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What I Ride – Johnny Atencio

Johnny Atencio is a name you’re going to be seeing a lot more of—tomorrow, actually, when we drop his L.A. Dreaming video with The Shadow Conspiracy. Johnny’s bike starts out with a Subrosa Joris Coulomb OM frame—which he described as, “the best frame I’ve ever ridden so far”—and the rest of his bike is rounded out with Shadow parts.

Height: 5′ 10”
Weight: 145 lbs.
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Sponsors: Subrosa, The Shadow Conspiracy, Vans, Peepgame

Frame: Subrosa OM, 20.75”
Fork: Shadow Inceptive
Bars: Subrosa Noster, 8.75”
Stem: Shadow Odin
Grips: Shadow Gipsy
Barends: Shadow
Headset: Shadow
Clamp: Shadow Alfred
Seat post: Shadow Tripod
Seat: Shadow Penumbra, Barraco, series 4, Tripod
Pedals: Shadow Ravager, plastic
Cranks: Shadow Killer, 165mm
Sprocket: Subrosa Speed, 25-tooth
Chain: Shadow Supreme
Front tire: Shadow Strada, 2.25”
Front wheel: Shadow Symbol
Rear tire: Shadow Strada, 2.25”
Rear wheel: Shadow Optimized freecoaster
Pegs: Shadow Slide Or Die

Describe your bike for us… What makes it your ride?
Bar position is slightly forward past the fork and about 40 psi.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
I’m most particular about my tires, grips and my bar position. My bars can’t be too far forward, my grips can’t be too sweaty and my tire pressure has to be set up to what I like.

What part of your bike do you hate working on the most?
I hate working on my wheels. Every time I try to tighten my spokes something goes wrong [laughs].

Are you more of a change parts out as they go, or build up a new bike kind of guy?
I usually run parts until they break, but it’s always nice to build a fresh whip.

What was the last thing you made to your bike that made a big difference? A game changer even…
Last thing I changed to my bike that made a difference was switching frames up and going to the Subrosa Joris Coulomb OM frame. Everything about the frame is perfect for my riding style. I’ve only been riding it for a couple months now, but it is the best frame I’ve ever ridden so far—definitely a game changer.