Wednesday, December 4, 2013
out familia at bombtrack makes arguably the nicest looking FGFS setups that i've seen. what i really respect about them is the fact that they don't turn their focus fully away from shunned parts of FGFS. the commuter/trick bik ehas been the cornerstone of FGFS and it's the reason why FGFS exists today. enter the divide, bombtrack's touch as nails 700c specific FGFS model. jason sellers aka fwdbound was commissined to do a photoshoot of this sleek setup and you can check out the rest of the set here.
Monday, December 2, 2013
(via rico lino)
ricardo lino is one of the most electriying riders in FGFS. recently, he announced that left the now disbanded grime bikes (soon to be turf bikes) for..... DESTROY BIKES. yes, my dude has be jumped into the destroy fam and the way we kick things off is with a new signature frame. dubbed the "brainiac" the setup has one of the tightest looking rear triangles i've ever seen. the bottom bracket seems a little higher than the unicorn killer and the front end seems CRAZY steep. this results in that i can only imagine to be a crazy responsive machine. on behalf of the destroy fam, welcome.
(p.s. look out for some good ass stuff from rico lino soon. he got jakob and jesse santos to come to purtugal for a fixed gear tour as well!)
i'm a sucker for cycling focused clothing and i know peonfx knows how to make it right. this time out they've teamed up with the folks at UK based 5th floor to create the 5th floor x peonfx munsun windbreaker. this version is more focused on breathability over the original water resistance the munsun is known for. that doesnt mean that they've completely waned away from the subject, as the zippers are still sealed and the material is still highly weather resistant. the thing that draws my attention is the cut around the bum- i sometimes run huge running jackets. this covers your ass. literally. you can get one today right here.
our friends at blaq have a new website. they're been in the game for quite some time and make arguably the best cycling bags and accessories around. they're also made right here in the U.S. of fucking A so you know what's good. in fact they're made out in portland, OR. go give them a visit, yo.
JAMES MADARANG 14 from Wynmar Golis on Vimeo.
james is crazy young, but he's a killer. what really sets this kid apart his his support of the big wheel. though i'd hate to admit that the 26" setup is the norm, james stays on the 29" game. i know this kid has crazy because i've seen him pull off stuff that 26" heads pull. we're talking double peg bars, and huge drops. on the other hand, he can run those clean flat lines that seem to have vanished from the forefront. shout out to the home wynmar for keeping shit real with the film stuff too.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
yeah i know what you're going to say: another cycling based clothing company. well shut up. i put this thing up here because i like their vibe and story. roulant is based out of brooklyn, NY that does extremely small/limited runs. but don't be frightened, they care about their fellow cyclists: right now 5% of all sales goes toward the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund. Pre-sale ends December 11th. check them out right now. like, now.
graeme obree is one of the most influential people in cycling today. he's gone against the UCI, against francesco moser, and against everything that's traditional- he paved the way for aerodynamics and riding positions. the outsider is a project that's been going on for a while and now it's needs your support. this film follows the flying scotsman on his journey to build a record breaking human powered machine. you can check it out over here.
Chas Christiansen from MASH TRANSIT PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.
ho-ly shit. chas is definitely an inspiration to me as a rider because behind those glasses is a psychopath. watching him running up the hill made me tired... then watching him mob down the hill knocked me out. he's been running the prototype mashsf x cinelli parallax since they gave him one and though it's been battered and bruised, it's still kickin ass. if you're reading this cinelli: I WANT ONEEEEEE PLEEEEEEZZZZZ.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
(via pc & AS)
the ass savers are doing it right. they have a solid product that frickin works. their smart ass fenders get an artistic spin with prints from 45RPM, matt mansion, and art tic.not only are these things life savers, they now look pretty sweet. you can see the whole line up over here.
Chase Davis for FOAD from FOAD on Vimeo.
the FOAD familia gives us so much to think about. the fam always comes with a different approach when it comes to riding. one thing that they have in common is obsticle driven riding- it doesnt have to be bangers all day, folks. chase here is a new face to us, but i feel like the guy's been dropping shit all along. he just blends in nicely with that crew. that wheelie down the stair path was fire and the ender was pretty damn big.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Simon Gomok - 2013 Profile from Bombtrack on Vimeo.
simon andraca is definitely one of those dudes out of the US that is pushing FGFS forward. backed by our bombrack family, he had the opportunity to come out to the states to ride spots across the width of the mainland. it takes more and more to impress me then it comes to riding, and simon doesnt disappoint. what really gets to me is how closely his riding resembles whoever he's around. out in europe, his riding looks totally different. it's kinda cool.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Trike Drifting with Movember HK's: Mo Against The Machine from PowerUP Motion on Vimeo.
i know this is not necessarily related, but i'm a huge sucker for strange and awesome shit.... this is strange and awesome shit. let's combine gravity with the loss of friction with the road and you have trike drifting. it's hillbombing with even less control. I LOVE IT. i needs me one of these.
HsinZhu Velodrome from Kaiyun Lee on Vimeo.
the taipei fixie crew made their way to the hsinzhu velodrome. coming from a city where there happens to be an outdoor velodrome, seeing other velodromes trips me out. i seriously would love to visit these places one day- hsinzhu looks like a pretty huge facility.
CORNFED 4.1 from Scott Harris on Vimeo.
it's fast bike friday y'all. the cornfed crew really makes me want to go out there and roll through heavy traffic at a high rate of speed. all off that killer stuff like riding upstream, almost dying through intersections, farmland speed skitching.... these dudes are nuts and i'm loving every second of it. that graveyard bomb looks sooooo fun. i almost want to get me a damn train ticket there just to ride that shit.
i am absolutely terrible at bike polo, but i do like spectating and i do appreciate the level of atheticism involved. our homies at DZR are also supporters of the sport, and have developed an spd polo shoe. it's called the marco (GET IT? GET IT? MARCO... POLO? ANYONE? THAT'S HILARIOUS) and it's rad. the raw gum sole has been developed for use on both flat as well as spd. a mid top shoe allows for ankle support and the nylon shank makes this shoe super stiff while being absolutely liveable in. head on over to DZR to see what it's all about.