Posts Tagged ‘aluminium’

Fuji 2010.

September 23, 2009

I have always been a fan of Fuji bikes and the 2010 offerings do not dissapoint.

From ‘semi’ monocoque Carbon on the ‘Elite’ to pure cr-mo steel on the ‘classic’ Fuji have all bases covered. My personal favourite has to be the Track Pro ( second one down ) – Sh*t looks tight as hell and I would absolutely love to rip it!

I can’t really see too well in the pictures but what cranks do the ‘Pro’ and the ‘Comp’ have on? I quite like the look of them so… Answers on a postcard please.

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Via HipsterNascar.

Bianchi 2010.

September 21, 2009

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Mo MTB.

August 27, 2009

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Klein appreciation.

August 27, 2009

Between the ages of 14 and 17 I used to race Downhill mountain bikes and at that time I would have either been riding a beat up GT RTS ( terribly designed linkage system ) or a Jamis Dakar ( amazing ) and of course both complete with Rock Shox Judy DHs, ‘V’ brakes, Renthal Motocross bars ( because that was how we rolled ) and all manner of anodized bits ‘n’ bobs.

I remember after one race looking over at a few pros and seeing what I now know to be a bunch of Klein Mantras. Instantly I fell in love. Maybe it was the ridiculously oversized tubing? Perhaps it was the day-glo paint that was calling me out? I don’t know but what I do know is I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Klein and if I could ever get my hands on a fully rigid Attitude I would be one stoked boy!

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Hate.

August 26, 2009

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“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.

Mo Superfluo.

June 11, 2009

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After selling a bunch of stuff on Ebay and to pals I myself have been contemplating another Alu frame as you really cannot beat the power transfer of Aluminium. So these Superfluo’s look right up my street but I wouldn’t mind seeing one in my size built up before I make my mind up on appearance.

At 550 euros plus postage these don’t seem too badly priced, that is roughly the same price as a Dolan Track Champ which is one of the nicest Alu track frames in that price bracket ( IMHO ). Obviously the Dolan comes with a big bag of pedigree but the superfluo comes with spots!

Cheers to Fixed Gear Leeds for the images.


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