Far East Cycles hub inventor Ashao gets together with Jean William Prévost to take the hub apart and put it back together as they give some tips on how to use it and assemble/disassemble it correctly. Enjoy!
Yuki Itoh just dropped some exciting product news, he just got a well deserved “N Code” signature bar with Far East Cycles. Nice to see something a little different than the usual 2 piece bar design. Specs can be seen below.
Are brakes coming back? There have been some interesting developments happening in BMX recently. Bizhouse’s Shawn White hit me up late last night with this Brooklyn Mod concept which was developed along with Carlos Coste. The idea is to do away with welds on your AD lugs, so you buy forks, drill the holes yourself and boom your done. Time will tell if this works and if you trust yourself with a drill. Let’s discuss this one in the comments section.
Besides the amazing edits recently from Akira Okamura and today from Sebastian Grubinger. It is really good to see riders reviewing products, really enjoyed this in-depth review of the IGI BMX Peg by Kevin Meyer and Joris Bretagnolles, good work with english subtitles.
Some product news to start our Friday posts here on Flatmattersonline! Im currently testing the signature Matti Hemmings Armour Bikes peg, but check out the tweaks Matti has made on this years model below! Maybe your next peg?
MadTi pegs 2018 are here my signature pegs by Armour Bikes. Shipping starts on 1st March, preorder now with $15.00 OFF for $49.99/pair at www.armourbikes.com
Grade5 titanium cap;
14mm axle with 10mm adapter.
Optional 4mm extenders;
Optional nylon caps.
The news broke yesterday, Alex Jumelin kept us all guessing and we got it wrong. Alex Jumelin’s signature “Humble” frame will be released from Coast Cycles out of Singapore. So far no word on the specs of the frame.
Here’s what Alex had to say on his instagram:
“Coast Cycles is more than a BMX company. Coast is a bike label with a strong knowledge in the bike industry. Quality, strong and light. We worked really hard with the team in Singapore to have this first prototype ready for the new contest season. I’ll be in Singapore next week to test it and film an edit.”
The popular Chad Johnston designed S&M Intrikat frame is back in store at Flatland Fuel, if you are looking for a new frame for 2018. This might well be the one for you, for all the sizes and specs hit the link below !
There have been plenty of rumours going around that S&M are no longer making the popular Chad Johnston designed Intrikat frame. I was stoked yesterday to see Chad post on his instagram a new frame in production that will squash the rumours. From the look of the photo the new version will have a slightly lower stand over. Available in black and raw clear, no word on sizes, but should be available soon no doubt.
The first signature frame news of 2018, and a well deserved signature frame for Kevin Nikulski. Heres what the guys over at Autum had to say about it:
“PIVN stands for “Paradise Is Very Nice” – that´s the ting our teamrider Kevin Nikulski likes and the reason why he named his first signature frame after it! The frame is designed on his daily needs – having a hardcore Flat session but also being ready all time of the day to join the Berlin Street sessions of his friends he hangs out with. If you are into Flat/Street Whatevery this is definitly your weapon of choice…
Here are some short specs for the tech nerds:
weight 2,4kg/ 21″&20,5″toptube/12.6″slammed Chainstays/75,5°headtubeangle/72,5°seattubeangle/standover 220mm/integrated chaintensioners/14mm dropouts/removable breakhardware/ Mid BB- BB height 40mm/integrated campagnolo style headbearing/finest 4130 CrMo Japanese sanko tubing
Very very soon available in matte translucent black and matte translucent hazegreen…”
I saw Tyler Gilliard rocking the new Colony Exon tyre at the battle in the Rockies contest last weekend and he said he was working on a review. Check out what Tyler has to say about the tyre, and you can grab yourself a set at http://www.flatlandfuel.com.