We’ve had the Mainiac frame, now here are the bars from Harry Main and Failure. Multi butted chromoly and heat-treated for extra strength these come in at 8.25” high, 28.5” wide, with a 12 degree back sweep and 1 degree up sweep. This purple colourway came through and they looked really classy.
Whooaa these look tasty! The all-new Spline Drive Cinch cranks from Mutiny. The idea, as always with Mutiny is make them simple, strong and look good. All boxes ticked there, no worries. Made from 420 backed chromoly and feature a 2.5 piece design, bossless arms and 19mm, 48 spline axle. Available in RHD or LHD. Don’t forget this is a spline drive set up, so only the spline drive sprockets will work here.
The Classic Mid Seat
More quality from Mutiny, this time in the shape of the classic mid seat. Mid pivotal set up with a really awesome looking brown synthetic leather cover. Durable and light with a custom Mutiny impression logo on there and a hollow pivotal bolt to boot.
Always the star of the show and centre of attention, Fathead now boasts his own signature bars from S&M. Straight gauge 4130 chromo, 4Q baked post weld heat treated construction these look and feel spot on. Fathead is a fan of the OG T-1 Ruben bars, so kept the geometry very similar with an 8.5” rise, 29” wide, 4 degree up and 11 degree back sweep, weighing in at 2.04lbs. He may irritate you to near death, but it’s almost justified with his bike riding skill and now it seems he can even nail a decent set of bars too. What’s next for Fathead?
Forever Lo Flangeless Grips
Flangeless Forever Lo grips from BSD. Nice soft krayton rubber, 146mm long and a 31mm diameter these feel real comfy. Available in grey, purple, blue, red and black with matching nylon bar ends in the pack too.
Hub Guard [rear]
Nice durable and compact hub guard from the guys at Proper. 7075 construction and will fit most cassette hubs. Threaded design with washers provided so you can replace the cone nut and you’re not sat there for 3 hours trying to spread the rear dropouts. Massive thumbs up for that. They come in a range of colours and it works perfectly well, keeping everything at the back nice and tidy.
Shotgun Mid Seat
More goodness from the crew at Social. This time we have the Shotgun seat. Mid pivotal with a slick grey cover on there, which looks pretty durable. Nice and light with a cool Social embossed logo and also available in black. We know these things work perfectly, and with Social you know it’s going to make your bike look dope.
These are loooong. The Zap grips from Eclat are based around the fact that you should be able to customise your grip set up. 190mm of soft krayton rubber and designed in a way that you can adapt them to your comfort zone without looking like the dogs had them. They come equipped with a pair of nylon Corkx barends and are available in black, blue, white and gum.
We noticed these right away when everything was out on the desk and ready for review. The smoked chrome on the Isla bars from Fly looks so slick. These are Shane Weston’s signature bars and they’re not shy at all when it comes to rise, these are 9” and feel really good. Constructed from full heat-treated multi butted 4130 tubing they have an up sweep of 2 degree, back sweep is 12 degree, are 29” wide, and weigh in at a very respectable 1.73lbs. Keep your eyes peeled for more Isla produce from Fly this year, it’s all looking good.
Chains are really important, you can’t mess around with these things and they need to be done right. BSD got to work on their own “Forever” chain , which is a durable 1/2”x1/8” unit with mushroom pins, rust proof treatment, stamped logo’s on the plates and comes with a pre installed half link. It definitely looks solid and at
RRP: £11.99 it’s worth a go.
Constructed from the proven 41 Thermal heat-treated chromoly and featuring a 1 piece machined steerer tube with integrated bearing race. The legs are butted and tapered for both increased strength and decent peg clearance. 4mm thick dropouts with a nice Sunday logo embossed on to them and they come with a tidy 7075 aluminium compression cap. Black was the order of the day, but they also come in chrome and a neat ice green colourway too.
RRP: £149.99 (£159.99 chrome)
Process v2 Cassette Hub
A few minor changes to the V2 Process cassette hub from Bicycle Union. Most notably the steel cones as apposed to the previous alloy ones. This makes sense especially if you’re peg based as the alloy ones used to take a real hammering. 14mm axle with sealed bearings and available in both RHD and LHD. There’s a choice of either 1 piece 9T driver or 2 piece 10/11/12T driver. All bases covered on a hub, which has been around for a while, is great value for money and certainly does the job.