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Haro goes retro in a big way

11 02 2014

Planet BMX dropped the news today that Haro Bikes is coming out with a 24″ Retro Freestyler MASTER.

Two version will be available: a spoked wheel version or a version with limited-edition 50th Anniversary Skyway Tuff Wheels

The Tuffs definitely up the cool factor…that’s for sure.

Haro retro 24in Master mag wheels

Set for release in the May / June period  I bet these bad boys are going to go quick.

But Haro didn’t stop there…they’re also releasing a 26″ version.

Yup, you read that right.

Haro retro 26in Master spoked wheels

Framesets will be available too

Don’t have the coin to drop on a complete? Or maybe just want to customize your own retro Master? They’ve got you covered too…framesets of the new retro Master will also be available (on the 24″ at least…not 100% sure on the 26).

Quite the cool offering by one of the oldest brands in the sport.

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Traveling Florida by cruiser

9 04 2013

Steve, a guy in the PlanetBMX shipping department, and Von (a good friend and fellow Floridian) left today for a couple hundred mile ride across the state of Florida on their cruisers.

Steve’s rolling on a Floval Flyer complete with Skyways and Von’s piloting a tricked-out S&M.

Steve Ride Across Florida

The plan is to make the epic ride, have some fun along the way and arrive at the 5th Annual Spring Fling in St Petersburg, Florida next Saturday.

Von Ride Across Florida

You can follow their progress over on the PlanetBMX Facebook page.

Pretty cool stuff.

Good luck guys!





Does the T/A stand for totally awesome?

13 01 2012

If you were on the Cruiser Revolution Facebook page over the Christmas holidays, you’re already in the loop on this.

If you weren’t, let me give you the scoop.

Back in 1982, Skyway came out with the  T/A frame. T/A stood for “Totally Aerodynamic” and featured teardrop-shaped tubing that made it an instant classic.

It was widely available as a 20″ and Skyway was said to have produced thousands over the years that it was available.

However, despite the 20’s popularity, Skyway decided to only produce a 24″ version in limited quantities. You pretty much had to be a factory rider like Richie “The Avalanche” Anderson to get a hold of one of these puppies.

This kind of exclusivity has made them a much sought-after item for collectors. You either had to be extremely lucky or have deep pockets to get a hold of one of the 24″ Skyway T/As.  (Being as hot as Eva Gabrielle didn’t hurt either.)

But now PlanetBMX and Skyway are working together to bring a 24″ Skyway to the masses.  It’s going to stay true to the original classic design but have a few modern elements thrown into the mix.

Check out the specs:

  • 22″ top tube
  • Euro BB
  • 1-1/8″ threadless headtube
  • V-brake mounts
  • Headtube angle- 73.5 degrees
  • Seat Tube angle- 73 degrees
  • Chainstay length- 15.4″ to 16.75″
  • BB Height- 12.3″

I just love the look of these frames…especially the chrome ones. Throw on some black Tuffs and some skinwall tires and you’ve got a serious looking machine on your hands.





Carhartt & We The People team up again

18 05 2009

Once again, Carhartt has teamed up with We The People to create a cool, retro-inspired BMX cruiser.

This limited edition 2009 model has a Chrome-Moly frame, Sky Tuff wheels, 3-piece crank and if I’m not mistaken, a leather (?) pad set.  This bike will turn heads for sure…

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