We caught up with Kyle Baldock at Dew Tour this past weekend to check out his latest setup. He just built a brand new Mirraco prototype and it’s super light, and super dialed. Also, we have photos of the bike Kyle was on earlier this year up until a few weeks ago when he built up the new whip. Take a look…

Name: Kyle Baldock
Age: 20
Height: 172cm (5′ 8″)
Weight: 75Kg (165lbs)
Location: Queensland, Australia
Sponsors: Unit, Mirraco, Vans, Monster, Skull Candy

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All photos by Fat.

Frame: Mirraco Prototype
Fork: Black Label Slim Forks
Bars: Black Label Bend Bars
Stem: Profile Front Loader, 48mm
Grips: ODI Longneck, and I cut the flange off the left side.
Bar ends: ODI
Headset: Mirraco
Seat / Seatpost: Eclat combo
Cranks: Black Label 2.5 piece, 175mm
Sprocket: Black Label, 28t
Chain: KMC Kool Lite
Brakes: Fly
Cable: SNAFU, top and bottom
Brake Lever: Odyssey Medium
Detangler: Odyssey
Front Tire: KHE
Front Wheel: Full titanium spokes, Profile Mini hub, with a Starlak rim.
Rear Tire: KHE
Rear Wheel: Full titanium spokes, Profile Mini left hand drive cassette, on an Odyssey 7KA rim.
Pedals: SNAFU Anorexia

Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check

Modifications/Other/Extras:
I run a KHE bracket bearing on my chain side with a piece of a tire in it because I don't like my cranks to move.

Which parts do you go through the most?
Before I started using the KHE bracket bearings I went through a lot of bracket bearings. I also go through a fair few seats.

Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
I like my bike to feel stable. I hate having anything loose on my bike. I also love having a light bike.

What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
My handlebars…they have upsweep. I don't like to ride with no upsweep.

Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
It was a red mongoose. I broke it learning flairs

How important to you is it that your bike is light?
I love having a light bike. I feel it makes everything a bit easier to do.

Why is your bike so dirty in these photos…aren’t you a park rider? Do you clean your whip when you get home from a dirt jumping comp?
Haha, I am a park rider—just started riding dirt. I spend about an hour cleaning up my bike when I get back from a dirt contest. You seem to get dirt all over the place…that stuff is messy!

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Here’s what Kyle’s bike looked like when we shot photos of it about a month and a half ago…

Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)
Kyle Baldock BMX Bike Check (Old Setup)