The Bikes of Premium Rush, Courtesy of Affinity Cycles

Affinity-Metropolitain

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.

 

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Affinity's Kissena ridden by Kym Perfetto, stunt double for Dania Ramirez

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.

Specifications:

  • 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

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40 thoughts on “The Bikes of Premium Rush, Courtesy of Affinity Cycles

  1. when i first saw a trailer for this disaster while seeing another movie, i pulled my hoody over my head. its just too upsetting

  2. HAHAHA!! Austin is not hot enough of a stunt double to get a track stand, silver lining, belly shirt photo? SEXIST BIKE RUMOR!!! for shaaaaaaaaame.

  3. Don’t care WHAT this movie does to or for “the fad”; I WANT TO SEE IT!

    Dunno what the rest of you expect from a movie, it’s an industry built on escapism…………….

  4. ok yes hipsters are emo’s with wheels but this movie is more a nod to quick silver , I am goining any movie with cycling as the main mode of transport is ok by me (oh she is Hot too! )

  5. Kym Perfetto was on team Vanderkitten as well as being a personal trainer at Soul Cycle in NYC and needless to say but, she could totally kick your ass.
    The plot of most cycling movies are weak but that is not going to stop me from enjoying this flick.

  6. nickcarll, nail on the head. Start piecing together the beater fixies boys and girls! We’re all going to get rich off teenagers.

  7. Plot Summary for
    Quicksilver (1986) More at IMDbPro »

    Jack Casey (‘Kevin Bacon’ )used to be a hot-shot stock market whiz kid. After a disastrous professional decision, his life in the fast lane is over. He loses his nerve and joins a speed delivery firm which relies on bicycles to avoid traffic jams of San Francisco, is attracted to a fellow bicycler, Terri, and befriends Hector, a budding entrepreneur. Can Jack regain his nerve and his self-respect, and rebuild his life on a more sound basis??

  8. Does this seem to be this decades “fast and furious”. I bet there will be 3 more sequals of this hipster crap. The theater is gonna stink “ironically” like American spirit cigaretts and organic, fair trade, shade grown, locally roasted, over priced hipster coffee…. Great episode 2 will be about cross

  9. Hey Richard you forgot the Rapha gear and topsider shoes they got at that store on the corner of Who gives and F#@k next to American Apearal!

  10. I saw the movie and it really wasnt bad thay had some sick tricks in it. It also made fun of cops which being in line to be one can be irritating but i loved it in this.

  11. Yeah! Riding bikes in exclusive to those who we deem are worthy to ride! Hipsters stay away, we’d rather have less people riding bikes, as long as they meet our approval! Hipsters should get cars instead and drive, rather than ride a bike and have less cars on the road! Woo-Hooooo! Lets keep riding bikes ‘pure’ as there’s only room for ‘real’ bike riders! Everyone else, don’t get in our way because we’re so cool and like to pass judgement on anyone that likes something different to us!

    Death to Hipsters! Long Live ‘Real’ Riders!

  12. Love how so many people hit up the “hipster” scene just because one person in the movie rides a fixie. Just because it’s a fixie doesn’t mean the person is a hipster. Plus they do some pretty cool stunts with a fixie that no hipster would ever even try to do and the hipsters I know probably wouldn’t even touch a bike like that. More like hey lets put a basket on the back of my bike type of fixie is what a hipster would go for.

  13. I don’t see why people have to talk S*** on everything and everybody on here. It’s a F***** MOVIE lol. It’s a pretty good movie too. Who gives a flying F*** about hipsters riding fixies. What’s the difference between them and the so called “Real Riders”? There is nothing wrong with somebody riding a fixed gear cycle, doing 45 MPH down Broadway. Stop hating and ride! As Wilee says ” I like to ride. Fixed Gear. Steel Frame. No Brakes. Can’t Stop. Don’t Want To Either”!

  14. Well, looking back (it’s been almost two years?) seems the comments are evenly split between those bashing hipsters and those who appreciate the fact that any posative portrayal of cycling is kinda cool.

    As to those hipsters? Cycling requires effort, so it is self-limiting in terms of posers. Let’s face it, the poser that finishes the century ain’t a poser any more — he’s one of us.

    I personally want to see more people on bikes so an action movie where the main character is a cyclist is, to me, a good thing, even at risk of a temporary increase in “freds”.

  15. Hey Wolf pack, this thread is like 2-1/2 years old but the trials bike is an Inspired Bicycles Skye, ridden by Danny Macaskill. His signature frameset.

  16. I thought the film was a good easy going film. My kids love it and if it gets them on their bikes then
    im all for it. Harmless fun. As for fixies being fads, everything can be a fad to somepeople. People move on to new things some people stay die hard enthusiasts. Sick of this tear people down bullsh*t. Sounds like the words of a fashion victim to me. To each their own.

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