BSD is a Scottish BMX brand with one hell of a team. Their momentum can be traced along with the success of the riders who they sponsor – just look at Kriss Kyle, Alex D, Reed Stark, David Grant and Dan Paley. Some of these guys are almost brands in their own right.
BSD has kept the fire lit with great products and arguably some of the best video content of any brand, thanks to the efforts of Dave Sowerby. Pair that strong brand image with a reputation for high quality parts, and you have a genuinely strong BMX company.
The BSD ALVX frame is quite possibly the ultimate modern, super responsive street frame on the market right now. As Alex Donnachie’s signature frame, it has been proven by its massive popularity over the last few years. The success of this frame, in combination with his level of riding, has helped make Alex D something of an icon.
It’s easy to see why the BSD ALVX frame has been so popular. It’s crazy short. The back end is 12.5” when slammed. Seriously, 12.5”. Insane, right? Alex said that when designing this frame, he just wanted a normal frame except for it to have the shortest back end possible. Well, it’s got that! But it also has a super steep 75.5 degree head tube angle – the BSD ALVX is super responsive all round then. With this frame, any bike will be kicky and whippy, no matter how you choose to set it up.
Kriss Kyle + BSD = The BSD Passenger frame.
This frame has been flying off the shelves since its introduction, most likely due to its fantastic versatility and also because Kriss Kyle is a straight-up superstar. Kriss rides all terrain on this frame and seems more than comfortable on it, so it’s no surprise that it’s been popular with guys who like to ride a bit of everything. Add in the fact that it comes in no less than five top tube sizes from 20.2 to 21.5, and you have a frame adaptable to any rider.
It seems like Reed Stark is always grinning. Especially after successfully riding away from a gnarly setup. We can’t fault that attitude, we can’t fault his riding, and we can’t fault his signature frame either.
The geometry on the BSD Safari frame is a little different to a traditional frame. It’s long at the front – all the way to 21.8” if you fancy it! That’s pretty much the longest toptube option in our lineup. However, the back end is the opposite, so the rear wheel feels comparatively closer. The handling this gives you is a nice balance of stability and manoeuvrability, perfect for the rider who likes to go fast but also likes to get tech.