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Thursday, March 27, 2008

As much as we love to give frames away, sponsored riders do more for us than just pimp our prototypes- they provide real world feedback on our designs, telling us what needs to be changed, or in the case of Tom Lamarche's gangsta, letting us know that we did things right in the first time around.
Here's Tom's beat up steed back home in the Jig it was made in, now just as straight as it was when it left the shop, even with all the dents and ledge-pounded metal. After a few custom additions and hellish 2 hour sticker scrape down, it was sent to paint for a facelift, just in time to tape his new feature segments in Bootleg Sessions 2 .
Stay tuned for more rider-tested frames, or call the shop to lay your own fat beatdown on some of our new steez for 08.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

24 inches of love.

A Brooklyn original and still the best, the Park Bike is available now for 2008.

Designed around a 24" wheel and BMX bottom bracket, the Park is made in the USA to be a tough, flickable hardtail ready for everything you can dish out. Dirt Jumps today, Skate Park tomorrow, it's the bike you ride hard, put away wet, and it will keep kicking session after session, year after year.

Check out the abuse of Brooklyn grassroots rider Dan Bohwers testing out his new Brooklyn Park in our own backyard.

Bike Check:
Brooklyn park Frame w/Lifetime warranty
Prototype Brooklyn Machine Works Seatpost
Profile Cranks & BB
Hope pro trials hub,
Animal sprocket/ DX32
Eight track front
DMR 20mm fork, king headset
Zoo bars

Friday, March 14, 2008

Free Flow Fridays: Monstertrack

Monstertrack didn't happen, and this is not a prizebag for being the fastest Bike Messenger in New York City.

Monday, March 10, 2008

This one goes out to all the Baby Mommas, and the Babies's Momma's Mommas.

Despite 2 days of awful weather and the official cancellation of the main race, a whole lot of people are congratulating Brooklyn Gangsta rider Austin Horse after Monstertrack weekend.

Way to go , Champ!
(Photo Courtesy of Will Sherman. Glasses Courtesy of...nevermind.)

In other NYC news, SID'S bike shop in Manhattan is one of three finalists for a Microsoft Small Business Summit $100,000 technology grant, and they need your votes!

Founded in 1979, Sid's has been ranked as one of the top 100 bike shops in the country for three years in a row. More than "just a bike shop", local establishments like Sid's are what turn people onto bikes in the first place, and keep them riding for years to come. As far as we know, Sid's has been the only shop in the five boroughs to pay their employees for their time and effort building the first legal mountain bike trails in Manhattan. Whatever views you have of Windows, please realize that a vote for Sid's is a vote for sustainable trails and transportation in NYC and cities around world.

For all our overseas readers, here are voting instructions with all the grace we have trying to buy 50 cent dumplings in Chinatown.

Vote for combo #1, " Sid's Bikes, NYC"

No registration necessary. Free derivery $10 minimum. No MSG.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Domo Arigato.

Given this weekend's Monstertrackness and the dollar's craptacular exchange rate, we've had a lot of visitors from Japan swing by the shop to check out and place orders for the both the Gangsta Track and these beauties to the left that we'll be releasing later on this month.

Our friend Tak came by to take a few shots of the 08 lineup, including the new DH prototype that's waiting patiently for the season opening at Diablo.
Gangata Team rider Austin Horse was around to show off his haircut and entertain some fellow competitors from Japan and NYC locals @ DQM. Good times.

Best of luck to our boys Austin and Tom this weekend. If you're in the city, swing by and show your support.