We have been getting a lot of responses to our new project... the NSF. Mostly great feedback and people stoked we're branching into other areas of cycling besides dirt and street. But then there's always the other side of the coin with the haters hating. Whatever.... haters gonna hate.
The trusted BlkMrkt headbadge serves as the only decoration for the first generation NSF.
I guess mainly the reason for this post is to give you an update on this project and my reasoning behind it's development. If you've listened to me terribly fumble thru the interview with Sven in Dirt Magazine's Interbike coverage you've heard some of this already.
First and foremost... I'm a bike fan. I love bikes of all types... I own bikes of all types. Road, BMX, MTB dirt, MTB street and MTB trail. Bike guy... got it...
Secondly... I'm behind anything that gets more people on bikes of any kind... what's not to like about that?
So... why the Fixie??? Because they... like your dirt jumper, street thrasher or DH rig have character and serve a purpose.
SS Road with 1 brake and hoods...
Fixies can have a very distinct stance and that's what I'm attracted to... it's the Hot Rod appeal of building a mean, purpose built bike with attitude and stance. Now, I don't have to stand up and sprint to the post office... as a matter a fact I ride more than ever due to the fact we have our own commuter without that goofy city bike look and feel.
What I've come up with is a Single Speed road bike with attitude and character that will stand up to abuse... so put away the lycra and come for a ride.
Production NSF's come with Taper Lock Drops standard.
Taper Lock drop outs eliminate the need for tensioners with this simple angled washer/dropout combo.
Details for the NSF are as follows:
Material: Sanko Japanese Chromoly, Full Heat Treated
CS/15.75" - 4oomm
Sizes and TT lengths:
50cm/22.625" - 575mm
53cm/23.25" - 590mm
55cm/23.625" - 635mm
58cm/ 24.2" - 615mm
Seat tube O.D. 29.8mm
Seat tube ID 27.2mm
73mm Euro BB
Hub spacing 120mm
Wheel size 700c x 40c
Weight: 5lbs. 10oz.
Color: Clear Coat Polished
M.S.R.P. $399.99 USD
Look forward to an early 2011 release of the NSF.
FYI... This is the kid who inspired the messenger bike.