Edwin DeLaRosa Bike Check

Name: Edwin Rene DeLaRosa
Age: 26
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 190 lbs
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Sponsors: Red Bull, DC Shoes, Dan’s Comp, Front Street, Skavenger, and Animal Bikes

All photos by Jeff Zielinski.

Frame: Skvr Bridge 21.25″
Fork: Skvr
Bars: Skvr Prototype
Stem: Animal Jumpoff
Grips: Animal Edwin
Barends: Animal
Headset: Animal
Seatpost: Animal Wedge
Seat: Federal Jared Washington Slim SL
Cranks: Animal Prototype
Sprocket: Animal Vinnie Sprocky Balboa 23-tooth
Chain: Shadow
Front Tire: Animal Tom White Wall 2.0″
Front Wheel: Animal Rims and Animal prototype Hub.
Rear Tire: Animal ASM 1.95″
Rear Wheel: Animal rim laced to a Primo Mix Hub 8-tooth
Pedals: Animal
Hub Guard: Knight
Pegs: Animal Lino G


Which parts do you go through the most?
I go through a lot of tires sometimes. And pedals.

Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like my bike to look simple and feel solid. And real low tire PSI [laughs]-everyone who gets on my bike hates it.

How long have you been riding a 21.25″ and what made you decide to ride a longer frame?
I’ve always rode long frames. When I was 15 I rode a 21″ STA and that’s what I got used to. So with my Skvr frame I just made the rear end a little shorter and top tube longer.

What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I can’t run big tires. I hate them. And I pretty much always run a small tire on the back while and a little bigger one on the front. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel I can jump a little higher with that set up opposed to having two of the same size tires.

How often do people ask you about your Morrissey sticker?
Not too many ask me, but when they do I tell them like Morrissey.