It’s amazing to see how fixed gear racing evolves throughout the decade and Red Hook Crit is undeniably one of the biggest fixed gear race ever constructed. Knowing that RHC Barcelona No. 4 is coming this weekend, Specialized teased us with the short edit of the man, Mr.Brian “Swiz” Szykowny working on the prize winning custom-painted Allez Sprint track.
“I’ve always wanted to do a camo pattern, and this is based on a couple of different camo patterns,” Szykowny told CyclingTips. “One is based on the M90 camo, which is used in Germany and a lot of other European countries. The stripey bit is based on a camo called Rain Streaks, which is an older, vintage camo. And the blotchy parts are loosely based on another German camo that I think is called Plain Trees 3. It’s a camo mash-up.
“The colors were picked to be a little bit inline with the Specialized colors we use in production. The red is our Rocket Red, that orange is actually McLaren orange, the white is out of the adventure category, and the purple was just a wild card I threw in there. I think I was staring at a color wheel and trying to make it make sense a little bit. It all kind of plays together.”
More photos below. Credit to CyclingTips.