Ramon Antonio recently built up a new FGFS bike, so we took the time to shoot some photos of it before he runs it into the ground from everyday wear and tear. The definition of a Fixed Gear Freestyle bike has changed dramatically, and it’s wild to recollect on how the evolution of the geometry has changed over the last decade. This might be the farthest thing removed from where we originally started, and I’m not sure if this is the final solution, but it’s definitely a sick looking build and is on the far end of the spectrum. Check out a complete parts breakdown as well as more photos below.
Jeff Dempler recently hooked up with the guys at Kali Protectives down in Morgan Hill, and got some riding in at their new backyard compound. Photographer Phillip Ritti was there to capture some of the action and sent over this sweet shot of Jeff hitting a table top off one of their ladder drops. Their setup reminds me a lot of the “WheelTalk Compound” from back in the day. Expect to see more from the Kali Compound in the near future. Photo Credit : Phil Ritti
Jeff Dempler put together this video of his new 22mm “Hella Blasted” Crank arms from Destroy Bikes. Made in the USA, these cranks are full 4130 steel with a 22mm 48 splined spindle that is hollowed out to make it both stronger and lighter than a normal 19mm spindle. They come powder coated black with sand blasted logos, and are available without the cross for all you atheists out there.
Destroy Bikes & Wheel Talk welcome Valentin Racho to the Team. Jeff Dempler has been filiming w/ 16 year old Valentin in San Jose for the past few months. He’s been progressing like crazy in front of the camera and is as consistent as the sun. He’ll throw 180 bars blindfolded and will try whatever you tell him without question.
Daniel Torres just posted this photo of our boy Jeff Dempler piecing together his glide cam, and getting ready to film out here on the West Coast. I’m always stoked to see the homies catching clips and filming, can’t wait to see what they’ve been working on.
Here’s a photo of Jeff Dempler back when he first got on Destroy Bikes. Everytime we roll to his house, we hit this oversized curb cut along the way. Commuter tricks are the best part of riding Fixed Freestyle. Busting moves on the go helps keep things interesting, especially if you find yourself riding the same routes everyday.
Here’s a relatively old shot of Kenny Arimoto racking a double peg down this 17 stair hand rail that we came across in South San Francisco. Kenny has been out from an injury he took at this years Ride + Style, and only recently started riding tough again. It’s good to see him back on a bike charging at shit.
Here’s some shots of Destroy Bikes‘ Daniel Torres, better known as Danimal posted up next to his beefy 29er build. Gotta give it to him, I don’t know how he’s able to throw around that big boy bike as easily as he does. Believe me, I’ve tried, that shit aint easy. He’s got some hops on him to get up on that rail. It used to be all about who could hop the most stairs, now its who can grind the highest ledge/rail. What will it be next?