Bike Check: Alex Magallan

Find out more about Alex’s Sunday with Tree parts, plus the dude got quotes: “You can never go wrong with a black bicycle, but you can really blow it with a white bicycle.”


Name: Alex A. Magallan
Age: 25
Height: 5’11 and not growing
Weight: 155-160 depending on if im eating like shit.
Location: Cashville, Tennessee
Sponsors: Sunday!, Ipath Shoes, Tree Bikes, Dan’s Comp, Operativ apparel, Edley’s BBQ

Frame: Sunday Forecaster 21″ top tube
Fork: Sunday Morning 2.1″
Bars: Sunday Tall Ts
Stem: Tree Prototype top load
Grips: ODI Long necks
Barends: ODI
Headset: Odyssey
Clamp: Sunday
Seatpost: Sunday
Seat: Tree Ergo Slim Seat
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolts
Sprocket: Tree OG Bolt
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Front Tire: Fit Gum 20×2.25″
Front Wheel: Tree Straight pull 36 spoke. Laced to a Sun Big Baller rim
Rear Tire: Odyssey path 20×2.10″
Rear Wheel: Tree Straight pull 36 spoke.Laced to a Sun Big Baller rim
Pedals: Eclat or Odyssey Trail Mix not sure what i was running in AZ.
Hub Guard: Tree stock guards
Pegs: Tree Stunt stumps
Brakes: Odyssey Springfield. “By far the easiest brakes to install. Now kids don’t have a reason to not run brakes [laughs].”

Modifications/Other/Extras: Trim my grip flanges, filed my fork and frame dropouts to run below the peg.

What part (or angle of a part/frame/etc.) are you most particular about one your bike?
I really like the height on the front end. Upsweep of the bars and top load stem. I feel much more upright and not all crunched up on my bike. Short Rear end is a plus, too. Easy to pickup manual, also just flat ground hopping in general it works to your advantage.

Got any sort of opinion on plastic pegs?
I’m Stuck in my old ways. I like metal pegs. Its just doesn’t seem right to have all your weight relying on a plastic sleeve with an aluminum core. Sure, you can grind whatever you want, but there’s just something about that metal-to-concrete or metal-to-metal sound that is BMX.

Is an all black bike your go-to?
Yes Sir! You can never go wrong with a black bicycle, but you can really blow it with a white bicycle.

You’ve been actively filming for the Dan’s Comp DVD, how’s that going?
Its going great for me. Luckily I’ve been on quite a bit of trips so far. Its always rad working on a project with Stew Johnson. The only down fall to this video is, Trying to fork out a part or even clips from each dude on the team. Team is stacked and im sure people are busy with other projects as well. The deadline is approaching real soon. Should be interesting to see the outcome!

Rumors of a Sunday video are floating about, too. Have you guys started up on that?
Yeah there’s been talk of it! I recently got a camera and have been gathering up footage any chance i get.

What part do you go through most often?
Tire or grips usually. Nothing to exciting [laughs].

How do you like those Tree straight-pull hubs?
I really like what Tree has going on. Those hubs basically lace themselves. Also, they don’t have to break in like J spokes do. Haven’t had any problem with them so far. It’s good to support a rider-owned and operated company; that’s seems like a dying breed in BMX nowadays.