Nathan Williams Bike Check

Name: Nathan Williams
Age: 23 Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 160lbs
Location: Huntington Beach, California, at the moment.
Sponsors: United, Etnies, Cinema, Duo, Dan’s Comp

All photos by Ryan Fudger.

Frame: United Mothership
Fork: United Prototype
Bars: United Grande
Stem: S&M Challenger
Grips: United Nathan Grips
Barends: United
Headset: United
Seatpost: United
Seat: United Beacon
Cranks: United Prototype
Sprocket: United Metro
Chain: Shadow
Front Tire: Duo
Front Wheel: Cinema
Rear Tire: Duo
Rear Wheel: Cinema
Pedals: Duo
Hub Guard: BSD
Pegs: Animal Butcher Plastics

Nope, everything is pretty basic.

Which parts do you go through the most?
Pedals, I would say.

Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I don’t really pay a whole lot of attention to bike setup except for just having everything be high. I don’t cut the steer tube so everything on the front end is high.

What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Bars. I wouldn’t say they make a difference in riding or anything, but it’s just my personal preference as to the height of them and the sweep.

How often do you build up a new bike?
It just depends on if there is a new sample frame that Ian and Dean give me to ride. Sometimes I will ride a bike for eight months and other times it’s like four. I usually don’t build up an entirely new bike. It’s just new pieces here and there.

Do you like to build a new bike from the ground up? Or do you normally just replace parts as needed?
Anybody would agree that you can’t beat the feeling of a new bike. It sounds a bit weird, but sometimes it gets me more stoked to ride if it’s all new. But more often I just replace parts as needed. It’s difficult for me to wait around while I try to collect parts for a whole new bike. I usually just say screw it and replace little bits.