Eclat really pulled out the stops with Croydon lad Alex Kennedy’s signature pedals and guard sprocket as we can see in Eclat’s latest Assembled feature. The AK Pedals boast a large ambidextrous nylon-fibreglass body allowing you to rotate if you grind one down more than the other (also saving on tooling and bike shop’s SKUs by not have left or right specific replacement bodies) 8 steel pins per side and a huge 4140 spindle running on bushings. Eclat even offer a lifetime warranty on the spindle which speaks volumes as it’s the first of it’s kind. At 613 grams (20 oz) a pair they’re not the lightest but you’re not likely to get a large platform with lots of pins and a virtually bombproof spindle that is light- and not being on the extremities of your bike you’re unlikely to even notice.
The AK Guard sprocket has a thick 8mm 6061-t6 construction with counter bores in the back to accommodate the bolts that hold the 10mm nylon-fibreglass guard and it’s 4 bolts in place. The thickness also allows some machining on the back of the sprocket that looks like it helps improve your chain-line and keep your q-factor (distance between pedals from side-to-side) low where machining on the outer face makes a seat for the guard to sit securely into and be rotated 180 degrees as it wears. The guard itself has reportedly been tested by Eclat’s best for over a year to great results and at 150g (5.9 oz) it’s pretty light for what it is. These merged with the Maverick alloy cranks- like Alex has on his ride- and you have one dialed drivetrain.
All the above are out now from all good bike shops via these distros.
Eclat are on form so far this year at Interbike… a certain ex-writer for this very site has been obsessing over making this little beauty a reality for years and it’s great to see it at long last; the AK Guard. Made from an impact-resistant nylon fiberglass material, this sprocket guard simply bolts on to the sprocket and provides a lighter full bash guard with significantly less friction than it’s aluminium counterparts; perfect for more predictable crankslides.
Here’s a look at Alex Kennedy’s new signature Tripod seat from Cult. Sitting in between the Dehart and the new Dak Tripod seat, AK’s version uses a Mid amount of padding and a faux leather brown cover.
And you thought Camo had replaced Rasta? Cult have a tone of new product dropping next month including these new Rasta version of AK’s signature grip. Look out for these to hit the shops in the next few weeks.
Cult’s AK GRIP is in stock now. Larger grip diameter and a comfy pattern using a proven rubber compound, they are available in Black, Gum, and Olive Drab. Get to your local shop, mail order or the hit up the CULT WEBSTORE today to grab a set.
Cult just had a huge delivery of new goods that you can expect to see popping up worldwide pretty soon. This includes the AK Frame, AK Grips, Tripod Seats, IC Fork, 2.40 Tires and the much anticipated Freecoasters. Head over to the Cult site for a closer look!
Alex Kennedy’s much anticipated signature colour way of Cult’s OSV3 Frame, has hit US shores and is soon to be available worldwide. AK’s frame uses Cult’s trusted geometry with some pretty wild graphics and a natural Eggplant colour. Expect to see plenty of these things going backwards with gum tires at a skatepark near you soon…
Your favorite street rider just put together a fresh new steed which can be seen up on the Cult website. Plenty of bike porn and prototypes on this one including his new signature colorway of the OSV3 Frame, signature grips, Match freecoaster and the IC Sect fork, all of which are available this month. You will also spot a prototype Cult AK Tripod Seat and the Salvation V2 Stem which will be out later this year. Hit em.
After spotting the samples earlier this year it looks like AK’s signature grips from Cult will be available in October. Slightly thicker than other grips in the Cult lineup, these have designed to AK’s exact specifications. Kind of a hybrid between the Vans grips and the Faith grip byt he looks of it?..
Looks like Cult‘s Alex Kennedy is about to receive a second signature product to go with his Freecoaster that we spotted last week. Seen here is a sneak peek at AK’s signature Grip which is due out this September with a whole list of exciting new goodies from Cult, which are listed bellow. Get hyped…