Things Break… Aug 3, 2009

Products break. It’s bound to happen. I’ve broken my share of things and have slowly begun to dial in my bike over the past 2 years to match my riding. I’ve said it before and will say it again, wheels are the hardest thing to keep rolling. So far, there have been a few rims that have held up for me and many that haven’t.

Kyoichi recently cracked his Chukker and all hell broke loose on his Flickr page!

It’s tough to say whether or not it’s “ok” to blast products online. Sure, people do it in other cycling sports, but with this Freestyle Fixed thing evolving so quickly, it’s tough to say whether or not it’s helpful. We want to encourage companies to make new products and believe it or not, it’s a huge risk for them to experiment. I think both Kyoichi and Velocity handled this well in the end.