Hold Fast straps have gone from being a foot retention system designed for fixed freestyle to becoming a great option for commuter or touring bikes. What better motivation to ride your bike than pizza? The new pizza straps are now available in a limited run at Hold Fast.
Welcome to Hold Fast Kareem Shehab
Kareem is now riding for Hold Fast, the makers of made in the USA components and frames. That’s a decision I can get behind. Here’s his welcoming edit to the team. Check it out as he rips with the 26″ Subverter frame.
Kareem is Back at It
Kareem has bid adieu to Leader and is now riding for Hold Fast. Here’s a recent clip of him bombing Dravus street and check out his farewell to Leader edit below. I can’t imagine bombing a big hill like that standing up the whole time. Crazy!
Hold Fast: High Liter Grey FRS
Hold Fast has a few new strap colors in their high-liter series. Have bigger feet? Or like to wear work boots with your straps? These are the ones for you! See more at Hold Fast.
Tyler Johnson for Hold Fast
Fixed freestyle’s Johnny Cage, Tyler Johnson is now repping and ripping Hold Fast’s 26″ frame, the Subverter. While I appreciated Tyler’s riding when he was pegless, the few clips at the end are ridiculous! I guess it goes to show that Tyler rips, regardless of bike or setup.
Balhogs: Fenced in Hampden
The Balhogs crew shreds the gnar at Hampden skatepark to some classic NIN. How’s that for a one-liner?
Hold Fast: Tyler Johnson’s Signature FRS
I like simplicity in custom straps and Tyler‘s signature Hold Fast FRS and their hand-picked camo patterning would look great on any bike. Scoop a pair up here at Hold Fast.
Hold Fast: Tool Bag
Simplicity is key when it comes to tool bags and while there are many options out there already, I commend Hold Fast for producing their own. Made with pride in the USA. Pick one up here for $13.95. My signature FRS are in stock as well, if you’re looking for something else to add to your order.
NY Times: Feature on Track Cycling and Hold Fast
I awoke this morning to see this article on the NY Times called How to Win: Track Cycling. No less than 30 seconds into the video, the rider slides his foot into a pair of Hold Fast FRS. How cool is that? I know the US team has been using these for some time now. Maybe it’s time for a special edition track racing pair? At any rate, check out the full article on the NY Times Interactive. It’s well worth the watch and read!
Sam Hanson for Hold Fast
I was just talking to Rob at Hold Fast when he mentioned Sam’s video was going live this afternoon. This is great. Like all of the Balhogs riding, it’s creative and fast. Killer job Sam.
Back Before Hold Fast
Photo by Eisuke Sekiguchi
I think this is my favorite photo that anyone ever shot at the Peel Sessions. Eisuke, or Sexy Sushi as he’s known, shot Jeremiah from Hold Fast tire-tapping this column, before there was a Hold Fast strap. It’s been years (2008) since people rode 700c with 28c tires and well over two years since Peel Sessions. I really miss those days but I’m glad Eisuke re-upped this photo. Nostalgia dies hard.
Hold Fast: Raidô FRS in Stock
If you missed out on my Raidô Hold Fast FRS, you can pick them up now at Hold Fast!
Hold Fast O.X. 29’r 26″ and 24″ Framesets Available Now
The Hold Fast O.X. frames are now available. OX Platinum, made in the USA and rider tested. These are looking DAMN good.
“We’re proud to introduce to you our latest, the Hold Fast O.X. Frame Series. They’ve been described by our test riders as the kind of bike that is so responsive, “all you have to do is think it, and the bike does the rest”. While we can’t make that claim ourselves (thanks a lot, Colin), our goal was simply to create an aggressive and highly responsive frame with a dialed-in geometry that encourages intuitive freestyle riding.”
This breaks down into three frames: The Converter 29’r, the Subverter 26″ and the Agitator 24″.
Pick these up now, because they won’t last!
Hold Fast: 24″ Fixed Freestyle Framesets
The Hold Fast fixed freestyle framesets have been in the works for well over a year now but news of the 24″ FGFS frameset has only hit the internet in the past few weeks. Rob from Hold Fast sent over these two teasers. Expect more tomorrow but for now, check out the full build on the 24″ Hold Fast FGFS bike below.
Chris Clappe Welcome to Hold Fast
Chris has been riding the Hold Fast 29’r FGFS frame since last winter and on the eve of their media announcement tomorrow (shhhhh!), he put out a video showcasing the new Made in the USA frames.
I Still Have a Few Pairs of Hold Fasts
I shipped all orders on Monday. So if you ordered a Flag Hatchet tee, or the Raidô tee and Stash Pocket Hold Fast FRS, you should be seeing them soon. I still have a few pairs of Hold Fast, so pick them up in the Web Shop. They’ll ship once I’m back from SF for Ride N Style.
Stash Pocket Raidô Hold Fast FRS and Raidô Viking Shirts Now Available
I’ve been wanting to do a Hold Fast signature strap for some time now but have always felt there was no need to rush things. Finally, inspiration came to me while I was cooling off from a climb in the hill country here. The trees are shade and in the Texas summer, they are a crucial part of riding. Whether it’s a roll to a swimming hole, a road ride or FGFS, you actively seek the shade to cool off. This is Raidô, or the ride and journey. The dendritic veins extend to the sky finally, I had my inspiration.
For 4.20, I’m offering a Raidô Viking shirt and a pair of Hold Fast FRS straps. For the first time, Hold Fasts will come with a stash pocket and rolling papers. We chose a grey velcro and purple lining in the pocket.
The Hold Fast FRS retail for $59.99 plus shipping and are available exclusively here on PiNP.
The high-quality, photographic-print Raidô Viking shirts are screened on white American Apparel tees here in Austin, TX by Industry. They retail for $25 shipped worldwide.
EDIT: IF YOU’RE HAVING PROBLEMS ORDERING A SHIRT CLICK HERE TO DO SO.
Pick both up here and check out more photos by clicking here to open the Gallery.
Yes, tomorrow is 4.20 and coincidentally, I’ll have some new products in the Web Shop. So don’t blow all your green on green.