Greasy Comb Distribution is announcing the addition of four brands to its growing line-up: Proper Bike Co. (UK), Superstar (France), St. Martin (France) & Tioga (Japan). David Wooten, Greasy Comb's U.S. rep explained that he is very excited to work with each of the brands, due largely in part to their unique product lines. Here's a bit more from Wooten on who each of the brands are and what they have to offer.
Proper Bike Co: The UK-based company is owned and operated by Vert rider Carlo Griggs Carlo who also designs most of Proper's products. Proper is a very popular brand in other parts of the world and has now decided to enter the ultra-competitive U.S. market. We are very excited to work with a brand like Proper that is already well known and desired.
Proper is best known for their high quality and innovative hubs and makes a full line of products including frames forks and handlebars.
Check out: Magnati hubs - the lightest on the market, and the ProClaimer series of products.
Riders: Mike Taylor (UK), Liam Oak, (UK), Dave Sowerby (UK), Drew Sowerby (UK), Eben Fischer (USA) and Carlo Griggs (UK) Superstar: This three-year-old French company is a sister company to the flatland-specific St. Martin brand. Superstar makes a full range of products designed by a team of riders. You won't find the same parts with another company's name on them because Superstar develops products from the ground up.
Check out: Elect stem and the Parkinson frames.
Riders: Julien Leyreloup (FR), Antony Lille (FR), Julien Leyreloup (FR), Julien Grenouillet (FR), Tony Pereira (FR), Ben Foakes (UK), Guy Terry (UK), Adam Watson (UK), Kevin Lyons (USA) and Eric Galipeau (CAN) St. Martin: For flatlanders, St. Martin needs no introduction. St. Martin is leading the way with lightweight and innovative flatland frames and parts. St. Martin came onto the flatland seen in 2002 and has been developing ever since. With a huge array of riders and designers around the globe, St. Martin has stayed ahead of the trends and is often creating them.
Check out: the Darwin frames and the EcoFlat crank sets.
Riders: Manu Massabova (FR), GaÃ«tan Bain (FR), Jason Forde (UK), Aaron Frost (USA), Chris BÃ¶hm (DEU), Sergio Goncalves (PRT), Alejandro Alexandridis (GRC) Tioga: Tioga first came onto the BMX scene in the late 70's and are famous for inventing the Comp III tires, oversized headsets, and the first-ever freestyle tires. Now, 30 years later they are offering the FS100, one of the best tires available today. GCD will also offer Tioga BMX headsets, seat posts and pedals.
Check out: FS100 tires and the T-Bone seat post
Riders: Too many to mention...