Hennessy + Affinity create the Major track bike to honor Marshall "Major" Taylor.

Affinity is pleased to present the Major track bike in partnership with famed cognac brand Hennessy. In conjunction with their “Wild Rabbit” campaign, “Major” brings the incredible story of the world’s most recognizable athlete at the turn of the century, Marshall “Major” Taylor.

Affinity was enlisted to design a limited edition offering that puts a modern-day twist on Taylor’s original bike from the 1800’s. A nod to the era he raced in, like Taylor, the design is both powerful and timeless – a race-ready machine that is the perfect premium grade commuter bike. Using our Metropolitan as the frame set, blacked out with custom graphics and accompanied by Thomson components, Phil Wood hubs laced to classic box section rims and Panaracer tires. Vintage leather saddle, bar tape leather straps, plus Affinity’s reissued cnc machine track crank top off this vintage inspired steed.

Additionally, Hennessy and Affinity are partnering with the National Brotherhood of Cyclists to organize a synchronized tribute ride on December 1st 2018 to commemorate the history and achievements of this great cycling champion in Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Chicago, LA, and New York. The Major bike is available for purchase on our website with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the National Brotherhood of Cyclists.

Stay tuned for more as we celebrate the greatness that is Major!

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Red Hook Crit Track Day 2018

Thank you Red Hook Crit for having us host track day, and a huge debt of gratitude to Affinity rider and Japanese Keirin Pro Toshifumi Kodama for lending his expertise to host a free keirin clinic.

Pictures courtesy of Takuya Sakamoto.

Affinity wants to thank Toshi Kodama and his Sifdare Japanese crit squad, and our sponsors KRYPTONITE x Sfidare Crit #RedHookCrit #rhcbk11 #LoopMagazine #Catlike #Tempracycle #テンプラ #Tempra #PearlIzumi #PearlIzumiJapan #Affinitycycles #ContinentalTire #highwaytwo #ManhattanPortage #newyorktough #Kryptonitelock #KryptoniteLights #CLTstyleJP #104サイクル #sfidarecrit #sfidarejp

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