As part of our ongoing collaboration
with Jay Nutini, we inaugurated our track-bike team by sending them into battle against elite-level cyclists from around the world at the Red Hook Crit. Many World War era
battleships were built in Brooklyn, NY, the home of the
fixed-gear criterium, so we painted three bikes with identical patterns inspired by World War era disruptive camouflage of the US Navy. We will be working with Jay to produce a limited series of custom-painted carbon forks inspired by this project.
THE DAZZLE KING
This one-of-a-kind piece is the start of an ongoing collaboration with artist and fabricator Jay Nutini, and we worked together to custom paint this Macho-King cyclocross frame from All-City Cycles in a linear pattern inspired by Dazzle Camouflage. Dazzle was invented in Britain during WW1 to disrupt the appearance of a ship, rather than concealing it, in order to make its position and bearing difficult to judge. In this case, the disruption is used not to obscure, but to render the bicycle more visible.