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[RE-UP] Stampy Fork Test Posted by Nuno on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

 

In case you missed it, here is our most recent Stampy fork test video.

As part of our mission to make the best BMX forks possible, we continue to refine the 41-Thermal® process at all stages of manufacturing. Each step in the process is held under strict scrutiny, and we continue to examine the strength and fatigue testing methods used to evaluate our designs.

In the previous round of Stampy fork tests we blew the industry standard EN tests for bicycle forks out of the water, and yet we still couldn’t break our own fork. In fact, we had to give up after running the fork for 2,000,000 cycles and with the machine operating at its ultimate limit.

So, in order to push the tests and our forks even harder we created an updated rig design that would let us supply much more force than the last time around. With this test we doubled up the cylinders that are applying the load and ramped the force up by 25%, going from 4000 Newtons to 5000 Newtons. That’s just over half a ton! (1124 lbf per cycle). Even so, at half a million cycles we started to wonder how long our forks were going to last, and since our competitor’s forks had already been taken to failure, we decided to ramp up the load on our forks to 6000 Newtons (1349 lbf), 50% higher than the previous tests, and after over 650,000 cycles, we were finally able to break them.

It is important to note that the 41-Thermal forks not only outperformed every other model that we tested by a huge margin, but that they did so while being lighter than most of the other forks too. This is direct evidence that proper design, engineering and manufacturing are much more important factors than simply always making the part heavier in hopes of making it stronger….

Go HERE for more info.

Travis Hughes:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Click around to check out Travis’ dialed ride!

FRAME: Kink Issue III
FORK: Odyssey R25
BARS: Kink Human
STEM: Kink Hittle
GRIPS: Odyssey Tom Dugan
BARENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
HEADSET: Kink
SEAT: Kink Stealth
SEATPOST: Kink Pivotal
TIRES: Odyssey Chase Hawk, 2.4″ Front & 2.2″ Rear
FRONT WHEEL: Odyssey A+ Front (Antigram Front Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey A+ (Antigram Rear Hub laced to Aerospace rim)
HUB GUARDS: Antigram
CHAIN: Mission
SPROCKET: Kink Minus One
CRANKS: Odyssey Thunderbolt, LHD, 175mm
PEDALS: Kink Senec
PEGS: G-Sport Pleg 2

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Drawing Board:
41 Thermal Forks Posted by Francis on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Head over to The Merged for an interview with Chris Cotsonas (product design manager) regarding the origins of our 41 Thermal process.

Ride BMX Interbike Coverage Posted by Francis on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Ride BMX stopped by the QBP booth and chatted with Jim Bauer about all our latest goods. Once you’re done watching the video, make sure to also check out the product gallery they put together!

Interbike 2012 Posted by Francis on Thursday, September 20th, 2012

QBMX is reppin’ us at this year’s Interbike and showing off all of our latest and greatest parts at their booth (#26049). Read more to check out some of the stuff we have on display.

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Tom Perry:
Video Bike Check Posted by Francis on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This new video bike check that Tom Perry/Fit whipped up is pretty slick. The parts crawling onto the bike was a great touch.

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Available Now:
Midnight Blue Kit Posted by Francis on Friday, June 29th, 2012

If you recall Chase Hawk’s bike from a little while back, than you will recognize this Midnight Blue color which is available now. This Midnight Blue color has a matte finish and looks awesome!

The kit includes the following parts:

Evo 2 Brakes
Monolever (short & medium)
Thunderbolt Cranks – RHD 175mm
Chase Hawk Sprocket – 25, 28, 30
R-25 & R-32 Forks
Cufflinks grips
Aaron Ross grips
Chase Hawk grips
Aaron Ross Double Spacebar
Trailmix pedals
Aerospace rims

Available now through QBP, SBS, Custom Cycle, J&B & Full Factory.

Tom Perry:
Bike Check Posted by Francis on Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Tom Perry just sent us a fresh batch of photos of his current bike. Click around the flipbook above to check it out!

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Available Now:
Metallic Silver Kit Posted by Francis on Monday, January 30th, 2012

Our new Gary Young inspired Metallic Silver color kit is available now!

This kit includes:

  • 175mm RHD Thunderbolt cranks
  • V3 9T Cassette & Vandero 2 front hub
  • 36H Quadrant & Seven K-A rims
  • R25 & R32 forks
  • Short & Medium Monolever & Evo 2 brakes
  • 25, 28, 30t Chase Hawk C-512 sprockets
  • Aaron Ross Double Spacebars & Gary Young 3 bars
  • Cufflink, Aaron Ross, Chase Hawk and Adam Banton signature grips

USA dealers please contact QBP, SBS, Custom Cycle, J&B or Full Factory Distribution.

International dealers please hit up our distro page.

R-Series Forks. Tested. Proven. Posted by Francis on Friday, November 11th, 2011

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Our R Series forks (R32/R25/F25) are available now:

  • R32 offset (traditional) or R25 offset (steep)
  • Freestyle (F25) version with R25 offset and U-brake bosses
  • Fully redesigned.
  • Laboratory tested and team proven.
  • New, custom, seamless, tapered, butted and specially formed leg tube shaping for improved grind and guard clearance.
  • All-new steerer tube design improves fatigue strength and includes a built-in, integrated, lower headset seat race.
  • New, optimized, 4mm dropout shape for grind and peg clearance.
  • Updated 7075-T6 pre-load bolt, US Pat. No. 7,591,474
  • Proven 41-Thermal® processed 4130 chromoly
  • Legendary lifetime replacement warranty
  • 3/8” axle slots only
  • Starting at 1lb 15.2oz (885 grams)

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