Last weekend’s ramp jam was JAMMING! Six weeks of trash-collecting and ramp-building attracted dozens of BMX riders from across the Southeast and hundreds of spectators from across the Triangle for a truly legendary event, but don’t take my word for it:
If you follow the shop on Instagram then you’ve probably seen a lot of pics of sketchy-looking homemade ramps…
…featuring familiar-looking folks flirting with fatality…
…and wondered to yourself, “WTF are those fools at BAB up to now?!”.
Well, a crew of volunteers have spent the last several weeks collecting construction waste and rebuilding it into the greatest collection of launch ramps, quarter pipes, and vert walls that Carrboro has ever seen.
Mark your calendars now because on Sunday, May 24th we’ll be hosting a blowout party featuring the three B’s: Bands, BBQ, and of course, BMX!
Jump Jam starts at Noon. Free!
This Saturday at 9am, come out to the Bike Swap, organized by Bicycle Alliance Chapel Hill and Team Hammercross.
Got a garage full of parts / bikes you don’t need? This is the place to unload it.
Need something? Like a pristine 7400 Dura Ace crankset for that vintage rebuild? Maybe you will find it here!
It’s mother’s day weekend. Maybe mom needs a new bike? Or, maybe she just needs a rack or some fenders for the bike she has? You just might find a deal here.
Bring your stuff. Go home with NEW (to you) bike stuff.
We recently added Ibis to our quiver of shred sleds and it was extremely exciting to get one of the very first available HD3’s into the stand last week.
The HD3 is the living embodiment of everything that’s right and good in the world of modern trails bikes: obscenely light and strong with a long front-center, short chainstays, slack headtube, plush yet efficient suspension (DW-Link), and a dayglo paintjob.
With all the latest, greatest bits bolted to it (Rock Shox Pike, Cane Creek DB Inline, SRAM XX1, etc), it was an act of sheer will not to ditch work and take this bike out to the trails for a proper test ride.
The crown jewel of this build is the Ibis 741 wheelset: ultrawide (41mm) carbon rims give any tire a larger than life footprint without compromising weight or strength. With prebuilt wheelsets readily available, as well as a rim only option, both at reasonable (for carbon) prices, I expect we’ll see a lot more of these rolling around in the coming year.
Ibis doesn’t have every bike for every ride, but each bike they produce is the perfect bike for it’s job. More info: http://www.ibiscycles.com/