Hurl said:Skidstrong was set up to benefit the International Bicycle Messenger Association, and as such, their first product, the Trackie, is an urban fixed gear/singlespeed aimed at messengers and hipsters that want to look like messengers. Being able to skid a track bike is some kind of benchmark with these kids. I don't think Skidstrong is/was attempting to promote reckless trail riding. But all of this is a moot point, as none other than Lance Armstrong has sent them a cease-and-desist order. Their new name is "Fisso," Italian for "fixed."
Hurl said:and let it be known I wasn't slamming you, Sparty. However, I feel that a 'niche' brand like this would be unlikely to garner much attention with non-cyclists, let alone cyclists who aren't in the market for a "messenger" style bike. (And for what it's worth, I don't really care for the name, either. Not because of any negative connotations, but rather I thought it somewhat cheesy when I first heard the name.) But, again, no bother, since "Fisso" it now is.
BTW, did you hear the one about how QBP declined carrying Cove frames because of their frame names? (Stiffy, G-spot, etc.) and the potential for offending dealers? True story.