Dan Lacey‘s bike setup mirrors his riding--straight forward, tried & true, and classic. According to Dan, “My bike has stayed consistent forever. I just stick with what I know…” For Dan, that means smaller bars, a front load stem, slammed seat, flanged grips, three pegs, and a cassette.
Photos by James Cox
Frame: Federal DLX x Mark Love, 20.85"
Fork: Federal Liquid V2
Bars: Federal Lacey
Stem: Federal Hate (Front Load)
Grips: Animal Edwin
Barends: Federal Prototype
Seatpost: Animal Pivotal
Seat: Federal Logo Mid
Pedals: Federal Prototype
Cranks: Federal Vice
Sprocket: Federal BBS Guard
Chain: Animal Hoder
Front Tire: Federal Response 2.35"
Front Wheel: Federal Stance
Rear Tire: Federal Response 2.35"
Rear Wheel: Federal Stance, Cassette
Pegs: Federal, plastic
How's life in Hastings and what have you been up to since you dropped BEYOND in September?
Good thanks, been chilling to be honest and getting back to enjoying riding the park with no stress and having a few weeks off. I headed out to Austin to judge Chase's event and stayed out for a little holiday.
What's next for you? We hear talks of a Federal full-length...
Yep, that finally got the green light and we have been on a few trips already. Some of the boys are currently out in Barca. I'm a bit bummed I can't be there, but I've got some other shit to attend to right now.
This Friday, Source BMX are dropping your LOCK IN edit. Obviously you ride the park all the time, so did you approach this differently?
Not really? I did a few things I wanted to try and kinda kept it chill. I didn't do anything too crazy so don't get too excited [laughs].
So lets get onto the bike stuff... You're bike seems to have stayed consistently the same over the years. Ever thought about switching it up?
I think the only thing I have recently changed is that my signature bars are now 8.75". Aside from that my bike has stayed consistent forever. I just stick with what I know and I don't want to drastically change my bike just to learn something new. I like how I ride and it is what it is. I don't see the point in forcing yourself to get used to something on your bike just because you think it looks better.
You're currently rocking the limited edition Mark Love colorway of your DLX frame. How did that come about?
Me and mag have been friends since the beginning and my first memories of riding were watching him do ridiculous stuff at the old Ashford park and we became friends from there. Over the years, he always ran a Lacey frame and would always spray them flat white. One day I spoke to Stu about doing him a signature colorway and here we are.
Still rocking the Animal Edwin grips too! How long have they been your grip of choice?
They've been my grip of choice for at least 4-5 years. I don't wanna change these grips for anything and they are the best grips I've ever had.
Do you feel your bike/set up differs from a lot of current set ups?
I feel like I'm one of the only people still running a front load stem. Everyone else's bikes have fuckin’ 10" high bars with a top load and a stack of poker chips underneath. It looks gross dude [laughs]! I'm not even gonna kid myself, I'm 5' 8" and don't wanna have to climb on a horse every time I go riding [laughs]!
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