Posts in the category BMX

Éclat’s Shane Weston Signature Blind Free Coaster Hub Finally Street Ready, Goes Every Which Way

Shane Weston Signature 'Blind' hub

The Shane Weston Signature ‘Blind’ hub by Éclat.

BMX rider Shane Weston teamed up with Éclat to create a new coaster hub, and it’s finally ready to roll. What sets the Shane Weston Signature ‘Blind’ hub apart is that not only can it be flipped from right side drive (RSD) to left side drive (LSD), but the freewheelin’ hub can even be converted to run a cassette. It offers the full range of options for the contemporary street rider, whether they prefer pedaling forward or backward. With this level of versatility, Éclat claims you’ll never need another hub. Apparently Shane Weston tested this hub for close to three years and it functioned so well “he swears by them.”

Flip below to see a video of Shane tearing it up on the new hub…

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Video: Pig Rodeo Flying Fat with G-RÄF & Nicolai Argon Fat Bike

Everyone is picking up on the fat bike fever, at least enough so to grab one and try it for a ride. Pro BMXer David Graf grabs a Nicolai Argon Fat for an after training ride in Lenzerheide, Switzerland to show us what he can do on a bike so fat.

G-RÄF, as he is known, keeps a great blog on his travels and experiences while racing as a BMX pro, and Swiss National Champion.

Photo Gallery: 2014 RedBull DreamLine Competition at the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch

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Before spotting anything else while rolling up to the Oskar Blues Reeb Ranch, your eyes were immediately drawn to the the massive mounds of red North Carolina dirt. Probably visible from the planes above, the massive jumps were to be the home of the latest edition of the Redbull Dreamline BMX competition.

Set on the grounds of the Reeb Ranch in Hendersonville, NC, the venue would serve as a host to the best BMX dirt jumpers in the world to compete on the perfect line – the Dreamline. At first it appeared the weather would derail the fun, the crowd and riders stuck it out through a two hour rain delay to put on a great show.

Get the highlights next…

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Specialized Backyard Pumptrack Ribbon Cutting Party

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Specialized employees are passionate about bikes and their daily lunch ride has become something of a legendary event. The daily hammer-fest takes place on various road circuits around the company’s Morgan Hill headquarters and is known for its typically brutal pace. But for those riders who prefer a different riding pace -or surface medium for that matter- the company built a pumptrack in the backyard of their campus a few years ago.

For the past four months the pump track has been closed for renovations. New high-quality dirt was brought in, fresh lines built, and as a result the backyard pumptrack is now hitting better than ever. To celebrate the ribbon cutting, Specialized threw a party.

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Win Two Tickets to Red Bull Dreamline 2014 in Asheville, NC!!!

Rampage is over, but Red Bull Dreamline is about to send riders airborne on the opposite side of the country. Spectator tickets are all but gone, but Bikerumor’s got a pair to give away to one lucky winner!

Here’s the deal: Red Bull will provide two tickets to a single winner (take a friend!). Tickets are tied to the winner’s name and home address and can not be sold or traded. Bikerumor will randomly choose one winner from all entrants, provide that winner’s email address to Red Bull Media House and they will contact the winner to obtain the name and street address of the people attending. So, if you or someone you know can’t make the trip to the new Oskar Blues facility in the Hendersonville/Asheville, NC, area on Saturday, October 11, don’t register. All entrant’s email addresses will be a) added to the Bikerumor general email newsletter list, which you may unsubscribe from at any time, and b) provided to Red Bull Media House.

Wanna join us at the event? Click ‘more’ and fill in that survey before 3pm EST on Monday, October 6, 2014!

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IB14: AME Get a Grip on Custom Lock Ons, Plans to Re-Release the Unitron BMX Grip, Changes Heated Grip Design

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When it comes to grips there are a ton of options out there, but few have the history of A’ME. As the producer of many of the early BMX grips the company continues to put out high end grips for bikes, power sports, even golf clubs.  The MTB Clamp-On Tri and Ergo Tri grips are one of our favorites thanks to the different diameters and soft, tacky rubber.

Fortunately, A’ME isn’t changing their mountain bike grips, but they are offering more options for color. In addition to neon colored grip sections on the way, A’ME is also introducing new anodized lock collars in a variety of colors. More importantly, if you’re a vintage BMX buff who is looking for something that looks like the original Unitron without the NOS price tag, A’ME has something for you after the break…

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IB14: Profile Racing New Freecoaster BMX Hub, Plus New XD Driver and 11 Speed Compatibility

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If you follow BMX, then you know that freecoaster hubs are the new black. Unfortunately though, these hubs have a tendency to blow up, and it’s not unheard of for some of our riding friends to have to rebuild their hubs 2-3 times a year.

Enter Profile Racing. This company has a legendary reputation for solid cranks and hubs, and their new free coaster hub is hopefully no different.  READ MORE ->

Giro & Bell Partner With MIPS & IceDot, Plus Bell Launches New Multi Impact Rated DJ Helmets

 

Giro MIPS Diagram

If you’re unfamiliar with the technology, MIPS is the biggest buzzword in helmet safety today. The acronym stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, and is a technology that seeks to reduce the damage from angled impacts. It works by using a liner inside the helmet as a low friction slip plane, which allow the helmet to rotate slightly in a crash and helps absorb rotational energy.

Both Giro and Bell will be launching helmets with the technology that span their commuter, road, and mountain bike line ups.

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Long Term Review: The Full Coverage TLD A1 Helmet

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Troy Lee Designs has a reputation for having a fan base more rabid than Apple, so when they announced their first half shell bicycle helmet since a collaboration with Shoei in the early 90′s – it was met with great enthusiasm.

That excitement was due to the company’s reputation for developing products that save lives, are extremely comfortable, and ooze style. Of course, I’d only ever heard of the reputation from my gravity bros. Like that hot person in high school you wrote off as having nothing to offer but their looks, I was never sure if TLD  really offered anything special enough to merit the hefty cost.

So after spending a year riding in the A1, did it differentiate itself as the prom queen or the valedictorian of the Enduro helmet market?

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