We have received our first batch of 4 bolts Racing sprockets, available in 32 and 34T, polished aluminum or black anodized. Firstly, this product was intended to meet the request of the father of the Shape bicycles boss, envious to see all these BMX sprockets, without being able to built up one on his MTB. After publishing some photos of this prototype, several people were also interested in building up a Shape bicycles sprocket on their bikes. With this product we are expanding our range, while enables us to familiarize with new standards such as 4 bolts fixing (104mm), narrow/wide teeth which avoid using chain guide. Go to our Products page for more details about our Racing sprocket.
It is not the kind of new we like to publish... Since December 2011, we have got a representative in the USA, in the person of Jared Ball. After 8 years of riding, a signature part with the split cap stem, a video in collaboration with an American website, Jared is now busy. Professionally as he is manager of a workshop producing suspension for 4WD and other all terrain vehicles, in his private life too and especially riding the Michigan MX circuits with his brother Jeremy, not to mention their moto track at home.
Once again, a huge thank you to Jared to have represented our brand in the US, which he will carry on representing with his Deluxe BMX built up with our beautiful Shape bicycles parts !
Since the launch of our Fusion sprockets, we have stopped to machining original (OG) model. However, we often get requests for this model, its simpler design seems to be still appreciated by our customers. So, we decided to put OG sprockets back in our range, in addition to our Fusion one. By this way, there is more affordable model and most importantly to answer more requests from our customers. We will soon update our "Products" with the OG sprockets.
The third Banos jam was held three weeks ago !! A well famous trail, dug on top of the small Banos town’s hill, with its proper handcrafted jumps dig by master Marc.
Our rider Bruno has been on roadtrip with his close friend T for two weeks, the Banos jam was their last stop before coming back to Brittany.
As the CEO of Shape bicycles, I was informed in real time of Bruno’s actions. He firstly validated the main line which is composed of the famous “hip de la muerte”. Then he went to the big line, it takes place diagonally on the trail, which starts and finishes at the same point of the main line, with a very long jump to end. At last but not least, Bruno was really on fire, motivated by Fred and Tim on the Boomrang line, sort of hip/spine/transfer which takes off from a very speedy berm... Unfortunately Fred rolled his ankle while he motivated everyone to validate the entire trail, in order to not let a slate, who knows, knows !!
Below some photos of Bruno, one the finalist of this 2019 Banos cup, shot by Marc and Max.