Track racing, to coin a phrase, is big in Japan, and while Keirin racing requires classically styled steel frames by revered masters of the torch, there are numerous brands that cater for the velodrome who specialize in modern carbon fiber weaponry. One such manufacturer is Bridgestone, and this particular model, a PHM9, has been built up by KGS Bikes in Texas.
Kevin Saunders, the man behind KGS Bikes, has an exacting eye for quality and craftsmanship, and has thus established KGS Bikes as a leader in the American premium bicycle marketplace. Their Parlee Z1 ‘Lion Rampant’ left us speechless last year, and this Bridgestone is also a fine example of his passion; specifying Mavic Comete and IO rims, a Sugino Zen crankset and ring, Nitto bar and post and a Kashimax Five Gold saddle. A truly lust-worthy ride, but please note the cautionary decal on the front wheel.
Whatever your discipline, KGS Bikes in San Antonio can source your dream build, and guarantee a perfectly fitting machine through their Balance Point™ positioning system. Contact them through the KGS Bikes website and have a look through their flickr stream for more inspiring builds.