Bike Check: Tyler Fernengel

Tyler Fernengel’s name is synonymous with going big, fast, and some wild setups on street. And he handles all that business on this Redline/Demolition kit.

Photos by Joey Cobbs

Age: 17
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 135 lbs.
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Sponsors: Redbull, Redline, Osiris, Demolition, Albe’s

Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check
Tyler Fernengel Bike Check

Frame: Redline Device 20.75″
Fork: Demolition Elite
Bars: Demolition Suburban
Stem: Demolition Monarch
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Barends: Metal ones I’ve had for years
Headset: Demolition
Clamp: Redline Device
Seatpost: Redline Device
Seat: Demolition Markit
Pedals: Demolition Trooper PC
Cranks: Redline Device 175 mm
Sprocket: Redline Device 28-tooth
Chain: Shadow
Front Tire: Demolition Machete
Front Wheel: Demolition Bulimia
Rear Tire: Demolition Machete
Rear Wheel: Demolition Zero rim laced to a Demolition Rotator freecoaster
Pegs: Demolition Team peg
Hub guard: Demolition

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?
I usually just ride my bike until the parts break or bend, and I try to get on a new frame every two months just for safety—I jump to flat a lot [laughs].

Your bike looks pretty stock. Do you do any modifications, or just build it up and go?
I would have to say the only modification I do is cut my bars down to about 27.”

What parts do you change out the most often and why?
I change my pedals and tires pretty often mainly because I seem to wear through them pretty quick. I just love having grippy pedals and new solid tires.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
I have never been too particular about anything until I tried switching my forks awhile ago. So I’d have to say I can’t change my forks or bars. That will make your bike feel like somebody else’s if you change it.

Are you open to trying out new stuff on your bike, or do just like to stick what works?
I am always open to try new parts from Demolition as they come out, but for the most part I love the way my bike feels so I usually just stick to what works.