How do you have your bike set up?
I like the bars back a little bit so they’re completely even with the forks, and the seat to where I can barely pinch it. I also like the cranks and the chain real tight so the pedals have a hard time moving. I like my wheels to spin good, too.
How much does your bike weigh?
About 35 lbs.
Does weight matter to you?
No.
What else can you tell us about your bike?
I run Profile bar-ends¿those are good. I like the ones that Matt Beringer made me too, but his shop is shut down for the minute.
Do you work on your own bike?
Actually I try to, but when it originally gets put together, my friend Ron at McGee’s puts it together¿he’s the best guy in the world to put a bike together because I can just hop on it and ride it.
How long does it take you to get used to a new bike?
A day, but it’s always best when it turns into a junker¿that’s the best time to ride it.
What do you like best about your bike?
I really like how it looks this year…it’s coming out real good¿all the angles are perfect. The 21″ top tube is good because you’ve got a lot of room up front to do whatever you need to do. The headtube this year is super-thick, I like it a lot.

Bike/Components

Tailwhip in Ontario aboard his back-up bike.
The color may be different, but the parts are the same.

Frame: Specialized Vegas, gold
Forks: S&M Pitch Forks, black
Stem: Profile XL, silver
Bars: S&M Slam Bars, black
Headset: “I don’t know”
Grips: ATI Jackson, black, flangeless
Brake Lever: Dia-Tech Dirt Harry, black
Rear Brake: Dia-Compe 990, black
Detangler: SST Oryg, black
Brake Cable: Oryg, black
Seat: Specialized
Seat Post: Specialized
Seat Post Clamp: Specialized
Tires: Specialized Casino; front/rear: 20″ x 2.0″
Rims: Alex triple-wall, 48-hole, black
Hubs: Profile cassette, 48-hole, silver
Pedals: Specialized platforms, black
Cranks: Profile SST, 180mm
Bottom Bracket: Profile, sealed
Sprocket: Profile, 44-tooth, black
Freewheel: Profile cassette, 16-tooth
Chain: Kink
Modifications: Bars cut down one inch on each side

Equipment
Helmet: Pro-tec
Knee Pads: Fox
Wrist guard: Pro-tec
Jersey: Specialized by Fox
Gloves: Fox