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Sneak Peak: Ruff CSK Guard Sprocket + Bike Check

Today we have an SMC EXCLUSIVE sneak peak look at the new Ruff CSK sprocket I’ve been riding for the last month. I’ve been enjoying the benefits of not breaking my chain on things while simultaneously loving the way this thing looks on my bike. While this is only a prototype and things are subject to change, the front of the sprocket is actually design-less and the CSK engraving sits subtly on the back of the drivechain. I dig it.

Figured I’d shoot some complete pics of my current build too while I was showing off the sprocket. You’ll notice this time around a higher seat than normal and a bunch of new scratches on my paint. Stay tuned for Ruff sprocket updates!

NEW RESIST CRANKS OUT NOW

Something I didn’t expect to see in 2023… a Resist resurgence?! If you don’t know, Resist was the leading FGFS parts company from 2010-2013 owned by Volume Bike Co. 10 years later, it looks like they’re making a resurgence. Maybe my email from September telling them to bring Resist back actually made them think about it 😳. Either way… this is crazy. I wonder if this is a one off tribute to their dead parts company or there are plans to bring back more, we’ll reach out for further comment. For now though, snag a pair of brand new Resist Cranks here. Here’s what Volume says about em:

The new Limited Edition Resist Cranks: We added a new heat treatment process, thicker tubing and made them with a stiffer shape.

All for those that need the security of a stress-free crank.

Heat-treated tubular chromoly arms with a forged spindle boss that is flush with the arm to reduce ankle scarring, 48 spline, 19 mm hollow chromoly spindle and flush mount spindle bolts. RHD/LHD compatible. And, they come with a manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty against cracks & breaks.

  • **19mm Mid BB Sold Separately
  • 165mm & 170mm Crankset includes Spindle & Spindle Bolts
  • Full Chromoly
  • Crank Arm Lengths: 165 & 170
  • RHD/LHD Compatible
  • Crankset Weight: 22.2 oz
  • 48 Spline 19mm Spindle

DESTROY UNICORN KILLER RESTOCK

Destroy just restocked their beautiful Unicorn Killer and Unicorn Killer comp frames in two of probably the sickest colorways I’ve ever seen. You’ve got the Shark’s Blood and the Ox Blood to choose from and they’ve both got real sick texture on the paint. Aesthetics aside, the geometry of these frames are on point. If you’re on the shorter side of the height spectrum, they’ve developed the Unicorn Killer Comp just for you. The standard Unicorn Killer is a bit taller. Pick them up here before they’re gone! (Teal is already sold out on the Comp version)

FGFS BUYER’S GUIDE 2022

We all know FGFS bikes are unfortunately tricky to source parts for, so this is probably our most anticipated article of the year. I present to you the extensive FGFS Buyer’s Guide of 2022!

In this post i’ll list options that are currently available to buy, as well as options that may be out of stock at the time you’re reading but will be back in stock eventually. Let the list commence!

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Master ISO Bolt-On Track Cog Adapter Now Available!

The legendary Master Bike Co. 64 driver hub is officially the most versatile hub on the market. Not only can it be converted to freewheel or swapped out with a 3/8th axle, you can now add their new ISO track cog adapter to run standard fixed gear cogs! Grab one here to upgrade your whip. Here’s what Master says about them:

“This driver attachment works with the Master 64 hubs to allow for the use of ISO 6 bolt track cogs. These drivers are compatible with our 14mm or 3/8 axles.  Hubs and cogs sold separately.”

MASTER BIKE CO CHOPSTICK FORKS NOW AVAILABLE

Master just dropped their long anticipated 2021 frames and forks (frames sold out before I could even post on here) and are available for purchase here! Available in black and chrome.

Fork details:

408 A-C

20mm Offset

165mm length threaded Steerer

Designed for 26″ wheels