We let it be known that Antonio Wothe is one of our favorite riders ever. So naturally, we had to get him on the pod! Join us as we talk to him about antics, Long Beach, Fixie Factory, and much much more. Enjoy!
THROWBACK – TURF CHAIN GANG
Long ago (2016) there was a jam in Arizona called the Prickly Pear Jam hosted by Mike Schmitt / Turf. At the time, the FGFS community was nearing extinction. Since events at the time were rare (still are), the whole community made it a point to get out there and join. After the event, Turf released this edit called Chain Gang. This was all of the street riding that went down during that weekend. The video was deleted a while ago but recently recovered, so here it is for your viewing pleasure once again, featuring a lot of familiar faces including Mike Schmitt, Jackson Bradshaw, Jimmy Watcha, Congo, Matt Reyes, Matt Spencer, Miguel Zendejas, Elliott Milner, Gus Molina, myself, and many more.
FPA x Fixated CA Trip Part 2
Sneak Peak: Ruff CSK Guard Sprocket + Bike Check
Today we have an SMC EXCLUSIVE sneak peak look at the new Ruff CSK sprocket I’ve been riding for the last month. I’ve been enjoying the benefits of not breaking my chain on things while simultaneously loving the way this thing looks on my bike. While this is only a prototype and things are subject to change, the front of the sprocket is actually design-less and the CSK engraving sits subtly on the back of the drivechain. I dig it.
Figured I’d shoot some complete pics of my current build too while I was showing off the sprocket. You’ll notice this time around a higher seat than normal and a bunch of new scratches on my paint. Stay tuned for Ruff sprocket updates!
FOAD: LAST TRY OUT NOW
The moment the whole community has been waiting for is here, FOAD’s new full length movie Last Try is now available on Youtube for everyone’s viewing pleasure! After the massive success of their 2nd full length film: The Good Times Are Killing Me, it would have been hard to follow by any means. Jackson, in my opinion, surpassed all expectations and managed to create yet another instant classic for the community. Here’s what Jackson had to say about it:
““Last Try” is FOAD’s third and final full-length feature. Following the release of “The Good Times Are Killing Me” in 2016, this new film has been in the making for over 3 years. “Last Try” is a movie about people, places, and wheels. Features the familiar cast of FOAD riding fixed gear bikes in unusual ways: whether it be fixed gear freestyle, traffic, or through the unfamiliar of snow and dirt on tracklocross bikes. Recently, the members of FOAD have started to grow up, embracing derailleurs, brakes, and even suspension. The film documents the progression into mountain biking, and while the bikes may be different, the passion is the same. The film also explores other interests such as BMX and rollerblading. FOAD was born from fixed gear freestyle, and true to the fixed gear roots of FOAD, the film features bicycle riders from across the globe. From Colombia to France, the film documents the riders do show off their unique style with skids, wheelies, and tricks. It’s been 13 years since Macaframa, and even more since MASH SF, this next generation of riders continues to push the limits.”
Incredible work all around. Such a feel good video with nearly every realm of bikes and locations represented in some form. I’ve already watched it 3 times since it released. SUPPORT FOAD HERE FOR ALL THE FREE CONTENT THEY PROVIDE US
SMCGR 2023: MEN’S FGFS
Today we reveal our picks for the 2023 SMC Global Rankings in the Men’s FGFS division! Click into the post for full rider cards!(more…)
SMCGR 2023 MENS VOTING
This year for the SMCGR, we’re doing something new and including a PEOPLE’S CHAMP award! Cast your vote for both the FGFS and TRICK TRACK categories by Sunday. Polling on this may also slightly affect overall list results. Share now and vote for your favorite riders!
OFF TRACK HOLIDAY SPECIAL!
In todays holiday special, we got together in person for the first time to talk about Christmas, JBall’s head injury, sandwiches, SMCGR 2022, and more!
JBall on Slow Spin Society Podcast
Late on posting this, but I was recently on the Slow Spin Society podcast where we discussed a wide variety of Fixed Gear related topics, listen here!
Gallery – Suck My Comp 5 on Film
Michael Guntetong made it out to our Suck My Comp 5 event last month and covered the event with some beautiful photos on film. Thanks dude! Also make sure to check out his VX coverage of the event here.