With the upcoming release of the movie Premium Rush, The Affinity Bicycle Co. has played a key role and supplied its Metropolitan and Kissena frame sets for the main character Wilee played by Joseph Gordon Levitt and Kym Perfetto, a NYC bike messenger and fitness guru who has a cameo and also worked as a stunt double for co star Dania Ramirez.
The Affinity Metropolitan ridden by Wilee is a street and track specific bike made from 4130 steel and created to handle to rigors of street riding but with the aggressive race geometry of a track bike. Unlike its predecessor the Lo Pro, Affinity's first and more notable pursuit style track frame, the Metropolitan is a more understated work horse, with its stream lined look and straight blade fork. It comes street ready with front and rear brake options, making it legal on the road or pull the brakes off for use on the velodrome.
Catch the Premium Rush bike aka the Affinity Metropolitan limited edition frame set in pure white, with the classic Affinity bladed crown lugged fork. Also available in limited quantities, Affinity will be supplying an original sticker pack. Make your bike rad by customizing the frame so its just like the movie bike.
The Kissena aero track frame also appears in Premium Rush, ridden by Kym Perfetto who plays a meesenger in Wilee's crew. In addition to her cameo, Kym also worked as a stunt double for co star Dania Ramirez or Vanessa in the movie.
The Kissena is Affinity's premier race specific track bike which is race proven by winning multiple US National Stars and Stripes titles, European Championship and Six Day victories. Our messengers have also won major global alleycat races and cycle Messenger World Championship titles. The Kissena is one of the finest aluminum track frames in the world, suitable for both professional track and street racers alike.
The Affinity Kissena is made from aircraft grade aluminum with a carbon fork and is available for a limited time in a raw finish with CNC machined and Laser etched Affinity graphics.
These limited edition frame sets and complete bicycles are available in our web store here, and at select Affinity dealers world wide.
Affinity also builds many other production and custom complete bicycles. Whats your Affinity? Please email us to inquire about more.
Affinity is honored to be a part of the action thriller Premium Rush, its depiction of the NYC bike messenger and its surrounding track bike culture has already given this movie street cred and instant cult status. Premium Rush also marks an era for the popularity of the track bike, just as the skate board or BMX bike did in its generation. The inspiration comes from the bike messenger who stands in the center this iconic global street culture.
Premium Rush hits the theaters this Friday August 24th world wide. Go support Premium Rush and pay homage to all of the hard working bike messengers!
If your in NYC this Friday, join us at Affinity for a pre event and a 7:30 roll out group ride to go see the movie. Be there Friday at Affinity 616 Grand St BK NY.