Bike Check With Paul Ryan

One of the longest serving members of the Mongoose Pro team, Paul Ryan, recently just built himself a new complete set-up due to sponsor changes and so we caught up with him to check out what he’s riding.
Paul’s current bike is a mix of Eclat, Wethepeople, BSD, and Fit parts built around a fully custom Mongoose Pro USA-made frame. This thing is dialled!

Riding photo: Paul slinging the B’s on a hefty drop. Photo Bakos / Endless Magazine.

Name:  Paul Ryan
Age:  28
Height:  5’5”
Hometown:  Liverpool UK
Sponsors: Mongoose, Nike, CSG UK

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FRAME:  Mongoose
FORK:  Eclat Coda
BARS:  WTP Sterling
STEM:  Fit Benny L
GRIPS:  ODI
BAR-ENDS:  ODI
HEADSET:  WTP
SEATPOST:  WTP Pivotal
SEAT:  Eclat OZ
PEDALS:  Eclat Contra
CRANKS:  BSD 165mm Substance
SPROCKET:  WTP
CHAIN:  Shadow Supreme
FRONT TYRE:  Maxxis Grifter 2.1
REAR TYRE:  Maxxis Grifter 2.1
FRONT WHEEL:  Eclat Pulse
REAR WHEEL:  Eclat Pulse
PEGS:  BSD Rude Tube

” I try my best to keep my bike dialled in, always.”

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What custom mods have you made to your bike?
Not too many mods really, I like to keep it simple – just cut the bars down a few inches, that’s all.
What’s the newest part on your bike?
The grips I think…
What’s the oldest part on your bike – any part you just won’t change?
The oldest part on my bike is the chain. The grips I would have to say I won’t change – I have been running ODI grips for as long as I started riding.
How often do you put together a new set-up?
Whenever I need to really, some bikes last longer than others!
How good are you at keeping the thing dialled?
I try my best to keep my bike dialled in, always.
What else is new – what are you planning next?
My whole bike is pretty new at the moment. As for my plans for the next couple of months, I have just finished off a Plaza edit in Rampworx with Matty Lambert and should be working on another video project real soon. There is also some Mongoose Jams coming up in the next couple of months – one being the Mongoose Jam UK, a contest with other riders on my team to compete against the rest of the Mongoose guys’ teams in Rush Skatepark which should be fun. Along with the other Mongoose Jam which they have in Woodward each year, which is always a good time, plus some trips where I haven’t figured out where to go just yet – looking forward to the rest of the year, I can’t wait!