Lurch jumps on the 22″ train

If you’re a reader, you might remember a post on Lurch’s  custom Stout 26-inch.

It was eye-catching in a “is it a MTB or BMX?” kinda way.

Well, since then Lurch has changed up his bike some (OK, a lot.)

Dealing with an injury, Lurch decided to take on a new project. According to Lurch,

I actually just built up a brand new 22″ S & M ATF.  Ended up parting out the Stout bike, sold it all off and wanted to start a new project while I was still healing up from my injury.

So I been seeing more and more of these 22″ builds lately and wanted to try it out for myself and see what the hype is about….I absolutely love it!!! One of the best bikes I have ever built up.

Lurch sent over some pics and it looks dialed.

Lurch 22 front

I checked with Lurch earlier this month and he’s still on the 22″,  loving the new setup and enjoying the summer.

Lurch 22 side

I can’t wait to see some riding pics!

First look: Fit Bikes BF22

A few months back, Brian Foster (BF) let the world know (via Instagram) that he had been dabbling with 22″ wheels.

According to BF, a 22″ S&M ATF had shown up at his door (courtesy of his sponsor, Chris Moeller).  Moeller wanted him to try it out.

What did the Blue Falcon (BF) think?

According to BF:

I definitely see the appeal. It rides better at speed and is more stable when landing flat. This stability comes at a cost as it is not as nimble as a 20″. I think a 22″ makes sense for trails and large transitions.

But that wasn’t all.

In addition to this pic of BF shredding said 22…

BF airing on 22

BF let the news drop that:

This fall, a 22″ @fitbikeco complete will be released and should raise the stoke for the generation of shredders that want to stay connected with riding.

That statement sent the world’s BMX keyboard jockeys a typing.

Thankfully, we don’t have to wait until fall to get a sneak peek. Below is a first look at the BF22 (My apologies for the awkward cropping).

BF22 first look

Not a lot of details at this point but with its long-ish looking top tube, top load stem and big-ish bars…it looks like it’s probably going be a good choice for the lanky set.

No word yet on an official release date or price point.