Kert Petersel of the Simple Bikes team in Estonia has got an interview up on the BMX Union blog. Interesting read for sure. He’s a nice guy and he seems to have his head on straight. He’s also a bad ass rider if any of you guys have missed that fact.
Another Simple teamrider and good friend, Adrian Malmberg, has got a new web edit online courtesy of filmer/editor Samuel Segawa. Adrian is a really amazing rider with so much talent and I always enjoy the clips of him riding. He also had a nasty spill recently where he messed up on a rail and managed to get his ear split open by the peg, not nice! He’ll be ok soon I’m sure.
Focalpoint has got a new promo video for their new clothing line up on their index page featuring the FP crew doing some nice street stunts. The new flat peak caps look great, so does the new tee designs.
Also, I’ve added a new link to an aussie bike company, Nightfall Bike Co., based in Cairns. They’ve got some nice products out and more on the way. I really like the sprocket (see the pic that I borrowed from their site).
I’ve added some more photos to the gallery page. All of them are rather old ones from my archives, but maybe some people will enjoy them anyway. I’ll add more recent photos once I get off my ass and start picking up the camera some more…
A couple of days ago I received a nice little package of things to be tested. It’s the new “Symmetric stem” and the yet to be named cassette hub from Simple Bikes.
The stem is short (49mm reach) and works about the same as the previous frontload stem, the “System”. It’s got an internal wedge/piston that transfers clamping force from the four front bolts via the handlebars to the streerer tube of the forks. It’s called symmetric because it is the same either way you run it.
The cassette hub is based around the same internals as the Proper hub and has been modified to utilize an internally threaded female axle with 10mm studs. The axle has been custom made to use push-on endcones for easy assembly/disassembly. The hubshell has got big radiuses, no sharp corners and minimal flanges with a staggered spoke hole pattern for lacing all spokes on the inside of the flange, aka “superlace”.
This is not the final shape of the hub shell and some things may probably change before production.
I just noticed that Cooper has put up the latest Focalpoint web edit on Vimeo. It’s a park only edit and the riding is top notch. The FP dudes are real shredders on their bikes. Towards the end there’s even a little clip of me, whohoo!