JOSH
LEAVER

Q&a

 

Full Legal Name?

Joshua Leaver

 

How old are you?

20, 21 in June

 

Where did you grow up?

Gillingham, Medway UK

The great South East 

 

What got you into BMX?

My dad was a semi pro back in the 90s and I want to follow suit!

If you were a super hero what would your name be and what would be your super power?

Damn right I’d be Spider boi, like Spider-Man with the webs, but way cooler.

Besides BMX, what other hobbies and interests do you have?

I play a lot of video games and I sometimes build ramps :)

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If you had to pick a quote to sum up how you look at life what would it be?

“Work hard Play Harder” my dad told me this and I live by it!

How did you get to be on TRIBAL? How is that going and do you have any signature parts in the works?

I won a giveaway randomly on Instagram and I helped promote the brand and worked my way up through advertising and videos, plus I had a big following so it was good for business haha

What is your favorite American Treat and how does it compare to the UK version if they have one?

TWINKIES!!! They got banned in the UK because of health standards then they brought them back but they’re not as good as the US version.

Is there a trick that you want to do but that messes with your head every time?

Barspins, no me gusta senior. 

Have you ever been to America? What is over here that when you went back home you missed?

We don’t have Swampfest back home and the parks in Florida are insane 

If you could take your bike with you back in time where would you go and what would you want to ride? If anything specific.

2001 baby!! Midschool bmx time just leave me there

What are your top 5 essentials for a bmx road trip?

17mm cult tool, set of Allen keys, pump and tubes, broom and snacks!!!

What are 3 things you would like to in 2022 that you didn't get to do in 2021?

I want to do more competitions, didn’t get to compete at all for the last couple of years now 

What do you do for a living or are you just a full time bike rider?

I do everything, mechanics, landscaping, construction work. I’m basically Mike Nolan (google it)

How had BMX changed your life? What do you think you would be doing if you didn’t have BMX

I’d definitely be fat, I’d have no friends and I’d be bored all day.

What pro riders have you not met yet but hope one day you do?

Jay Dalton, Spencer forsman, Trey Jones!!

Top 3 BMX videos? Like REAL videos not social media clips or reels.

Trey Jones what could go wrong and analog. Scotty Cranmer made for this, incline club 2010 and anything midschool VHS stuff

Favorite food paired with your favorite beverage?

Pie and mash with a corona! Elite food, ask max

Do you believe geometry plays a huge part in how a bike feels or do you think if you ride whatever enough you just get use to it?

An amazing bmx rider can ride any shape bike. But geometry really does play a part because one small change can completely boost your riding ability or completely throw you off.

Do you have any big travel plans coming up?

Travel plans are NEW YORK for a video next year maybe or this winter.

How does it feel to be able to go to SOURCE BMX park all the time? That place looks amazing. 

Source park is amazing and I love riding there

Who would you like to thank or give shout outs too?

Shoutout to Mum, Dad, max and tribal for sponsoring me  and Ellie for being camera gal

Is there anything you would like to promote or give a Public Service Announcement for?

Yeah chase your dreams and don’t let anyone put you down if you want it you will do it!

What bike parts do you think you replace the most?

Grips definitely and headset

If you could meet anyone alive or dead that was a huge influence in your life who would it be?

Dave Mirra 100%

Tell us a joke? 

 A man went to hospital with a steering wheel down his pants. The doctor said what happened. The driver said I don’t know but it’s driving me nuts 

Number one Pickup line that has always worked for you or The pickup line that never works for you?

I have a dog, would you like to come over mine 

Final thoughts, anything you wanna get off your chest?

Don’t worry about what others think ;)

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bike
check

FRAME: Tribal MOAB prototype (my signature frame)

FORKS: Snafu Magical

BARS: Tribal 9"

STEM: Colony Squareback

HEADSET: Shadow Stacked

GRIPS: Cult Ricany

SEAT: Tribal Cherry Red Chief

SEAT POST: Tribal

CRANKS: Profile Racing 175

SPROCKET: Snafu Ola 28t

CHAIN: Tall Order 510

PEDALS: Odyssey Twisted

BOTTOM BRACKET: 10yr old Mongoose

FRONT WHEEL: Alien Nation Delinquent Rim

                             Profile Elite Hub

BACK WHEEL:  Alien Nation Delinquent Rim

                           Profile Elite Hub  

TIRES: Maxxis Grifter 2.3

MODS: Halo MTB Spokes