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Nathan and Lukas Halahan 16 and 18 inch BMX Bike Checks

Lukas and Nathan Halahan, 16 and 18 inch BMX Bike Checks
All photos by Geo Jenkins / Deek Design @deekdesign

Lukas Halahan, 18 inch BMX Bike ChecksLukas Halahan

Age: 12
Height: 4ft 10″
Weight: 80lbs
Where do you call home? Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsors? FBM Bike Co., Profile Racing, G-Form, Five Ten Shoes, THE Industries, Kid Dynamite Apparel Co., The Wheel Mill Bike Park, Pro Bikes Bike Shop, Deek Design Media
Favorite style of riding (dirt, street, park, trails, vert)? Trails.
Do you have any advice for kids starting out in BMX? Just have fun, keep trying new stuff, make friends, and follow your dreams.
When did you first get into BMX and what size Bike did you ride? 6 years old, Mini size race bike then a 16″ BMX
Do you have any plans for moving up to a 20 inch BMX? No hurry but if I grow a bunch I will.
Which parts do you go through the most? I’m pretty easy on stuff and try to keep my bike nice and clean.
Frame: FBM full chromoloy custom 18.5″ 4.5lbs
Lukas Halahan, 18 inch BMX Bike ChecksFork: 18″
Bars / Size: 8″ high 25.5″ wide
Stem: Profile Mulville Push 48mm with Ti bolts
Grips: ODI Long Neck
Seatpost: pivotal
Seat: Profile Mulville Logo P
Cranks (and crank arm length): Profile MiniMag 160mm with Ti spindle and bolts
Sprocket (and number of teeth): Profile Elite Spline Drive 28 tooth
Chain: KMC
Front Tire: Kenda Kontact 2.0
Front Wheel: Profile Elite 36H with Ti bolts
Rear Tire: Kenda Kontact 2.0
Rear Wheel: Profile Elite 36H with Ti bolts and Ti 9 tooth driver
Pedals: plastic
Brakes: rear only
Any custom modifications to your bike or parts? Just my frame. FBM Machine Shop dudes made the top tube longer than other 18s
Shout outs or thanks? Family, local Wheel Mill and trails crew, and BMX Groms! and my puppy Holt!
Lukas Halahan 18 inch FBM custom BMX Bike Check on BMX Groms

Lukas Halahan 18 inch FBM custom BMX Bike Check on BMX Groms
Nathan Halahan 18 inch FBM custom BMX Bike Check on BMX Groms

Nathan Halahan

Age: 10
Height: 4ft 6″
Weight: 65lbs
Where do you call home? Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsors? FBM Bike Co., Profile Racing, G-Form, Five Ten Shoes, THE Industries, Kid Dynamite Apparel Co., The Wheel Mill Bike Park, Pro Bikes Bike Shop, Deek Design Media
Favorite style of riding (dirt, street, park, trails, vert)? Trails
Do you have any advice for kids starting out in BMX? Riding bikes is fun so don’t get mad. Learn bike control first then start doing some tricks.
When did you first get into BMX and what size Bike did you ride? 4 years old, micro mini race bike then a super small 16″ BMX
When you steal your brother’s 18″ and take it for a ride, do you think about moving up a size? Sometimes, but my FBM is a big 16″ and fits perfect
Frame: FBM full chromolly custom 17″ 4.1lbs
Fork: 18″ but for my 16″. Haha, that’s what my dad said so you have to ask him how or why it works.
Nathan Halahan 16 inch custom FBM BMX Bike CheckBars / Size: 7.75″ high, 24.5″ wide
Stem: Profile Mulville Push 48mm with Ti bolts
Grips: ODI Long Neck
Seatpost: pivotal
Seat: Profile Mulville Logo P
Cranks (and crank arm length): Profile MiniMag 150mm with Ti Spindle and bolts
Sprocket (and number of teeth): Profile Elite Spline Drive 28 tooth
Chain: KMC
Front Tire: Kenda K Rad 2.125 with big knobbies ha!
Front Wheel: Profile Elite 28H with Ti bolts
Rear Tire: Kenda K Rad 2.125 with big knobbies too!
Rear Wheel: Profile Elite 28H with Ti bolts and Ti 9 tooth driver
Pedals: plastic
Brakes: back brakes
Any modifications/extras? My FBM frame is custom with a long 17″ top tube so I needed longer forks too. FBM Machine Shop can make anything to ride.
Shout outs or thanks? Mom, Dad, Brothers, Sister, Locals, BMX Groms!

Nathan Halahan 16 inch custom FBM BMX Bike Check with BMX Groms
Nathan Halahan 16 inch custom FBM BMX Bike Check with BMX Groms
Nathan Halahan 16 inch custom FBM BMX Bike Check with BMX Groms

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Bryce Tryon BMX Bike Check

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon Front View

Name: Bryce Tryon
Age: 14
Ht: 5’3
Wt: 120

Where to you call home?
Lodi,Ca.

Sponsors: VANS,CULT BIKES,
KALI PROTECTIVES ,FREEGUN and ALIENATION BMX and the BEST SPONSOR Mom & Dad!!

Favorite style of riding (Dirt,street,park,trails,vert) ?
#1 PARK
|#2 VERT Really like flying!!
#3 Trails

Do you have any advice for kids starting out in BMX?
RIDE TO HAVE FUN!! Don’t focus on big tricks!! Work on your bike control first!! Just keep riding tho!!

When did you first get into BMX and what size bike did you ride?
STARTED DOING TRICKS ON A 12″ at 3.5yrs old. (Standing on my seat with 1 foot stuff like that) lol Then I got a 16″ Haro then 16″ Mirraco. Didn’t go to a skate park with a bike until I was eight years old.

You recently switched from an 18″inch bike to a 20″inch bike. Was it a hard transition?
Well,I was on an 18 inch and broke my leg. Didn’t ride a bike for a full year!! I grew 4 inches during that year. So it seemed like the right time to make the switch to a 20″. CULT makes a 19.8″ Butter that worked awesome. I switched to the CULT SOS 20.5″ when it came out. It’s PERFECT for me! The shorter rear-end makes it Really easy to land the tricks that I like to do on it!!

Any words of advice for kids wanting to, or scared to move up to a bigger size bike?
It only takes like a week or two to get used to a bigger size bike. You’ll have the tricks you have on your smaller bike in no time!!

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon. Bryce at Woodward.

 

Frame: CULT SOS 20.5″

Forks: CULT SECT V2

Bars size: CULT Leader ( 8.5 ) rise

Stem: CULT Salvation V2

Grips: CULT DAK Grips

Pedals: SPANK SPIKES (MTB) pedals

Seat: CULT DAK Fat seat

Cranks: CULT OS cranks w/TI spindle (175 mm)

Sprocket: CULT Member spline drive sprocket 28t

Tires: Tioga street block (front/rear) 20×2.25

Pegs: Demolition Dumbchuck V3

Hubs: Profile SS mini’s (front and rear) Lft.hnd drive w/TI DRIVER

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon - rear wheel.

 

Rims: ALIENATION FELON (rear)
ALIENATION. DEVIANT (front)

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Brakes: Odyssey EVO II arms and Odyssey M2 lever , SNAFU gyro

Any modifications to your bike? Drilled frame for Gyro tabs, left-hand drive because I grind on the right.

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon - rear wheel top view.

Shout-outs or Thanks?
Thank You BMX GROMS for asking me to do this bike check!

Thank you CULT bikes, FREEGUN, VANS, ALIENATION BMX and KALI Protectives and Robby’s bike shop.
Biggest Thanks to my Mom & Dad for supporting me in my dream and always being there for me. No matter what! Shout-out to all my BMX Homies that I ride with or have helped me!! Mike, Jeremy, C.C., Tatin, Nick, Pap, Matt, Isaac, Cam, Ryan, Dennis, Chad #Lodilocals Kevin, Woodward West
Nikita, Dustin, Uncle Don and Rhonda

New edit should be out with in a month. Make sure you check it out!
Follow me @TRYONBMX or
Facebook: Bryce Tryon

Thanks BMX GROMS for the opportunity!!

BMX Groms Bike Check with Bryce Tryon. Bryce Lookback at US Vans Open

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Victor Peraza 18″ Total BMX Voltron Bike Check

Victor Peraza Young BMX Rider 18 Inch Bike CheckName: Victor Peraza

Age: 13

Height: 4ft 11

Weight: 98.8

Where do you call home? Tucson, Arizona (my house)

Sponsors? Total Bmx, FREEGUN, BlassBikes, MOM and DAD

Favorite style of riding (dirt, street, park, trails, vert)? I like to ride dirt, park, trails, and a little of street

Do you have any advice for kids starting out in BMX? Just keep trying

When did you first get into BMX and what size Bike did you ride? I started riding when I was 4 years old on a 12in. Red Line race bike.

Victor Peraza Young BMX Rider 18 Inch Bike Check Superman AirDo you have any plans for moving up to a 20 inch BMX? Yes but I just got my new bike so that will have to wait for now.

Frame: Total Bmx 18in. Voltron V2

Fork: Total Bmx Team GS 18in.

Bars / Size: S/M Slams (8.75 rise)

Stem: Total Bmx Team Stem

Grips: ODI Longneck

Bar ends: ODI

Seatpost: 34R

Seat: Dan Lacey Federal seat

Cranks (and crank arm length): Total Bmx Hangover (175)

Sprocket (and number of teeth): Demolition (28t)

Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Inerlock Chain

Front Tire: FITBIKECO. 2.25

Front Wheel: Alienation Black Sheep

Victor Peraza Young BMX Rider 18 Inch Bike Check Tuck No Hander AirRear Tire: FITBIKECO. 2.21

Rear Wheel: Alienation Black Sheep

Pedals: Premium Slim Pedals

Pegs: Shadow Conspiracy Little Ones Peg

Brakes: I’m currently not running brakes but I’ve been thinking of throwing some on.

Any modifications/extras? I like to run my seat a little high. ( Dean Cueson )

Shout outs or thanks? I just want to give a big shoutout to my family( Peraza ), Premises Park, fiends and sponsors ( Total Bmx, FREEGUN, Blassbikes, and my local bike park “Premises Park” ) for supporting me with everything. Thanks to all the homies for supporting me everyday and helping me learn new tricks my nice bike.

 

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Dylan Hessey 18″ BMX Bike Check

10 year old Dylan Hessey's 18 inch BMX Bike CheckName: Dylan Hessey

Age: 10

Height: 1.47m

Weight: 41kg

Where do you ride: My local park is Rampworx indoor skatepark in Aintree, Liverpool

Which size BMX did you start riding on and what size do you ride now? My first bike was a 20” after 6 months I downsized to 18”.

When do you think you will switch up to a 20″ bike? Not for a few years yet.

Do you have any advice for kids choosing a bike to start BMX? Yes – try out both sizes before you make your choice!

Frame / Top Tube Length: Total BMX Voltron V2 18” Frame – 18.2″ tt

10 year old Dylan Hessey's 18 inch Voltron BMX Bike


Why did you choose that frame?
 
It is based on the full size Mark Webb signature Voltron V2 frame!

Fork: Total BMX Ghetto Shed 18-Inch Forks

Bars / Size: S&M Race Bars – 7.5” rise, width 25”

Stem: Colony Offical Stem with Ti bolts

Grips: ODI O

Bar ends: ODI

Headset: TotalBMX  Integrated Headset

Clamp: Built-In

10 year old Dylan Hessey's 18 inch BMX Bike


Seatpost: 
Federal Stump

Seat: Total BMX Stitched Logo Pivotal Seat

Cranks (and crank arm length): Profile Racing 145mm

Sprocket (and number of teeth): Colony 25T

Chain: Blank Half Link

Front Tire: Fit Faf 18” 2.25

Front Wheel: 18” Alienation Rim/Profile Racing Mini Hub/Rainbow Ti spokes

Rear Tire: Fit Faf 18” 2.10

Rear Wheel: 18” Alienation Rim/Profile Racing Mini Hub/Rainbow Ti spokes

Pedals: Snafu Anorexic

Pegs: Not running pegs at the moment

Brakes: Colony Transformer U Brake

Brake Lever: Odyssey Monolever Medium (Left Hand)

What do you think of BMX Groms? It is a great website to see other young BMX riders around the world.

10 year old Dylan Hessey's 18 inch BMX Bike Details

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Ryan Slusher 18 Inch BMX Sunday Radocaster Bike Check

Ryan Slusher's 18 inch bmx bike check Sunday RadocasterBMX Groms caught up with Ryan Slusher, an 11 year old shredder from California who is lucky to be riding the new Sunday BMX prototype Radocaster 18 inch frame. Every detail on his ride is totally dialled in and we thought it would be super useful for all the groms out there to check out this setup. (Just be careful you don’t drool on your keyboard too much.)
Name: Ryan Slusher
Age: 11
Height: 4’8″
Weight: 70 lbs.
Home town: Auburn Ca.
Sponsors: Sunday Bikes, FDV Clothing.
Ryan Slusher's 18 inch bmx bike check Sunday Radocaster front view.You are riding the new Sunday Radocaster frame and fork. How does it feel?
The Sunday 18″ Radocaster feels awesome and is light weight. It is a full chromo frame and fork with removable brake tabs and hollow drop outs.
What do you mainly like to ride (Park, Street, Trails, Dirt, Everything)?
I mostly ride park and street but am starting to ride dirt jumps too.
Frame: Sunday 18″ Radocaster prototype
Fork: Sunday Radocaster
Bars: Shadow Vultus 7.5″
Stem: Ciari Parts Top load 45mm
Grips: ODI Long neck
Bar ends: ODI
Seatpost: Demolition pivotal
Seat: S&M Directors seat. Cushioned microfiber
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt flatware 160mm
Sprocket: Odyssey Killington 25t
Chain: Gold KMC
Wheels: Odyssey Antigram oil slick LHD Hubs laced with Rainbow Titanium spokes to 18″ Alienation Black Sheep outers.
Tires: Salt Strike 2.125″
Pedals: Pro Form sealed metal
Pegs: Demolition Dumb Chuck
Ryan Slusher riding the 18 inch Sunday Radocaster BMX BikeBrakes: Odyssey mono lever, Snafu gyro, Demolition brake arms.
Any modifications/extras?
Givin the opportunity to ride the Sunday 18″ Radocaster test frame, my focus was to build a strong, light weight bike. I’m real happy with how the bike feels. Being a full Chromo frame and fork makes a big difference to a smaller rider like me. The bike complete weighs in at 21.3 lbs.
Anything else you would like to say?
I would like to thank Jim Cielencki, Jim Bauer, Chris Cotsonas and everybody at Sunday bikes for the opportunity to ride such an awesome bike.

Ryan Slusher's 18 inch Sunday Radocaster BMX Bike Detail

Ryan Slusher's 18 inch Sunday Radocaster BMX Bike Detail

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