First Look: The Grime Yo Mang! 26″ Fixed Jun 21, 2010

Back when I first met Joey Krillz of Grime and Smashenger fame, he was commenting on my barspins at the 2007 Bicycle Fetish Day. Fast forward three years and Krillz has teamed up with Lance of Squarebuilt to work on pushing Grime to the next level. With fixed freestyle’s future in a very ambiguous place at the moment, people are bound to experiment, just as BMX did. With many riders switching to 26″ wheels, there was bound to be some sort of DJ / MTB hybrid to come out for the fixed riders.

With a zero bottom bracket drop, clearances for big tires and other details, the Grime Yo Mang! frame has stepped into a new realm. Is it the future of fixed? Who knows, but check out more photos below!

At a certain point, the bike’s details focus on clearances. S-bends, mid-bb and other BMX-inspired qualities make the Yo Mang! unlink its 700c counterparts.

At the Bicycle Film Festival street party, I talked to Lance a bit about the bike. He said when Mike and Wonka came to him with an idea, he realized he had already done a bike like this years ago. At the time, he wanted a big bike, or an urban MTB to ride. A few changes were made and Lance knew exactly how to assemble a 26″ fixed.

With the first protos being tested, who knows how much the Yo Mang! will change. One thing’s for sure though: Lance better get ready for a ton of pre-orders!

Hit them up if you wanna get on one!

  • d.patrick

    saw this bike getting pushed down the sidewalk by wonka on saturday night waiting to get into the 10pm showing at the BFF. i thought it was pretty tight. i can see mad people getting on this bike.

  • radam

    everyone is gonna be 26″ so fast.

    BIG BMX here we come!

  • Vas

    dope. looking good.

  • Rhys

    These bikes have a very 4X style about them. I like it.
    I’d love one with dual discs and a freewheel.

  • Sven

    I guess to each his own… this one’s definitely not for me, though.

  • Faul

    I agree with Sven.. not really for me.

    But I have a question.. what’s so special about big BMX..?

    They basically took a 26″ MTB and just added a fixed wheel to it..


    ok for real this time get a dirt jumper or a bmx. soon the wheels will be smaller

  • Big Mike

    What, nobody’s going to talk about the left side drive?

    This isn’t quite what I expected this to look like, I think it’s pretty clear that the long wheelbase and the BB height are the limitations on 700c, and this bike gives up more than it needs to on both of those. 26″ wheels with no drop is one high BB.

  • AnthonyR

    OK, I’ve given it a few days, and I am very intrigued by these frames. Almost to the point to buy one, I feel like its breaking some barriers in FGFS. The fat tires make me so hot I can’t control myself although if I am to get one of these, it would not be my commuter.

  • ben

    omg.. anthonyr is cumming… ” i can’t control myself” !!!!

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  • Pea

    cause you cant commute on a bmx bike, duh

  • James

    What are those bars?