Setups: Paul Ryan
Fresh Ride Time
26 Apr 2018
Photos by Matty Lambert
Liverpudlian and Mongoose team rider Paul Ryan is well known for switching his bike colours up on the regular but this time he went full hog and slid together a completely new setup with a mix of parts. Just don't make him hold on to anything but ODI...
Frame: Mongoose Team
Forks: WTP Switch
Bars: BSD Passenger
Cranks: Cult 19mm 165mm
Grips: Odi longneck
Chain: Shadow Supreme
Chain ring: WTP Pathfinder
Pegs: Animal Benny L’s
Front wheel: WTP supreme
Rear wheel: WTP supreme
Guards: WTP supreme
Seat: BSD Acid seat
Seat clamp: Built in
Stem: WTP Hydra Stem
Tyres: Maxxis Grifters 2.1 front and rear
Headset: WTP Compact
Pedals: Shadow Surface pedals
What are you most particular about on your bike?
It would have to be the grips - I’ve been running ODI longnecks for over ten years now. I’ve tried several other grips over the years and they just don’t feel the same as ODI - they usually wear through so fast too.
Favourite new part?
Would have to the be the Cult cranks. I like 19mm cranks and the 165mm length are what I wanted from a set of cranks.
Parts you go through the most?
Plastic pedals mainly.
How often do you work on your bike, are you a bike maintenance type of guy?
I try to keep on top of the bike maintenance - there's nothing worse than your bike feeling like a bag of spanners!
What have you been up to recently?
The past couple of weeks just been back in liverpool riding the local parks and streets before then myself and Matty Lambert were over in Barcelona for a long weekend filming a new Mongoose Bikes edit which should be online in the next couple of weeks.
You’re always giving your bikes a fresh lick of paint. How many colours do you go through in a year?
Like I said I like to keep my bike from feeling like a bag of spanners haha. My Brother is a Car painter too so now and again when I go to see him and what ever car he is painting that day i usually get my frame painted that colour.
Got any plans this year? Will you be heading out to the Mongoose Jam?
I've got some plans for this year at the moment. Myself and Matty Lambert are gonna start working working on a new edit in a couple of weeks.
Going back over to South Africa next month with the Mongoose team for the ultimate X contest we go to ever year.
Straight to Mongoose Jam after that the week of June.
Some other projects I have ideas for and an edit I wanna do after that and whatever else comes also.
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