WTB Becomes WTF

by editors on April 1, 2014

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April 1, 2014 — The latest from Mill Valley, Calfiornia is that Wilderness Trail Bikes and its urban counterpart, Freedom have joined together to be rebranded as Wilderness Trail & Freedom, or WTF.

“We’ve asked for WTF for quite some time now,” elaborated Justin Kirkwood, WTF’s creative director. “The ThickSlick tire’s overwhelming success is irrefutable. Now under one roof, WTF will offer a staggering portfolio. From 16 versions of the WTF ThickSlick to 11 different WTF Vigilantes spanning 26, 27.5, and 29”, WTF has augmented its reach. The future is bright for WTF.”

What the freedom? For the official word from WTF, follow the jump. (We’re just glad people still have the energy to create this stuff. April 1st used to be our favorite day in publishing. . . ) [click to continue…]


Pure Fix Goes Spokeless With Nikola

by editors on April 1, 2014

Spokes are for suckers! They add weight, increase drag, and transmit harsh road bumps up to the rider, but for years they’ve been the only way to keep your hubs attached to your wheels. Until now.

Thanks to dynamo-hub powered electromagnets, neodymium rim inserts, and some engineering magic, the Nikola makes spokes a thing of the past. At low speeds, the magnetic field generated keeps the rims stable and allows some wiggle-room to absorb road shock (imagine invisible magnetic shocks and you’ll get a sense of how cool it is), at higher speeds the stronger field keeps your rims stiff so you don’t lose any energy to flexing like on a standard spoked wheel. This is basically the coolest thing you’re going to see all year. 1 part mag-lev train, 1 part urban-assault bicycle, 100% Pure.

We think April 1 is our favorite day of the year.

[Link: Pure Fix]


Pure Fix Cycles New The Coolidge

by editors on March 18, 2014

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Here’s a new fixie from the crew at Pure Fix. It’s called The Coolidge.

The Coolidge features a 4130 chromoly frame which makes for a ride that is light and highly durable while the 700x25c Thickslick tires allow riders to satisfy their need for speed as safely and comfortably as possible. Additionally, the bike is equipped with wrapped drop bars and 700C, 30mm wheel set featuring sealed bearing hubs and a machined braking surface. Like the high-quality performance of all the Pure Fix Cycles bicycles, The Coolidge is as pleasing aesthetically as it is physically. The unique combination of a raked chrome fork and polished silver quill stem and seat make this cutting edge bike look as great as it rides. With a unique combination of innovative design and classic style, The Coolidge by Pure Fix Cycles has elevated biking in every aspect.

For more info, click the link.

[Link: Pure Fix] [click to continue…]


The Tool For Brooklyn Biker Tools

by editors on March 10, 2014

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Full Windsor says The Nutter Cycle Multi Tool has. . .

. . . all the essentials for fixing your most common bike headaches. The Nutter combines all the tools you need when out riding into one simple unit. Its unique design and distinctive form turns the tool into a handle, giving you more leverage than other multi tools on the market. The tool weighs just 110g or 3.9oz.

And they’re probably right. But look how pretty this tool is? Wouldn’t it look nice strapped to the bars of your fendered, Brooks saddled city bike? Of course it would. And it costs only £39.99. Leather pouch included.

[Link: Full Windsor]


Chrome Truk Pro Stealth SPD Shoe

by editors on September 4, 2013

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Seems like half the MTBers in the world want to dress like they just walked out of a college English class: cords, nice shirt, and shoes that don’t even hint that they might be used for cycling (the horror). Chrome Industries, makers of some of the finest messenger bags and back packs has what might be the perfect shoe for closeted cyclists. The shoes are called the Truk Pro.

The Truk Pro is the latest and most innovative City SPD we make. It’s made to be worn all day, every day and features our new Flexplate™ technology for uncompromised pedal performance and walking comfort. Whether you’re a messenger running up flights of stairs and charging through traffic, or a committed commuter on your daily grind, our City SPDs are made to work on and off the bike.

Hey, and pretty much anything is better than riding flat pedals, right? The Truk Pro’s features their “dual density FlexPlate Technology” are for sale in the Chrome online store right now for $95.00. Check ’em.

[Link: Chrome]


Ryan Humphrey + Pure Fix Cycles

by editors on May 14, 2013

Artist Ryan Humphrey picks up a Pure Fix Papa at Dave’s Wear House and gives it a little art upgrade. Nice, if you’re into that kind of thing, right?

[Link: Pure Fix Cycles]


We On A Mother Of A Bike

by editors on December 18, 2012

Don’t know what we were doing the first time this little Sons of Science edit rolled through. Probably cleaning our chains. But we will say this: guilty as charged.

[Link: Atlantic Cities]


Doin’ Stuff On A Pure Fix FGFS

by editors on November 5, 2012


State Bicycles Gets Billabong Bitten

by editors on October 11, 2012

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Yesterday, @Statebicycleco posted this Billabong logo (right) to Instagram with the following: “Looks familiar. . . ” Either the financially troubled surf giant is biting graphics from the fixie kids (ala State Bicycle Company) or both companies have been chewing through the same classic logo inspiration books.


Cyclist Hit & Killed By Truck In Montreal

by editors on September 27, 2012

7268506Montreal, Quebec, Canada Police are investigating the death of a cyclist who was run over by a truck at what has been described as a “dangerous intersection,” but rather than looking into why the truck ran Tyrell Sterling over, they have announced that the 18-year-old’s bike “did not have brakes,” according to a story in the Montreal Gazette.

Montreal police Inspector André Durocher confirmed that Tyrell’s bike did not have any brakes, but said they haven’t been able to determine whether that contributed to the accident. Tyrell was killed when he was run over by a truck near the Lachine Canal.

According to the Calgary Herald, Sterling was riding in a bike line last week when a truck made a right hand turn directly into him. We don’t know the intersection, and weren’t there, but we’d say the cause of the accident was the truck turning right directly in front him with no warning.

In an even crazier move the local government “briefly considered removing the bike path that runs over the bridge.” Now there’s a solution. Have bike safety issues? Remove the bike lane.

[Link: Montreal Gazette and Calgary Herald]