If you have Instagram and you follow a lot of shops and distributors, you may have been getting pretty excited the past few weeks as they have started to get the long awaited Sean Sexton signature Clutch freecoaster from Odyssey in stock and ready for you fakie masters to get the hub strapped to your bike. Today they released all the information on the hub along with 6 (Yes, SIX) videos explaining all the finer points of the hub. We have been anxiously waiting to see just what makes this hub so special, and now we have the chance. Let’s take a closer look!
With BMX comes a lot of crashing. There’s no way around it, no matter how good you are… You’re going to take some spills and slams. That’s just part of how it goes. With that being said, it’s never a bad idea to have some protection to keep you from getting cut up, broken and battered from those crashes, slipped pedals or freak instances where you get caught up and going down hard. We recently got our hands on the Alpha Whip / Shin pads, Delta knee pads and Icon helmet from Fuse Protection and figured it would be a good idea to give you guys a closer look at some of the features that make these pads so beneficial. If you’re looking for some new pads or considering that it might be time to start covering up a bit, take a look!
With just a few days until the 4th of July and the Salute to the 4th BMX Contest that we’re helping to throw at Silverlake Skatepark here in Rochester, Minnesota. We have a bunch of prizes showing up on the doorstep to give away for some of the winners of the contest. Our friends over at Fly Bikes were more than gracious enough to hook us up with one of their 2015 Proton complete bikes to give away to one of the winners of the contest, so we wanted to take a minute to give you a closer look at this bike as a thank you, and because let’s be real… It’s one dialed BMX bike! Above you can find a quick time-lapse we put together from building up the bike which took only about 15 minutes start to finish. After you make the jump we’ll give you the full specs and some close up photos giving you a better look at this bike! Ready? Let’s do this!
When it comes to BMX, there’s only a handful of times we’ve seen brands try and step “outside of the box” so to speak with products that aren’t specifically related or attached to the bike directly. Subrosa have been doing some interesting things with some of these unique products like their Combat Locks and more recently, the Street Rail. For as long as pegs have been a thing, riders have been riding flat rails at skateparks or a flat rail designed for skateboarding or by building their own with some welding and fabrication skills. It’s kind of a surprise a brand hasn’t tried to release their own flat rail before Subrosa decided to make the move. Either way, since its release, we’ve been seeing this rail popping up in videos and at contests all over the world from sessions that well known pros all the way down to the young gun beginners have been getting in. We figured it would be a good idea to take a closer look at this rail and find out just what makes it so special.
Subrosa Street Rail
When you compare skateboarding and BMX, it’s pretty obvious that bikes need something a little stronger and durable to work with. The Subrosa Street Rail is made from hardened high tensile steel with a 2.25″ diameter, a length of 8 feet and a height of 18″ which makes it just about the perfect height for a good session without it feeling too low or too high. The rail is coated in a black paint that helps to keep it slick (with a light coat of wax) and some heat-treated 17mm hex bolts to keep everything together tight and some rubber pads on the feet to keep it from moving around on you.
The Subrosa Street Rail is designed to be easy to assemble and transport whether you’re getting a session in on your driveway, at your local park or hauling it around to street spots to make for some unique setups that you haven’t rode yet. The rail, which is 8 feet long, breaks down into two 4 foot long pieces, two legs, two feet and a few brackets and bolts that bring this all together to keep it sturdy and strong from the heaviest of sessions. The rail weighs in at 40 lbs of sturdy high tensil steel that is going to hold up to plenty of grinding.
Subrosa Street Rail Connector Adaptor
If that 8 foot length isn’t enough rail for you, that’s okay, we feel the same way quite frequently. Luckily, Subrosa also offer a connection kit that allows you to connect two or more of the rails together using a center joining tube, joining plate, two short bolts and 2 long bolts. 16 feet, 24 feet, 32 feet, 40 feet? As long as you have the rails and connectors you can go as long as you want.
Subrosa Street Rail A-Frame Adaptor
Subrosa didn’t stop at creating mega rails, above is a video showing the A-Frame adaptor kit that is available and allows for even more possibilities. You can learn more about the A-Frame adaptor right here.
Overall, the Subrosa Street Rail is one of those products that is real nice to have when you don’t have much to ride or you just want to catch a quick session. Yeah, we wish the rail was a little longer, but from a logistics point of view the 8 foot length makes plenty of sense and allows for some great sessions wherever you set it up. In general, this is one of those things that pretty much any rider could benefit from unless you’re strictly a racer, trails or flatland rider, haha. Do we think it’s worth buying? Yeah, definitely. We use our rail pretty frequently just to catch a quick 15 minute or so session during a busy day which is pretty nice.
The Subrosa Street Rail is available worldwide through BMX Shops and mail-orders for around $199.99 with the extender adaptor for $27.99 now. You can find the rail and all the attachments and more in the Subrosa Webstore!
You can find out more about Subrosa and their products by visiting their website — SubrosaBrand.com
“A few weekends ago we hosted the first (of many) Subrosa Street Rail Jams!
We picked 3 spots around Orlando and upgraded them all with a bunch of Subrosa Street Rails, flew in Subrosa riders Kevin Kalkoff and Matt Ray, and invited everyone to come out for some good times and prizes.
We took a loading dock, an empty parking lot, and an abandoned stair set and turned them into some heated sessions with about 60-70 riders!
Thanks to everyone who came out to shred! Congrats to Kyran Montes for taking the overall win, and Keadre Lindo for taking the very close runner up award! They both went home with their own Subrosa Street Rails.
Stay tuned for info on the next jam, and hit up your local shop and let them know that you want them to host an official Subrosa Street Rail Jam!”
Things are getting chilly over in Germany despite it being summer. The Wethepeople crew have been busy getting their new translucent “Ice Blue” colorway dialed in on their full range of BMX frames, bars and forks. We were able to get our hands on some photos of this color on everything that it is now available on worldwide through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Wethepeople! Let’s take a closer look!
Today, Subrosa Brand introduced Lahsaan Kobza‘s new Black Paisley colorway that is featured on their Thunderbeast BMX frame, Code bars and Battle Fork II. To go along with the news, they released a banger of a PROMO VIDEO to bring the news. We were stoked on the look at this special colorway, so we decided to take a closer look! If you’re on the hunt for a new BMX frame, BMX bars or BMX fork, take a closer look! Oh, and we also have the promo video that you can find at the bottom of this post! Let’s do it!
With how gnarly BMX is getting these days, it’s safe to say that nobody can really argue that having a little extra protection is never a bad thing. A lot of pros have started rocking helmets more frequently and it’s pretty obvious to see why with some real heavy injuries happening to guys like Brett Banasiewicz to really open everyones eyes on just what can happen. Our friends over at Kali Protectives hit us up recently to see if we wanted to check out one of their BMX specific helmets they offer. We figured it would be rad to give you guys a closer look at their Viva helmet since Nick Bruce had a lot of input on it. Let’s get into this!
If you follow a good number of pros on Twitter or Instagram, there’s a good chance that you might have seen some buzz for the “All City” DVD that was recently released. This London based video was put together by Ben Green, who you have probably seen his work in the Premier BMX Store videos. We’ve been a big fan of those edits, so when we heard he was working on a DVD it was a no brainer that we had to see it! The project, which spans from 2012 to early 2015, was recently released and we figured it would be a good time for a review! Let’s talk about this video a little bit!