The Stress BES frame is a signature line of the Bespaliy brothers. This name was chosen for a reason – it is the nickname of their father, which also perfectly conveys the behavior of this frame. Max wanted a quick, responsive frame with a high standover for barspinning. Stress shortened the rear end, raised the standover and left the BB below the standard. The result was an explosive, fast, and even insane frame. Exactly what the real BES (the Devil) should be.
All of the STRESS BMX frames have internal gussets. This is a very expensive and at the same time very effective technology. The inner gusset is twice bigger than the outer one. This increases the strength even more. The inner gusset is not exactly a gusset. In fact, the tube is milled in a special way, which allows Stress to leave the right amount of metal only above the top tube and only under the down tube. This way it adds strength and reduces weight.
If you have been riding a BMX for a long time, you've probably seen a lot of broken frames in the spot where the seat stays are attached to the top tube. Stress guarantees that there was not any STRS frames among them because they’ve been putting a gusset between the seat stays since their very first frame. This gusset not only makes the rear triangle much stronger, but also helps to redistribute the load from one seat stay to another one, to the standover and to the top tube.
The Bespaliy brothers love the crankarm grind, and the crankarm grind has a tendency to leave big dents on the down tube of the frame. To solve this problem once and for all, Stress heat-treated the down tube. And to prevent cracks on the junction of the heat-treated tubes (the BB and the headtube are also heat-treated), Stress added an additional inner gusset to the down tube.