JEPROX: The Project x Manila Animal x Team Manila

It's a frame set collaboration between The Project (Local fixed gear brand), Team Manila, and myself as Manila Animal.

This is designed for the streets of Manila but can also be used on the velodrome. Very aggressive geometry and tight clearances. No brake holes provided and there's a little toe overlap when turning at very slow pace. In short, I have the seasoned, or experienced fixed gear rider in mind when i was designing this frame.

We incorporated the Manila Animal concept into this project as it is a very fitting term for someone who can survive, or even flourish, in riding through the traffic of this concrete jungle we call Manila. Just like an exotic animal is at home in the middle of it's jungle habitat, a "manila animal", with his or her heightened sense of survival and adventure, is also at home in the sprawling chaos of Manila.

This batch is called "Jeprox" -Pinoy slang for "projects", an homage to the "pasaway" youth of the seventies. Those who defied the conventions of their time. This is a one-off batch. If things go well, the next batch will be a totally different animal.

-KIKO ESCORA, Manila Animal

JEPROX now available at the ff shops:
BMX Cycle Center, Suez & Zapote, Calle and Raven Cycles!


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The Fixed and the Furious

A fixed-gear bicycle (or fixed-wheel bicycle, commonly known in some places as a fixie[1]) is a bicycle that has a drivetrain with no freewheel mechanism. The freewheel was developed early in the history of bicycle design but the fixed-gear bicycle remained the standard track racing design. More recently the "fixie" has become a popular alternative among mainly urban cyclists, offering the advantage of simplicity compared with the standard multi-geared bicycle. - Wikipedia