Photos: Jake Petruchik
There’s nothing better than dialing in a brand new bike… Well, there is. Dialing in a bike with your own name on it. Dan Coller was fortunate enough to recently build up a brand new bike with his signature colorway for the Kink Titan frame. We figured with the release of the new frame colorway and him building up a fresh bike recently, it was more than a perfect time to hit up Dan to get a look at his current setup and find out what else is new! Check it out below!
Name: Dan Coller
Location: Rochester, NY
Years riding: 13
Bars: Kink Rex bars
Fork: Kink CST
Stem: Eclat Mercury
Grips: Kink Samurai
Headset: Kink intergrated
Seat / Seat Post: Eclat Torch/ Eclat OZ v2
Cranks: Eclat Spire 175mm
Pedals: Eclat Contra
Sprocket: Kink OG
Front Wheel: Eclat Bondi V2 rim laced to a Kink Boulevard hub
Front Tire: Eclat Ridgestone Slic
Rear Wheel: Kink East Coaster laced to Kink Atlas
Rear Tire: Kink Vela
Hub Guards: Kink Boulevard Guards/ Kink universal coaster guard
Pegs: Eclat Venom 4.5
Modifications: I cut my bars to about 27.75″ and my forks are cut so I don’t have to run spacers.
What’s the newest part on your bike?
I basically just built an entire new bike so all of it is nice and new at the moment.
What about the oldest? Does it hold any sort of sentimental value?
I’d say my Kink OG sprocket is the oldest part on my bike. I’ve had the same one since they did a run of them in 25t for their 20 year anniversary and it was made by the same factory in Rochester that made the original 20 years ago, so I thought that was pretty cool. I have no plans on changing out that solid beast of a sprocket anytime soon.
Are you pretty particular with the way your bike is setup? Bars in a certain spot, tire pressure, certain frame length or are you pretty flexible?
I definitely run my tires between 30 and 40 psi, which is very low, but it feels good whenever I find a set up where I have to take a decent sized drop. It may be harder on my bike, but it saves met wrists and ankles. Kink and Eclat both make really strong parts so I’m thankful for that. I love having a long frame with a short(ish) backend and I don’t think that will ever change.
Do you ever change the setup up like tossing on brakes or are you pretty set on the way your bike is dialed in?
I’ve been pretty set on how my bike is since I put on 4 plastic pegs. I haven’t changed my set up in 4 years and I don’t foresee it changing, but I’m always stoked to hop on someones bike with brakes and find a good fufuanu haha.
Do you usually run your bike until it’s destroyed, or do you like to keep things dialed in?
I’d say a little bit of both. I keep things pretty dialed in these days but I run my bike until it looks like its been to war.
You’re rocking your new signature colorway on the Titan frame from Kink. How pumped are you to have your first signature product?
It’s really awesome and I never could have imagined having a signature anything, haha. I worked with Dave Fortman (Kink Graphic designer) for the Kangaroo logo and the color and it came out more perfect than I could have imagined. Getting my own 21.25″ frame in my color way is really exciting, too. I’m stoked to have a frame out there for the tall guys!
How did you decide on the translucent maroon color? Were there any other color options you considered before landing on that one?
Honestly, I kind of knew exactly what I wanted the second they asked me to do a color and Dave worked hard to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I actually based it off of the Kink Dirty Dan Sidepipe frame because that was my favorite bike I had growing up and also was the first frame Kink hooked me up with when I was about 12 years old. They have had my back since day one!
Do you have any more signature stuff in the works with Kink at the moment?
Not at the moment but I have some ideas for a certain product I want to get working on soon hopefully!
How are things going with Eclat? Any fresh projects in the works with them?
Things with Eclat are going great. The Mount Royal trip was so much fun hanging out with the entire crew, and getting to split filming duties with Krejmas was really fun. I am in the early stages of my next project which is 100% going to be an Eclat production and I’m excited to get that out.
You recently spent some time in Montreal and San Diego a little while before that. What are your travel plans looking like in the near future? Any where you’re trying to get to this fall / winter?
As of late I have a serious travel bug to go anywhere and everywhere. Being on the east coast at the moment there are so many spots and cities that are easy to drive to and I plan on hitting as much as I can before the weather turns. But Fall is the best around here hands down. Once it gets too cold, I definitely will go back to California and I want to hit Barcelona this winter as well. There is nothing like it out there!
You had that banger section in the “Intervention” video, plenty of heat in the “Mount Royal” video from Eclat and then your Titan frame promo. Have you been filming for anything new yet? Any idea when we’ll see some more footage pop up online?
Thanks! I am in the early stages of an Eclat video I’m working on but I’m definitely excited to put in work for this one. I also plan on starting something with Zach Krejmas soon so it’ll be a busy fall/winter but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Speaking of videos, we have seen a ton of people getting into that whole webisode thing. Do you see yourself getting into that or is it not for you?
Nope! haha. I think it’s cool that something such as webisodes and Vlogs work for people, but I prefer to film other people, not myself.
Where have you been getting most of your sessions in these days?
I don’t have a go to street spot right now and I’m pretty happy about that. I usually start my day riding a little concrete park about 20 minutes outside of Rochester but other than that I end up riding something different everyday when I go cruise the city of Rochester.
What have you been getting into when you aren’t riding these days? Any jobs or hobbies taking up your time?
BMX truly takes up most of my time. I do freelance videography work here and there, but riding and filming riding take up most of my time. Making some healthy food or going out and finding it is the only other big time consumer I have in my life, haha.
How can people keep up with you these days? (Insta / Twitter / FB / Snap… Whatever you want to include)
My Instagram and Twitter is @dan_coller. My Instagram is definitely the best way to keep up with what I’m up to. I rarely miss a day without posting what I’m up to!
Do you have any shout outs or thanks?
Thanks to everyone at Kink and Eclat for all the support, Aaron Smith and the Fresh Press for all the healthy meals and juice, and my friends that I ride with daily for keeping the good vibes, and to Kurt for this interview!
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