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2016 Sunday Primer – 16″ and 18″ BMX Bikes

Nahum lays down a perfect tabletop on an 18" Sunday Radocaster build. The Radocaster shares its proven geometry with the Sunday Primers.

Nahum lays down a perfect tabletop air on an 18″ Sunday Radocaster build. The Radocaster shares its proven geometry with the Sunday Primers.

The 2016 16″ and 18″ Sunday Primers are once again a perfect choices for younger shredders. In the past we’ve tested the Sunday Primers at BMX Groms and the Sunday Radocaster frame – which shares the same geometry – and been impressed.

Our Sunday Radocaster “Hands On” Review

Our Sunday Primer 16 and 18 Inch “Hands On” Review

Geometry

Sunday has taken the younger age group of riders seriously and developed it’s 16 and 18 inch frame geometry to feel the same as a 20″ BMX would to a larger rider. Last year when we tested the Radocaster frame we noticed our test rider progressing in some areas, within an hour of switching to the frame. Tricks such as half-cabs, 360’s and 540’s, higher hops and popping up into manuals are easier.

Highlights

Highlights include: the frame and forks feature cromo dropouts, they come with cromo cranks featuring mid sealed bottom brackets, seat/seatpost combos and Odyssey brakes.

The 16″ comes with a 16″ specific brake lever for those smaller hands, a 40mm reach top load stem and this year the 16″ comes with Sunday Current tires.

The 18″ comes with a Sunday Freeze frontload stem and Sunday cornerstone grips.

The stock Primers will be more than strong enough for most riders in the age range for these bikes. However if you get to the point you want to upgrade the 18″, you could buy the Sunday Radocaster full cromo frame and fork set, switch it up and you wouldn’t even have to get used to a new bike – the geometry is the same.

Verdict

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new bike and you like the Primers, BMX Grom’s verdict is: “Choose the right size and send it!”

Getting the right size bike is really important and Sunday has taken things a step further with their proportional geometry.

Specifications

PRIMER 16″ (Watermelon Green)

sunday bikes 2016 primer 16 inch watermelon green

FRAME: 16.5” TT, Chromoly dropouts
FORK: 16” fork with 2PC Steerer tube, Chromoly dropout
HANDLEBAR: Primer 16 23” Width, 6.8” Rise, 12° Back, 1° Upsweep
STEM: Sunday Top-Load Stem 40mm
HEADSET: Sunday Sealed Integrated
HEADSET CAP: Sunday M6 AL Pre-Load Bolt
BRAKE: Odyssey Springfield
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Quik Slic
BRAKE LEVER: Sunday 16″ specific
GRIPS: Junior
SEAT: Junior Seat and Post combo
SEAT POST: Integrated
SEAT CLAMP: Sunday
SPROCKET: Sunday, 25T, steel
CRANKS: 140mm, 3-piece, Chromoly RHD
BB PARTS: 19mm sealed Mid
PEDALS: Wellgo Jr Plastic
RIMS: 16” rim, 20H
FRONT HUB: Sunday, 20H, Low-flange, Loose-ball
REAR HUB: Sunday, 20H, Semi-Sealed, 10T
SPOKES: Steel Black
TIRES: Sunday Current 16 x 2.1 (F & R)
CHAIN: KMC Z-410

PRIMER 18″

sunday bikes 2016 primer 16 inch watermelon green

FRAME: 18.5” TT, Chromoly dropouts
FORK: 18 fork with 2PC Steerer tube, Chromoly dropouts
HANDLEBAR: Primer 18 25.5” Width, 7.65” Rise, 12° Back, 1° Upsweep
STEM: Sunday Front-Load Stem 48mm
HEADSET: Sunday Sealed Integrated
HEADSET CAP: Sunday M6 AL Pre-Load Bolt
BRAKE: Odyssey Springfield
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Quik Slic
BRAKE LEVER: Odyssey Springfield
GRIPS: Sunday Cornerstone
SEAT: Sunday Cloud Seat and Post combo
SEAT POST: Integrated
SEAT CLAMP: Sunday
SPROCKET: Sunday, 25T, steel
CRANKS: 155mm, 3-piece, Chromoly RHD
BB PARTS: 19mm sealed Mid
PEDALS: Sunday Plastic
RIMS: 18” rim, 28H
FRONT HUB: Sunday, 28H, Low-flange, Loose-ball
REAR HUB: Sunday, 28H, Semi-Sealed, 9T
SPOKES: Steel Black
TIRES: Innova 18 x 2.1 (F & R)
CHAIN: KMC Z-410

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Subrosa 2016 BMX Bikes – Balance, 16″, 18″

2016 Subrosa Atlus Balance bike

First up is the 2016 Subrosa Atlus Balance bike. The Subrosa 2016 Balance is designed to give a young rider the confidence to balance on their own and then be able to ride a bike with a drive train without ever riding training wheels. The bike is decked out with Subrosa’s Maze seat, a Rant sealed headset, soft rubber grips, and a head-tube badge.

 

2016 Subrosa Atlus 16″ BMX Bike

Next is the 2016 Subrosa Atlus 16″ BMX Bike. It is designed with a younger beginner level rider in mind and features a double gusseted frame, Rant chromoly tubular 3pc cranks, 14mm semi sealed Rant Cassette Hub with 9T driver, Subrosa “Maze” Seat, Shadow “Chula” DCR Grips, Shadow “Alfred” Clamp and Rant PC Pedals.

 

 2016 Subrosa SALVADOR 18″ BMX Bike

Finally we have the 2016 Subrosa SALVADOR 18″ BMX Bike. This 18″ looks super good and features a Subrosa “Uplift” Stem, Subrosa “Crest” Seat, Shadow “Chula” DCR Grips, Shadow “Alfred” Clamp, Rant Sealed Hubs.

 

For more information and specs on all these bikes head over to www.subrosabrand.com

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Subrosa Noster III 18″ BMX Frame

The Subrosa 18″ Noster III is built with the younger shredder in mind. The frame comes in matte raw and matte black and looks super good in both colours. It features full 4130 chromoly tubing with a butted seat tube, Deathproof heat treated headtube, BB, and dropouts, and an integrated seat post clamp.

Specs:

Full 4130 Chromoly tube set
Top Tube: 18″
Chain Stay: 12.55″
Head tube: 75°, integrated CNC machined, T5 Deathproof heat treated
Seat tube: 71°, internally butted, 7.5″ standover
Integrated seat clamp w/replaceable nut and bolt
BB Type: Mid, T5 Deathproof heat treated
BB Height: 10.5″
Dropouts: Laser cut 5mm thick drops that match a 34mm peg perfectly. Deathproof heat treated
Custom Noster laser cut seat stay bridge
Removable brake mounts included
Weight: 4lbs 8 oz., Fork – 2lbs 1oz.
Colors: Matte Black, Matte Raw

Simone Barraco – Noster III Promo

 

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Colony BMX – Inception 18″ BMX Bike

A close up look at the all new 2016 Colony Inception 18″ complete bike which is available now!
For more information go to – http://colonybmx.com.au/products/category/2016-complete-bikes/

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Brady Baker 20″ BMX Bike Check, Colony Sweet Tooth V4 and Merritt

Brady Baker BMX Bike Check with BMX Groms

Brady Baker BMX Bike Check Detail StemName: Brady Baker
Age: 12
Height: 4’10”
Weight: 70lbs
Gnarliest Riding Spots: I ride many different places that all have their own areas of “gnarlieness”! I am lucky enough to have an incredible BMX park called The Incline Club located 5 minutes from my house. I try to ride there 3 or 4 times a week. This past winter I went on 13 back to back weekend trips with my friend visiting the following BMX Parks (Impact Action Sports Park, DDASC, Wheelmill, Rays MTB and Woodward East). I had an amazing time and met a lot of really cool people! I am very excited to start riding trails again. I love riding at Catty Woods, Posh, Area 51 and Boondocks. Thanks to all the trail bosses who make these spots RAD!
Favorite Type of Riding (Trails/Park/Street): My favorite types of riding are park and trails. I am also excited to visit some mountain bike parks this summer and ride my Morpheus Vimana Jr. I am hoping to ride some of the slope style courses if I am allowed!
Sponsors: Merritt, Morpheus, Vans, Unit, Bell Helmets
Which size BMX did you start riding on? 18″
When did you move up to a 20″ BMX and was the adjustment difficult? My parents gave me a new 20” BMX for Christmas this year. The transition from the 18″ to the 20″ was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I was able to transition most of my tricks to the new bike within the first three weeks. I am still struggling to get the double whip and 720 around but am hoping to accomplish this over the next couple of months.
What made you decide to make the switch to a 20″? Honestly, I was tired of some people telling me that my tricks didn’t count on the smaller bike. It was very frustrating. To me, a trick is a trick and it doesn’t matter what size bike it’s on. You have to ride what fits so that’s what I did, I rode what fit me.
Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? My advice to someone choosing a bike is to pick what you like. It needs to fit you and feel comfortable. BMXers love to talk BMX. I would encourage anyone getting into BMX to just ask another rider what they suggest. The BMXers I know will be more than happy to help in any way that they can. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Brady Baker busts a tailwhip air in the Woods Jump Room at the Wheelmill indoor BMX Park.

Brady Baker busts a tailwhip air in the Woods Jump Room at the Wheelmill indoor BMX Park.

Brady Baker BMX Bike Check Back WheelFrame: Colony Sweet Tooth V4
Fork: Colony
Bars: Merritt, Brian Foster Signature
Stem: Merritt, Inaugural Front Load
Grips: Merritt, Pete Sawyer
Seatpost: Merritt
Seat: Merrit
Pedals: Premium
Cranks: Profile Mini Magnetanium 160Mm
Sprocket: Profile
Chain: Primo
Front Tire: Maxxis Drifters
Front Wheel: Deviant Rim W/ Profile Elite Hub 20″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Drifters
Rear Wheel: Gsport W/ Profile Elite Hub 20″ LHD
Any other special details or stories about your bike or parts? I love BMX! This sport has already given me the opportunity to ride so many cool spots and meet really great people! I want to thank all of my sponsors for helping me out and proving me with some incredible bikes, parts, clothing and safety equipment, The Incline Club for giving me a great place to ride every day and to all the guys at the trails that spend countless hours digging to make their spots amazing! Most importantly, BMX is fun and I intend to keep it that way! Thanks for the support BMX Groms!!

Brady Baker 20 inch BMX Bike Check

Brady Baker 20 inch BMX Bike Check Frontend Detail

 

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