Sunday, November 11, 2012

Machete “DEAF” Micro-Drive Hub

Machete “DEAF” Micro-Drive Hub

Available in 4 Colour

  • 36h low flange 6061 Al. Hub Shell
  • Straight Hollow 14mm Heat Treated CRMO w/ Allen Key Insert
  • Spacing: 120 mm 
  • Weight: 510g (10T)
  • Available in 4 Colour : Black, Gun Metar, Pink Rose & Burnt Orange

Saturday, November 10, 2012

BREAKBRAKE17 & Spike Parts Catalog 2012

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BB17 Serpent 29" Frame
BB17 Charmer 26" Frame
Transfer Low Pro Track Frameset
BB17 Cobra V3 Fork

Spike 2 Piece Bar V2
Spike Wand Bar
Spike 14mm Female Hub
Spike Vault Micro-Drive Hub 10T
Spike Front Hub Guard
Spike Rear Hub Guard
Spike Fallout Crankset
Spike Y6 Crmo Sprocket
Spike Boom Seat-Kevlar
Spike Boom Seat
Spike Headset
Spike Mid BB Kit
Spike CNC Lockring
Spike CNC Cog

By Torey Thornton

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Breakbrake17 Serpent 29" Frame

BreakBrake17 Serpent 29" Frame

Material : 4130 Chromoly-Rear Triangle Heat Treated
Head Tube : Integrated 45/45 Campy (BMX)
Seat Tube Length : 430mm
Top Tube Length : 580mm
Chain Stay : 402mm
Seat post : 27.2mm
BB Style : 73mm MID BB
Standover Height : 32”
Tire Clearance : 29x2.2
Dropouts : 14mm axle
Color : Matt Army Green, Raw Finish
Negative BB Drop

Seriously, What's Up with Fixed-Gear Freestyle?

          Teenagers and freestyling youngsters have taken to the fixed-gear biking scene. An increasing number of young people in urban areas around the United States now roll on bikes that not long ago were only pedaled by messengers or seen under racers on a velodrome track. Further, the “watch me!” generation, helmet cams always on, has produced thousands of YouTube videos to show off tricks performed on track bikes heretofore only possible on a skateboard or a BMX bike equipped with pegs.

Capturing the moment of a fixed-gear trick

          Mea culpa: We at GearJunkie take pride in staying on the cutting edge, delivering scoops on new gear, and writing on trends before they hit the mainstream view. But… sometimes we miss the boat altogether, as is the case (we recently discovered) with this activity, called fixed-gear freestyle, or just FGFS. Basically, FGFS means doing tricks on a fixed-gear bike, often a pared-down, BMX-like model but with 26-inch wheels and no brakes. The original idea, sparked off more than five years ago, was that “riding a [fixed-gear] track bike is crazy hard, so anything you did on it in terms of tricks was considered pretty cool.”

All-City Airwolf

         That quote comes from Jeffrey Frane, the sales and marketing manager at All-City Cycles, which sells a bike called the Airwolf (marketed as “the most modern fixed gear freestyle frame out there”) and is one of the major players on the FGFS scene. Frane said as early as 2007 people “started to see how rad they could get on a track bike, it started with skids and progressed from there.”

Busting out a FGFS move; photo credit John Watson

         In action, FGFS looks like an amalgamation of artful, choreographed track-bike riding and BMX trickery, plus with a dash of Danny MacAskill-like trials stunt work thrown in. The tricks are intricate and slow, with bar spins, grinds, small air, and backwards riding. It’s not spectator friendly, and in fact it appears pretty contrived when compared to the fast-rolling action of, say, skateboarding or an urban freeride session.

           “BMX’ers as a whole typically hate it,” Frane said, himself admitting that FGFS is “inherently kind of dumb.” He continued, “BMX bikes are way better for tricks, but the thing about FGFS is that it’s really fun and challenging, and the bikes are way sweet to just bomb around town on and use for transportation.”
Track skids! A big part of the FGFS scene

           A young generation of tricksters have taken to FGFS, and we here at GearJunkie are all for getting outside in the city and pushing limits or just plain having fun. Is FGFS here to stay? In the bike world, there’s a fair bit of backlash about the activity. (See “Does Fixed Gear Freestyle Suck,” a post on TheFootDown, for one example.) And even Frane concludes that other than the practical nature of these bikes as transportation “there’s just no reason to do tricks on a fixed-gear other than the fact that you enjoy it.”
Enjoyment? No matter the weird looks you might get, honestly, that’s reason enough right there.
—Stephen Regenold is editor of Connect with Regenold at or on Twitter via @TheGearJunkie.

BMX or FGFS, hard to tell at times

Monday, June 25, 2012

Makassar FG Championship 2012


6 - 8 July
Lapangan Karebosi
Makassar - Indonesia

Peaceful Park #1

Slowin under the trees !!

Funday Brakeless Team

Riders :
- Ray Saputra
- Tri Rizki Oktafiansyah
- Teguh Trisna aka Jawa
- Bagus Priyambodo
- Muhammad Firazd aka Rajo

Shoot :
- Arsad Sujardi
- Arief Haryo Bhaskoro

Edity :
- Teguh Trisna aka Jawa

Song :
The Maccabees - The Real Thing