Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kraftwerk Tour De France

HOC Road

House of Commons has a road/cx blog up. Some real good stuff on it. Be sure to peep it out.

Where is cycling heading in the near future?

I have been thinking a lot lately, and one thing I have been thinking about is the evolution of modern bike culture. I am wondering where is it gonna go and what is it to become. A lot has changed over the last couple years since this whole fixed gear boom. Many people are seeing bikes as an adequate transportation, more people are riding bikes and taking mass transit. Many big cities are realizing this and becoming more bike friendly. I see in the near future two forms of cycing that will blossom. One of course is the whole Fixed Gear Freestyle scene. I have noticed that over this last year track bikes/fixed hears have changed so much. Went from skinny tires and drop bars/pursuit bars to almost BMX/MTB looking bikes. Fat tires are the way of the future on fixed bikes. More and more people are pushing this sport to a new level. Jumping stairs to bar spins and 180's. Manufacturers have seen this niche in the market and are responding to it very well. But another aspect of cycling I am seeing blossom is road riding and cyclocross. This is where I see having a great boom. Many people never thought of racing road or cx before, thought bike shorts look funny and what not. I am not gonna lie before I started riding fixed I made fun of the old men in lycra smashing down hills and everything. But riding fixed and bikes in general has really opened my eyes to a whole new sport. Many young people are being introduced into it and finding enjoyment in the simplicity of a bicycle. More and more young people will realize the beneficial aspects of biking for fun and fitness. I do see great things in this next decade for bikes. Looking back I can't remember seeing as many people out riding like I do today. Think of a world where everyone rides bikes, the world would be a happier place.

New House of Commons Gear

Definitely some new goods coming out. Joe is doing something right not only aiming to the fixed gear market but the road and cross market as well. The future of cycling doesn't only lie in fixed gears and track bikes, but more in the road and cross. As we grow and mature we get to appreciate more aspects of cycling. I really dig the Jersey, Looking to pick one up before track season starts. Reppin' HOC at the velodrome. If you wanna pick em up peep out tell em Colin sent ya.

Charge Scissor Finally Out

One of the most anticipated FGFS bikes is out. Just hit the market this week. Fits 40c+ tires and bar spins 700's. It's been months since I heard about this frame coming out, after rigorous testing by Tom LaMarche and Super Ted its finally in production. At the price of $310 for the frame and $140 for the fork it's the most economically reasonable trick frame out right now. I dig everything except the colour scheme, hopefully new colour ways in the future.

Tom&Nasty from on Vimeo.

A good video of the Scissor getting smashed and thrashed in Japan. Lamarche has got his shit down

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hood Up

Stress x Wildlife!: "Hood Up" from YUHZIMI on Vimeo.

No one can ride with as much flow as Wonka, just peep that 14 stair in action. DAYUMM!