Wed, Jan 10 2001 12:00 am |
Dave has been in Southern California for the past week to do a little work with DC and get a little riding in as well. We got a chance to take a look at his Haro S351, surprisingly enough it is very similar to what you can buy in the store.
Scot: What’s the rundown on your bike?
Dave: My bike is the S351, it’s a flat gray, US made frame. Basically, its just a stock bike, with the exception of a 14-tooth cog on a Profile “SS” cassette hub and a 39-tooth Sharp sprocket. Other than that, it’s stock, right out of the box.
Scot: Whats the difference between the Haro S351 and last year’s Mirra frame.
Dave: It’s the same thing, but I wanted a model name. I’m into Saleen Mustangs, actually, I have one, and I wanted to call it that. Instead of having my signature all over it, I’m kind of into giving it a model name and leaving it at that.
Scot: What about your pegs and cranks?
Dave: I have the new Haro oversized cranks. The cranks are really awesome, I have had a lot of good luck with them. For pegs I’m riding Primo Pro Terrible One pegs to save weight. My bike’s about 34-and-a-half pounds.
Scot: Do you do any kind of modifications?
Dave: Nope, that’s about it. I run the seatpost forward… that particular seatpost lays the seat back too much. I like to keep my barspins real tight, so I keep my seat up so my knees are pretty much straight above the bottom bracket when I’m pinching it with my knees. I also cut the bars a little bit. I use the Dave Mirra bars and I cut a little bit off each end just to make them a little bit narrower.
Scot: You don’t run bar-ends. Are you worried about losing a finger?
Dave: I just don’t run them. I haven’t found any that I like, and they make my bars even wider. I tried to get some ten-speed rubber ones but those guys rip apart pretty easy.