The Shadow Conspiracy‘s Instagram has been alive with these little gems in the last few days or so, Lahasaan Kobza’s signature Kobra sprocket and Joris Coulomb’s Maya grips. While there’s very little info on these bits there will more than likely be a 25 tooth and almost definitely a 28 tooth version of the Kobra sprocket (as that’s the size Lasahaan rides) It also has two sprocket bolt holes so you can have the cobra design the right way up whether you’re predominantly right or left foot forward. The Maya grips look particularly inviting with their smoothed honeycomb style grip and small flanges that taper slightly wider than the rest of the grip at the ends. Both of these will be out next month so keep an ear out on Shadow’s Instagram for when they drop.
We saw them very briefly in The Union‘s coverage of last year’s Interbike trade show but here they are again; the Johnny Devlin signature Shadow Conspiracy Crowbar, this time coupled with Simone Barraco’s signature Gipsy grips in a rather fetching cream/tan/beige/khaki colourway instead of plain old gloss black like last time. With it’s 4-piece construction, Shadow’s own tear-drop crossbar tubing and 10 inch rise (a smaller size is reportedly going to be available too) these steering wings are sure to stand out in the crowd.
The Gipsy grips will, according to Shadow’s Interbike booth placards, be 170mm long and made of their own propriety ‘DCR formula’ rubber. Both the bars and grips are samples at this current time so keep your eyes peeled for more info on when these are to be released.
Ah Interbike, it’s like Comicon for bike nerds… The Union have extensive coverage of it going on over at their site and in their Shadow Conspiracy product round-up they briefly touch on the new Structure pedal. Shadow have come up with the great idea of sandwiching replaceable plastic bodies onto an aluminium core via 4 allen bolts to give a more robust and longer lasting plastic pedal, it also uses 2 sealed bearings and a roller bearing; essentially giving the best properties of both metal and plastic. Head over to The Union to catch more.
Shadow Conspiracy dropped this little teaser of the upcoming limited edition Interlock Supreme chain which utilises forged chain plates for the first time as well as mushroomed pins for the strongest link possible. Here’s what Shadow had to say about it;
“A special production of Interlock Supreme chains will be released on Saturday, December 6th.
These will only be available through a select group of dealers in the USA and only on December 6th. The first run will be a total of 300 chains in silver and will be distributed to our top dealers…”
Check out the above video to learn a little bit more about The Shadow Conspiracy‘s new Supreme Standards Testing that they have developed over the past year to insure all their products hold to to exactly what they were designed for. After you have watched the video then CLICK HERE for more info over on their site.
The Shadow Raptor freecoaster hub is now available! Shadow have taken the traditional KHE style hub and put their own spin on it with a needle bearing driver and a new set of cone nuts. Go hit up your local shadow dealer today and start going backwards!
“We’ve taken the best features of the KHE internals and put them into one hub, along with some updated features that we feel will make it more durable and run with less resistance as well as have a consistent engagement – – Raptor CNC 6061 alloy hub shell – 14mm solid cro-mo male axle with 8mm hex broach – Cro-mo cones and inserts for durability – 9T 1pc CNC cro-mo driver with needle and cartridge bearings – Angular Contact Bearing and oversized cartridge in hub shell – Thrust bearing behind the clutch reduces drag during rollbacks” – 36H left or right drive – Weight: 23.2 oz. – Colors: black, raw polish
The Union just posted up this Insight feature into The Shadow Conspiracy‘s new Inceptiv fork that is out now, and by ‘new’ I mean this thing is some freakin’ space-age gear they’ve designed from scratch. Some of the fork’s many, many features include a super-responsive 26mm dropout offset, 100% heat-treated 4130 construction, wider leg clearance for your 2.4″ basketball tyres, investment-cast dropouts as well as a bigger ‘king crown’ (the small tube between the legs and steerer) for strength and much more. Hit up The Union‘s site for more details on these great looking forks.
The Shadow Conspiracy just dropped this brand new promo featuring Lahsaan Kobza talking about his signature Chula stem and what went into designing it. The edit also features Lahsaan putting that stem to proper use with his normally silky smooth riding.
The Shadow Conspiracy Valor Tires are now available in a smaller 2.2″ size for all of you brake lovers or riders looking for something smaller than a 2.4″. Here’s a shot of some prototypes on Johnny Devlin’s bike. Both the 2.2’s and 2.4’s will be available from mail orders and local BMX shops everywhere pretty soon.
Here’s a look at Ben Hucke’s latest signature Penumbra pivotal seat which will be available later this Summer from The Shadow Conspiracy. Ben is quite the artist so I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t design this himself…