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BIKE CHECK: Levi Weidmann

Levi Weidmann, the dutch trick machine, just built up a fresh steed so we asked him to talk us through it.  Stacked with Radio and Éclat parts, this chrome beast is lighter than it looks…

Photos by Adam Lievesley

Q&A with Levi Weidmann

– How’s the bike feeling? How long have you been on this one?

I’ve been riding this bike now for 3 weeks. I got it one week before Simple Session. It’s feeling great, it’s like the same setup as my old one. I like the street frame with the short back end, and it doesn’t look like a scooter, you know! Not too low.

– What have you been doing on this bike since building it? Where has it taken you?

I’ve just been to Simple Session since building it, then just normal local riding as well.

“This bike is going to take me places”

– What was it like riding Simple Session this year?

Simple Session this year was great, I couldn’t be happier to make finals, it’s like a dream come true for me! When I was younger, I thought even to go to SS was a dream for me, I never thought I’d make it to the finals. The vibe was so good, it was great to stand in the finals with all the other riders and hear the crowd and everything.

– What’s your favourite thing about this bike?

My fav thing is the look… Some people think it’s ugly, chrome and purple, but I like it.

Another thing I love is that it looks like a tank! It’s beefy, but it’s actually really light, so I think that’s cool.

– Tell us about the colour scheme

I was talking to Dave (Paterson, Radio TM) about the colour options, he said he had a chrome frame for me, and I was stoked. I had two blue setups before so I wanted to switch it up. Then he said he had some purple parts that might look cool with it, I was like, OK we can try… I thought it might look ugly but it turned out sick.

– What’s coming up next?

I’m going to Sweden next week, to the dome, that skatepark with the airbag and foam pit. Because 040 BMX Park / Area51 skatepark is going to close 1st March (for rebuilding), so we won’t have a skatepark here anymore, and the weather is bad, so we have to travel. Then I’m going to Ultimate X in South Africa. This bike is going to take me places!

Bike Spec:

Frame: Radio Bikes Nemesis 21”
Forks: Eclat Storm XLT 24mm
Bars: Radio Bikes Nemesis 9.5”
Stem: Radio Bikes Axis
Grips: Eclat Shogun
Wheels: Profile hubs / Odyssey rims
Front tyre: KHE Mac 2 Dirt
Rear tyre: KHE Mac 2
Cranks: Radio Destro Light 165mm
Pedals: Eclat Contra
Sprocket: Eclat Vent
Seat: Radio
Pegs: Saltplus
Brake / Lever: Eclat
Gyro: Colony / Vocal


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