Here’s a little lesson for you guys that didn’t know there are two kinds of chrome plating for BMX products (and most products that have chrome on them around the world), both of which aren’t really all that good for the environment or people working with it. Head over to The Merged to check out a rad write up that Yakob Swyer did talking about the less than glamorous side of chrome plating. Yakob talks about the two types of chrome, which one is “better” and what kind of environmental and health dangers there are involved in it. Really good insight and well worth the read! — Read why Chrome Ain’t Cool here!
Earlier this year, Division Brand announced that they would be expanding their line beyond just being a parts brand and adding frames and complete bikes to their range on top of an expanded parts range. We’ve seen a few samples and prototypes pop up since, but never anything super in-depth. Today, The Merged released a full sneak preview of the entire range of 2016 complete BMX bikes that Division Brand will be releasing soon! You can take a closer look RIGHT HERE! The bikes look real dialed and we’re kind of surprised to see they have hub guards coming on their bikes, since most brands aren’t doing that yet.
Yakob over at The Merged dropped a new piece called “Don’t Reinvent the Wheel” which takes a look at a handful of products that were attempted and ultimately failed. He event touches on the BMX Grind guard we posted yesterday that is trying to bring back something that failed multiple times in the past. Check that out RIGHT HERE. We almost forgot about the pedals that bolted onto the spindle. The guy that made those was nuttier than squirrel turds.
Make your way on over to The Merged to check out an exclusive first look at the new Mini Foldable Bike Tire Pump that Salt Plus have released! This little guy might just do the trick since those hand pumps are a pain in the ass to use on BMX tires with anything beyond a 65 PSI rating, haha. Get all the details and more right here.
Here’s a gem we spotted over on The Merged! It looks like Terrible One have decided to do a run of their Classic bars here in the U.S.A through the fine fellas at S&M Bikes! The Classic bars are made from straight gauge 4130 chromoly with an 8.85″ rise, 29.25″ width, 12-degrees of backsweep and 3-degrees of upsweep. It would appear that they are available in chrome only, but we could be wrong on that.
The Classic U.S.A bars are available for $84.95 in the Terrible One Webstore or through Let’s Roast, Pusher BMX, Mauls Bike Shop, Empire BMX, Circuit BMX and Dan’s Comp!