Tue, Sep 13 2011 8:13 am |
We caught up with Kyle Baldock at Dew Tour this past weekend to check out his latest setup. He just built a brand new Mirraco prototype and it’s super light, and super dialed. Also, we have photos of the bike Kyle was on earlier this year up until a few weeks ago when he built up the new whip. Take a look…
Name: Kyle Baldock
Height: 172cm (5′ 8″)
Weight: 75Kg (165lbs)
Location: Queensland, Australia
Sponsors: Unit, Mirraco, Vans, Monster, Skull Candy
Frame: Mirraco Prototype
Fork: Black Label Slim Forks
Bars: Black Label Bend Bars
Stem: Profile Front Loader, 48mm
Grips: ODI Longneck, and I cut the flange off the left side.
Bar ends: ODI
Seat / Seatpost: Eclat combo
Cranks: Black Label 2.5 piece, 175mm
Sprocket: Black Label, 28t
Chain: KMC Kool Lite
Cable: SNAFU, top and bottom
Brake Lever: Odyssey Medium
Front Tire: KHE
Front Wheel: Full titanium spokes, Profile Mini hub, with a Starlak rim.
Rear Tire: KHE
Rear Wheel: Full titanium spokes, Profile Mini left hand drive cassette, on an Odyssey 7KA rim.
Pedals: SNAFU Anorexia
I run a KHE bracket bearing on my chain side with a piece of a tire in it because I don’t like my cranks to move.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Before I started using the KHE bracket bearings I went through a lot of bracket bearings. I also go through a fair few seats.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like my bike to feel stable. I hate having anything loose on my bike. I also love having a light bike.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
My handlebars…they have upsweep. I don’t like to ride with no upsweep.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
It was a red mongoose. I broke it learning flairs
How important to you is it that your bike is light?
I love having a light bike. I feel it makes everything a bit easier to do.
Why is your bike so dirty in these photos…aren’t you a park rider? Do you clean your whip when you get home from a dirt jumping comp?
Haha, I am a park rider—just started riding dirt. I spend about an hour cleaning up my bike when I get back from a dirt contest. You seem to get dirt all over the place…that stuff is messy!
Here’s what Kyle’s bike looked like when we shot photos of it about a month and a half ago…