Today I went to brands hatch to watch the British Touring car championship while walking around I came across a stand selling bikes. Of course me being me I had to stop for a chat and have a look at what was on offer.
These things are cool
The company in question was SOULBEACHCRUISERS.CO.UK I was really impressed with the way these things looked. Looking at these retro influenced beach cruisers I immediately thought of the cruisers you see in the American beach movies. The bikes themselves where a great mixture of retro cool and modern technology
- Hydro-Fromed BMX Style Frame and Custom forks
- CNC Water jetted Gussets
- Duro Low profile tyres
- 4130 BMX Cranks
- KMC Nickle 2 chains
- Hydraulic disk brakes
- XL Comfort Saddles
- Premium paint finishes.
Alternative Fat bike
Why be boring and go with the flow when you can have this retro street style. It makes a change to see a company doing something completely different in todays market.
FAT TIRE BEACH CRUISERS SOUL STOMPER VS XTR
The XTR & steel frame STOMPER’s are identical in frame geometry sharing the majority of the same components. XTR’s are 7-8 lbs lighter with the 6061 aluminum frame topped off with billet aluminum pedals, stem, and seat post clamps. Additionally, the XTR features aluminum bars and seat post and upgraded Brake brake rotors. These rotors provide better braking power with an aggressive look and you won’t find them on any production bikes due to their cost.
The July 2018 production run of XTR’s will also have the new performance Soul Fast tires that are 35% lighter and provide a better handling ride as shown on the pre-production Shark Grey XTR. For the performance minded rider the XTR has it all.
What does this all mean?
The XTR and STOMPER are both great bikes. The overall purposes of both bikes are the same, have fun! Both feature wider frames to accommodate the 3″ tires and wheels. Most people are surprised riding our fat tire beach cruisers the first time. The extra 2″ of width of the frame plus the big tires makes it way easy to balance.
The lower weight of the XTR comes in handy. Whether it is lifting it up stairs or onto a bike rack, the 8+ pound lighter bike can make a difference. Where we see the big difference on the XTR is with an e-Bike conversion. When we build the XTR for electric, it is so awesome. The lighter frame absorbs vibration at speed. The result is an ultra smooth ride that doesn’t beat you up. The cracks and bumps in the road are less harsh.
We love the XTR for so many reasons. Try test riding one, and you will like it!
With 2020 looking to be the year of the e bike, SOUL have decided to bring the range up to scratch using the Bafang Mid EAPC Motor. You get the same super cool design and ride with the added benefit of the EAPC Motor.
SOUL STOMPER® RACE COLOURS TEAM ISSUE 1000W 48V E-BIKE
HERE’S WHAT YOU GET Bafang BBSHD 1000W Bad Boy Mid Drive power plant. We won’t waste our time or your hard earned money using garbage hub drive motors. 48V 14.5AH Samsung lithium ion battery – Custom Soul battery mount – C961 display – 46T front sprocket – 2A charger – Braided looming – 4 hours of professional rigging – Fully tested and Soul hot tuned. Yes more power only from Soul.
100 KM RANGE MID DRIVE POWER ASSISTED MOTOR WITH SPEED THROTTLE FOR UN AIDED CRUISING
3 speed settings
speed setting 1 for road use limiting the speed to 15mph
speed setting 2 for off-road use limiting the speed to 30mph
speed setting 3 for off-road use up to max speed of between 35 and 40 mph
Turn power off and use the bike with the 3 speed sturmey archer twist grip hub gearing for easy pedal cruising on the road or off .
Speed and distance will vary depending on weight temperature and terrain.
48V 1000W Bafang BBSHD Mid Drive Motor With an integrated speed sensor, this mid-drive motor, has a rated power of 1000W, a reduction ratio of 1: 21.9, providing ideal power
Light but strong and efficient, this motor greatly enhances riding comfort and is suitable for everyone.
- Position: Mid Drive Motor (Bottom Bracket)
- Construction: Geared Motor
- Nominal Voltage: 36/48V
- Rated Power: 1000W
- RPM: 130-150
- Max Torque: 160 N.m
- Efficiency: ≥ 85 %
- PAS SENSOR: Speed sensor
- Shaft Standard: JIS
- Motor Weight: 4.8 kg
- Box Dimension: 53x27x26cm
- Gross Weight: 8.6kgs
- Further Specifications:
- Cadence (Pulses/Cycle): N/A
- Reduction Ratio: 1:21.9
- Magnet Poles: 8
- Noise: < 55 dB
- Connector: Waterproof
- Tests & Certifications
- IP-Code: IP 65
- Certifications: CE / UL / ROHS EN 14764
- 48V 12Ah battery specification :
- Normal voltage: 48V
- Rated Capacity:12AH
- Battery Cell: Built-in Samsung 29ET 2900mah.52PCS Cells
- Array mode:13S4P
- Max Constant Discharge Current:30A
- Peak current:60A
- Charge voltage:54.6V
- Discharge cut off voltage: 36.4V
- Cycle Life:1000 times
- Battery Weight:4.1KG
- Battery size:367.2*90.1*111mm
- Charge Temperature: -15-65℃
- Discharge Temperature:-15-65℃
- Packaging included:
- 1 * 48V 1000W Mid Drive Motor
- 1 Thumb Throttle
- 1 Set * Speed Sensor1 * Display
- 1*48V 12AH battery with Charger
Standard Stomper Features include:
- TEKTRO AURIGA HYDRAULIC BRAKES 180MM ROTORS
- STURMEY ARCHER 3 SPEED HUB WITH GRIPSHIFT
- DURO 3 STREET TIRES / CUSTOM SOUL YELLOW HOT PATCH
- 4″ /100MM ALUMINUM RIMS
- STAINLESS SPOKES / KMC Z NICKLE CHAINS
- XL ALUMINUM PEDALS
- 4130 175MM BMX CRANKS WITH CARBON STEEL SPINDLE
- SEALED BEARING BOTTOM BRACKET
- 1 1/8″ 4 BOLT BMX STEM
- 810MM BMX BARS WITH CROSS BAR PAD
- VELO COMFORT GRIPS
- SOUL XL COMFORT SADDLES ? REFLECTIVE LOGO
- HD WELD ON KICK STAND
- SOUL SIGNATURE STRAIGHT BLADE FORKS
- MENS STOMPER FRAME SPECS:
- FULLY GUSSETED HI-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME AND FORK BACKED BY A LIFETIME WARRANTY
- ALL TUBES ARE HYDROFORMED FOR SHAPE AND STRENGTH
- CUSTOM DESIGNED CNC AND WATER JET PLATES
- 100MM BB WIDTH
- 170MM REAR SPACING
- 135MM FRONT SPACING
- STAND OVER 30″
- WHEELBASE LENGTH 49″
- OVERALL BIKE LENGTH 77″
- SEAT POST TO STEM 27″
- SEAT TUBE LENGTH 18 ½”
- WEIGHT / 48 LBS
They are also the official UK stockist of RAYVOLT Premium ebikes
The Rayvolt bikes are born the heart and mind of its creator, Mathieu Rauzier, 40 years old. His original career has nurtured the project. A genius, after being a photographer in San Francisco, skipper and web designer in Barcelona, he obtained a degree in naval engineering.
He applies his talents to yacht design and surfing, his passion. Creator of a brand of paddle surf boards, reference in the global industry, designs the electric bicycle of your dreams, ecological, elegant, combining a meticulous design and high technology. Together with other passionate collaborators, the visionary designer has made Rayvolt a dynamic company of ten employees with an office in Barcelona and a global distribution network.
If you are looking for retro coll street style or something classical then these bikes could be just what you are looking for. The specification on these machines looks quite good and they felt sturdy and well-built. Check them out on their website if they are interesting to you.
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