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…
John Lee hit me up to get the word out that the FBM shop is back up and running and that their venerable Steadfast CS frame is in production. The specs and geometry remain the same with a 74° head tube, 71° seat tube, 11-5/8″ bb height, 9″ standover, and 13-7/8″ (slammed) rear end. It will be available with top tube lengths of 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″, and 21.5″, and this year’s colors are clay brown and clear. You’ll need to have your local shop get in touch with Last Call Distribution if you want it with 3/8″ drop out slots…
Shot out to FBM for reminding me about this gem with their Gilly post this morning. I’ve been admiring this dude’s riding ever since I first saw that manual that opens up 1201!
Here’s one I’m real excited about! FBM just posted up a list of events they have coming up, and on that list is an all day trail jam at Gillies Creek down in Richmond, VA. Go ahead and mark April 26th on your calendars right now so you can plan on being there!
The Merged is putting together a series of interviews with some of the people/companies out there putting out custom bmx frames. Steve Crandall is the first on deck, and you can find out all about the custom frame program that FBM has going on. Having owned two customs from them, I can attest to the solidity of their work. Head over to The Merged and give it a read!
FBM has set up a GoFundMe Page to help out John Lee while he’s recovering from facial reconstructive surgery and can’t work. If you didn’t know, John had a crash a couple of weeks ago in Cleveland that resulted in an immediate trip to the ER and then a trip to North Carolina to undergo surgery. Unfortunately he didn’t have health insurance, and as you can imagine the financial toll is going to be really high. John is an awesome dude, so I really implore you to help him out with whatever you can.
This is the first episode I’ve posted of the Wheels of Confussion web series that FBM has been doing over on Epic TV. Not to take away anything from the other episodes, but this is the first one from the trails. Join them as the crew makes a stop at Catty for some fun in the woods on their bikes and behind the grill.
Rad little edit from FBM featuring the one and only Eric Hennessey and some friends cruising woods from New England to Eastern Pennsylvania. He also provided the soundtrack for it!
Here’s something that will definitely brighten your day! FBM just dropped this gem featuring Jackson Allen, Guy French, Brian Barnhart, and Dirty Mike roasting the hell out of some West Coast terra firma.
Fuck! Round 2 of FBM‘s Brawlin’ at the Belmar was an absolute shit show! I remember being there and thinking to myself that someone was going to seriously die. I think they got hit with a bunch of rain just a few days before the contest and it wreaked absolute havoc on the lip. Nothing like hitting a giant jump with a soft spot right in the middle of the lip. I’m pretty sure only like three kids in the am class actually cleared the damn thing. They wised up and slapped a sheet of plywood over it for the…