CAROLINE BUCHANAN’S OLYMPIC RIDE
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FRAME: 20.5” 2012 Speedco XLT
FORK: 20mm Sinz
STEM: 50mm BMX 22.2 Thomson
HANDLEBAR: Slam S&M race XLT
HEADSET: Sinz
GRIPS: ODI Ruffian
BAR ENDS: ODI
CRANKS: 170mm Sinz Elite XXX
BOTTOM BRACKET: Gold Hawk with ceramic bearings
PEDALS: Shimano XTR Trail
SPROCKET: Rennen decimal gearing
CHAIN: KMC K810SL
CHAIN TENSIONERS: 10/20 mm CNC machined tensioners
FRONT TIRE: Tioga Powerblock 20 x 1.75
REAR TIRE: Tioga Powerblock 20 x 1.60
FRONT RIM:  36 hole Alienation Deviant
REAR RIM: 36 hole Alienation Runaway
FRONT HUB:  20mm Stealth instant engagement
REAR HUB: 15mm Stealth instant engagement
SPOKES: DT Swiss competition
BRAKES: Shimano DXR
BRAKE CABLE: Shimano with special grease
BRAKE LEVER: Shimano DXR
SEAT:  Tioga Spyder
SEATPOST: 27.2 Elite Masterpiece Thomson
SEATPOST CLAMP: Gold Dkoi clamp
SPECIAL MODS: “Mainly just the colors green and gold prototype gold Sinz XX cranks and custom gold Australia ODI grip clamps. The wheel build by Backbone BMX took four times longer than usual to have it perfectly tight.”

HEADTUBE ANGLE: 74°
TOP TUBE LENGTH: 20.5”
CHAINSTAY LENGTH: 14.5”


What parts do you go through the most?
“Shimano XTR Trail clip pedals ODI ruffian grips.”

What is the oldest part on your bike?
“This whole bike was built up with every part and bolt brand new prior to the London Olympic Games. Since then all I have changed is the grips.”

How much does your bike weigh?
“9.3kg - 20.5lbs.”

Any details that drive you crazy about your bike?
“I hate having a loose chain. My chain is always running pretty tight and because I wear contacts in my eyes with, my bad eyesight, I always seem to have crooked bars but if they are straight it drives me crazy.”

Favorite track?
“2012 London Olympics Supercross track. I love Supercross tracks over ABA style BMX tracks. I love the speed and the adrenaline that I get. London was by far the most pretty, groomed and perfect track I have ever rode.”

Advice to girls looking to get started?
“Don’t be intimidated by the boys…Race the boys, that was the best thing that I ever did was ride and race the boys till I was 11 years old. They toughened me up and hated getting beat by a girl!”







AMERICAN OR MID BEARINGS
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