The bad new of the beginning of this new year comes from the USA, accurately from FBM. Steve Crandall himself announced on the website of his brand, stopping all activities after creating the workshop in 2001... Below an extract from Steve’s announcements : “And since we started as a a crew, some day we will finish as a crew [...] The heart of FBM is the people and that will never change. But FBM isn’t just for the people, it IS the people.
Thanks Steve and the FBM crew for the inspiration and the motivation.
We have received our first batch of 4 bolts Racing sprockets, available in 32 and 34T, polished aluminum or black anodized. Firstly, this product was intended to meet the request of the father of the Shape bicycles boss, envious to see all these BMX sprockets, without being able to built up one on his MTB. After publishing some photos of this prototype, several people were also interested in building up a Shape bicycles sprocket on their bikes. With this product we are expanding our range, while enables us to familiarize with new standards such as 4 bolts fixing (104mm), narrow/wide teeth which avoid using chain guide. Go to our Products page for more details about our Racing sprocket.
It is not the kind of new we like to publish... Since December 2011, we have got a representative in the USA, in the person of Jared Ball. After 8 years of riding, a signature part with the split cap stem, a video in collaboration with an American website, Jared is now busy. Professionally as he is manager of a workshop producing suspension for 4WD and other all terrain vehicles, in his private life too and especially riding the Michigan MX circuits with his brother Jeremy, not to mention their moto track at home.
Once again, a huge thank you to Jared to have represented our brand in the US, which he will carry on representing with his Deluxe BMX built up with our beautiful Shape bicycles parts !