Here on the west coast, few of these prototype Arena Bike Polo heads have been popping up at the fun tournaments. In a way they a throw back to the days of Eighthinch and Rad Caps, but with a lightweight modern twist. The carbon cap is attached to the UHMW head using small screws. I’m not sure when, let alone IF, these will go onto the market, but I love bike hardcourt bike polo innovation so I had to share!
If you’re not familiar with the name Timothy Mason, then you need to read up on your hardcourt bike polo history. Timothy Mason is one of the sports original six. Without him and his bike messenger friends, we would all be stuck with some other boring activity to take up our time. These days you can find him making awesome leather cycling gear. One such item is his leather bike polo mallet grip. I had the pleasure to try one out last month and they are dope! To give one a try for yourself, head over to the Heckler’s Alley webstore to pick one up.
Dodici Cicli released a brand new run of their Polo Club frame and fork. Coming in at 340.00€ for their 26″ frame and 49.00€ for their 135mm spaced fork (no disc tabs), all frames come in black, while the small has another dark green option, the medium has another prune option, and the large has another dark blue option. To pick one up, use this link HERE!
To celebrate the start of the 2015 tournament season, Heckler’s Alley, your one stop bike polo shop, has a special promotion to help get you read. From now until I don’t know when because they didn’t tell me, they are offering 15% off of all the components that you’ll need to build a mallet. Heads, shafts, grips, connects, all the buttery goodness for your hardcourt bike polo tournament season. Head to their webstore HERE to take advantage of this great special!
Rustbelt Welding out of Cleveland, OH have released the 2015 line of their Marco hardcourt bike polo frameset. Made of True Temper tubing and coming standard with paragon sliding drop outs with disc mounts, these beauties will set you back $925. While these framesets are more expensive than a lot of the hardcourt bike polo frameset that you see on the market in the US, they are made by true metal craftsman and will out last your less expensive option.
If you’re interested in picking up a frameset, you can head to their virtual shop HERE to pick one up! Also, if you’re looking for a bike polo fork, they have those for sale for only $175. Go pick up a shred machine!