We’ve been working on this for a while but now it’s finally time to make an official announcement. The CYDI Store is now the CYDI Speed Shop! On top of it being the place to find the stuff we make, it’s also stocked with a curated selection parts to keep your bike dialed in, from brands that support and make products geared towards trail riders. We’ve got it loaded up with a bunch of stuff from S&M, Deluxe, Fit, Kink, Relic, Duo, ODI, Mission and Merritt, and over the next several weeks we’ll be adding more parts and eventually frames. And don’t fret my big bike brethren, we’ll have stuff for you as well!
I can’t even believe that this edit is six years old already! Time sure does fly, luckily Mark’s riding is timeless. Shot and cut by Tom Arkus for Deluxe.
We just got in a bunch of Deluxe’s legendary Shovel Hand grips! These things were a huge hit with both the bigger handed folk and those of you who just like thicker grips. 30mm diameter, 150mm length, 58mm flange and made from soft long lasting recycled rubber. Grab (pun intended) yourself a pair from the CYDI STORE today!
The MX Trails DVD left me wanting to go back and find some earlier footage of their spot to see how it’s progressed over the last few years. A little digging and I was able to dig up Sven Grieten’s 2011 Deluxe/Vans edit that was 100% filmed at MX. Now I’m left wondering what Sven is up to these days?
I just noticed that Deluxe has a pretty slick new website up. It’s loaded with all kinds of pictures, videos and of course product information, so take a few minutes and to give it an exploration. Peep it HERE!
Ask and you shall receive! Just yesterday I was thinking to myself, “I wonder what’s going on with Deluxe?”, and then what do I come across this morning during my daily perusing of the internet? This rad promo that Ty Stuy produced for them is what! It’s taken a little bit for them to get things dialed in and running, but I’m glad they’ve taken that time to do it they way that they have. Having Deluxe frames being made in the US is awesome, but having their frames being made by THEM in the motherland of trails that is Pennsylvania, that’s just icing on the cake! I can’t wait to see people ripping on these this season!
As long as I’ve known Tyler he’s always had some sort of wild color scheme going on his bike, so I expected nothing less when he said he was going to be building up one of the new Pennsylvania made Deluxe PA Model frames. That said, I was pretty taken aback when he sent me a pic of his new build. Gone were the bright colors and splatter paint that myself and anyone else who knows Tyler have grown so accustomed to. Instead, his new ride boast all the color and setup characteristics of what I would consider to be a classic trails bike build. I might even say that I’m a tad bit jealous of it! There’s no telling how long his bike will remain looking this pristine, so I figured now would be a better time than ever to catch up with him to find out more about his current setup.
You’re in luck if you’ve been after a set of Deluxe’s US made Welcome bars! They just got them back in stock and they’re ripe for the picking over on the Deluxe web store. Here’s a little bit of a geometry refresher for those of you who don’t know or may have forgotten the specs. They come in at 29.5″ wide, 9″ tall, and with 12 degrees of back sweep and 1 degree of up. Black or raw are the colors, and they’ll set you back $84.99 plus shipping. Get after em!
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.