There’s now one more option for all you lovers of 22″ wheels out there. FBM has gone ahead and made a scaled up 22″ version of the Steadfast frame. It’s been pretty fascinating watching the 22″ wheel segment grow and take off over the past few years. With new players like FBM and a few other companies getting into game this year, it will be interesting to see where things go. Hit the jump for the specs on the Steadfast 22″ and then make your way to the FBM site for more details.
Our man Jake Dyke whipped up this little iPhone edit from the footage he shot at The Battle of Gillies Creek while testing out the new Moondog Labs Anamorphic Lens Adaptor. Richie Sakai was kind enough sing a few bars for the intro, and of course we had to throw in a star wipe for good measure because, “why eat hamburger when you can have steak?“
We as trail riders have a slight tendency to ride frames and parts a lot longer than we really should. It’s nothing for someone to show up in the woods still rocking a frame with an American bottom bracket and press fit headset, (Shawn Shoener, I’m looking in your direction). The thing about it is that both frames and parts really should be replaced every a few years. No one wants to find themselves in a twisted ball of metal and flesh because something catastrophically failed due to fatigue. Take a second to think about the forces and stress that…
Despite getting damn near an inch of rain yesterday, FBM’s Battle of Gillies Creek is still a go for tomorrow. Kitt and the rest of the Gillies Crew set to work getting the place back into shape as soon as the rain stopped. Last year it rained up until about 12 hours before the jam and they managed to get things running, so there’s not a doubt in my mind that they’ll be able to pull it off again this year! See you there!
The new 2016 FBM Steadfast are here, and they are beautiful! The Steadfast has been a perfect trails machine ever since it’s inception, but FBM has somehow found a way to refine it even more with some minor tweaks to the geometry and tubing spec. The head tube angle has been steepened a quarter of a degree to 74.25°, the rear end has been tightened up an eighth of an inch to 13.75″ (slammed), and the standover height has grown a quarter inch to 9.25″. As far as the tubing goes, the top tube is now a svelte 1.25″ O.D.,…
Your mom is going to have to settle for just a phone call this Mother’s Day because you’re going to be in Richmond at FBM’s Battle of Gillies Creek!
Crandall penned a cool piece that will give you a little insight into his personal growth and how it pertains to the updated FBM Steadfast frames that will be out in spring. It’s a good read and there are also 30 or so pictures that accompany it. Having seen in person the prototype that he’s been riding, I think you all will be pretty stoked on the Steadfast’s latest incarnation! Check out what Crandall had to say HERE.
A cool little “ode to BMX” by the one and only Steve Crandall, brought to us by Make Your Bones.
FBM just dropped this new edit featuring my favorite little shredders, the Halahans, more specifically Nathan and Lukas Halahan. It’s been a blast watching these guys grow and progress over the last few years. Mike has a done damn fine job not only grooming these guys into little shredders, but also making sure that they have their heads on straight and contribute to the scene!
I’ve been wondering what the clay brown color was going to look like ever since FBM announced it as one of the colors the 2015 Steadfast CS frames would be coming in. Would it have an orangish hue like Catty’s clay, be golden brown like Posh’s, or perhaps be a light brown textured finish with sharp rocks mixed in to pay homage to Minersville? Wrong, wrong, and most definitely wrong! None of those guesses were even close. I’d say that it most resembles the dark reddish clay of Brazil’s Kamaka Trails. I’d also say that it looks pretty badass! I…