May 15, 2018

Like so many whose lives are enhanced by cycling, Moe Adams, born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., is obsessed with that sense of freedom he feels when he explores the city by bike.

The streets of New York are crazy for cyclists, and battling with with cab drivers and delivery trucks at high speeds is both risky and thrilling, but this has become second nature for Adams. His obsession with the simplicity of track bike builds and the clean lines of track frames led him to find the perfectly responsive companion, his custom No. 22 Little Wing (which he calls “The Grimace”) from Brooklyn's Deluxe Cycles in 2016.

Adams rides at all hours through the city. “It’s a part of who I am," he says — and he rides everywhere for fun, but is also a fixture on the Alley Cat and Gold Sprints race scenes.


Adams got introduced to cycling about 10 years ago. Before that, his preferred mode of transportation was a skateboard, which primed him for being aggressive through tight lines between cars, and up on the crowded sidewalks of New York.

“My friend broke my board, so I bought a cheap bike on eBay because I had no other way to get around,” he says. “The passion grew from there.”

He became acquainted with No. 22 when the brand was still quite young. 

“I was looking into building a titanium bike. After reading up on this a bit more, and becoming introduced to the team, it was a no-brainer to go with them for my custom bike,” he says. 

Adams has been nothing but in love with his Little Wing. 

“My No. 22 bike is hands down the most comfortable bike that I’ve been on. The craftsmanship and attention to detail were significant factors for me when considering my build.”

Adams is as comfortable weaving in and out of traffic on his fixie through New York City as he is walking. “I just get on my bike and go,” he says. The chaos on the streets means you have to constantly be scanning, plotting your next move, and searching for an alternate escape route in case of a vehicle door flying open or a merging city bus. Adams says that New York's barrage of constant unforeseen dangers continues to challenge him to become a better cyclist.

He acknowledges the potential danger that comes with riding aggressively in the city, but says that the scene in New York is changing and growing all the time, and that cyclists are finally starting to get respect from drivers in the battle for space on the streets.



It takes serious skill to navigate through such chaos without gears or brakes. “What I love about the fixie is the simplicity of it,” Adams explains. "It allows you to become one with your bike.”

In New York City, anyone familiar with Gold Sprint racing — a spectator-friendly event where riders pedal furiously, pushing themselves to their limits on rollers in front of a crowd who can watch their measured progress on a projected screen — will know of Adams. He’s won more Gold Sprints than he can remember. His secret? “I was a runner as a kid. Those 100-, 200-, 400-metre dashes… I think that sprinting power translated over.”

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For Adams, cycling truly is a way of life — he’s turned his passion into a career with God & Famous, a company catering to the road and fixie communities with apparel, headwear and “other oddities,” such as this crazy 90s-inspired kit. “Our main priority is to promote cycling through the eyes of cyclists," he says. "It’s a young brand, but I’m thrilled with the growth we’ve experienced so far."

As Adams continues to spread his passion for cycling and enjoy his city by bicycle, he is also getting ready for this birth of his first child with his wife.


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2018 Geometry Charts

Great Divide Rim Brake

Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 495 510 525 545 560 580 600
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 445 462 490 518 540 565 590
Head tube length (mm) 90 100 120 140 160 180 200
Seat tube angle (deg) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 71.0 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
Front center (mm) 567 574 584 584 589 607 621
Chain stay length (mm) 412 412 412 412 415 415 418
BB drop (mm) 78 78 75 75 75 73 73
Reach (mm) 357 364 370 379 383 397 406
Stack (mm) 506 517 534 559 580 597 617

 

Great Divide Disc

Size 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 510 525 545 560 580 600
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 462 490 518 540 565 590
Head tube length (mm) 95 115 135 155 175 195
Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
Head tube angle (deg) 71.0 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
Front center (mm) 574 584 586 594 609 623
Chain stay length (mm) 412 412 412 415 415 418
BB drop (mm) 78 75 75 75 73 73
Reach (mm) 364 369 378 382 397 405
Stack (mm) 520 536 560 580 599 618

 

Drifter

Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 502 510 525 545 560 575 595
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 464 478 503 525 535 549 577
Head tube length (mm) 90 100 120 140 150 170 190
Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 70.5 70.8 71 71.2 71.2 71.5
Front center (mm) 571 575 589 603 611 627 639
Chain stay length (mm) 430 430 430 430 432 435 435
BB drop (mm) 78 77 75 75 75 73 73
Reach (mm) 352 353 364 373 379 389 398
Stack (mm) 530 538 556 576 586 603 623

 

Reactor

Size 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 515 530 548 565 580 595
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 456 475 496 514 542 568
Head tube length (mm) 100 120 140 160 185 205
Seat tube angle (deg) 74.5 74 74 73.2 73 73
Head tube angle (deg) 72 72 73 73.5 73.5 73.5
Front center (mm) 571 582 585 590 603 618
Chain stay length (mm) 405 408 408 410 410 410
BB drop (mm) 72 72 72 70 68 68
Reach (mm) 374 379 391 395 401 410
Stack (mm) 503 522 546 565 587 606

 

Aurora

Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 495 510 525 545 560 580 600
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 445 462 490 518 540 565 590
Head tube length (mm) 100 110 130 150 170 190 205
Seat tube angle (deg) 75 74.5 74 73.5 73 73 72.5
Head tube angle (deg) 70.5 71 71.2 72.2 72.5 73 73
Front center (mm) 567 574 584 586 594 609 624
Chain stay length (mm) 412 412 412 412 415 415 418
BB drop (mm) 78 78 75 75 75 73 73
Reach (mm) 355 363 369 378 382 396 406
Stack (mm) 510 521 538 562 582 601 615

 

Broken Arrow

Size 48cm 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 505 510 525 545 560 575 590
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 467 490 510 532 548 567 590
Head tube length (mm) 90 100 120 140 150 160 180
Seat tube angle (deg) 74 74 73.5 73.3 73 72.5 72.5
Head tube angle (deg) 70.8 70.8 71 71 71.3 71.5 72
Front center (mm) 565 571 580 599 609 622 627
Chain stay length (mm) 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
BB drop (mm) 68 68 68 68 66 66 64
Reach (mm) 352 355 359 372 382 393 397
Stack (mm) 524 533 553 572 580 591 610

 

Little Wing

Size 50cm 52cm 54cm 56cm 58cm 60cm
Effective top tube length (mm) 515 525 540 555 575 585
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 477 499 524 552 575 595
Head tube length (mm) 100 120 140 160 180 200
Seat tube angle (deg) 75.5 75 74.5 74.5 74 74
Head tube angle (deg) 72.5 73 73 73.5 74 74
Front center (mm) 566 569 579 590 601 611
Chain stay length (mm) 393 393 393 396 396 396
BB drop (mm) 58 58 58 58 58 58
Reach (mm) 382 383 387 397 407 411
Stack (mm) 506 527 546 567 588 607

 

Old King

Size Small Medium Large Extra Large
Effective top tube length (mm) 580 605 622 642
Seat tube, center-center (mm) 380 410 445 481
Head tube length (mm) 100 110 120 140
Seat tube angle (deg) 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.3
Head tube angle (deg) 70 70 70 70
Front center (mm) 655 680 698 719
Chain stay length (mm) 435 435 435 435
BB drop (mm) 58 58 58 58
Reach (mm) 401 423 437 451
Stack (mm) 599 609 619 637