Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Albert Mercado interview/bike check
Frame: kink badger 20.5 raw
Fork: odsy race
Stem: animal jumpoff
Bars: kink badger bars version 2
Grips: ODI longnecks
Bar ends: MOSH id
Cranks: odsy wmblt 175mm
Sprocket: kink sound 25t
Chain: kmc halflink thing
Front wheel: MOSH
Rear wheel: MOSH
Tires: primo v-monster 1.95 and dirt monster 2.20
Seat post: kink stump post
Seat: kink kevlar slim seat
Pegs: kink park pegs...great for anything.
Albert is my homie from san diego, you might know him from recent give D! edits, hes a boss and all around badass dude so peep game.
EC: Hi albert how are you?
AM: pretty good. andre just got here. we are chillin listening to biggie.
EC: So your from san diego right? You must have been a huge dave young fan growing up.
AM: born in bakersfield raised in SD. i was not a big fan of Dave Young growing up. only cause i did not watch many BMX videos or whatever. after i saw nowhere fast though i was hooked. dave young is the man.
EC: Who are some riders you looked up to growing up? and who do you enjoy watching now?
AM: growing up i was a huge Nyquist/mirra fan. these days i enjoy watching hoang tran, kyle hart, tammy, andre, eddie C, and tons of others. i kinda like watching everyone these days.
EC: Who do you ride with?
AM: usually i ride with andre and razi...also the give D crew.
EC: So how are things going with kink? That's awesome your bike isn't such a wreck these days.
AM: haha. yeah my bike was usually always beatdick. it is doing much better these days. nice and fresh. things with kink are going amazing! i am having a great time and they are taking care of me.
EC: So whats up with the clairmont park? Do you and the rest of the crew pretty much get to build whatever you want?
AM: ahh the clairmont park. i have not been there in a bit...well everyone usually gives suggestions to the park manager and whatever he likes he proposes it to the people at the Y and they say yes or no.
EC: I'm feeling the give D edits,who makes them? Also who is behind all of the designs and whatnot?
AM: the give D! designs are done by me and kyle hart. we take turns but his designs are usually better. the edits are done by hoang and kyle. alot of the time people from the team are around to throw in ideas or whatever. it always works out real well.
EC: You travel up to L.A. alot right? Do you ride with anyone there?
AM: yeah i got up to LA a bit these days. my girlfriend lives in up there in sherman oaks. not many people to ride with in that area. met some kids from van nuys. they are cool and showed me some spots.if i get a chance to get out of sherman oaks i get to chill with Alex A or alfredo. i guess whoever is around.
awesome, thanks albert.