We answer your questions on the new Supercross BMX ENVY RS7 BMX Race Frame
July 09, 20174 min read
Since the announcement and press release on the new ENVY RS7 on 7/7/17 we’ve been hit with a complete frenzy of questions. Don’t get us wrong, we love to hear from the passionate Supercross community! However, there is only so much time in a day, and we have to take some of that time to continue R&D on the next latest and greatest Supercross frame.
So for the sake of time and to try to make sure we can answer everyone's questions we have set up this page! If you have a question, e-mail us! We will be glad to answer it and if enough people ask it, it could end up here.
So lets get started.
First, the full specs of the frame are listed here on the ENVY RS7 page. But there are a few questions that didn't deal with the actual specs, which we answer below
The First question we have gotten a lot is -
WHY NO PRESS FIT BB???
And yes, a few people have Typed it in all caps so we must assume they are YELLING!
Well no reason to yell, the answer is simple. The Traditional EURO BB works. And not only does it work, it works well. It allows you to use almost 99.5% of the cranks that are on the market. It doesn't creak, it stays tight, it runs true, and there are a ton of BB kits to choose from.
The real cherry on top for the at home mechanic, is that it’s one less tool they need to carry around. The park tool BBT-9 is all you need! No need for a BB press and other tools. Super simply, plus you can customize the outer shell color of threaded BBs, something you can’t do with press fit!
Next question we got a lot was -
WHY NO DISC BRAKE MOUNT???
Well, we went back and forth on the disk brake mounts. And the bottom line is, why should we add cost and weight for the less than 0.2% of the BMX ridership that want to run disk brakes. Even when one of our own ( I'm looking at you Dinger!! ) is really really wanting us to try a disc brake bike for him.
This section is being added years later, but enough of you asked for it and we delivered! The Envy RS7 fastback is the Disc Brake focused RS7 you all have been asking for. We even added a few special colors to really set it apart from the older RS7 design
The funniest one we got was -
IT LOOKS LIKE A REGULAR BMX FRAME! HOW COME NO MISSING TUBES OR BENT TUBES?? WHERE IS THE PROGRESSION??
I wish this question was a joke, but they seemed to be serious. But really people?? Do you want gimmicks or do you want a BMX racing frame?? People used to give us crap back in the day for our Secondary Seat stay design. Many called it a gimmick, but it was done to help build a stiffer frame for racing with the stock seamless 4130 Cro-mo tubing that was available.
Taking tubes out for the ascetic is not how you create the fastest alloy frame to date. You want your frame to be Light, Stiff and Strong. And the ENVY RS7 is just that. Light, Stiff and Strong. Basic physics and reasoning tells you that if you have a bent tube, it is a longer tube, and therefore a heavier tube. So why do that just for looks? Every tube in the frame serves specific a purpose. For example, the seatmast doesn't just hold your seat, it helps brace your BB Shell. The reason we spent all that money to do a new die for the custom shaping, is to help you launch better out of the gate. If we took that tube out..... well lets just say you wouldn't be having much fun at the back of the pack.
Then we got the -
WHY NO BUILT IN TENSIONERS???
We have tried built in tensioners in the past. And never had good luck crating a system that wasn't too complicated. The current tensioners on the market work well, are simple and light. No need to add weight or complicate the frame. We have seen quite a few people strip out the threads in the frames, and ruin the frame trying to install a different nut. In extreme cases, the frames crack in that area as it is a fairly high stress area. Really, the current tensioners are just way too easy to shy away from them at the moment. The risk out weighs the reward.
Hope this answers all of your questions. But if it doesn't drop us an e-mail and we will try to make sure we address any question you have. Take a look at the new Supercross BMX ENVY RS7 at your favorite Supercross BMX dealer.
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