Is Prophecy releasing a 24″ carbon frame?

4 12 2012

After all the hype the Redline Project 79 kit generated last year, I was sure that Redline would take what they had learned with the 20″ frame and quickly parlay that into a 24″ version.

I’m sure that former cruiser champ and Redline team member, “Gorgeous George” Goodall was hoping for that too.

However, to date there hasn’t been a peep from the Redline about doing this.

Now it looks like Prophecy BMX has beat them to the punch.

According to Red Division, Prophecy is coming out with a 24″ version of their carbon Scud Pro frame.

Pictures are scarce, so currently all we have as a visual is the 20″ frame.

Prophecy Scud frame

According to the spec sheet I found on their site, the 24″ features:

  • 73.5 degree head angle
  • 71 degree seat angle
  • 21.5″ top tube
  • 15.25″ chainstays

(For more specs, check out this PDF on their site.)

Curious to see if these become a hot item at the race track.

No word yet on availability but I will pass along any news or developments I hear of.





(Really) old guys who ride

22 07 2011

Spotted this on the Red Division blog: a post about the 61 & over Cruiser class!

Talk about inspiration…I’ve gotta hand it to these guys…I hope I’m still out there mixing it up and having fun on my BMX bike in my 60s.

Here’s a couple pics of the guys in the article.

Craig Page (61)

George Williams (63)

It kinda proves the old adage:

We don’t stop riding because we get old, we get old because we stop riding. 

Cheers to all the (really) old guys that ride…it’s awesome to see you guys on your bikes having fun and proving that the thrills and excitement of BMX never gets old.





Renthal reboots the race cruiser bar

16 03 2011

While many in the BMX race world cling for dear life to traditional cruiser bars, it looks like Renthal is ready to mix things up.

A relative newcomer to the BMX race scene, Renthal has long history in motocross.

Red Division, my cruiser blog brother from another (Spanish) mother, is reporting that Keith Wilson from Dialed Bikes is sporting a pair of prototype Renthal bars with a bolt-on crossbar reminiscent of its motorcycle bars. (Keith placed 4th in 45+ cruiser at the 2010 World Cup. )

I have to wonder if there are flex and/or durability issues. It seems to work for them in the motorcycle world so I’m very interested to see how this type of handlebar fares in the bar-banging world of BMX racing.