The Bike Frames, a collaboration between legendary BMXer Davey Jones and bike builder Joe Sutter, is a very special one.
The project began as a one-off collaboration between the two brothers who have been riding bikes together since Jones’ days on the road.
The frame, which features a unique blend of modern styling and old school components, is set to launch at the end of this month.
The Bike frames are set to be available for purchase at the same time as a limited run of limited edition frames, which will feature all the latest and greatest components.
“We’ve always been inspired by the bikes that we grew up riding,” Jones told MTV News.
“It’s a passion of mine and Joe’s.
We wanted to try something different with it and we’ve got a lot of ideas.”
“A Very Personal” Bike Frame The bike frames are all handmade by Jones, who has previously built his own frame for bikes like the Pinnacle and the Giant X. Each frame is hand assembled and then coated with wax.
The process of creating each frame takes Jones several months to complete.
“Every bike frame has its own history and story behind it,” Jones said.
“For us it was very personal because we started with a motorcycle and it’s been a lifelong passion of ours.”
The bikes are custom built to Jones’ specifications, including a custom seat, saddle and wheels.
Each bike frame also comes with a custom chainring, which Jones says is “the single most important thing” he builds for his bikes.
“I put it on the bike because it’s not a racing bike,” Jones explained.
“This is a bike that I want to ride everyday.
The Chainring” When asked if he would make the bike any lighter, Jones replied, “It would have to be lighter than a normal bike.”
A special “the Chainring,” as the frame is known, is the single most critical component in the bike.
Jones says the chainring allows him to maintain a precise position on the handlebars when riding at high speeds.
The bike frame features an LED light mounted on the bottom bracket that allows riders to keep track of how much they’ve ridden.
“The Chainring is the biggest part of the bike and the light that it provides is invaluable,” Jones added.
“That’s why we decided to build it.”