Category Archives: Affinity
Affinity Cycles: Kissena World Champions Frameset and Jersey
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Affinity is celebrating 7 years with a very special project:

“Affinity is proud to have won 2 World Championship victories in both the match sprints and scratch race. Plus, with over 20 US National and European championships, the Kissena is the most celebrated and trusted aluminum track frame in the industry. We’ve custom designed our exclusive track frame with gold foil rainbow striped graphics, indigo sparkle blue paint and a CNC machined head tube. Only 40 World Champion frames are available, they can be purchased along with the new Affinity World Championship Jersey through the Affinity website as well as select retailers.

The jersey is also available for pre order here for the next 2 weeks and all Affinity frames sets and complete builds are available now.”

See more below!

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Feb 18, 2014 Comments are OFF
2014 Affinity Cycles Pre-Order
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Affinity Cycles is putting on a pre-order for their 2014 frames, including this “asphalt” Kissena. Here’s the full scoop:

“Affinity is proud to launch our 2014 line up of World Championship quality track frames. Online now in our storeyou can now pre order our full range including the Lo ProKissena and Metropolitan frame and fork sets.

Check out the limited edition black chrome Lo Pro’s, the new asphalt black Kissena and since black rules, we made a matte black Metro as well. To suite our simple color ways and clean design aesthetic, we’ve decided to come clean off with our graphics except for our A logo which is CNC machined into every new Affinity.”

Head over to Affinity for more information!

Oct 2, 2013 Comments are OFF
Kym Perfetto for Affinity

This is true on many levels, especially for a city like New York. I’ve known this girl for some time now and she embodies physical fitness and just straight up hustle. For those of you who don’t know who Kym Perfetto is, you might want to check out her site.

You should know who Affinity is!

Feb 15, 2013 3 comments
Photoset Re-Up: Goodbye New York
Photoset Re-Up: Goodbye New York

Last week, I cleaned out one of my old computers and came across a bunch of my old 35mm photos from when I lived in Brooklyn. 99.999999% of it sucks. Hey, I’ll admit that but this one roll of film in particular made me very nostalgic. Call it #ThrowbackThursday or whatever, these were some of my last photos from when I lived in NYC and it make me miss that damn city. Except for the winters…

Feb 14, 2013 6 comments
Affinity and Raekwon from the Wu Tang Present the Ride4NY Charity Bikes
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Props to Affinity and the Raekwon for putting this together for Ride4NY.

“Affinity Cycles and Raekwon from the Wu Tang Clan have come together to design 3 custom bikes to be auctioned off to aid those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. In typical Wu Tang black and yellow, these bikes feature some of New York Cities hardest hit areas, Staten Island, Rockaway, Red Hook and Coney Island.”

Check out more information below, including how you can purchase one of these bikes!

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Dec 11, 2012 4 comments
Affinity Premium Rush Bikes
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While a lot of companies are trying to cash in on Premium Rush with horrid “fixies”, Affinity was the company that supplied the movie with the bikes.   To commemorate this weekend’s premiere, Affinity has a limited supply of Premium Rush Affinity Metropolitan completes. Here’s the press-release:

“With the upcoming release of the movie Premium Rush, The Affinity Bicycle Co. has played a key role and supplied its Metropolitan and Kissena frame sets for the main character Wilee played by Joseph Gordon Levitt and Kym Perfetto, a NYC bike messenger and fitness guru who has a cameo and also worked as a stunt double for co star Dania Ramirez.

The Affinity Metropolitan ridden by Wilee is a street and track specific bike made from 4130 steel and created to handle to rigors of street riding but with the aggressive race geometry of a track bike. Unlike its predecessor the Lo Pro, Affinity’s first and more notable pursuit style track frame, the Metropolitan is a more understated work horse, with its stream lined look and straight blade fork. It comes street ready with front and rear brake options, making it legal on the road or pull the brakes off for use on the velodrome.

Catch the Metropolitan limited edition frame set in pure white, with the classic Affinity bladed crown lugged fork. Also available in limited quantities, Affinity will be supplying an original sticker pack. Make your bike rad by customizing the frame so its just like the movie bike.”

Check out more photos below and be sure to check the Affinity Blog for info on the group ride to the premiere.

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Aug 20, 2012 18 comments
Affinity Kissena Street Track
Beautiful Bicycle: Affinity Kissena Street Track

Yes, steel is real but traveling with a bike on some airlines is too rich for my budget. Knowing it would cost me over $100 to fly back and forth from NYC with my Icarus, I emailed Jason from Affinity and asked if he had a loaner bike. He replied, saying I could ride a Affinity Kissena Velo Fund bike. As he handed it over, I realized I could come under fire for riding, wait for it… aluminum! Truth be told, I raced a Felt TK2 at Kissena and while I prefer steel frames, I’m not gonna pass up riding a mean racing machine like a Kissena as a loaner in NYC.

I won’t get into why I don’t like aluminum here because the purpose of this post is to thank Affinity for all the support over the years. The Kissena is a racing machine and it’s fun to ride on the street, especially with a spinny gear and wide risers. How many of you own these bikes? What do you think of them?

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Mar 23, 2012 15 comments