For the current issue of Loop Magazine, Takuya Sakamoto visited the Hold Fast facilities in Brooklyn, deep within the Navy Yards. You can only get into the Navy Yards with a pass or an escort and that’s why Loop decided to dub the article the “Hidden Story”. The 8-page spread covers all the initial design and developments of the industry-changing foot retention.
If you’ve ever wanted to see how your Hold Fasts are made and who makes them, check the rest of the story out below!
A lot has changed from the first prototype to the final production model. One thing Tak couldn’t show was the new development!
Team riders each had a spread and a bike check.
You’ll recognize some of these guys! Click on each of the photos for high-res images and if you want to see the photos even bigger, I’ve uploaded the full-res to my Flickr!