Photos: Effraim & Takuji
The Red Bull Circle of balance was one of the best trips of my life! One of the things I was most psyched on, was finally meeting Takuji. You may recall Takiji has helped a lot with japanese content on the site. Sadly with time constraints we didn’t get to ride together. But we did get to hang out for a lil’ bit at the hotel before the contest went down. Check out his ride, so dialled!
Frame: Jungle rider Groundtactics 18.8 2011model
Fork: Mankind Alive fork
Handlebars: Buoyancy prototype bars
Barends: Hori iron works
Stem: Ryal stem
Aheadset: Fly bike
Grips: Revenge Dakine
Tyres: Front Odyssey Frequency-G 1.75 P-Lyte / Back, Odyssey Frequency-G 1.75 soft one
Tubes: Arestic light tube
Pegs: Front, Bizhouse short pegs (Stepane Royer peg) / Back, Momentum love plastic pegs
Seatpost: Macneil 330
Seat: Odyssey senior seat pivotal
Chain adjustor: Quamen
Chain: Saltplus Warlock half link chain
Cranks: Profile mini mag crank 160mm
Chainring: Tree lite sprocket spline drive 20t
Pedals: Wellgo plastic mini pedal
Rims: Front Primo VS rim36h/ Back SunRingle Envy 36h
Front hub: Nankai front hub
Freecoaster: Nankai bamboo alloy shell
Spokes: Salt plain gauge spokes
Any modifications: I cut about a half inch off the bars.
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Sponsors: Sidual, Cyclus, Hommage BMX shop, Buoyancy, I’d like to thank to Kerry Gatt for the Ryal stem and Hori iron works for the barends. Shout out to Ilyas from Devise clothing and Alvin Lee from CRAP.
Advice to beginners on bike set ups? Sometimes I see riders care too much about the set up and parts especially when they are at the beginner level they wouldn’t know how the parts work for the tricks. If you’re stuck on a trick and you feel it’s impossible with your current set up, for sure it’s impossible. I think it’s just a mental thing. Sometimes changing setups helps me to break though a mental block. But I believe if we put our mind to it we can do anything as far as we’re on BMX . So be patient and ride whatever makes you happy.
Thanks Takuji! Nice ride! Check Takuji’s unique riding style in these videos below: