Name: Chris Doyle
Age: 30 years young
Height: 6′ 3″
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsors: Kink Bicycles, DC Shoes and Apparel, Action Village, Demolition Parts, Duo
Frame: Kink "International" signature frame, 21.25″ top tube.
Fork: Demolition "Concorde" signature fork.
Bars: Demolition "Suburban" Bar
Stem: Demolition "Keystone" signature stem
Grips: Duo Bohans
Barends: Demolition plugs
Seatpost: Kink post, extra long
Seat: Kink Sexton
Cranks: Demolition "Revolt", 175mm
Sprocket: Demolition "F-1" spline drive
Brakes: Demoltion "Vulcan"
Brake Lever: Dia-Compe Tech 77 that I've had for years with a custom bend.
Front Tire: Duo "Stunner", 2.0″
Front Wheel: Demolition "Phantom" hub with "Zero" rim
Rear Tire: Duo "Stunner", 2.0″
Rear Wheel: Demolition "Rolls" hub with "Zero" rim
Pedals: Demolition "Team" Pedal
Hub Guard: Demolition
Pegs: Demolition "Team"
Everything's stock out of the box, with the exception of the brake lever with the custom bend. Also, I take the little spacer out of my bottom bracket so I can keep my cranks nice and tight.
Which parts do you go through the most?
I change my forks every three months or so and I change my chain anytime I build up a new bike. A new chain makes your bike feel so smooth.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I used to like my bikes long and low…with the exception of the seat of course. Nowadays, my front end has been going up a little bit, but I like the way it feels. I like everything to be tight, and I hate having rattles…and I especially hate a loose headset.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Probably the bars and stem setup. That's usually the first thing you notice when you get on a different bike. That, and tire pressure. Tires that are pumped up to the max usually hurt my wrists.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yeah, it was chrome and fast with no brakes…I was ahead of the times!