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FORKONE // Yume No Tsuzuki

THIS IS WHAT I LIKE TO SEE. Little late on this cause I was on vacation, but 84kick dropped this INSANE edit of flatland fixed freestyle extraordinaire forkone aka Koichi. There’s too much progressive goodness to call out specifically that I don’t see anyone else messing with in here. Watching this edit definitely gives me a few ideas. Also love the fact that he’s on all 3 iterations of Volume’s fixed gear frames in here (Cutter, Thrasher, Vandal). Don’t miss this one, Koichi is on another level and I don’t say that lightly.

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: W/T/F

Last night we revealed our picks for the newly introduced SMCGR W/T/F division, congrats everyone! Can’t wait to see more women doing tricks on track bikes this year. Click into the post for full res rider cards!

Also, tune in tonight for our 3rd and final SMCGR reveal for men’s Trick Track!

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