British dirt jump company DMR were showing off a prototype of their new Bolt slopestyle frame at this year’s Eurobike trade show.
This single-pivot big-hitter has been designed to run a 120-150mm fork, with a 125mm-travel X-Fusion shock out back, and has been tested by team riders including Sam Reynolds – most recently at the Crankworx festival in Whistler, Canada.
Made from heat-treated 4130 chromoly steel, it's been built to withstand some pretty brutal treatment, with large spherical bearings at the main pivot to cope with heavy side loading.
The Swopout dropout system allows you to run a Maxle through-axle or standard quick-release skewer, while the concentric bottom bracket means you can run it singlespeed without the need for a chain tension device.
Cable routing on the production version will differ slightly from the prototype shown here, and there’ll be a different paintjob too. Expect to pay around £900 for a frameset.
DMR have also been busy designing a new four-cross race frame, dubbed the Omen. Built from 4130 chromoly, and using DMR's Swopout dropouts, the Omen has a longer top tube and shorter rear end than the company's dirt jump frames. As DMR’s Tom Marchment says, “everything’s more built for speed”. The Omen frame will cost around £300.
DMR's new Omen four-cross frame
DMR’s V8 and V12 are arguably the most popular flat pedals among UK riders, and now the company have added a new, higher-end model called the Vault. These £89.99 platforms have a chromoly axle, run on cartridge bearings and use a super-wide platform with a double concave profile so that your foot sinks into the pedal. Titanium upgrade kits will be available for the Vault, and it'll come in a rainbow of different colours.
DMR's Vault has a wide platform and double concave profile so your foot sinks into the pedal