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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 8:57 am

Banot X Stratos.

Posted by: kris

Pictures of this beast made their way on Trick Track some time ago but i never saw this little promo video. NJS frame builder Stratos is getting into the trick market with the Banot “One”. Interesting design with the gusset up front…but they’re still looking pretty fresh. Theyve been testing these for a few months so i wouldnt be surprised if you see ‘em popping up soonish.


Monday, September 13th, 2010 11:14 am

Eighthinch Butcher in Color.

Posted by: kris

In case you were wondering what colors the Eighthinch Butchers were going to come in (and i know some of you had asked) here’s your first peek. This is one of the proto frames in the production color…going as “metallic rootbeer”. Looking pretty fresh. Theres going to be a raw version available too!


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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 9:56 am

Loose Nuts Butcher.

Posted by: kris

Chris Tavel built up his proto Eighthinch Butcher and holy hell…its looking good. For those of you were wondering what tires you can drop into these, its a bit easier to make out on this build. 50c Rando in the rear and a 54 Continental hangin up front. Beastly. Looks solid man!


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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 11:55 am

Krillz 26” Yo Mang!

Posted by: kris

At the forefront of 26″ fixed specific frames is certainly the guys at Grime. Wonka, Mike and Krillz have been hard at word designing and promoting their baby resulting in some unique fixed freestyle frames. Krillz just posted up his large 26″ Yo Mang on Trick Track this morning and it goes something like this…


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Monday, August 16th, 2010 11:44 am

More Butcher Shots.

Posted by: kris

Noah at Eighthinch was kind enough to let me get the first shots of the Butcher up…and now hes posted some far better flicks of it. Ha. The specs for the frame are now up as well as a possible price point. More photos below and on the Eighthinch bloggy. The production bikes wont be black as shown but another color to be announced leater…

- Sizing: 50, 53, 56, 59cm
- Double Butted 4130 Chromo
- 45/45 Integrated Headset
- Mid Bottom Bracket
- Removable 990 Brake Mounts
- Removable Cable Mounts
- 700×45 Tire Clearance (maybe more)
- Bar Spin Clearance In All Sizes
- Includes Mid-BB and Integrated Headeset
- ESTIMATED STREET PRICE – FRAME ONLY: $300 FRAME+FORK $350


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Friday, August 13th, 2010 7:56 pm

The Butcher Cuts: 3 of 3.

Posted by: kris

Here it is…The Butcher and the new slew of freestyle parts from Eighthinch! Im really into this ride right now…aside from it being a little small for me (hence the spacers) it rides real good!

Check the Mid BB that i hadnt posted previously!


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Friday, August 13th, 2010 1:37 pm

Affinity Cyclones.

Posted by: kris

These things are finally in! Its been a long time coming for the Cyclone but the wait is over. Fits up to a 48c in the rear and a larger tire can drop into the fork. Youve also got options between a 410 and 400 axle to crown forks to adjust the way the bike will handle with your tire choice. Grab one here of youre into it.


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Friday, August 13th, 2010 12:58 pm

Favor Bikes is Live!

Posted by: kris

Ive been posting up stuff from Favor Bikes lately and linking to their blog (which appeared to be somewhat outdated). Their new site with the Achilles is now up…here! Tipped off by the Consumption.


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 6:07 pm

14 Bike Co Threads.

Posted by: kris

I saw this earlier today and wanted to start drooling. If your not into compression plugs and are having issued with starnuts…these bad bits are going to be featured on 14 Bike Co.’s ESB frames. I looks like it might be just as simple as a threaded steerer on the fork but there arent too many deets on the 14 Bike Co. bloggy…just yet.


Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 5:22 pm

Eighthinch Butcher Cuts: 2 of 3.

Posted by: kris

Continuing with the unveiling of the butcher is its front end. Eighthinch went with the almost fixed freestyle standard 45/45 integrated headtube…same design found on most bmx bikes today. Im a huge fan of these for the easy of install (no more hassling crown races!) and the overall smoother feel of a sealed cartridge bearing.The gussets have been redesigned since its sibling and now include a silhouetted logo staring you down (or up?) from the toptube. Ill get to the mid portion of the bike before some build photos friday!


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