It looks like Blackout and Etnies have Geoff Slattery, Tony Hamlin, Aaron Ross, Joe Frans, Sean Sexton, Tom Dugan, Alex Magallan and Colin Varanyak spending some time on the east coast hitting up shops between August 13th and the 21st. With a crew like that, good things are bound to happen. If you are near any of these shops I highly advise you make it.
Etnies BMX and Blackout Distribution teamed up Sean Sexton, Tony Hamlin, Nathan Williams, Aaron Ross, Lloyd wright, Tom Dugan, Bobby Altiser, Geoff Slattery and Walter Pieringer for a trip from Denver to L.A. This is what went down. Seriously awesome. Oh, and Etnies is now being distributed by Blackout, so have your shop hit them up to freshen up your kicks!
Well, as expected, Garrett Reynolds’ brand, Fiend, is getting closer to having their first run of products available. Blackout Distribution dropped a few sneak peek photos and specs of the frame.
The Fiend frame will be made right here in the U.S of A (but it didn’t specify by who…) with a 75 degree head tube angle, 71 degree seat tube angle, 11.625″ bottom bracket height, 8.5″ (20.5″ / 20.75″) or 9″ (21″ / 21.25″) stand over height and a chainstay length of 13.5″ (20.5″ / 20.75″) or 13.75″ (21″ / 21.25″). If you didn’t catch it, the frame will be available in top tube lengths of 20.5″, 20.75″, 21″ and 21.25″. The Fiend frame features a mid bottom bracket, custom integrated head tube with drilled holes for gyro tabs, removable mounts, low profile 5mm thick dropouts, integrated seat post clamp and a gusset at the down and head tube junction. The first run will be available in satin black with a weight of 4.9 lbs. on the 20.5″.
You can check out a few more close up photos here. So, what do you think?
“A few of the highlights from the recent Etnies BMX / Blackout Distribution tour stop at Joe’s Bike Shop in Lafayette, Colorado. Riders were Tony Neyer, Nathan Williams, Tom Dugan, Sean Sexton, Aaron Ross, Lloyd Wright, Bobbie Altiser and Geoff Slattery. The edit includes a interview with Aaron Ross by our man Nick Soloninka. Thanks to everyone for coming out!”