Will we start seeing more bars and stems available in 25.4mm? It looks that way..
It looks like Wethepeople and Eclat aren’t the only ones giving the 25.4mm size bars and stems a go. The crew at BSD will be offering their new “Gorilla Grip OS System” with over sized 25.4mm bars and stems a go. The system increases the diameter of the bars tubing that meets the stem for increased clamping area (roughly 14% more) from 7/8″ to the bigger 25.4mm (1″) size. The size change might not be excessively obvious, but the larger tubing of the bars and stem does increase surface area for clamping, which does help resist slipping better.
The Raider, Safari and Passenger bars will all be available in this new 25.4mm size, along with their existing 7/8″ size they were originally made in. So, you don’t have to convert if you aren’t feeling buying a new stem and bars.
Here’s a look at a 7/8″ bar on the left next to the new 25.4mm (1″) bar on the right. The change isn’t super noticeable. Unfortunately you MUST use a 25.4mm stem with 25.4mm bars, and 7/8″ stems with 7/8″ bars since these aren’t cross compatible.
The new Gorilla Grip OS System stems look like the originals, just a little bigger diameter for the bars to fit in.
The new Gorilla Grip OS System bars and stems will be available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry BSD worldwide starting this month!
Learn more about the 25.4mm size right here!
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