As I mentioned before, Specialized designed and fabricated the Slumworm 26″ fixed freestyle bikes. After a lengthy process of reappropriating their P20 bike to a fixed platform, the company has produced five prototypes. Three are running 26″ and two are on 700c. The Wheel Talk guys came by my Interbike booth today and I got an exclusive look at the details these frames posses.
Check out more detailed photos, including a look at the 9t 14mm fixed hub below!
The tubes, including the headtube are identical to the Specialized specs.
The proprietary hubs use a 9t bolt-on cog and are identical to Specialized’s BMX hubs.
By reappropriating these components, Specialized can achieve a pricepoint of under $1,000 for a complete. Yes, that’s right, under a grand for a complete bike that will take a thrashing.
Rims and everything on the 26″ version are downhill / dirt jump products and the 700c version, which is below, utilizes some proprietary rim and tire sizes although the bikes pictured do not have the rims.
This is a game changer. Big ups to Specialized and the Wheel Talk crew for working out the details. More information to come, including more detailed shots later!