Posted: April 4th, 2011 | Author: Jmy | Filed under: BMX | Tags: Eduards Zunda, Frame, Hub, Jeremy Muller, Lombric, Riga, Simple Bikes, Stem | Comments Off
Simple Bikes have been bangin’ out some updates about their new products on the site lately. The entire range of frames have been looked over and revamped from the ground up. The existing models retain the same proven geometry, but they have been dialled in and tweaked to suit the demands of 2011 with tapered tubing, integrated gussets and a built in pivotal post for the Enigma.
Also, two new models have been introduced — the Riga and the Lombric.
The Riga is Eduards Zunda’s signature frame and the Lombric is designed as per Jeremy Muller’s preference. The both feature a new style dropout where the chainstay and seatstay endcaps are an integrated part of the dropout.
Have a look at some photos:
The Eject hub and stem have also undergone a bit of an update. The hub is now slimmer and lighter and one of the endcones have been integrated with the axle. The stem got the ’rounding off’ treatment and have been styled to match the style of the System frontloader.
Posted: October 16th, 2008 | Author: Jmy | Filed under: BMX, Parts | Tags: Hub, Simple Bikes, Stem | Comments Off
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.
Posted: October 5th, 2007 | Author: Jmy | Filed under: Product, Random | Tags: Hub, Simple Bikes | Comments Off
Some new products through Simple Bikes are in the works. Both things things that will be on the Eject line and things that will be regular Simple stuff. I’m really excited about all of it. More info to follow, maybe some spy shots too if I’m feeling nice.
The Eject hub (aka. the Option from the first batch) is available at distributors and shops. Also the Eject stem is out, but is on hold due to the wrong bolts being supplied with it. It’s being taken care of.