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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

Kieran Reilly 18″ BMX Bike Check

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Kieran Reilly 18 inch BMX Bike Check

Kieran Reilly blasting a huge quarter pipe air.

Kieran Reilly blasting a huge quarter pipe air.

Name: Kieran Reilly
Age: 13
Height: 4′ 6
Weight: 6 stone 10lb (94lb)
Where do you ride most of the time? Override skatepark
Sponsors? Seventies Distro, Override Skatepark, Sterling Royal Apparel, Conway Cycles
How old were you when you started riding? 8
Which size BMX did you start riding on? 16″ Mongoose
Advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? Choose a bike that is right size and not too big.
If you were back starting out again at the same age would you do anything differently? Learn bar spins right hand down. As I do left hand down.
Frame: Cult 18″ OS black chrome
Why did you choose that frame? Light only 4lb 8oz and love the colour
Forks: Cult sect black chrome
Bars / Size: Cult hawk black chrome 8.25 rise 28″ cut down to 27″
Stem: Cult
Grips: premium
Bar Ends: Premium.
Seat Post: Cult
Seat: Cult Fat
Kieran Reilly BMX Bike Check Front ViewCranks: (and crank arm length): BSD 165 mm
Sprocket (and number of teeth): Primo 28 tooth
Chain: YBN, Half link gold.
Front Tyre and Wheel: Innova Brown wall black sheep rim. Deluxe hub
Rear: Black sheep rim. Bsd hub. Innova Brown wall tyre
Pedals: Shadow Conspiracy (Metal).
Brakes: Oddyesy mono lever, vocal gyro plus cables, Artec caliper.
Shoutouts or thanks? Thanks to override for letting me ride the park anytime. Seventies distro for hooking me up with sick build and Sterling Royal, for keeping me in fresh clothing. Thanks to Ben Hennon for letting me ride the hideout, it’s Sickkk.

Kieran Reilly 18 Inch BMX Bike Check Cranks Drivetrain

Kieran Reilly BMX Bike Check Rear Hub

Kaden Dubby Stone, 16″ Total Sandstorm BMX Bike Check

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Kaden Dubby Stone 16 inch BMX Bike Check - Total BMX


Kaden Dubby Stone 16" Total BMX Bike CheckName: Kaden Dubby Stone
Age: 11
Height: 4.3
Weight: 58
Sponsors? VANS, ODI, Freegun, Total BMX, VP Components, Profile Racing
How would you describe your riding style? When i first started to ride It was all about the tricks and the rush now im starting to play with style and dirt. I just love to ride my bike as it gives me the ablity to be creative and have fun!!
Do you have any advice for kids buying their first BMX? Buy what ever you feel good on. Do not worrie about what others say in the end if your happy thats all that matters.
What size Bike did you start on? 16
What size BMX are you riding now? 16
Which parts do you go through the most? I go through tires super fast.


Kaden Dubby Stone 16" Total BMX Bike Check


Kaden Stone Total BMX 16" Sandstorm Custom BMX Bike Check

BMX Bike Details

Frame: Total Sandstrom chromoly 16
Fork: Total chromoly Custom 16 forks
Bars / Width / Rise: 28″ 7.75
Stem: Profile
Grips: ODI
Bar ends: ODI
Cranks (and crank arm length): 150 Profile Mini Mags 🙂
Sprocket (and number of teeth): Profile 28T
Chain: Half Link
Front Tire: Sunday
Front Wheel: PBR 16
Front Hub: Profile mini (TLC Ti bolts for Hubs)
Rear Tire: Sunday
Rear Wheel: PBR 16
Rear Hub: Profile mini lhd (TLC Ti bolts for Hubs)
Pedals: VP components
Pegs: NA
Brakes: I ride breakless
Detangler: NA
Any custom modifications to your bike or parts? My frame was a custom 16 build catering to the little guys. The super light weight frame and shorter backend gives it a super good response time which makes alot of things easier. Im also running all TLC ti bolts which makes this bike weigh in at 17.3 pounds
Kaden Stone Total BMX 16" Sandstorm Custom BMX Bike CheckShout outs or thanks? I want to thank VANS,ODI,Freegun,Total BMX, Vp componets and Profile racing for supporting me and the sport of bmx. I also want to thank all of my friends and fans that contniue to support me. They are always giving me postive feed back and helping me push to the next level. I also wanted to give a big thanks to BMX groms for taking the time to look out for us lil guys!!!


Kaden Stone Total BMX 16" Sandstorm Custom BMX Bike Check

Kaden Stone Total BMX 16" Sandstorm Custom BMX Bike Check

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