Ever since Chris Moeller dropped word (in July of last year) that a 22″X1.95 tire from S&M was in the works, I’ve been waiting in eager anticipation for it to drop.
Well, it’s been more than a year and we’re still waiting.
No doubt when these hit the market they’ll be a hot item for riders wanting a slimmer tire for racing, lower rotational weight or smaller size (if only to slip under the wheel height race rules).
But in the meantime…you could follow the lead of Rickard at ORP BMX.
He’s experimenting with mounting OS20 tires onto 22″Revenge rims.
According to ORP, “ it’s hard, real hard” to mount OS20 tires on the Revenge rims.
But as you can see from the pictures, definitely do-able.
Wonder how many racers are going to try out this mod…
Heck, with the FitBikeCo BF22 back for 2018, we’ve been waiting with bated breath to see Brian Foster (BF) shredding on the BF22.
FitBikeCo has come though, with a promo vid of the Blue Falcon shredding the BF22 in a way only way he can.
is starting to make a name for itself in pretty much all areas of the BMX world.
Now the dudes at Truth have turned their attention to the 22″ scene with two new frames: the Hollywood and Mechanicsville.
And the same attention to detail and quality appears to have carried over from their previous efforts.
The longer of the two frames, the Hollywood, breaks down like this:
- 74.25 degree head tube angle
- 71 degree seat post angle
- 22.11″ top tube
- 14.25 chain stay center to center
- 9″ standover
- 14 mm dropouts
The Mechanicsville shares all the same specs, with the exception of a 21.6″ top tube.
Other pertinent info?
It’s 100% Cro-Mo (of course) with plenty of space for fat tires.
Color options are black, raw and chrome.
Hit up Truth BMX
for the rest of the details.
Ever since we got the first look at the 2018 We The People Audio, we were hooked.
Then when WTP pro, Felix Prangenberg took it out to the trails and got it dirty…we were even more stoked.
Our anticipation level has been high with this bike –especially with WTP being tight-lipped on the geo and other particulars around the bike–but at last, the important details have been revealed!
Here’s how the specs break down:
- Head tube: 74.5°
- Seat angle: 71°
- Top tube: 21.9″
- Chain stay: 14.2”
- Bottom Bracket:12.4”
- Stand over: 9.15”
The frame, fork and bars are “full chromoly aftermarket spec”…and if you know WTP, their bikes live up to that description.
The colorway? Black copper.
The weight? Just under 26 pounds.
The full specs? Click on over to the We The People Audio page.
2018 is definitely shaping up to be a banner year for 22s!
All pics: We The People
Brian Foster busted out the 2018 FitBikeCo BF22 on his Instagram today and shared some of his thoughts on the bike after spending the day shredding it.
I can see taller riders and older dudes that don’t get out as much as they used to but still want to cut loose really being into this. It is super comfortable and a little more forgiving than a traditional 20 inch.
Sounds good to me.
Now, let’s check him out shreddin’ it:
We’ve waiting a while to check out Stolen’s 2018 22″ offering and it has definitely been worth the wait!
And you know with a name like “Spade” you just know this rig was designed with the trails in mind.
The Stolen Spade sports a full cro-mo frame, fork and bars and is available in a black or copper finish. (A Spade Pro frameset is also available in polished raw.)
Here’s how the specs break down:
- Head tube angle: 74.25°
- Seat tube angle: 71°
- Top tube: 22.25″
- Chainstays: 14.1″ slammed/14.3″ C-Cs
The S-bend chainstays also provide ample fat tire clearance.
Hot damn, this looks good.
Fitbikeco’s BF22 is returning to the Fit lineup for the 2018 model year.
This time it’s back in trans black with a full (yes!) cro-mo frame.
Chris Moeller dropped a teaser pic of it the other day…and boy, does it ever look nice!
It seemed that the only “complaint” with the BF22 last year was the frame not being full cro-mo…with that addressed, Fit just made a good complete bike even better.
Which is good timing given that with so many new (and updated) 22s hitting the market… bike buyers are going to have a lot of choice…and bike companies can’t be seen as not offering the best bang for the buck.