I have known Shaun for a long time now , and had many races against him, he is an exceptional bike rider, be it on a track or at the trails.
I always remember him riding for TNT and chucking himself around Ipswich trails afer a race ,The Mangler is RAD…….
Frame: Dialled Bikes Stay Strong Pro XL (21” tt) .
Fork: Cliq .
Bars: S&M Slam XLt.
Grips: ODI Stay Strong lock on.
Stem: S&M Race.
Cranks: Profile with Ti spindle 177mm.
Sprocket: Rennen 44t.
Chain: Sram 8 speed.
Pedals: Shimano M424 .
Seat: Tioga Spyder.
Seat post: Thompson Seat post.
clamp: Brand X.
Brakes: Shimano DXR.
lever/Deore calliper/Odyssey Slic cable.
Front wheel: Shimano DXR hub/Alienation Deviant rim.
Rear wheel: Halo FW hub (on a budget)/Alienation Runaway Stay Strong rim.
Tyres: Kenda Konversion (for durability) 1.75 front /1.65 rear.
Extras: Profile Chain Tensioners, Rennen computer, tubes & Fox V3!
Name/Age: Shaun Andrews /41.
Nickname: Mangler (I think Stephen Murray was responsible for that. Came from George ‘The Mangler’ Andrews in the USA & my riding/crashing style at the time).
Favourite rider: BF.
Club: Ipswich BMX Club.
Sponsor: Dialled Bikes since 2006!
Started riding: Got my first BMX at 11 – Raleigh Night Burner.
Started racing: Around 1989 when I could first drive.
Career highlights: Masters number one 2005/2006 when I didn’t lose a single lap all year. 2010 Worlds in South Africa which was a brilliant trip, great track & I got 4th on both bikes. The 2005 Worlds in Bercy, Paris was good too; that place has roots .
Other stuff: Became a level 2 British Cycling Coach this year just because I’d like to give kids the chance to experience some of the highs that I’ve got from BMX over the years. There’s always been bitching in our sport, (& always will be) but at the end of the day it’s just about having fun on our little bikes.