Name: Tyler Brown Sponsors: 316 Racing - DK Bikes- Aztec Fire & Safety - ODI Grips - Fly Racing - Havoc Goggles - Tioga Tires - Onyx Hubs - Broski Sound - Box Components - Chula Vista BMX - San Diego BMX - Ryno Power Mechanic: Tyler Brown
How long have youbeen riding for DK now? Tyler Brown: This will be my 4th year!
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Tyler Brown: Honestly no sponsor hype here. I have rode for a lot of brands over my 20+ years of racing. My DK is my fav bike ever!
Name: Twan van Gendt Sponsors: Redbull, N.Adriaanse transport, Team Oegema TVE, Meybo bikes, Shimano, HT components, Tubolito, Vee tire, Van Tilburg Bastianen group, LSKD.
How does it feel to have a special paint job on your bike? Twan van Gendt: It feels amazing when a long term sponsor who already tries to be ahead of the field by giving us custom fixed rear end bikes comes up with the idea to paint a bike with a gold-plated logo and surprise me with it at Eurobike. Thanks again guys!
Do you always run the same gearing? Twan van Gendt: I think these days, I'm not the only one anymore who tries some different setups on different tracks. Mostly I'm changing my my gear cause it's too big to get 4.5 cranks in before getting compressed at the bottom of the ramp.
What is the geometry and length of your frame? Twan van Gendt: Honestly, no clue what the sizes are of my Meybo XXXL. I only know my back end of the bike: 15.5", the other dimensions I looked up for you: Top tube is 22.24" and down tube is 22.77".
Do you think you're missing out not riding a carbon frame?
Name: Priscilla Andréia Stevaux Carnaval Sponsors: Shimano Brasil / Chase Bicycles / Fast Signatures/ Lead Racewear /Niknak Engeneering Mechanic: Vitor Oliveira and ACR Bikes Brasil.
How do you like the carbon Chase frame? Priscilla Steveaux: I ride both bikes Aluminium (spare bike) and Carbon but I love the stiffness of my carbon Chase frame ,it feels like all the energy and power are directed forward in each crank from gate until every move at jumps or manual ,you don't lose speed sideways .
What's the biggest difference between the carbon and the aluminium frame? Priscilla Steveaux: The stiffness , in carbon frame you can feel you use 100% power in every move, feels faster on landing too. In aluminium frame its more flexible so you feel at jump you can put your bike wherever you want, the movement is more free and you feel more steezy too as its more flexible .
Is there anything custom on your bike? Priscilla Steveaux: Yes I have in both bikes customized by Onyx Racing .
Is it difficult to buy good BMX racing parts in Brazil?