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Crucial BMX Shop – Test Pilot 188 Sunday Alex Magallan EX

Bike Test: Sunday Alex Magallan EX
Words and Photo’s: Dunk
Rider: Del Shepherd
Rider Notes: Looks quite chunky but feels good to ride
Brand Notes: Sunday have a whopping 19 completes in their 20” wheel range

Sunday are on to a winner with their mid priced bike range. For a tad under £500 you can get a super solid complete with all the trimmings – CNC’d chainring, decent brake setup, Odyssey parts – everything you’ll ever need to get you rolling. The Alex Magallan (who incidentally I’ve never heard of) signature bike is well rounded, mid sized and built to take anything you can throw at it. I’m personally not a huge fan of Sunday, I just have a real issue with that crinkly down tube, but I know many a rider who disagrees with me. That opinion is based purely on aesthetics because to ride this bike you’d never know you’re on a complete. Interestingly, I think that Sunday completes feel a little bit oldschool – or at least haven’t got involved with the massive bars trend. The geometry is low at the bars end but high at the bottom bracket. It’s just a little bit different to the park based bikes we see a lot of, and choice is never a bad thing to offer. Sunday have quite a core following that’s for sure, so if you’re a massive Aaron Ross fan, or Alex Magallan for that matter, and you’re looking for a nice new complete, then look no further!

Bike Spec:

• FRAME: 20.75″ Chromoly Wave Down Tube, Top Tube, Chain Stay, Dropout and Integrated Head Tube
• FORK: Sunday EX Full Chromoly
• HANDLEBAR: Triumph XL Replica, Full Chromoly, 8.5″ x 28″
• STEM: Sunday Freeze Top-Load
• HEADSET: Sunday Integrated
• BRAKE LEVER: Odyssey Springfield
• BRAKE: Odyssey Springfield with Odyssey Quik Slic cable
• GRIPS: Odyssey Dugan
• SEAT: Sunday Tripod
• SEAT POST: Tripod
• SEAT CLAMP: Sunday
• SPROCKET: Sunday Sabretooth, 25T, 6061
• CRANKS: 175mm, Sunday Saker Crank
• BB PARTS: 19mm Sealed Mid
• PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC
• RIMS: Sunday Lightning Rim, 36H
• FRONT HUB: Sunday, 36H, Sealed, Female 3/8″ Axle
• REAR HUB: Sunday, 36H, Sealed, Female 3/8” Axle, 9T
• SPOKES: Steel Black
• TIRES: Sunday Current 20×2.25 (F & R)
• SRP: £498.99

Del Shepherd felt right at home on the Sunday and threw this stylish handplant in no problem.


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