Cranksets are one of the main components in the bicycle drivetrain system. They turn the energy your legs create into the motion that drives the bicycle forward (or also backwards in the case of fixed gear bikes). A chainring has a certain amount of teeth noted in the specs. For example, 44 or 46 or 48 t or teeth. So what do these numbers mean and how does it affect me when biking?
The Messenger Series was built in collaboration with the true road warriors, the salt of the earth - bike messengers of New York City. These bikes are built to be strong and responsive with a triple triangle, triple butted 4130 chromoly steel frames and 32 spoke H Plus Son rims. Quick and agile with a carbon fork and SRAM crankset, this beast of a bike is ready to deliver.
The tribal Maori people of New Zealand created the dance known as the “Haka.” It is utterly ferocious and unnerving, leaving a permanent mark on those that cross its path to be forever remembered and respected. Our Haka fixed gear, single speed cruiser does the same, affecting all that come across its relentless matte black color scheme.
For those of you looking to alter your gear ratio, you can do so by changing the rear cog, which will affect the denominator of the ratio. You can also change the number of teeth in the chainring - or you can do both!
When buying a fixed gear or single speed bike it's very important to find the right gear ratio. Two of the most common gear ratios are 44:16 and 46:16 - what does that mean? Here we break down those gear ratios and help you find the perfect one to match your riding needs.
It's no secret - we love photo shoots here at Tribe. We love them because we get to collaborate with some of the coolest, most talented riders, as well as photographers from the city we love. Most recently we went out on two separate journeys with Brooklyn-based photographer Patrick Kolts - needless to say, it was awesome. Here are some of our favorite photos from the first shoot.