Chad Kerley Bike Check

Name: Chad Kerley
Age: 17
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 140lbs
Location: San Diego, CA
Sponsors: Premium BMX, Nike 6.0

All photos by Brandon Means.

Frame: Premium Foley prototype
Fork: Haro Skeleton
Bars: Premium Whiskey, 8.25″ x 28″
Stem: Premium Sub 10 V2
Grips: ODI Longnecks
Barends: ODI
Headset: FSA
Seatpost: Premium Stump
Seat: Premium Collage
Cranks: Premium 1948 Cranks
Sprocket: Premium Gnarstar Sprocket
Chain: Shadow
Front Tire: Premium Folding, 2.25″
Front Wheel: Older version of the LitePremium wheel.
Rear Tire: Premium Folding, 2.0″
Rear Wheel: Primo Mix Cassette
Pedals: Premium Thin Plastics
Hub Guard: BSD
Pegs: Premium Chadow

Which parts do you go through the most?
Pedals and grips, for sure.

Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I just like my bike to feel solid and my bars to be exactly where I want them to be or I get really paranoid that they’re too far forward or too far back. I’m real picky with my bar angle for some reason. But as long as it rolls and feels solid I’m happy.

What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
My bars and grips. I like the feeling of them being wide, it makes everything more comfortable. And my stem needs to be perfectly straight as well. If it’s to the side by a little bit it bugs me, haha.

Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yeah, it was a 2 Hip Playboy. I was like 4′ 9″ and the top tube was 20.75″. It was so big for me but I rode it as if it fit me perfectly.