Here’s a video teaser from the forthcoming Leader and Vans collaboration.
Tecolote Canyon Cross Camp “TCCC”
Photos and words by Matt Lingo
Having someone like Josh Hayes around your office is a valuable asset. With all the logistics, red tape, and TPS reports that can seem to work against getting shit done, sometimes you just need someone to call a situation out for what it is, and then promptly return to their computer to blast Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”.
When I first saw the title of this, I thought they were riding their Leader frames from SF to San Diego on track bikes. They’re not, but it’s still a great video.
… just another day in LA! Check out more on this collaboration at Brotures.
Matt from Leader shot a video of Josh Hayes on a training ride in the Southern California mountains. I love how fit Josh is these days. We’ve both been shedding pounds… oh and SLEEP!
Photo by Ace Carretero
With the success of the Kagero, Leader began working on a pista version of the popular low pro. Now, the Renovatio has been launched:
“The Leader Renovatio frameset is our Pista version of the KAGERO, but with some modifications. The frameset features 7005 double-butted aluminum tubing, smooth and seamless joints, hydroformed seat tube, carbon track fork w/aluminum steerer, and minimalistic branding. With its horizontal top tube and compact geometry, you will discover that the Renovatio is velodrome and street approved.
Designed in collaboration with Pedal Consumption.
Includes FSA headset and PC laser-etched seat collar.
Free UPS shipping within the US continent. Excluding HI, AK, PR.
– View more details and photos by clicking here.
– Geometry can be viewed by clicking here.”
In stock now at Pedal Consumption.
Matt Lingo and Leader worked together on a new lookbook for their 2014 lineup. The book includes tons of photos from the Wolfpack Hustle drag race as well as some more lifestyle-focused shots. Check it out above.
Photos by Matt Lingo
Leader has a new carbon fiber track frameset coming out, dubbed the EQNX and a new cycling kit, designed by Dustin Klein and made by ENDO dropping around the same time. Be on the look out for both this fall and check out the lookbook here.
Everyone loves the Kagero and now the Renovatio takes a step in a new direction:
“Leader Bikes is pleased to announce it’s newest collaboration with Pedal Consumption: The Renovatio. Luke Binder, California’s 2010 Elite State Roadrace Champion, has quietly been testing the frameset both on and off the track to ensure it’s high quality construction and compact geometry meets the high expectations set by the previous Leader X Pedal Consumption frame, the Kagero. Look for The Renovatio this Fall at your local Leader Bikes dealer.”
Check out more below!
Photos by Matt Lingo
Here’s a continuation of the Los Angeles street artist-painted Ride N Style edition Leader track frames. We already saw some photos from Risk and now here’s a select few from Matt Lingo’s visit to Tristan Eaton’s studio. I can’t wait to see what these guys are cooking up.
This year for Ride + Style, Leader is teaming up with a few of the artists to paint and auction off a pair of 735’s. One of which is being painted by LA artist, Risk. Here are a few teaser Mr. Matt Lingo sent over. Nice photos man!
Since I don’t really do any kind of bike-check posts, the only label I could think that would be appropriate for this is Reader’s Rides. Plus it mixes it up from the normal track bike we see in that tag. Kareem’s been in the FGFS scene for as long as just about anyone. His recent relocation from Atlanta to Seattle, landed him in the middle of a great group of people, including Jake Ricker. Check out more photos of Kareem’s Leader Pharoah below, all courtesy of Jake and his Contax!