Nikita about his signature frame:
“My name is Nikita Zharkov and this is promo of my signature The Aim frame by STRESS. The main idea was to make barspin tricks convenient. We’ve made the seat tube angle 72.5 degrees instead of the standard 71. A seat gets to your knees much easier and faster.
We had a great time filming this. The camera guy was freezing, I was sweating, falling, taking the pain, getting back up and nailing my favorite tricks! Hope you like the result, enjoy the ride.
Trailer for the upcoming The Aim Frame promo.
STRESS The Aim Frame was designed by Nikita Zharkov. The main idea was to make barspin tricks convenient.
filmed/edited by Valeriy Korenev
More about frame: http://stressbmx.com/en/blog-en/new-frame-the-aim/
Nikita Zharkov about his signature frame:
A Stress new frame is already available. It’s my signature frame. It was a long way and I am glad we have finally made it! Honestly saying, it’s a big step for me, and I want to thank STRESS for the given opportunity. We’ve met various challenges on the way to creating a successful version of the frame, and it took about two years to develop and test it. The main idea was to make barspin tricks convenient. I have watched different manufacturers bend seatpost tube back, claiming that it’s more convenient to do barspin, as you get more space for the handlebar. But it’s not true. You spend much more time on pulling the bike forward until the seat reaches your legs. And then I thought, “what if we bend the tube forward a bit?!” Thus, the concept was created and it all started. We’ve made the tube angle 72.5 degrees instead of the standard 71. The theorem proved to be working. It was decided to make 20,666 and 20,86 size frames. Thus, there is still enough space for the handlebar, but the seat reaches your legs much faster. In this case the frame is felt like 20,8 with 20,666 size and 21 with 20,86 respectively.
Chainstay 13,4 slammed
Head tube angle 75º
BB height 11,666
Photos by Aleksander Rogov
Oleg Ushakov welcome to STRS Flow team edit. Oleg is a young and coming up rider from Moscow. Beside this, he is also a nice person and a good friend of all the crew. So we are really proud that Oleg joins to our flow team.
Little Welcome Video with Damian Pel our new team rider in Poland.
STRESS Railhop v2 AD by Max Bespaliy. More about cranks: http://stressbmx.com/en/products/railhop-cranks-2/.
This is a really nice Alex Maltsev’ web video from St.Petersburg for Raenshop. Alex have a nice style and he did good tricks.You should enjoy this video!
Our french rider Leo Balay for SOSH Urban Motion