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…
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…
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!
This picture of a Credence C.C.R in a color dubbed “Amber Ale” popped up on S&M sales guy Dylan’s Instagram the other day. It looks very similar to the same trans gold color that some other S&M frames are available in. It did get me to thinking that they should give that color a little more red tint and come out with a C.C.R. in a Yuengling colorway! Check out the comparison pic after the jump to see what I mean!
Clint Reynolds’ “Fascist Killing Machine” is the subject of the latest DIG Setups. Along with the bike check we also get a little interview that contains a few tantalizing bits of info. Credence grips, even bigger bars, and the possibility of a Credence tire! Head on over to DIG for the bike check and the full scoop!
Here’s a little something I noticed when I was perusing S&M’s site this morning! In a addition to flat black, dark roast and regular chrome, their Credence C.C.R. frames are also available smoked chrome. Like most things that look this sexy, it will cost you a bit more than the regular plain jane painted versions. You can expect your wallet to be $419.99 lighter if you want to take one of these home. Both the S&M Web Store and Empire BMX have all three sizes (21, 21.5 and 21.5″) in stock, but I wouldn’t count on that being the case…
S&M just updated their site with pictures of all the new Credence stuff in that tasty new “dark roast” color. Mark my words, you’ll be seeing it A LOT in the woods this year! You can check it out up close after the jump!