Chromed Trick Fixed Gear

Byron sent me these photos of a fixed gear frame designed for trick riding. As the trick riding on fixed gears becomes more demanding, a number of manufacturers are bringing out burlier frames with many trick riding-specific features. For some companies that already offer BMX trick bikes, their response to the emerging market is a natural progression, and the influence of their experience with 20” wheeled bikes if readily apparent. This example here has a fork that has two axle positions: one at about 30-40mm of offset for cruising the streets, and second slot at zero offset for bar spin tricks. I’m not sure about the rationale behind the elevated chainstays, though it does have the nice ability to have the chain removed without a chain tool. Dunno how often that comes into play though….

zero offset fork 2.jpg
zero offset fork.jpg


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I just watched RAD on Friday.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091817/

It’s only a matter of time until they come out with pegs and mag wheels.

Yeesh. The spokes against the pavers make me feel woozy.

Have you seen BMX Bandits?

You sure that’s a chain? Looks kind of like it might be a belt (hard to tell in that picture), which would explain why being able to remove it without opening it would be of significant benefit.

I haven’t seen BMX Bandits, but I own RAD on DVD.  I just need to find out where it went after this weekend road trip.

That’s the new Starfuckers frameset…a better name for a company I have not heard!

The frame looks vaguely like the old Nishiki “Alien” MTB (I think that’s the one with the elevated chainstays).  I wonder how such a frame configuration helps with tricks.  I do love the dual-position fork, though.  One for wicked barspinz, one for around-town cruising.

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