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With all the velodromes in England, not sure why Red Bull would even bother building a “mini-drome,” but they did and here’s some footage from one of the events wherein one participant avoids a spill by riding his fixed gear right over another. His name is Chris Akrigg and he ended up winning. […]

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Like graffiti, when it comes to fixed gear bikes, most people don’t get it, but for the ones that do there’s Empire. It’s a soon to be released film that shows cyclists pushing things to the limit on their track bikes through NYC, complete with Madison style slingshots and insane wheelies! |BikeBlog| […]

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Recently, Pharrell Williams modeled a fixed gear bike to help promote a collaboration with Element Skateboards and Brooklyn Machine Works, which he partly owns. The two companies co-branded the Brooklyn Element, a newer version of the BMW Gangsta Track, and an accompanying clothing line that has as much to do with cycling as the rap […]

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The Times spotlights a gathering of bicyclists who have been practicing fixed gear freestyle below the BQE in Williamsburg for the last couple years. John Prolly, prolific blogger, biker and host to the weekly ‘Peel Sessions’ underneath the highway, narrates a slideshow photographed by Raymond McCrea Jones. |NYT| […]

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Urban Outfitters, one of the leading retailers of plagiarized t-shirts and clothing designs, is now selling color customized fixed gear bikes. Partnering with Florida-based online bike store Republic Bike, the new retail chain’s website offers customers an online interface to easily choose a garish combination of colors for their $399 ride. The new 24-pound bikes […]

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Photographer Matt Lingo is releasing a new book called This City Can’t Swallow Me. The self-published photographic essay features 40 pages of black and white, strobe lit shots of local fixed gear cyclists by the San Diego-based bike rider. With this latest body of work, Lingo attempts to capture their “unique style of riding through […]

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Here’s one highly adorned fixed gear that isn’t likely to make its way through the streets of Wiliamsburg or on the banks of velodromes anywhere. The $102,418 track bike masterpiece is hand built, plated with 24k gold, and encrusted with over 600 Swarovski crystals. Limited to only ten pieces, it was designed by Aurumania, a […]

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For a subculture that prides itself on customization and originality, a lot of fixed gear riding cyclists are looking awfully alike these days. This illustration by Grotesk nails the carbon copy trends that not only dictate fashion choices, but in many cases, components too. The riser bars complete the look precisely. […]

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“I feel very much like my life is at risk when I ride it.” That’s how rapper Kanye West described his fixed gear riding experiences in a recent interview, when a MTV reporter asked him about the Brooklyn Machine Works bike with the George Bush bar ends he bought during the outset of his ‘Glow […]

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|Photo: Falcon Duran| (Click image to see full sized ugliness) The biggest problem with track bikes and fixed gear culture heading down the same trajectory as streetwear is that it reinforces this idea that the more fucking ridiculous, ugly, or blindly juvenile something looks, the cooler it is. In this case, both the mural and […]

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