Quest CEO Danny Sirkin hit me up with the news their new Battle frame are now on route to Flatland Fuel and will available late next week. Check out the official press release below and photographs also!
“With a respectful design nod to Quamen, as well as other reputable frame companies, we set out to bring the "flatland look" back to flat frames. Lots of front end clearance, modern geometry, and all the features you’ve been looking for.”
Viki Gomez posted the new “Soul rider” prototype he and Martti Kuoppa have been working for the return of KuoppaGomezBikes, 19.5 TT, clean double diamond design. Viki is currently testing the frame and rocked up with it at the the Urban Waves Festival contest this weekend in Belgium. The frame is due for release in Spring 2016! Great to see these two legends back in the game together doing their thing, can only be a good thing for flatland. Stay tuned for more news!
Matthew Buentiempo, Steve Woodward and Shawn White over at Bizhouse just built Trevor Meyer a custom new frame that Trevor is calling “Trev A Tron 3000″. Shawn was kind enough to send photos and a video beginning initial ideas from Trevor, Shaun’s CAD drawing, welding in the jig and finished product. As you can see, the classic GT front end returns that we all know Trevor used of many years, and a lil’ old school throwback with a CW inspired platform, plenty of room on this frame throughout which makes total sense for a guy of Trevor’s height.
Check the specs and photos below:
We are dropping an exclusive interview with Sebastian Grubinger next week, for now check this sweet new promo for the Heresy Ascend frames featuring Sebastian, for more info and specs please check … heresybmx.com/ascend-frames/
Yohei Uchino has just been giving the honour of a signature frame with Ares Bykes, the “Goodspeed” comes in 19.3 TT with 13 back end. Weight is 1.85kg / 1.90kg. Ucchie remarked “Looks so beautiful”, congratulations Ucchie!
In 2012 Dominik Nekolny was given the chance to design his own signature tyre, who certainly don’t see this very often in flatland! Here’s what he had to say about it plus the short clip of Dom riding back wheel!
“The tire is one of the most important components of the bike. Ever since , I always have a dream to have my own tire exactly according to my wishes and requirements.
This dream come true 10 years later, in early 2012, when I was contacted by Mitas willing to cooperate in the production of my signature tire. For design the tire, there were several important parameters. The most important of these was of course the adhesion of tires, which we managed to do absolutely great and is exactly on the border of excellent adhesion and durability while good tire, which is navigable evenly.
Equally important parameter was the design – I wanted to tire did not carry my name only, but also something that describes me, which I managed very well. Tire will be produced in two versions: Elite with flexible Kevlar construction and overall weight of breathtaking 280 grams. A further design in Classic with rigid steel construction and a total weight of 460 grams and casing lower price. All enclosures are manufactured in the Czech Republic!
The resulting tire has a very good design, excellent adhesion and reasonable price – everything from TOP tire expect!”