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What I Ride – Chase Krolicki

Chase Krolicki just got picked up by GT—making him the youngest dude on a team of seasoned heavy hitters and legends. If that doesn’t vouch enough for this upcoming shredder, he’s also riding for Odyssey and Albe’s. He recently bought a one way ticket out to California, built up a new bike, and got busy out in the streets right away. Peep the bike that Chase has been crushing it on while filming for his upcoming Odyssey video.

AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 6′ 1″
WEIGHT: 150 lbs.
LOCATION: St. Clair Shores, Michigan
SPONSORS: GT, Odyssey, Albe’s

FRAME: GT Globetrotter, 21″
FORK: Odyssey R25
HANDLEBAR: Odyssey Lumberjack XL
STEM: Odyssey TL48
HEADSET: Odyssey Conical
GRIPS: Odyssey Broc Raiford
BAR ENDS: Odyssey Par Ends
SEAT: Odyssey Monogram
SEAT POST: Odyssey Tripod
CRANKS: GT Power Series Cr-Mo Prototypes, 165mm
SPROCKET: Odyssey La Guardia, 28T
PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted PC
CHAIN: Odyssey Bluebird
TIRES: Odyssey Pursuit P-Lyte, 2.4″
FRONT WHEEL: Hazard Lite Wheel—Hazard Lite Rim laced to Odyssey Antigram Hub.
REAR WHEEL: Odyssey Clutch Freecoaster Wheel—Hazard Lite Rim laced to a Clutch Freecoaster Hub.
PEGS: Odyssey Graduate
HUB GUARDS: G-Sport Gland MKIV front G-Sport Uniguard drive side

Congrats on getting picked up by GT. How does it feel to join up with such a heavy crew?
Thanks! It’s awesome. They’ve been around longer than I’ve been alive [laughs] and it seems like they’re coming back strong into the BMX world. Can’t wait to meet the dudes and hopefully get on some trips in the near future.

Being a rider from the Midwest who is known for hitting rails, how does it feel to be riding legendary Midwest rail shredder’s Brian Kachinsky’s signature Globetrotter frame?
It’s sick. I’m stoked on the geometry, it looks really good, and I’ve always looked up to BK since I started riding.

How long have you been on Odyssey and how did that come about?
After I visited Cali last year to film that video and rode with some of the younger Odyssey dudes, Walter hit me up in like September and asked if I wanted to be a part of the team and I was like “Hell yea!” There’s no other team I’d rather be on.

You bought a one-way ticket out to Cali and you’re working on a video for Odyssey right now. Tell us a little more about that…
The Michigan scene has been dying slowly and the weather is terrible. I just wanted to get out here where it’s beautiful and I can ride everyday with a sick group of friends. I’m working on the video with Sauce and that photo is actually the first clip we got for the video so far [laughs].

Describe your bike for us… What makes it your ride?
I usually ride my bars parallel with the forks, maybe a tiny bit foward. I run like 55 psi—not too hard not too soft. Always run the biggest tires just because they absorb more impact from drops. And I always run my chain pretty tight because I don’t really do crankflips, I don’t want my cranks to spin when I do whips, and I like my bike to sound dialed. Oh, and I cut my bars to 28″ wide.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
Nothing really, actually most of the time I get a new setup I find myself getting everything that has completely different specs [laughs].

You’re running the GSport GLAND guards up front as opposed to more common guards that thread onto the axle, what makes you prefer those?
I just prefer plastic over the aluminum ones.

What’s up with the artwork on your right pedal?
I always draw on one side of my right pedal so I know what side to stand on, so when I do crank arm grinds I still have a good side with all the pins.

Not only did Chase do this bar-to-ice with no hesitation, he also ended up doing it twice because he didn’t like how he caught on the bars on the first one.