STRESS BMX NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA!
Author: Cooper Date Posted:20 October 2021
We’re stoked to now be distributing the great Russian street brand STRESS BMX here in Australia. Stress caters to the street riders out there with lifetime warranty on their frames, “Only hard use allowed” is a term they live by.
From the riding level to the product quality, Stress only produces the highest of both. All products are available now and will be in stores in the coming days.
Here's a few of our favourite products to highlight the brand...
STRESS "THE CREW" FRAME
On all Stress BMX frames, they made an additional gusset between the seat stays, which increases the strength of this spot almost twice. As a result, they have never seen any The Crew Frames break in this spot over the past 5 years The chain stays break less often, but instead of a standard bridge, they also made their own Wolfbone gusset.
STRESS WOLFGRIP TYRE
Wheel weight is the most important weight on a bike, and tyre weight is the most important weight on a wheel. It’s all because of the moment of inertia. Without going much into the details, the lighter the tyre, the easier it is to perform absolutely anything. The Wolfgrip tyre composition includes a race compound — One of the most technologically advanced and expensive rubber compounds on the market. This compound has two main characteristics that distinguish it from other tyres: Extremely low weight and the highest wear resistance. The Wolfgrip tyre weighs 595 grams (21 oz) with a steel one, which is one of the best tyre specs on the market.
STRESS RAILHOP CRANKS
For the production of STRESS bmx cranks, they used heat-treated steel of a Japanese Sanko brand. This is the best steel available on the market.
STRESS developed and introduced a gusset on cranks back in the 2013, which was produced to make cranks stronger, as well as to reduce the number of injuries to the medial malleolus. The gusset smoothes out the angles, practically excluding the possibility of getting a deep cut. For the production of the gusset, chromoly steel is used, which is cast in a special form. Then it is welded over the entire mounting area of the cranks to the spindle. Then the top of the seam is further polished to create a flat and smooth surface.
STRESS shortened the profile of the crank by 10% compared with the first version. According to their calculations, this change reduced the frequency of ankle injuries by about 40%.
STRESS DISCO SPROCKET
The STRESS Disco is a BMX sprocket with a unique design, made of red-hot 6061-T6 aluminum. That will suit any bike and also protect your chain from getting damaged by the guard. One of the main distinguishing features of this sprocket is its 26 teeth, which will increase the gear ratio, while maintaining compatibility with short chain stays.
STRESS BES FRAME
BES (the Devil) is a signature line of the Bespaliy brothers. This name was chosen for a reason – it is the nickname of their father, which also perfectly conveys the behavior of this frame. Max wanted a quick, responsive frame with a high standover for barspinning. We shortened the rear end, raised the standover and left the BB below the standard. The result was an explosive, fast, and even insane frame. Exactly what the real BES (the Devil) should be.
All of the STRESS frames have internal gussets. This is a very expensive and at the same time very effective technology. The inner gusset is twice bigger than the outer one. They effect the strength even more. The inner gusset is not exactly a gusset. In fact, the tube is milled in a special way, which allows us to leave the right amount of metal only above the top tube and only under the down tube. This way, it adds strength and reduces weight.
STRESS VOSKHOD FORKS
For the Stress Voskhod fork, with specifically designed cast 8mm dropouts from chromoly Japanese steel 4130. Casting not only made the fork more beautiful, reduces the problem of dropouts being torn off during unsuccessful grinds.
With the collective decision of the STRS team, the classic offset was chosen to be 28 mm. In our opinion, it is optimal for the absolute majority of bike riders who ride street and in the plazas.
The attachment area of the legs with the steerer tube is one of the most high-loaded spots of the fork. To strengthen it, Stress first maximized the area of the seams where the legs are welded to the steerer tube. This is a simple and effective solution. But this was not enough for us, so we put an aluminum spacer on the bottom of the steerer tube. This spacer makes the steerer tube harder and it helps to redistribute part of the load on the legs. Thus, the load is spread across the fork and not concentrated at one point, which affects the strength.
There is not a single random detail in the Voskhod fork. Most brands use a bolt with a thread diameter of 25 mm. We reduced the bolt thread diameter to 24 mm to make the steerer tube walls 30% thicker in the second most breakable spot – the attachment point of the stem or the top headset bearing. The Voskhod fork bolt matches both 6 mm and 8 mm Allen keys.
STRESS MB GRIPS
The second version of Max Bespaly signature MB grips. Now grips have two options: hard and soft. In addition, the rubber formula has been substantially redesigned, now we have added a VEX additive, which significantly increases wear resistance of grips. With 165mm length those grips become pefect choise for any street rider.
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