4 time Monster Track Champion Alfred Bobe' Jr. lets us peer into the world of Monster Track with insight from its winningest rider. You can see why the most insane bicycle race in the world is also the most dangerous.
WINGEDSTORE.COM traveled to the home of the legendary illustrator and friend of Cinelli Mike Giant in Boulder, CO. We spoke with Mike about the RAM carbon fiber handlebar collaboration, as well as his relationship with Cinelli and its President Antonio Colombo.
In the late 2000s, with increasing excitement over the fixed-gear movement, and in particular over Cinelli’s collaborations and friendship’s with MASH and RVCA, Cinelli President Antonio Colombo found himself traveling to California more and more frequently and socializing in the new scene created around these bicycles. On one of these trips in 2008 he met Mike Giant, already a world-renowned tattoo artist working more and more in illustration. As well as being an avid everyday rider, Mike had an extremely strong interest in fixed gear bikes, their subversive politics, and the kids riding them.
In Antonio Colombo he found not only and eager and willing patron for his art (Giant would have a show at Colombo’s Milanese gallery in February 2010), but also a vehicle for bringing his drawings into explicit contact with the fixed-gear movement, and the world of cycling, on a global level. The numerous Mike Giant x Cinelli projects that would follow are among the most exciting Cinelli product collaborations to date.
Seven riders, a year-long season, two wheels, one gear ratio and an unique great passion!
Add a few thousands of hours of training, tons of new friends, excitement and fun and the mix will be complete!
Team Cinelli Chrome would specially thank all the people who made this Team possible,
all the riders and all the sponsors who put heart, legs and passion in this adventure.
Stay Tuned on Team Cinelli Chrome socials and see you in 2015 for the launch of
another new and exciting adventure together!
Team Cinelli Chrome riders:
Neil Bezdek – Alfred Bobé Jr. – Giovanni Bocchi – Paolo Bravini – Alessandro Bruzza – Kelli Samuelson Giorgio Vianini
Team Cinelli Chrome supporters:
#Cinelli #ChromeIndustries #SantiniSMS #SelleSanMarco #ChallengeTires #FSA
Special rider's thanks:
-Thanks Federico for doing all of the hard work behind the scenes while we have fun on our bikes!
-Thanks to all my teammates!
-Cinelli and Chrome and all the sponsors who made this possible!
Alfred Bobé Jr.
-My parents Alfredo & Victoria.
-My lovely wife Laura and our beautiful kids Rio, SebZo, LOLO & lil Lucien Merckx aka.TeamBobé
-Last but not least, Cinelli and all its beautiful people who make the magic happen.
-Silvia Galliani who supports me everyday
-My teammates for the great time spent together
-Federico Stanzani for the tarantellas faced in this last adventurous year
-My daughter Eirene
-Antonio and the entire Cnelli family
-My husband Ty
-Chrome and all the sponsors who make it possible!
-My very special mum
-Antonio Colombo, Cinelli and my friends from LambroCrit
-All the women of my life