Max Power for Hipsters
The now defunct Max Power magazine briefly enjoyed popularity in the UK in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, riding as it did on the coattails of ‘trail-blazing’ lad mags, by cannily giving adolescent boy racers exactly what they wanted: scantily clad ‘babes’ draped all over souped up Voxwagen Golfs. A softcore combination of ‘tits & tyres’, if you will.
Sadly, by the time the latest incarnation of the Fast & the Furious had rolled around, most of the magazine’s readership had either grown up and moved on, gone to jail or died in a horrific car crash, and Max Power was no more.
And so, whilst the East London hipster’s obsession with fixie and single speed bikes shows no signs of abating any time soon, it is reassuring to know that the spirit of Max Power lives on for a new generation of ‘enthusiasts’ at FiXFiXFiX (pictured above and below).
Hipster girls (minus clothes) plus Bikes (minus gears or brakes) = a winning formula, I’m sure you’ll agree.
If FiXFiXFiX’s style is all a bit crass for you, there are a significant (and mildly disconcerting) number of other sites out there offering an artier and altogether more ‘safe-for-work’ celebration of beautiful girls on bicycles, including Ladybike, Chicks&Bikes and the brilliantly named Fuckyeahgirlsonbikes.
Speaking of ‘tits & tyres’, it looks like someone’s already thought of that catchy title…