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New Video! The Test Ride

Posted by Ken Tovich on

Featuring the new 2018 DarkMatter and Team Frame by JRI,  “the Test Ride” is now up on the JustRideIt YouTube channel.  Check out the new frames and some sick riding courtesy of JRI-sponsored team rider Rob (Instagram: eightyxproof) and local Fitzroy gun Finn (Instagram: week.away) as they put the new framesets through their paces.

Shot entirely on location in Fitzroy, Victoria (JRI’s very own ‘hood) and including guest appearances by Melbourne’s ubiquitous and opinion-polarizing O-Bikes, the new video was inspired by some fantastic early summer weather in December and shot spontaneously on a single Saturday afternoon.  It showcases the unencumbered freedom and simplicity of fixed gear freestyle, and the simple joys of blasting around your favourite urban playground.  The JRI film crew had to perform some impromptu traffic management and prop acquisition in order to capture all the action - check it out for a little slice of manic pie…

…or better yet, grab one of our bikes and create your own soundtrack in your neighbourhood !ii!

 

 

 

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New Video! The Test Ride

Posted by Ken Tovich on

Featuring the new 2018 DarkMatter and Team Frame by JRI,  “the Test Ride” is now up on the JustRideIt YouTube channel.  Check out the new frames and some sick riding courtesy of JRI-sponsored team rider Rob (Instagram: eightyxproof) and local Fitzroy gun Finn (Instagram: week.away) as they put the new framesets through their paces.

Shot entirely on location in Fitzroy, Victoria (JRI’s very own ‘hood) and including guest appearances by Melbourne’s ubiquitous and opinion-polarizing O-Bikes, the new video was inspired by some fantastic early summer weather in December and shot spontaneously on a single Saturday afternoon.  It showcases the unencumbered freedom and simplicity of fixed gear freestyle, and the simple joys of blasting around your favourite urban playground.  The JRI film crew had to perform some impromptu traffic management and prop acquisition in order to capture all the action - check it out for a little slice of manic pie…

…or better yet, grab one of our bikes and create your own soundtrack in your neighbourhood !ii!

 

 

 

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Cocked Locked and Ready to Rock…

Posted by Ken Tovich on

…Team JRI are pleased to announce the latest evolution of the T-series, the new 2018 T6 LowPro.

The T-series was originally introduced in 2013 to a specific design criteria meant to offer many of the aerodynamic and handling advantages of a track bike without the commitment of an overly aggressive riding position.  The goal was to create a versatile design that could perform as well as a performance track bike as it could be comfortably and easily used as a daily commuter.

t6 low pro jrifixed

We continued to improve and evolve the T through 3 variants of T5 and the original T6 last year, refining each successive model over the past 4 years with improved componentry such as aero bullhorns, better brakes, and higher quality wheelsets, higher levels of finish with the addition of smooth welds and more durable paint finishes, and the addition of subtle features such as chain tensioners, extended dropouts and an integrated tapered headset tube.  The new T6 LowPro continues this evolution with our most radical design changes yet, a metallurgical change in the frameset material and the subtle addition of a LowPro frame geometry - effectively a skeleton change.  Featuring a new alloy frameset, this frame rides smoother than any previous T-series model while remaining stiff when compressed under drivetrain load.

t6 low pro track bike cheap fixie

To evolve the design, the JRI design team was looking for a more street-friendly ride without sacrificing the efficient drivetrain power transfer that only a stiff frame can provide. After evaluating numerous prototypes (and a couple of dead-end theories), we went to school on recent advancements in stress-strain analysis and vibrational frequency research by borrowing from the aerospace industry and Frankensteining our findings with what some of the highest-end boutique frame manufacturers in the bicycle industry have been doing recently (which is super-expensive btw).  The step-change “It’s alive!”-moment came with an adjustment in the base alloy of the frame.  Exchanging the frame material from 6061 to 6066-series alloy resulted in exactly what our designers were looking for.  The key difference with 6066-series aluminium is the metallurgical substitution and addition of copper (Cu) and silicon (Si) to the base alloy.  The copper has the effect of absorbing high frequency vibration increasing overall durability, while the silicon adds strength/stiffness when the alloy is compressed under load (like when you’re pounding watts into your drivetrain).  Ultimately, this gives the rider a better power transfer while absorbing high-frequency vibrations in the form of harsh road feedback from the frame/fork.

Visually, the new LowPro geometry stands out immediately and is a small design shift towards a riding position better suited for the track and competitive situations.  The T-series have all lent themselves well towards a high degree of customization in terms of seating position so regardless of where a rider lives on the spectrum of track vs. street the new T6 can easily accommodate a huge variation in preferences by simply adjusting stem and handlebar style/height in conjunction with saddle position.  The new LowPro geometry also looks pretty badass.

t6 low pro NYC

Matte black, aggressive aerodynamic visuals, Thickslicks… blah blah blah, we’ve kept all the things that customers have raved about over the past 4 years so you can be sure that the new T6 LowPro will continue to turn heads and generate subconscious nods of approval from roadside construction crews, dusted roadies and cute High Street retail staff alike.  The new T6 LowPro - smooth AND powerful, just like the designers intended - get one and make it uniquely yours.      

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Cocked Locked and Ready to Rock…

Posted by Ken Tovich on

…Team JRI are pleased to announce the latest evolution of the T-series, the new 2018 T6 LowPro.

The T-series was originally introduced in 2013 to a specific design criteria meant to offer many of the aerodynamic and handling advantages of a track bike without the commitment of an overly aggressive riding position.  The goal was to create a versatile design that could perform as well as a performance track bike as it could be comfortably and easily used as a daily commuter.

t6 low pro jrifixed

We continued to improve and evolve the T through 3 variants of T5 and the original T6 last year, refining each successive model over the past 4 years with improved componentry such as aero bullhorns, better brakes, and higher quality wheelsets, higher levels of finish with the addition of smooth welds and more durable paint finishes, and the addition of subtle features such as chain tensioners, extended dropouts and an integrated tapered headset tube.  The new T6 LowPro continues this evolution with our most radical design changes yet, a metallurgical change in the frameset material and the subtle addition of a LowPro frame geometry - effectively a skeleton change.  Featuring a new alloy frameset, this frame rides smoother than any previous T-series model while remaining stiff when compressed under drivetrain load.

t6 low pro track bike cheap fixie

To evolve the design, the JRI design team was looking for a more street-friendly ride without sacrificing the efficient drivetrain power transfer that only a stiff frame can provide. After evaluating numerous prototypes (and a couple of dead-end theories), we went to school on recent advancements in stress-strain analysis and vibrational frequency research by borrowing from the aerospace industry and Frankensteining our findings with what some of the highest-end boutique frame manufacturers in the bicycle industry have been doing recently (which is super-expensive btw).  The step-change “It’s alive!”-moment came with an adjustment in the base alloy of the frame.  Exchanging the frame material from 6061 to 6066-series alloy resulted in exactly what our designers were looking for.  The key difference with 6066-series aluminium is the metallurgical substitution and addition of copper (Cu) and silicon (Si) to the base alloy.  The copper has the effect of absorbing high frequency vibration increasing overall durability, while the silicon adds strength/stiffness when the alloy is compressed under load (like when you’re pounding watts into your drivetrain).  Ultimately, this gives the rider a better power transfer while absorbing high-frequency vibrations in the form of harsh road feedback from the frame/fork.

Visually, the new LowPro geometry stands out immediately and is a small design shift towards a riding position better suited for the track and competitive situations.  The T-series have all lent themselves well towards a high degree of customization in terms of seating position so regardless of where a rider lives on the spectrum of track vs. street the new T6 can easily accommodate a huge variation in preferences by simply adjusting stem and handlebar style/height in conjunction with saddle position.  The new LowPro geometry also looks pretty badass.

t6 low pro NYC

Matte black, aggressive aerodynamic visuals, Thickslicks… blah blah blah, we’ve kept all the things that customers have raved about over the past 4 years so you can be sure that the new T6 LowPro will continue to turn heads and generate subconscious nods of approval from roadside construction crews, dusted roadies and cute High Street retail staff alike.  The new T6 LowPro - smooth AND powerful, just like the designers intended - get one and make it uniquely yours.      

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New Video! Covered In Chrome

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

Featuring the new 2018 JRI Townie and OilSlick builds, Covered in Chrome is the story of two riders meeting for a late night mash through the streets of the Perth CBD.

Showcasing the Perth skyline and Perth-based JRI test riders Blake and Josh, the clip was shot entirely from an Uber and is set to Brisbane alt-rock band Violent Soho’s “Covered in Chrome” (seriously awesome band). As a back story, when the JRI team initially developed the video concept in closed late-night production meetings, the lyrics to the song were proposed by Dallas Royal, a Dunsborough, WA-based band/media consultant as possible inspiration for a storyline. Organically augmented by exercises and activities designed to promote an awareness-enhancing atmosphere the team went with the consultant's recommendation as it became increasingly apparent that there were actually no other viable alternatives.

Hopefully it inspires you to get out and ride… Enjoy!

 

 

Will I drive out in the night, Never come back in a mighty fright,

Stay out longer while I can, Picking fossils in the sand,

 

I admire all the games, Another asshole lights the flame,

Rusted clotheslines in the sun, Noise control, I've sunken out,

 

With smile the greatest written smile,  No one to complain,

Written in chrome and gore it's all the same...

- Violent Soho

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New Video! Covered In Chrome

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

Featuring the new 2018 JRI Townie and OilSlick builds, Covered in Chrome is the story of two riders meeting for a late night mash through the streets of the Perth CBD.

Showcasing the Perth skyline and Perth-based JRI test riders Blake and Josh, the clip was shot entirely from an Uber and is set to Brisbane alt-rock band Violent Soho’s “Covered in Chrome” (seriously awesome band). As a back story, when the JRI team initially developed the video concept in closed late-night production meetings, the lyrics to the song were proposed by Dallas Royal, a Dunsborough, WA-based band/media consultant as possible inspiration for a storyline. Organically augmented by exercises and activities designed to promote an awareness-enhancing atmosphere the team went with the consultant's recommendation as it became increasingly apparent that there were actually no other viable alternatives.

Hopefully it inspires you to get out and ride… Enjoy!

 

 

Will I drive out in the night, Never come back in a mighty fright,

Stay out longer while I can, Picking fossils in the sand,

 

I admire all the games, Another asshole lights the flame,

Rusted clotheslines in the sun, Noise control, I've sunken out,

 

With smile the greatest written smile,  No one to complain,

Written in chrome and gore it's all the same...

- Violent Soho

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The New 2018 Bicycle Range

Posted by Ken Tovich on

They’ve arrived, they’re in stock and they’re ready to go… Team JRI’s new sticks for 2018!!! 

The design team at JRI is pleased to announce 3 distinctive new builds – introducing the Townie, OilSlick, and Dark Matter. Inspired by a modernist industrial design ethos ideally suited to the minimalist aesthetic often associated with trackbikes and singlespeeds, this year’s rides sport functional and utilitarian commercial grade finishes that combine design and manufacturing clearly reminiscent of the early 20th Century Bauhaus movement. To clarify, they look like something forged by Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom and wouldn’t seem out of place leaning against a milk crate in Thor’s garage.

The Townie and the OilSlick share similar DNA both having been derived from JRI’s 2017 Evolution model. The Townie sports a utilitarian and raw aluminum frame clearcoated for protection that has a timeless appeal while the OilSlick takes full advantage of thin film interference light diffusion characteristics to create the one of the most stunning visual effects we have ever seen in a finish. A metallic finish that seemingly changes depending on light direction and source, we clearcoated this frame as well to preserve and protect this unique eye-catching cosmetic treatment. Both models check in at just over 7kg, featuring stiff and efficient track-inspired frames. Their sleek and modern design uses a mild "low pro" geometry equally at home on the street and at the track. Both models include carbon forks and steering tubes, custom cut seatposts, and high grade components including Shimano Nexus track chains, bladed spokes and high flange hubs. Not to be confused with inferior cromoly/hi-tensile steel products sporting a similar finish, JRI's 6061 aluminium alloy frame is very light, stiff and highly-corrosion resistant resulting in a very nimble ride that will provide years of enjoyment. 

A nice counterpoint to the shiny bling of the Townie and OilSlick, the DarkMatter features a subdued matte black finish that should appeal to those with more understated tastes (or a utility belt). The matte black “stealth” finish has been a bike industry staple for a few years now but there’s no sense arguing its appeal. Track-capable but optimized for the road, the tight but not excessive geometry strikes an appealing balance of handling and comfort so whether you're running to the shop, mashing empty midnight streets or pulling a few g's at the velodrome the only thing the Dark Matter will leave you wanting more of is time in the saddle.  Featuring bladed spokes and JRI’s new pista wheels, the DarkMatter is designed and built to provide years of reliable ripping.

 

If you’re looking for a set of pipes this Summer, grab one of these distinct builds and get noticed!!!

 

Read more

The New 2018 Bicycle Range

Posted by Ken Tovich on

They’ve arrived, they’re in stock and they’re ready to go… Team JRI’s new sticks for 2018!!! 

The design team at JRI is pleased to announce 3 distinctive new builds – introducing the Townie, OilSlick, and Dark Matter. Inspired by a modernist industrial design ethos ideally suited to the minimalist aesthetic often associated with trackbikes and singlespeeds, this year’s rides sport functional and utilitarian commercial grade finishes that combine design and manufacturing clearly reminiscent of the early 20th Century Bauhaus movement. To clarify, they look like something forged by Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom and wouldn’t seem out of place leaning against a milk crate in Thor’s garage.

The Townie and the OilSlick share similar DNA both having been derived from JRI’s 2017 Evolution model. The Townie sports a utilitarian and raw aluminum frame clearcoated for protection that has a timeless appeal while the OilSlick takes full advantage of thin film interference light diffusion characteristics to create the one of the most stunning visual effects we have ever seen in a finish. A metallic finish that seemingly changes depending on light direction and source, we clearcoated this frame as well to preserve and protect this unique eye-catching cosmetic treatment. Both models check in at just over 7kg, featuring stiff and efficient track-inspired frames. Their sleek and modern design uses a mild "low pro" geometry equally at home on the street and at the track. Both models include carbon forks and steering tubes, custom cut seatposts, and high grade components including Shimano Nexus track chains, bladed spokes and high flange hubs. Not to be confused with inferior cromoly/hi-tensile steel products sporting a similar finish, JRI's 6061 aluminium alloy frame is very light, stiff and highly-corrosion resistant resulting in a very nimble ride that will provide years of enjoyment. 

A nice counterpoint to the shiny bling of the Townie and OilSlick, the DarkMatter features a subdued matte black finish that should appeal to those with more understated tastes (or a utility belt). The matte black “stealth” finish has been a bike industry staple for a few years now but there’s no sense arguing its appeal. Track-capable but optimized for the road, the tight but not excessive geometry strikes an appealing balance of handling and comfort so whether you're running to the shop, mashing empty midnight streets or pulling a few g's at the velodrome the only thing the Dark Matter will leave you wanting more of is time in the saddle.  Featuring bladed spokes and JRI’s new pista wheels, the DarkMatter is designed and built to provide years of reliable ripping.

 

If you’re looking for a set of pipes this Summer, grab one of these distinct builds and get noticed!!!

 

Read more


Dark Matter is on special - Limited time

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

It’s just around the corner - what set of pipes will you be riding this Summer?

While supplies last, the JRI Team is clearing out all remaining 2017 stock… great deals on anything still in stock.  JRI’s Patrol and Evolution were the hot twins of 2017 and you can get one under you for only $799, a $200 saving from the regular price.  There’s only limited sizes and numbers available and they won’t last long at one of the best price to performance ratios we’ve ever put out there.  Also on the block are the last few 6KU Tracks left in the warehouse - only available in 49cm frame sizes, these all-rounders are ideal for compact riders looking for a great deal…$499 down from $799!!!  

 dark matter

Since landing in Australia just a few short weeks ago, we’ve had amazing feedback on the JRIFixed Dark Matter as our early bird pre-summer special on this new 2018 model continues.  Customers have commented on the steady and predictable ride while still remaining responsive to rider inputs.  We’ve even had this beast on the track where our test rider compared it to a bobsled in how it picks up speed and maintains momentum.  As much a utilitarian study in structural engineering as a bike, this model is designed to last and to allow its pilot to dominate the ground underneath without having to challenge the laws of physics.  We’ll get a countdown going on the justrideit.com.au website but the $799 sale price won’t see the back half of November so order yours today!

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Dark Matter is on special - Limited time

Posted by Steve Atkinson on

It’s just around the corner - what set of pipes will you be riding this Summer?

While supplies last, the JRI Team is clearing out all remaining 2017 stock… great deals on anything still in stock.  JRI’s Patrol and Evolution were the hot twins of 2017 and you can get one under you for only $799, a $200 saving from the regular price.  There’s only limited sizes and numbers available and they won’t last long at one of the best price to performance ratios we’ve ever put out there.  Also on the block are the last few 6KU Tracks left in the warehouse - only available in 49cm frame sizes, these all-rounders are ideal for compact riders looking for a great deal…$499 down from $799!!!  

 dark matter

Since landing in Australia just a few short weeks ago, we’ve had amazing feedback on the JRIFixed Dark Matter as our early bird pre-summer special on this new 2018 model continues.  Customers have commented on the steady and predictable ride while still remaining responsive to rider inputs.  We’ve even had this beast on the track where our test rider compared it to a bobsled in how it picks up speed and maintains momentum.  As much a utilitarian study in structural engineering as a bike, this model is designed to last and to allow its pilot to dominate the ground underneath without having to challenge the laws of physics.  We’ll get a countdown going on the justrideit.com.au website but the $799 sale price won’t see the back half of November so order yours today!

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