The Amero was first released in Early 2013.
It is not available as a complete bike but is sold as a kit which includes the frame, front fork, wheels, and tires for $699.99 $499.99 (price dropped in February 2014) and can be purchased from the faction online store. Individual parts can be purchased separately.
Free worldwide shipping. Shipping time from the UK to the USA is 5 to 7 working days.
The components needed to finish building a complete bike are all normal 20” BMX products. Which makes it easy to complete the build.
The frame and forks are available in either matte black or gloss white finish with the wheelsets in chrome rear wheel with a black front wheel or white rear with a white front.
Our wheels have a 10tooth hub on the rear so we recommend a 25tooth chainwheel up front. This is to give the same gearing ratio as 9t / 25t as found on 20” wheel complete bikes.
The 9” rise handlebars and 175mm cranks. Silver or chrome finish components seem to look the best on either white or black frames.
Update February 2014
I heard from Kevin (one of the founding brothers) he told me they are working on an alloy race version of the Amero. The chromo trails kit has been reduced to $499 (yes that includes wheels and tires) and a Mk3 rim is due in March. The Mk3 is lighter and stronger featuring a 4X spoke pattern for increased lateral stability.
For me, this was a really exciting update. Faction is continuing to expand their products and options and the prices are dropping. Both point to more and less expensive 22″ BMX bikes to select from. Thanks to Kevin for the updates!
Based in the UK, founded in 2007 by 3 brothers, Keith, Kevin and Paul Easom. They have been working on the concept since 2002.
These guys only make 22-inch BMX bikes. Their first 22 was the Zeitgeist. I think this was released around 2010 and did not see it available for purchase. Later the created an even nicer bike called the Amero. In February 2014 they announced they are working on an alloy race version of the Amero.
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