Nick Bruce Bike Check

Straight out of Cleveland, Ohio, this coffee-inspired bike experiences some of the craziest park riding in the world first-hand on a regular basis. Total frame, Sunday fork, Kink brakes, Profile cranks - Nick put a lot of thought into this steed and, by the look of things, it paid off. Check out Nick's Americano!


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Frame: Total BMX Americano - 21" 

Fork: Sunday Nightshift - 28mm offset

Bars: Total BMX Killabee K2 - 9.25" rise

Grips: Sensus - Swayze

Barends: Odyssey  

Stem: Profile Push - 48mm

Headset: Total BMX 

Cranks: Profile Column - 165mm

Bottom Bracket: Vocal

Sprocket: Profile Galaxy - 25t

Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Supreme Interlock

Pedals: Alienation Foothold

Seat: Total BMX Killabee

Front Wheel: Alienation Skylark rim, Ti Spokes, Profile Elite Hub

Rear Wheel: Alienation Felon Rim, Ti spokes, Total BMX Rear hub with 8t Driver

Front Tire: KHE Park Mac2 Plus 

Rear Tire: Maxxis Grifter 2.1"

Brakes: Kink Desist

Brake Lever: Odyssey Medium

Gyro: Stolen Detangler, Total BMX Gyro Plate

Pegs: Total BMX Skinnies

Weight: 20.5lbs 


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Who are your current sponsors?

Rockstar Energy, USA Cycling, TotalBMX, Weedmaps, Alienation BMX, and Fist Handwear.


When did you build this bike up? 

Sometime in the middle of March.


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Give us a rundown on the specs of the frame and why you chose them...

The Americano frame has a 75.1 degree head tube. I wanted something slightly steeper, but not drastically steep like some frames are coming nowadays. It also has a 11.5" bottom bracket height, which is lower and meant for more stability when hitting bigger gaps or bigger ramps.


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What do you call this color?

This is actually a coffee bean color! I thought it would suit the Americano name. Thanks to my buddy Phil Hudson who found the color and powder coated it for me. 


Any special mods?

I cut my bars down about a half inch on each side. I also cut my lever so it was shorter and more out of the way for barspin stuff.


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What's the verdict on these new Alienation pedals after being on them for a few months?

Best pedals I’ve ever had on my bike!


How often do you build up a new bike?

Roughly six-to-eight months, depending on how much abuse it’s been getting with traveling and everyday riding. This one might be the longest one as it has only been on one trip to California this year, so I might just keep this one going. 


Do you change parts regularly or is this basically your ideal setup?

This current setup is my ideal one. It’s very rare for me to switch something up.


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How good are you at working on your bike?

I like to think I am very good at it. I try to keep it clean and dialed every day, actually. 


What's the best thing about your bike?

I think the 8 tooth driver on my rear Total BMX hub! It allows me to run the clean look of a 25 tooth sprocket in the front with the same amount of power as a 28 tooth! 


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