There were a couple of BMX bikes with derailleurs in the Olympics this year, though the winners were still on one tiny sprint cog. This new OM Duro is a geared BMX, though it’s intended more for trail use than a smooth racetrack.
The rigid 27.5″ wheeled steel frame gets a little squish from its mid-fat 3″ tires, and while SE Bikes says it’s ready for any terrain, it looks like a fun ride for smooth flow tracks. It has a SRAM 1×10 drivetrain to speed up and a set of Tektro (aka TRP) two-piston brakes to scrub speed. The rest of the build kit is largely made up of house-brand components, including the Big Honkin’ Cr-Mo Cruiser Bar with a 6″ rise. Oh, and the 30.9mm seat tube is routed for a dropper post if you want to pedal its reported 38lbs of heft around.
Complete OM Duro bikes come in either standard or XL size for $1,199.99. Both sizes share a steep 71° head tube angle followed by a slack 73° seat tube angle that hovers above a 12.4″ bottom bracket height. The top tube measurement between the standard and XL frames is 22.3″ and 23.2″, and the seat tube lengths are 16.1″ and 17.5″. Both bikes sell with a 55mm stem and 175mm SE V-Ridge three-piece cranks.
Check out the video below for a better impression of what’s possible with 3″ of rubber-based rebound.