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Sven

BIO
Name: Sven Grieten
Age: 23
Hometown: Hoogstraten
Local Trails: 7 Trails
Years Riding: 8
Years Diggin’: 8
Job: Shitty, not yet settled
Ambition: Enjoy live to the fullest, riding BMX as long as possible

Photo Vincent Perraud

LAST BUT NOT LEAST…

1: What was the last thing you did today before answering this lot?
Taking a shower after a long weekend trip to the BSD Jam in the Unit23 park with the guys from GroundedBMX from Belgium, good times!

2: Where did you ride your bike last?
7 Trails

3: What was the last new trick you learnt?
Doing old-school no-handers again, not really new, but for some reason I couldn’t do them any more, now I can… again.

4: When did you last build up a new bike?
1 week ago

5: What was the last album you bought?
Rise Against: End Game

6: What was the last book you read?
Ryan Air guide in the plane. Full of absolute bullshit.

7: What was the last BMX video you watched?
Anthem II

8: What was the last city you visited?
Dumbarton, Scotland

9: When, and where, were you last genuinely lost on your travels?
July 2010, looking for the trails in Chertsey

10: What was your last meal?
A bag of Oreo cookies, not really a meal but that’s all I had so far and it’s 4 o’clock in the afternoon

11: What was the last great gadget or invention that you saw or bought?
It’s already a long time ago, but it’s definitely the last GREAT gadget I saw and bought. It’s a knife, fork and spoon all at once. My buddy Greg sharpened this knife with his diamond stone for me and the first time I used it I almost cut off my thumb which resulted in me riding with stitches for the next week of the trip. Bummer!

12: When was the last time you scared yourself?
In the Unit23 skatepark there is a Little Devil bowl replica, I scared myself riding this thing. I just couldn’t get comfortable with it and I chickened out a lot!

13: Where is the last place on earth you want to visit?
I think I would have to find this place before I can say that it is the last place I would visit. I don’t know, I’m really curious to see a lot of places.

TOP FIVES

Top 5 Trails Riders Of All Time
1. Mike Aitken
2. Justin Inman
3. Chris Doyle
4. Brian Yeagle
5. Chase Hawk

Top 5 Trails Spots I’ve Ridden
1. Chertsey
2. Lights in the woods
3. MX trails
4. Epsom
5. Peynier

Top 5 Countries
1. Australia
2. USA
3. Italy
4. France
5. England

Top 5 Books
1. don’t
2. read
3. be
4. written
5. about

Top 5 Films
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Seven
3. Avatar
4. Transformers
5. Inglourious Basterds

Top 5 BMX videos
1. Anthem II
2. Building The Underground
3. Save The Woods
4. Who Brought The Dicks
5. Seek And Destroy

Top 5 Websites
1. Vimeo
2. FatBMX
3. Google
4. Deluxe
5. …

Top 5 Magazines
1. Ride UK
2. Dig
3. Ride BMX
4. Soul
5. ?

Top 5 Places
1. South of France
2. 7Trails / MX trails
3. Good party with drunk friends
4. Home sweet home
5. Anywhere with girlfriend

Photo by Vincent Perraud

Top 5 Companies in BMX
1. Deluxe
2. ODI
3. Profile
4. S&M
5. Odyssey

Top 5 Places I want to visit
1. Trails in the USA
2. Trails in Australia
3. Other trails in the USA
4  More trails in the USA
5. Big ass bowls with lots of flow and lines

Top 5 People
1. Greg van Tulder
2. Friends and family
3. MX locals (Nico and Timo…)
4. Peter Geys en Elke Agten
5. Guys from Deluxe

Photo FATBMX.com

BIKE CHECK
Frame: Deluxe Tech II 20.7
Fork: Odyssey Race
Handlebar: Deluxe XXL
Stem: Deluxe F-Lite stem
Headset: WTP integrated
Grips: ODI
Seat: Deluxe Superlight seat
Seatclamp: Deluxe
Crank: Premium 1948
Chainwheel: Deluxe F-Lite 28t
Pedals: Deluxe F-Lite
Chain: KMC
Bottom Bracket: Salt
Tyres: Fit FAF front and rear, soon to be Odyssey Aitken
Wheels: Deluxe hubs, Odyssey 7KA rims, Shadow spokes
Brakes: Odyssey Evo II
Levers: Eclat Swift
Weight: 10.5Kg
Any modifications? no
What’s the oldest part? Brake lever
What’s the newest part? Deluxe hubs
What’s your favourite part? Frame and pedals

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