radness.

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26″ Cult x VANS tires at the beach

26 01 2017

Cult Bikes and Vans just dropped a video of street phenomenon, Dakota Roche, trying out the 26″ Cult x Vans collab tire.

The tires we checked out last year at Interbike and come stock on the 26″ Cult Devotion.

You would think that Dak would just grab the 26″ Devotion to test out the tires…but Dak had other plans.

Dak went in a bit of a different direction…mounting them on something a bit more “beach-inspired”.

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I won’t say that hilarity ensued…but it is kinda amusing.

Check it.





2017 WTP Atlas gets some Wow factor

5 09 2016

The 2017 We The People (WTP) Atlas is getting a little added “Wow factor” this model year with a new candy apple red paint job.

Topped off with chrome and polished parts from WTP and SaltPlus, this 24″ is a real looker.

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It’s a bit reminiscent, in colorway terms, of the 2011 Avenger.

Of course The Avenger,  as you might recall from last year’s Interbike coverage, has now morphed into a 26″ retro-style cruiser in the WTP lineup.

But I digress…

The Atlas, besides its eye-catching new candy apple colorway, hasn’t changed much in the geo/specs department since the previous model year.

But in the case of the Atlas, there isn’t much need to.

It sports a full cromo frame, fork and handlebar.

The specs are also on point:

  • Head tube: 74 degrees
  • Seat tube angle: 72 degrees
  • Top tube length: 22″
  • Chain stay: 14.6″
  • BB height: 12.7″
  • Stand over height: 9.7″

The roomy 22″ top tube, high-but-not-too-high bb, and short-ish chain-stays suggest this might be just the ticket if you’re looking for a more trails-oriented 24 (the Kenda “Small Block 8” tires are also another hint in this direction).

It’s hard to go wrong with this bike…and with its eye-catching new colorway, it’s kinda hard to resist.

 

(Video: Rider Paul Thoelen. Filmed by Callum Earnshaw)





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.

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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.

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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.

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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.





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.