We recently checked in with Ronnie Bonner at The Shadow Conspiracy about their new Limited Edition 24" Shadow Cruiser collaboration with Andrew Lee of Invisible:Man.
Ron has been focused full-time on The Shadow Conspiracy since selling UGP, a pioneering brand of BMX clothing and accessories. Serious bikers (or those who want to look like them) often customize their bikes or build them from the ground up. When they do, they look to companies like The Shadow Conspiracy, who make very high quality (and stylin') BMX gearâ€”things like chains, seats, grips, pedals and gears. Check out their Penumbra line of limited edition seats; it's a shame to cover them up with your butt.
You may be familiar with some of Andrew's previous collaborations with Ã©S Footwear, MadFoot, Stussy, Kinetics, T-19 and Neighborhood, or with his Invisible:Man clothing line.
Ron met Andrew through a mutual friend, and it wasn't long before they came up with the idea to collaborate on this bike, which is the first complete bike that The Shadow Conspiracy has made.
Story, photos, and details after the jump.
The 29 lb. matte black 242 cruiser is custom built and features some serious gear. Ronnie and Andrew designed the gloss black graphics which are applied to the bike. Itâ€™s notable for itâ€™s successful effort to blend style with substance, something that is kind of new to the BMX scene but wildly popular in other sports (tennis, surfing, skateboarding) and products (sneakers).
The edition is limited to 300 bikes (the mold for the frame was destroyed), and the bike is really well priced at $700. Contact Sparky's Distribution for retailer information.
We canâ€™t think of a better way to cruise around Manhattan.
Thanks to Scott at Angry Associates for the hook up.
Technical details of the bike:
Frame: 100% 4130 Chromo Sanko Double Butted Tubing
Fork: 100% Chromo
Handle Bar: 2 pc Cruiser Bar
Grips: Shadow Olâ€™ Dirty
Stem: 06 Shadow Attack
Headset: Shadow Corvus Sealed Integrated
BB: Euro Sealed
Cranks: 3 pc 4130 Chromo
Sprocket: Shadow 36 T Crowgora
Chain: Shadow Interlock 02
Hubs: Sealed with 16 T Freewheel, rear 14 mm axle
Seat: Shadow Crow
Seat Post: Shadow 4130 Mean Lite Post
Seat Clamp: Shadow 06 Alfred
Tires: Kenda K-Rad