Chad was in town for a couple days last weekend and we managed to ride a couple parks, shoot a photo, film some clips, and do this here little bike check. Check out Chad’s whip and find out what he rides and why he microwaves his grips…
Name: Chad Osburn
Location: Fresno, CA
Sponsors: Kink Bikes
Frame: Kink Mudrunner
Fork: Kink CST
Bars: Kink Human
Stem: Kink Hittle
Grips: Odyssey Terry adams?
Barends: Par ends
Clamp: slim one
Seatpost: Kink Stump
Seat: Kink Lucid
Cranks: Kink Pillar
Sprocket: S&M Tuffman
Chain: Odyssey bluebird
Front Tire: Kink Lyra
Front Wheel: Kink atlas rim to boulevard hub
Rear Tire: Kink Lyra
Rear Wheel: Kink atlas to Incite hub
Chain Tensioner: Built in!
How goes it, Chad?
Going good dude! Been enjoying the holidays with the family, traveling a bit more, and riding a lot of valley pools. My daughter is in preschool now too so i’m back to doing homework again.
You obviously ride a lot of everything and choose to go pegless, why's that?
Well, I grew up not knowing anything different. Nobody called themselves a “street” rider or a “Park” rider when we were younger, we rode anything that we could get our bikes on! Fresno didn’t have any skate parks even 4 years ago so building dirt jumps was also a big part of riding. And for being pegless I love the way a simple bike looks and feels. The less I have to work on the more i get to ride.
Did you modify any parts or do anything special?
Nope, no mods. The bike i’m running right now is perfect without trimming anything. I did add some flush bolts on the hubs to keep in clean.
Are most of your bikes all black?
Yes. I can’t seem to get away from it! I tried a few new colors this year and really liked it, but it always goes back to black.
What part (or angle of a part/frame/etc.) are you most particular about one your bike?
Frame and bars. I like a longer frame 21″ and up, and my bars have to feel relaxed…if that makes sense.
What's new with Kink stuff?
Working on a new edit right now for them that should be out at the end of January and getting ready for a Florida Trip. The rest of 2014 is looking pretty busy as well.
What else is really specific to you when it comes to bike setup?
I have to stretch my grips sometimes microwave them (weird I know)
If ya got 'em, this is where the thanks go…
Whole Family, Friends Fam, Everyone at KINK, Darryl Tocco, Jay Roe, John Povah, Etnies, abandoned Houses, Josh Peakock, blue haven pools, Def Ray, Cool bums, and there’s so many more people!