Age: 28
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Location: Austin, Texas
Sponsors: Kink, Odyssey, Fox, Vans, Rockstar, Empire.

Frame: Kink SXTN 21″
Fork: Odyssey R25
Bars: Kink Solace
Stem: Odyssey SXTN
Grips: Odyssey Cufflink
Barends: Odyssey Par Ends
Headset: Odyssey
Clamp: Integrated
Seatpost: Kink
Seat: Kink SXTN
Pedals: Odyssey Dugan plastic
Cranks: Odyssey Thunderbolt
Sprocket: Odyssey Burlington
Chain: Cult
Front Tire: Odyssey Aitken 2.25"
Front Wheel: Odyssey A+ complete 36-h
Rear Tire: Odyssey Path 2.1"
Rear Wheel: Odyssey Clutch freecoaster with Aerospace rim 36-h
Pegs: Cult Butter
Hub guard: Odyssey

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Sean makes turndown magic off a little more than a curb cut while in Chile on a Vans trip. Photo: Zielinski

Describe this bike for us… What are some preferences for your bike setup—tires (width/pressure), bars (width, height, forward/back), etc.? What makes it your ride?
I’ve always liked a skinnier tire in the rear, so that’s why I ride a 2.10 rear tire. I just think grinds and manuals feel better. I cut about a 1/4 inch off of my bars, and I ride them just a hair past being in like with my forks. Pretty basic set up.

You have four guards, but only two pegs, what gives?
[Laughs] Well, my bag blew apart on the last flight I went in so I lost two of my four pegs that I had. So when you were in town, I hadn’t re-up’d my peg game. If I only ride two pegs, I’d take them [the guards] off for sure.

On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike?
I’ve always liked working on anything since I was a kid. So working on my bike was always cool. It’s nice being able to fix anything that goes wrong on your bike, in my opinion.

How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one? Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
I usually ride them until they’re pretty beat up, then I’ll most likely give it to a person in need, and then build up a freshy. And sometimes things aren’t in stock, so you have to wait no matter what [laughs].

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A quick fast plant off the first ledge to 180 over the second. Photo: Zielinski

What parts do you change out the most often?
Pedals, and pegs.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
My grips, I guess. They just have to feel good, and I can be pretty picky when it comes to grips.

Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
I’m willing to try new things always, but I do have a couple things I stick to. Like my tire size, and not riding gigantic handlebars.

Speaking about new parts, how is that Odyssey freeocoaster working out for you?
It’s been amazing, and I’m excited to see what people think about it. It has a really easy feature that allows you to adjust the slack on the fly. So if say you ride full slack, and you want to mess around in a mini ramp and do some tailtaps, you would just grab an Allen key, and tighten the hub, and you have no slack and the pedal pressure you would want to do stuff like that (if you were brakeless, of course.) I think it’s really rad, and I’m sure you will too.

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Picture perfect oppo downside whip. Photo: Zielinski