Alone is a BMX bike company from the UK, owned by rider James Hitchcox. Founded in 2004, it offers a range of parts including forks, bars, brakes, grips, pedals, seats, pegs, inner tubes, tyres, rims, spokes, BB sets and headsets. Its range of frames includes the ‘Maiden’, first released in 2004 and still going strong today, with slimmer tubes, shorter rear stays and fatter rear tyre clearance.
New products for 2014 from Alone include the second generation of the Sean Pointing-signature ‘SPork’ forks, with all the awesome specs of the original model together with added custom investment cast dropouts to make them more peg friendly and stronger than ever before. Also available is a Hitchcox-signature ‘Hitch’ variation, with welded front brake mounts.
Also on offer for the first time are the tripod-design ‘Big Dick’ seat, with a durable synthetic cover featuring an embossed logo and fat padding, and the one-piece ‘Big Dick’ post, made from full 6061 aluminium. There was also a huge new post-weld heat-treated bar called the ‘Emergency’, with 9.99” rise and a multi-butted main tube to save weight.
Apart from Pointing and Hitchcox, the Alone team includes Sam Collison, Tom Milham and Josh Wyles, plus other members of an extended family including riders such as Chris Nunn and Frenchman Vince Primel. In May 2014, the team hit the roads of Europe taking in Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Sweden on the Fun Sponge Tour, and an excellent three-minute edit by James Appleton was the result.