An open letter to the bike industry – Keep doing what you’re doing

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The bike industry created this. Nuff said!

We probably all have that friend. You know, the one when 29er’s came out had a hissy fit about the bike industry just doing it to make us spend money. Normally they also bang on about how their trusty 26” bike or steel road bike was better in every way. They probably had the same strop when fat bikes, carbon, 650b, 29+, 27+ or new (insert any brand you like) BB or headset standard came out. I agree with them and I think they are right; the bike industry does want our money. However what’s wrong with that? I love my 29er, really want a 29+ and have a myriad of different BB and headset standards on my bike collection. Continue reading

Video – FBM now making 650b city bikes – And they are beautiful

FBM (stands for many things) have long been one of the best BMX brands out there. FBM make some stunning frames and really support the BMX scene. They have in the past made a few non BMX frames, my favourite being the sword (a full on fixie frame and forks).

looks like they are turning their hand to making city bikes via a new kickstarter campaign. The pictures look killer, I’d by one at only $750 for the frame. So if you fancy a handmade in the USA frame, this is a good option. Click for more pictures. Continue reading