SETUPS: BRAD MCNICOL'S WETHEPEOPLE

Ramp Roasting Rocket Ship

26 Aug 2020

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Photos by Fred Murray

The noises of kids and parents at the skatepark muttering "Wooooah" and "Jeeezo" are a surefire way of telling Wethepeople UK team rider Brad has just showed up and started airing the ramps, and all presented with a level of smoothness and flow that the mere mortal can only dream of. We followed the sounds of admiration to Saughton Skatepark in Edinburgh, Scotland one night to catch up and film some clips for a new DIG piece, but until then here's a look at his Wethepeople Revolver in detail...

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Any mods? Not really, I’ve cut my bars down to 27.5” that’s about it.

What part are you most particular about on your bike? Bar angle. If my bars ever slip it’ll take me forever to get them back to the angle I thought they were at.

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Parts you go through the most? Surprisingly just grips and tyres the past couple of years.

Favourite Wethepeople part? The Revolver frame for sure! It’s just good for everything and mega solid. I’ve had a few harsh under-rotated spins on it and it just doesn’t seem to budge. I’m putting it down to the wishbone as it’s the first frame I’ve rode with one and hasn’t twisted.

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"I’ve had a few harsh under-rotated spins on it and it just doesn’t seem to budge. I’m putting it down to the wishbone as it’s the first frame I’ve rode with one and hasn’t twisted."

- Brad McNicol

How often do you work on your bike, are you a bike maintenance type of guy? Yeah, I really don’t like my bike making any noises it shouldn’t or just generally feeling loose or soft. I’m constantly truing my wheels & cleaning bearings etc.

Do your bikes get the same level of detailing care as your car? Haha! Definitely… can’t beat a clean bike.

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Talking of cars, what are you driving right now? An old E46 BMW 330d touring auto. Does everything you need a car to do, except drive in the snow.

If you could own any 3 cars and any 3 dogs, which would it be? Cars – 1: Porsche Panamera (Techart Grant GT) 2: The E46 M3 touring they never made. 3: Subaru Classic wagon STI

And the dogs? 1: Calvin (Brad's dog) 2: An English Bullterrier 3: Another rescue staffie

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Top 3 parks in Scotland? The first Transgression in OT, Unit 23, Saughton.

What's the good and bad of a city like Edinburgh? I actually haven’t lived in Edinburgh for the past three years, but when I did it was good having Saughton and Transgression on my doorstep, and there was always something going on. The downside is the cost of living, and I didn’t notice until we moved out of it but I much prefer being away from the noise and business of the city. Being just outside of Edinburgh now I've got the best of both worlds, quiet walks for the dog, cheaper living costs and still only 20-30 mins away from a decent outdoor and indoor.

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