Federal Bikes was launched by Seventies Distribution in the year 2000. It’s certainly been through a few different chapters as the landscape of the BMX industry down in Hastings has changed, but Federal continues to be, without question, one of the UK’s strongest BMX brands. Their team over the years has been consistently strong – from international big dogs like Davey Watson, Jared Washington, Stevie Churchill, Bruno Hoffmann and Steven Hamilton, to homegrown heroes such as Dan Lacey, Mark Love and Dan Cox. Federal has always maintained its status as a honourable brand to represent, which has translated into the success of its products, both in the UK and further afield. Federal has earned global respect.
Federal Drop Bars have been around for a while. Why? Because they’re excellent bars, so they continue to be popular. They have the correct proportions, the right angles, a nice natural arm position, all the qualities you want from a handlebar.
That embossed logo will probably be the first thing you notice on these bars, it’s another fine example of branding by Federal – classy and understated.
Both the 4pc and 2pc V2 Drop Bars are available now. Something to suit all tastes.
The feel of these bars is clearly a bit different to the 2pc, thanks to updated sweeps, but they’re aimed a different kind of rider. Federal know their market, so the angles on these 4pc bars are different for a reason. They felt damn good to us.