Timmy Theus is known for his ultra smooth style and incredible pop and here’s the bike he gets it done on. His Cult kit is rounded out with a few Tree items, including Timmy’s signature stem and a prototype freecoaster.

Name: Timmy Theus @tzus_theus
Age: 25
Height: 5′ 5"
Weight: 153 lbs.
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Sponsors: Cult, Tree Bicycle Co, Vans, TGF The Gully Factory, SunRingle, Artpentry.

What I Ride - Timmy Theus

Frame: Cult SOS 20.75" TT
Fork: Cult IC
Bars: Cult Cuatro
Stem: My signature Tree TT
Grips: Cult Dak
Barends: Tree
Headset: Cult
Clamp: Integrated
Seatpost: Tree
Seat: Tree Ergo
Pedals: Cult
Cranks: Cult 165mm
Sprocket: Tree Light
Chain: Cult
Front Tire: Cult Dehart Slick 2.4"
Front Wheel: Sun Big Baller, Tree hub
Rear Tire: Cult Dehart 2.4"
Rear Wheel: Sun Big Baller, Tree prototype freecoaster, Cult PC guard
Pegs: Cult

Describe this bike for us… What makes it your ride?
I keep it in a pretty low stance with medium air pressure for drops. I try to keep it setup like the bikes I was into when I was a kid.

Tell us more about your signature Tree stem…
My stem is a look that I’ve always been into. I wanted to have a stem that I could have the option to do inverted if I wanted. It has a 50mm reach, 23mm rise when upright, and a 8mm rise when inverted. It's exactly what I want so I’m thankful that Tree allowed me the opportunity to have a signature stem.

Why do you have two different style hub-guards up front?
They feel different from spot to spot so I kept both.

On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike? And why?
I dig working on my bike. I do it because it's mine and I don’t expect anyone else to do it. I mod out what I need to make it work. So I’d say a 9.

Setup or part wise, what was the last major game changer for you?
I went down a crank size. Been running 165mm for a minute now.

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’ll ride a frame and fork for six or seven months depending and I switch parts as needed.

What parts do you change out the most often and why?
Pegs these days. Lately I’ve been breaking in new spot all over Chicago.

Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
I try to stick to the same setups, but I’m never afraid try out new stuff.