On August 24th, fixie culture, bike messengers, and Hollywood collide with the release of the new movie Premium Rush. While the movie looks to try and entertain the masses with the now common place over the top stunts and action / chase scenes, it also showcases bicycles from Affinity Cycles. And with any luck, it will inspire people to air up the tires and ride their bikes.
The main character in the movie, Wilee, will be seen riding the Affinity Metropolitan. The frame is made from standard 4130 cromo tubing, and uses a 74 / 75 degree track geometry with a horizontal top tube. While the frame is capable of being raced in the velodrome, it comes with a drilled fork and rear brake mount for street use. The frame is set up for 27.2mm seat post, 68mm English BB, and a 1” headtube (really?). Fork rake on all sizes is 45 degrees, and the size range includes, XS (47cm), S (52cm), M (55cm), and L (57cm). Full details found here. And of course, Affinity will be making a limited edition Metropolitan frameset in pure white, supplied with a sticker pack, so you can customize your ride to mimic the bike in the movie. $475 makes this frameset yours.
After the break, the Kissena. Affinity’s aero track racer.
Also featured in the movie is the Kissena, Affinity’s race specific aero track frame. This frameset has claimed more than a few titles on the velodrome, including the 2009 and 2010 US Masters National Stars and Stripes title, 2010 U23 kilo title, Six Day victories, and global alleycat race wins. The limited run for the Kissena will showcase a raw finish and include CNC machined and laser etched graphics. Frameset (7005 aluminum with non-drilled 1 1/8” carbon fork) cost is set at $750. Details here, or below.
- Aero Track 7005 aircraft grade aluminum tubing
- 1 1/8th integrated headset (campy 45º), track specific carbon fork with alloy steerer
- Integrated seat mast with cut out
- 27.2 Wedge clamp
- Semi-smooth welds, replaceable dropouts
- Stars and Stripes award winning frame design
- 2011 Colors: Candy Black (greenish tint) & Team Issue Metallic Silver