Tue, Aug 24 2010 6:00 am |
EYE BMX and Ave Release First Catalog, or, in This Case, Zine-alog.
Done in the style of punk rock and skate zines of the 1980s, Eye Witness, is 16 pages of EYE Team action shots, rider profiles and short informative articles on EYE and AVE products interspersed with, what else, EYE and AVE ads.
EYE Witness has a typical zine format–it’s in all black and white, photocopied and measures 5.5” X 8.5”. It’s the perfect size for counter tops, customer mailings and carrying around to hand out at events, jams and contests. Send two first-class stamps to EYE, request a copy and they’ll get you one back in the mail.
The folks at EYE plan to do three of four of the zine-alogs per year with each new issue featuring the latest rider action, rider profiles, stories from the road and new products from EYE and AVE. Vol. 2 will hit around September in time for the Interbike Expo and will be distributed at the show.
A downloadable PDF version is available on the EYE BMX website. www.eyebmx.com.
Simplify Your Life and Your Bike with the Ave Stout Stem
The new Ave (Pronounced Avenue) Stout stem is designed to simplify your life.
The fashion among freestyler riders is to run a drop stem with spacers. But what’s the point of using a stem designed to lower your bars then jack them back up with spacers to get your preferred bar height? With the Stout stem, spacers, the upper headset cap and the compression ring are all unnecessary. The result is a more direct connection between the rider and the bike. Simple and clean.
The unique Stout stem is the only one with an integrated 45-degree upper headset compression ring. The ring is CNC-machined right into the bottom of the stem, making for a super-flush fit between the stem and the frame without lowering the bars any more than a traditional front-load/drop stem with spacers would.
One other benefit to using the Stout stem is weight loss. By eliminating the spacers, top cap and compression ring, the fork steerer tube can be cut even shorter, saving precious ounces.
Each stem is extruded and CNC machined in Los Angeles, California, from 6061 aluminum alloy billet. They have a 53-millimeter reach, 0-degree offset, fit 1 1/8” steerer tubes and come in black only. For information, visit www.eyebmx.com.