Hucker is always having one hell of a good time wherever he is in the world. Jeff Z managed to catch up with the dude somewhere out east and forced him to stand still for a moment to explain his bike…

Name: Michael Steven Clark
Age: 26
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 165
Location: Costa Mesa CA
Sponsors: Red Bull, S&M Bikes, Vans, Headrush, Skullcandy, Oakley, Demolition, Epic BMX, Team Soil

Frame: S&M Hucker frame
Fork: S&M Pitchfork
Bars: S&M Grand Slam XLT
Stem: S&M Enduro 49mm
Grips: Sensus
Barends: Plastic
Headset: Revenge Industries
Clamp: Intergrated
Seatpost: Demolition
Seat: Demolition Markit
Pedals: Demolition Trooper
Cranks: Demolition Revolt
Sprocket: Demolition Mugatu
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy
Front Tire: Demolition Machete
Front Wheel: Demolition Zero Rim with Demolition Ghost hub
Rear Tire: Demolition Machete
Rear Wheel: Demolition Zero Rim with Demolition Rotator freecoaster hub
Pegs: Demolition Revolt
Hubguards: Demolition
Brakes: Demolition Vulcan
Brake Lever: Odyssey Monolever

 

How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one?
I generally ride a bike anywhere from 3-6 months before I build up a new one. Or until it just looks beat up

Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
I usually just rock the parts till I build up a new bike. That is unless I break or bend a part.

What parts do you change out the most often and why?
I replace the stickers on my bike more than anything.

What are you most particular about on your bike?
Having dialed brakes.

Tell us a little about your signature frame… what was important to you, what makes it your bike?
The geometry is very similar to the ATF. It's strong! The end of the tubes are bullet tipped. There is a Shaka on the top tube on the gusset and my friend Nick Sawyers made some radical decals for it!

When did you put on a freecoaster? Why did you decide to do it? And what are your thoughts on it so far?
I put on the freecoaster about two weeks ago when I built up this bike. I broke my axel a few months ago while riding Mat Hoffman's vert ramp. Rob wise let me use his wheel and he had a free coaster. It was the coolest feeling ever only hearing my tires on the ramp. That’s what made me want to throw one on my bike. Plus it makes riding backwards a lot more fun. So far I love it!

It looks like you run your bars kinda more forward and higher than most riders, what are your thoughts on that?
I just like the way it feels. I moved in with Dennis Enarson about three years ago and everyone in the house had their bikes set up like that. I didn’t understand what the hype was about so I tried it. I haven’t gone back since.

Your brakes feel pretty good—better than I thought they would—do you work on them on yourself?
I love working on my brakes. Robbie from Epic BMX in Westminster helps me out sometimes, also.

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