One thing I love about FBM is how they’ve always been open with letting people in to see their manufacturing process. Even in their early days you could go take a shop tour and see things in the works. Matty Brown just put together this new piece for X Games that takes a look at FBM’s current operation. As expected, they’re still kicking ass and cranking out that American made goodness.
Live Fast Die was my first real introduction to the madness that is FBM. Actually let me rephrase that. Purchasing Live Fast Die was my first real introduction to the madness that is FBM. Lets take a trip back to the 1997 NBL Grands in Louisville, Kentucky. I was wandering around the pits possibly avoiding Charles Townsend due to an incident in staging where I made fun of his abnormally large head after he tried to muscle his way past me. That’s a whole nother story though!
So I’m walking around killing time and out of nowhere this dude comes up to me and says “hey kid you’re going to buy this fucking video.” I looked at the video, looked at the dude, and put two and two together that this was that Steve Crandall guy I had seen in some other videos. I liked his approach, so why not buy a copy.
A few days later I finally got home and popped it in the vcr, and boy was I in for a surprise. I hadn’t witnessed this kind of mayhem in a BMX video before! I immediately started calling everyone I rode with at the time and told them to get over here cause they had to see this shit. If we had only known then the level of chaos FBM’s next video would unleash upon us!
This is exactly what I would expect FBM‘s summer to be like. Fun, friends, trips, trails, ghetto loops, and of course fire!
"New FBM Rise Above stem coming soon… Made In the United States of America, 51 Reach, 31 Rise angled top cap..."
Looks pretty rad if you ask me, but I do want to know if Kerry Sayre is getting royalties off of that name?