Name: Drew Bezanson
Height: 5′ 10″
Location: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sponsors: DK Bicycles, Fox, The Shadow Conspiracy, DC, Skull Candy, Ryder Distribution, POC Helmets
Frame: DK Team Frame, 21″
Fork: DK Alpha Forks, 3/8
Bars: Shadow Vultus, 8.5″
Stem: Shadow Strike, frontload.
Grips: Shadow Thirteen, flangeless.
Barends: Shadow Nylon
Headset: FSA Impact Integrated
Clamp: Shadow Alfred
Seatpost: Shadow Pivotal
Seat: Shadow Pivotal Slimmer
Cranks: Shadow V2 Torrid
Sprocket: Shadow Ravager, 28t
Chain: Shadow V2 Interlock
Brakes: Proper Magna
Cable: DK Linear
Brake Lever: Odyssey M2 Small
Detangler: Odyssey GTX-R
Front Tire: Maxxis D.T.H, 2.2″
Front Wheel: Shadow Stun Complete Front Wheel
Rear Tire: Maxxis Grifter, 1.85″
Rear Wheel: Shadow Stun Complete Rear Wheel
Pedals: Shadow Ravager Plastic
Hub Guard: Shadow Front and Rear
Pegs: Shadow Little Ones
The only modification I made to my bike was that I put a piece of tire in between the bottom bracket and cone spacer to stiffen up my cranks.
Which parts do you go through the most?
I'll go through grips the fastest.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like my bike to feel nice and solid with dialed brakes. I love when my brakes feel good and it doesn't make a sound when you bounce it. My bikes always feel small when I build them up. Doesn't matter how long the top tube or how big the bars.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I'm most particular about having dual bottom cables. If your wheel happens to shift just a little bit you can adjust the individual cables so your brake pads still hit evenly. Keep the flex out of them brakes.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Heck yeah! My first real BMX bike was a 16″ called “Lil’ Lightening.” After that I got a 20″ that was called “Big Thunder.” I don't remember what kind they were, but they were sick! My first brand name BMX was a GT “Fly.” Saved up all summer for that bad boy.
Are you particular about your PSI? How much do you run?
I usually run 80 PSI, but will take a little out for street and put a little more in for cement parks.
Ever thought about jumping on the brakeless train?
No not really, I like to do the fufanu too much, haha. I grew up riding brakeless, then once I could afford legit brakes that worked I've been rocking them ever since.
What’s that in your bottom bracket, and why do you have it there?
I cut out a little rubber donut from an old tire. I put it between the bottom bracket and cone spacer in my cranks. I have it there to stiffen up my cranks so they don't move when I take my feet off.
I’m assuming the white/red (Canadian flag colors) on your bike was intentional… Are you picky about how your bike looks?
Yeah I decided to rep the Canadian colors on this whip. I like to keep my bikes looking good, but the airlines never feel the same way. The last two bikes I've gotten ended up with dents and scratches from the first plane ride. Then on top of those, it’s still dirty from Red Bull Chicago. My bike needs a little TLC.