Last year when we launched the Steely HT freestyle rise bar and Accela road/commuter tires we knew we had 2 winning products on our hands even though they targeted completely different riders. The Steely HT is a heat treated rise bar made out of 4130 chromoly that was built with the fixed gear freestyle rider in mind and the Accela tires were designed for the rider looking for a fast and long lasting road/commuting tire with a subtle tread pattern and puncture resistance.
Well last week at the Red Bull Ride & Style event in San Francisco the Steely bars and Accela tires both ended up in the winners circle. What surprised us however was that they were both on the same bike! Fyxation sponsored rider Addison Zawada outfitted his Giant Omnium with our Steely bar and Accela tires and ended up getting 1st place in the Ride & Style track race. While the two products were designed with different riders in mind Addison obviously found the winning combination with this set up. The fast rolling Accela tires were exactly what he needed to quickly accelerate and hold his speed on the course and the wide heat treated Steely bars offered a rigid and stable platform allowing Addison to crank on his bike and take flight.
Photo by Matt Reyes