Name: Matthias Lucas Dandois-Delaigue
Height: 183 cm (6′)
Weight: 84 kg (185lbs)
Location: Paris, France
Sponsors: Red Bull, Odyssey, G-shock, Superb**, Pull-In, Different Character, Vans, Orange, Green Films.
Frame: A Bad Thing Slim Fit II, but my Superb** prototype is coming up sooon!
Fork: A Bad Thing Slim Fit II
Bars: A Bad Thing Slim Fit II
Stem: Odyssey Classic Front Load
Grips: Odyssey Thumb Tack
Seatpost: Odyssey Intac
Seat: Odyssey Senior 2
Cranks: Odyssey Twobolt, 175mm
Sprocket: Odyssey Burlington, 25t
Chain: Shadow Half-Link
Front Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.75″
Front Wheel: GSport hub and GSport rim.
Rear Tire: Odyssey Frequency G, 1.75″
Rear Wheel: KHE Astern Freecoaster
Pedals: Odyssey JCPC
Pegs: A Bad Thing
I don’t have back pegs ’cause I don’t need ’em. I love matte black, so I always spray paint my bike matte black, but since I’m not a painter it looks ugly.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Spokes, tires, and grips.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I have pretty much a street bike: Two-piece bars, straight tubes, and 20.5″ top tube because I like how it looks and the way it feels. I’m tall…
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I like to have a long stem and a zero offset fork…so good for nose wheelies.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yes! I was 14, it was a twenty parking!
When did you decide to take off your back pegs, and why?
A couple months ago because I wasn't doing anything with them, and the only original trick I did on the back wheel is that G-turn manual stuff, and I don’t need pegs for it.
How has the lack of back pegs affected your riding?
My riding is not affected on the lack of pegs. I just don’t do back wheel upside down tricks anymore, which I find too flatland for me.
How would you describe your current riding style?
A mix between street and flat.