Name: Ben Lewis
Age: 28
Height: 5′ 10"
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs.)
Location: Liverpool, England
Sponsors: Fit Bike Co., Etnies, Animal, The Source, Dub, Quintin

Frame: Fit Benny L. 20"
Fork: Fit prototype
Bars: Fit Benny L.
Stem: Fit Benny L.
Grips: Fit Tech
Barends: Fit
Headset: Animal
Clamp: integrated
Seatpost: Animal
Seat: Animal Broadway
Cranks: Fit 24 mm 165 mm
Sprocket: Fit Key Guard sprocket 25-tooth
Chain: Shadow half-link
Front Tire: Fit FAF Nightvision 2.3"
Front Wheel: Animal Javelin hub, Animal RS rim
Rear Tire: Fit FAF Nightvision 2.3"
Rear Wheel: Animal Javelin hub, Animal RS rim
Pedals: Animal Hamilton
Hub Guard: Animal
Pegs: Animal Butcher with sleeves

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Tell us a little about the features that give your bike the quick responsiveness that is really important to you.
The geometry of the frame—steep headtube angle and a short back end make it really quick. The short stem and smooth tires keep the theme going, and a set of 165 mm cranks finish it off for quicker rotation on spins.

Please explain a little more about your preference for shorter cranks.
As I have a short back end with four pegs it gives me more room to move my foot around. It also makes rotation for 360s and 540s quicker as your feet are closer together.

We both know that four-piece bars are the superior choice, but what made you personally choose that style for your signature Fit bars?
Haha that is true! I love the look. I grew up wanting to be Troy McMurray when he had that all black Sabbath. So I always had [S&M Brain] Castillo's or the 4-piece Standard [Strip] bars. When I got the chance to design my own it was what I went back to—I couldn’t be happier.

And why exactly do you have absolutely no grip on your pedals?
To be honest, laziness. I grind a lot on my pedals and can’t be bothered having to always switch sides just for a grind side. I feel too locked in with grip—it feels horrible.

And I noticed you're running the guard sprocket, have you been adapting that to any new grinds yet?
I haven’t learned any grinds on it. But it protects my chain a lot when I’m trying to figure out how to move between grinds—backward crook-to-forward crank, etc.