It looks like your options for the larger 1″ oversized bars and stems have grown. Wethepeople and BSD have offered the size for about two years now, but it really hasn’t caught on too much. It looks like Cult have decided to give it a shot and have released their new Dakota Roche signature 1″OD Dak Bars and Dak Stem for you to check out. Above is a short promo filled with some heavy clips from Dak you won’t want to miss and below is specs and details on both items. Just remember, if you decide to make the switch to the 1″ OD size, you’ll need BOTH bars and a stem!
First off, let’s explain the size… The traditional BMX bars and stem size works well, but with the way BMX riders have progressed and been sending it on bigger and gnarlier setups (IE: Dak’s video above), the larger diameter gives you increased strength and more stem grab to prevent breaking and resist slipping. This is definitely ideal for the crazier riders out there that have had issues with breaking bars.
DAKOTA ROCHE SIGNATURE DAK 1″ OD STEM
The Dakota Roche signature DAK 1″ OD stem is made from CNC machined 6061 aluminum with a 51mm reach and 32mm rise. The stem has the larger 1″ diameter for clamping with beveled edges, a rounded back, solid chromoly bolts and a recessed top for a flush fork cap. The body of the stem also has an engraved Dak logo. Available in Black only for $64.99 through Cult dealers worldwide and online.
DAKOTA ROCHE SIGNATURE DAK 1″ OD BARS
The Dakota Roche signature Dak bars in the 1″ OD size are made from 100% heat-treated and butted chromoly tubing with a 28″ width, 11-degrees of backsweep and 2-degrees of upswpeep. The bars feature that larger 1″ diameter tubing where the stem clamps, then tapers down to the standard size so they will feel like traditional bars. There’s cult lines on the ends to help trim the bars down if you need to as well.
The Dak 1″ OD bars come in Black and Chrome color with 8.85″ and 9.5″ rise options for $64.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Cult worldwide.
Reminder: You need BOTH a 1″ OD stem and 1″ OD bars. You can’t take your existing bars or stem and match them with the larger size, unless you already have a WTP or BSD stem or bars with that same size.