Eric’s Stranger Haze frame is built-up with a tall front end and without pegs, of course. Keep reading to learn about his entire setup and how he likes it to ride.
Frame: Stranger Nomad 21.42”
Fork: Stranger Huxley
Bars: Stranger Trash four-piece (un cut)
Stem: Stranger Haze
Grips: Primo Boy grips
Seatpost: Primo Pivotal
Seat: Stanger Native
Pedals: Stranger plastic
Cranks: Stranger 175 mm
Sprocket: Strangergram Guard sprocket (Eric L. signature)
Front Tire: Primo V-Monster 2.10”
Front Wheel: Stranger XXL
Rear Tire: Primo V-Monster 2.10”
Rear Wheel: Stranger XXL
On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike?
Hmm… I’d say a 10 because I like my bike rolling nice. I don’t have much on there so it’s pretty simple to fix.
How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one? Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
Well, I ride my frames for like three to six months and just replace my parts as they go. Sometime I end up putting a new one together.
The blue Primo V-Monster tires really set your bike off. Did you tap into a secret stash to find them?
[Laughs] I love them, and yeah, I had to go in this secret room to find them.
Speaking about tires, you prefer thin tires as opposed to the thicker tires that are the trend nowadays. Why is that?
I like thin tires because it helps me with pegless grinds. I need as much room as I can get!
What other setup specifics do you have for pegless grinds?
I run female axles.
How long have you been rockin’ the Stranger four-piece bars? And how does your ride feel with them?
I’ve been on them ever since they came out. I’m really into them they feel great and look good.
Tell us a little about your signature Stranger sprocket/guard combo…
I break a lot of chains so we decided to make a guard sprocket. Very stoked on how it turned out.
What parts do you change out the most often and why?
I’d say tires and bars—tire feebles eat them alive on some ledges
What are you most particular about on your bike?
The whole thing has to feel right and roll smooth.
What are you specific about on your bike, chain tension—loose, tight, grips—thick, thin, new, or worn-out, tire pressure, et cetera?
Chain tight, thin grips, and 70 to 75psi in the tires.
Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
Yeah, I’m always down to mix thing up and keep it interesting and fun.