Empire BMX is where you’ll want to head on Saturday (1/20) if you want to be one of the first to get your eyes on the new Credence “Live Free or Die” DVD! They’re holding two pre-premieres, one at 1pm and one at 4pm, and you’ll be able to catch Clint signing autographs at the 1pm showing.
You know it’s going to be a good day when you wake up to find that S&M has put the full length Credence “Feel My Chest Muscles I’m A Trail Builder” DVD online! Now you just need to find yourself somewhere at work where you can hideout for 30 minutes so you can watch it.
I know for a fact that a lot of you have been waiting for this announcement! The wait is over for Matty Aquizap’s signature S&M Credence “Black Magic” frame. It doesn’t look like any of the mail orders have them in quite yet, but you can damn sure snatch one up right now straight from the S&M Store for $354.95. Now will it make you go as high as Matty? Probably not, but it’s built tough as fuck in case you hang up trying to do so. One touch that I’m particularly fond of is the 5″ tall headset so you don’t sully your front end with a bunch of spacers. Support one of the baddest mofos in the woods and go pick one of these up! Pics and specs below.
Ride BMX posted a bike check on Matty Aquizap’s whip, which of course features the final prototype of his upcoming signature Credence “Black Magic” frame. I know a lot of you are excited about that one, so head over there and check it out up close, along with the run down of what parts he has it built up with. Peep it HERE
Moeller posted up another tantalizing look at the prototype of Matty Aquizap’s upcoming signature Credence Black Magic Frame. It’s come back white from powder coat and apparently Matty will be adding his own special touch to the finish when he gets his hands on it. He also dropped another little piece of info about the build/geometry. The Black Magic will use a 5″ head tube as opposed to the standard 4.5″ to help eliminate the need to use headset spacers. Smart and clean!
I can think of very few people more deserving of a signature frame than Matty Aquizap. The Credence M.O.D. frame is what he’s been blasting on ever since the whole S&M/Credence deal came to be a few years ago, but it looks like they’re giving him his very own signature model! The Black Magic is what it’s being called and he posted this picture of one of the final prototypes on Instagram earlier today. No details on the release date or specs just yet, but it seems to follow in the footsteps of the M.O.D. frame in that it looks like it’s built extra tough to handle Matty’s brand of roasting. I’ll definitely have more info on it for you as soon as possible!
UPDATE: Moeller had a few specs over on his Instagram. 74° head tube, 14.1″ chainstays, 9.3″ standover and 11.6″ bb. DIALED!
This edit that Brian Barnhart put together of Clint and Matty ripping Speedball randomly popped into my head when I was digging today. I’m not sure what exactly it was that sparked the memory, but I’m glad it did so that I’d be forced to rewatch it when I got home. Coincidentally it’s Friday and I hadn’t yet picked out a video for a flashback post. Funny how that worked out!
While it may not be trails that are getting built, I think every single last one of us can appreciate what Clint and a handful of people were able to pull off here!
We as trail riders have a slight tendency to ride frames and parts a lot longer than we really should. It’s nothing for someone to show up in the woods still rocking a frame with an American bottom bracket and press fit headset, (Shawn Shoener, I’m looking in your direction). The thing about it is that both frames and parts really should be replaced every a few years. No one wants to find themselves in a twisted ball of metal and flesh because something catastrophically failed due to fatigue. Take a second to think about the forces and stress that riding trails puts frames and parts under. Also take a second to think about the ramifications of say your head tube blowing off while going full speed through a section. I’ve seen it happen before, and it’s not pretty. At the very least you should be diligent in checking your bike over for cracks and other tell tale signs of fatigue. If you do feel it’s time to replace that relic of a frame you’ve been trusting your life to with something new, we’ve assembled a list of seventeen frames that we’d consider worthy of doing the job.
Looks like the Credence boys have teamed up with Empire on a pair of limited edition shirts! In white we have the “Rattlecan” design, and in maroon is the “Skull. The Rattlecan, as the name implies, is actually spray painted by Clint himself. Both are printed/spray painted on American Apparel shirts, and Empire already has them in stock and ready to rock. The Rattlecan will set you back a cool $19.95, and the Skull with its front and back print will cost you $21.95. Hit those links to grab them!