After a few months of hype building around the anticipated Cult X Vans tire has finally landed! We were curious what the story was behind this tire with the classic waffle pattern, so we hit up Robbie Morales to find out what went into making these tires happen! Let’s check out what he had to say!
This past winter we got an email from Chris Moeller over at Fit Bike Co. wondering if we would be interested in checking out something they were cooking on that would be out this spring. As always, we were more than interested to take a peek into just what they were working on. Shortly after, he hit us back with some photos of their new T/A tire and asked if we would be interested in giving a sample they had in their possession a go. There was no way we could pass up the offer, so we had them on the next shipment out their door to check out in person!
After giving these guys a go for a while and the tires finally being released worldwide here in the next few days, we figured it would be good time to give you guys a look just incase you’re looking to get some fresh rubber on your bike for the warmer weather hitting the northern hemisphere. Let’s take a look!
Complete bikes are getting more and more dialed with each year and there are options for just about everyone out there. Stolen have a huge range of complete bikes from the entry level all the way up to the higher end bikes that are loaded with aftermarket parts. The 2014 Heist is an example of a bike that spec’d for quality without breaking the bank. We figured it would be cool to take a closer look at just what this bike is all about. Let’s take a peek.
BMX has been doing some really rad collaborations over the years. There have been a handful of brands that have teamed up to work on projects and it has lead to some aesthetically pleasing limited edition products that are easy to be stoked on. Most recently, Fit Bike Co. and Etnies have teamed up with their shared team riders, Tom Dugan and Ben Lewis, to work on a special project that included complete bikes, shoes and a few different shirts. With the recent release, we figured it would be a good time to take a closer look at just what they have cooked up for this collaboration. Ready? Let’s get into it!
It’s that time of the year when brands are starting to finally release their latest and greatest products that we got a sneak peek look at during Interbike 2013 back in September. If you recall our coverage from the event, Volume Bikes and Demolition had a handful of new product on display that was looking nothing short of dialed. With their new product just about ready to hit distributors, shops and mail-orders world wide, we decided to chase down Brian Castillo to get photos and all the specs on all of the new product him and the rest of the crew have been hard at work on for the past year or so. We are fortunate enough to give you guys the first in-depth look at their full range of new frames and parts that we undoubtably know you guys will be stoked on. Let’s take a closer look!
There’s been a lot of focus on how brands can make BMX cranks stronger and overall better for the level of riding that has been going on these days. Profile Racing recently released their new 22mm Column cranks after nearly two years of development from the initial idea to being available for the world to enjoy.
We figured with the release, that it would be a great time to get ahold of Matt Coplon down at their headquarters in Florida where they’re cranking out these new cranks in-house at their warehouse. Matt came through with some awesome photos giving us a look at just how they make these new cranks and filled us in on all of the details about the cranks and why they chose to offer a 22mm version versus their traditional and beloved 19mm cranks they’ve offered for years. Let’s see what he had to say!
Over the course of the past few years, we’ve seen a large amount of plastic and nylon start appearing on BMX bikes from pedals to hub guards, bar ends, seat posts and pegs. These options have helped keep the weight of bikes down, private property from being destroyed, skaters from complaining (… sort of) and in some cases, keep you from more pain that you would have suffered from some metal pedals blasting you in the shin.
It seems like plastic pegs have been one of those pieces that everyone has been putting a ton of focus into the past two years and there have definitely been a lot of advancements and really good options made available to help you get your grind on. One of the newer options coming along in October is Scott Ditchburn’s signature Slide or Die pegs from The Shadow Conspiracy, the second plastic peg option from the brand since their original Slicker sleeves.
With the completion of the peg wrapping up and the first batch about to be dropped on the BMX world, we figured it would be an awesome time to catch up with them to find out just what makes these pegs unique from what’s already on the table. Let’s take a closer look!
Daniel “Lil’ D” Martinez with the Infantry Complete.
The other day we got a look at the all new 2014 completes from Volume Bikes in a flipbook and promo video that they released. Going through looking at all of the specs and everything, I was pretty blown away by what Volume had produced for these 2014 bikes. I was also pretty blown away when I realized how many years it has been since they have actually offered complete bikes.
I got talking with Brian Castillo about the bikes and I figured it would be awesome to let everyone in on what went into making these bikes, why they decided to step away from doing completes for so long and what got them interested in doing them again! We ended up doing this interview so you guys could get the full scoop on what makes these bikes unique along with a closer with a bunch of photos. Let’s get into this!