At Interbike last week Supercross previewed their new carbon frame”The black envy”…..sounds like a deadly Aussie snake haha, it seems everyone is jumping on the carbon frame thing at the moment.
Supercross also have a few other bits in the pipeline for 2014 including carbon forks, and carbon cranks.
It is a nice looking frame , but it’s very similar to the Haro clutch etc, i like the Prophecy frame as it looks a bit different to all the rest out there.
Have a look and see what you think-
Here is the write up on it-
By Bryce Betts
In the days leading up to Interbike, the super-secret Supercross 25th Anniversary catalog was posted on Vintage prematurely. Those who got a glimpse of it were glued to the screen, and saw the new carbon Supercross frame (the black Envy) before the post was taken down.
At Interbike, Supercross only had the “resin test” of the mold on display, but it still is a great preview. Bill Ryan noted that they should have product samples in the coming weeks and all the factory riders should be on the new frame by grands, and shipping should start by January 1st. I was pleased to see that they’re coming out with not only a euro bb version, and a bb30 version. In that, it looks like Supercross may win the battle to be the first BB30 carbon frame to market.
If the frame catches your eye at $1199, you’ll likely want to check out the matching carbon fork that retails at $349. Even though Supercross is known for their bright colors, they’re only going with one color and four sizes (Pro, Pro Plus, Pro xl, Pro XXL) on the first run, but smaller sizes aren’t too far behind.
Bill didn’t stop with the carbon frame though, he also revised the popular Envy frame and came out with the new Envy v5 frame. I noticed, on this 25th anniversary frame the Easton logos that have been present on previous models were missing. Easton has stopped producing tubing for private parties, but that didn’t stop Bill. He went straight to the company that manufactured the Easton tubing and ordered up a custom batch, complete with a proprietary 7005 blend of aluminum. Look for these frame sets to be shipping out of Supercross before the Grands.
Supercross is not only pushing carbon fiber with their new frame and forks, they also brought carbon fiber cranks back into the game with their all new SLT crank. These are hollow carbon cranks, with a cool twist, a removable spindle. This removable spindle allows you to change the spindle on the cranks to fit the various bottom brackets on the market today (bb30, pf30, pf86 and of course the traditional euro bottom bracket). The spider is also removable, which will allow them to come out with an optional solid chain ring for “a better power transfer”. Weighing in at only 600 grams including the BB and spindle, with a $599 msrp, you’re bound to see it on trick bikes around the world. Look for the SLT crank to be on the shelves in 170mm, 175mm, and 180mm lengths by March of 2014.
And, now that it’s out to the world, here is the link for the full 25th Anniversary Supercross Catalog.