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What I Ride: Brady Tweedy

When I think of Brady Tweedy, the first thing that comes to my mind is his amazing opening section in Volume’s Volume 2. Brady Tweedy is the truth on the streets. Go ahead and watch that amazing example of street riding again, then check out his Volume Vessel that he gets all that wild shit done with…

 

Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 194 lbs.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sponsors: Volume, Merritt, 5050

Frame: Volume Vessel 21”
Fork: Volume Anchor
Bars: Volume Captain 9.5”
Stem: Merritt MKII
Grips: Merritt Pete Sawyer
Barends: Merritt
Headset: Merritt HighTop
Seatpost: Merritt, keep it tall
Seat: Merritt  SL1
Pedals: Merritt P1
Cranks: Hand me down Demolition cranks from Tate Roskelley
Sprocket: Merritt Pentaguard
Chain: Shadow Interlock Supreme
Front Tire: Merritt Option slide wall
Front Wheel: I don’t know the rim… Merritt Non Stop hub and Tension guard.
Rear Tire: Merritt Option slide wall
Rear Wheel: hand me down Demolition wheel from Tate—shout out to the guy.
Pegs: A couple metals Elf hand laying around for the back, and two plastics up front.

Why do you run plastic pegs up front and metal in the rear?
I just got sick of exploding plastics pegs on the back and kinda just kept the plastics up front. Works out sick for gritty stuff.

You grind the pedals and cranks on both sides of your bike, as well the guard sprocket. Which goes through the most abuse?
Definitely my pedals. I go through those like crazy. My sprocket is looking nice and chunky nowadays too…

What is the significance of the tennis ball in your back wheel?
Street cred [laughs] just kidding. Watching old BMX videos I always saw the OG dudes doing it and so I have always had one in—and it keeps my spokes tight.

Describe your bike for us… What makes it your ride?
Bars aligned with the forks, low PSI, I don’t mind my chain being sloppy. I like my bike tall, long, and low PSI.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
Seat height and probably bar position.