“Giant’s Bowery FMX might have been born in the velodrome but it was definitely raised in the BMX world. This fun city steed boasts an aluminum frame and chromoly fork for a light, responsive ride that can take on whatever the urban landscapes has in store for you. This sweet rig is ready for whatever tricks you can throw down, too, with stiff 3-piece chromoly cranks, a BMX-style saddle and a stubby stem with riser bars. And, the fast-rolling 700c wheels with Michelin tires can handle drops, jumps and fast bike-lane ripping. There’s even a thick wrap around the top tube to protect you as well as this sweet frame while it’s locked up.”

What a load of old blurb that is. The frame is no different to a standard 08 or 09 Bowery… I know because I had one. I mean yes it looks O.K but it is made out of Aluminium for christ’s sake. As the good Samuel Kilburn says on Fixed Gear Leeds… “If Alu was any good they would have made street BMXs out of it” and do they? No.

If this thing is for “drops, jumps and fast bike-lane ripping” then the material chosen is an error in my opinion.

Oh and Bottle mounts? Just in case you fancy a sip of water while handling the “drops, jumps and fast bike-lane ripping”… Ha! Oversight.

Via Prolly.

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9 Responses to “Hate.”

  1. Steph Says:

    Is this ‘blurb’ as bad as getting nostalgic about cycling eras that you were never part of?

    • Blacksmile Says:

      I am sorry you feel that way Stephan but I will continue to post as much nostalgia as I see fit.

      If you would like to see more of one thing or another perhaps you should click on one of the many links situated to the right of the blog page. There you will find all manner of cycle related goodness which may or may not be more suited to your tastes.

      I don’t know how long you have been ‘reading’ Spinwell Stephan but just try going back through some of the older posts and you will realise that what you wrote in the comments box was in itslef ‘Blurb’.


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  2. hardy Says:

    I want one .

  3. teddy Says:

    Use of the word “sweet“ twice within one single marketing blurb. Surely there are alternative synonyms out there in the “urban environment“…

  4. hardy Says:

    I do believe that you preempted this model with the modified bowery you used to rock

  5. Fixup Says:

    Load of shite bike should be binned.

    Well it will be binned when it cracks…

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