Bike Check: Eric Lichtenberger

Age: 28
Height: 5′ 11”
Weight: 160 lbs.
Location: LBC, baby
Sponsors: Sunday Bikes, Odyssey, Vans

We’ve always been referring to Eric’s skills as “cat like reflexes,” maybe we need to change that to ninja like… Photos: Jeff Zielinski

Frame: Sunday Soundwave 21”
Fork: Odyssey r32
Bars: Odyssey Eric Lichtenberger Sand Bar
Stem: Odyssey TDFL 53 mm
Grips: Odyssey Tom Dugan
Barends: Odyssey
Headset: Odyssey
Clamp: Sunday
Seatpost: Sunday Toothy post
Seat: Odyssey Eric Lichtenberger seat
Pedals: Odyssey JCPC
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt 175 mm
Sprocket: Odyssey Million Dollar 30-tooth
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Front Tire: Odyssey Plyte Aitken 2.2”
Front Wheel: Odyssey Aerospace rim with Odyssey Anti Gram hub
Rear Tire: Odyssey Plyte Atiken 2.2”
Rear Wheel: Odyssey Hazard Lite with Odyssey Quartet hub

How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one?
Sometimes after a few months I end up changing out the wheels, then whatever sh-t starts to get worn out. If it’s real bad I just build up a new bike.

What parts do you change out the most often?
I’d say bars then wheels go first, I have no clue why—I fall a lot?

What are you most particular about on your bike?
I say the whole thing has to be dialed in.

Tell us about the gold color, it’s custom, right?
Yup! [laughs]

Have you moved up your bars even further?

Speaking about your bars, tell us about your signature joints, what are the ingredients for a perfect bar for you?
They’re nice and tall [9”]—not too tall, but I think they’re perfect. They’re called the Sand bar just like a surf sand bar. I love surfing beach breaks and one day that just popped in my head while I was thinking of a name for my bars.

How long have you been running the sprocket guard for? How has it affected things for you grind wise?
I’ve been running a guard for a few years now. I love it because I never break chains—once you break one too many of them [chains] it’s just stupid not to run one.

Your rear tire is kinds thin for today’s standards. Why not go with one of the fatter tire options?
Yup, I have no pegs so running a skinny tire helps me lock-in grinds better.

I noticed you’re running a front load stem flipped up, why not just run a top load?
Because this one looks good flipped.

Eric recently added another new move to his crankarm arsenal with the 180 crankarm grind. Here’s one he busted out at Odyssey.


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