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The 2017 GT Fueler Frame

I’ve always joked around and said that with the revival of a respectable GT BMX program, maybe we would see a reintroduction of their classic dirt frame, the Fueler. I’m not talking about those shitty 2000s era completes that they for some reason decided were worthy of bearing the Fueler name. I’m talking about a high quality aftermarket frame on par with what you would get from a rider owned company. Well I’ll be damned if I didn’t look at The Union today and discover that they had gone and done just that! It’s chrome like it should be, has graphics that are very similar to the original’s and from what I can tell, seems to be pretty damn high end, though it’s not made in the U.S. like the OG was.

The geometry is a bit interesting in my opinion. 21.25″ top tube, 9.2″ standover, 74.75° head tube, 72.5° seat tube, 11.61″ bb height and 13.5″ – 13.875″ chainstays. That 72.5° seat tube is the steepest that I can recall seeing on a frame; that combined with the slightly steep head tube angle and 21.25″ top tube definitely pushes the front end way out. I’m pretty interested to know how that rides!

Geometry aside, the 2017 Fueler features, a tall 5″ head tube drilled for gyro tabs, top and downtube gussets, butted top, down and seattubes, mid bb, integrated seat clamp, oversized and “ultra tapered” chainstays, removable chainstay brake mounts, room for 2.4″ tires and CNC machined dropouts with integrated tensioners. The weight is a healthy 5 pounds 7.68 ounces of 100% chromoly tubing.

The 2017 Fueler frame is available worldwide from BMX shops and mail orders that carry GT. If you want one of these bad boys be prepared to hand over around $350!

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The Union’s New Eagle Shirts

Our friends over at The Union have jumped back into the apparel game with a new shirt designed by none other than Pauly Cvikevich. You may remember him from such shirts as our very own “Fisher” design. Well, game recognize game and The Union had him whip up a shirt just for them. Their new Union Eagle shirts are printed on Canvas Brand blanks, are available in sizes from small to 2x, and come in a whopping nine different color combinations. Also new is their WEB STORE where you can pick one up. Show them some love and pick one up!

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The T1 Cyclops Stem Is Available… No, Seriously!

I’m not going to lie, but I’m just a little bit scared that the end times are definitely near. After close to an entire whole decade, the unicorn that is the Terrible One Cyclops stem is finally available! The Union has an interview up with Joe that details the numerous ups and downs he’s gone through with bringing this project to completion. Check it out HERE and then have your money ready if you want one! They only made 50!

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GetaBMX – Running a BMX Website

A while back Milan over at GetaBMX shot over some questions to myself, The Union’s Kurt Hohberger, and Plus Size BMX’s Chris Olivier about what it’s like running a BMX website. As excited as I was to answer them, I was even more excited to see what the other guys had to say. I definitely think that most people’s perception of what it’s like to run a BMX site is far off from the actually reality of it. At least pertaining to smaller sites like ours that aren’t backed by some parent media corporation. Click on over to GetaBMX for a little enlightenment!

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Ryan Lloyd Bike Check

Here’s one I spotted over on The Union that caught me off guard; a new Ryan Lloyd bike check from Fly. I had absolutely no idea he was doing it for Fly now, but he is through Triple Six Distribution. You can check out his dialed new setup and an interview about what he’s been up to right HERE!

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Vans Kill the Line Postponed Until 2016

I just spotted over on The Union that after six consecutive years the crew who put on the Vans Kill the Line contest are taking a break until 2016. Organizing and running a contest that has grown to the size of Kill the Line is a HUGE undertaking, so I don’t blame them at all for wanting to take a year off. Here’s what they had to say about it.

“The world’s best BMX trails competition in Peynier, France, will be back 2016!
Since 2009 the little town of Peynier in the beautiful South of France has annually witnessed a world class BMX event: VANS Kill the Line. After six years, the BMX the trails competition in the pinewoods with the incomparable relaxed atmosphere has gained the reputation of being absolutely unique.
The list of international top riders that made their way to the legendary Peynier trails speaks for itself: Brian Foster, Ryan Nyquist, Chris Doyle, Cory Nastazio, Corey Bohan, TJ Ellis, Mark Mulville, Mike Hucker Clark, Dane Searls, Mike Saavedra, Ryan Guettler, Ben Wallace, Alejandro Caro, Maxime Charveron, or Markus Hampl – just to mention a few.

Undoubtedly the 2014 edition of VANS Kill the Line was the craziest and most successful of all so far. It set new and high standards for the Peynier BMX Crew as the organizers of the event.
To make sure that the 7th edition will be as successful, Alex Dropsy, Berenger Cordier, Bibi, Nicolas Bertier and Cedric Carrez decided to take a creative break in 2015, let the many volunteers rest and to take the time to reshape the line completely for another unforgettable VANS Kill the Line in 2016. In the meantime a big thanks goes out to all riders, partners and hands that wrote history together. See you all next year in Peynier!

Stay tuned for more information regarding VANS Kill the Line on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram (vanskilltheline) or www.peynierbmx.com. #vanskilltheline it is!”

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Deluxe Debuts New Products @ Frostbike

Deluxe was at Frostbike this weekend showing off some of the new stuff they have in the works. They’ve revamped some of the existing products and also created some brand new ones like T-Spider sprocket. Kurt was there covering all of the Frostbike action, and you can check out some up close photos and find out more about Deluxe’s new goods by heading over to The Union!

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Todd Nichols Interview & Gallery

Our friend Todd Nichols has an interview and photo gallery over on The Union that you should check out. There are plenty of photos from the woods, so get over there and get amongst them and learn about the man behind the lens!

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Insight: Standard Byke Co with Rick Moliterno

Kurt has been pumping out the content over on The Union! The latest being this Insight into the legendary the Standard Byke Co with none other than Rick Moliterno himself. Give it a watch and learn some of the history of Standard and how it has evolved into its current incarnation of in-house manufacturing.

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Top 3’s – Mark Mulville

Want to know what the top three trails Mulville has ridden, or the riders that inspire him, or what music gets him fired up? Head on over to The Union and all of those questions and more will be answered for you. There’s also some rad pics by Josh McElwee mixed in with them.