Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Blast Off!!!!!!

"The Launchpad" is our new "trick specific/700cmx/fixed freestyle" frame. The first frames are nearing completion and should be trickling out to paint in the next week. All of the first batch is spoken for but some will be available in shops that have preordered them.
Our friends in LA, Orange 20 are first on the list to have some in stock. The bros at WBASE ,Chari & Co., Brooklyn Bicycles, and Tokyo Fixed Gear are all on the list to have frames soon too. If you can't get your hands on one from this first run, we will be taking orders for the next, hopefully to be completed in the very near future.

"The Launchpad" is going to be offered in long and short top-tube versions with the option of either a Mid or Euro bottom bracket shell with a 45x45 integrated headtube. Color options are black, red, and clear. The long version has a taller standover and slightly steeper HT angle than the short. Overall, the geometry of this frame isn't a much of a departure from the "Gangsta". This thing is more stout than it's older brother and has ample tire clearance. We're pretty stoked on it and the addition of our "Clusterfork" is going to make for a kickass frameset that sells for $850MSRP and is handmade here in Brooklyn.

Geometry is as follows:

HT angle - 72.5(short), 73.5(long)
ST angle - 72
CS length - 15.75" to 16.75"
BB drop - -2.40"
TT length (actual) - 21"(short), 22.5"(long)
ST length (c-to-t) - 16.25"(short), 18.5"(long)

Here are a few pics of Jeremiah's from Hold Fast FRS production prototype. We'll have some shots of the frame alone when one comes back from paint this week.