Master just changed the game! First of all, they restocked on the very sought after 64 Rear Hubs, so cop one HERE if you’ve been looking for one. Next, they just dropped 3/8th conversion axles for the hubs, so you can slap one of these in your track bike dropouts now to skip the whole cog and lockring mess that trick track riders have come to know and hate. Peep them here!
SLOWWHEELZ is a new fixed gear freestyle based apparel brand started by young tarck extraordinaire Guillermo Galindo and friends. I love seeing rider owned brands start within our community, especially when it’s done right like this. Memo made sure to represent minorities and compiled the team entirely of people of color too, you love to see it. They just dropped their first line of shirts and stickers and they’re almost already sold out, so hop on it while you can and be on the lookout for more stuff from them soon. SHOP HERE
Ritchie Vanpelt is a rider you may or may not have heard of, but this dude is crazy involved in the scene. He runs the Fixated FGFS crew in Netherlands, designs his own products (he made me a custom axle for my Bombtrack hub), knows where to get just about any product you can’t find any more, is an admin for the PS BMX site, and more! He recently got a custom bike made by Ted James, the mastermind behind 14 Bike Co and it turned out beautifully and definitely one of the most unique bikes I’ve seen in a long time.
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City Grounds just came out the gate with a new FGFS complete bike! It’s been a loooong time since we’ve seen the legendary fixed gear shop participate in the FGFS world, so it’s cool to see them stepping back up. While the geo looks a tad dated, at $399 it still looks like a great option for new people looking to transition into the FGFS world!
Frame: Chromoly Defender 700c Frame, Integrated Headset
Fork: Chromoly Defender 700c Fork
Hubs: Sealed Bearing, high flange Flip-Flop Hub. 16t Freewheel and 16t Track Cog Included
Rims: Double Wall 32mm Rims
Tires: Kenda 700x42c
Stem: BMX 22.2mm
Handlebars: Dirtjumper Style Risers 22.2mm
Grips: BMX Mid Flange
Crankset: 170mm BMX Crankarms, 33t Sprocket, Sealed Bearing Bottom Bracket
Pedals: BMX Platform Pedals
Saddle: Comfort Commuter Saddle
Brakes: Tektro Brake levers, Front and Rear Brake Calilpers
Snag one on the City Grounds website HERE!
The famous (and my personal favorite FGFS rider) Teppei aka NASTY made some big moves and started his own 700c frame company called FAST PIER. They just released their Seeker 700c frame. From what he’s said and what I’ve seen, it seems like the ultimate FGFS x Track bike crossover frame. The frame looks beautiful, fits up to 38c tires, and runs for just under $600. It’s a hefty price tag, but sometimes thats just how it be bruh. I’m definitely looking into copping one, and when that happens definitely expect a little review. In the meantime, he doesn’t have a website up, so if you’re interested you’ll have to shoot him a message in the Fast Pier instagram.
It’s been a while, but we’ve officially dropped some new products! (finally) We’ve got a selection of different goodies including a hoodie, long sleeve, hats, stickers, phone grips, and air fresheners to choose from. Hit our webstore HERE to cop!
Bringing in the new year I decided to take some fresh pics of my current RUFF Sleeper build. While it’s not exactly a fresh build since I’ve been running the same Frame and Fork since May 2018 (longest I’ve had a single frame and especially fork), the build got some fresh components since i first posted pics of the build. Read more for some words and thoughts about the bike and a parts breakdown for 2020.