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…

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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.

First look: 22″ Stolen Spade

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.

BF22: back in black for 2018

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.

First look: 22″ DK General Lee

With so much 22″ stuff in the pipeline set for release — much of it already on the radar with “sneak peeks” and the like — it’s kinda nice to get surprised with something unexpected.

Case in point, DK dropping the news in a cheeky instagram post (below) that a 22″ version of the iconic DK General Lee was coming out.

Word on the street is that the new rig shares the same geo as the 22″ DK Vega…and like the DK Vega, the 22″ General Lee will be full cro-mo.

Pretty cool.

If this comes in at anywhere near the pricepoint of the Vega (and why wouldn’t it?)…look out, because this bike is probably going to be a hot seller.

All along the High Tower

We’re all about big setups here, so when we came across this custom build by Pedal Driven Cycles we were stoked!

You’re looking at an American-made 23.5″ top tube, 22″ wheel frame…yowza!

Peep these specs:

  • 74.5° head tube
  • 71° seat tube
  • 23.5 top tube
  • 14-14.7″ chain stay
  • 12.25 bottom bracket
  • 10″ stand over

Definitely a big bike for a big dude.

Built up for Matt Stahl (who has since dubbed it “The Hightower”) this frame probably has got a lot of bigger guys scratching their chins and contemplating going the custom route.

I know it has for me!

Have a peek at it all put together.

Looks so dialed!

 

*This post is best read with this turned up loud.

Upsizing a 20-inch Haro XL to OS20

Jack Hoobler got a hold of us recently to tell us about his Haro OS20 that was built up for him by Marysville Bike Shop in Washington state.

According to Jack, the shop is pushing 22 and OS20 wheels in a a big way, even going so far as keeping a large stock of OS20 rims and tires on hand in-store.

What’s interesting about his setup is that Jack’s Haro is actually a 20″ Pro XL with OS20 wheels added to it.

jack-hoobler-haro

The impetus for the “upgrade” was Jack complaining to the folks at the shop about how hard it was to go from his Downhill bike to his 20″.

They suggested that he try out the Doublecross they had built up with OS20 wheels.

However, instead of hopping on the Doublecross, he decided to borrow the wheels and have them installed on his Haro.

The result?

He was skeptical at first about the bottom bracket being too high, but he says the bike now feels perfect. Everything lined up well…including the brakes! He was even able to keep the rear wheel slammed.

jack-hoobler-haro-race

Looks like an awesome setup.

Apparently the Marysville Bike Shop has a couple more OS20 builds/experiments underway as well.

Looking forward to checking them in the (hopefully) near future!