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Funked Up - Volvo LifePaint

Posted in Cool Video by Graham White

December 15, 2015

Funked Up were recently approached by Volvo to collaborate with them on the Irish launch of their awesome new product LifePaint. With road usage growing at an unprecedented rate in Ireland they wanted to see how LifePaint could make a difference in an urban centre like Dublin. You can see the results in the video below: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Jb1ZSdmGSdI We're happy to embrace any new idea that can help to improve the safety of cyclists out on the roads, and LifePaint is a simple concept that helps to make us...
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FunkedUp Heroes - Meet the Musicians: Contour

Posted in Cool Video by Colin Hennessy

September 11, 2015

FUnked up heroes We recently released the first of our FunkedUp Hero Series, shot in our hometown of Dublin, and featuring Dublin cycle messenger Johnny O'Byrne. Many have been asking about the music in the video so we thought we would tell you a bit more about the fun we had working with long-time FunkedUp friends, Contour. Contour in full swing[/caption] Meet the musicians: Contour We were also lucky enough to grab a sit down with one half of Contour, Conan, during his busy summer schedule. Read the...
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Are Fixed Gear Bikes Dangerous?

Posted in Fixie Stunts by Graham White

December 10, 2014

How do you stop that thing??? It’s probably the first question that gets asked about fixed gear bikes, and the our answer is generally the same. Fixed gear bikes don’t kill people, people kill people. Here are some do’s and don’t when it comes to fixed gear safety. DO: Learn to skid stop to modulate your speed Just a little tweak... golden  DON’T: Get cocky "Check out this awesome skiiiiiii....shiiiiiiiiittttttttt"  DON’T: Cycle too close to traffic, especially if you’re riding brakeless  What did you think...
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Fixed Gear Freestyle - a brief history

Posted in Fixie Stunts by Graham White

September 23, 2014

Aside from hardcourt bike polo, bored bike messengers also helped birth freestyle fixed gear riding, or FGFS as it is now known. The internet, and YouTube in particular, helped spread the idea that riding fixed gear bikes wasn’t limited to the velodrome, or cruising around town. One of the first standout videos was 2004’s NYC Drag Race, filmed by alleycat junkie, Lucas Brunelle. This video shows the extreme side of urban racing that bike messengers have been using to blow off steam since 1989.  Drag Race NYC From the alleycat...
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FunkedUp Music Video: JUUN

Posted in Cool Video by Colin Hennessy

June 16, 2014

A few months ago directors Wolf & Lamm got in touch. They wanted to use some bikes for a music video. They needed very specific bikes in order to match their vision. Based out of Berlin they contacted FunkedUp and we were more than happy to accommodate. We had to rush the bikes over to Germany so they would get there in time for production. Check out the director's cut version of the video on YouTube. The video is the debut single for Munich / Berlin based producers Juun and the...
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