2017年,对于英国车手Ben Lewis来说注定是不平凡的一年。

在这一年,Benny离开了效力长达十年之久的老东家Fit Bike Co;

也是在这一年,Benny晋升为了一名爸爸级的车手。

下面就让我们一起来看看Ride BMX刚刚发布的Ben Lewis的全新爱车配置以及专访。


爱车配置如下:

车架: 未披露品牌样品(此车架可能来自Benny L的全新车架赞助商)
前叉: Animal Street Fork
车把: Animal Big Four
把立: Animal 全新锻造把立样品(目测长度大约在45mm)
把套: Animal Jeff Kocsis
碗组: Animal
坐管夹: 车架一体式集成
座管: Animal
座包: Animal Nigel
曲柄: Animal Akimbo, 160mm
链条: Animal Hoder
脚踏: Animal Rat Trap
前轮胎: Animal GLH, 2.1″
前轮组: Animal 样品车圈, Javelin花鼓, Cult护轴盖
后轮胎: Animal GLH, 2.1″
后轮组: Animal 样品车企, Javelin卡是花鼓, Animal Pyn非驱护轴盖
火箭炮: Animal Benny L签名款(110mm长度)


以下是Ride BMX对Benny L的独家专访:

Q: You’ve had some big changes in your life recently… buying a house and becoming a dad. Congrats on both! How’s dad life been thus far?
A: Thanks a lot. Life has been very kind to me recently! Everything in my life has kind of just fell into place thanks to the ‘lil fella.

问:听说你的生活最近发生了翻天覆地的变化…买房子,成为了奶爸,恭喜!迄今为止初为人父的感觉怎么样?

答: 非常感谢!最近的生活对我来说太棒了!我的生活因为这个小家伙的降临而变化着,一切似乎都落到了实处。


Q: How has having a baby affected your riding?
A: Before he was born I was a bit more apprehensive about trying bigger tricks. But now he’s here I feel more pushed by his progression every day to do the same.

问: 孩子的降临会影响你继续骑车吗?

答: 在他出生之前,我对于挑战一些有难度的动作会有些担心;但当他降临之后,这似乎成为了我不断挑战自己的动力,我会像往常一样坚持自己的风格。


Q: I’m assuming you bought your house in Liverpool? What’s it like to have a place you can really call your own?
A: Amazing! I’ve always wanted somewhere to just be me and to decorate and relocate as I see fit which you really can’t do when you’re renting off somebody else. I feel at peace there for the first time ever. It’s helpful I live next to a skatepark even if it is the oldest one in Liverpool and rough as fuck [laughs]. It used to have a half pipe and all kinds of metal ramps, but now all that’s left is a very badly decayed concrete bowl that’s more flat bank than transition [laughs].

问: 我假设你购买的新房子在利物浦?那里有些什么东西是你所迷恋的?

答: 这种感觉太美妙了!我一直希望自己能够找到一个属于我自己的地方,并按照我自己喜爱的风格去打造和装修它。当你在租房子的时候,实在是很难做到这一点。在新家里,我第一次感到前所未有的安宁。我一直希望我可以住在利物浦最具历史的滑板公园旁边,这对我来说已经足够棒了。我已经习惯了那里的半管和各式各样的金属Ramps, 尽管它现在只剩下了一个腐朽的碗池,甚至几乎已经看不到原来的模样。


Q: So lets get onto the bike stuff… You’re only running two pegs at the moment, and a Silva nub nut up front. What gives?
A: I just wanted to spice things up a bit. I used to do a lot of switch foot opposite pegless stuff back in the day and I just feel I’ve got unfinished business there [laughs]. I have the Silva nut on the front as I used to have wheel nuts on the front back in the day, but trying pegless rails with modern female hubs and just a 3mm axle bolt was proving pretty dangerous for my face.

问: 让我们把话题回到你的爱车上面…你现在只装了两个炮,在前轮组的非驱动端还装了一个Mini炮,是什么促使你进行这样的设置?

答: 我只是想调剂一下,我曾经习惯做一些反向的Pegless动作,但现在我觉得我应该把这种略感生疏的感觉找回来。我现在前轮非驱动侧装了Mini炮,以前我习惯使用轴杆花鼓,反向动作的时候我会去呲前花鼓的螺母;但是原来的那种设置,仅仅只有3毫米突出的轴杆可以让我在Pegless的方式滑竿的时候使用,这让我觉得很危险,所以我现在选择了螺钉轴,并使用起了Chris Silva的签名款Mini炮。


Q:Tell us about the frame you’re riding… What is it? And how does the geometry compare to your old signature Benny frame?
A:It’s a prototype that I will be able to disclose more information of very soon. But the geometry is something I’d just always wanted to play with. Just kind of taking what I did with the Benny and pushing it as far as I think is possible.

问:能和我们说说你正在使用的车架是什么吗?和以前你的Fit签名款Benny L车架相比,数据上有些什么不同?

答:这是一个样品,我会在接下来的时间和大家分享更多关于这款车架的信息。不同的几何设计是我一直想去尝试的东西,这款新的车架已经把原来的Benny L车架的数据抛到了一边,采用了全新的数据角度。


Q: Did you push your bars further forward than you used to run them?
A: Yeah they are further forward right now. I like how it feels being further over the front end of my bike and I like the way it looks too.

问: 你现在的车把还是像以前一样推得非常靠前?

答: 是的,它现在比以前还要靠前。我喜欢这样的感觉,车把往前推不仅让我觉得舒服,我觉得这样看上去也更美观。


Q: Tell us about the new Animal stem you’re running…
A: It’s a higher rise than Animal currently have on offer with the MR and inverse stems and it’s proving very strong, too, so I’m really enjoying it.

问: 和我们说说这款新的Animal把立的使用感受吧!

答: 这是一款更高的把立,比目前Animal在售的MR把立和Inverse把立都还要高。与此同时,它非常的结实,我非常喜欢这个新设计。


Q: It looks like you have more pins on your pedals than usual. Don’t you usually prefer to have no grip on your pedals?
A: Yeah, I really hate grip I like my feet to feel free to move about, but something about these Rat Trap pedals just feels great. Guaranteed I still go out and rub off a lot of the grip on the nearest curb, but I’m not as militant as I used to be [laughs].

问: 看起来你的脚踏似乎比以前平了很多,难道你更适应不太抓脚的脚踏?

答: 是的,我真的不太喜欢太抓脚的脚踏,我更喜欢我的脚可以随意的移动。但Animal新款的Rat Trap脚踏真的很棒,让我在滑竿的时候感觉很踏实,尽管我现在做这些动作的时候已经不再像以前那么激烈。


Q: Still rockin’ the cassette… no plans to switch to a coaster hub?
A: No, I’m back on the cassette for good. I put it on to try some ideas I had and I thought it would make some things easier, but after two years nothing had really changed for me aside from me having to get my landings more dialed when doing lines so that’s been helpful!

问: 依然还在使用卡轴?有没有计划换回离合轴?

答: 没有,用回卡轴让我觉得感觉很好,这让我催生了很多新的灵感,也让我做一些动作的时候感觉更轻松自在;除非在我需要做更多特别的线路的时候,离合轴才会对我有真正的帮助。

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