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PhotoThere's nothing better for the winter blues than adding some color to your whip. My dirt jumper just got a KILLER upgrade courtesy of Eastern Bikes. They sent over a set of Nightrain wheels and bars in blingy red.

I just threw the wheels on and will get some time on both the bars and the wheels to see how they work long term.  Check out the before and after pics below...night and day (or should I say Nightrain and day?).

In addition to the look, I'm stoked because the wheel swap really makes my build more legit. When I built the bike a couple years ago, I just got some really cheap wheels to get the job done so I could ride the bike. They weren't made for the job, but I never got around to changing them.

My original rear wheel had a Shimano XT 9-speed rear hub with a bulky, solid, bolt-on axle and nuts, casette spacers and a cog. Now I'm on a  true single-speed hub setup with a nice compact driver (12t) via the Nightrains. The chainline is dialed and I think I saved a little bit of weight considering the nuts and axle on my original rear hub set up.

Stay tuned for some longer-term updates, but for now get the stats and wipe the drool off your chin.
Eastern Nightrain front wheel. 20mm thru-axle and notice no disc mount! If you're a fan of Eastern stuff and BMX style, you're probably not running a front disc anyways.Eastern Nightrain Front Wheel Specs:
- Alloy, sealed bearing, 32-hole front hub
- 20mm thru-axle compatible
- NO disc tabs on hub
- Alloy double-wall rim
- 38.80 oz.
- $129.95
Rear Nightrain wheel. This true singlespeed setup definitely polished up my build. The axle bolts are nice and clean too. 12t driver.Eastern Nightrain Rear Wheels Specs:
- Venus MTB single speed, female rear hub with 10mm 7075-T6 axle
- 135mm spacing
- 12T one-piece driver
- 14g stainless spokes
- Alloy double-wall rim
- 49.40 oz.
- $184.95
Nightrain bars. Not on the whip yet, but they will be. 3-inch rise, 27-inch width and feel a lot like my current Pro-Tapers.Eastern Nightrain Handlebar Specs:
- 6061-T6 Alloy construction
- 3-inch rise
- 27-inch width
- 31.8mm clamping area
- 10.70 oz.
- $29.95

Nightrain Wheels and bars available in the following colors.
Matte Black, Matte Red, Matte Gold, Matte Hot Blue, Matte Flatinum, Matte Blue, Matte Purple

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