Saturday, December 30, 2006

The lightest BMX rims ever?!

It's like almost 1 a.m on a Friday night... It's blogging time! Just thought I'd share some exciting news with all you avid Pijin blog readers...

Was on the phone to Carlo at Proper today... and he was telling me about all the new Proper stuff that's coming out over the next year. The thing that got me most excited was news of some new Proper rims. These are gonna be front and rear specific. The front one is gonna be the lightest rim ever seen that's gonna stand up to BMX abuse. Because hardly anyone runs a front brake these days, there's no point in providing a big braking surface. Proper have reduced the height of the rim walls and come up with a rim that only weighs 240g! To put that into perspective, an Odyssey Hazard Lite rim (36H black) weighs in at 518g. I've been told the tooling for the manufacture of these rims have been set up, and they might make it into the shops in March! Now that is just exciting and scary at the same time...

2 comments:

BONEDAVE said...

We'll NEVER see those rims by march, if we do ever see them...

Anonymous said...

this march or next?