Bike Check/ Interview: Alex Raban

Brian | 11.25.13

The man and his bike

I’ve been wanting to do a Raban bike check for awhile now since his bikes always look so amazing.  Alex’s bikes are always bedazzled out whether it be gold or coppered out.  And just like his personality, there’s always a hint of originality and a bit of flavor.  Check out his bike after you click the top picture and you can also read what he’s been up to. 

Age: 26
Home Turf: Nipomo Ca
Sponsors: Volume Bikes, OSS, ODI
Frame: Volume Bermuda
Fork: Volume Hatchet Forks
Bars: Volume Iron Chachi
Stem: S&M Redneck flipped
Grips: Long Necks
Barends: ODI
Headset: Animal
Clamp: N/A
Seatpost: Animal
Seat: Carson Leh Custom
Pedals: Odyssey Trail Mix
Cranks: Odyssey Thunder Bolt
Sprocket: Tree 28
Chain: Shadow
Front Tire: Odyssey
Front Wheel: Demolition
Rear Tire: Animal
Rear Wheel: Demolition laced to Animal hub
Pegs: Animal OG
Hub guard: Daily Grind

What’s up with the new frame color, you always have wild colors? That’s also a new Bermuda V2, what’s the difference or can you tell us about it?
Yah hyped on the new Bermuda. The chain and seat stays have a new bend, overall feels great and looks clean. The color I wanted to imitate was like a classic penny lowrider. Came out great!

Favorite part on your bike?
I would say the seat. It has a unique style. Visit lehsplymfg.com for custom seats!

Do you do any sort of rituals before riding?
Haha stretching! I like to keep my body nice and limber.

Favorite pizza pie to make and why?
Giant cheese pie! It’s easy and quick and funny to see people freak out when I throw it up and stunt.

What’s next for Alex Raban?
Good question haha full of surprises who knows what the universe has in store.

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