The MacNeil BMX Company offers quality components designed in Canada and manufactured in Taiwan. Based in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, its range encompasses frames, forks, bars, stems, cranks, pedals, seats and sprockets – basically, something for everyone. Among MacNeil’s many innovations is the pivotal seat and post, now an industry standard.
It is particularly well-known for its frames, which include street, park and race models, all with full 4130 Sanko Japanese tubing. Standout is the fully brakeless Kevin Kiraly-signature ‘Varsity’, with a unique matte-to-gloss fade paint finish, butted top and down tubes, heat-treated BB, dropouts and headtube, integrated seat clamp and clearance for large tyres. Also available are the ‘Borato V3’, ‘Loden V3’, ‘Calico V2’ and ‘Deuce V5’.
The list of parts is extensive, and includes the ‘Tabarnak’ bars, super-strong thanks to full post-weld heat treatment, and featuring 19mm OD cross bar, multi-butted tubing and black ED, dipped to prevent corrosion. There are also two forks – the ‘Blazer’ and the ‘CKS’ which has thicker wall tubing and a longer steer tube. MacNeil’s patented Pivotal Technology is used on all three seat models – the ‘SL’, ‘Capital’ and ‘Fat Cap’.
Apart from Kiraly, the MacNeil Pro team features John Alden, Jaumell Campbell, Greg Flag, Amos Franke, Greg Henry, Jack Leonard, Sam Lowe, Chijioke Okafo, Adam Piatek and Chris Silva. There is also an International team, made up of Frenchmen Fabien Dulong and Antoine Nau, Ukrainian Sergey Gal, and John Manaras from Greece.