Owl Hub Rear
This is real slick looking from Mutant. The Owl rear cassette hub is an affordable alternative, which does not look out of place with its more pricey competitors. Full CNC 7075 T6 aluminium body, CNC’d heat treated chromo axle, polymer bushing sleeve in the driver to help prevent bearing breakage, male or female versions available with a smaller non drive side flange to help protect those spokes. Weighs in at 432 grams and is only available in 36h and 9 tooth. Some real good colourways out there too, polished looks particularly sweet.
More Eric Lichtenberger goodness for this issue. This time round we have the Odyssey Sand Bars. In chrome too, perfect. 9” rise, 29” wide and constructed from multi butted 41 thermal tubing. 4 degree up and 10.5 degree back sweep these are built to take a hit or two for sure. Also available in black! But c’mon, look at them in chrome!
James Cox’s signature Directors seat from long time sponsor’s S&M looks so good. Padded, for use on barspins and sitting around at spots, or as James likes to use it for, rolling shots when doing his day job. James Cox has produced
some of the best edits in BMX and Chris Moeller decided on the Director seat name, which is very apt. Pivotal system as standard with some amazing looking graphics embossed onto the brushed leather fabric.
Pete Sawyer is killing it right now. Here’s his signature Wham bars from WeThePeople. Constructed from full liquid post heat treatment 4130 M2 chromo, multi butted and coming in at 9.2” high, 29” wide, 11 degree back and 3 degree up sweep. They weigh in at a super tidy 1.78lbs. As per the quality and standard of production is high with these bars, fitting in with everything WTP.
These have been in stores a while now, you’ll notice them right away because they look so dope sat on the shelves with this packaging. These are designed to be strong. Animal is all about street riding, and we know this is what destroys your bike the most. These guys take extra care to ensure the parts on your bike are going to hold up to everything. Strong doesn’t mean overbuilt, heavy or cumbersome with these though. They’re real streamline and weigh in at just over 2lbs, which is sick. Heat treated 4130 construction, 3 piece design with a 22mm spindle with a full set of hollow bolts. In the box you get everything you need for installation and removal of the Akimbo’s.
Kid Block tyre 2.3
Great affordable tyre from Kenda. The Kid Block is a knurled block shape non-directional tread, which gives it a good all round advantage. At this stage it looks like it’s only available in the black wall! Max 100psi is great for a tyre of this price as is the folding bead technology they have on these as standard. Tough, slick, fast and durable. Kenda know what’s up when it comes to tyres!
Nathan Williams OG Grande Bars have gone through a slight change, most notably the name. These are now the Mothership bars in keeping with his signature frame, both from United. 11 butted, 100% seamless 4130 chromo construction, full post weld heat treated with a comfortable 8.5” rise, 28” wide, 12 degree back and 1 degree up sweep. They weigh in at 1.75lbs and look particularly fresh in this gloss white finish. Also available in good old black, grey and burgundy.
We’re into version three of the Simple Eject stem and it just keeps getting better. This has been refined more from the V2, with a slick looking shape, which will save your knee’s from abuse. 7075 T6 aluminium with it’s own unique and proven clamping system, raised front end to allow more thread and a reach of 49mm. Simple have come through again with this pup. Looks dope.
The super popular Principal seat from Odyssey has had a make over thanks to Eric Lichtenberger. He’s decided on a rad looking tan cover with the crossed wrenched logo embossed on there. As per, the Principal is well padded, durable and uses the proven pivotal technology.
Aaron Ross Grips
The ever popular Aaron Ross signature grips from Odyssey have gone through an erratic colour change. Which isn’t unusual given Aaron’s bike, he certainly likes to mix it up a bit. The classic keyboard design with super soft krayton they come equipped with a sturdy nylon end plug, all stays the same. But if you’re looking to spice up your bike then you can’t go wrong with these, available in a whole mix of colours, keep an eye out for them.
Dual Layer Pegs
Diamond Back are in on the dual pegs game with these super slick looking dual layer beasts. Plastic inserts for strength with a speedy looking aluminium coat on there. Available in almost every colour imaginable, they’re lightweight and priced real good at
RRP: £19.99 for the pair.
E Street Sprocket 25t
More durable and great looking produce this month from Stereo. Here’s the E Street sprocket. Fully CNC’d from 7075 T6 aluminium with a real good looking design on there, which includes a bottle opener. This is a sprocket for life by the looks of it, and it will without doubt stand up to the daily abuse of most BMXers. Available in black, and dark purple too.