Setups - Christian Rigal
Big and Burly
22 Dec 2015
Photos by Andrew White
Christian needs a bike that can handle a beating. Setup strong and with dimensions suited for a bigger rider, Christian’s United can send him bombing down massive rails all over the world. We caught up with Christian while in California filming for the new United full length DVD , Still United, and got a look at his current setup. Oh and by the way, his new upcoming United part might just be the burliest section we've we've seen...
Favorite part: I'd have to say the Demolition Bipolar pegs. Without the plastics there’s no way I could be grinding all the stuff that I find.
Mods? I grind down the nuts that tighten down my back hub so my 2 hub guards fit nicely, if not you have to pull the back end apart to get your wheel in. I also cut my bars down 2 inches and interlace my front wheel.
Tell me about your favorite all time bike? It would have to be the first sample I got of my United frame. It'll be hard to beat that feeling!
What do you like riding these days? I've been having a lot more fun riding bowls and weird street transitions, but I still love grinding as much as I can throughout the day.
Plans for 2016? Riding, filming, taking photos, traveling, hanging out with my friends, all that good stuff! Each year gets better and better so I'm trying to keep that going!
Frame: United Rigal 21.25
Bars: United Rigal XL 9.15
Grips: Duo Corey Martinez
Stem: Demolition Aaron Smith
Seat/post: Demolition X MARKIT Dennis tripod seat
Forks: United Dinero
Cranks: Demolition RIG 170mm
Pedals: Demolition trooper PC
Sprocket: Demolition Mugatu 30t
Pegs: Demolition Bipolar
Front wheel: Demolition Ghost Interlaced on Zero rims
Back wheel: Demolition Rotator LHD on Zero rims
Tires: Demolition RIG 2.4
Kicks: Etnies Marana Vulcs
"My favourite bike would have to be the first sample I got of my United frame. It'll be hard to beat that feeling!"
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