DK Bicycles always put out some of the best BMX racing complete bikes in the game! The release of their 2018 “Octane” completes is exactly what we’re talking about! For this year the brand totally changed their usual colorway variations of black and green and went with a grey/aqua blend.
White and black are used in the decals as an offset and it works nice. The frame is made from hydroformed 6061 aluminum and it features an integrated headset, Euro BB, and 3D 20mm dropouts.
Box X2 20mm forks come stock on the Octane as well as parts by Promax. A DK alloy sealed bearing 120 point 16-tooth rear cassette hub with a 15mm thru-axle is another highlight making this bike race ready out the box!! The complete bike weighs in at 19 pounds 13 ounces. For $1,079.99 you get A LOT of bang for your buck!
PEEP THE STATS:
FRAME: Professional hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame with integrated headset, Euro BB, and 3D 20mm dropouts
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21.5”
CHAIN STAY LENGTH: 14.75”
HEAD TUBE ANGLE: 74º
SEAT TUBE ANGLE: 72º
FORK: BOX X² carbon with 20mm thru-axle
BARS: 100% chromoly 8.5 x 28.25”, 7° back, 3° up
STEM: DK CNC machined alloy top load, 50mm
HEADSET: 45/45 integrated sealed cartridge bearings
BRAKE: Promax Linear Airflow pads
LEVER: Promax V Point with grip lock
REAR HUB: DK alloy sealed bearing 120 point 16-tooth cassette with 15mm thru-axle
FRONT HUB: DK alloy sealed bearing, 20mm thru-axle
SPROCKET: 44-tooth alloy 4-bolt
CRANKS: 2-piece forged alloy, 175mm
BB: Euro 24mm integrated external
CHAIN: KMC K-810 3/32”
PEDALS: DK Blender PC platform
RIMS: Sun Ringle Envy doublewall 36-hole alloy
TIRES: Maxxis DTH high pressure 20 x 1.95”/20 x 1.75”
SEAT: BOX Echelon 1-piece seat/post combo, 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP: Promax quick release
GRIPS: DK Tsuka lock-on
WEIGHT: 19 lbs 13 oz
FTB, Balance Bike Collection, Inspired By Classic BMX Builds
If you didn’t already know, Factory Team Bikes (FTB) makes a really cool, high quality balance bike collection. These bikes are built as legitimate mini BMX bikes for kids to get their balancing skills on point. The steel frames are also strong enough for the little ones to shred with worrying about shredding the bike to pieces ;). Not only are these bikes quality made, they also pay tribute to some of the icon BMX bikes from the 80’s.
Lots of companies make balance bikes, but none of them make a real BMX balance bike. So, when we decided to add a balance bike to the FTB BMX range, our mission wasn’t to beat our competitors on price, it was to beat them on quality. We wanted to make something you would be proud to see your kid ride (not some toy store piece of junk) but also something durable enough to eventually be passed on to family or friends to share the love of learning to ride a bike with future generations. A gift that keeps on giving! With its quality steel frame and forks, chunky tyres and sealed bearings throughout, not only is the FTB balance bike fully serviceable, you also get all the quality and great design which the FTB brand is renowned for. Kids these days have never had it so good! ~FTB
For more info visit FTBBMX.com
Bassett Racing 29″ Ronin Series, Frame & Fork
Riverside, CA BMX manufacturer Bassett Racing has cool 29″ chromoly BMX frame called the “Ronin” and it’s hot! The chrome plated frame features a simple yellow,orange, pink and blue colored decal placed in the middle of the down tube and seat tube giving it retro vibe. The frame also features a loop tail rear end to complete the retro look.
Peep the Specs:
-23-1/2″ Top Tube
-18 1/2″ Chain Stays
-Crank Bottom to Ground Height 11-7/8″
-74 Degree Steer Tube a 2 Degree Rake on the Fork
-R3 Front load has 0 degree offset front load is 1″ projection off fork leg.
-Forks are 1-1/8″ Threadless
-The Steer Tube is 1-1/8″ Integrated
-Can be ordered to use conventional headsets with cups
-The seat mast is 1-1/8″ so you’ll need a 1″ post
-1-1/2″ OD Down Tube
-1-1/4″ Top Tube
-.125 wall Axle Tabs
This bad boy is available on BassettBMX.com
2018 Rift “Bryce Tryon Rig” BMX Park Frame
Racing frames are’t the only type of BMX build that the Rift brand makes, they also make park frames! The 2018 BTR is the signature frame for their pro team rider Bryce Tryon. BTR stands for “Bryce Tryon Rig” and it looks solid.
The frame features a top tube Length of 20.5 Inches, the head tube is at a 75.5 degree angle with is great for nose manuals, bunny hops shouldn’t be a problem at all with a chain stay at 13 inches slammed.
Stand over height is at 7.9 inches so throwing your feet over for those can can’s and tailwhips should be a breeze. Currently the frame only comes in a Matte ED Black colorway.
“When I designed the BTR with the guys at Rift/Tangent I wanted to make a frame that met my spec and could still be comfortable enough for anyone to pick up and ride, I think we nailed it!” ~Bryce Tryon
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Here’s Bryce in action