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?
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.


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

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