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…
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.