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Product: DRG Machine Pumpa Knuck Stem

So, not only has The Mainiac just told me he’s back on a bike and itching to ride trails, but he also let me know he’s cranking out these sweet Pumpa Knuck stems along with his ever popular Quad Saw sprockets. He’s even offering custom engraving on them! The Pumpa Knucks have a 51.5mm reach, 25.2mm rise and they sell for a very respectable $60 for raw or $65 for black or green anodized. Add $25 if you want custom engraving on the stem cap. This shit is rad and I can see these knocking Credence/S&M stems off of bikes of the woodland folk across the world. The DRG Machine Store is where to get one!
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Pre-Order Your Pumpa Knuck Stem NOW!

Derrick has been dialing away up in Maine on his new stem and he’s got both the name and the specs locked in. The “Pumpa Knuck” stem is made from CNC machined 6061-T6 billet aluminum and features a 51.5mm reach, 25.2mm rise and comes with black oxide treated class 12.9 alloy steel bolts. Raw, black anodized and green anodized are your color choices, and of course custom engraving is an option. Raw stems will set you back $60, add $5 more for anodized stems, and another $25 if you want custom engraving. They’re available now for pre-order, and that’s the only way to go about it if you want to get your dirty little hands on one. Snag one HERE!
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Sneak Peek: DRG Machine PumpaNuck Stem

If you think back to the interview we did with Derrick Girard a fews months ago, you may recall that he mentioned something about having some stem designs modeled up. Well here it is, our first look at the prototype of what he’s dubbed the “PumpaNuck” stem. This could be just what you’re after if you’re looking for a stem to go along with that Quad Saw sprocket! Like I said, this is just a prototype so there’s no time frame on when or even if these will be available. Let’s just all collectively hope that they will be!

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FBM Deployer Reissue!

Holy shit! FBM is going to be releasing a limited edition updated version of their legendary Deployer frame. While the geometry remains the same as what was found on the original Deployers, the tubing has been modernized and they’ve made sure that there’s clearance for 2.4″ tires and 33t sprockets. Speaking of sprockets, you’ll also have a chance to get a limited edition FBM X DRG Deploy Quadsaw sprocket made my the man himself, Derrick Girard. Those are ONLY available straight through FBM and with the purchase of a Deployer. They’ll be available in black or polished and in your choice of either 28t, 30t or 33t, and with a 19mm or 22mm heat treated 4140 spindle adaptor. I can pretty much guarantee that both the limited edition Deployer frames and FBM X DRG sprockets are going to go ridiculously fast. They’ll be shipping around New Years, so pre-order them HERE if you want to make sure you get one! Pics and specs below!
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SPECS
Top Tube Lengths: – 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″, 21.5
Chainstay Length: – 13.75″ (Slammed)
Head Tube Angle: – 74.5°
Seat Tube Angle: – 71°
Standover Height: – 9″
BB Height: – 11.75″
BB Type: – Mid
Dropouts: – 14mm
Brake Mounts: – Welded or Removable on Chainstays or Seatstays, None
Weight: – 5lbs
Colors: – Flat Army Green
Country of Origin: – USA

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Flashback: Derrick Girard in FBM’s “All Time Low”

I meant to post this immediately following the interview we did with Derrick a few weeks back. Oh well, better late than never! If any of you had any questions as to why the term legend is attached to Derrick’s name, his part from FBM’s “All Time Low” DVD should more than answer them.

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Interview: Derrick Girard and the Quad Saw Sprocket

Derrick Girard…. Man, myth, legend…. Those of you who know the name will be excited to read where he’s been and what he’s been up to, and those of you that don’t have probably drooled over his custom machined/engraved sprockets that adorn the steads of some the biggest names in BMX without even knowing the name or the history of the man behind them. He exploded onto the scene and inspired many (myself included) with his skillfully loose and wild beast man style, rode for FBM with the wildest bunch of dudes, had a signature frame called the Deployer and had the best suicide no handers in the game. Without taking anything away from Trey Jones who rode shoeless and sockless at the Vans BMX bowl contest, but when Girard did it in the early 2000’s he didn’t wrap padding around his pedals…

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Product: DRG Machine Quad Saw Sprocket

Trails LEGEND and half barspin aficionado Derrick Girard, aka “The Mainiac” is the D and G in DRG Machine. I’m sure his middle name is the R, but I don’t know what that is. Roast seems like a fitting name to me! Anyway, Derrick has been busy up in Maine making these badass sprockets that he’s dubbed the “Quad Saw.” Currently they’re available in 28t, 33t and 36t sizes, and in your choice of either black or raw. Prices for the 28t and 33t sizes is $51.99 for raw and $53.99 for black anodized. The 36t is only available in raw right now and that will set you back $53.99. For an extra 20 bucks you can even get some custom engraving done up on them! Check out some fine examples below, and then get over to the DRG Machine Store and pick yourself up one!
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Flashback: Jersey Riding – Baker’s Acres / Woodbridge Trails Jams

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all aren’t too hungover from all the celebrating that was going on last night. Post are going to be a little slow for the next few days because the internet where I am is pretty spotty. I’ll be back up to speed next week and you can look forward to our annual roundup of the top ten trails web edits from the last year.

All that said, here’s our first flashback post of 2016, and it’s a good one if I do say so myself! This coverage of the jams at Baker’s Acres and the Woodbridge Trails is from an early issue of Ryan Navazio and Mike Puorro’s video magazine project, Jersey Riding (which eventually turned into Standpoint). When the subject of classic trails sections from the early 2000s comes up, this is one of the first things that pops into my head! Big thanks to Navaz for letting me upload it!

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Clint’s New Brakes

These interesting photos popped up on Clint’s Instagram last week. In a nod to Derrick Girard, he’s taken it about as old school as you can get with a set of sidepull brakes. I couldn’t have been any happier to have ditched these things back in the day when I got my first frame with 990 mounts. I’m assuming from the lawnmower that these modern ones work a bit better than the sidepulls of old. Could this be the hot new setup we’ll be seeing on Credence frames from here on out?

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Standpoint 4 Trail Section

Standpoint 4 Small Brown Bike Soundcheck. A big thanks goes out to Ryan Navazio for letting us upload this awesome trail section from his past Standpoint Video Series. Featuring some classic trail riders, ripping some classic trails on the East Coast.