photo: ©caroline pauleau

The 2014 Red Hook Crit raced through NYC this past weekend, and Stanridge Speed, Cinelli and Chrome were on hand with special edition bikes and goods.

Shown above, past winner Evan Murphy was rockin’ a Stanridge Speed bike painted by artist Eine. The graphics are a play on the fact that even street art, as rebellious as it may seem, is nowadays nothing more than advertising for the artist, and simply repeats “We Hate Eine”.

Murphy and a teammate rocked identical bikes and took top ten finishes for men’s and women’s fields in the rainy event. Check her bike, and stuff from the other brands, below…


Stanridge Speed also brought on Katie Arnold to toe the line, riding this custom painted and completely tricked out frame. It’s a variation of their HSP MkII frame decked out with parts form ENVE, Paul Components and Vittoria.



For the Red Hook Crit winners, Cinelli had two of their Vigorelli track bikes custom painted.





Two iterations were made, one blue on white, the other white on blue.


A long time event sponsor, Cinelli’s also issued this year’s limited edition event cycling cap and jersey, shown below.




Only sorta loosely related are these new Cinelli x Chrome collection of clothing and bags shown here.  Chrome’s supporting the Cinelli team, which is fielding racers in the Red Hook Criterium, and so here we are.


The Cinelli Chrome Team will be getting similar looking race kits:


Not at all related, Chrome’s also just dropped their 2014 Coveted Jersey, shown below followed by the PR and linkage:


PRESS RELEASE: Chrome Industries created the Coveted Jersey to recognize the dirtbags, and working class athletes who race alleycats, sprints, fixed gear crits, subfloor circuits, and single speed races. The jersey can’t be purchased; it’s only given to champions. Have the skills reap the reward. Wear it with pride.

Each year Chrome Industries invites artists and designers we respect to create the Coveted Jersey. In 2010 Garret Chow designed the first Coveted Jersey. In 2012 James Sellman made his mark. The 2013 Jersey was designed by Sean Light.

Our 2014 Coveted Jersey was designed by Death Spray Custom. Death Spray Custom is a London based artist that works with mediums he describes as dangerous or travel fast. We’ve admired his work for a while. He’s worked with friends Adam Eldridge on a frame and Thor Drake on 21 Helmets. For our Jersey, DSC was inspired by the disruptive camouflage pattern named Dazzle that was used on ships during WW2. The jagged, mismatched shapes made it difficult for the enemy to estimate a target’s range, speed and heading. “Camo is something that as a pattern maker, I adore as a thing of beauty, from it’s natural origins to the military use.” You can see why we like him. Find out more about the Jersey on Chrome’s Blog.



  1. Cinelli used to be so relevant, exclusive and cool…..why are they so caught up with this niche! Give me the Cinelli of the 80’s and 90’s, please!

  2. Hey Mark is it the trendy side of it that you on’t like or is it the crit racing on fixies that you dislike? There seems to be a weird rift between urban racers and suburban jock types who ride traditional road. I don’t get it. I like both, but I have been around it all for a long time. Some people on the road side would be shocked to find out that some of the very best frame builders on the coolest bespoke frame brands were once bike messengers doing alley races.

  3. Hey bikermark

    If you’ve ever been on a fixie or a track bike at a velodrome you would know that loose is fast. Personally that’s a little loose for my around town fixie but its on the tight side for a track set up.

What do you think?