Spring Fling Sneak Peeks

3 04 2017

The annual “Spring Fling” happened down in Florida this past weekend and from all indications it looked like it was off the hook (Do people still say that?).

In addition to bringing together a bunch of rowdy BMXers, it was also where quite a few 2018 sneak peeks went down.

SE bikesTodd Lyons brought a bunch of cruisers from their yet-to-be-released lineup and he wasn’t shy about showing them off.

Some bikes have changed in size for 2018, like the Mike Buff Looptail…which now rolls out with 29″ wheels…

…and the Stu Thomsen STR…which is now in a available in a 26″ version.

The Cycle Squad Maniacs were on hand showcasing the new eye-popping SE Factory Squad threads. (You’re not going to miss this race kit!)

Todd Lyons and rrdblocks also showcased the wheelie proficiency of the new Big Flyers (available in two different colorways).

I think I’m most stoked on the STR-26…or maybe it’s just that picture of Stompin’ Stu roosting on it!


Sneak peek: Tribute prototype tease

24 04 2015

Tribute Bikes put the word out yesterday that they have a new prototype 24″ frame, ready for testing.

While specs have yet to be finalized, it looks like some details have been more or less confirmed (at least if the specs in the teaser image are correct…).

Here’s what we know so far (spec-wise):

  • Top tube: 21.98″
  • Chain stay: 14.25″
  • Stand-over: 9.5″
  • Bottom bracket: 13″ (TBD)

Other notables?

Well, how about Reynolds 853 tubing, removable brake mounts, and a “top-secret chain stay yoke”?

Hmm…I wonder what the scoop is on that last part.

Tribute 24inch prototypeLooks pretty interesting, in any event.

Hopefully we’ll see Tribute rider, Mike Leonard on one of these soon for some street-level torture testing.


Redline reboots the PL-24 as a 26″

17 04 2015

Redline has let the cat out of the bag…they’re rebooting the iconic PL-24  as a 26″ cruiser. In their words, with a “modern take on the classic.”

Do you think that “modern take” extends to the geometry? We’ll have to see.

If you’re in Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic this weekend, get yourself a sneak peek at the Redline booth where it will be on display. (And if you do happen to be there…be a pal and get some more deets and photos for us, OK?)

Here’s a pic of the PL-26 that Redline has been sharing on social media.

Redline PL-26 sneak peek

And here’s a look at the original Redline PL-24, taken from the pages of the legendary BMX Action magazine.

Those levers, tho.

Zoot scootin’ indeed.


New photo that Redline has been circulating.

Redline PL-26 update

Sneak Peek: 2015 Sunday Model C AM Plus

3 06 2014

Sunday Bikes put out an early look at their 2015 lineup of completes this week.

The 24″ that made such an impact to the cruiser world when it was introduced (so many years ago), the Model C, is still in the lineup.

2015 Sunday model-c

Listed as the Model C AM Plus now, it hasn’t departed too much from last year’s model, with the exception of a new look for 2015.  There’s a lot more chrome this time around, including chrome handlebars and forks.

2015 sunday model-c-closeups

Here’s some of the key specs:

FRAME: 22″ TT, Chromoly Down Tube and Head Tube
FORK: 24″ Fork w/ 2PC Chromoly Steerer Tube and Dropouts
HANDLEBAR: 24UMPH XL Replica 7.75″ x 28″, 12° Back, 4° Up
STEM: Sunday Freeze Top-Load Stem 52mm
BRAKES: Odyssey Springfield
GRIPS: Odyssey Gary Young Signature
SEAT/SEAT POST: Sunday Tripod
SPROCKET: Sunday , 25T, Steel
CRANKS: 175mm, 3-piece, Chromoly
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC
RIMS: Sunday Lightning Rim 36H
FRONT HUB: Sunday, Sealed, 36H, Female 3/8″ Axle
REAR HUB: Sunday, Sealed, 36H, 10T
TIRES: Innova 24 x 2.125″ (F & R)

The SE PK Ripper gets supersized

14 08 2013

Todd Lyons has been busy.

With all the cool new rides for 2014 that he has been showing sneak peeks of …it’s sometimes hard to keep up.

This one definitely caught our attention though.

It’s the classic SE PK Ripper, supersized.

2014 SE 26 PKRIPPER completeA mix of old school and new school (with a pronounced lean toward the old school), this 26-inch PK Ripper features Floval tubing,  a looptail rear end and diamond dropouts.

2014 SE 26 PK RIPPER looptail

Top it off with a polished frame, classic SE blue components and…wait for it…Oakley B-1B grips in a custom SE colorway(!)

2014 SE 26 PK RIPPER headtube. jpgAn eye-catcher for sure!

Looking forward to checking this one out up close at Interbike.

Here’s the specs: