Tuesday, December 04, 2007

lollerpegz

You want silly new products?!?!
WELL DO I HAVE SOMETHING TO SHOW YOU.

This is the SPILLJUICE SUICIDE ROLLER PEG!



YEAH!



Without actually trying this product, here are my thoughts:

PROs:
-can 'grind' anything
(...and I put 'grind' in single quotes because you won't get that satisfying grinding sound that is associated with grinding)

CONs:
-$49 USD PER PEG
-ice and toothpicks become MUCH harder
-cannot incorporate any flatland tricks
-heavier than a normal peg
-dropping the bike on them will surely blow out the cartridge bearings
-no more sparks (the best thing about grinding at night)
-the anodized aluminum will look like crap after rolling along a concrete ledge
-its already been done (by Fishbone)

Sure, there are some gnar ledges around town I wouldn't mind hitting, but I know I wont even slide if I get onto them. I guess I could drop $100 to try... Or maybe if Spilljuice wants to send Proj-B a set for evaluation, we could attempt that block long horizontal rail at Victoria Park. uhh yeah. Next step, ultra-lite suicide loller PLEGS?

At this point I should probably note that my MacNeil heat treated 4130 pegs are still going strong after 4 years of use.

This is exactly the sort of product/company that makes me think I should be designing BMX parts. Do it better.

3 comments:

morgman said...

That's the kind of video that has me thinking I should be designing bike part videos. Agonizing. Inappropriate music; the same rail over and over again (not to mention those pegs don't really serve a higher purpose on smooth, easy rails); no close up views of the pegs themselves.

I ran my own home-made cast aluminum pegs for years on the front of the S&M, and they worked great. However, taking that idea and putting bearings inside seems like a recipe for broken and seized bearings.

nikcee said...

its funny... i thought those pegs were supposed to help you grind. it seems like most of the tricks in the vid could have been bettered by some kid just learning to bmx. was the rail even above knee-height?

Robert said...

I like pegs like I like my rolling pins: no bearings, no handles, no funny crap. A slight taper on both ends, with a narrow diameter for precise control.