Chase Element Cruiser 2020 BMX Race Bike
The Chase Element bike has always been about excellence and being a bike built for Pro level racing. For 2020, we looked to our Chase Pro riders Connor Fields and Joris Daudet and asked them what they loved he most about their Chase ACT ...... Read More
The Chase Element bike has always been about excellence and being a bike built for Pro level racing. For 2020, we looked to our Chase Pro riders Connor Fields and Joris Daudet and asked them what they loved he most about their Chase ACT 1.0 race bikes. The noted how Shimano Disc brakes made a huge difference on the race track, how they loved the ease and smoothness of the Press Fit Bottom Brackets, and the talked about the ease of use of the improved rear chain tensioner systems they have on their bikes. So we took all of these features and added them to the 2020 Chase Element bikes.
We added a Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brake, We added a BB86 Press Fit Bottom Bracket on the frame, and we incorporated the same Drop out design on the ACT 1 and RSP 4.0 frames onto the Element. We also added in a 31.8 Chase Handlebar and Top Loading stem, to make this the ultimate Pro level complete race bike.
Next we made the bike literally smoother and faster, by adding Tioga FASTR X tires to the Element complete, the only complete bike to come with this Pro level tire in BMX! Matching the speed of the tires is the upgraded rear hub, that’s laced up on Sun Rims, with the Chase Element Triple Precise clutch system has less drag while offering fast engagement. Other standout features include Elevn Pivotal seat and seat post, Excess LSP cranks. Insight 4 bolt chain ring, Insight C.O.G.S. grips, and a KMC Chain. The 2020 Chase Element complete bike is the ultimate complete BMX race bike offered in BMX today!
2020 Chase Element Pictured with Shimano XT Pedals but are for photo purposes only. Bikes come with Nylon Platform Pedals.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The washers supplied with the EXCESS crank set must be fitted between the pedal and the crank. No after-sales service will be accepted if the washers have not been fitted as of the 1st use.
- FRAME: Chase Element Pro Cruiser 21.5" Top Tube 7005 T6 Alloy, Integrated Head Tube 1-1/8", Enclosed rear dropouts and Chain tensioner system
- FORK: Answer Dagger Carbon Pro Cruiser, Alloy Drop Out 3/8" Axle, 1-1/8" Alloy Steer Tube, Alloy Top Cap
- HEADSET: FSA Impact Integrated Sealed Bearing
- HANDLEBAR: Chase Element 31.8mm, 5.75" Rise, 11° Back Sweep & 2,5° Up Sweep
- GRIPS: Insight C.O.G.S 145mm, Alloy Clamps Laser Etched Logo, PVC End Plug
- STEM: Chase Element 31.8mm, 50mm, 6061 T6 Alloy CNC Laser Etched Logo
- BB: Press Fit 68/73mm Cartridge Bearings
- CHAINRING: Insight 41 Tooth 4 Bolts 104mm 1/2"x3/32" 5mm Alloy Ring
- CRANK: Excess LSP 2 Piece Crank 180mm Alloy Arm, 4 Bolt Spider, Cr-mo Pedal Inserts, Alloy Chain Ring Bolts / Nuts
- PEDAL: Nylon Platform Pedal 9/16"
- CHAIN: KMC Z610HX 1/2"x3/32"
- COG: 18 Tooth
- FRONT HUB: Chase Element Hub, 3/8" Axle, 36H, Sealed Bearing
- REAR HUB: Chase Element Pro ISO Hub, 3/8" Axle, 36H, Sealed Bearing, M6 Bolts, Steel Cassette Body with 3 Pawls at Triple Angle Engagement for 24T Ratchets
- SPOKES: 14 Gauge
- NIPPLES: Brass Nipples
- RIMS: Sun Rims Envy Lite Front 36H 24x1.75" No Brake Surface Schrader Valve
- FRONT TIRE: Tioga PowerBlock 24x1.75"
- REAR TIRE: Tioga PowerBlock 24x1.60"
- TUBES: 20x1.50/1.75" Schrader valve
- BRAKES: Shimano Hydraulic Series, Resin Pads, 120mm Rotor
- SADDLE: Elevn PC Pivotal
- SEAT POST: Chase Aero Pivotal 27.2x260mm Polished Alloy
- SEAT CLAMP: Chase Aero QR Alloy 31.8mm
- TOP TUBE: 21.5”
- CHAINSTAY: 15.25”
- HEAD ANGLE: 73°
- SEAT ANGLE: 69.5°
- Lead Time: 0
Choosing the correct bike for your discipline is extremely important, and sometimes for those new to the sport it can be difficult to know or decide, so we’ve broken down the main differences to help you make a decision.
Freestyle bikes are designed for the skatepark, the streets or the trails. They are constructed from strong, hard wearing materials and usually feature Steel or Chromoly frames. This means that the bike can stand up to a certain amount of impacts and hard landings, but remember no bike is indestructible. For riders looking to learn tricks and stunts, then a freestyle bike is the correct choice.
Race bikes are designed specifically with the track in mind, they are nimble lightweight machines for putting down quick lap times. Typically, they are constructed from lightweight materials like aluminium and carbon fibre to keep the weight down and the rider at the front of the pack. These bikes are strong enough for smooth landings on race and pump tracks but will not take the abuse that a freestyle bike would in concrete skateparks. If you’re looking to set fast lap times or begin your competitive career on the track, a race bike is the right choice.
Choosing the correct size BMX bike is very important, bikes that are too large will be cumbersome and hard to manoeuvre and bikes that are too small can feel cramped and hard to keep under control.
Youth freestyle bikes are sized depending on the diameter of the wheel staring at 12” all the way through to 18”, at a 20” wheel the bike is considered an adult size. Adult freestyle bikes are sized on top tube length, a 18.5” top tube is extra small for younger teenagers who have just moved up to an adult bike, a 20” top tube is small, 20.5” a medium and anything over a 21” is considered large.
Race bikes feature 20-inch wheels on all models, but the components and frame are sized dependent on age and height. Youth race bikes start from a Micro size for very young riders and offer a range of sizes through to expert XL. Pro size and upwards are considered adult bikes and are usually offered up to a Pro XXXL or larger for very tall riders.
We recommend consulting our height charts from the link below to help you choose your perfect sized bike:
Choosing the right level bike for your riding ability is important. Components that are not suitable for your level of riding can wear or fail much sooner than expected. Although BMX bikes can look very similar, under the surface components and materials used can vary greatly.
All our bikes are cherry picked from the very best BMX specialist brands, and all our bikes are designed specifically for use at the skatepark or on the track.
For first time riders new to the sport our entry level bikes, priced from £200-£400, are perfect, most of these are made from high tensile steel which means they are still relatively strong, but can be slightly heavier than higher end models. You might find you’ll want to upgrade to something lighter sooner than you’d think. If you are planning on using the bike in rain or bad weather, we do strongly advise choosing a model with fully sealed bearings all round.
If you are already confident on a bike and have some experience in skateparks or performing tricks and jumps then we would recommend choosing a mid-range bike, priced from £400 to £700, with a full Chromoly frame, fork, and bars. This will be lighter and stronger than an entry level model.
For an experienced person that is already capable of performing most tricks and has previously owned BMX bikes then a high-end complete bike, or full custom would be suggested to meet the demands of this rider, these bikes are priced from £700 plus.
Our range of entry level race bikes are perfect for first time racers, usually priced between £200 and £400 most of these are constructed of heavier steel rather than aluminium. These are great to get a feel for the sport but would not be able to keep up in a competitive environment.
Our mid-range race bikes are the perfect for riders who are beginning their path to competitive racing. Priced between £400 and £800 these are not quite the high-end steeds you see at national level races, but they all feature lightweight aluminium frames and are designed specifically with the racetrack in mind.
For experienced riders who are already racing confidently at a competitive level we offer a small range of high-end complete bikes. These are usually priced between £800 and £1500 and feature many aftermarket components like carbon forks, disc brakes and folding tyres. However, at this level we highly recommend building a full custom bike, usually costing between £1500 and £3000 all components can be chosen specifically with the rider in mind. For help on building a custom bike give us a call or drop us an email!
One of our most frequently asked questions in freestyle is, which rear hub do I want, a freecoaster or a cassette? Most experienced riders know their preference, but if you’re new to the sport it can be difficult to know which choice to make.
The main difference between the two is the way the bike performs when going backwards. A traditional cassette hub requires the rider to pedal in time with the rotation of the wheel while travelling backwards, while a freecoaster allows the rider to travel backwards while keeping the pedals level in the same position as riding forwards.
Although this may seem like a brilliant feature, it does come at a price! Freecoaster hubs feature a “Slack” before engagement while pedalling forward. This means that you can turn the crank a set amount (Usually an adjustable amount) before the drivetrain engages. This is referred to as the “Slack”, when riding backwards you must keep your feet positioned within the slack, if your pedals rotate too much the drivetrain will engage and your pedals will start to rotate. The smaller the slack, the harder it is to keep your pedal positioned within it while riding backwards. This means that certain tricks are harder to perform, especially those that rely on pedal pressure, for example Tire Taps.