NAHBPC 2012 – Portland United

I got the chance to spend last weekend down in Milwaukee at the NAHBPC. It was great to hang out and have some laughs with the people you normally only talk to through email. The heat was sweltering but there was more than enough water and beer to keep everyone hydrated.

One of the teams I  spent some time with was Portland United. Eric, Jason, and Arlyn have been playing together on Portland United for two years now and it definitely shows when you watch them play.  Their chemistry is great and they all play to their individual strengths. This is their first year together as part of the EighthInch team and they couldn’t be happier to be riding our Scramblers. Eric told me it’s the best polo bike he’s ever owned. The compact geometry makes it easy to maneuver in tight places and the handling is excellent. The splined crank and sprocket is stiff and responsive making it easy to accelerate and get across the court.

The team finished Saturday with a record of 6-2-1 to put them in the 6th seed going into Sunday’s tournament round. After advancing pretty far in tournament play Portland was eventually knocked out by the Guardians and took home 4th place. It was a nice improvement over last years 9th place finish and it puts them in a great spot going into the World Championship in Geneva next month.

Stay tuned for more NAHBPC coverage featuring EighthInch teams and riders next week.

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NEW EighthInch CNC Splined Sprockets

Along with our Butcher frames we also got in our long awaited solid steel sprockets. These new sprockets are CNC machined out of solid steel to eliminate the need for an insert and they will fit any 19mm 48 spline spindle. The tooth sizes available are 25, 28, 33, 36, and 39t.

Kris has been riding his for about six months now and showing almost no signs of wear. Check out his full review here. These are a great choice if you want a strong sprocket for your fixed freestyle bike or need to get that low ratio you’ve been looking for on your polo bike. To see more details or to pick one up stop by your local EighthInch dealer or get them online at WS-Outlet.com.

Butcher V2 Frames Now In Stock!


The long wait is over, we finally got in our V2 Butcher frames this past weekend. Pre-orders will be shipping out today and all new orders will follow shortly. To reward you for your wait we are giving away free Butcher T-shirts with every frame purchase. Just put your shirt size in the “order notes” field when placing your order.  You can find them for sale on WS-Outlet.

Kris has been putting his through the ringer for almost a year now and he has nothing but great things to say about it. From bike polo to freestyle to the daily grind of a messenger it’s been put in every situation and preformed great. Upgrades for the V2 Butcher include a stronger toptube, stiffer rear triangle, and 14mm dropouts (10mm adapters included). For more info check out the full specs below.

  • 50, 53, 56, or 59cm
  • Raw or Root Beer Finish
  • Straight guage 4130 Chromo Steel
  • 45/45 Integrated Headset
  • 14mm Dropouts (10mm adapters included)
  • Mid Bottom Bracket
  • Removable 990 Brake Mounts
  • Removable Rear Cable Mount
  • 700×50c Tire Clearance
  • Bar Spin Clearance In All Sizes
  • Includes Mid-BB, Seatpost, Seatclamp, and Headset

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Butcher V2 Pre-Orders!!!

The wait is over!  After selling through our first run of the Butchers we have made some small tweaks and are now expecting our V2’s by the end of next week.  We have fitted the new Butchers with 14mm dropouts to work with your favorite FGFS hub and used full chromo straight gauge 4130 tubing to ensure it withstands any abuse you can throw at it.  The frames are available in Raw or Root Beer and a size run of 50, 53, 56 and 59cm.  Pre-Orders are now open and the frames will ship out no later than June 27th.  Cruise on over to WS-Outlet to place your order today!

Photo Friday – Butcher V2

I saw Kris posted this picture of his Butcher V2 yesterday. I’m digging the raw to blue fade on it. The new splined sprocket and 700c Bueller’s are looking good too. It looks like it’s ready to take on Sacramento. For those of you waiting, production Butcher V2’s will be here in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more.

New Splined Sprocket Review

Kris has been riding one of our soon to be released solid splined sprockets for about 6 months now. He posted a short review and as we expected it’s preformed wonderfully. A solid steel ring doesn’t need an insert so there’s absolutely no slipping, the teeth are holding up great, and there is no flex or warping in the ring. Be sure to check out the full review over at Lockedcog. It won’t be long before we have them in stock so everyone can get there hands on one soon.

Portland United Takes 3rd

Last week I got an email from our friends at Portland United. They recently built up some Scramblers with Julian’s, splined cranks, chainrings, and EighthInch riser bars. This past weekend they took their trio of new Scramblers up to the Cascadia Qualifier and took 3rd place. Congrats guys, see you in Milwaukee for the NAHBPC! Check out the full results here.

EighthInch Likeathon Coupon Code

The EighthInch likeathon has come to a close. We ended up 7,016 likes in the end which wasn’t great, but still enough to earn a 5% off coupon for everyone. Use the coupon code “likeathon5” on WS-Outlet.com and save 5% on anything EighthInch from lockrings to complete bikes. The coupon will run through next friday, May 25, so don’t wait too long.

EighthInch Likeathon Update

The final week of the EighthInch likeathon is upon us. Don’t forget to tell all your friends to like us on Facebook. The more likes we get the bigger the discount on EighthInch parts. We are currently at 6983 likes, another 17 and we’ll hit the 5% coupon mark. Another 500 after that and we’ll offer a 10% off coupon. Visit our Facebook Page and spread the word!

$399 Scrambler Part 3

Our black/white $399 Scrambler is the 3rd color option for our pre-built complete bikes. White on black has always been one of the best selling color combinations for us. Pick one up on WS-Outlet.com before they are gone.