In the dawn of the still undefined world of fixed freestyle, Ed “Wonka” Laforte is single-handedly demonstrating what can be done on two wheels. Young and hungry, Wonka didn’t waste any time waiting for a bike company to meet the needs that riders like himself were demanding. Instead, at age 19 he and a couple friends started Grime Bikes and developed the first ever 26” fixed frame. Now 21, Wonka is not only traveling the world over on his bike but also opened the Grime Bikes Store in Manhattan’s Lower East Side just this past year. No stopping this kid. Don’t sleep.

Ed "Wonka" LaForte