Double flip on a 22

We’ve had a couple posts in the past tracking Josh Hult’s journey with his prototype 22″ Mongoose. Looks like he’s getting pretty comfortable with it by the looks of things.

Check out this post from the weekend where Josh throws down an epic double flip aboard his 22″.

Radness!

 

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Tall stems: the next big thing?

Tall bars have been “a thing” for a while now…but is the next “big thing” to raise your front end…the tall stem?

It might be too early to call…but signs seem to be pointing that way.

Case in point, the new Summit Stem from Odyssey.

Punching in with a 45mm rise, this is one tall stem.

Whether you want to run more “regular size” bars or just maximize the height of your bike’s front end by pairing them with the tall bar du jour…this definitely adds another way to customize your ride to your particular specifications.

The rest of the deets:

  • 48mm reach
  • Special surface contouring & a larger bolt head spec for superior handlebar grip
  • Six bolt clamping configuration
  • Headset pre-load bolt recess (32mm diameter)
  • 6061-T6 aluminum, CNC machined
  • 13.4 oz (379 g)

Fit goes chrome for its new 22″

Hot on the heels of learning that the Stolen Spade 22 is going chrome in 2019…we find out that Fitbikeco is going chrome as well for its 2019 model 22″.

Word on the street is that the BF22 is being discontinued and replaced by this new chrome beauty.

Chris Moeller let the cat out of the bag when a picture showed up on the socials of him reclining post photoshoot with a beer…and the new 22″ hanging on the bike rack behind him.

(photo below from the @gutstains insta)

No word yet on specs or geometry….but it looks mighty tasty!

(And it looks like we might have a chrome trend on our hands…not that I’m complaining)

Stolen soups up the Spade 22

The Stolen Spade 22 turned our heads last year when it made its debut in the 22″ market.

Now for 2019, Stolen has souped up the Spade 22 with some more shine!

That’s right, Stolen went with a chrome (is colorway the right word here?) and tanwall tire look.

In a word, Wow.

This is a sweet looking ride.

In terms of geo, Stolen stuck with what worked last year…with the exception of making some tweaks to the chainstays to allow for better tire clearance. Always a welcome move.

Check out all the deets here.

These will be hitting shops in May…and probably selling just as quick.

Get on it.

 

Prototype OS20 Alpha is trick

Spotted this one in the Jan/Feb. issue of Pull Magazine: Michael Von Sothen’s custom OS20 Alpha prototype.

This rig is tricked out.

Check out this spec list (in addition to the OS20 wheels), it features:

  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Gates belt drive (with a custom split dropout)
  • 20 mm axles
  • One-piece CNC’ed BB junction
  • 3-D headtube.

That’s a lot of stuff going on here.

Wow.

A 22″ Mongoose prototype rolls in

You may recall an earlier post where we alerted you to Mongoose rider, Josh Hult, getting some 22″ wheels laced up in anticipation of putting a 22″ build.

Well, Josh has shared a picture of his new Lairdframe-built 22″ Mongoose prototype (with those wheels)…and boy, does it look good!

That trans blue is so nice!

So, how does it handle?

Judging from this tuck no-hander on his first ride…I’m going to venture it’s not too shabby.

Is it too early to start planning a production run of these Mongoose?

I think not.

A 22″ Mongoose? Definitely maybe

Well, looky here now…

I spotted this over on the Albe’s Instagram page:

Mongoose’s own Josh Hult getting himself some 22″ Revenge wheels laced up!

Does that a 22″ Mongoose is on the horizon?

Uuhm…maybe?

According to Josh,

it’s not for sure but I’m testing the waters with it to see if they want to go that way in the future

Too be fair, a tad non-committal…but I think Josh is going to be providing some positive feedback on the whole 22″ thing back to Mongoose (I gotta feeling)

Looking forward to seeing Josh busting out some moves like this in the future, only now with 22″ wheels.