Complete bikes have really changed since I started riding. You can now go out and find a bike specialized to what you want to ride, in the size you want, that comes with the parts you need. That is exactly what Division did, and they brought out 3 models built to take on a handrail straight out of a box. Besides that, they’re some of the best looking bikes I’ve seen in the last few years. I’ll let the photos and specs speak for themselves.
Spotted on this Scott Ditchburn bike check via The Shadow Conspiracy‘s website, here is a sneak peek at Scott’s newest prototype of his Subrosa Thunderbeast 2 signature frame. No info on exactly what has been revised since the original was released but it sure looks pretty in this dark red. Watch this space for more info as it comes.
While I generally won’t post any old bike check, this bit of bike porn was too good to pass up. S&M Bikes posted these photos of Steven Hamilton’s new Intrikat set-up; a frame not too unlike the old Federal Fraction flatland frame he rode in his heyday which contributed massively to today’s super-tight street frame geometry.
Randy Taylor was the first guy I’ve ever seen in a web video. Ever since, I’ve been hooked on bikes, and it’s all because of his Props bio from years ago. He will always be in my top 10 favorite riders of all time, and because of that, I am so stoked that Mutiny is re-issuing his Loosefer frame, with a few minor geometry adjustments. We don’t have any specifics yet, but based off of this bike check Mutiny posted with Mat Houck, we know that it’ll have a taller headtube and standover height than the original. Can’t wait for this to be available, and rest in peace Randy.
Dakota Roche’s new signature DAK frame from Cult is now available. Built around their classic OS frame, Dak’s version uses a taller 9.25″ standover height and his own signature gussets and graphics. Head over to the Cult site for a bike check with Dak and his homie Cody who just built up fresh Dak frames themselves…
Made from revised 100% cult classic tubing for increased strength… cult logo embossed top tube gussets, dak logo embossed down tube gussets, integrated headtube, externally machined mid BB shell, investment cast seatpost clamp and seatstay bridge, tapered seatstays with removable brake mounts, s-bend chainstays with room for 2.40” tires, and 5mm thick heat-treated dropouts. DAK inspired graphics…
20” 20.5” 20.75” 21” 21.25”
black & brown
Charlie Crumlish is riding a prototype of his signature CharlieFU Frame coming soon from S&M Bikes. This US made beast features a super tall standover and comes in a heap of different top tube lengths including a long 21.4″ for giants like Charlie.
Head over to the Merritt site for a bike check with the one and only Blue Falcon. Brian stopped by their warehouse to pick up some new and prototype parts including a set of hubs they are working on. Those leather seats are looking spot on.
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