I saw so many LOW track bikes at the first stage of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California – but only had time to shoot one: Benny’s. Looking at this bike, I could tell this dude takes riding and racing at least somewhat seriously. The setup was dialed.
Turns out, the owner, Benny, races for a BMW development team on the road and works at Mike’s Bikes in SF. He’s also a super nice dude, kinda like his bike, super nice…
A little bit of Salem and a lil bit of freestyle (so rad Dylan!) with a whole lotta hill bombing. This is so sick Mash!
This one’s been sitting on my desktop for about a month, but that doesn’t matter because machines like this are timeless. Check out more photos of this Field Cycles track bike that Crema Cycles had the pleasure of sharing at their Berliner Fahrrad Schau booth below!
I wish I could have squeezed this into my schedule somehow before the ATOC. If you’re in SF, make sure you swing by the Red Bull Ride + Style and don’t miss the Stay Strapped DVD premiere! Check the flier out for that below.
Back in the early 2000′s, here in Austin, a guy named Whitney Moyer headed to a mecca of hopeful framebuilders in the US, UBI. Upon returning with all the experience needed to build frames, he was looking to commission a local project. This was that frame. Moyer’s first…
Whitney reached out to Nick, a bike messenger in town at the time, to build a straight forward, classic track frame from True Temper OX platinum. Nick had a group for the frame. Made of mismatched components that he fell in love with over the years.
Nitto NJS steel cockpit, Suntour seatpost, Turbo saddle, Dura Ace cranks, Chris King Sotto Voce headset, Dura Ace hubs to Mavic Open Pro Ceramic and of course, Campy Super Record pedals with double straps.
This bike, although made in 2004, looks straight out of the 80′s. In the ten years Nick has owned his Moyer, it’s been raced on the track as well as the street, worked on for years and still to this day, Nick finds the time to pull it down from the wall and take it for a spin. It’s war torn, tattered but is still straight as an arrow.
If there were a track bike to represent Austin, this would be it.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
That has gotta be one of the slickest chainring and crankset combination. The Factory5 Lattice ring and vintage Suntour track. It’s almost like they were designed for each other.
Here’s a video recap from last weekend’s Wolfpack Hustle Shoreline crit in Long Beach!
… and this might be one of the best promo videos for the event to date. Check out more information at Red Bull.
Here’s a video from the Fijate track bike criterium in PR!