Name: David Orion Thompson
Height: 5′ 11″
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sponsors: Verde Bikes, GSport, Ipath Shoes, Square One Clothing, 50/50 BMX Shop
Frame: Verde Cartel 2
Fork: Verde Cartel 2
Bars: Odyssey Lumberjack
Stem: Verde Cartel
Seatpost: Old one.
Seat: Duo Defgrip Colab
Cranks: Odyssey Twombolt
Front Tire: Fit Aitken
Front Wheel: GSport Rollcage
Rear Tire: Duo Stunner
Rear Wheel: GSport Ratchet hub with Rollcage rim.
Pedals: Odyssey JCPC
Hub Guard: GSport
Modifications/Other/Extras: Set bars a little forward, and slam the rear.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Bars, tires, and chains.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like it to feel sturdy.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Bars and pedals, for the most part. Contact points are crucial…
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yes, it was a Mongoose Menace with screw on pegs.
Is the weight of your bike important to you at all?
Now it is because lighter strong parts are an option, but not really.
Do you typically like to build up a new bike from scratch, or just replace parts as needed?
I like parts as needed, but it depends on the part that breaks.
And just because it’s so badass, here’s Dave’s bio from Props issue 76…