Affinity Cycles’ Jason Gallacher teamed up with fellow Brooklyn frame shop, Horse Cycles to develop a highly advanced track bike whose racing heritage is only masked by its smart looks. The Affinity Anthem, while a pure track machine is a handmade bike with most everything sourced domestically at a price that doesn’t completely break the bank.
Check out what these Brooklyn builders with messenger roots came up with in this pretty wicked track weapon…
Since 2007, Affinity Cycles has been slinging frames built by
artisan hardcore frame builders that are made to be beaten hard as well as thrown across the line to win the rainbow jersey at the UCI track World Championships. As striking a bike as the Anthem is, they went above an beyond to make sure its function equals… or even betters its fashion. We’ve seen some pretty cool projects come out of their shop like their charitable Wu-Tang track bike and the limited edition Kissena World Championship track bike which was built to celebrate two World Championship wins.
Affinity Cycles hit up Thomas Callahan at Horse cycles to build the Anthem designed by Jason Gallacher and finished with the skills of Ben Falcon laying down the custom paint. Topping it off, the custom seat mast with Enve internals is compliments of famed bicycle industry design engineer, Aaron Panone of 44rn. This feature hits the mark with a visually striking, yet simple design that will surely work as good as it looks.
The Anthem was built using strong, light and soon to be rare True Temper Platinum OX tubing (since they will cease to make bicycle tubing after this year). While the old souls will revel that “steel is real”, with a girthy 42mm downtube, 1.5 inch tapered head tube, and matching tapered Enve fork, the Anthem sings performance and shouldn’t be thought of as a show bike. The Anthem is available in a frameset ($1,750) or complete build with your choice of “Bubblegum Blue (pictured) or “Metal Grey” (starting at &2,750).
The Anthem is available in four sizes, XS (49.5cm tt), Small (52cm tt), Medium (55.5cm tt) and Large (57.5cm tt).
Specs are as follows:
• Classic campy style dropouts
• Paint matching head set dust cap
• ENVE seat guts
•1 1/8th inch to 1.5 inch tapered head tube
• Color matched tapered Enve fork.