March 3, 2011
NS Bikes Soda
Here’s a little slopestyle bike from Polish dirt-jump brand NS Bikes. Apparently there’s 100mm of rear wheel travel, pivoting around the BB so there’s the option to run it singlespeed if you like. Looks rad…
There’s also an ISCG05 mount built into the BB pivot, which looks rather trick.
Adjustable rear dropouts and chunky pivots…
NS Bikes Analog fixie
The NS Bikes Analog is a fixie for the more freestyle end of the market. Frame and straight blade forks are full cromoly and it’s got decently chunky 38C tyres which should make it an ace little town bike – especially as it comes with a 16T freewheel as well as the fixed option. Price is going to be £549.99
NS Bike Holy 2
The Holy 2 is a tidy looking 24″ wheeled cruiser that comes with a rigid but is corrected for sus forks. The frame uses an integrated clamp for the saddle and comes with three piece cromo cranks. Excellent for smashing your face to pieces for on a pumptrack or skatepark. It’ll set you back £499.99 and you can even get a 26″ version if you like…
Hotlines have picked up distribution of what was one of the first effective and reliable uppy downy posts to come about – and one of the few available in 27.2mm diameter. There are three posts in the range, with the manually adjustable Descender, the remotely operated Classic and instantly raising Turbo.
They’re available in a massive array of diameters, post lengths, drops (from 3 to 5 inches) and there’s even an I-Beam version. Prices to be confirmed – but you can check out our all encompassing test of uppy downy posts in the latest issue of the magazine.
Creme are a brand-new range of urban bikes that are a bit more stylish and exciting than the standard issue grey coloured hybrid town bike. The bikes are handmade in the EU and they’ve got some really nice, classically styled kit for the fashionistas out there.
The Vinyl Doppio is an old-skool track bike that’s a contender for nicest paint colour of 2011. The Doppio gets double butted Tange tubing on the frame and forks with investment cast dropouts and a flip-flop rear hub for £749.99.
The Holy Moly is a Dutch style bike, updated with a three-speed Shimano Nexus drivetrain. It’s not designed to get you there fast but the nice touches such as leather grips ooze a bit of retro cool. Men’s frame are available and this three speed version will cost £499.99, although there is a dynamo-lit version available for £549.99.
Michelin’s new range of tyres are being (non-exclusively) distributed by Hotlines too – Matt has had some through to test and we’re waiting to hear his verdict. In the meantime, here’s the fattest version 2.5in of the Wild Grip’r that we saw in Fresh Goods a few weeks back. Chunky.
Next up we’ve got iceBike…