Here's a great bike video, Chris Akrigg's first week riding a fixed bike, it's proof that good bike handlers can ride anything, and that there's nothing like spending your formative years riding trials and BMX to sharpen up your handling skills and elevate your pain threshold. Akrigg is world class trials rider and is sponsored by Mongoose to ride trials, BMX and various forms of mountain bike … now he rides fixed too.
If Mongoose make it Akrigg will ride it for them, and he decided to give the fixed thing a go when his sponsor added the Maurice Fixie to its range. Nick Larsen from Charge has also been encouraging him to have a go.
"Chris Akrigg is my good friend... I have been telling him for a while to give the FIxed thing a go. 1 week after his feet first hit a fixed pedal and here is what we have."
We won't spoil it for you, but some of what Chris manages would be exceptional on any bike let alone a fixed gear machine with 700c wheels. We can't claim to have seen every fixed video… but from what we have seen we reckon that after a week he might already be the best.
Enjoy! And watch it right to the very end, past the credits, for proof that pro bike riders really do have cojones of steel. Bonus surprise for us is that at one point he rides past the road.cc offices – how cool is that?!
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.