Name: Andrew Jackson
Location: Los Angeles, California
Sponsors: Wethepeople, Ipath, G-Sport, The Bank LA
Frame: My signature WTP C.R.E.A.M.
Fork: Eclat Stream
Bars: WTP C-Murder
Grips: Eclat Sean Burns
Barends: They’re hanging in there…
Seatpost: Inegrated with the seat.
Seat: Eclat Complex Padded
Cranks: Eclat Tibia
Sprocket: Animal Sprockey Balboa, 27t
Front Tire: Eclat Prototype, 2.3″
Front Wheel: GSport Marmoset laced to prototype GSport Birdcage Rims with Gsport Nipples
Rear Tire: WTP Grippin’, 2.1″
Rear Wheel: GSport Ratchet laced to prototype GSpor Birdcage Rims with Gsport Nipples
I cut the bars, and that’s it, I think.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
Low and light.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
Tire pressure and grips.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yeah, I don’t remember what kind, but it was a yellow race bike. I remember being super excited about it. I cracked the frame in half after like a month on a jump my brother and I built in our backyard, and my mom had to fight with the people at the bike shop because they didn’t think a little kid could do that and wouldn’t warranty it.
Are you particular about your PSI?
Yeah, I hate high tire pressure.
Since this is your first signature frame, what was it like helping design it, what were your goals with it, and how much input did you have in it?
It was amazing getting to design my own frame. I think that it is every BMXer’s dream come true. My biggest goal was getting it to feel really easy to ride. I hate when you get a bike and it’s hard to bunnyhop and your old one felt way better. I wanted it to be just the opposite and feel amazing the first time you ride it, and it definitely does. Wethepeople’s main goal was making sure it was the strongest frame out, and with the new investment casting system I think they have done that. So I basically had everything to do with the geometry, and they did the engineering.
How has your move to Downtown Los Angeles affected your riding?
I don’t know if it has affected the riding that you guys will see in edits, but it is super fun to go cruise around the city. I definitely ride a lot more now than I did before I moved out here.