Us Versus Them has teamed up with SE Bikes to design the best fixed freestyle frameset available. Spearheaded by UVT’s James Banuelos, the Us Versus Them frame was designed from the ground up to withstand the harshest abuse that riders are putting their bikes through. Tested by Gus Molina, Josh Boothby and DJ Mull, the design has been put through months of abuse to make sure that the frame is bombproof. The Cr-Mo frame has been fully heat treated with the top and down tubes being double butted. The seat tube has been cut-out to allow clearance for larger (50c) tire sizes along with ovalized and tapered seat, and chain stays for extra tire and foot clearances. The 73mm mid bottom bracket and Campy-compatible integrated headset are both externally machined, and a sealed Tange headset comes installed as well as a trick integrated seat clamp. Finally, the Landing Gear forks are heat treated and butted for even more strength. To match the aggressive nature of the technical specs, UVT designer Graham Nystrom gave the bike his signature treatment choosing a gunmetal grey paint for the base color of the frame, and wrapping a tonal hand drawn snake scale print around the front. The brand motto “Never Stop” is printed on the brake bridge along with UVT/SE branding on the seat tube. The frameset is shipping to SE Bikes dealers across the USA this week.
Photography: David Beard