Friday, April 13, 2012

ready for the drop: upcoming BB17 and spike parts

(all via bb17's flickr)
breakbrake 17 and spike parts come from the same camp so naturally they both had a preview of whats to come from them at the same time. let's get the big one out of the way- this is the v2 charmer and right off the bat they started using butted seamless japanese 4130 cro-mo with heat treated BB, head tube, drop outs and rear triangle. also they've added these strange looking but highly functional reinforced seat stays. i think the geometry looks pretty sharp without being too low profile, and the new logos on the downtube look spiffy too.

moving on the the new parts from spike we have the updated 2pc hi bars. then we have the 27 tooth Y6 sprocket. now if you're sitting there thinking "why such a low tooth count?", your answer lies in the "vault" 10 tooth microdrive hub. i feel like we're going to see alot more of microdrive stuff in the upcoming months.


1 comment:

Snow said...

re enforced seat stays are whats good. i just cracked both seat stays on my 29er charmer and am planning on grabbing one of these.