New double top tube from DITTO BMX

This is a bit of a “first look” as a few things are yet to be confirmed….but since DITTO BMX has already posted about it on Facebook, let’s take a look, shall we?

This double top tube wonder is dubbed the “FLASHBACK”. It will be offered as a frame and fork kit in a limited run of 25 sets. This definitely a step out of the norm of the traditional style frames currently on offer in the 22″ category. The name is definitely fitting given its old school flavor.

Specs-wise, we’re looking at the following:

Top tube: 21.75”

Stand Over: 9.5”

Head Angle: 75 degrees

Bottom Bracket: 11.8”

Chain Stay: 13.9 – 14.5″

Some of the specs are still being confirmed, so watch out for more details to follow on the DITTO BMX website. Likewise, details on the graphics will also be confirmed.

Pretty cool to see DITTO bring something to market with some old school flair while keeping all the modern touches you would expect in a current frame.

Pics from DITTO BMX

GT fires up 22″ Fueler promo

Mason Ritter and GT just dropped a promo vid for the 22″ GT Fueler and it’s a barn burner!

The accompanying writeup says,

“Whether you’re looking for a roomy bike to cruise or aiming to shred, you can stretch out the fun on a Fueler 22. Mason Ritter shows you how…”

Boy, does he ever! Mason proceeds to shred trails, street, an outdoor park and then an indoor park, The Wheel Mill.

The radness never seems to stop.

No matter what obstacle is in front of them, Mason and the 22″ GT Fueler take it in stride.

According to GT:

The Fueler 22 has the same full Cr-Mo frame, fork and handlebar build as our highest end BMX models. The 22-inch wheels allow a rider to roll faster with more stability than traditional 20-inch wheels while keeping the same playfulness you’ve come to expect from a modern BMX bike.

Fast and playful are definitely on display in this video.

We haven’t seen this level of promo vid for a 22 since the Kye Forte United or the Felix Prangenburg WTP promos. We definitely need more 22″ clips like this.

So hyped to ride after watching this.

A 22″ Haro trails machine? Maybe…

Things started off innocently enough.

Last week  SugarCayne posted a look at the new 2019 Haro Group 1 RS-1, 20″ Trails Edition.

The idea behind it was to make an updated version of the Group 1 (featuring modern geometry) with the classic colorway of the 80s.

(For context Haro has done a good job of re-imagining the classics from the modern age…with retro cruisers being some of their popular offerings.)

No doubt, there’s some great stuff on this bike: the frame and fork is full cro-mo, the bars are 9″, the classic Haro sprocket design makes an appearance and the 1978 parts round out the components.

However, it was an instant bummer to see that Haro had decided to go with a 21″ top tube for this bike (Cayne noted his reservation with this too).

As soon as I saw this, I instantly thought, “Why not just make it a 22″ (wheels & top tube)?

After all, the people buying this are most likely older/bigger…and well, 22″ tend to also really shine at the trails.

Seemed like a no-brainer.

Apparently David Anderson over at 22-Inch BMX thought the same thing.

According to David,

 “I thought, that needs to be a RS22.”

Then he mocked up an image for the 22-inch BMX group Facebook page  “to show the minor changes that would need to be made to make it happen.”

He suggested the following geometry:

  • Head Angle: 74.5 degrees
  • Seat Tube Angle: 71.5 degrees
  • Top Tube: 21.85″
  • Chain Stay: 14″
  • Seat Tube height: 10.25″
  • Bottom Bracket 12-12.5″ (on 22″ wheels)

Seemed pretty legit to me.

The 22-Inch BMX group seemed to be very receptive to the ideas as well. Many wondered aloud (or at least commented) what would it take for Haro to do this?

Well, that’s when things escalated.

Haro’s John Buultjens saw the discussion and weighed in.

According to Buultjens, if 100 people express interest in buying  a 22″ Group 1, Haro will make them!

Wasting little time, Anderson put together a poll on the 22-Inch BMX Facebook Group page to gauge interest.

They’re not quite at the 100 person mark yet but it’s only been a couple of days.

If this is something that might interest you, check out the poll and add your 2 cents.

Trevor Sigloch’s 22″ edit rolls out

S&M rider Trevor Sigloch recently debuted his signature 20″ frame (the DTF) with features befitting his tall stature…most notably a 5″ headtube and a 9.25″ standover.

You can check that out in his “What I ride” clip that came out in early December.

Now that it’s 2019, Trevor has stepped things up a bit by dropping a brand new edit called, “I need my Dubs”.

The cool thing about this particular piece of footage is that Trevor is hitting the streets, parks and the dirt aboard a 22″ S&M ATF.

His 22″ setup is pretty sweet too…in addition to the aforementioned ATF frame….it’s got some Hoder Bars, 22″ Revenge wheels, Speedball tires and (to keep things moto) a stylish crossbar pad.

Pretty stoked on this…let’s keep those 22″ edits coming!