BMX has been seeing a lot of growth in the wheels department lately. Tires are getting bigger, rims have been getting bigger… Now rims are getting WAY bigger. Head over to The Merged to get a look at the new XXL rim that Stranger is working on. I know this has strength benefits, but all I can think is THIS. Not quite sure what to think. I guess we’ll just have to see it on a bike.
Thinking it’s time for some new rims but you want some flavor? Subrosa have just released their Turbo rim in this red and black fade color. This 36-hole heat-treated 6061-T6 alloy rim with a welded seam is double walled with 3 internal chambers, is 34mm’s wide with an extra thick spoke area for increased strength and weighs in at 17 oz even. If you aren’t feeling the black and red fade, the Turbo rim comes in colors of black, 69 karat gold and polished as well.
This rim is available worldwide now. Have your local shop hit up Sparky’s Distribution today!
Let’s face it, there are A LOT of options for BMX parts these days. You can go into trying to pick something out and end up confused and unsure because there are so many options that all have a similar look or materials that might all sound like good options. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are a lot of factors beyond size, color and weight that can be a determining factor for something when it comes down to comparing two, three or four different brands products that all appear to be similar.
When it comes down to picking out a new rim or wheel for your bike, what are some of the factors that come to mind? Color, weight, style of hub or rim might be some of the things that come to mind right off the bat. What about things like the number of walls? How about the width or height of the rim? Do you consider a welded seam versus a pinned seam? How about the stance width of the spokes? Believe it or not there are A LOT of things you can do to a rim that will improve it.
When it came time to create a new, stronger rim for The Shadow Conspiracy, they started out with what they knew worked and improved on it! After months of testing and trying new ideas, they finally found a winning design they were proud to release as their new Corvus rim.
Want to know what makes this rim unique? Keep reading!
Here’s something I spotted on The Merged that I think a lot of people have been waiting for… Colony will be releasing these “Rainbown” Contour rims (oil slick) coming in April! If I remember right, you could potentially have an all oil slick bike now… You’ll want to have your local shop hit up a Colony distributor right away if you want these because the first round will be very limited.
Here’s a look at United‘s new Supreme rim. This affordable rim is made from 6061 aluminum and has a double wall construction and welded seams. The rim has a 31mm width, 18.5mm height and a 392mm diameter. The Supreme rim comes in black and chrome with a weight of 458 grams.
I always like these product videos. This time around Eclat team manager and all around super busy dude, Paul Robinson, sits down to talk a little bit about their Polar rim and what makes it unique. Take a peek!
Here’s another round of Tech Talk with Kink‘s product manager, Matt Antes, where he talks a little bit about their Atlas rims and what makes them unique. Take a peek!
Colors: Black, Bronze, Blue
Extruded from industry standard 6061-T6 aluminum.
A low and sleek 15mm tall profile.
Super wide 36mm profile for additional strength.
Standard 406mm bead diameter.
Drilled for straight lacing spokes.
High quality welded seam.“