United X Bicycle Union – Prime Mover Frame Promo

Looks like I have another frame to add to the ol’ 2016 Trails Frame Buyers Guide! United and Bicycle Union have a history of collaborating together on some rad stuff, the latest being the new “Prime Mover” frame. Slim tubing, classic geometry, Skeletor on the graphics, and includes a Bicycle Union top tube pad; sounds like a winner to me! Give the promo video above a watch and then hit the jump for the pics and specs!

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2016 Trails Frame Buyers Guide

We as trail riders have a slight tendency to ride frames and parts a lot longer than we really should. It’s nothing for someone to show up in the woods still rocking a frame with an American bottom bracket and press fit headset, (Shawn Shoener, I’m looking in your direction). The thing about it is that both frames and parts really should be replaced every a few years. No one wants to find themselves in a twisted ball of metal and flesh because something catastrophically failed due to fatigue. Take a second to think about the forces and stress that…

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Product – United InDirect Tyres

With an inflated width of 61mm and diameter of 531mm, United’s 2.35″ InDirect Tyre is one of the biggest dirt tires currently on the market. It features an aggressive directional tread pattern that is topped off with fine micro-knurling to provide maximum grip. The tread is raised and has wide cutouts between the knobs to give you extra bite if (gasp) you find yourself riding in loose or soft conditions. The 2.35″ InDirects have been out for close to three years now and have been available in black, tan wall and thin white wall since their introduction. Brown with a…

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United TRU Frames Available in the Czech Republic

Here in the States we have easy access to pretty much any BMX frame or BMX parts that we want. That’s not the case in every country though. Sure, they could always get stuff shipped over from a mail order here, but when you factor in shipping and customs charges, you’re talking about some significant cost being added onto your order. Checktrails pointed out the lack of trails frames that are directly available in the Czech Republic and how grateful they are that TBB-bike is now carrying United’s TRU frame. So if you’re in the Czech Republic and want to…

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The Top 10 Trails Web Edits Of 2015

I had no idea how much you guys liked this top 10 trails web edits thing until emails started pouring in over the last couple weeks asking if I was going to be doing it this year! Truth be told, I’ve been nibbling away at it since the beginning of the month but all the traveling that I’ve also been doing slowed things down a bit. It’s always a pretty tough job putting this list together, but this year was the toughest yet. After going back through 2015’s videos I ended up with a “short list” of a few dozen…

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United TRU Frames Available At Back Bone

Back Bone’s Tyson Jones-Peni had A LOT of input into the specs for United’s TRU frame, so it only seems fitting that you would be able to actually pick one up from the store. It’s taken a bit for them to get there but Back Bone finally has TRUs in stock! They even have the Australian exclusive color that is “trans soil brown”! You can either grab one from the shop in person or order it from their online store. Either way you should do it pretty quickly because there aren’t too many!

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Product: United Dinero V2 Fork

Forks are something that I don’t even remotely play around with. I got off super lucky when I was younger when a shady set I was running abruptly snapped off. Ever since then I’ve been extremely analytical of any forks that I would consider using. While I’m not currently running United’s Dinero V2 Forks, they did make it onto my short list of forks I would run if I were in the market for a new set.

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United TRU Frames Available Now!

It’s been a looooonnnnggggg time coming but United’s TRU Frames have finally landed at their warehouse and are shipping to dealers worldwide. You need to hit up your local United Dealer immediately if you want to get your hands one because there are only 100 of these beauties. If you need to refresh yourself as to just what makes these frame so great, you’ll find all that info and more after the jump.

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Re-Up: United TRU Frame Promo

This promo for the United TRU frame is still one of my favorite things to come out this year. I loved how it focused on the trail rider/builder mindset rather than the actual product. It even left me stoked on trails, and I’m stoked on trails every day! Definitely worth another watch or two!

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Product: United TRU Frame

Last Friday United announced with a flip book and an epic promo video that their long awaited TRU frame was finally ready for the trail world. Factors out of their control led to the project taking much longer to come to fruition than they originally anticipated, but I personally think that the TRU was well worth the wait. Handcrafted by the fine folks at the FBM Machine Shop, the TRU was designed and built to be at home in the woods. United has some heavy hitting trail dudes on their team and they enlisted their help in coming up with…

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