Mirraco 20Forty gets a new look

6 08 2010

Ride BMX recently posted something on the 2011 Mirraco lineup that  included their 24″ complete, the 20forty. Looks pretty good in the flat black and red (the two different coloured wheels is a cool touch too).

Here’s the rundown of the specs (so far):

  • integrated headset
  • full chromoly bars and fork
  • three-piece chromoly crankset
  • sealed mid BB
  • Black Label Graduate plastic pedals
  • Black Label Slimfast 25t alloy sprocket
  • 21.3″ top tube

Mirraco is in the process of updating their site, so I suspect full bike specs will be posted when that goes live.

I’m little leery that there’s no mention of the frame material while the bars and fork are listed as full chromoly. I’m hoping that’s just an oversight and not a case where some high-ten steel tubing is getting snuck  in. If anybody has an “in” at Mirraco to find out, let me know.





Rally driver backflips Dave Mirra’s cruiser

13 02 2009

BMX cruisers…they’re not just for coffee runs anymore. Dave Mirra recently loaned rally car driver Matt Johnson a cruiser (the one he uses for coffee runs) to ride in his warehouse.  Apparently, Matt is a quick study…stomping a backflip like it was nuthin’.





An army of giants take over the trails

21 01 2009

McGoo, an industry insider from way back in the day, has seen it all..from Martin Aparijo doing infinity rolls to street riders wearing girl jeans to everything in between….his ascerbic answers to dumb reader mail questions were one of the highlights of Ride magazine in its early days. McGoo is now the driving force over at SNAFU and has a pretty good take on things on the industry. I check out the SNAFU blog from time to time and noticed that they have  a little something on the new bike in their “test stable”: the Mirraco Icon 20Forty.

mirraco-icon-20forty

They’ve spec’d it out with all sorts of goodies like the new OLA sprocket and prototype Splitter stem in bronze ano. Squint and you’ll see them in the picture above.

But perhaps the most interesting thing about the post is what he leaves till the end:

Mirraco isn’t the only progressive BMX company to offer a 24-inch trail/street bike for older and taller riders: Fit Bike Co., Subrosa and Haro also have two-fours in their quiver, and according to insiders at all these companies, they can’t keep ’em in stock. Does this mean an army of giants might take over the trails in 2009? Who knows. All we know for sure is this: 24-inch BMX bikes are fun to ride, and that’s good enough for us.

The italics are mine but I can’t help but share the sentiment… 2009 is going to be a big year for cruisers…there are just so many good options available now.  Older, taller riders (as well as everyone else) are starting to see how much fun they are to ride and are jumping on the bandwagon. Is an army of giants going to take over the trails in 2009? There very well might be…that is, when they are not taking over the streets, racetracks and skateparks.