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DIG LEGENDS SETUPS: JOE RICH'S T1

18:23 10th January 2013 by Fred Murray @digbmx
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Photos by Rob Dolecki

Frame: Terrible One Barcode 21″ top tube
Fork: S&M Pitchfork
Bars: Terrible One Ruben Alcantara
Grips: Terrible One
Bar ends: Terrible One Coffee Cup
Stem: Terrible One Cyclops
Seat: FlyBikes Dos
Seat Post: FlyBikes Tripod Post
Cranks: Profile 177mm Crankset
Sprocket: Terrible One Logan’s Run 30t
Pedals: FlyBikes Ruben Pedals (plastic right now, but I run the aluminum ones from time to time too)
Chain: KMC 510
Rear Wheel: Profile Mini Cassette Hub, DT Swiss Champion Spokes, FlyBikes Rim
Front Wheel: Profile Mini Front Hub, DT Swiss Champion Spokes, FlyBikes Rim
Hub Guards: No need for me
Pegs: Animal Lite
Rear Tire: FlyBikes Rampera 2.15
Front Tire: FlyBikes Campillera 2.25
Weight of bike: 24 pounds

 

Flannel: Fox Tanker L/S Flannel
Shorts: Fox Selecter Jeans (cut off)
Shoes: Etnies Jameson 2

 

I have my bike setup for the sole purpose of maximum roast!

 

 

I usually run around 70-80psi front, 80-90psi rear, but that can change easily depending on the spot. I’ve been known to keep pumping when I get to a place that calls for it.

 

 

I wouldn’t ever take off my brake, I’m not really interested. I grew up riding “death grip” or “white knuckle”. I’ve always felt that the more fingers on the grip, the better. You have more bike control, and you can pull up way harder. However, I make plenty of mistakes, and I like that I can avoid certain doom with the simple pull of a lever. I don’t ever want to not ride something because I’m hesitant that I might not be able to stop. Trails especially. But I ride 95% of the time with no finger on the lever, so that suits me just fine. Also, living in Austin, I hardly ever drive around town in my car so I’m always on my bike pretty much. Driver ignorance never ceases to amaze me. My life is worth more than the no brake lifestyle to me.

 

 

The oldest part on my bike was the Cyclops stem. I had the same one on my bike for about 3 years, but we just recently got a new run of prototypes in so I tried one of them out. Everything else is under 2 years old.

 

 

Most of the time I run plastic pedals. I do this because it’s just one more thing I can use as an argument if someone tries to kick me out of a skatepark. When they bring up that bikes damage the park I have a few things on my side now. No pegs, plastic pedals, and rubber bar ends. There is nothing, if I crash, that will damage the cement. And if they watch me ride for 5 minutes they will see that I’m only on the rubber of my tires. However, I made the mistake last year of going to PA to ride trails in the fall with plastic pedals on. Not a good idea. Moist dirt and plastic are not a good mix. I will be switching over to my metal ones when I go up there this year for sure.

  1. Akira L

    Totally feeling you with the brake and seatpost choice. Hell for leather with a plan-b! Riding tomorrow and beyond is worth more than anything.

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