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

Comments

Adam - 08/21/12 - 3:46pm

Man, I can’t wait to not see this movie.

Bert - 08/21/12 - 3:52pm

I can’t wait for the hipster fad to gain a million more annoying riders.

Justin - 08/21/12 - 3:58pm

Hipster or not, I am DOWN for seeing hot, fit women on bikes.

ccolagio - 08/21/12 - 4:25pm

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

Scott - 08/21/12 - 4:54pm

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.

Andrew F - 08/21/12 - 5:06pm

She’s wearing a fanny pack. I’m glad those are coming back in style, I’ve been saving mine!

The Dude - 08/21/12 - 5:16pm

Hopefully this film will be the nail in the coffin of this fad.

Nanci Drew - 08/21/12 - 6:17pm

I would so be that fanny pack.

dearhipsterdie - 08/21/12 - 6:41pm

@ the dude i really hope you are right!!!

MarkB - 08/21/12 - 6:41pm

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…………….

Ventruck - 08/21/12 - 8:04pm

Dania Ramirez is pretty, but this is one of those times I think the stunt-double is hotter than the star.

arlo - 08/21/12 - 9:08pm

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! )

Ekko - 08/21/12 - 10:20pm

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.

PDXFixed.com - 08/21/12 - 10:55pm

Hey I just thought I needed to chime in. Nothing to see here…

mitch - 08/22/12 - 12:41am

Best comments ever. Was a little scared to even check em, but it worked out!

kt - 08/22/12 - 2:51am

dude fixies are done. and they’ve been done for years. hey hollywood, you’re late to the party.

Singletrackroadie - 08/22/12 - 2:51am

….that bike looks like the hobo’s next to our offices bike.

Wilee - 08/22/12 - 9:40am

You guys are forgetting the Parlee Z5s that are in the movie!

nickcarll - 08/22/12 - 10:00am

Does this mean ill be able to sell my fixie commuter for twice what its worth? :)

satisFACTORYrider - 08/22/12 - 11:20am

where the trail ends – will get my money.

Sancho - 08/22/12 - 11:35am

@kt true. the only people that still think fixies are “cool” are grade school kids.

Ben - 08/22/12 - 12:20pm

So many dudes with tats and ear gauges getting all butt hurt about this flick.

Xris - 08/22/12 - 12:50pm

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

satisFACTORYrider - 08/22/12 - 1:28pm

you mean getting rich off of teenagers with dumbass parents

wle - 08/22/12 - 8:53pm

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??

Richard - 08/23/12 - 9:43am

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

arlo - 08/23/12 - 6:48pm

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!

TonyT - 08/27/12 - 10:15am

Rake is mm, not degrees.

Five-0 - 10/09/12 - 12:08am

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.

Mark - 12/08/12 - 2:34pm

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!

Mark - 12/08/12 - 2:36pm

Correction! I should have written ‘is exclusive’, instead of ‘in exclusive’. My bad.

Anthony - 12/21/12 - 9:26pm

Mark, your bad is still saying “my bad”.

Chris - 12/27/12 - 10:04am

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.

Ben - 02/22/13 - 6:24pm

A lot of you guys sound like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlGqN3AKOsA

Wolf pack - 05/19/13 - 7:33pm

What was the yellow bike Willie was doing tricks on, while escaping the police impound?

Michael - 08/31/13 - 12:39pm

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”!

AJ - 10/16/13 - 6:02am

Brave words coming from all those who who are sitting behind these comments.

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