Contest – Win A Prize Pack From Federal!


Prize Pack Includes:

– Federal Slim Seat
– Federal 8″/28″ Dan Lacey Signature Bars
– Federal Grips
– Federal T-shirt

For your chance to win this prize pack from Federal all you have to do is answer these two questions:
– Who is the newest member of the Federal pro team?
– What is the last trick in the “Welcome To The Team” video for this rider?
To enter the giveaway, e-mail your correct answers along with your name, address, phone number, and shirt size to [email protected] A winner will be chosen at random in a few days. Answers can be found on federalbikes.com.

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Company: Federal Bikes
Seat: Pivotal Slim

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Plastic, Kevlar, Hollow Bolt, Slim Foam Profile
Colors: Black with assorted Stitched Logo (black, white, gold etc.)
Weight: 8.8oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“We worked with the manufacturer to create the slimmest foam profile to give the sleekest look before using Kevlar to improve the durability of the covering. Overall the seat offers the cleanest aesthetic and is one of the lightest pivotal seats available.” – Christopher Harrison, Federal


Company: Tempered Bikes
Seat: Foliage Pivotal.
MSRP: $44

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: The Foliage seat is a very slim design pivotal seat, with a hard vinyl top cover and printed on custom Tempered Bikes artwork.
Length: 22.5cm
Width: 12cm (at the rear)
Colors: Black
Weight: 267grams

Other: The Foliage seat will be available in different color options soon. We currently do not have a U.S. distributor, so you will need to contact us for further info.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“The seat is one of the most fashionable and sexiest parts on your bike, so if you don't want to look like a loser at your local then you know which seat to buy!” – Mathew Lawton, Tempered Bikes

Company: DK Bicycles
Seat: DK Pivotal
MSRP: $26.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Lightweight foam padding with rubber material cover.
Length: 9″
Width: 5″
Colors: Black
Weight: 9.5oz

Other: Slim form with embroidered linear stitching.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“One of the cleanest Pivotals on the market, the DK Pivotal seat is lightweight, slim, and grips awesome so you won't slide off while tossing the bars.”  – Nick Beiting, DK Bicycles

Company: SE BMX
Seat: Beach Seat Pivotal
MSRP:  $32

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Plastic/Vinyl
Length: 9.25″
Width: 5″
Colors: Beach Chair
Weight:  10.26 oz.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“It’s gotta be the graphics. What other seat lets you feel like your chilling on the beach, or sitting on your grandma's front porch?” – Brian McKinney, SE Racing

Company: SE BMX
Seat: Dirt Jump
MSRP: $23

Type: Railed
Materials/Construction: Vinyl, Plastic, Cromoly
Length: 9″
Width: 5.25″
Colors: Urban Camo
Weight:  12.34 oz.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“This saddle is bomb proof. Beefy 8mm Cr-Mo rails and a full vinyl top will stand up to heavy abuse.” – Brian McKinney

Company: Animal
Seat: Stitch & Strip
MSRP: $32.99

Type: Pivotal
Length: 235mm
Width: 145mm
Colors: Black, Gray, White
Weight: 10oz

Other: Starting off with our custom designed Pivotal base that is reinforced in key locations, the Stitch seat has a durable Kevlar cover with an embroidered logo.

Company: Alienation
Seat: Alienation Transfer Pivotal
MSRP:  $31.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Synthetic cover, neutral embossing and chrome bumper.
Length:  235mm
Width:  135mm
Colors:  Red and Black
Weight:  260g/9.17oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“We utilize a thin and streamlined look which also doubles as weight reduction. This is pretty much one of the most popular shapes available right now and it sells really well for us. Enjoy!” Tony D., Alienation BMX

Company: Alienation
Seat: Alienation Beantown Pivotal
MSRP:  $31.99

Type: Pivotal.
Materials/Construction: White synthetic cover, green and grey embroidery, green screen print with a grey base.
Length:  235mm
Width:  135mm
Colors:  White
Weight:  290g/10.22oz.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“The Beantown is one of five limited edition seats offered from Alienation.  With a common theme, all five seats feature detailed artwork and/or embroidery. The Beantown is directed to the all around street, park, and trails rider.” Tony D., Alienation BMX

Company: Kink Bikes
Seat: Kevlar Slim Belt Seat
MSRP:  $33.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Kevlar
Colors: Black with white stitching
Weight: So light, like the lightest slim Pivotal of the slim Pivotals…light.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“Well the main difference is the fact that is says Kink Bike Co. on it as opposed to another company’s name. We opted for some classy white stitching and a K-Star patch. It’s basically like the Kink Slim Belt Seat is comparable to the invention of the wheel or creation of bread…” – Jay Roe, Kink Bikes

Company: Colony BMX
Seat: Star & Canvas Series
MSRP: $33.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Star Series – Kevlar top. Canvas Series – Nylon top.
Colors: Various.
Weight: 9.41oz (267g) for the slim versions.

Other: We have two series of seats, our Star Series & our Canvas series.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“Our seats are no different to the hundreds of other Pivotal seats out there, but if you like Colony as a brand then it's a great way to show some Aussie pride.” – Clint Millar, Colony BMX

Company: Fly Bikes
Seat: Fino & Zusco
MSRP: $33

Type: Railed
Materials/Construction: Hollow cromoly rails, aluminum bumpers.
Length: Fino: 115mm / 4.5″ –  Zusco: 130mm / 5.1″
Width: 225mm / 8.9″
Colors: Black cover with black, white, gray, red & green anodize bumpers.
Weight:  290g / 10.4oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“To make the Fino seat we took in considerations all aspects to make probably the best quality BMX rail seat available. Unlike other seats, all the edges around are covered with foam to protect your legs. There is also extra foam on the nose to avoid painful hits. The shape is thin but at the same time in a way to pinch it well on barspins. Bumpers are made out of aluminum to avoid broken plastic ones and to add strength. The difference of weight with plastic ones is only 0.5 oz. The rails are attached with a bolt that not only make them replicable, but also creates a stronger attachment to the base. Finally, it has some nice details like bee cell holes and smooth shape on the base bottom.” – David Quesada, Fly Bikes

Company: KHE Bikes
Seat: Watanabe Flat seat
MSRP: $21.99
Type: Railed
Materials/Construction: Plastic with ergonomic rubber grip back., 8mm Chromoly rails
Length: 185 mm
Width: 125mm
Colors: Black, white
Weight: 268 g / 0.59 lbs

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“The Watanabe is the ultimate flatland seat. Extra short for max space. The ergonomic rubber grip in the back gives a perfect feeling and control. The pure design makes this seat very lightweight and affordable.” – Thomas Goring, KHE

Company: KHE Bikes
Seat: Loyal seat/post combo
MSRP: $29.99
Type: Seatpost included
Materials/Construction: Plastic base with a dash of padding. Aluminium seatpost included.
Length: 200 mm
Width: max. 120 mm
Colors: Black, white, brown
Weight: 190g / 0.419lbs

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“The Loyal seat is very compact and lightweight. It is very durable through its ‘real’ aluminum post. The price is the same as for a regular seat without a post. Padded versions coming soon!” – Thomas Goring, KHE

Company: Ilegal Bike Co.
Seat: Ilegal Bike Co.
MSRP:  $29.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Slim design Pivotal seat with embossed logo. Fits all Pivotal design seat posts.
Length: 9″ / 22.5cm
Width: 5.25″ / 13.5cm
Colors: Black & white
Weight:  249g / 8.7oz

Company: Odyssey
Seat: Veteran
MSRP: $29 – $35, depending on options

Type: Railed
Materials/Construction: Proprietary Plastic and various covers. Vinyl, Kevlar, Denim.
Length: 8.85″
Width: 5.7″
Colors: Black/Black Kevlar, Black Denim/Black Kevlar, Tear Away Blue Denim/Reverse Denim over Aaron Ross keys (flo yellow/flo red), Tear away Black Denim/Black Vinyl over Aaron Ross keys (flo pink/ocean blue) coming soon.

Weight:  Between 11oz – 12.3oz depending on style.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“The Veteran is a favorite of people who still want a seat. If you want a “couch” seat this will satisfy your needs but its still only marginally longer and wider than most seats. Aaron Ross and Adam Banton favorite. The Tear Away version is a fun way to get two seats in one, and give your seat a second life when it starts to wear out. If you can wait that long…” – Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

Company: Odyssey
Seat: Senior 2
MSRP: $25 – $33 depending on options

Type: Railed or Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Proprietary Plastic and various covers. Vinyl, Kevlar, Wovens.
Length: 8.5″
Width: 5″
Colors: Random Mexican, 5 Chameleon colors, Black, White, Clear, Red, Brown.
Weight: Plastic Pivotal 6.5 oz/Railed padded 7.7 oz /Padded Pivotal 9.4 oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“First off, since we have introduced our Senior 2 size and shape, it has become one of the most popular in BMX. The Railed Version comes with traditional padding and cover, such as Mexican Blanket/Kevlar and Perforated White, Black,Red or Brown Vinyl.

On our Pivotal saddles, rather than sharing a base and shape with everyone else, we have redesigned and improved our base in a way that we feel improves the design tremendously. Our base is designed to be used with no padding as a raw plastic seat, which comes in White, Black, Clear, Red and Brown as stock colors. Coming soon are the five Chameleon colors that change color in UV light. They start out as semi translucent white, and turn one of five colors in the sunlight. It sounds weird, but it is a sight. Pretty wild science in there. That same plastic base is used for the padded saddles that come in Mexican blanket/Kevlar or Perforated White, Black, Red and Brown Vinyl. If you ever decide to strip the padding off your seat, the finished raw plastic seat is left behind (two seats in one basically).” – Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

Company: SNAFU
Seat: Love Seat
MSRP: $27

Type: Railed
Colors: Cal Dreaming, Big Bolts, Mexican Blanket, Eames Stripes, Fauxberry Plaid, Bandana
Weight: 14.7oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“Difficult as this might be to believe, there are still riders out there who prefer the greater adjustability of a saddle with rails. If you're one of these guys, we've got your seat. There are three new cover designs on this year's Love seat, but the shape and technology of our popular BMX seat remains the same. Love seats have 8mm OD solid 4130 chromoly rails, molded nose and edge guards and a slim, lightweight molded nylon base. The covers feature screenprinted graphics, some with embossing, and a TPR SNAFU icon stitched on the top.” – McGoo, SNAFU

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Seat:  Shadow Plastic Pivotal
MSRP: $23.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Plastic Polymer blend with screen-printed logo.
Length: 8.25″
Width: 4.25″
Colors: Red, Black, Highlighter Blue, Clear, Clear Smoke, Clear Purple, Clear Electric Lime, October Orange
Weight: 6oz
Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“This particular seat is make of plastic, so it's really lightweight and comes in a full spectrum of colors to match any bike décor.” – Ben Drover, Shadow

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Seat:  Penumbra 2009 Pivotal Eli Platt Mid seat
MSRP: $32.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Mid size padding wrapped with a printed cover.
Length: 9″
Width: 5.5″
Colors: Shadow Conspiracy team rider inspired signature graphics.
Weight: 11oz

Other: Available in signature graphics by Ryan Sher, Eli Platt, Seth Kimbrough, Ali Whitton, and Karl Poynter.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market? "The new mid-sized Pivotal seats from Shadow are available now, and offer the best seating comfort and style in comparison to other brands.” – Ronnie Bonner, Shadow

Company: Subrosa
Seat: Subrosa Slim Pivotal
MSRP: $30.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Slim shaped Pivotal seat with a 3-pc vinyl top, tone on tone print, Subrosa logo access patch and plastic bumpers under nose and tail.
Length: 9″
Width: 5″
Colors: Black, red, white
Weight: 9.6 oz.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
"The Subrosa Slim Pivotal seat differs than other seats on the market because we infuse electronic pulses into the seat pad material which alert the rider with a slight shock if his/her seat is too high. Get used to it.” – Ryan Sher, Subrosa

Company: Twenty Bikes Co.
Seat: Unidos
MSRP: (Not distributed in America.)

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Hard sky style with embossed logo.
Length: 230mm
Width: 129mm
Colors: Black or white
Weight: 0.58lbs

Company: Twenty Bikes Co.
Seat: Highland
MSRP: (Not distributed in America.)

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Hard Kevlar with printed logo.
Length: 230mm
Width: 129mm
Colors: Black
Weight: 0.55lbs

Company: Stolen Bike Co.
Seat: PC Seat-Thermalite Post/Combo
MSRP: $32.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: The seat is a poly carbonate with no cover; the post is made of our Thermalite material and is 75mm in length.
Length: 216mm
Width: 110mm
Colors: Black or White
Weight: 7.90oz for both

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“This is the first adjustable seat/post combo. The combo weighs 1/4 of a pound less than an alloy 75mm pivotal post with an SL padded seat.” – Dave Wooten, Stolen

Company: Stolen Bike Co.
Seat: P*Boss
MSRP: $29.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Lightly padded Pivotal SL seat with a unique embossed Stolen logo scheme, custom access patch, hollow Pivotal bolt and color-matched base and bumpers under the nose and tail.
Length: 235mm
Width: 130mm
Colors: Black, White, Gang Green & Neon Orange
Weight: 9oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“This seat is based off the Pivotal SL base and has the thinnest padding. The top is unique.” – Dave Wooten, Stolen

Company:  Supercross BMX
Seat: E-Line A model Pivotal
MSRP: $24.95

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: High-impact plastic top and base.
Length: 207mm
Width: 112mm
Colors: Black, Trans. Red, Trans. Blue, Clear White, Yellow and Limited Edition Trans. Teal and Trans. Purple
Weight: 175g (6.2oz)

Other: A simple non-padded Pivotal.

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
"Simplicity at its best" – Mikey Brabant, Supercross AA Pro

Company: Supercross BMX
Seat: Pro Pivotal
MSRP: $29.95

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: High-impact plastic top and base with high-density foam and custom print leather type cover.
Length: 230mm
Width:127mm
Colors: Black, White, Flashback Print, Lightning Bolt Print.
Weight: 280g (9.8oz)

Company: Failure
Seat: Graffiti Pivotal
MSRP: $29.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Medium size Pivotal seat with black graphic and Failure skull patch. Vinyl and Kevlar.
Colors: Black and gray
Weight: 10.5oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market? “It just rules.” – Matt Bischoff (AKA The Beard), Failure Bikes

Company: Failure
Seat: Bare Bones
MSRP: $29.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Slim, slightly padded Pivotal seat with Failure skull.
Colors: Black
Weight: 9.5oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market? “It is not better than others as most seats are seats, but Failure seats Rule!” – The Beard, Failure Bikes

Company: Coalition
Seat: The Machinist
MSRP: $31.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Heavy duty dual vinyl cover with screen printed logo.
Width: 135mm
Colors: Black/Black
Weight: 9.2oz

Company: Coalition
Seat:  Coalition x Hell On Earth
MSRP: $28.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Heavy duty dual vinyl cover with screen printed logo. Split with clothing company Hell on Earth
Width: 135mm
Colors: Black/Black
Weight: 9.2oz

Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Seat: S.L.
MSRP: $24.99- 35.99

Type: Pivotal
Length: 230mm
Width: 118mm
Colors: Black, white, black/red, gray/green
Weight: 260g

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“I think that Harrison does a great job of making our seats look great. The fabric combos/colors and the stitch lines he incorporates really makes them stand out.” – Darcy Saccucci

Company: MacNeil Bikes Inc.
Seat: Capital
MSRP: $24.99- 35.99

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Polypropylene injection molded base with a variety of covers.
Length: 230mm
Width: 125mm
Colors: Black, White, black/red, and gray/green
Weight: 290g

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market?
“I think that Harrison does a great job of making our seats look great.  The fabric combos and the stitch lines he incorporates together really make our seats stand out.” – Darcy Saccucci

Company: Nice
Seat: Hemp
MSRP: $34

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Hemp covering
Colors: Natural hemp, but you can die it to match your hackey sack.

Weight: 9.4oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market? “It's made of hemp, which is an incredibly durable material and illegal to farm in 'Muhricah.” – John Paul Rogers, Nice

Company: Nice
Seat: Vinyl
MSRP: $33

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Vinyl, just like the name implies with debossed logos.
Colors: Black, like my heart.
Weight: 9.6oz

Company: FBM
Seat: Not Like Them
MSRP: $26

Type: Pivotal
Materials/Construction: Vinyl
Colors: Black and Blue
Weight: 10.6oz

Why is your seat better than others, or what makes it different from others on the market? “It has a rooster on it.” – John Paul Rogers, FBM