Productivity - Eclat 2016
Fresh as the newly fallen snow
15 Dec 2015
By Kerr Bilsland
For this latest productivity feature we’re taking a swift look at Eclat's 2016 product line. Eclat have always been highly regarded for the innovative design that they've brought to BMX products and from the looks of their 2016 line that progression just keeps going. Take a look through and then head to www.eclatbmx.com for more info.
The plastic versus metal argument is a longstanding one with many companies trying to create a hybrid, Eclat seem to be on the cusp of ending that debate though with their new Contra pedal. Do you love having light pedals that are going to slide a beezer doing pedal grinds but need more grip and durability than plastic pins can offer? The Contra comes featuring medal pins on just one side offering you the grip you’ll no doubt desire but the sliding capability metal platforms and pins can’t offer.
Made out of injection molded nylon / fibreglass. Available in black, dark gum and dark purple.
- knurled top surface
- replaceable pins on one side to improve pedal life
- crmo spindle
- slim lightweight design
Weight: 389g (13.72oz : 0.85lbs) (per pair)
CORTEX FREECOASTER HUB
Like most parts companies in BMX, Eclat have spent the last few years trying to make a robust and reliable freecoaster and it looks like they may have accomplished just that. Using the new O-ring system and adding an integrated “stop ring” Eclat sought to change the problem most riders faced with traditional freecoaster hubs. Now you get a hub that won’t suffer from the sideways play that often plagues coasters and switching out the traditional ball and spring with a high quality rubber O-ring and a long lasting steel spring your hub will require minimal maintenance and stay rolling smooth. Also expect a big quarter crank of slack pre-set into the hub because no one wants to have the chance of looping out when it matters most.
Made out of 6061-T6 alloy hub-shell. Available in black, red or high polished.
-Unique freecoaster mechanism featuring our IOS (internal o-ring system) for superior performance
- Large slack setting pre-installed
- Adjustable slack
- Available in RSD or LSD
- Allen key inner axle for easy maintenance
- Compatible with Eclat Nylon/Fibreglass hub guards
- 14mm hollow bore hardened heat-treated crmo axle
- 2 high quality Japanese bearings in the hub, x2 bearings and support bushing in the driver
Weight: 671g (23.6oz)
BONDI XL RIM
The Bondi rim has been around for a few years now but there’s a very good reason Eclat have kept it in production. Flash welded for strength and featuring a wide design to spread out the impact force when you’re landing heavy. This is a no bullshit rim that’s made to hold up to lots of abuse while being easy on your wallet.
Made out of 6066-T6 alloy, flash welded.
Size: 37x17mm 36h only
Colors: Black, High Polished
- unique wider design with double cavity for extra strength
- straight sidewalls for brake use
Weight: 538g (18.98oz : 1.18lbs)
Everyone knows how hard Bruno goes so when he’s rolling up to something he needs to be gripping something that’ll leave him with no doubt in his mind. The Bruno grip will leave you with just that, thinner than most grips you’ll get an instant feeling of comfort as you would with a grip you’d worn in but using Vex Kraton materiel they’ll be incredibly soft and long lasting.
Material: Vex Kraton
Size: 164mm x 28mm
Colors: black, grey/black marble, red/black marble, classic gum
- incl. éclat nylon corkx bar ends with steel shim for longer life
- Bruno Hoffmann signature grip
- simple ribbed pattern, thinner diameter
- Frankfurt skyline on end of grip
- new Vex material for longer life and softer feeling grip
Weight: 100g (3.52oz) (per pair without bar ends)
The Venom peg was designed with the idea of giving the plastic peg a sleeker look. Even though the Venom is smaller in diameter than most that doesn’t mean you’ll be burning through sleeves. The venom uses a steel core rather than aluminum which in turn means a thinner metal core can be used resulting in a smaller diameter peg but not affecting the thickness of the plastic. Eclat use a special nylon/fiberglass compound for their sleeve and are 4.5mm thick so you’ll be grinding on one of these for a while before switching them out.
Material: 4140 crmo liquid heat-treated with separate nylon/fiberglass sleeve
Size: 14mm axle, adapter included for 3/8"
Length: 4" (101mm) or 4.5" (114mm)
Outer Diameter: 38mm
Colors: black, dark gum
- low friction nylon/fiberglass for faster grinding
- sold as single
- small diameter plastic peg with super thick long lasting sleeve
Weight: 180g (6.34oz)
Eclat haven’t skipped out on anything for the RS. It takes a lot to meet the demands of Eclat's team riders but it’s been vigorously tested and proven to hold its own whilst producing a clean-cut look.
Material: 6061-T6 alloy, full cnc
Size: 25t, 26t, or 28t
Colors: black, red, high polished
- 6061-T6 alloy
- runs directly on 24mm spindle
- supplied with adapters for 19mm & 22mm spindles
- sinked adapter for better chain alignment
Weight: 25t: 70g (2.46oz : 0.15lbs)
OZ V2 PIVOTAL SEAT FAT
The OZ V2 isn’t just your stock seat picked out of a catalogue, Eclat designed the shape and base construction from the ground up giving it a distinguished look. The seat is fat padded for comfort so its perfect for those long hauls home.
Material: 100% polypropylene base, cordura or faux-leather, top cover
Colors: black, brown, desert camo
- custom developed shape and base construction
- designed by éclat
- New shape fat padding
Weight: 340g (11.99oz : 0.74lbs)
Every rider's nightmare is getting a flat but with the Fireball tire that could be a thing of the past. Coming with a puncture resistant Nylon Layer no more will you be forced to look for a shitty MTB bike shop to get you back in the session on a street ride. Also including an updated grind friendly sidewall these tire will be with you for the long haul.
Material: 80 tpi construction, wire bead
Size: 2.3" or 2.4"
Colors: black, dark gum - black sidewall, dark purple - black sidewall
- NEW revised grind friendly design for 2016
- high rated pressure 100 PSI
- puncture resistant nylon layer
Weight: 2.3" 737g (25.9oz)
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