We got our hands on the Crew Defender, one of the only complete FGFS-esque bikes on the market right now thanks to the kind people at City Grounds, so I decided to give my two cents on the bike! Hit “read more” for a more in depth analysis on the bike.(more…)
We got a first look at the new beautiful Master Bike Co Courttek trick track frame in the Andy Sparks colorway last week. This week reveals Matt Bastard rocking a new raw and purple colorway reminiscent of the raw and purple Thrasher V1 frames! This thing is looking proper. Purple decals plus the purple components is a great touch, excited to see him shred this thing. Which colorway do you like better so far? A little bird told me there’s one more colorway that hasn’t been revealed yet, so stay tuned for that!
Do you have a loved one who rides a fixed gear bike? Are you not sure what to buy for them this holiday? Or are you a fixed gear rider and people keep asking you what you want for the holidays and you just keep shrugging your shoulders saying “I dunno”? Well if you fall into either of these camps, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re a fixed gear rider, just send this article to the next person who asks.
Here I’ll be listing a grip of small fixed gear parts and accessories brands that you can support this holiday to get some stuff that your fixed gear loved one will ACTUALLY be stoked about, rather than that shirt you get them from Tilly’s every year that they pretend to be excited about.(more…)
FGFS’ FAVORITE HANDLEBARS ARE RESTOCKED (for a limited time, as always), SNAG A PAIR HERE!
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
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!
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!