SE STR-29 Quadangle BMX – 2017
<p>Welcome to old school BMX, back when it all began. The Limited Edition SE STR-29 Quadangle celebrates the career of Stu Thomsen, one of the first of the pro BMX racers from the early days of the sport, over 40 years ago. This is how they flew back in the day, with a style unlike anything you see today. And now it can be yours.</p> <p>The STR-29 Quadangle uses 100% Chromoly tubing, an STR-1 inspired double-downtube-wrap-beneath-bottom bracket, a looptail rear end, and retro dropouts. Each frame, because it’s a limited edition, is individually numbered on the inside of the rear dropout. The full chromoly fork is a Cowboy Cut Landing Gear. And together frame and fork make a beautiful retro package detailed out with finishing accessories like chrome STR quad padset, alloy valve caps, alloy rear wheel washers, a custom Stu Thomsen STR-29 sticker sheet, and an authentic trading card personally signed by Stu Thomsen.</p> <p>The STR-29 isn’t just for show of course. The build includes Redline Flight 175mm cranks with dual pinch bolts, a sealed bearing American bottom bracket, and a 33T alloy SE Racing ring. The wheelset is built up using sealed bearing 36H high-flange alloy hubs with double-wall rims; there’s an ACS Crossfire 15T freewheel. Stainless steel spokes and frame protector alloy washers finish the set. Vee Tire Co x SE Racing Speedster, 29″ x 2.10″ tires wrap the both front and rear wheels.</p> <p>Finishing the STR-29 are Tektro 837-AL rear V-Brake, a chromoly Super Big Honkin’ Cruiser Bar, 31″ x 7″, and the stem, which has a 55mm reach, is a Retro alloy top-load with engraved SE Logo and lightweight cutouts. Grips are Special Edition ODI Mushroom II “Stu Thomsen” Signature Dual-Ply Grips with SE Donuts.</p>
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BICYCLE TO START PRACTICING BMX?
- The size of the painting
It is measured with the horizontal tube , ie the upper tube that joins the steering with the saddle. The larger the tube, the more space you will have to pedal between the pedal and the handlebar.
- The height of the handlebar
The height of the handlebar determines the height of the driving position . An 8-year-old will be more comfortable with a low handlebar, while a teenager or adult will prefer a higher handlebar because they have the highest bust.
- The length of the pedal rods
Normally it varies between 160 and 180 mm. Short cranks allow children or small people not to juggle their bikes. The very large connecting rods are more annoying for the practice of freestyle, but allow a better acceleration in race.
- Different BMX teams according to the disciplines
Some disciplines require particular BMX teams. This is the case of freestyle, especially in street, flat and skatepark. The bikes designed for these practices are equipped with a rotor (a braking system that allows a 360 ° turn of the handlebar ) and of pegs (some calapers necessary to make figures and, occasionally, to take to the friends).
- The practice of freestyle requires a reinforced material that supports impacts and falls: a reinforced saddle, double-walled wheels with 36 or 48 spokes, or an ultra-resistant plate.
- For dirt, trail and race, tires are usually used with cleats , since the bicycle has to adhere to the earth and mud. In ” street “, in ” flat ” and in skatepark, bicycles are equipped with slick tires to ensure maximum adherence to the asphalt.