We have been teasing you on our social media for a while now about the addition of a Subrosa race frame and here is the Subrosa Speedwolf! We’ve got all the info for you including a bike check with Greg Lanthorne. GL is the head of product development here at Sparkys Distribution so we sat him down with some questions about the Speedwolf and some background on his riding career. Check it out!
The Subrosa Speedwolf will be rolling out worldwide from now to next month at Subrosa dealers world Wide and the Subrosa Shop in June.
We’ll get you started of with a little Q&A with G.L.
Official title at Sparkys and which brands do you work with?
Director of Research And Development / Production Director
Lead Copy Writer
Subrosa, Shadow Conspiracy, Rant, Bonedeth, Banned, and GIT
How long working for Ronnie and Sparkys?
20+ years, rode some of the first prototype UGP plates back in ‘87
Favorite project or product he’s been a part of?
Pretty much all frames- DTT versions in particular, but now hands down it’s the Speed Wolf Race Frame
Interlock Family of Chains
Anything Rant, cause Rant Don’t Care!
Tell us about some of the Speed Wolf features?
So many, where to start…
100% Air Craft Quality Chromoly
Hydro-formed oversize double butted down tube with gusset
Double butted top tube
Hydro-formed single butted seat tube
CNC integrated head tube
Dual Seat Stay Bridges
3D Dropouts with chain adjustors
Tapered and butted seat stays
Investment cast seat stay bridge
Double butted chain stays
CNC shaped Euro BB
Is the Speed Wolf your dream bike?
It’s my reality!
Stiff, light and steel
Speed, Style or Tricks?
Yes for the first 2, limited on the third
Who are some of your life long BMX influences?
Advice for the youth on longevity in BMX?
Always lube your chain
Fast as fuck, the Speed Wolf will get it done. Smart use of materials, tubing shapes and features make this the stiffest and most responsive steel BMX frame on the market. Go forward faster, long and strong, lean And mean, light and responsive.
Material: Aircraft quality 4130 chromoly
Features: double butted top tube, double butted and hydro-formed down tube,
tapered seat stay, butted chains stays,hydro-formed and butted seat tube
Top Tube: 20.75, 21.0 ,21.25, 21.5
Chain Stay: 14.25” – 15.25 ”
Head tube: 74.5°, Integrated, CNC machined T5 Deathproof heat treated
Seat tube: 71°, 27.2 ID , internally butted and hydro-formed 8” standover , QR seat post
BB Type: Custom shaped euro, CNC lightened, T5 Deathproof heat treated
BB Height: 11.5”
Dropouts: Laser cut, 3-D , multi -level design, 10mm slots, T5 Deathproof heat treated with integrated chain adjusters
Weight: 4.5lbs 21.5”
Frame: Subrosa Speed Wolf 21.5
Fork: Shadow Prototype 32mm offset
Bars: Subrosa Code 8.75
Stem: Shadow Ravager Front Load
Grips: Shadow Ol Dirty
Bar Ends: Shadow Deadbolt
Headset: Shadow Stacked Integrated
Seat Clamp: Subrosa QR
Seat Post: Subrosa Pivotal 27.2
Seat: Shadow Penumbra Keven Karlkoff Series 2 Slim Pivotal
Cranks: Subrosa Bitchin 175mm
Sprocket: Rennen 44T
Bottom Bracket: Profile Outboard Sealed
Chain: Shadow Interlock Race
Front Tire: Vee Rubber MK1 1.95
Front Rim: Rant Squad Single Wall
Front Hub: Shadow Raptor w/ alloy axle , alloy bolts
Rear Tire: Maxxis 1.85
Rear Rim: Rant Squad Single Wall
Rear Hub: Shadow Raptor with alloy axle and offset driver 16T
Spokes: Shadow Titanium w/ alloy nipples
Pedals: Cro-Mag Scarab platforms
Brakes: Tektro V-Brakes
Brake Pads: Kool-Stop Salmon
Brake Lever: Rant Spring Brake Lever
Brake Cable: Shadow Linear
Number Plate: UGP Baby Breen
Modifications/Other/Extras: Left side alloy grip stop, alloy valve caps, extra pedal pins
Weight: 21.2 lbs