If you’re newer to BMX, there’s a good chance you don’t really know all the terminology or what all the geometry means. Brant Moore put together this fairly quick video giving you a run through of the basics of BMX frame geometry that will help you understand BMX frames a little better. Hit play to let Brant give you the run through. If you would like a more in-depth look, you can check out our BMX Frame Geometry Guide or a more in-depth video from Brant below based on that post.
With how dialed BMX bikes have become over the years, it’s pretty crazy to look back and see just how much BMX frames have changed over the years. Mike Fede decided to dig into his stash of old frames spanning the past 15 years to look at just how much they have changed over the years from bearing styles, weight, geometry, designs, materials and heat-treating. This is a really cool look back for the older riders, and probably a pretty crazy thing to see if you are new to BMX and don’t know how we got to where we are these days with the quality of BMX bikes in a fairly short period of time
“Today it’s still a bit wet from the rain, so I decided to pull out some of my old frames I road over the years and take a look at what’s changed, and weigh them to see how far we have come with specs and materials! I hope you like this trip down memory lane. Let me know what you use to ride and what you ride now.” – Mike Fede
“Chris James really puts his signature Blaster BMX frame through the wringer and it comes out un-harmed!” – Colony BMX
Check out the Caveman V2 frame from United!
It has been a bit of a dryspell as far as new and interesting products go lately. We haven’t seen anything too exciting as of late (at least that we have been tipped off to) and it’s good to see something pop up for a change! United have announced that Mike Escamilla‘s signature Caveman frame has been brought back by popular demand for a limited Caveman V2 run! Much like the first version, this frame definitely stands out from the norms of 2020 and has a throwback look to a classic Wilkerson Airlines frame from way back, and it looks awesome. Check out the specs, details and more photos below! We will point out that this frame will be available for PRE-ORDER TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 23rd with delivery coming in November, and a price tag of $581.32. Steep, but the collectors out there will love it. You can pre-order the frame here — United Website.
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The other day we got a look at the new Travis Hughes Signature Cloud Frame from Kink, now we’re getting a look at the new colorways that they have released on the Nathan Williams signature frame, Backwoods frame and Titan II frame! The Williams frame now comes in new Tomahawk Red and Bone colors, the Backwoods comes in Burnt Orange and Muted Crest colors, and the Titan II frame has new Gotham Blue Fade and Muted Lemon colors! All of these frames are available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Kink worldwide now, and through the Kink webstore!
Check out all of the new colors below…
Flybikes coming through with a fresh video featuring Larry Edgar putting his signature Aire 2 frame to work at a park out in California! This one is short, but very sweet. As always, Larry delivers with some real dialed riding with plenty of speed, style and boost! Hit play and take it all in.
“When Larry Edgar drops in, you know you’re going to see something wild. Larry’s ability to go insanely high, along with a ton of style, always makes for a good watch! When you go that big all the time, you need a frame that can hold up to the riding! The Larry Edgar signature Aire 2 frame was designed to let him blast without having to worry that his setup can handle it!
To help reduce the weight of the frame, we’ve gone with new tubing specs and a new 6mm. dropouts to help reduce the overall weight without sacrificing any of the strength. We’ve also made a few changes to give more riders options. The 2020 Aire 2 frame comes in a smaller 20.8” size that also utilizes a shorter 13” chainstay length to go along with the original 21” and 21.8” sizes that have a 13.8” chainstay length. Also, Larry requested that we change things up from the M8 style mounts to the EBS style mounts to make it easier to switch between brakes and brakeless riding.
The Aire 2 frame features internal and external gussets, multi-butted and tapered tubing, an Investment Cast seat post clamp with the Horizontal Cut System, removable EBS style brake mounts and Investment Cast Dropouts with integrated chain tensioners!
We’re not sure where Larry got the boost button installed, though.
Filmed and edited by Calvin Kosovich” – Flybikes
Get a look at the brand new Travis Hughes signature Cloud frame from Kink!
Here’s one we had a feeling we might be seeing sooner than later! Kink have released their new Travis Hughes signature Cloud frame for you to get your hands on! This is Travis’ first, and well deserved, signature frame and he decided to cut straight to the chase with it! An affordable frame that can take a beating, with no frills or fancy extras. Check out specs, details and more photos below!