FBM = No Longer Making Bikes 6

FBM = No Longer Making Bikes

Rumors have been circulating about this for a bit, but it looks like it is true. Iconic BMX brand FBM will no longer be making bikes.

Here's the official statement from FBM ringleader Steve Crandall - 

"FBM started out as a crew.

Just some friends stoked on bikes. Through our curiosity and bike riding fueled smiles, we ended up as a full fledged bike company. 

Unfortunately, we have closed the machine shop and FBM will no longer manufacture bikes.

This has been an unbelievably tough decision and we explored multiple options to maintain business as usual but we simply aren’t able to keep moving forward under existing model. That being said, we can’t thank everyone enough for being a part of FBM and helping us get this far in the world. The FBM Machine Shop opened in 2001 and built some of the best parts in BMX for 18 amazing years. You helped us build fun and share the message of community, positivity and DIY good times and we appreciate the support more than I even know how to express.

And since we started as a a crew, some day we will finish as a crew.

At its core FBM is built around friendship, and the spirit of FBM will live on forever, in our hearts, as a lifestyle and as an idea. 

The heart of FBM is the people and that will never change. But FBM isn’t just for the people, it IS the people.

What we’ve all done collectively has been pretty powerful and inspiring.

The Road Goes on forever and the party never ends…"


Personally, I always felt that making bikes was just a small portion of what FBM was. I don't expect to have any shortage of FBM in our lives moving forward through the jams, the trips, and the characters, but only time will tell. 


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kylecarlson 1/15/2020 11:00 AM

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I'm surprised it took this long. I can't even imagine the margins of manufacturing steel products in New York State in the 21st century lmfao. Poor Steve had to give up everything and live out of his van like a fucking rat just to try to make ends meet and keep the dream alive. But yeah lets keep importing bullshit Chinese scrap metal, taxing domestic producers to death, and voting in corrupt corporate dickheads. And then wonder why our roads and schools look like a 2nd world country and why our people are so fat because they can't afford vegetables. Chant with me, all together now, U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A!

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