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.

 

 

 

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WTP brings color to 22″ tires

Where once there was a dearth of good tire options in the 22″ market…now it seems that tire choices in this area are slowly but surely ramping up.

Currently, you have some solid choices —from different companies, even–so that’s a positive sign no matter how you slice it.

With that being said, there are still some gaps in today’s current 22″ tire options.

There are two big ones (in my opinion):

One being a suitable/skinnier race tireS&M has hinted at it…but so far, it doesn’t look like it has made it past the prototype stage.

The second, color options beyond the basic black. Sure it goes with anything…but with color options becoming a thing again in the 20″ world…it would be nice if the industry threw 22″ riders a bone here too.

Turns out We The People (WTP) is working on bridging at least one of these gaps.

That is, a color option beyond the basic black.

WTP is offering a “brown with black sidewall option” on their new-ish Overbite tires (which we wrote about before when they first jumped on the 22″ bandwagon).

It’s a small step, but hopefully one that will lead us to getting more tire color options in the future.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Verde jumps on the 22″ bandwagon

You can add Verde to the list of companies jumping on the 22″ bandwagon.

Frankly, it’s getting to the point that it seems weird when a BMX company doesn’t offer a 22″ option…it just goes to show how far the 22″ movement has come in just the last few years.

In terms of Verde’s 22″ offering, the 22″Spectrum, it’s spec’ed out with a tri-moly frame, full chromoly fork and bars, double-wall rims, and a Verde Neutra drivetrain.

The 320mm Verde one-piece alloy Pivotal post and tanwall (yes!) tires are nice touches as well.

In the colorway department, matte black or matte slate (grey) are your options.

Not too shabby for a first outing in the 22″ category…good job Verde!

OS20 tires mounted on 22″ rims

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.

Real Sexy New Parts are in Daily. Os20x1.85 on new Speedline Forks.

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Wonder how many racers are going to try out this mod…

Two new 22″ frames? It’s the Truth

Truth BMX is starting to make a name for itself in pretty much all areas of the BMX world.
Over on Cruiser Revolution, we’ve peeped their sweet race frames and their cool 26″ street frame.
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.

2018 WTP Audio 22″ up close

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