Bike Check: Ben Wallace’s Custom Mongoose

Transatlantic traveller Ben Wallace set up a new US-made custom Mongoose bike and hooked up with Robin from RideUK for a full bike check and Q&A session. The set-up looks dialled, so for more photos and info go to the RideUK site here.
Says Ben, “This year I wanted a shorter back end and a lower bottom bracket standover height. I also switched my cranks to 170mm because being goofy footed means smashing my foot on the back peg and add that to the lower standover height, I needed the extra clearance. From last year’s frame not too much has changed, I still run the 21 inch top tube, which I’m set with, it’s just I’ve shortened my back end from 14.2 to 13.75 inch and the standover from 11.5 to 11.2 inch.”

Ben also took care of business recently with this Spot Check video.

SPOT CHECK with Ben Wallace at Bartley Park Skatepark in Totton, Hampshire, UK. Filmed and edited by Robin Pearson.