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Subrosa debuts double top tube 26″

30 06 2018

Subrosa’s latest cruiser offering looks a bit like a mashup of some of their past cruiser hits.

The Subrosa Malum DTT 26″ brings together the coolness of the Subrosa DTT TTWOFOUR with Subrosa lineup mainstay, the 26″ Malum.

It features full Cro-mo frame, fork and handlebars (which are 4-piece…hey now!)

In terms of geo/specs, it doesn’t depart much from past Malum 26 models.

For reference, that works out to the following:

  • Head angle: 72 degrees
  • Seat angle: 73 degrees
  • Top tube: 22″
  • Chain stay: 16″
  • Stand over: 14.75″

Subrosa also rounded out their new 26er with aftermarket parts from Rant and The Shadow Conspiracy. (For more detail, click here.)

Color options are black or (pictured above) slime green.

These are dropping at Subrosa dealers right now, so if you’re in the market for a unique looking 26″ bike, this could be the ticket!

 

Pictures: Subrosa

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Collabs, Retros and 26″ Cruisers

29 09 2016

We’ve talked about collabs, Retros and 26″ Cruisers before…but at this year’s Interbike they really came to the fore.

In some cases, certain bikes had a more than one of these things going on at the same time.

Subrosa got on the “collab cab” earlier this year with their collaboration with Slayer.

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They had a range of sizes on display in their booth, including a 26″ cruiser. Cool color way, graphics…the whole bit.

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Apparently the Slayer-emblazoned seat is also going to be available as an aftermarket item too…kinda stoked on that.

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They also had their own 26″ Subrosa Malum on display.

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Haro continued their push into the retro market with with a number of updated classics (all 20s) from the 80s “golden era” of freestyle. Unfortunately, no cruisers…with the exception of the 24″ Downtown we featured in yesterday’s post.

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SE, of course, is no stranger to the retro or collaboration game.

The STR-29 brings back the old school era Stu Thomsen STR frame, re-imagined as comfortable riding 29er.

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Likewise, SE ups the collaboration game with another 29er in the form of the Public Enemy Big Ripper.

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And the 26″ We The People Avenger…it’s so retro it has a threaded headset!

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GT is also dipping their toes into these trends.

GT, with the help of industry icon Ben Ward, brought back the classic Pro Performer…this time as a 26″.

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As we discussed in the previous post on the 26″ Pro Performer, this bad boy is tricked out with the iconic Power Series cranks, Mohawk hubs and other goodies.

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The rep that I talked to was — as he should be — pretty stoked on it.

In our conversation, he also dropped a line that seems to perfectly encapsulate what seems to be pushing this drive back to the classics:

We’re pulling on the heartstrings to open the purse strings

No doubt about it.

It looks like all these trends have staying power.

We’ve been talking about 26″ cruisers moment in the sun for years now.

More and more companies are also seeing the market respond to the retro-oriented bikes and accessories.

And the collaboration game…that’s just adding a whole other layer to things.

With all these trends starting to intersect at this year’s show, it will be interesting to see how things continue to evolve in the year ahead.





Thinking ahead to Interbike

28 08 2014

With less than two weeks to go until Interbike, the bicycle industry’s biggest shindig, I find myself musing about what’s going to be on display this year.

Thought Bubble

I suspect the 26″ cruiser is going to be grabbing a bit of the limelight this year, given the recent sneak peeks of the Fairdale Taj and the Subrosa Malum.

Stolen also turned some heads last year with their 26″ Zeke (and their impressive showing off 24″ completes and aftermarket 24″ parts).  What will they have up their sleeve this year?

Will the 22″ wheel movement continue to grow legs? Felt made the first foray of the big bike companies into the 22″ world with their 22″ complete. I heard rumblings from other company reps that they were thinking about doing the same thing…will 2015 be the model year when this happens?

On the race side of the equation…will companies finally make a push with the OS20 (over-sized 20) bikes? The rumour mill has been steady that different companies have been looking at trying this concept out…maybe this year they will see the light of day.

Interbike press

There’s plenty more that I want to check out at this year’s Interbike show…this is just off the top of my head.

What are you interested in seeing?