For a brief time, Fit Bike Co. team rider Van Homan didn't have a signature frame with Fit. During that time, I can recall asking Van if he was bummed about his signature frame not being offered by Fit, and he replied that it was part of being on a team and supporting the younger riders that were coming up. I was psyched on that answer. Then, the Fit team went through some unexpected changes, and Fit decided that it was about time to offer an updated version of Van's signature frame. That time is now. Enter the VH3.
WHAT IT IS:
The Fit Bike Co. VH3 is an American made frame, built of butted true temper Supertherm tubing. The frame is available in three top tube sizes (20.5", 20.75" 21") and features a 13.65" rear end. Head tube angle is 74.5, while the seat tube is 71 degrees. Features of the frame include a Mid B/B, integrated headset, integrated seat clamp, thread-on brake mounts, removable Gyro tabs, and colors of limited edition gold or translucent grey. Final weights of the frame are 4.7 lbs (20.5"), 4.8 lbs (20.75") and 4.9 lbs (21"). The VH3 is also available with limited edition gold Fit Blade forks and Fit High bars.
WHY IT RULES:
"This bike has the right balance of weight and strength. It's under five pounds but can still take a beating. I like to ride everything so I wanted a frame that handled just as well on a rail as it did on a high speed concrete park line. I think people are finally realizing they want a bike and not a glorified scooter," says Homan about the latest version of his frame. But it's not just Van that is psyched on his frame from the Fit Bike Co. camp. "The VH3 is the best, I can't really explain it. When I rode it for the first time, it felt perfect, and it looks good. With Van's name on it, it's obviously made for bosses," added Fit rider Jackson Ratima. And if that's not enough of an endorsement, brand new Fit team rider Shawn Mcintosh is also VH3 mounted now as well.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
The Fit VH3 frame is available at BMX mailorders such as Empire, Dan's Comp, Staff BMX and Van's own shop, Two by Four. Or if you'd rather buy the latest version of Van's frame from a BMX dealer, log onto the Fit site and search for your nearest dealer.
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