Sneak Peek: 2016 Volume Hessian

23 06 2015

Volume Bikes just released a sneak peek of the 2016 version of their 26″ Hessian Complete.

Available in Trans Red or Matte Raw, it’s an interesting blend of high and low…Chromoly Down tube frame, Odyssey components, and a mix of sealed and unsealed parts.

Certainly not a hard-core shredder like some of the other iterations of their previous 26″ models.

However, if you’re looking for a simple neighborhood cruiser for launching off curbs (and the like) this might just be the ticket.

Volume Bikes 2016 Hessian 26 red

Frame: Chromoly DT (22″ TT, 15.75″ CS)
Fork: 1pc Chromoly Steerer
Bars: Hi-Ten Steel  (6.75″ rise & 27″ wide)

Stem: Volume Staple V2 Top Load
Headset: Genesis Sealed Integrated
Seat/Post: VLM Fat Pivotal
Seat Clamp: Alloy Single Bolt
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield
Brake Cable: Odyssey Quik-Slic
Grips: Volume Flanged VLM Team

Cranks: Genesis Octagon 3-pc Tubular Chromoly 175mm
Chain ring: 25t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Mid 19mm
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted

Rims: Genesis 36h
Front Hub: Genesis Unsealed 3/8″
Rear Hub: Genesis Turbine Sealed 14 mm Cassette
Driver: Sealed 10t
Front/Rear Tire: Resist Nomad 26″ x 2.25″

Volume Hessian 26: coming this summer

29 05 2013

Ever since my Walnut Creek session aboard Buddy Sardenga’s old Volume Sledgehammer, I’ve been thinking about 26″ cruisers.

Following that session, I noticed Stephen Browning mentioned something about the new Volume Hessian 26 on the CR Facebook page, and my interest was piqued.

What does Volume have planned?

Word on the street is that Volume is retiring the much beloved Sledgehammer from its lineup and replacing it with the Hessian 26 (some time this summer).

Volume Hessian 26

No details yet on specs but it’s said to be similar in handling to the Sledgehammer but at a lower price point.  The Volume site does say that it has “a shorter and wider rear end, allowing room for the fat 2.3” street tires”, so that’s a good sign.

In terms of parts, Volume has indicated that aftermarket parts, such as the Volume Staple top load stem, Demolition Trooper Nylon pedals, and the Odyssey Springfield brake system are all standard but has been tight-lipped about the rest of the parts assortment.

With big-wheel aficionados, like Trent Brocker, Buddy Sardenga and the TwoFourFlat crew of Joe Cicman and Danny Sirkin, all riding a 26″ Volume  recently (and tearing things up in their own unique way on it) you know that this Volume will probably be a bike worth checking out.

I, for one, will be keeping my eyes peeled for its release.