We have been hearing more and more about 22″ bikes and it looks like a few brands will be adding a 22″ bike to their line ups for 2017. We caught wind that United have been working with Kye Forte on a signature 22″ bike a little while back, and it looks like it’s finally hitting BMX shops and mail-orders that carry United worldwide now. Above is a quick promo where Kye talks a little bit about the bike with a few riding clips mixed in for good measure. Below, you can find full specs and details on the bike with a full parts list and photos! Check it!
“Long time UNITED pro Kye Forte has always been one for doing things his way and in this, his 10th year with United, he still isn’t afraid to go against the BMX norm and mix things up.
Here’s a closer look at his brand new 22′ United KF22 2017 Complete bike and some thoughts about the place of 22″ bikes in BMX today. As ever, Kye doesn’t hold back on or off the bike.
Filmed and edited by Callum Earnshaw”
As we talked about above, the KF22 complete BMX Bike from United is a 22″ bike. The bike starts out with a 100% 4130 chromoly frame with a 73.75-degree head tube angle, 71-degree seat tube angle, 12.25″ bottom bracket height, 9″ standover height and 14.1″ chainstay length (slammed). The frame features gusset on the down tube, a tapered top, down and seat tube, tapered chain stays, a Mid bottom bracket and removable brake mounts. The fork is 100% 4130 chromoly with a 1-piece steerer tube and integrated bearing race, tapered legs with angled ends and CNC machined dropouts. The bars are also 100% 4130 chromoly with an 8.75″ rise, 29″ width, 11-degrees of backsweep, 3-degrees of upsweep. These bars feature large dual radius bends to increase the overall strength. The rest of the bike is decked out with United, Revenge and Innova parts from top to bottom!
GRIPS: United Jimmy grips & United ends
HEADSET: United sealed bearing, int.
STEM: United 52mm Reach Supreme Stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and machined recess for flush fitting topcap
CRANKS: United Supreme 175mm V3 3pc Cranks Black
BB: Sealed mid bottom bracket
SPROCKET: 25t alloy United sprocket
PEDALS: United Valentino nylon pedals
CHAIN: United Supreme X410
REAR RIM: Revenge Arc 22″ Welded seam Double wall 36h
FRONT RIM: Revenge Arc 22″ Welded seam Double wall 36h
REAR HUB: 36h United Supreme sealed alloy cassette hub with 14mm axle, sealed bearing 9t driver, 4 pawl, ultra loud mechanism
FRONT HUB: United Supreme 36h sealed female bolt front hub
REAR TIRE: Innova 22″ x 2.125 High Pressure Tyre
FRONT TIRE: Innova 22″ x 2.125 High Pressure Tyre
SEAT: United Slim Tripod seat kevlar material with custom sewn patch on rear
SEAT POST: United alloy Tripod
SEAT CLAMP: Alloy with machined detail
BRAKE: Tektro 990
The KF22 has a 21.5″ top tube length, comes in colors of semi-gloss black and gloss dark army green and weighs in at 26 lbs. The bike comes with a $928.99 (£699.99) price tag. More photos below.
KF22 semi-gloss black
KF22 gloss dark green.
Sealed United Supreme front hub laced to a Revenge double wall 22″ rim and Innova tire.
Sealed United Supreme cassette hub laced to a Revenge double wall 22″ rim and Innova tire.
United Valentino nylon pedals
United Slim Tripod seat kevlar material with custom sewn patch on rear.
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