Jonathan Ball (JBall) is welcomed aboard The Workshop bike team
JBall: Welcome to The Workshop from JBall on Vimeo.
Here’s another one for all of you kids who talk shit on fixed gear biking and think it is for think for yourself, witty hipster kids take a moment to chew on this video and rethink your take on fixed gear bikes. Just because there are hipsters who ride fixed gear bikes doesn’t mean that fixed gear bikers are all hipsters. Fuck that shit. Most fixed gear bikers are a whole new level of skill and gnar. Anyone who could do half the shit JBall does in this video on a regular bike would impress me and being on a fixed gear bike only makes it 10 times harder. There are dudes beasting out climbing long mountain roads on fixed gear bikes now and dudes charging down the streets of San Francisco on these things.
Sometimes we don’t appreciate the things we don’t understand and if you haven’t found an appreciation for it go out and try to ride one. You might find this is not your average bike ride so if you were one of those kids that thought all fixed gear bikers were hipsters and what not it’s time for you to think again. – Leecifer
Be sure to check out JBall blog Suck My Cog
Suck My Cog
I just wanted to take the time to shout out to our friends over at Suck My Cog. I know everyone talks about how fixed gear riders are all hipster and shit but if you have ever tried riding one it is not easy. Getting from point A to point B is a whole different story from doing barspins down stairsets, jumping over handrails, and grinding ledges. Riding a fixed gear bike is all about timing. Since your feet are constantly moving you have no choice but to pedal and charge down hills. They use resistance with their legs to skid and slide the bike out sideways real quick to control their speed (your legs can only move so fast). Fixed gear biking remains pretty underground, but is growing in popularity. They even offer models made for mountainbiking, bmx riding and cruising. -Leecifer