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The kingsofkong.eclatbmx.com tour is over, the riders have flown home and the rain has come to Hong Kong. Thankfully it didn’t bother us for the last 10 days. What can I say about this tour, it was wild, as expected, it was exciting and it was a one we wont ever forget. If you havent been to Hong Kong then I would advise you to go, the street is insane, the spots are endless and if you can with stand the security then its worth it, as we proved. Hong Kong has a lot of rules, which may explain why so many of the spots we hit hadn’t really been touched before. (more…)
Another day spent well in the company of Hong Kong, found a load of ledges, had a fun time with security (they seem to be everywhere but have no idea what to do). The heat is still there but possibly getting a little bit more bearable, I think we’ve all lost about 5 pounds from sweating so far…
The first day on trips is usually a pretty active one, riders are always hyped by new spots and they kinda wanna go nuts and let off some steam. After arriving in Hong Kong late last night we all struggled to stay awake, we just had totally messed up sleeping patterns and woke because of that we woke up super early. (more…)
BMX Union just posted an interview for all you product heads out there on how and why we made the Nathan Peg the way we did. Go get some input in dem brain cells.
Tires are tires right? We think not. Long gone are the days when any old tire will do and today more than ever, the rubber that rolls you around needs to be exactly what you desire.
At Eclat we went directly to the team first, we asked them what kind of tire they would like and we worked closely to create ‘The Ridgestone’. Its not just a nice looking tire either, it’s a perfect mix of tread amount, slick and overall thickness. It’ available in two versions – a slick version and a knobbly version for more grip.
It’s ideal for street riding or ramps and tough enough to take the strain these days. Nathan was involved in the early stages of creation and the initial drawings, he bounced ideas back and forth with Shane to think up the name and together with our product designers we ended up with what we think is one of our best and most progressive tires yet.
The rubber compound used for the Ridgestone tires has been developed to achieve the best balance of traction, speed and durability. A 60° durometer is used on the shoulder areas of the tire to give more grip in the corners. Down the centre of the tire the 68° durometer rubber generates a lower rolling resistance and so gives the tire more straight-line speed.
Scroll through the images and look closely at the details.
Slick 2.20″ & 2.30