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Category Archive: Products
If you are drooling over the pivot mastery from Jean William Prevost and his young prodigy, Benjamin Hudson. Some good news for the riders in Europe, Thierry Tht just hit me up with the news the igi BMX Microphone Pegs are now available in Europe as well as product from Far East Cycles, hit the link below for details if you are interested.
York Uno and the crew at Ares Bykes released the A-Class tyre in Kevlar. The first batch of tyres will be available next weekend at the Flatark contest in Kobe, Japan! Here’s what York had to say on the product:
“Size , successful weight reduction of about 70g compared to the product of the wire bead with two 1.75 & 1.90.
In addition, you can bring it with confidence at home and abroad in the expedition does not take the location of the bag so you can carry it folded
Of course, the compound of the tire you can get a stable grip as well as the wire bead in that you are using a special technology and compounds that can not be imitated in overseas product.”
Keep a look at your favourite distributors and shops for more information!
Text/Photos: Dave Paterson.
Dave Paterson over at WTP hit me up with some nice photographs and specs/details on the new WTP Utopia range for 2015. It is great to see them back in the flatland game, and they looking for feedback on their new product, read on and let us know what you think in the comments section…
“Wethepeople has strong flatland roots so we wanted to dive back into the flatland game after somewhat of a hiatus and create something unique. Now in it’s second year, the Utopia range was a side project we had to create a frame set that was tough enough for street riding, but has short and responsive geometry so you could have just as much fun in the parking lot too. We made a few changes for 2015, mainly the frame now comes in a longer 20” top tube size, as requested by a lot of our customers. The Utopia bar features the same angles but has been raised to 9” tall for this year. For 2015 we tweaked the fork to fit larger 2.2”+ tires if your looking to build a more street orientated setup. The end result is the most versatile flatland frame yet. The full 2015 Utopia range will be available from WeThePeople dealers worldwide from the end of Ocotber.
Whilst for most flatland riders our Utopia frame was big enough, we made a one off smaple for our team rider Dustyn Alt. Dustyn prefers a much more street orientated setup, so we took the current Utopia frame and gave it a bit of a growth spurt. The Trans Matte Blue frame pictured is Dustyn’s sample and it features a longer 20.3” top tube, a teller 8.25” stand over height and longer 13.2” chain stays. At the moment this frame is just a one off run for Dustyn, but if there is enough demand, we could produce it as an XL size on the second batch later on in 2015. It would be great to hear some feedback on Dustyn’s XL version and see who would ride one if we brought it out?”
Headtube angle: 75°
Seattube angle: 70.5°
Toptube Length: 20″
Rear end length: 12.4″-13″
BB height: 11.8″
Standover Height: 7.75″
Dropout size: 14mm
Headset type: Integrated
BB Type: Mid
Brake Mounts: Removable
Gyro Tabs: Removable
Material: 4130 “M2″ CrMo, heat-treated
Extras: Double kink crossbar, 7/8 multi-butted
Weight: 733g or 1.6lbs
MATERIAL: Full liquid post heat-treatment on 4130 “M2“ crmo
MACHINING: Fully cnc’d steerer, single butted. Fork design requires no bearing runner on crown. Only works with internal headsets
STEERER LENGTH: 170mm
DROPOUTS: Laser cut and cnc machined, 5mm, 4130 crmo, heat-treated. Available in 3/8”(10mm)
TOPBOLT: 7075-T6 alloy topbolt, M24 thread, 3/8” socket wrench fitment
OTHER: Available with or with out u-brake pivots
WEIGHT: 875g (20.72oz : 1.92lbs) (w/o topbolt). Topbolt: 22g (0.64oz : 0.04lbs)
The igi Microphone Peg designed by Dub is dropping during the fall. Much like Dub’s riding, a lot of work and attention to detail has gone into refining this peg design. Check out the photo above, and the first thing you notice is the clean Black, Anodised Silver colour way, with Silver Cap as a reference point.
Dub commented “The ball is better for the posture of the foot. Positioning is easier to find and locking in just happens. The knurling on the ball really does make a difference in a dry and dusty climate. Surface where cap and peg meet are at an angle so no seizing, I also use a reverse thread to stop seizing.
The rubber grip keeps your shoes and hands good to session all day without destroying your hands and shoes.”
What do you think?
Autum just dropped this tight catalogue with all their new range, really interesting socket pivotal seatpost on page 25 of their catalogue. Check it out!