– How’s the bike feeling? How long have you been on this one?
“It’s felt great from the start! I’ve been riding this frame since halfway through December.”
– How do you personally like it set up?
“I like to keep it pretty dialled. It’s not always shining and it might be missing some paint but I keep the chain tight. Tyres at around 3.5 and 4 bar and I try to fix broken spokes as soon as possible.”
– Any recent changes to the steed?
“Yes! I just got back on the Dan Paley Soulja frame after riding a bit older WZA frame. The WZA was a 20.6 toptube and the new Soulja is 20.9. My wheels are about the same distance but it feels a bit more aggressive with the tighter head angle and shorter back end on the Soulja. I don’t like to switch geometry too often but this one has really felt great from the start!”
“It feels a bit more aggressive with the tighter head angle and shorter back end on the Soulja.”
– What’s the best thing about it?
“That it’s an almost full BSD set up! So it rides good and looks good!”
– Any special mods?
“I’ve cut the bars, that’s all I think.”
– What have you been doing on this bike since building it? Where has it taken you?
“I honestly haven’t been able to ride it that much.. I got it halfway through December and then broke my shoulder (on a snowboard trip) at the end of December. I had surgery a few days later and been on the rehab life since… I hope to start riding again in a few more weeks!”
– What’s coming up next for you?
“I’m so happy with the idea of being fit again for the start of spring! No trips planned yet but I do have a new job now, 4 days a week, so that should leave me with a bunch of time on the bike. Saving funds for trips or weekend endeavours.”
– Any final words?
“Thanks so much BSD!”