As a sport BMX isn’t that old, so if you’ve been in it since 1984 you’ve pretty much seen it all go from checkered Vans and mouth guards to featherweight carbon bikes and huge, high speed race tracks. Eric and Tony Spear have been in the BMX scene since those early days starting out as racers, then opening a bike shop, and finally producing a brand of their own.
Based in Mechanicsville, Md. Truth BMX offers a full line of frames and components and aims to provide riders with quality products at fair prices. While their Main Event frame is already available in aluminum, a new carbon fiber version has just been announced after a year of testing and development…
The carbon Main Event frame was designed in the USA, and is made by hand from Toray T800 carbon fiber. The frame features a tapered 1-1/8 to 1.5” head tube, a BB86 bottom bracket, 20mm dropouts (with 10 and 15mm adapters), and integrated chain tensioners. Versus the metal models, the carbon frame’s seat mast and down tube have been widened where they join the bottom bracket shell to provide plenty of strength and stiffness.
The new carbon model uses the same geometry as the existing Main Event frames. The frames will be sold in Pro, Pro XL and Pro XXL sizes- Top tube lengths are 20.5/21.25/21.75” respectively, and the chainstays measure 15” on the Pro and 15.2” on the larger sizes. The head tube angle is 74.5°, and the seat mast sits at 70°.
With a Pro XL model weighing just 2 lbs. 6 oz. Truth claims this is one of the lightest carbon frames on the market. Buyers will have their choice of a glossy or matte finish on the raw carbon frame.
The carbon Main Event frame will retail for $1050 USD and should be available around December through Truth BMX’s website. If you race on bigger wheels, you haven’t been forgotten- the company has plans to produce a 24” cruiser version for next summer.