Fit Bike Co
The super popular Fit Blade forks have had an update, which carries them into V2 status. Same geometry as before but now features a reinforced steerer tube, more tapering on the legs, better peg clearance and CND’d dropouts with cut outs on the inside. All in Fit have managed to shave a bit of weight off these too. So not only are they stronger than before, but also lighter. Smoked chrome too. How rad does that look?
More goodness from Mutant. We’ve got the Elecktraa rims in the house. 6066 T10 aluminium, 19mm high, 13mm brake side height, 35.7mm wide with a welded junction. X cross lacing pattern on these and they’re nice and wide to avoid those pinch flats. Available in a huge range of colours and weighing in at 486 grams. These are a solid all round rim, which will certainly take a hit.
Connor Lodes Bars
Connor Lodes signature bars from Premium are constructed from 13 butted 4130 chromoly and featuring a 19mm crossbar, a well knurled clamping area and fully heat treated. These are as strong as an ox. 8.5” ride, 29” wide, 12 degree back and 1.5 degree up sweep. Weighing in at 28oz.
The industry standard Pivotal Post, and this time BSD treat us to theirs. Weighing in at 98 grams and available in plenty of colours this is a good, solid aftermarket alternative if you’re looking for a pivotal post. Aluminium construction as per with a neat little BSD logo etched on there to round things off.
Thin Plastic Pedal
The thin plastic pedals from Premium have been on our shelves for a while. They do a great job and are super lightweight and durable. As standard they come with sealed bearings and even spare bodies too. Slick, strong, light and look a treat on any bike.
It seems to have been a while since the world was treated to a sprocket and bashguard combo! Well Stolen has all bases covered with their Sumo sprocket. CNC’d from 7075 aluminium, 6mm thick and comes equipped with the bolt holes ready to throw on the bashguard. The guard is sold separately but we’ve seen them installed and it works a treat.
Ok, so these look pretty much amazing. We’ve seen the bearingless JCPC’s but ANML have taken a new slant on this by ensuring the spindle is rock solid. The idea is to eliminate as many parts on a pedal which fail. Bearings being the key area they’ve gone for a bushing system and really beefed up the spindle. The spindle itself is made from 4140 chromoly with a TiCN coating on there. Prototypes of the BPE have been tested and ridden by the team for a couple of years now with great results, and finally we have the finished product from ANML. They’re real lightweight and it’s one of those products you pick up and they kind of feel solid, like they’d take a beating or two. Replaceable bodies are available, once again reinforcing the reliability of the spindle. £16.99 will get you a new set. Totally into these.
Lumberjack XL Bars
Odyssey’s Lumberjack bars have been around for a few years now and they’ve always been a treat. They’ve decided to give us an XL version, and here’s the specs. 9” rise, 29” wide, 1” up sweep and a 12” back sweep, with fully butted 41 thermal technology chromoly and they even come with a lifetime warranty.
This is a wise move from the crew over at Odyssey. They’ve decided to build their own hub shell around the proven G-Sport internals. We’ve got a feeling these will be pretty popular. 7075-T6 aluminium shell with a one piece 9T driver. This can be switched for either side drive as per the G-Sport. Female 4130 or 7075-T6 aluminium axle with 14mm or 3/8” 4130 chromoly bolts. There’s also a hubguard available for this puppy too so all angles
are covered. Available in black and a rather
nice powder blue colour too.
Animal’s new MTT tyre, stands for Monster Truck Tyre. It actually looks like something from the future. Something Batman may run on that motorbike. They look dope. Available in 2.1 and 2.35 and are currently available in the black wall/steel beed only. The grip on these looks like it’d take a 3 inch gouge out of a wall. They mean business and that’s a good thing. Essentially designed for street but they’d no doubt work a treat on most terrains. Ideal pressure would be in the 70’s, there’s no need to over inflate these, as they have enough surface area to make up for a lower pressure. Why anyone runs a tyre above 70PSI I’ll never actually know. Personal preference I suppose!
United recently brought out a whole grey colourway of parts, including the Ryan Metro signature sprocket. This is a mix of 8mm – 6mm 3D machined 7075-T6 aluminium, and it’s built to take a beating or two. Ryan is not shy at all when it comes to a sprocket attack.
Available in 23t, 25t and 28t and it’s great value and will last.