Ryan Taylor is from the U.K., and even though he’s only 17, he’s already been spending a lot of time in Greenville this year riding with some of the best pros in the game. Ritchie Robinett met up with him to check out his current Amity setup…peep game.
Name: Ryan Taylor
Location: Hometown is Birmingham, U.K., but currently living in Greenville, North Carolina.
Sponsors: Amity Bikes, Osiris Footwear, Rockstar Energy
Frame: Amity Russo Frame
Fork: Amity Jesus Fork
Bars: Amity Basement Bars
Stem: Amity Ballin’ Stem
Grips: ODI Zero
Headset: FSA Impact
Seat: Macniel Slim
Cranks: Amity Zenta
Sprocket: Amity Union Black
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Brakes: Amity Zenta
Cables: SNAFU (Upper and lower.)
Brake Lever: Odyssey Medium Lever
Detangler: Odyssey GTXR
Front Tire: KHE Mac2
Front Wheel: Profile Hub, Amity Spokes, and Primo Balance Rim
Rear Tire: KHE Mac2
Rear Wheel: Profile hub 9t, Amity spokes, Primo Balance Rim
Pedals: Premium Plastics
Chain Tensioner: Amity has a tapered dropout, and it holds the wheel secure and never moves, so I don't need those.
Modifications/Other/Extras: Cut down seat post, Pen springs in my hub to make it louder, haha.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Grips and tires.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
Light, fast, clean, good brakes…
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
KHE tires, and certain grips. I really like these ODI grips a lot.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Haha, it was a wreck…so heavy, and it was CHROME!
You've been staying in the US for a while. How has that been?
Yeah, been here for a month now, but have already been here once earlier this year for three months. I’m here ’till December, so I’m pretty psyched! I have been staying with my friends in Greenville; Chris Hughes and Josh Perry. I’m not about to try and buy a house here…YET! Haha. So I just stay with friend. But I have been traveling around North Carolina a lot and I’m going to the Rye Airfield Wicked Jam soon, so that should be sweet. It’s December 6-7. It’s gonna be fun, and I cant wait.