Last modified: March 9, 2009

Sam Miller

Just sent off a package of goodies to Sam Miller up in Vancouver.  Sam's a fixed gear freestyler who exploded onto the scene in last year's Bootleg Sessions Vol 2.  (he's the guy who brought sliders into the fixed gear lexicon) 
All-City is very proud to have Sam riding for us and testing our product.  He breaks alot of gear and our thinking is that if it holds up under him then the rest of us should have no worries.  Of special interest is his ability to destroy wheels.  He's been riding a set of 48 hole track wheels with good luck, but they too are now deceased. 
I've long been wondering if 48 hole hubs are going to become a necessity as freestyle fixed grows up.  Do we need them?  I don't know, BMX guys used to think they needed them but now they're all on 36's.  Of course our wheels are much larger than theirs (creating greater forces, especially laterally) so you can't dismiss 48's based on that fact alone.  48's are obviously going to be heavier and as of right now your rim options are severly limited.  

So I put forth to Sam these wheels as a test of 36 hole wheels strength.  This is the strongest 36 hole combination (and don't even talk to me about four cross. bah!) we could come up with: a brand new set of our 36hole hubs laced three cross to Deep V's, tied and soldered.  The wheels were built by our friends over at Handspun wheels and Velocity kicked in the hoops.  They're in the mail as I write this, and Sam should be riding them soon. 

They are his to ride and thrash and enjoy.  I'll let you know how they hold up.

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