IB16: The hits can keep on coming with multi impact Kali MacDuff helmet

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Matt MacDuff is up and walking – and showing off his new signature helmet.

Your bicycle helmet is an incredible piece of engineering. These days helmets are lighter, stronger, and getting safer all the time. But they have one big drawback. The majority of bicycle helmets are single impact. That means as soon as you take a hit to the helmet you should throw away the helmet and get a new one.

While the possibility of a multi impact helmet is very appealing, there are a number of hurdles in the way. But as materials improve, so do the chances of multi impact helmets becoming main stream. For now, they are somewhat limited, but Kali is taking full advantage of the technology for the new MacDuff dirt jump and BMX helmet…

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Your bicycle helmet is an incredible piece of engineering. These days helmets are lighter, stronger, and getting safer all the time. But they have one big drawback. The majority of bicycle helmets are single impact. That means as soon as you take a hit to the helmet you should throw away the helmet and get a […]

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BMXer Daniel Dhers riding his own Bolivian salt ramps with Red Bull

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And the catch, besides the unique location and the elevation, was that the entire ramp setup would be constructed out of the salt that makes up the Salar de Uyuni flats. Jump across the gap with us to take a closer look, ogle some cool footage, and get a little more of the backstory…

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OK, so let’s first get out of the way that Red Bull makes possible a lot of bizarre but very cool things. Now this latest project was to take Venezuelan bike rider Daniel Dhers up to the Bolivian salt flats at 3600m/11,800′ and build a set of ramps to get in some scenic BMX park riding. And […]

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PC16: GT Bikes part 2 – budget full suspension, Helion 9R and GTw, Grade Tiagra, and GT Performer 26!

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2016 might be the year of the hardtail for GT Bikes, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing a few other new bikes as well. Similar to the hardtails, a few GT full suspension bikes see improved specs while keeping the pricing fairly low. You’ll also find a 29″ version of he Helion, and even a 26″ GT Performer!

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2016 might be the year of the hardtail for GT Bikes, but that hasn’t stopped them from introducing a few other new bikes as well. Similar to the hardtails, a few GT full suspension bikes see improved specs while keeping the pricing fairly low. You’ll also find a 29″ version of he Helion, and even […]

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Fix Manufacturing creates compact wearable multi-tools for urban riders, skaters and snowboarders

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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are designed specifically for action sports enthusiasts, with three different models intended for snowboarders, skateboarders, and bike riders.

As long as you wear pants or shorts while you skate, snowboard or ride you can conveniently carry a few key tools without adding extra bulk to your kit. Of course most cyclists don’t wear belts while pedalling, so the bike tool isn’t intended for trail or road riders covering long distances, but rather dirt jumpers/street riders/BMXers who usually ride in casual clothes. However, if you like the design and functions you can always buy the tool without the belt…
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On their Kickstarter campaign page, Fix Manufacturing states “No tool is worth anything if you don’t have it when you need it”, so they’ve come up with a handy way to ensure you have a multi-tool on hand all the time- they’ve built it into a belt buckle. Fix manufacturing’s line of compact multi-tools are […]

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Believe the hype! SE announces the Public Enemy Big Ripper

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Yeah Boyeeeee! If you’re a hip-hop loving BMXer, SE Bikes has created one dope ride to pay tribute to rap’s most influential group as you cruise around your hood. With politically charged songs like ‘Fight The Power’ Public Enemy became an angry but intelligent voice for black culture in America during the late 80’s and early 90’s. As a testament to their immeasurable impact the group has been constantly sampled, referenced or paid homage in hip hop music ever since.

Dropping this summer, the Public Enemy Big Ripper lets you show your appreciation for the group and kick it old school with SE’s classic floval tubing and Landing Gear forks, plus a special edition three piece padset adorned with Public Enemy logos and song titles. Break it down for the deets, yo…
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Yeah Boyeeeee! If you’re a hip-hop loving BMXer, SE Bikes has created one dope ride to pay tribute to rap’s most influential group as you cruise around your hood. With politically charged songs like ‘Fight The Power’ Public Enemy became an angry but intelligent voice for black culture in America during the late 80’s and […]

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Clink makes sure your tools aren’t left at home with U-Lock Multi Tool Combo

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If you have to carry a U-Lock, it might as well do something more than just lock up your bike. Right? That was Jon Schwass’ thought when he set out to create Clink. Part lock, part multi tool, all there when you need it. In this case, the Clink is definitely geared towards bikes with bolt on hubs as they often require a large 15 or 17mm wrench to make sure the wheel is firmly held in place. The tool is also built to clear a standard BMX peg to get to the nut inside – something many standard multi tools just won’t do…

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If you have to carry a U-Lock, it might as well do something more than just lock up your bike. Right? That was Jon Schwass’ thought when he set out to create Clink. Part lock, part multi tool, all there when you need it. In this case, the Clink is definitely geared towards bikes with […]

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Cruise in classic BMX style on the new WeThePeople 26″ Avenger

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No relation to the Marvel universe but still sure to provide plenty of summertime entertainment, WeThePeople’s new Avenger BMX cruiser looks sure to be a fun ride. The 26″ beach cruiser is said to be inspired by the old school BMX bikes that exposed WTP’s designers to the fun and freedom of riding bikes. Check out how they mix new and old in the details of the throwback bike after the jump…

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No relation to the Marvel universe but still sure to provide plenty of summertime entertainment, WeThePeople’s new Avenger BMX cruiser looks sure to be a fun ride. The 26″ beach cruiser is said to be inspired by the old school BMX bikes that exposed WTP’s designers to the fun and freedom of riding bikes. Check out […]

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WeThePeople Supreme hubs flip the BMX cassette driver inside out

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The new Supreme cassette hub from WeThePeople is a bit of an interesting innovation with its new freehub design that inverts the cassette driver internals to overcome some typical hub limitations and add more flexibility. By putting the pawls inside the hub (instead of on the cassette body), and in a symmetric configuration that can be flipped around, you can reconfigure it for a lefthand drive setup with no other part swaps.

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The new Supreme cassette hub from WeThePeople is a bit of an interesting innovation with its new freehub design that inverts the cassette driver internals to overcome some typical hub limitations and add more flexibility. By putting the pawls inside the hub (instead of on the cassette body), and in a symmetric configuration that can be flipped around, […]

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New Éclat AK Pedals switch hit so you can keep grinding – Updated

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While they may not hold up to the abuse of all mountain shredding, if your rough and tumble riding is in the urban jungle, then Éclat’s new AK Pedals should give you a little extra mileage.

Designed with input from BMX pro Alex Kennedy, they’ve got curb-and-stair-rail grindable nylon/fiberglass bodies with platforms that can be switched from right to left. So, once you’ve ground down the outside edges a little too much, just unbolt them and switch left to right (and vice versa) and you’ll get a fresh edge to grind upon.

Inside is a guaranteed-for-life heat treated 4140 Chromoly axle, separated from the body by two bushings per pedal. Weight is 613g per pair. Steel threaded pins let you adjust the height and can also be replaced. Video and inside look below, plus an update with pricing and details

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While they may not hold up to the abuse of all mountain shredding, if your rough and tumble riding is in the urban jungle, then Éclat’s new AK Pedals should give you a little extra mileage. Designed with input from BMX pro Alex Kennedy, they’ve got curb-and-stair-rail grindable nylon/fiberglass bodies with platforms that can be switched from […]

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