Do you have anything customized on the bike?
Erik van de Wardt: Only have the bars cut down to 29" wide. And then just some different stickers.
Do you always have a clean bike?
Erik van de Wardt: My bike is always well maintained but the old whip looked really trashy in the end. I always enjoy having a dailed and silent setup.
What is the geometry and length of your frame?
Erik van de Wardt: It's a 21"TT with 75.5° HT, 71° ST, 12.9" slammed CS, 9" SO and 11.6 BB height
Do you experiment a lot with the sizes of your frame, stem, bars to find the right set-up?
Erik van de Wardt: I know what I prefer and I wanted a bit of a bigger bike now so I went from 9.5 to 10" rise bars (with a slightly lower rise stem) and went back to a 13"-ish back end. I also like the steeper 75.5° HT angle for nose tricks and whips. Also the stem went from 52 to 50mm reach but I don't really notice as the frame is 0.1" longer.
Usual tire pressure?
Erik van de Wardt: About 5 bar but sometimes I let it drop to about 3 bar over time before pumping it up again when riding more street.
What's a bike part you change on the regular?
Erik van de Wardt: As soon as my grips wear down my hands tend to get sore quickly so grips should always be decent. Other than that and pedals I want parts to last at least 2 years, some even 4+ like wheels and cranks
Please take us through your parts list:
Frame - Federal Perrin 21"
Bars - BSD Raider 10" OS
Grips - S&M Hoder
Stem - BSD levelled OS topload
Headset - BSD high riser
Cranks - BSD Substance XL 170mm
Pedals - BSD Jonesin
Sprocket - S&M Tuffman
BB - BSD Substance
Chain - Shadow interlock v2
Seat - Colony Alex Hiam combo seat
Front hub - Tall Order glide
Front rim - Odyssey Aerospace
Rear rim - Odyssey Hazard lite
Spokes - Paul's Boutique
Tires - Maxxis Grifter 2.3
Tubes - Black rubber circular ones (patched up a few times)
Chain tensioners - Yes indeed you saw that right
Weight - About 11.2 kg I think
Thanks to: Pauls Boutique BMX for selling great parts and service!
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