Author: JBall

Fixed Gear Historian


In today’s episode we invited #2 ranked Trick Track rider in the world Max Corcoran onto the show! We discuss Australia’s scene, why Max won’t switch from 700c, sponsorships, and more. Enjoy!

84Kick – Fukuoka Jam

Satoshi made it out to Fukuoka to document a small fixed gear race and jam hosted by the Fish & Chips crew. Even though it’s small, events like this are what keeps a scene strong. There’s a bunch of riders with potential in here that i’ve never seen or heard of before, which is always exciting. Love this!

History Lesson – Devan Council

Time for a quick history lesson folks!

As we all know, women in the trick scene are historically few and far between. While things are looking up these days and more women seem to be doing tricks on fixed gear bikes than ever, we must pay tribute to those who paved the way!

Lately I’ve been chatting with Devan Gallagher, formerly known as Devan Council. In 2010, she was at the forefront of women in the fixed gear trick scene. She attended all the major competitions, released multiple videos, and was even invited to the prestigious Red Bull Ride + Style competition in 2011, the only women to ever be invited to the competition series.

Devan would also do her part covering and supporting other woman in the scene. In January 2011’s issue of Urban Velo, Devan had a write up interviewing several of the woman throughout the scene, possibly one of the biggest forms of exposure for women in the scene at the time.

Devan has hopped back on the bike recently and is in full shredding form, which is so cool to see. We just uploaded one of her old unreleased edits from 2011 onto the archive. Check out Devan’s old edit below and peep some of her new shred here!

Max Corcoran – Need for Spin

Max out of Australia recently went on a huge Euro tour and met up with France’s own El Fakijoe. As we know, Antoine is nice with a camera so he shot this nice long piece with Max. Some killer mixed with some artsy, overall done really well. Shows some personality from Max that Instagram lacks. Important to note that Max is entirely on other people’s bikes for this video and still handles business. Beautiful shots and riding, take a look.