When FBM started in 1993, it was nothing more than a simple journey amongst a few teenage friends who loved riding bikes. Along the way the company grew into something awesome and one rider in the group began to shine as someone special in the BMX community; it was Mike Tagliavento from Ithaca, NY although many knew him simply as Tag or MIke Tag! As one of the founding members, and a huge part of the development of FBM, Mike earned the honor of getting the first pro model frame we built in house, the Night Train.
Mike passed this year, but his legacy lives on and he will forever be in our hearts. We are proud to present a limited edition of 50 Night Train frames in 2012 as tribute to our great friend, and a legendary rider!
All proceeds from the sale of the Limited Edition Night Train frame will be donated to the Ithaca Skatepark Fund to be used to improve and expand the park. After constuction is complete, a memorial to Mike will be installed at the park.
There are plenty of ways to describe Mike Tag, one of them is straight forward and that came through in Mike's riding and his set up.
His original pro model frame, the Night Train, was introduced in 2001. It was a simple step forward in a time when frames were over built and over thought; clean lines and a traditional double diamond frame design when other frames seemed to be designed around trying to pierce as many tube junctions as possible. With double bend chain stays and straight tube bridges, the Night Train showed less is more, and the geometry reflected Mike's ability to destroy street, trails and park wherever adventure would take him.
The Limited Edition Night Train frame has been refined for modern riding with a scaled down tube set and dropouts while keeping the classic geometry; it remains simple and straight forward.
|Colors||Gloss Black, Clear|
|Top Tube Lengths||20-3/4", 21", 21-1/4"|
|Head Tube Angle||74 degrees|
|Bottom Bracket Height||11-3/4"|
|Seat Tube Angle||71 degrees|
|Rear End Length||13-7/8" (slammed)|
|Head Tube||Integrated - Externally machined 4130 Chromoly|
|Top Tube||1-3/8" O.D. SuperTherm|
|Top Tube Gusset||None|
|Down Tube||1-3/8" O.D. SuperTherm|
|Down Tube Gusset||3D laser cut 4130 Chromoly|
|Bottom Bracket||Mid - Internally machined 4130 Chromoly|
|Seat Tube||Internally Butted 4130 Chromoly|
|Seat Stays||3/4 O.D.x 0.035" Wall 4130 Chromoly|
|Chain Stays||3/4 O.D.x 0.049" Wall OD 4130 Chromoly|
|Seat Stay Bridge||3/4" OD tube bridge 4130 Chromoly|
|Chain Stay Bridge||3/4" OD tube bridge 4130 Chromoly|
|Dropouts||Heat treated 3/16" thick 4130 Chromoly for 14mm axles|
|Brake Position||Seat Stay|
|Cable Stop||Threaded and Slotted|
|Cable Guide||Slotted Tube|