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Limited Edition Priority Joker is a Belt Drive, Fixed Gear, Crit Racing Beast

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Where to start with the Priority Joker? First off, with some steez. You don’t just tool around with a 70T chainring and no brakes without a little attitude.

After that, if you’re taking cues from Priority, you just need to get hyped. The Joker is “the company’s answer to ‘how fast can we make a belt-drive racing bike?’ The answer is really damn fast! This crit racer fixie, no-brake terror on the track is coming soon,” the company said in a press release.

Soon means March 20 (Monday, for all you calendar hounds out there). The belt-drive bike drops with just 100 units in the first run. Distribution takes place via code. Register on the website, and you’ll receive a code that gives you a limited time to fork over the $1,399 MSRP. New codes disburse every 24 hours until the 100 Jokers are no more.

priority joker dropout

Along with the Gates Carbon Drive belt and gigantic ring, you’ll find an alloy frame, tapered carbon fork, and 20mm setback seatpost, all geared toward “aggressive geometry.” It rides on 60mm carbon rims with Goodyear’s Eagle F1 performance rubber.

priority joker, side view

When you’re all gas, it only makes sense that you’re also no brakes. Don’t expect to lever this one to a stop with anything but back pressure on the pedals.

The Joker’s a rare bird fetching a decent price, but still, I bet some will miss out on the first run of 100. There’s one recourse: Those in the New York City area can book a Joker test ride with the brand’s race team.

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craig howell
craig howell
11 months ago

Looks fun what kind of stem and seat post?

Jaap
Jaap
11 months ago

Wow, is this still a thing?

Dylan
Dylan
11 months ago
Reply to  Jaap

Maybe they asked ChatGPT to design a bike, and it drew upon 16 years of Bikesnobnyc?

Moore
Moore
11 months ago

Erm… you don’t ride in criterium without brakes.

J M
J M
11 months ago

At least there might be 17 skid patches.

Is crit racing on a fixed gear an actual thing? When you have to pedal through turns, makes for quite a surprise when your pedal smacks the tarmac.

Alec
Alec
11 months ago
Reply to  J M

BB height is higher and you have 165mm cranks. Yes it’s a thing

Flashback Jack
Flashback Jack
7 months ago
Reply to  J M

Check the Youtube channel Red Hook Crit. It’s very much a thing.

Artie
Artie
11 months ago

Crit bikes can’t be fixies. You have to corner hard and freewheel a bit to keep your inner pedal high (for clearance). Also…brakes required!

Possibly a track bike, but an uncompetitive one

tomato
tomato
11 months ago
Reply to  Artie

Red Bull fixed-gear crits? Seems to be quite a few indoor fixed-gear crits.

Flashback Jack
Flashback Jack
7 months ago
Reply to  Artie

Red Hook Crit. Plenty of videos on Youtube.

Barry Henshaw
Barry Henshaw
9 months ago

It’s really cool, but fixie AND no brakes? Yikes!

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