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Brock Olive Joins Eclat / Australia

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We are over the moon to welcome Australian powerhouse Brock Olive to the team. Brock built up his Premium Aurora 21″ frame with Éclat parts recently so take the link down under and see a gallery of his set up.  (more…)

2 days ago • COMMENTS • 1,009 views

Eclat Welcomes AK

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WELCOME TO ECLAT

What better way to start the New Year off in style than with the addition of some great and truly original street riders to our PRO team? Just as Bruno gets settled in we are now welcoming Alex Kennedy to the squad. Having Alex on the team is perfect, an open-minded progressive street rider who can really ride the crap out of our parts. For more of what you want to know, head over to DIG magazine for a catch up.

ALEX KENNEDY

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PHOTO: FRED MURRAY

4 days ago • COMMENTS • 914 views

Bruno and the Filter Grip

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A grip on a BMX bike is as essential as a root on a tree, a cog in a clock or a wire in a lamp. However it’s often overlooked, due to its quick changeability in todays riders. If you take a long hard look at BMX parts over the years its not hard to see what parts have developed and evolved over time and what has relatively stayed the same. Grips are the kings of historic resilience; their adaption to drastic transformation never really came and in a sense we as riders buy grips because they feel and look nice. At éclat we are realists, we know when we want to completely revolutionise a product and we know when its just not needed. With grips we feel it’s all about simplicity and building a symmetrical design that feels good underneath your palms from the get go. Last year we heavily researched into different materials and compounds and developed the VEX rubber material. Now our grips last and last and last. Our newest grip is the Filter grip and it was Bruno Hoffmann’s first choice when he built up his new bike.

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6 days ago • COMMENTS • 1,351 views

In Focus: Stevie Fork

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As soon as Stevie got on the team, we knew we wanted to work together on something special. Stevie is a beast of a rider and needed a Fork that would hold up to sending Truckdrivers down 23 stair drops. The new Eclat Stevie Fork was built from the ground up with strength and durability in mind. Made out of full liquid post heat-treated seamless 4130 chromoly with fully cnc’d steerer and butted fork blades, the Stevie Fork uses 6mm thick peg friendly invest cast dropouts and clearance for 2.40″ and larger tires.

Stevie wanted the fork to be available for all kinds of riders so we decided to offer the his fork in two offsets, 26mm for technical street riding and a more traditional 32mm for all round riding. Weighing in at 1028g (36.26oz) these forks are the perfect balance between strength and weight, and with Stevie’s stamp of approval what more could you want in a fork?

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1 week ago • COMMENTS • 1,190 views

Young Bloods Answer Back

We recently sent our British contingency into the horrible sunshine ridden depths of Alicante to let them go nuts on a bunch of rails and sweet set ups. The end product is nearing competition so we asked each rider what they thought about each of the other two, if that makes sense.

Harry Mills-Wakley

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Whats the worst thing about the other two on the trip?

Um that’s a difficult question, thanks! Um if I could I pick anything at all it would be the talk of Clash of the Clans. Everyone else on the trip had it and I didn’t so I didn’t really know what they were talking about ha!! Nothing major though!

What the best thing about the other two on the trip?

Definitely their motivational stance on the trip and their patience. A couple of things took a little while to do and there was no rushing onto the next spot! just saying “You got that”. Once someone landed their trick and it was praise all-round from everyone.

Who got up the earliest?

Cal was the earliest up everyday and then it was usually myself. I was usually woken up by Cal cooking breakfast for everyone or him say “its raining or super sunny outside”!!

Who stinks the worst?

Nobody we are all fresh young men!!

Who came away from Alicante in one piece?

Everybody took some slams, I destroyed my ankle falling down a stair set, Jordan fell off doing a 360 out of the sky!! and Sam was dosed up on nurofen the whole trip for ongoing injuries. Even Fooman hurt his hand pretty badly. So if anyone it was Cal!

Jordan Godwin

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Whats the worst thing about the other two on the trip?

Nothing was bad – they’re both really cool to hang out with.

What the best thing about the other two on the trip?

Best thing had to be how laid back they both are, so there was no arguing about anything – we just went with the flow.

Who got up the earliest?

I really don’t know, because I was always the last up – haha!

Who stinks the worst?

Probably me to be honest…

Who came away from Alicante in one piece?

Me and Sam – Harry killed his ankle, that sucked, but he trooped on !!

Sam Jones

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Whats the worst thing about the other two on the trip?

To be totally honest I can’t think of anything… Apart from Godwin’s unhealthy obsession with Coke and chocolate, hahaha, sugar fiend!

What the best thing about the other two on the trip?

Both just absolutely kill it, a treat to hang around with, and always up for a glass of 70 cent champagne! 

Who got up the earliest?

I shared the living room with Harry, and after Cal coming in and turning on the coffee machine, Harry was! 

Who stinks the worst?

Probs me! 

Who came away from Alicante in one piece

Considering how much everyone got done, we all came away unhurt and kicking! 

Young Bloods project coming soon by Callum Earnshaw – all photography by Fooman.

3 weeks ago • COMMENTS • 1,801 views

Bruno Hoffmann Joins Eclat PRO

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It’s with a great amount of pleasure that on this day Jan 6th 2015 we can introduce Bruno Hoffmann to the Éclat PRO team. What else do we need to say? (more…)

3 weeks ago • COMMENTS • 6,287 views

Blind Freecoaster – Explained

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Not every part is as simple as a peg or a set of handlebars in this world. Sometimes you need instructions, but better than that we can just tell you what you need or want to know. To coincide with the international release of the long awaited Blind Freecoaster Hub, we have put together two step-by-step guide for switching your hub from freecoaster to cassette and from LSD to RSD. So you can’t complain and say we didn’t help you out here on this one. Just visit eclatbmx.com/blindswitch to see where you might be going wrong.

1 month ago • COMMENTS • 1,687 views

In Focus: Hubs and Hub Guards

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In today’s world of 20 stair icepicks and technical peg wizardry that requires a degree in physics to understand, hub guards are a simple necessity for many riders. Luckily we have developed our own range of hub guards that are exclusively designed to fit seamlessly on to our extensive range of hubs so you don’t have to worry about destroying your brand new wheelset on the first session at your local flat ledge. Here’s a look at our wide range of hub guard options, all of which are available now.  (more…)

1 month ago • COMMENTS • 1,213 views

Darryl Tocco: Destination

Tocco never sleeps, always on the next plane out of somewhere. Heres a sweet video he put together after plane hopping to various destinations around the World. (more…)

2 months ago • COMMENTS • 318 views