The first time I found myself in Puerto Rico was quite a few years back, it was on a sandy city street that ended at the beach in the Ocean Park neighborhood of San Juan. It was wintertime on the east coast where I flew in from, but I was now in a sunny island paradise.
FBM’s Steve Crandall talks to DIG BMX about his life and his art. If you’re a fan of Crandall, or even just FBM, I highly suggest this watch!
These robust, made in the USA touring frames are now in stock at FBM. Complete with a segmented fork, thru-axles, rack and fender mounts, 435mm chainstays, clearance for 27.5×2.25mm tires, low-mounted bottle bosses, and FBM’s solid construction, made famous by their BMX frames. Right now you can call FBM to order or swoop up the XL size that’s in stock. These framesets go for $1,200.
Just because you’re a grom doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a BMX that fits you. FBM takes on smaller frames for younger riders with the Halafast frames. Check out all the information at FBM!
“I love all kinds of bikes and different types of riding, but I am never quite sure where any of them will take me. Our latest adventure on wheels at FBM, a bad ass touring frame and fork call the Hunter / Gatherer, was designed in collaboration with our friends at Ride Endpoint and will be built in the FBM Machine Shop. Creating the Hunter / Gatherer was a combined effort of some great people, stoked on bikes, looking to have some fun! We hope you will join us…” — Steve Crandall
Ask anyone who makes frames here in the USA and they’ll tell you it ain’t easy, especially Steve Crandall. While it ain’t easy, we’re glad you do. Keep at it, dudes!
“I love all kinds of bikes, and all different types of riding, but I am never quite sure where any of them will take me. Our latest adventure on wheels is an FBM built in collaboration with our friends at Endpoint. This new touring frame and fork is a bad ass bike called the Hunter/ Gatherer features the combined effort of some great people, stoked on bikes, looking to have some fun! We hope you will join us…” – Steve Crandall
Check out more information, including pre-ordering information at FBM!
The FBM Sword track frame is back this year and ready for pre-order. Available in clear, trans red or raw, with sizing from 48cm – 58cm and now with integrated headset cups as a standard option. The Sword is made in the USA by the same guys who make FBM BMX frames, so it’ll take a thrashing. Head over to FBM now for more information.
FBM makes bad-ass frames in the US of A. Central New York to be exact and the latest noble steed and steedette (?) is their new Raconteur urban riding bicycles. With completes starting at $1,700, these mens and womens frames might pique your interest. Check out more at FBM!
FBM‘s latest Characters with Bikes features their welder and resident shredder John Corts. Can your framebuilder ride like that? Nice one guys!
FBM delivers a perpetual sea of internet chaos with their 2014 mixtape.
FBM has been working on their Raconteur city bikes for a while now. As a small, independently owned, domestic production bicycle company, it’s hard to front all the money up front for a full size run, so they’re taking pre-orders via a Kickstarter campaign. Pricing is more than fair, at $750 for a frame and completes ranging from $1700 to $2,360 so if you want to place an order, do so now!
Expected delivery is March 2015. These look great guys!
Some dirt, some park and a girl that rips both!
I love the vibes in this and respect the hell out of both companies involved. Making bikes and components in America ain’t easy, but they sure to make it look fun!
No one ever said it was easy to make frames in the USA. This new video from FBM showcases their framebuilding process and their new digs. Nice one guys!
Prepare yourself for over three minutes of bowl jamming and Red Fang! Thanks for sharing this video Steve!
People ask why I give FBM so much love here on the site. My answer is simple: they continue to push American production. This video from ESPN shows how Crandall and the boys keep this steel ship afloat. Head over to ESPN to check it out.
Best quote: “FBM started out as a bunch of friends hanging out… traveling and trying to do cool shit”
FBM’s long-awaited hardcourt bike polo frameset, the Ballista is now in stock. So far, everyone that’s ridden these frames have been really stoked on their handling, weight and geometry. See more at FBM.