One sign that the fixed freestlye industry is growing is simple things like this. Tires. The only readily available 26″ fixed specific tires I can think of are the Resist skins as the Grime joints are still being developed as far as I know. For the most part people just find what works, is available or is cheap. Bombtrack will be delivering us from ripped sidewalls or too much tread while keeping our pockets a bit fatter. These are up for preorder right now along with all the other Bombtrack goodies right here. Go spend that money you got from Grandma’s Christmas card. Bombtrack is killing it right now.
Oh you thought the good deals were all out on the table from the Eighthinch house? No way. Here’s a chance to grab a bunch of parts at a pretty damn good discount. I can definitely see those sprockets selling out quick…CNC 4130 splined sprockets that come in 25t and are under 20 bucks? That’s sounds like more than a mouthful of big bird but all you gotta know is its a good deal. Mines been rollin for daysss! Best hit that store for some goods yall.
I’ve always had a soft spot for vintage Suntour groups/parts…Superbe stuff in particular. There’s just something about look of these hubs that I’m really into. Ian Wallace has some fine flicks of these bad boys on his flickr. Jump over to his stream to check out shots of these and some other fine track parts. Man do I want a whole Superbe group!
Something else to look forward to from Eighthinch is their Pivitol seat and seatpost on its way. The seat is a legit Pivitol seat with a wider profile for us fixed freestyle riders. I’ve run a few different Pivitol seats in the past couple years and usually, though I like them, riding around on them for long periods of time definitely does a number on the ol’ bum. Most Pivitols designed for BMX aren’t meant for sitting on really because…well you don’t really sit down much on a 20 inch. Eighthinch went ahead and made this thing a little more butt friendly and made a 27.2 post to go along with it. You can’t see the post in the picture but it certainly does the job. Digging this seat for its grippy sides for hopping and the grooves under the nose (not pictured!) for toboggans and such.
I recently got all my new Eighthinch bits up on my bike so I’ll be upping a few posts in the next few hours showing you what’s good from the dudes! Here’s the new proto sprocket that I’m so loving right now. No more steel insert in an aluminum sprocket. This beast is solid cromo and 48 splined to keep things stiff and running right. I also got my 12 tooth cog on there that they dished out a while back along with some raw 170mm cranks to keep it fresh. Stoked on having some more leverage and a way tighter gearing of 33×12. This is seriously the most solid drivetrain I’ve ever had without a shadow of a doubt. Look for these sprockets to be dropping here real soon.