The Sunday teams hit some of our UK complete bikes stockists back in August and this is some of what went down. The street edit they filmed around the shop visits is at the bottom of the post.
After more than a year of testing the Acala stems are finally available. There’s four options (front or top load, wedge or regular 6 bolt) and the four colour-ways. Again these stems are CNC’d from 7075 billet for maximum strength and have been considerably beefed up when compared with previous Proper stems. The wedge system uses similar technology to that successfully employed by Thomson. The Proper version uses just one 6mm (same as the four front bolts) bolt, which is obviously preferable for the stresses of BMX and more convenient (as you only need one Allen key).
Tripod seats have an unstoppable momentum now. The pricing is comparable with pivotal but the performance and aesthetics are better. Proper’s version comes with four different coloured posts and once colour seat. That’ll be black. In two different sizes. A slim version and a mid/fat version. The Proper seat is a fairly classic simple finish with embossed logos. The lack of frills means the Proper seat is also keenly priced.
Stebson grips come in Army Green or the new Ox-Blood red tie dye that has been getting a lot of attention.
BSH v2 – Again. Over a year since the first prototypes and the samples are still going STRONG. We still have the original BSH frame available but this version has an additional head tube gusset and completely refined geometry. The wheelbase has been shorted by mellowing the seat tube angle and steepening the head tube angle, meaning the frame is more suited to spins on flat ground (and out of grinds). The V2 is available in polished bare metal or ED black finishes and a top tube length to suit you (note the short wheel base will make a 21.4” v2 BSH feel like a regular 21” frame).
Available in black, polish, ox-blood red, or blue. 25t 27t or 28t. Guard sprockets are gaining popularity as the next wave of street riders seek to protect their chain during crooked grinds etc. This one is CNC’d from 7075 alloy and features squared teeth and four rotation points for maximum durability. This sprocket accepts half link chains and fits all cranks (except socket-drive Odyssey Thunderbolts).
Here’s a preview of the 2014 Fly Electron complete. This model is aimed at younger riders with a lowish frame and 20.2″ top tube with everything else size proportionately (8.25″ bars and 25mm offset forks). This is a genuine alternative to an 18″ with the added bonus of easy upgrading over the coming years. Not that you’ll want to upgrade much. The parts package includes Ruben grips, Matt Roe Tripod seat, Ruben graphite pedals and Rampera tyres. RRP under £350?
If you’re interested in becoming a Fly stockist be sure to give us call. These will in the country in plenty of time for Christmas.