If anyone knows about building up a bike it is Seth Kimbrough. For nearly 20 years he has trusted Hoffman products to keep him rolling.Seth just built up a new Bama ride so we chased him down for this weeks “Bike Check Wednesday with Seth Kimbrough“. We chased Seth down in Arizona asked him several questions and got the details on his new set up. We also put together a short edit compiled of past riding clips and mixed with his current ride. Enjoy!
What is the one part you find yourself having to replace on a regular basis? And why?
Grips, and rims are probably the two things I go through the most. That’s probably the same for most riders I’m sure. Stuff is built so much stronger these days! It’s sick the amount of abuse they can handle.
What part do you spend the most time on to make sure it’s dialed in?
Keeping my wheels true, and headset tight ha!
What changes do you see for the Bama in the coming years?
New decals for sure. I’m really wanting to do a few little cosmetic changes, but nothing major. I’m so happy with the strength and weight of the frame.
If you had the opportunity to fakie a big air ramp would you?
If I knew the world would end before I hit the ground… Yes I would!!! Haha!
In Props Issue 38 year 2000, Corey Martinez interviewed you and one of the questions he asked was “since there are not to many spots here (Harsville, AL) to ride, how do you stay motivated to gradually move your way up?” After 15 years, how would you answer this question now?
I always felt like it was never really the amount of spots to ride that mattered the most to me. It was the passion to be on my bike, and just the pure love of riding. There was an awesome crew of riders that were in my town when I was younger. We would all meet up after school at the same place and time. We didn’t have cell phones, we just knew what to do! We would ride parking blocks for hours! That’s still the best time I’ve ever had on my bike. I can still ride Hartselle and have a great time!
Toboggans or Tables Tops?
That’s a hard choice!! Depends on my mood I guess ha! Right now I’m feeling table tops!
Frame: Hoffman Bama 21″
Forks: Hoffman Bama
Bars: Hoffman Bama 9″
Stem: Shadow Chula
Grips: Shadow Chula
Crank: Shadow Noctis
Chain: Shawdow Interlock Supreme
Sprocket: Shawdow Serpent 28t
Bottom Bracket: Shawdow
Seat Post: Shadow
Front Hub: Shadow Raptor
Front Rim: Shadow Corvus
Rear Hub: Shadow Raptor Freecoaster
Rear Rim: Shadow Corvus
Front Hub Guard: None
Rear Hub Guard: Shadow
Front Tire: Shadow Strada
Rear Tire: Shadow Strada