With the introduction of Kye Forte’s signature KF22 last month, I was wondering if the 20″ KL40 would still be a part of United’s line of completes. The release of United’s full 2017 complete range answered that question, and I’m happy that it’s yes. The KL40 is the perfect starter bike for someone looking to get into riding trails. While most completes these days are aimed at the streets, the KL40 is specced with a longer 21″ top tube, trails friendly geometry and United’s aggressive Indirect tyres. Even the two muted colorways it comes in are what you would expect…
I wanted to dig up a real gem for this week’s flashback, and I think this five minute Villij section from Robbo’s 2011 “Who Knows” video more than qualifies!
Remember when DC Shoes had a BMX team, and even a UK BMX team that was full of trail dudes? How about when they sent those trail dudes on the UK team to Pennsylvania for a trails trip? And what about when they made an edit from the trip and set it to a song from Electric Light Orchestra?
Exotic cars and dirt jumping aren’t two things that I would think go together, but the Goodwood Festival of Speed somehow manages to successfully combine the two into one weekend of awesomeness. Ride UK put together this quick edit of some of the action going down on the dirt course; which I have to say looks pretty damn fun.
United has you covered if you have a buddy who’s looking to get into riding trails or one who is looking to get back into it and needs a bike. For 2016 Kye and Leo Forte’s signature KL40 line has been streamlined down to just one model that’s available in three different colors, trans teal, gloss black, and trans purple. While most completes generally have shorter top tube lengths, the KL40’s is a generous 21″, making it perfect for roasting some dubs. It’s also spec’d out with taller 8.5″ rise bars and United’s dirt gripping InDirect front tire. At just…
I got an email the other day from a guy asking for some suggestions as to what would be a good complete bike to buy for someone looking to get into riding trails. Seeing as the complete bike market is not one I keep up with at all, I had to sit down and take some time to look at what was out there before I could get back to him. I can’t say that I was all too surprised to find that the majority of the completes out there had geometry more geared towards riding street. Even BF’s signature…
Never in a million years did I ever think that I’d be watching a trails edit with a Salt-N-Pepa soundtrack! I’m not going to bullshit you, I got instantly hyped up as soon as I heard that first “heeeeyyyyyy, yeah.” To tell you the truth, the song worked perfectly with the vibe of this year’s Decoy Jam. Nothing but good times and smiles out there!
Just realized I forgot yesterday’s flashback post! Here’s a good one to make up for my absent mindedness!
Robbie Meade put together this edit from the Murray Jam that took place at the Decoy Bowl and Trails. I’m sure the bowl stuff was good and all but I skipped through it and started watching at 01:37 when the trails part began. There are some really cool shots throughout the whole edit but the one of the whip at 02:56 is a thing of pure beauty!
Of course the riding in here is on point, but Robbo busting Jimmy Rushmore’s balls about not knowing how to hold a shovel is still my favorite part! Via Bicycle Union