Posts in the category BMX

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

 

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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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Friday Features: Lars Sternburg Gets His Braap On, Cyclocross Training Tips from Transition, and More

Watch this edit for the loam shredding and 2 smoke noises, then stay for the  Super 8 footage of Bob Fox racing motorcycles in the 1970s. READ MORE ->

Legendary BMX Designer Bob Haro is Back with New Ikonix Brand

Ikonix FS1 Limited EdititionAfter a long hiatus from designing BMX fames, Bob Haro returned in 2012 with a new brand – Ikonix. Their first order of business was collaborating with Haro to release a special 30th Anniversary edition of the  original Freestyle, but now they’re ready to release an innovative new freestyle BMX model.

Available initially in only very limited quantities, the new FS1 is a testament to Bob’s creative vision. Constructed from Kawasaki chromoly tubing, it has several unique features, including:  a split Torker style top tube, proprietary integrated handlebar and stem combo, and more.  READ MORE ->

Must Watch: Peter Sagan Shreds the new Cannondale F-Si

We all know Peter Sagan from his exploits on the road, but it all started in the dirt. Back in 2009 Sagan was team mates with Marco Fontana for the Cannondale Factory Racing team – where do you think he got those wheelie skills? To celebrate the new F-Si, Peter and Marco absolutely kill it on the new bike.

More video goodness including the latest from Cam McCaul, next!

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SOC 14: Vee Tire Co. Teases Epic Edition 29er Treads, More Options for BMX

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More options are always a good thing right? Coming off their recently announced partnership with Team Meerendal at the Cape Epic, the tire line will be developed and tested by the team with a release date in the future. None of the three new tread patterns have their own name just yet, but they each have a distinct tread pattern and what Vee is calling their 29 Endurance Compound. If you haven’t noticed, Vee Tire Co. has been ramping up production and introducing quite a few new tires and treads in all disciplines across the board – including road and cross.

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SOC14: Black Market Unleashes Mommy’s Little Monster And Steel Bars with Big Rise, Both Built in the USA

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After toying with both American and Overseas manufacturing, Black Market bikes has been making a major push in recent years to build and spec all their bikes with US made components.

The new prototype on display at the booth was no exception, developed using a similar geometry to their former Contraband model, this new bike will be their first 24″ bike to made here in the states. READ MORE ->