Back Alley & Rush Hour
A fixed gear collaboration
with New York roots.
Master the backstreets
urban jungle on the Raleigh fixed gear single speed track bikes. Inspired by NYC bike messenger turned Olympian,
Nelson Vails and his childhood friend, and well known New York graffiti artist (and series bike racer in his own right),
Zephyr, this fixed gear collection has a little Harlem history in it.
Designed to slay the sidestreets, the Rush Hour and Back Alley are two messenger-style bikes that are a blast to ride.
The Rush Hour comes with drop bars, for the more traditional sort who might take it to the track. You can also easily disconnect the brakes, flip the rear wheel and run either bike as a fixie. Either way, you'll have options... And, yes, you'll have fun.
We put mountain-bike style, riser bars and wider, more forgiving tires on the Back Alley for those who still like to get a bit rowdy on their rides.
The Teaba is Nelson’s boyhood nickname and his namesake bike is a thoroughly modern take on the straight up racing whips Vails piloted to countless victories. We paired a custom-shaped aluminum frameset with a feather-light carbon fiber fork and a parts package chosen by Nelson himself… the result is quick, thrilling and drop-dead gorgeous. The Teaba will be available this fall.