We had the chance to meet the inventor of Zackees and get hooked up with a pair of gloves to test on the streets of LA.
If you want to be an early-adopter and get a pair for yourself, the only way is to head over to their Kickstarter page and donate to the project. There is only a week left!
Before the year ends, we would like to highlight some great organizations that are doing good things for the cycling community. This year, TRAFIK donated a box of our most popular items including a case of our SUGIMON ATTACK Burner Bottles to both these organizations for use in upcoming events and promotions. Please check out their pages and support them as well!
Ride 2 Recovery
Based in Southern California, Ride 2 Recovery uses cycling to help injured Veterans to recover from both visible and not visible injures. Ride 2 Recovery custom adapts bikes to work around the individual Veteran’s disability and puts on Challenge rides where the Veterans ride 350-500 miles over 5-7 days. Go LIKE them on Facebook and check out some of the custom builds they have helped put together for injured veterans. A very worthy organization in our opinion.
GO Bike Buffalo
We decided to go East Coast with our 2nd non-profit. We’ve spent some years in Buffalo, NY and the cycling scene there was zero to none. However, in the last few years a grassroots organization, Go Bike Buffalo, has sprouted up and is bringing cycling into the mainstream, even in a city that is covered with snow for most of the year.
Buffalo, NY is the 14th ranked US city for bicycle commuting and was recently awarded a Bronze Medal by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community. Much of this is because of the constant advocacy efforts and community programs taken on by Go Bike Buffalo. There still is a long way to go, but the change in culture has been amazing so far. There are now miles of new bike paths in the city with more being added each year, a community bicycle co-op to teach people how to repair their rides, and group rides are on the rise. If bicycle culture is beginning to thrive in a snowy city like Buffalo, it can thrive anywhere. We are happy to support this organization that has a bright future. Check them out on FACEBOOK.
There are lots of great cycling organizations out there and we urge you to support your local groups that are working to make cycling a viable lifestyle and transportation option. Have a Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas from the TRAFIK Crew! Let’s hope Santa gave you that new frame you wanted. We’re just kicking back, sippin’ on some gin, waiting for Santa to come through with the Dura-Ace hubs.
This Sunday, Kushtown Society and Willo have teamed up with a bunch of awesome sponsors to throw the last great fixed gear race of 2013! The KUSTOWN HOLIDAY SCRATCH RACE! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22nd! TOMORROW! 8PM.
This is a unique race, the first time we’ve heard of a scratch race being thrown in the street and not in a velo. Basically, the entire group of racers circle around Shatto park in K-town, the last person to cross the finish line on each lap is eliminated. So if there are 50 racers, they will be doing 50 laps, until the last man (or woman) is left standing. This is a thinking man’s race, you don’t have to beat everyone, just don’t be last. Oh, and FIXED GEAR ONLY! Sorry roadies.
This is going to be an ill holiday event, with premium lap give-a-ways, spectators prizes, high-grade THC, yo momma, Latino Santa, and tons of other surprises.
Kushtown is asking for a $10 donation to race in order to support the medical bills of local racer Edgar “Willo” Juarez, who was involved in an accident in 2013 and is still paying. If you don’t have the funds, that cool, no one will be turned away.
Thanks to all the sponsors who made this event possible:
Unknown Bike Company
El Maestro Bicycle Shop
God & Famous
The Seventh Letter
Crank La Clothing
See you all at 8pm tomorrow!
One of the items on our Christmas list was a new FRAME and I think Santa might have come early this year. The friendly people over at THRONE have just come out with a brand new fixed gear frame, the SUPREME LO and it looks like we’ll be able to get our hands on one for a test ride.
The SUPREME LO is a completely re-designed frame from the bottom up. To start with, THRONE used 6061-T6 (tempered) aluminum for the frame which is hydro-formed, not stamped. Had to look it up on Wiki, but this is a high-end process which creates a stronger, more durable bike. They also started from scratch with the geometry. They listened to riders who wanted a high performance bike that is aggressive and responsive, so they designed the SUPREME LO as a true track pursuit frame.
Finish it off with polished welds and some nice paint jobs, especially their LIMITED GOLD EDITION, and you have yourselves another street champ.
We’ve seen a bunch of riders rocking THRONE bikes around LA, which makes sense since the company is based out of here. It’s good to see local companies growing and listening to rider feedback when they release new products. So go on over and check out their website HERE to get a look at the SUPREME LO and their other frame, the TRACK LORD II. Come back once we have put some miles on the new frame for a full review.
It’s getting close to Christmas time, and like a lot of us you’ve probably been lagging on buying some gifts. To help you out we are shipping EVERYTHING from the TRAFIK SHOP for FREE this week only! Just use the code SHIPIT at checkout. So pick up a SUGIMON REX, TRAFIK LOGO TEE, or TO LIVE & RIDE COLLECTORS DVD, and get it sent anywhere in the world for FREE!
We are working overtime this holiday season and will be shipping out orders everyday! Visit us at http://trafikla.bigcartel.com/ Thanks for supporting Global Fixed Gear Culture!