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Bike Check: Jackson Allen’s FBM Steadfast

I may be a little bit biased, but in my opinion as far as BMX bikes go, trail riders have the best looking setups. For the most part you won’t find any of those quirky parts and color schemes that are often popular with our brethren who ride street and park exclusively. What you will find are bikes that tend to have a classic look and parts selection that just screams go fast and pull the fuck up. Jackson Allen’s latest FBM Steadfast build definitely fits that mold, and with the help of our friend Brian Barnhart we caught up…

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bmx trails dirt jumping

FBM Deployer Reissue!

Holy shit! FBM is going to be releasing a limited edition updated version of their legendary Deployer frame. While the geometry remains the same as what was found on the original Deployers, the tubing has been modernized and they’ve made sure that there’s clearance for 2.4″ tires and 33t sprockets. Speaking of sprockets, you’ll also have a chance to get a limited edition FBM X DRG Deploy Quadsaw sprocket made my the man himself, Derrick Girard. Those are ONLY available straight through FBM and with the purchase of a Deployer. They’ll be available in black or polished and in your…

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Cody Diggs – FBM X Circuit BMX

Cody Diggs is an ape, there’s no question about that. This edit from FBM and Circuit BMX may only be a minute long, but that’s all you need to see to understand why Cody has become one of my favorite dudes to watch in the woods!

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Re-Up: The Battle of Gillies Creek – Anamorphic Lens Test Edit

I’ve got a few things I’ve been meaning to bump back up to the top, so expect to see them resurfacing over the course of the weekend. I’m going to start things off with this edit that our man Jake Dyke put together from the footage he shot with his iPhone at The Battle of Gillies Creek while testing out a Moondog Labs Anamorphic Lens Adaptor.

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FBM Steadfast Now Available for 22″ Wheels

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.

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The Battle of Gillies Creek – Anamorphic Lens Test Edit

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?“

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2016 Trails Frame Buyers Guide

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…

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Reminder: The Battle of Gillies Creek

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!

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The New 2016 FBM Steadfast

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.,…

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