The year in BMX technology, 2012

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Bonedeth reintroduces 48s

Photograph By Justin Kosman

The 48-spoked wheel was introduced in the late '80s to withstand the demands of riding. As the lightweight trend of the early '00s kicked in, 48s fell by the wayside in favor of stronger rimmed 36h wheels. Some held true to the 48 though, including Bonedeth's Sean Burns. After giving 36s a go, he worked with Bonedeth to reintroduce the 48 spoked wheel in 2012. Will it return to its former glory? Probably not, but it's great to see brands doing what they believe in.