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A new Stolen 29 sounds just fine

20 11 2018

Stolen Bikes dropped a little teaser the other day regarding a new bike they have in the works.

The image was a bit cloudy…but the hashtag #29 was a bit more definitive.

Looks the  Saint XLT 24 and the Zeke XLT 26 are gonna have a 29″ big brother!

No word yet on specs, geo or release dates…but my interest has definitely been piqued.

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Souping up the SE STR-29

5 11 2016

The SE STR-29 turned our heads from the very first time we spotted it.

A classic 20″ frame, reimagined as a 29″ complete….it was one cool looking bike…and as Stompin’ Stu (the ST in STR) demonstrated, a more-than-capable wheelie machine.

However, as cool as it looks out of the box, it’s always interesting to see how someone customizes their bike to suit their tastes.

Yet we just haven’t seen much of that to this point with the STR-29. Actually of all the ones I’ve seen, they’ve been bone-stock.

But that all changed this week.

SE shared a picture in their social media feeds of Clyde Akers STR-29…and he definitely souped it up.

str-29-clyde-akers

With fresh paint, a liberal sprinkling of gold ano and larger tire* in the front…you definitely have a fresh take on the original factory-version STR-29.

Love me some gold ano!

 

*shucks, it’s not a tanwall

 

(All pics: SE Bikes)





Scoping out the SE STR-29

5 04 2016

Well, the cat’s out of the bag.

Todd Lyons had been dropping hints leading up to the Spring Fling in Florida (that happened this past weekend).

He had something special that he wanted to showcase.

And he brought Stu Thomsen along for the occasion.

That “something” was the reintroduction of the STR (Stu’s signature frame back in the day).

But this wasn’t just a simple re-pop…this STR has evolved!

This STR is a 29-incher!

(Hence the name – STR-29.)

SE STR-29 Stu & BuffThat’s Stu and the STR-29 on the right (Who’s that guy on the left? He looks pretty Buff)

The frame design is pretty trick.

The double down-tubes begin at the head tube, wrap underneath the bottom bracket, continue around the looptail (!) rear dropouts and then connect again on the top tube.

SE STR-29 bottomWhen I shared the first pic of the STR-29 on the CR Facebook page, a couple people questioned the 29″ size.

I kinda wondered about it too.

Then I remembered a comment I had seen in the past (from The Mayor of Hollywood, perhaps?) that the 29″ Big Ripper was an awesome wheelie machine.

No sooner had that thought crossed my mind…this picture popped up on my feed.

SE STR-29 Stu & DBlocks wheelie actionStu and DBlocks getting their wheelie on.

It appears that my suspicions that the STR-29 being an extraordinary wheelie machine were confirmed.

I’m sure we’re going to be hearing more about the SE STR-29 in the weeks and months ahead.

(Pictures: Todd Lyons/SE)