Legendary BMX Designer Bob Haro is Back with New Ikonix Brand
After a long hiatus from designing BMX fames, Bob Haro returned in 2012 with a new brand – Ikonix. Their first order of business was collaborating with Haro to release a special 30th Anniversary edition of the original Freestyle, but now they’re ready to release an innovative new freestyle BMX model.
Available initially in only very limited quantities, the new FS1 is a testament to Bob’s creative vision. Constructed from Kawasaki chromoly tubing, it has several unique features, including: a split Torker style top tube, proprietary integrated handlebar and stem combo, and more.
Freestyle tricks often require the use of two brakes, but in a nod to modern trends, the front brake bosses are removable.
The handlebars are a modern spin on the classic Haro Vector bars, are 100% chromoly, and utilize the affix gyro system.The FS1 will be available later this year in two different trim packages. The more affordable option costs $1,250 for the complete bike, and requires a 50% deposit.
The VIP collectors edition will retail for $2,250,and includes a series of collectible items (hat, t-shirt, design materials, etc..), and a ticket to the launch party. The website lists the value of the extra collectibles at $250.
Only 180 limited edition VIP bikes are available.
The prices may seem high for this new model, but Haro is focusing on the high end market, and not worried about replicating the success of his name sake brand. Sales of this model will help generate the economies of scale to trickle down some of the design features to more affordably priced models in the future.
Rather than ordering from a catalog, each of the components on the FS1 have been designed specifically for this bike. And yes, those are Oakley grips!
Interested? You can reserve one here.