First Look: United 2017 Completes

Focusing On Five of the best from their all new range

26 Jul 2016

United 2017 Valentino Side1 Black

Images courtesy of United Bike Co

Valentino LHD FC

When it comes to style the French know what’s up, and one of our main BMX fashion gurus has to be Alex Valentino. Did you see his crazy part in‘Still United’ yet? The guy can even fall and make it look like a $500 cat jumping out of a Bentley. Needless to say his first ever signature complete bike from United looks the business and is decked out with all the latest United kit. The Valentino is LHD freecoaster equipped with 10” rise bars, tapered forks and even Alex’s Marie Jade X United pedals. Effortless flair does not come included

2017 Valentino Side2 Black

TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.75"

FRAME: 100% 4130 cromo tubing with removable brake mounts and guides, integrated head tube, mid bb, embossed logo top and downtube gussets

GEOMETRY: HT: 75.5° / CS: 13.25” / SO: 8.5” / BB: 11.8” / ST: 71°

FORKS: Cromo cnc steerer tube, integrated bearing race, tapered 1020 hi tensile steel legs with angled ends

HANDLEBARS: 10” x 30” 100% 4130 cromo with 1° up sweep, 12° back sweep

GRIPS: United Jimmy grips & United ends

HEADSET: United sealed bearing, int.

STEM: United 52mm Reach Supreme Stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and machined recess for flush fitting topcap

LEVER: Alloy

BRAKE: Tektro 990

CRANKS: 3pc LHD 175mm, heat treated cromo, 8 spline, stamped United logo

BB: United sealed bearing mid

SPROCKET: United 25t, steel

PEDALS: United x Marie Jade Valentino PC pedals

CHAIN: United Supreme X410 

REAR RIM: Alloy 36h, double wall

FRONT RIM: Alloy 36h, double wall

REAR HUB: 36h sealed LHD United Supreme freecoaster hub 14mm axle, 9t driver

FRONT HUB: 36h United Supreme sealed alloy, 10mm, female bolt

REAR TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.4”

FRONT TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.4”

SEAT: United Slim Tripod seat Faux quilted leather with custom sewn patch on rear

SEAT POST: United alloy Tripod

SEAT CLAMP: Alloy with machined detail

PEGS: 4 x steel 100mm

WEIGHT: 24.9 lbs / 11.29 kg

COLOURS: Gloss Black

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2017 Valentino Barstem Black
2017 Valentino Pedal Black

Martinez Expert FC

When Corey Martinez puts his name on a complete bike you know it’s a solid machine. The guy is the epitome of a true professional, so if it’s good enough for him you’re damn sure it’s gonna treat you right. Just like the man himself the Martinez Expert FC always looks good in Ed Copper colour with white U-slick 2.35” tires, and those 4 piece bars finish it off nicely. This also has those in need of going backwards covered with the United Supreme freecoaster. Top quality gear from one of the best guys in BMX.

United 2017 Martinez Expert Side Copper

TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.65”

FRAME: 100% 4130 cromo tubing with removable brake mounts and guides, integrated head tube, mid bb, embossed logo top and downtube gussets

GEOMETRY: HT: 75° / CS: 13.25” / SO: 9” / BB: 11.8” / ST: 71°

FORKS: 100% 4130 cromo with cnc steerer, integrated bearing race, tapered legs with angled ends and cnc dropout holes

HANDLEBARS: 9” x 29" 4pc bars 100% 4130 cromo with 3.5° up sweep, 11° back sweep

GRIPS: United flangeless & United ends

HEADSET: United sealed bearing, int.

STEM: United 52mm Reach Supreme Stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and machined recess for flush fitting topcapL

LEVER: Alloy

BRAKE: Tektro 990CRANKS: 3pc 175mm, heat treated cromo, 8 spline, stamped United logo

BB: United sealed bearing midSPROCKET: United 25t, steel

PEDALS: United Valentino nylon pedals

CHAIN: United Supreme X410 

REAR RIM: Alloy 36h, double wall

FRONT RIM: Alloy 36h, double wall

REAR HUB: 36h sealed United Supreme freecoaster hub 14mm axle, 9t driver

FRONT HUB: 36h United Supreme sealed alloy, 10mm, female bolt

REAR TYRE: United U-Slick 20 x 2.35"

FRONT TYRE: United U-Slick 20 x 2.35"

SEAT: United Martinez Fat Tripod, Kevlar cover with custom United patch on rear

SEAT POST: United alloy Tripod

SEAT CLAMP: Alloy with machined detailPEGS: 4 x steel 100mm

WEIGHT: 24 lbs / 10.88 kg

COLOURS: ED Copper 

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2017 Martinez Expert Barstem Copper
2017 Martinez Expert Bb Copper

Supreme

If you’ve been slacking on your job recently and haven't got the funds for one of the signature United completes but still want that legit frame geometry, then the Supreme is probably right up your street… or park, or trails for that matter. With all the important parts being integrated and sealed you can rest sure that this will stand up to your abuse and with colour availabilities of satin black, chrome, and trans dark maroon you’re not going to get laughed out of your local either.

United 2017 Supreme Side Chrome

TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.25”

FRAME: 1020 hi ten, welded brake mounts, integrated head tube, mid bb, CNC seat stay bridge embossed logo down tube gusset

GEOMETRY: HT: 75° / CS: 13.25” / SO: 8.25” / BB: 11.8” / ST: 71°

FORKS: Cnc steerer tube, integrated bearing race, tapered 1020 hi tensile steel legs 

HANDLEBARS: 9” x 28.5” 1020 hi tensile steel with larger radius bends, 2.5° up sweep, 11° back sweep

GRIPS: United Jimmy grips & United ends

HEADSET: United sealed bearing, int.

STEM: United 50mm reach top load stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and forged detailing on sides

LEVER: Alloy

BRAKE: 990

CRANKS: 3pc 170mm, tubular cromo, 8 spline, printed United logo

BB: United sealed bearing mid

SPROCKET: United 25t, steel

PEDALS: United Valentino nylon pedals

CHAIN: United Supreme X410 

REAR RIM: Alloy 36h, single wall

FRONT RIM: Alloy 36h, single wall

REAR HUB: 36h United Supreme sealed alloy cassette hub with 14mm axle, sealed bearing 9t driver, 4 pawl, ultra loud mechanism

FRONT HUB: 36h alloy, sealed bearing, 10mm axle

REAR TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.3”

FRONT TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.3”

SEAT: United Padded Seat/Post Combo with custom sewn patch on rear 

SEAT POST: Integrated with seat

SEAT CLAMP: Alloy

WEIGHT: 24.9 lbs / 11.29 kg

COLOURS: Satin Black, Chrome & Trans Dark Maroon

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United 2017 Supreme Side Mattblack
United 2017 Supreme Side Transmaroon

Kye Forte Signature KF22

Aside from the Valentino LHD model the one big change to the United range is the leap into the one time controversial 22" market with the all new Kye Forte signature KF22. More an more brands seem to be heading this way and If you're a taller or older trails rider then this may just be for you. Kye has even go so far as to say he's thinks the 22" may actually be better for dirt than a 20". Time will tell.

United Kf22 Side Black

TOP TUBE LENGTH: 21.5"

FRAME: 100% 4130 cromo tubing, Tapered Toptube, Downtube, Seat Tube & Chainstays with removable brake mounts and guides, integrated head tube, mid bb, downtube gusset

GEOMETRY: HT:73.75 / 14.1" Slammed / SO: 9" / BB: 12.25" / ST: 71°

FORKS: 100% 4130 cromo with 1pc cnc steerer, integrated bearing race, tapered legs with angled ends and cnc dropout holes

HANDLEBARS: 8.7” x 29” 100% 4130 cromo with large dual radius bends, 3° up sweep, 11° back sweep

GRIPS: United Jimmy grips & United ends

HEADSET: United sealed bearing, int.

STEM: United 52mm Reach Supreme Stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and machined recess for flush fitting topcap

LEVER: Alloy

BRAKE: Tektro 990

CRANKS: United Supreme 175mm V3 3pc Cranks Black

BB: Sealed mid bottom bracket

SPROCKET: 25t alloy United sprocket

PEDALS: United Valentino nylon pedals

CHAIN: United Supreme X410 

REAR RIM: Revenge Arc 22" Welded seam Double wall 36h

FRONT RIM: Revenge Arc 22" Welded seam Double wall 36h

REAR HUB: 36h United Supreme sealed alloy cassette hub with 14mm axle, sealed bearing 9t driver, 4 pawl, ultra loud mechanism

FRONT HUB: United Supreme 36h sealed female bolt front hub

REAR TYRE: Innova 22" x 2.125 High Pressure Tyre

FRONT TYRE: Innova 22" x 2.125 High Pressure Tyre

SEAT: United Slim Tripod seat kevlar material with custom sewn patch on rear

SEAT POST: United alloy Tripod

SEAT CLAMP: Alloy with machined detail

WEIGHT: 26lbs / 11.8KG

COLOURS: Semi Gloss Black, Gloss Dark Army Green

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Kf22 Barstem Black
Kf22 Rearwheel Green

RECRUIT JR 18.5

I always liked the quote from photographer Martin Parr, "I like to keep in touch with younger photographers. It's important that a younger generation comes up and questions the assumptions made by old farts like me.” The same can be said for riding - the new generation are the ones who will carry our torch and with the advances in bike technology kids have the ability to ride from a younger age. Do you remember trying to hop that 40lb piece of junk we rode 20 years ago? The Recruit line from United has just that in mind and they now cater for all sizes of critter. For the tiny ones out there the 16” is just the thing to get them started with carefully selected parts to suit their pint-size. After a while they can then upgrade to the 18” and then eventually when they start to become grumpy and squeaky the 20” will fit them perfectly. And if you’re only just about ready for a 20” but still struggling you can choose the 18.5” top tube instead of the 20” top tube.  Here's a closer look at our favourite from United's 2017 entry level line up, the Recruit JR18.5. Get them rolling right!

United 2017 Recruitjr185 Side Green

TOP TUBE LENGTH: 18.5” (& 20" option)

FRAME: 1020 hi ten, welded brake mounts, 1 1/8" head tube, mid bb, embossed logo top tube gusset

GEOMETRY: HT: 75° / CS: 13.25” / SO: 7.8” / BB: 11.8” / ST: 71°

FORKS: Cnc steerer tube, 1020 tapered hi tensile steel legs 

HANDLEBARS: 8.25” x 27” 1020 hi tensile steel with 1.5° up sweep, 11° back sweep

GRIPS: United & United ends

HEADSET: 1 1/8" A Headset painted to match bike frame colour

STEM: United 50mm reach top load stem with embossed United logo on faceplate and forged detailing on sides

LEVER: Alloy

BRAKE: 990

CRANKS: 3pc 165mm, Tubular, 8 spline, printed United logo

BB: United sealed bearing mid

SPROCKET: United 25t, steel

PEDALS: Ultra Slim Nylon plastic

CHAIN: United Supreme X410 

REAR RIM: Alloy 36h, single wall

FRONT RIM: Alloy 36h, single wall

REAR HUB: 36h sealed alloy cassette hub with 14mm axle, sealed bearing 9t driver, 4 pawl, ultra loud mechanism

FRONT HUB: 36h, 10mm axle

REAR TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.1”

FRONT TYRE: United Direct 20 x 2.3”

SEAT: United Padded Seat/Post Combo with custom sewn patch on rear 

SEAT POST: Integrated with seat

SEAT CLAMP: Alloy

SEAT CLAMP: N/A

WEIGHT: 24.9 lbs / 11.29 kg

COLOURS: Gloss Dark Green (Gloss Black and Gloss Grey in the 20" version)

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United 2017 Recruitjr185 Barstem Green
United 2017 Recruitjr185 Seat Green

See the full range of 2017 Complete Bikes from our official DIG partners United Bike Co here.