Bruno just built up a fresh whip including samples of his signature PREDATOR tire which drops in a few months time. We caught up with Bruno to check out how his new bike is running and a bit more about his signature grips and tires.
Frame: Federal BRUNO prototype
Fork: Federal Liquid
Bar: Federal BRUNO 9.25″
Stem: Eclat Dune
Headset: Eclat Cargo
Grips: Eclat BRUNO with CORX V2 Barends
Seat: Federal X Ciao Crew sample
Post: Eclat Torch Pivotal
Cranks: Eclat TIBIA 170mm
BB: Eclat 22mm MID
Pedals: Federal Contact
Sprocket: Eclat Vent Guard 25t
Chain: Eclat Stroke
Rims: Eclat BONDI XL
Tires: Eclat Bruno Hoffmann signature Predator Tires 2.30″ Desert Tan
It’s no secret that Bruno is hard on wheels, but luckily for him and the rest of the team our super tough Bondi XL Wheels are available pre built up, ready to shred right out of the box. Bruno rides the NEW 37mm wide Bondi XL rims laced to a Dynamic front hub and a Cortex freecoaster in the rear with Plastic guards all round.
Bruno’s signature grips are available now worldwide. Using a slimmer 28mm diameter and a longer 164mm ribbed mushroom design, the BRUNO grips feature the Frankfurt skyline on the base and a thin micro flange that wont leave your hand snagged on barspins if you catch them on the bend. Paired up with our super soft VEX formula rubber and steel strengthened Corx V2 barends, it’s no surprise that half of the team are running these at the moment.
Bruno’s signature Predator tire features a low profile design with deep knurling and traction grooves enabling it to stick to any surface whilst rolling with very low resistance. The sidewalls have been specially designed and reinforced to hold up to the brutality of street riding so you can’t blow out the tire if you snag during a grind.
Listening to our PRO riders needs when it comes to working with them on signature products is very important to us, so the Predator tire will only come in Bruno’s preferred size of 2.30″. We have had a lot of the guys on the team stick with 2.30″ tires front and rear due to the extra clearance between the tire and ledge whilst grinding. Bruno feels that 2.30″ is the perfect size for a tire, being large enough to absorb big impacts, but not too wide that it slows you down grinding. After 6 months of heavy abuse from Bruno and the team, the Predator has passed with flying colours and we couldn’t be more stoked to see everyone riding them in a few months time.
The Predator tire will be available April 2016 in 2.30″ in either Black, or Desert Tan (seen here).
Our NEW Dune topload stem features a wider 48mm faceplate which helps grip Bruno’s bars and preventing them from ever slipping. The Dune uses a 31mm rise making it one of the taller stems on the market if you’re looking for more height on your front end.
Trusted by riders around the world, our bombproof TIBIA Crank is seen here on Bruno’s bike paired up to our Vent Guard in 25t.
Federal X CIAO Crew seat sample.
Most of the ECLAT parts on Bruno’s bike are available now from all good bike shops. Look out for his signature Predator tire dropping a few months time in April.
Check out Bruno’s “GRIPPED” video we dropped a few months back.
All Photos by Vincent Sylvian.