Road riding, or racing, is all very well. But for me, there’s nothing more satisfying than watching a bicycle getting really worked; whether it’s fixed freestyle, flatland BMX or 26″ street riders destroying the urban environment. When it comes to the latter, the Blackmarket Edit1 is the perfect weapon.
This one is owned by a Blackmarket team rider from Sheffield by the name of Matt Jamieson. Matt is just at home blasting trails as he is in the skate park or carving lines down the high street. After years of having to chop the mounts from his frames, he’s finally happy with the brakeless frame.
The Edit1 consists of Blackmarket’s Black Lite Heat Treated Chromoly tubeset by True Temper, American designed and handmade in Orange County CA. There’s some nice details: laser cut 1″ dropouts and bridges, CNC’d integrated head tube / BB and externally double butted seat tube.
If you’re wondering about the piece of leather lace on the front wheel, well, Matt’s had the same piece on nearly all of his bikes. One of those funny superstitions that haunt a lot of cyclists. Special thanks to Richard Baybutt for the shots, another Sheffield local and Corpses From Hell photographer.