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First look: 2018 Fit Aitken 26

29 06 2017

When I penned a farewell post to the now long-defunct Fit CR24 cruiser (C-ya Fit CR24, you’ll be missed) I figured cruisers in the Fitbikeco lineup were just about gone for good.

And sadly, it appeared that was the way things were going to shake out.

But lo and behold, nearly 8(!) years later…a cruiser is returning to the Fit fold.

And what a cruiser it is:

The 2018 Fit Aitken 26″.

There’s so much goodness here I can hardly stand it.

100% Chromoly Chrome frame, tanwall S&M Speedball tires(!), retro-ish graphics, tall bars, double wall rims… the list goes on.

All this for around $579 (US).

I’m going to make a bold prediction that these will sell like hotcakes come September (when they’re expected to drop).

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Take a chrome 24″ Dirt Bike home

17 03 2011

In case you missed it on the S&M Bikes’ Facebook feed…the 24″ Dirt Bike frames are now available in chrome!

Maybe I’m just an old school fool but I can’t help but feel my heart go all a flutter when I look at that nice shiny chrome.

What a sweet looking frame.

(It also looks like it’s going to be a limited run…so if you’re interested, get it while the gettin’s good.)





C-ya Fit CR24, you’ll be missed

23 11 2010

Dear Fit CR24,

We had a good run.

Two great years.

In 2009, you caught my eye with your old school chrome frame. (I later found out you sometimes sported a badass black finish too…something that just added to your allure.)

Underneath that old school flair though beat the heart of a feisty new-school cruiser.

You liked it when I played rough with you. Always coming back for more.

As the seasons changed, so did we.

You could tell there were new competitors for my attention.

Not one to back down, in 2010 you hiked your bottom bracket to keep my interest. You knew it was all about the ride and this change made things more interesting and fun. It looked like you and me were going to make things last.

Sure, there were things about you that irritated me.  You constantly “gave me the gears” with your rear cassette, hub issues.

But we made it work.

Buying you a few new things at the bike shop seemed to keep things good between us.

I thought we were going to make 2011 the best year ever.

Then suddenly you were gone.

I looked through the Fit catalog hoping for a sign, a note, anything….just something saying where you had gone.

But there was nothing.

Now all I have are these pictures of you.

Won’t you come back?

Sure, take the year off…find yourself.

But let’s meet up again…say at Interbike next year…and see if we can’t make this work again.