It's been a little bit since FBM has offered US made handlebars. According to Crandall's Instagram that's all about to change. He posted up this photo along with the description "U.S. Apes. Made at FBM. Coming soon..." I'm glad to see them moving another product's production back to MERICA!
Damn I'm stoked on this! I was just about to head out the door when I spotted this limited edition Shimano DX Print that American Icon is doing. A lot of kids probably have no idea what Shimano DXs are! These things were the standard as far as BMX pedals go and very well may be the most copied part in the history of BMX. GT made and exact copy of them, but even though they were an exact copy they still weren't the originals. I've heard so many stories of people driving to small town bike shops looking for NOS Shimano DXs. Hell I even did! I never had a new set of DXs but I had several sets of used ones that I managed to run for years by frankensteining the parts together into a "useable" set. I finally gave in and retired them when both of my feet blew off right before the step down in "Hamburger Hill." You can grab a copy of this print right from the American Icon Store, but I'd suggest that you do so quickly because something tells me that these are going to go fast! Spotted on FBM
This new Jackson Allen edit shows you that FBM’s Steadfast is not just a trails machine, but can hold up to pretty much anything you can dish out. Of course Jackson hits up the trails with it, but there’s also a good bit of every kind of terrain in here, including some really unique spots.
Two FBM post in row? Sometimes things just happen like that! Gilly was down in Austin for SXSW and took full advantage of the opportunity to hit up the woods. Stew Johnson snapped a few shots of him as well as a few other dudes who were shredding (i.e. Matty Aquizap, Brian Foster, and Eric Hennessey). Hit up the FBM site to check them out!
When I was a youngin' there was a video by the name of 1201 that I thought was the greatest thing I had ever laid eyes on. The opening of said video starts with Jeremy Reiss manualing for what at the time I thought was an absolutely unbelievable distance. Jeremy kicked ass throughout the whole video and ended up being someone I really looked up to. Over the years I've gotten to ride with Gilly quite a bit and he's still kicking ass to this day. Crandall posted up a few pictures and videos parts of Gilly's as well as the whole 1201 video over on the FBM site. Get over there, sit back, and watch a true legend of the trails at work.
Last night Crandall posted this pic of newly re-released FBM CB4ks on his Instagram. According to the post FBM has them in stock (though they aren't on the website just yet). The options available when it comes to US made forks has been pretty slim for quite a long time now. I'm really glad FBM decided to bring another player back into the mix.
The Boondocks very well may be the most filmed trails this year and for good reason. The latest footage coming out of them is this video Jim Martinez put together of the FBM killing the place. I can’t wait to make it up there next season!