Name: Brian Christopher Hunt
Location: Derry, NH
Sponsors: DK Bicycles/System Cycle, Orchid, TSG, Eastern Boarder, Rye Airfield
Frame: DK Team Frame 21″ TT, 13.65″ back end
Fork: DK Alpha forks
Bars: DK Sigma Bars 8.65″ tall, 28.5″ wide
Stem: DK Alpha Top Load, 53mm
Grips: DK Tsuka
Barends: DK Plastic
Clamp: DK Alpha
Seatpost: Macneil Short Post
Seat: DK Pivotal
Cranks: DK Social, 180mm
Sprocket: DK Khan, 28t
Chain: DK Exo
Cable: DK Slic
Brake Lever: Dia-Compe Tech 77
Front Tire: Maxxis DTH
Front Wheel: DK Alpha hub laced to a DK Orbit rim
Rear Tire: Fit
Rear Wheel: Shadow Rant hub laced to a DK Orbit rim
Pedals: DK Alpha
Hub Guard: Shadow
I don't really change much on my bike except cut the axles on my wheels and file them down smooth. I like everything just the way it comes.
Which parts do you go through the most?
Grips and seats probably. I like new grips and I have a habit of bending seats from too many ball-rides. I need to learn to keep my feet on, haha.
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
Right now I have a really tall front end between the big bars, top load stem, and Gyro, but I love it. I have left side drive just because it's just way smoother for grinds and you don't get caught up as much. The frame is 21″, and being 6ft that's just the way I like it. My bike feels pretty simple to me so I just try to keep it running smooth. I think I might be the last dude on earth running 180mm cranks, but I love how they feel.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I hate when my bars aren't in the right place. It will seriously drive me nuts for days. I'll try to fix them when it happens, but it seems like I can never get them back to my perfect spot. A friend told me to scratch a little line across the front that's even with my stem so I think I'm good now.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
Yes! A Dyno air! Crazy bars…19″, maybe 20″ top tube, frame stand, mags, four aluminum pegs. It was awesome. I remember being so happy when I got that bike.
What’s the current situation with your thumb? When will you be back to riding?
I broke it in three places during my trip across America with Catfish. I waited a couple weeks to get it checked out because I thought it was just sprained. I've been out for almost two months now, but I have a doctor appointment this week, so hopefully I'm back on it by the time you're reading this. I can't wait to ride again!
You’ve been hanging out in Socal for a while now even though you can’t ride…just escaping the East Coast winter, or what? Any future travel plans you can tell us about?
I came out to Cali to help Aaron Smith out with this weird photo shoot for some Korean magazine. We (Aaron, Chris Doyle, Jay Roe, Eric Lichtenberger, and myself) dressed up in funny clothes and played fixed gear soccer on a roof top in L.A. for a day. It was easy money, and it paid for a nice trip to escape the winter and chill with my friends so I won't complain. As soon as I'm healthy I think I'm headed to Austin to ride with all my buddies and take it from there. I can't wait.