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BSD SAFARI FRAME – REVIEW

The newest addition to the BSD frame lineup is the BSD Safari frame, Reed Stark’s signature.

Reed was looking for a frame with a super long front end but combined with a short back end and regular head angle. It’s built for urban adventure wherever your street safari takes you…” –BSD

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. Transmission, BSD’s feature length team video, is the perfect example of the kind of polished, highly considered video work Sowerby produces. Pair that strong brand image with a reputation for high quality parts, and you have a genuinely strong BMX company.

“Perfect for the rider who likes to go fast but also likes to get tech.”

It’s always rad when a bit of personality comes through in BMX videos. I’m not saying I know Reed Stark from watching his videos, but I think we can all agree there’s a lot of character in the content he puts out. It goes without saying he’s a very talented bike rider…  It’s the other stuff that makes him more interesting. Predominantly this is him just having a great time – it seems like he’s 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 this frame either.

The geometry on the BSD Safari frame is a little different to a traditional frame. As mentioned above, 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.


RRP: £319.99

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