Name: Darryl Patrick Tocco Jr.
Height: 5′ 8″
Location: Long Beach, CA
Sponsors: Kink Bikes, Osiris Footwear and apparel, Eclat Components, Two By Four Store
Frame: Kink Tocco, 20.75
Forks: Kink Empire
Bars: Kink Badger
Seat: Kink Sexton Prototype
Cranks: Eclat Tibia
Sprocket: Kink Static, 28t
Chain: KMC half-link
Stem: Eclat Hannibal
Wheels: Eclat with Eclat hub guard
Tires: Odyssey Aitken in the front, Animal GLH in the rear
Pedals: Eclat Surge PC
Brakes: Eclat Unit
Lever: Eclat Swift
Pegs: Eclat Slot Machine
Grips: Kink Omega
Bar Ends: Odyssey Par Ends
Which parts do you go through the most?
Grips, tires, and pedals.
Do you always let your grips wear through to the bars before replacing them?
Yeah pretty much, the Kink Omega grips feel so good on their way out…
Describe your bike setup and how you like your bike to feel…
My bike has all the new stuff, but like 20 brake cables. I’m not picky about how it runs, but I like doing all the silly lip tricks and shit, so I keep the brakes on.
What part are you most particular about or do you feel makes the biggest difference on your bike?
I guess just the frame…head tube angle and rear end length.
Do you remember your first “real” BMX bike?
My first real bike was a Redline 340 complete. It broke quick. Like really quick.
Is this your first signature frame from a company? What’s it like being able to design your perfect bike with a company?
This is my first frame from Kink, it’s a serious honor and I still trip on it. When they asked me about it I thought they were joking. It was pretty cool being able to give Matt Antes at Kink a basic idea, and see him just work it out. Dude is a genius. Can’t thank everyone over there enough. We will have a new version with revised colors and graphics coming soon.
What were your main goals or focus when giving input on your signature Kink frame? What sets it apart from other frames?
I just wanted a clean looking frame with some chain tensioners and a short back end. Since we use Fly removable mounts, the frame looks way tighter than almost all of the removable mount frames in the industry. The geometry is dialed, and the blue color is awesome. Kink is the shit.