What happens when you take two different riders and make them trade bikes? Here’s what happened to GT’s Albert Mercado and Leandro Moreira…
When it comes to riding BMX, there’s no bike like your own. Every rider has different preferences from sizes to angles, brakes vs brakeless, bar height, seat height, tire pressure, pegs, no pegs, front load versus top load stems, etc, etc, etc. It’s rare to find two identical bikes. With that being said, every bike rides a little different and adjusting to it can be tricky. During a recent GT BMX trip, Albert Mercado and Leandro Moreira swapped bikes. Not only are both these riders styles completely different, but their setups are night and day. Here’s a look at what they were able to throw down on each others bikes after a little time to get used to it.
“It’s crazy how different someone else’s can bike feel even with subtle differences in geometry—let alone an entirely different setup style. GT’s Albert Mercado and Leandro Moreira have polar opposite bike setups—Albert with four-pegs, no brakes and a coaster and Leandro with no pegs, brakes, and a cassette. They switched bikes for an hour and the results were pretty entertaining.
Filmed: Jeff Zielinski & Andrew Brady
Edit: Jeff Zielinski
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