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.