So Hendo, Give us a rundown of the parts your riding at the minute?
- Frame: 20.5 hyper indy in jetfuel.
- Forks: snafu magical in jetfuel
- Stem: profile top load with TLC titanium bolts
- Bars: snafu 8.75 in jetfuel
- Grips vans waffle Headset: unbranded. I fined they last longer and are smoother as they’re sealed on top and bottom.
- Gyro set up: shadow spinner and top plate. I liked this gyro because it has the knarps to hold the cables
- Lever: 34r clito Brake
- Caliper: 34r, I’ve ran these for 3 years and they’re still running smooth. I liked these because the have sealed bearings
- Cranks: profile no boss in black with TLC titanium bolts
- Sprocket: wethepeople 25t spline drive in black
- Pedals: spank with titanium Axel. (MTB pedals)
- Chain: kmc gold lite
- Tires: Maxxis griffters front is 2.1 back is 1.85.
- Front wheel: black skylark laced onto a black superstar with rainbow titanium spokes and bolts
- Backwheel: black odyssey hazard lite laced to a black profile elite with rainbow titanium spokes and bolts
- Weight: 17.5lbs
Mods / Upgrades from the standard:
I built this set up completely from scratch to the way I wanted it and I’m so stoked how it turned out. My bars are cut to 27” and I run a half link so that my back wheel is as slammed as it can get.
So what’s the deal with jet fuel / Oil Slick, why did you pick it over a flat colourway? What the price difference, I hear its pretty steep on the wallet?
Well, I think most people will agree it looks sick and deffo stands out, I love the look of this setup and I’ve had some pretty good slams and there’s not a scratch on it so it always looks fresh. £200 difference from standard colour to jet fuel sounds mad but I think it’s worth it!
Why have you chosen the parts you ride, what’s different from your last few setups?
The biggest change I’ve made is the frame, for the last few years, I’ve been running low frames like the hangover from the total. I find now with this new frame it’s easier to do certain tricks now that it’s higher I can pinch the seat for bar spins and feel more comfortable.
Why does your brake have to make such a horrible noise?
My brake pads are a soft compound of rubber so as soon as it gets contact with the rim it’s gripping as much as possible hence why it’s so loud.
How come you seem to ride skinny tires when its all the rage to have the widest tires possible these days?
I find running skinny tyres allows you to roll faster and feels more responsive.
What’s your favourite part?
Deffo has to be the frame! What’s not to like? It’s light, strong and looks incredible!
Ultimate dream bike component sponsor?
Has to be hyper and profile, they’re products are amazing!
If your bike broke mid-demo and you had to ride someone else’s, who’s rig would you ride and why?
Mikeys! His bike feels so similar to mine and it’s always squeaky clean!
Tips for anyone wanting to modify their BMX?
Choose quality over looks. I always bought cheap parts that looked good and they always broke! If you have to wait a little longer just for better quality it’s always worth it in the end!