"Since we started as a a crew, some day we will finish as a crew." - Steve Crandall

15 Jan 2020

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One of the most legitimately influential companies in BMX history is closing it's machine shop, and it sucks. Whilst the BMX HALL OF FAME and various cycling industry backslappers continue to congratulate themselves for having been involved in BMX for 5 years in the seventies or eighties, brands like FBM have been genuinely contributing non-stop to our world for well over 25 years, with their only recognition coming from the people who really matter - YOU.

Look for more on DIG soon as we look back at some of the endless the contributions to BMX culture from these upstate NY legends. In the meantime here's what the Crandad, Steve Crandall, had to say...

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"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, as of January 1st (2020) 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 it’s 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…

With the utmost gratitude." -Steve Crandall

P.S. - Please share some stories of FBM stoke, lets see if we can inspire the next generation!