Thursday, September 23, 2010

Return of the Gangsta' Track!

We're pleased to announce that one of our most venerable frames will soon be available in a new and improved frameset. The Gangsta' Track V.2 is constructed of U.S. made True Temper Supertherm main tubes, and custom drawn tubing for the chainstays and seatstays. The frameset also includes our custom drawn and heat treated "Clusterfork", as well as our house brand seatpost and integrated headset.

The geometry is the same tried and true formula that helped to launch a new wave of fixed gear bikes, when the first Gangsta Track was produced in the summer of 2005. In the ensuing time, the frame has evolved. The latest step in this evolution is a move to having the Gangsta' Track designed in Brooklyn and produced in Taiwan. This move allowed us more manufacturing possibilities, while still keeping the price reasonable. We've been working for some time to make this happen and we're happy with the result.

The frame and fork are both drilled to allow for the mounting of a caliper type brake. Tire clearance is about 43mm. The stock paint colors are a Fire-engine red or a raw clearcoat. The MSRP will be $595. We expect to have framesets in stock by late October. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Other powdercoat options are available for a fee of $75. Cantilever brake mounts can also be added to the frame and/or fork for an additional fee.

Our frameset includes our branded seatpost and headset. MSRP is $595.

Our unicrown "Clusterfork" is also available separately. It's 1160 grams with a 275mm steer tube. Brooklyn design throughout.

Butted tubes and a down-tube gusset are new additions. Also, the head-tube has an internally reinforced shape. It's been dubbed the "Butt-Head".

Still featuring the the signature seat-stay junction. Maximum weld area, makes it one of the toughest out there.

The chain-stay and seat-stay tubing is drawn to a our own custom profile. It has some resemblance to the previous generation of Gangsta', but makes for a much stiffer rear triangle.