United's Joe Embrey recently swung by the sponsor's warehouse to freshen up his bike and built up a new Signature Alex Valentino Autoportrait Frame in Raw. He laced it up with some of our finest parts like Severance Cranks and Dinero Forks.
FRAME: United Autoportrait Alex Valentino Signature Frame Raw FORKS: United Dinero V2 Fork Gloss Black BARS: United Dirty Bar 9" x 28" Fernando Laczko Signature Bar Gloss Black CRANKS: United Severance Cranks 175mm Flat Black SPROCKET: United MDLCLS Sprocket & Guard 28T Polished CHAIN: United Half Link TYRES: United X Union InDirect 20" x 2.35" Black Wall HEADSET: Union Headset Black SEAT: United X Union Gaaar Railed Seat Brown
Name: Erik van de Wardt Age: 22 Hometown: Eindhoven, Netherlands
Why did you choose this frame out of all frames on the market today? Erik van de Wardt: I mainly check what Paul has in stock and if there is anything with a geometry I like. I never really noticed this frame but when I saw the sweet colour I looked up the geo and found out is was spot on for me! I also really dig the ICS chainstay Federal came up with. I bought the last one in stock a few months ago before it was gone.
What was the biggest difference over the last bike you had? Erik van de Wardt: Geo wise the bars are taller and the back end of the frame is one halflink longer which is perfect, coming from a too short feeling frame. I also really dig the OS bar clamping and ICS chainstay on this new bike.
How do you like the look of your bike? Erik van de Wardt: Coming from a trashy custom painted white bike with chrome parts I am happy to