NEW YORK, N.Y. (BRAIN) — FBM Bike Co.'s new Ballista frameset is designed for hardcourt bike polo players.
The tig-welded chromoly frame is based on the original FBM Sword frame geometry, but modified with input from Evan George and Koyo Maeda of Seattle's The Assassins bike polo team.
The new frame has a taller headtube for a more upright riding position, a lower seattube for more standover clearance and a bulged seattube for more strength at the top tube/seatstay junction. The frame has optional front and rear canti mount brakes and optional front disc brake mounts.
George and Maeda rode prototype Ballistas in the 2013 Bike Polo World Championships, where The Assassins took third place.
MSRP: $750. Available through FBM dealers or direct from FBM.
More information: fbmbike.co/ballista.