Name: Brady Baker
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.
Frame: Colony Sweet Tooth V4
Bars: Merritt, Brian Foster Signature
Stem: Merritt, Inaugural Front Load
Grips: Merritt, Pete Sawyer
Cranks: Profile Mini Magnetanium 160Mm
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!!