LP65 has some news..

We just got word from LP65 Liam Phillips that he and Crupi have parted ways after over a decade together. Here’s word from the man himself:

Liam: I’m now entering my 18th year of racing. For the past 11 years I’ve ridden a Crupi frame but after the Olympics I decided it was time for a change.

Renny Husada at Yess has been working closely with Ultimate BMX for some time now and the feedback on the frames has been fantastic. Both Ultimate riders, Curtis and Marcus, have spoken very highly of the product since their switch at the start of the season. Renny is very keen on pushing Yess BMX forwards and is always looking for rider feedback to ensure the frames are always progressing. This is certainly something that appealed to me when the opportunity of creating my own frame came about.

So, since the Olympics I have been working closely with Renny on a new frame. Initially, my sister Charlie, Renny and I threw some ideas around via Skype and scribbled things onto paper. Over time this evolved into a final design and next week I’ll have the prototype in hand.

Even from the early stages my ideas were simple; great geometry, materials and workmanship coupled with an aesthetically simple design will ensure each frame will be a true high-end BMX race bike.

One of the features I’ve really pushed for on the new frame is an integrated chain tensioner and frame saver. From my own experience, over time my dropouts take a beating. The ‘teeth’ on most hub axles bites into the frame and we tend to rely on this to ensure our wheels don’t move forward, rather than using the tensioner correctly. I want to eradicate this on my new frame and have subsequently come up with a design to ensure this isn’t an issue.

I’ll be racing St.Etienne on my new frame and will post pics on my twitter once it’s built up.

For now though, here’s an idea of what to expect.

Ultimate BMX: In the early part of 2013, we sill see the arrival of the LP65 Signature Frame.
This is merely a concept version but expect the guys at YESS to produce something spectacular.
At present the frame will be available in 20” Mini – Pro XXXL and there is further talks of producing Pro, Pro XL and Pro XXL Cruiser versions.
Liam has been working closely with Renny Husada at YESS for the past few months to bring something new to the table. He has kept it true to the original YESS frame but added his own touch with many features including an integrated Frame Saver/Chain Tensioner, Unique I.D and a newly design downtube which are outlined below.
The price and colours are yet to be agreed but we can expect it to be in the region of £490+.

Contact : sales@ultimatebmxparts.com

  1. Angela Merkel

    apart from that the frame is much too expensive to ride for just a season,
    me Angela “kraut”Merkel, will neer ever buy a a british pro signature frame. not just that i think lp65 is anatural born loser, me as a kraut still have dignity. british products apart from a few exceptions like jaguar cars, kate moss and lindinium dubstep, are totally 4 ze fook. what you do we can do better anyway.
    i´d rather lose a ball than ride one of these tommy-canuck co production frames. phooey!
    seriously, when comes the krautrocks dialled signature frame? super sick geo, super sick design. with a swastike head tube patch. the ultimate nazi frame!!1!

  2. Angela Merkel

    but coming back to lp65.
    seriously dellfanculo! i feel irritated seing that grinning visage,
    i´mean, i once told you before. i´m most of the time stoned or on acid. can you imagine how horror it is to first see such a face when clicking this article?
    i hate happy ppl!

  3. Angela Merkel

    Fanculo,
    i´m still missing the boring tweets of former and actual bmx pros on the twitter roll.
    fook, dude get your act together!
    since charlie left this site gets worse and worse.
    i mean, how insane can somebody be to replace a rather proper english with a sleazy spaghetti?

    this site is doomed.

  4. Angela Merkel

    over here italians are just allowed to lead restaurants.
    never ever give them technical jobs.
    Germans have a saying on spaghetti technology:
    FIAT = Fehler In Allen Teilen
    (FIAT = Mistakes in all parts)

    Seriously ragazzi, you food and footall is great. but all the other things better let manage the Germans ( in this case te English.)

  5. Angela Merkel

    thinking of ze English…
    wtf has just become of you folks?
    i´m really not sure if youre aware of it, but your role in worldwide politics and ifluence dramatically shrinked the last 2 decades. youre quasi out of the game right now.
    there is zero media reports about gb in german news. we qusi hear nothing from you anymore. youre out of ec, cameron makes a joke out of you. really, we got daily news from france and whats going on there, from denmark, scandinavia, holland, …spain is rather important, usa of course…. but britain? wtf is this? nobody over here reminds this.
    c´mon guys make an effort. wake up.
    its such a shame. we could need gb so much right now. but like always you let the europeans down, better acting the poodle.
    phooey!

  6. Angela Merkel

    GB France Germany Ialy – together we could front the States and China.
    but with an English traitor in our ranks we cant win.
    Seriously, make a decision:
    Be with us or sod off!
    i can just speak for the krauts, but believe me when i´m telling you, we are near to fed up with Brits.
    i really hope for a better government next election. Cameron and Tories you cant have dialogue with. This kind of neoliberal Thatcherism is super duper out dated on the continent.

    1. chadwick

      get a life

  7. Winstons boys

    English traitor! German TWAT

    This is not Kraut Rockz is it :)

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