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Fly Bikes: Projects Update

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Fly Bikes have finally updated their projects section.

The uno seat looks good. Eclat’s complex (ironic name?) seat is amazing, and I’m certainly a fan of the all-in-one seat/post thing. It just makes an awful lot of sense in bmx. It’s good to see more BMX companies following suit and giving riders options. Though it’s been in the works for ages, it better be good because they aren’t the hardest of components to design eh?

The cassette should be interesting, I doubt it’ll trump what profile have to offer, but fly have spent 2 years refining the design, and they seem keen on it, so we’ll have to see. The cobra tube is just retarded (and thus not even worth discussing).

The “integrated” dropouts?!? I think the dashes are necessary. In what way are they integrated? It sounds like they’ve just prepped the welds and smoothed it. People on the forums don’t dig the aesthetics that much, and its obviously no more advantageous from an engineering point of view. So I don’t get it. It’ll probably bring with it some hype, so won’t be bad for Fly. I sometimes wish BMX engineering made more sense ya know.

The lever and chain look a bit mundane. The chain just won’t be on the same level as current chains on the market. And the lever just doesn’t look like a better option either.

My verdict: Make sure the cassette and uno seat are good – because the rest looks like no more than marketing hype. Up your game fly… (though props for trying)

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Written by Adam Pollard

March 28, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Posted in BMX

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