Productivity - DeMarcus Paul's Volume War Horse Line
Brand new Volume signature line for Deemo
8 Jun 2016
Photos courtesy of Volume Bikes / Words by Devin Feil
DeMarcus Paul has been one of the most productive riders on the planet the last couple of years, and in reward for all his hard work Volume bestowed him with a serious lineup of signature products in 2016. Released earlier this month the War Horse frame, bars and seat, along with a set of pegs, all carry Deemo's namesake. Well lets have a look...
War Horse Frame
First up in the War Horse line is a frame with attention grabbing matte rust and raw finishes that's sure to catch your eye. Designed precisely to DeMarcus Paul's liking it's got a 13” slammed chain stay, 75.25º head tube, 9.25” stand over, and comes in both 20.75" and 21" top tube lengths. Deemo requested a shorter chain stay "to make it easier to manual and snap spins/whips" and a top tube length that would be spacious enough to make barspins comfortable. Nothing better than getting just what you want, and this frame just might be perfect for you too.
- TT Lengths: 20.75" / 21"
- Chain Stay: 13” slammed (13.25” center to center)
- Headtube Angle: 75.25°
- Seattube Angle: 71°
- BB Height: 11.7"
- Standover Height: 9.25"
- Colours: Matte Rust and Raw
- Weight: 5.1lbs - 2.3kg
- 100% 4130 Chromoly heat-treated tubing
- CNC'd VLM logo on the hourglass head tube
- Integrated seat post clamp
- Double butted front triangle with both top and bottom guessets for added strength
- 7mm thick investment casted dropouts with built-in chain tensioners
- S chainstays for larger tire clearance
War Horse Bars
Outside of a frame, the part that probably most effects the way a bike is going to feel has to be the handlebars. The War Horse bars feature 9” rise, 29” width, 10° of backsweep, and 1° of upsweep, produced with butted 4130 heat treated tubing and a bigger box for added strength. If you've seen any of Deemo's recent video parts these are the bars he's running and they've held up to their fair share of drops.
- Rise: 9"
- Width: 29"
- Butted 4130 Chromoly heat-treated tubing
- Backsweep: 10°
- Upsweep: 1°
- Crossbar Height: 7.2"
- Crossbar Width: 11.7"
- Colours: Matte Rust, Gloss Black, and Chrome
- Weight: 33.5oz - .9kg
War Horse Seat
Next up in the line is the War Horse seat featuring soft canvas style fabric, thick foam padding, camo print, and an embroidered War Horse patch. With a bit of meat to it, this seat looks to be ideal to pinch for barspins and keep up with the camouflage trend of 2016.
- Weight: 10.2 oz. (Tripod), 11.7 oz. (Pivotal)
- Colors: Camo
Like 'em or not, plastics pegs are here to stay. They grind smoother, keep spots fresh, and reduce noise which may get you kicked out. After testing multiple compounds DeMarcus managed to pick the perfect sleeve, resulting in a "plastic is strong enough not to rip away easy and soft enough to not shatter." Measuring in at 4.5" and compatible with both 14mm and 3/8" with adapters these trick sticks are ready to go.
- Packaged with 1 inner 6061 Aluminum core and 2 interchangeable plastic sleeves
- Length: 4.5"
- Sizes: Fits 14mm axles or with 3/8" axle adapters
- Colours: Black
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