We caught up with Kevin and he gave us this is a run down of what I would bring to a typical session at my local skatepark Wilson. Even though my Tierra is very tech, it is still a some what simple set up. I like to be able to go high, but also play around with tight small obstacles. This is why I have a 21 inch frame with a really short backend. My tire sizes are still as I've had since I was a young racer, with a smaller rear tire to dig into the ground with a fatter tire up front to cover more ground. I have also taken off my brakes off to heighten my awareness and to stop myself from holding back at the last second. The Plastic pedals save my shins, but only with the proper shoe sole.
Explain your setup and why you run certain products from tires sizes, brakes or not, seat size, stem used, gearing, tripod setting and pedals.
I enjoy riding everything from parks, trails and street so i like to have my bike setup so i don’t have to change it when riding different sessions. I don’t ride with a brake because i don’t like the lever and cable restricting me when i’m riding, I have 4 pegs as i do opposite stuff and a 30t sprocket so i can get good acceleration. That pretty much it, i use the fat dos seat and 2.35 tires to help with the impact when riding street and try to keep my setup clean using black parts and with a small injected with our Stainless colorway on my bars and cranks.
Bike setup -
FRAME: Tierra V6 21"
BARS: Tierra Bars "uncut"
FORK: Agua 32.
BAR ENDS: Flybikes plastic.
STEM: Alta, top load position.
SEAT: Dos 5.
SEAT POST: Tripod.
CRANKS: Dolmen 175. Stainless colorway
SPROCKET: Pentagon 30t.
PEDALS: Ruben signature plastic.
FRONT HUB: Flybikes v2.
HUB GUARD: 1 on the front
REAR WHEEL: Piramide 21.
FRONT WHEEL: Piramide 17.
FRONT TIRE: Ruben signature Rampera 2.25.
REAR TIRE: Ruben signature Rampera 2.15.
Friendship Bracelet around my seat post: Sarah and Colin (Austin,tx friends) gave to me after a trip to Colombia.
Explain your style when it comes to clothes.
Most of the time I keep it as simple as possible. I believe a nice simple look presents a slightly cleaner classier feel. Chicago is a very clean and classy city, I try to represent that in BMX with how I dress.
JACKET: Urban outfitters (always a nice thin hoodie on or around me when I ride)
SHIRT: Black long sleeve thermal
SHOES: Empire BMX / Vans collaborative designed by Adam Roye
PANTS: Levi’s brown 510
HAT: Quintin’s classic QNTN
WRIST BAND: Empire BMX
WATER BOTTLE: Nalgene (BPA FREE)
CUP: 8oz to go Coffee Cup: Metropolis Coffee (DRINK SPONSOR)
BLONDE DOG: Tetris’ dog tag: Empire BMX
SALT N PEPPER DOG: Zazzer’s Dog Tag: Empire BMX
SKATEBOARD: Given to me by Character (Chicago based company) http://characterskateboards.com/