Fri, Aug 15 2008 4:48 am |
Name: Manuel Cantero aka Eman
Location: In the heart of East Los Angeles
Sponsors: Volume Bikes, Primo Products, DC Shoes
Frame: Volume Union 21” top-tube
Fork: Volume prototype fork with thin legs all the way
Bars: Fit FitEd bars
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Seatpost: Primo pivotal post
Seat: Primo Nathan Williams pivotal
Cranks: Primo Hollowbites 170mm with titanium spindle
Pedals: Primo Josh Stricker plastics
Sprocket: Primo 23-tooth
Front Tire: Primo Comet 2.10”
Front Wheel: Primo Balance rim 36-hole with prototype straight laced Primo front hub with hubguards
Rear Tire: Primo Comet 2.10”
Rear Wheel: Primo Balance rim 36-hole with Primo Mix cassette hub with 8-tooth driver and titanium axle
Hub Guard: FBM
Pegs: Demolition Dumbchucks (plastics)
Do you run your bike stock, or do you do any modifications?
I like cut my bars a bit, cut the fork steertube down so it’s even with the stem, and I cut the seatpost so it’s like three inches long, too. I don’t run the fork bolt because you don’t need it, no bar ends, plastic pegs, plastic pedals, ti axle and ti spindle as well, and a few prototype parts here and there
Which parts do you go through the most?
I would say plastic pedals just because the pins wear down, but other than that everything usually holds up well.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel.
My setup is simple and light, four plegs, no brakes, and solid with no loose chain rattleing when I have to bail (laughs).