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
Colony Oz-One Frame! Retro BMX Dopeness
The folks at Colony are always making some dope BMX frames and their most recent frame build has been causing a crazy buzz on the web! Their latest build is called the Oz-One and it’s a retro frame inspired by the classic 1988 Ozone Method One.
The frame is a modern take on the classic Ozone and features geometry that will be very close to the Colony Prody Frame. It will come is three top tube sizes; 19.5″, 20.5″ & 21″ in White over Chrome only. We love the two tone colorway of the white over chrome, it adds so much style to the frame along with the twin top tube.
The Oz-One is available for pre order now, better get on it because there’re only a limited amount that will be made.
Visit ColonyBMX.com for more info!
A little something special coming out later this year. The Oz-One frame will come in 19.5”, 20.5” & 21” TT lengths. It’ll be super limited edition and only one drop. Modern geometry with classic inspiration. Hit up your favorite Colony dealer to pre-book now! #bmx #colonybmxbrand #ausbmx #havefunridebikes #colonybmx
(Exclusive) 2019 Mongoose Title – Elite Series – BMX Racing Complete
Legendary BMX Brand Mongoose had a successful and much talked about return to the BMX Racing scene with their super affordable “Title” complete series and now they’re taking it a step further with the 2019 Title ELITE! The Title Elite takes the already awesome Title frame and upgrades it to elite level BMX racing quality. The stock parts also get a nice upgrade, Here’s what we know so far…
1. The Title Elite will be coming in 3 sizes:
-Pro XL (21.26)
-Pro XXL (21.73)
2. The will only be available as completes
3. The Chainstay length with be a tad longer than the original title at 14.33
4. The bars and forks will be chromo on the Elite
5. The new cranks will be 2 piece this time and they will also be chromo
6. New extruded tubing is used on the frame
7. The dropouts get upgraded to the beefed 3d style for increased stiffness
8. BB86 Bottom Bracket
9. Flaired out seat tube
10. New colorway, White with orange and black decals
11. Price $450
12. Sealed cassette and sealed front hubs
13. Lock-on grips
You should be seeing the La Revolution Cafe team riders shredding the BMX racing tracks on the Title Elite really soon! Be sure to follow them on Facebook
We’re super excited to see the Goose getting more involved in the BMX racing scene and we look forward to seeing these new Title Elites on the tracks this summer!
Now the previous Title line will still be available but for 2019 they will be getting the updated race decals and will be available in Blue. Wait a min. The last time we saw a Blue Mongoose racing bike was on the legendary, first generation Solution. Could the new blue colorway be a little tribute to the Solution?? OH SNAP!!
Fyxation – Mesa MP – Desert Series Pedals
For all you flat pedal mashers looking for a fresh pair of pedals to shred on, check out these new Mesa MP pedals from Fyxation.
“The desert Southwest is filled with amazing vistas, stunning scenery and some of the best mountain biking that can be found anywhere in the world. The Mesa MP Desert Series was inspired by the amazing colors that can be found in the desert and pays tribute to the biking meccas of Moab, Fruita and Sedona. These nylon replaceable pin sealed bearing thin bodied pedals are ideal for riding anywhere in the Colorado Plateau and beyond. The earth tone colors stand out in a crowded pedal market where bright/flashy colors rule and they are a great addition to any bike where subtle hues are the goal.”
PEEP THE STATS:
-High impact nylon body built to take abuse.
-Smooth running sealed bearing and DU bushing with cro-moly spindle
-Nylon body that doesn’t suck heat out of your feet like alloy pedals do (hint hint fat bike riders)
-Installs with 15mm open end wrench or 8mm hex wrench
-Replaceable steel pins for added grip
-Pin Spec – M3x0.5 x 7.5mm
-Spindle thread: 9/16″
-Color: Black, Green, Blue, Red, Orange and Purple
We’re loving the earth tone colors of the Desert series and we also liking that you can use either an allen key or wrench to put on the pedals. These pedals are nice!!