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….
I’m not sure when this happened but I noticed the other day that DUO had given their TRL pedals a bit of an update. Whereas the original TRL pedals had 12 molded in traction pins per side, the TRL2s have 10 replaceable thread-in pins and two molded in pins right in the center. The concave shape of the alloy body remains the same as the OGs and they still spin on chromoly spindles and unsealed bearings. Weight-wise they come in at 19.6 ounces and black, blue, silver and white are your color options. You can pick up a set wherever…
Van Homan grippin’ and whippin’ his way through the Louisville Mega Cavern for Duo’s latest ad promoting the grip that bears his name. Shot by Keith Mulligan.
Here’s a good one from back in 2012! DUO sent then UK team members Lima Eltham, Martyn Tambling, Matt Priest, Boyd William and Kriss Kyle around the UK on a little trails adventure. Ryan Hallett tagged along to capture the whole thing, and the above edit is the result. I had actually all but forgotten about this one until I randomly came across it again the other day!
Dependables is a new series that The Albion is doing where they ask riders about their five favorite products. The D-Man had the first crack at it and I agree with the majority of his choices. It’s funny that he has his own pair of signature grips through Duo yet the Bohan grips are his favorite. I don’t blame him though! Give it a read HERE
Duo running a contest on their Instagram where you can win a set of their new TRL pedals. All you have to do is post a trail pic on Instagram and hashtag it #DUODAILY. Best photo wins! The contest runs from now until April 30th, so there’s plenty of time to get some good shots in.
Name: Alexander William Boyd Age: 22 Local Trails: Vinewood Hook Ups: Deluxe, Crucial BMX Shop, Duo, DIG FOUR VICTORY 1. What were the first trails you ever went to? I guess the first legit trails I went to were Shipham, but before that it was this wild place called Kingswood. It was essentially a big ass hill into this 15ft lip, 3ft long table top. You HAULED ASS down this hill and somehow got about 2ft tops out of the mega booter hahah.
I used to swear by Duo‘s Homan grips until they released the Bohan grips and I switched over (sorry Van). Nonetheless they are both kick ass grips and Van’s just got updated with some fresh colors. Black and tan, burnt orange, and cyan are the newest colors to join the lineup, and all of the colors are available with or without flanges.
Duo‘s new TRL pedals are available now, and The Merged for all the info on this welcome entry to the metal pedal game.
Duo posted this little sneak peek of their new TRL pedals on their Instagram. They’ll be out in February, retail for $34.99, and will be available in flat black, gloss white, and anodized blue. I’m a die hard fan of metal pedals but these look like they may be a plastic pedal grippy enough for the trails. Correction: Duo hit us up to let us no that these are NOT made of plastic and are indeed metal!