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8/10/2012 8:56 AM

A friend of mine from Ca came down to NJ this summer to ride and hang out with his friends. It was the first time I had personally ridden with him. In short, he was a machine, only to be compared to the likes of Chase Hawk and Tom Dugan. Crazy high airs, clean 360's, completely destroyed the skatepark in town.

While checking out his bike, I saw bars and a sprocket I've never seen before. After asking him about it, he explained to me of this bike brand from CA that was just coming out, called Zorg bikes. He was on the flow team, and convinced me enough to want to order their bars for my next build. I'll show off their parts here so you get an idea of what they're about.

First up, their Gorman Sprocket.
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Next, their Team bars V2.

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Dorame bars V2.
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And Skyscraper bars V2.
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Their stand-out product is definitely the most genius idea for a hub-guard ever.
Hub Guard V3.
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I can't even explain how it works, you have to check it out on their website!
They also make a camera handle, which is really well made, and some shirts. They're just starting up, so hit them up directly for parts, in their webstore.

Thanks guys!
http://zorgbikes.com/

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8/10/2012 10:33 AM

If they had a sprocket with guards that fit primo powerbites I'd buy it in a jiffy or forks I'm down to support up and coming companies

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8/10/2012 1:01 PM

Roqfan wrote:

If they had a sprocket with guards that fit primo powerbites I'd buy it in a jiffy or forks I'm down to support up and coming companies

I understand. Did you check out how the hubguards work though? It's genius.

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8/10/2012 1:08 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/10/2012 1:09 PM

Roqfan wrote:

If they had a sprocket with guards that fit primo powerbites I'd buy it in a jiffy or forks I'm down to support up and coming companies

marianoleonczik wrote:

I understand. Did you check out how the hubguards work though? It's genius.

i did, but in the 3rd pic it looks like it messes up the hub guard or does that miss hap right there just happen to be where the bolt is? because its on the inside of spokes so i was just curious.
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8/10/2012 1:18 PM

yeah the whole point of a hub guard is so it doesnt mess up the hub.. but that looks like it screwed it up bad...

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8/10/2012 1:48 PM

isnt zorg the name of the bad guy in toy story 2? anyways i like the team bars, kinda spendy but i guess all bars are now

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8/10/2012 2:04 PM

Broughton wrote:

isnt zorg the name of the bad guy in toy story 2? anyways i like the team bars, kinda spendy but i guess all bars are now

yeah it is from that movie haha

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8/10/2012 2:08 PM

Sprocket looks pretty cool. I think I'm gonna have to run one in my fish tank too! Lol

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8/10/2012 2:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/10/2012 2:14 PM

what the fuck is that movie to old for you kiddies its Emperor Zerg

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8/10/2012 2:12 PM

bmx4orlife wrote:

yeah the whole point of a hub guard is so it doesnt mess up the hub.. but that looks like it screwed it up bad...

that wasn't from the hubguard, haha. are you kidding me? the hub is missing a chunk! that was prior to putting the guard on.

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8/10/2012 2:52 PM

OH, I'm assuming they'll be releasing a frame since some of the team guys have "ZBC team" as their frame on their bike checks on their respective pages.

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8/10/2012 2:55 PM

marianoleonczik wrote:

OH, I'm assuming they'll be releasing a frame since some of the team guys have "ZBC team" as their frame on their bike checks on their respective pages.

Specs?

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8/10/2012 2:58 PM

I like the parts. The colors of the sprocket are kinda weird. tongue 26-9 gearing sounds good.

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8/10/2012 6:26 PM

bmx4orlife wrote:

yeah the whole point of a hub guard is so it doesnt mess up the hub.. but that looks like it screwed it up bad...

marianoleonczik wrote:

that wasn't from the hubguard, haha. are you kidding me? the hub is missing a chunk! that was prior to putting the guard on.

i was just checking because the way its chipped it looks as if it was striked from the back and the scew just happens to be in the same place too. and it's kind of impossible to his the inside from grinding haha but if you say it's from before then ill take your word on itsmile

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8/10/2012 6:42 PM

oh no i didnt even look at the how to on the guard.. i thought it screwed on and the screw somehow held onto the actual hub.. and it was the screw that caused that.. the actual design is really cool though.....

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8/10/2012 7:10 PM

The hubguard is like a metal version of the G.L.A.N.D

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8/10/2012 7:13 PM

marianoleonczik wrote:

OH, I'm assuming they'll be releasing a frame since some of the team guys have "ZBC team" as their frame on their bike checks on their respective pages.

Roqfan wrote:

Specs?

no idea! no specs yet, guessing since they aren't big yet.

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8/10/2012 7:15 PM

bmx4orlife wrote:

oh no i didnt even look at the how to on the guard.. i thought it screwed on and the screw somehow held onto the actual hub.. and it was the screw that caused that.. the actual design is really cool though.....

really legitimate. next wheelset I build, I'm buying two for the front hub!

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8/11/2012 12:18 AM

The damage to the hub was caused by 3 years of a hub-guard V2. We changed the design in 2011 and released the hub-guard V3 using slightly different hole pattern and clip washers to attach to the spokes. This makes it easier to install and avoids damage to the hub flange. They are similar in design to a gland. They are round guard that spins with your wheel to reduce drag while grinding. We went with 5052 aluminum for durability and to keep weight down. We also went with three countersunk Allen head bolts so they could be easily taken on and off.

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8/11/2012 12:20 AM

There are plans for frames in the future. Things are still being tested...

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8/11/2012 1:38 AM

free bird wrote:

The damage to the hub was caused by 3 years of a hub-guard V2. We changed the design in 2011 and released the hub-guard V3 using slightly different hole pattern and clip washers to attach to the spokes. This makes it easier to install and avoids damage to the hub flange. They are similar in design to a gland. They are round guard that spins with your wheel to reduce drag while grinding. We went with 5052 aluminum for durability and to keep weight down. We also went with three countersunk Allen head bolts so they could be easily taken on and off.

see i knew there was a valid explanation to that because i didn't see how that would cause that kind of damage. Really creative idea for that hub guard cant wait to see what else you guys can whip up.

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8/11/2012 2:32 AM

Broughton wrote:

isnt zorg the name of the bad guy in toy story 2? anyways i like the team bars, kinda spendy but i guess all bars are now

His name is Zerg

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8/11/2012 9:13 AM

and what is wrong with a hubguard that just pushes right on to your hub? no screws necessary? i fail to see what makes the screw on hubguard more genius than the ratchet guard, or marmoset guard, or any guard that just fits right on the hub...

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8/11/2012 3:06 PM

Traditional hub guards work fine. The problem me and my friends would run into was eventually standard press on guards would always end up bending into our spokes. They also create more drag while grinding (which slows you down). There is also thread on guards that replace the non-drive side lock-nut. One problem with this when you grind on your rear peg the force from grinding is either tightening or loosening the guard like a peg without an anti roll pin. I have a friend who runs LHD and had a thread on guard on his bike. since there is no anti roll pin in the guard every time he would grind it would over tighten his hub and eventually all the tension blew out his non-drive side hub bearing.

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8/11/2012 4:29 PM

daniel 21 wrote:

and what is wrong with a hubguard that just pushes right on to your hub? no screws necessary? i fail to see what makes the screw on hubguard more genius than the ratchet guard, or marmoset guard, or any guard that just fits right on the hub...

a hub guard that spins with the hub is better because instead of always bashing onto the same spot of the hub guard, it rotates as you grind giving it even wear and has less drag when grinding. a downfall though is if you somehow hit the guard hard enough in one spot it could possibly do damage to one of the attaching bolts but I'm not sure

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8/11/2012 5:01 PM

free bird wrote:

Traditional hub guards work fine. The problem me and my friends would run into was eventually standard press on guards would always end up bending into our spokes. They also create more drag while grinding (which slows you down). There is also thread on guards that replace the non-drive side lock-nut. One problem with this when you grind on your rear peg the force from grinding is either tightening or loosening the guard like a peg without an anti roll pin. I have a friend who runs LHD and had a thread on guard on his bike. since there is no anti roll pin in the guard every time he would grind it would over tighten his hub and eventually all the tension blew out his non-drive side hub bearing.

Very true always thought about that ever since it happened to a friend of mine and my ratchet guard sort of had a little bend towards the spokes

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