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Jayden Mucha Kink BMX Bike Check

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Jayden Mucha blasts his backyard vert wall.Jayden Mucha is 13 years old and riding at an insane level. Check out his BMX Groms edit, the edit he just dropped and his how-to front flip. We caught up with him, shot some pictures of his current setup and his gnarly riding skills.
Age: 13 yrs old
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 130 lbs
Any tips on bike sizing? Before jumping to the next frame size, incremental changes can be made by increasing stem length, going from a front load stem to top load stem and/or by increasing bar size. These changes will increase your “riding box” (the area for your body, while on your bike).

Current BMX Setup

Jayden Mucha dumps a t-bog on his backyard ramp setup.Frame: Kink Mudrunner 21.25″
Fork: Demolition Elite 30mm offset
Bars: Kink Rex 9.5″ rise
Grips: ODI Longneck
Stem: Stolen Clutch 50mm frontload
Wheel Set
Rims: Odyssey Seven KA
Hubs: Profle Mini’s
Tires: Kink – Lyra 2.3 (front), Vela 2.1 (back)
Spokes: Odyssey Racing Butted
Sprocket: Profile Galaxy 25T
Chain: Odyssey Bluebird
Cranks: Profile 170mm
Pedals: Spank Spike
Brakes
Lever: Odyssey Monolever
Calipers: Odyssey EVO II
Cable: Kink Linear
Seat: Bonedeth Pivotal
Pegs: Primo Binary V2
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Colony BMX – Josh Dove Video Bike Check

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Josh Dove showcases Colony’s 18 inch line with flips, bars, grinds, and freecoaster action. The 18″ Sweetooth frame in chrome is RAD!

Colony – With the emerging growth in the number of smaller rippers out there in the BMX world, we saw a gap in what was available for them to buy & ride.
The introduction of our 18″ product line, gives these little shredders access to the same high end parts that the 20″ world enjoys.
Our 18″ version Sweet Tooth frames, Dagger forks, Sweet Tooth forks, Pintour wheels & soon to be released 22’s cranks in 165mm makes up a full high end 18″ product line. Our own Josh Dove show’s in this video exactly what these little bikes are capable of doing. Available now at all Colony dealers worldwide.”

Brady Baker 20″ BMX Bike Check, Colony Sweet Tooth V4 and Merritt

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Brady Baker BMX Bike Check with BMX Groms

Brady Baker BMX Bike Check Detail StemName: Brady Baker
Age: 12
Height: 4’10”
Weight: 70lbs
Gnarliest Riding Spots: I ride many different places that all have their own areas of “gnarlieness”! I am lucky enough to have an incredible BMX park called The Incline Club located 5 minutes from my house. I try to ride there 3 or 4 times a week. This past winter I went on 13 back to back weekend trips with my friend visiting the following BMX Parks (Impact Action Sports Park, DDASC, Wheelmill, Rays MTB and Woodward East). I had an amazing time and met a lot of really cool people! I am very excited to start riding trails again. I love riding at Catty Woods, Posh, Area 51 and Boondocks. Thanks to all the trail bosses who make these spots RAD!
Favorite Type of Riding (Trails/Park/Street): My favorite types of riding are park and trails. I am also excited to visit some mountain bike parks this summer and ride my Morpheus Vimana Jr. I am hoping to ride some of the slope style courses if I am allowed!
Sponsors: Merritt, Morpheus, Vans, Unit, Bell Helmets
Which size BMX did you start riding on? 18″
When did you move up to a 20″ BMX and was the adjustment difficult? My parents gave me a new 20” BMX for Christmas this year. The transition from the 18″ to the 20″ was not as difficult as I thought it would be. I was able to transition most of my tricks to the new bike within the first three weeks. I am still struggling to get the double whip and 720 around but am hoping to accomplish this over the next couple of months.
What made you decide to make the switch to a 20″? Honestly, I was tired of some people telling me that my tricks didn’t count on the smaller bike. It was very frustrating. To me, a trick is a trick and it doesn’t matter what size bike it’s on. You have to ride what fits so that’s what I did, I rode what fit me.
Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? My advice to someone choosing a bike is to pick what you like. It needs to fit you and feel comfortable. BMXers love to talk BMX. I would encourage anyone getting into BMX to just ask another rider what they suggest. The BMXers I know will be more than happy to help in any way that they can. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Brady Baker busts a tailwhip air in the Woods Jump Room at the Wheelmill indoor BMX Park.

Brady Baker busts a tailwhip air in the Woods Jump Room at the Wheelmill indoor BMX Park.

Brady Baker BMX Bike Check Back WheelFrame: Colony Sweet Tooth V4
Fork: Colony
Bars: Merritt, Brian Foster Signature
Stem: Merritt, Inaugural Front Load
Grips: Merritt, Pete Sawyer
Seatpost: Merritt
Seat: Merrit
Pedals: Premium
Cranks: Profile Mini Magnetanium 160Mm
Sprocket: Profile
Chain: Primo
Front Tire: Maxxis Drifters
Front Wheel: Deviant Rim W/ Profile Elite Hub 20″
Rear Tire: Maxxis Drifters
Rear Wheel: Gsport W/ Profile Elite Hub 20″ LHD
Any other special details or stories about your bike or parts? I love BMX! This sport has already given me the opportunity to ride so many cool spots and meet really great people! I want to thank all of my sponsors for helping me out and proving me with some incredible bikes, parts, clothing and safety equipment, The Incline Club for giving me a great place to ride every day and to all the guys at the trails that spend countless hours digging to make their spots amazing! Most importantly, BMX is fun and I intend to keep it that way! Thanks for the support BMX Groms!!

Brady Baker 20 inch BMX Bike Check

Brady Baker 20 inch BMX Bike Check Frontend Detail

 

Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20″ BMX Bike Check

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Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20" BMX Bike Check BMX Groms

Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20" BMX Bike Check BMX Groms Rear TriangleName: Rylan Kindness
Age: 13
Height: 1.6m
Hometown: Brisbane
Sponsors: XRH, GC compound
Which size BMX did you start riding on: I started riding on a 16 inch BMX bike that my dad got for me when I was 8 and rode it till I snapped it in half. Then when I was 10 I bought a 20 inch BMX bike and have stayed on a 20 inch.
Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? I definitely made the mistake of buying a bike that was too big for me so the best advice I could give would be to buy a bike that is the right size for you. It doesn’t have be a custom bike with expensive gear on it just something simple that you can learn on and progress on.
When do you think you will move up to a 20″ BMX? I have been riding a 20 inch for about 2 or 3 years now and I feel like it gives me a lot of room to move around on. I have never ridden an 18 inch because 20 inch bikes have always seemed more appealing to me with bigger wheels so I can get more speed for bigger tricks.
Favourite type of riding? (eg. park, street, trails, etc) I love to ride all types of style but I defiantly love to ride the GC compound which is a park setup. I do like to ride trails every now and then but there are not too many around where I live and street is fun and challenging for me which I like.

Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20" BMX Bike Check BMX Groms Overall
Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20" BMX Bike Check BMX Groms SeatFrame / Size: Colony sweet tooth 19.8
Fork: Macneil
Bars / Size: Total world peace bars Size: 8.25″ rise / 28.5″ wide
Stem: 34R top loader stem
Grips: ODI
Bar ends: ODI
Headset: Odyssey
Clamp: Total
Seat post: Total
Seat: Total
Cranks and Arm Length: Profile Race Cranks / crank arm size 175mm
Sprocket and Size: Colony CC sprocket 28 tooth
Chain: Odyssey Blue Bird
Front Tire: Maxis Grifter
Front Wheel: Profile elites
Rear Tire: maxis Grifter
Rear Wheel: profile elites
Pedals: snafu
Pegs: I don’t ride pegs at the moment
Brakes: 34R
Brake Lever: Odyssey
Any other special details or stories about your bike or parts? one little modification my Dad did for me was make a rubber washer out of a piece of the GC compound resi that goes between bottom bracket bearings and the bb spacer which stops the cranks from spinning which is really helpful in flip whips. Overall I love the way my bike is and every time I go to the skate park I look forward to riding it.

Rylan Kindness Colony Sweet Tooth 20" BMX Bike Check BMX Groms Crankset

 

Marcus Christopher 18″ Kink BMX Bike Check

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Marcus Christopher 18" Kink BMX Bike Check on BMX Groms
Marcus Christopher Ice Pick Stall BMX Sequence ShotName: Marcus Christopher
Age: 12
Height: 4′ 9
Weight: 92 lbs.
Hometown: Hartville, Ohio
Sponsors? Kink Bikes, Etnies Shoes, Dans Comp, Kali Protectives and Kid Dynamite Apparel
So you have a 20” BMX, but you are still riding your 18″. What made you decide to stick with the 18 for now? I have decided to stick with the 18″ for now because the 20″ is still a little too big. We increased the stem length on the 18″ and its just a better fit til I grow a few more inches.
Frame / Size: Kink Bantam 18″ with 18.5TT
Why did you choose that frame? Light only 4lb 8oz and love the colour
Forks: Kink Bantam Forks
Bars / Size: Kink K.C. Badger Bars 8″ Rise
Stem: Kink 53mm high rise stem.
Grips: ODI longneck grips.
Headset: Kink Headset
Seat: Shadow Conspiracy 1 piece seat.
Cranks: Profile 165mm Cranks
Sprocket: Profile 28t spline drive sprocket.
Chain: KMC K710 Chain
Tyres: United Direct tires on front and back 2.1.
Wheelset: Alienation Blacksheep hoops laced to Profile Elite Hubs front and back.
Pegs: Tree lite Pegs.
Pedals: SNAFU.
Brakes: Kink Desist Brakes and lever.
Special Mods: I use a piece of tire between the bottom bracket bearings and the bb spacer which prevents the cranks from spinning. This is so cranks are in the same place you left them when taking feet off to do tricks (see picture below).

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Marcus Christopher 18 inch BMX Bike Check Kink Bantam front view.

Marcus Christopher 18 inch BMX Bike Check Kink Bantam front wheel.

Marcus Christopher 18 inch BMX Bike Check Kink Bantam Rear.

Marcus Christopher 18 inch BMX Bike Check Kink Bantam Crankset

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