Kareem is an OG and been holding it down for leader pretty much as long as fixed freestyle has been in existence. Stoked to see him making some moves while pushing forward with his riding and career. Here’s a little farewell joint from him shredding his signature Leader Pharaoh for the last time. Word from him is some new stuff will be dropping next week…going to be sick can’t wait for that. Until then peep some words from Kareem after the click.
“Riding for Leader bikes over the last 4 (almost 5) years has been an incredible journey. Starting out on the team as their first freestyle rider, I saw the sport go from “tricking” on aluminum track frames with 650/700c wheel setups to shredding on fully fledged 26″ street machines. Throughout it all, Leader has always supported me in my endeavors. They’ve sent me to so many events and contests, sponsored every one of my bike films, helped me out when I opened a bike shop, and even aided me in my engineering career when they asked me to design their first 26″ fixed gear freestyle bike. I can’t begin to say how grateful I am for all of these amazing opportunities!
Over the last year or so however, I’ve watched the company grow tremendously and move its’ focus from FGFS back to road and track bikes. As such, I feel like it is time for me to move on. Breakups are always hard but I hope we can stay friends, baby! I’ll never forget the good times we had together!