Saturday, November 20, 2010

Affinity .VS. Kenzo Minami

This vicious sled is gonna be featured inside WIRED's Pop-Up in coming days..... A collabo w/Affinity Cycles the renown artist Kenzo Minami brought to you by way of Cinecycle. This bike at first was odd looking to me but now Im a fan...FA SHO! Im diggin it like MAD!

A lil'history on this killer:

Affinity Cycles, one of the most respected independent bicycle brands in the world, is not only seen raced in velodromes by professional cyclists, but also ridden on the city streets by fashionable commuters, elite bike messengers, and passionate cyclists. The signature Affinity “Kissena“ track frame is the key component of the “Digitizer” project and represents the pinnacle of bicycle frame technology.

Kenzo Minami is an artist and designer who grew up in Japan in the 80’s. During this time, Japan experienced a huge economic boom fueled by the country’s technological supremacy. The graphic design that dominated this era was one that underscored the “more is more” attitude. Japanese design embraced a euphoric idealism of the new digital frontier where design became a fantastic reflection of all technology could be. Kenzo’s inspiration for “Digitizer” came from this nostalgia of his childhood. However, this inspiration is tempered with a practical purpose. “Within the chaos of visual information found on city streets it is important that the design allows the bicycle to stand out and be recognized by both pedestrians and cars alike,” reflects artist Kenzo Minami. “The colors and patterns on the bicycle were carefully conceived and laid out with the understanding that they will not only be seen when the frame and wheels are static but more importantly how they will be transformed when the bicycle is in motion."


Here is another good morning, Affinity Cycles & Kenzo Minami Digitizer track bike NOW available at Affinity Cycles.... Small tag of $5,000 you get:

• Affinity x Kenzo Minami = Digitizer
• Special Edition of 20
• Custom Designed by Kenzo Minami
• Affinity Kissena frame set
• 88mm carbon tubular rims hand laced to Phil Wood Hubs
• Sugino 75 cranks
• Thomson seat post and stem
• Fizik Arione saddle
• Deda Pista bar
• Tufo tubular tires
• Each bike comes with Digitizer limited DVD by Cinecycle

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