CHROME HUBS are more than places to get the newest Chrome products. You can build a custom bag at our Chrome Custom Sewing Station, discover new music after hours at our Third Thursdays, watch bike and skate videos, check out our exclusive screenings, start (or end) an alley cat or just stop in to find out where to get the best burrito in town. CHROME HUBS reflect our commitment to living in the city. Come in, hang out, talk shop with the crew and buy something if you feel like it.
Bike to Work Chrome HUB Events
May 5, 2015
In honor of Bike to Work Day, stop by any of our seven Chrome HUBs May 15 for FREE coffee and doughnuts in the a.m. and FREE beer and whiskey happy hour in the p.m. Plus, anyone who rides a bike in gets 10% OFF ALL DAY! Find your local HUB now.
More Chrome Bike to Work Events Coming Soon. Stay Tuned! Need gear for your commute now? Our Chrome Commuter Shop has you covered.
Team Cinelli x Chrome Red Hook Weekend
May 1, 2015
Strap yourself in, because this ain't your grandma's recap. Our 2015 Team Cinelli x Chrome came to NYC to race at the Red Hook Crit and since the entire team was all in the same place, we decided to throw a party. A big, big party that lasted the entire weekend and hurt the livers of many. If you were there, we hope you made it home ok and your tattoo healed nicely. For the rest of you the story goes a little something like this... Continue reading
Meet the Maker: Chrome NYC's Bag Maker, Thomas Ando-Hart
September 15, 2014
Name: Thomas Ando-Hart
Bikes: 1972 Peugeot PX-10
'70s Peugeot UO-8
'The kinda broken bike assembled out of broken bikes' bike.
Wrenched Nation Tour | Eighth Stop: New York City
July 30, 2013
"New York, New York, is everything they say
And no place that I'd rather be
Where else can you do a half a million things
All at a quarter to three " -Huey Lewis
Before I was about to take on the Big Apple with a giant RV, I decided to stop, come up with a game plan, and assemble the troupes. I was driving on back highways and there was a parking lot that I pulled off into so I could make some calls. It just so happened by chance that it was the parking lot to a park and trails out in the middle of nowhere. Lucky me. I called up Brianna, the new Vice Manager of our NYC hub because she said the magic words: "air conditioning" and "comfortable couch". You had me at hello, Bri. We, Palmer and me, rolled in to Brooklyn, swung by her house to pick up her boyfriend so he can be my eyes and help park this beast. It's a two person job at times. Believe it or not, we had no trouble parking and.... spoiler alert: I had easy parking the entire time I was there. Andy and I found a great spot, went back to his and Brianna's place where he promptly began to fall in love with Palmer. She has that way with guys. One look in to those droopy eyes and it's game over. You're hooked. Continue reading
Monster Track 14 NYC
March 16, 2013
Ask any professional messenger and they'll tell you that the Monstertrack Alleycat race is the grand daddy of all Alleycats. It was started by New York City bike messenger, "Snake", in 2000, and to this day it remains one of the few races that is held specifically for brakeless, fixed gear bicycles. It's currently organized by Carlos "Diablo" and Victor "Freeway" work as bike messengers, race organizers, and alleycat racers. The two made the alleycat scene in New York more popular by extensively using the internet to spread the word about bike racing in New York and now Monstertrack is billed as the second largest alleycat in the nation, attracting racers from all over the US, Europe and Japan.
Monster Track 14 did not disappoint. This breakless fixed gear death dash through the city was held during some of the worst conditions ever with freezing rain and cold temperatures. The unforgiving weather took a toll on most riders who dropped out before the race was completed. Only 8 of the 190+ riders finished all 4 manifests, including the returning veterans. Austin Horse finished in first place followed by Alfred Bobe Jr. in second and Crihs Thorman in third. Big ups to Chas from SF killing it as well. This race is a true testament to real riders killing it in the streets.Check out the promotional video here, the race however was much more gnar. The weather came in harsh with rain, wind, and snow... That didn't slow them down!