Now, who didn’t see this coming? Matty is now officially flying the flag for Relic, and we get the benefit of a rippin’ two minute edit to celebrate the occasion. Safe to say that this is a win-win for everybody! Spotted on DIG
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!
Clean, simple and durable parts are what Relic is known for, and not surprisingly their Eon stem ticks all of those boxes. The Eon is Chad Osburn’s signature stem and if you’ve seen Chad ride, then you know that he demands a lot from the parts he runs.
On the outside the Eon’s 6061 T6 aluminum cap and body are smooth and free of any crazy cutouts, just a small logo machined into the bottom of the body and Relic machined into the cap. Inside you’ll find some modest machining to the body below where the bars sit. There was definitely a time when manufacturers where going crazy in there machining stems out to the point where they were just hollow shells that resembled stems. There’s none of that here, just a small pocket to remove a little weight while still maintaining the stem’s strength.
Six solid bolts keep your bars in place in the stem and your stem firmly clamped to your forks. The gap on the back of the stem is generous, so no need to worry about it pinching together over time. A reach of 53mm and rise of 29mm gets your bars both out and up, and a weight of 11 ounces instills confidence while not being a brick.
In short, Relic’s Eon stem is something that you can put on your bike and forget about, and that’s a good thing when you’re talking about a part that’s so critical to the integrity of the front end of your bike. The Eon stem retails for right around $60 and is available now from Relic’s dealers worldwide, including right here in the CYDI Speed Shop!
We’re stoked to have Relic BMX joining the expanding list of products that we have available in the CYDI Store. I’ve personally been a huge fan of the brand since its inception and couldn’t be happier to be carrying their stuff. Right now we have their U.S. made Void bars, Choice railed seat and Chad Osburn’s signature Eon stem. You can expect us to have a lot more from them next year when they get their next product drop. For now though, head over to the STORE and check out what we got, and if you need a refresher on just what Relic is all about, you can revisit the interview we did with Ash about the brand HERE. Oh, and let’s not forget this Relic edit from last year below. I can’t wait for the next one now that Cody Diggs is apart of the crew!
Though I haven’t had time to give it another watch since I posted it last Friday, this Relic edit has been on my mind all week. I love what Relic has done so far and this edit just reconfirmed that there are a lot more good things to come from Ash’s take on what a BMX brand should be.
Relic just got the weekend fired up right and proper with this shit! Stoked on that little tribute to the OG Crawfish Master, Satoski Enda that Clint fires off at 02:18!
Call me jaded, but having lived through the mid to late 2000s era of every schmo who had ever swung a leg over a twenty inch starting a BMX company, I generally don’t get too excited when I hear about a new brand being launched. There have been a few exceptions though, and hearing that UK legend Ashley Charles was starting his own brand was one of them. It’s been a little over a year and a half since Ash launched Relic BMX, and in that time their line has slowly and thoughtfully grown to include two stems, a sprocket, bars, a railed (yes railed!) seat and post, and a collection of softgoods. Their products have a classic aesthetic to them that I personally find to be quite appealing. When it was announced earlier this summer that Clint Reynolds would be riding for Relic, I knew I had to shoot some questions over to Ash to find out more about how the brand came to be and where it was heading…
Here’s one that I didn’t see coming, but thinking about it, it makes perfect sense. Clint is now flying the flag for Relic! Seeing as things have been quiet with Clint’s previous parts sponsor (Tree) for some time now, I was thinking that it would be just a matter of time before someone swooped him up. Relic is a perfect fit if you ask me, and apparently Ashley Charles feels the same. You can check out what he had to say after the jump, and after you get done watching this quick welcome video!
Relic is expanding their product line with a new set of handlebars dubbed the “Void Bars.” These S&M made bars feature an 8.8″ rise, 29″ width, 12 degrees of backsweep and 2 degrees of upsweep. Ashley Charles is running the samples in the picture above, and you can expect production versions to be available in about a month!