Frame: Hyper Indy 20.4"
Fork: Hyper Harry Main Signature Magical Forks
Bars: Snafu Greg Illingworth bars
Stem: Snafu Magical front load
Grips: Snafu Magical Grips
Seat: Snafu Fat Pivotal
Pedals: Snafu Anorexic
Cranks: Snafu Mayweather
Sprocket: Snafu Ola sprocket
Front Tire: KHE Dirt 2.0"
Front Wheel: Colony Contour rim, Clone hub.
Rear Tire: KHE Park 2.0"
Rear Wheel: Colony Contour
Lever: Shadow Sano
Detangler: Snafu Mobeus
Isn't this the first Logan Martin frame you've built up, how is it different from you normally ride?
Yes, this is my first Logan Martin frame, before this bike I was riding a Harry Main signature maniac 20.8". A huge difference in top tube lengths, I like the change it's helped my barspins a lot. The frame is strong and I really like the steeper headtube.
Describe this bike for us. What makes it your ride…
I like riding hard tires—always have. I check my tires all the time—they have to be around 110 psi. You roll so much faster. My bars are always inline with the forks then I just hit them a little forward to compensate the sweep in my bars. Valve caps are a must. I normally match the hubs. I have a lot of valve caps saved up over the years. I used to be against big bars, but now I love it. I'm running 9" high and would even try 10"s maybe. I used to ride with my hands close on small bars, but now I run them much wider which has given me much more control over my bike—so much better. Helps with higher bunny hops too. I can't go back to small bars now.
I noticed no pegs on this bike…
I was riding a lot of dirt when you shot those photos so I took them off, but they are always in my tool bag in my backpack. I'm always back and forth—taking pegs off changes up my riding a lot. I have to think more with them off, but then they are so rad to go back too. My bike feels better on trails with no pegs and I just like the way it looks without them.
On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike? And why?
A 10, I love it. Just keeping my bike dialed at night or at the bike shop. I don't go riding some days just to go to the Epic bike shop and work on my bike and hang out. Epic treats their am and pro team like family. I can go behind the counter, use any tool, grease and fix my bike while talking crap and watching a BMX video in the background—it's so dope. I'm always hanging out at the bike shop. It's a rad part of BMX. I'll just change one part or clean it, might get Victor to tighten my wheels. What I hate is when I get a flat tire or break a part out riding—then I hate working on my bike more then anything. I never have the right tool or I strip a bolt, I hate working on my brakes and if my chain snaps then forget it—I'm done. While I'm riding it should just be about riding, not sitting in the car park fixing it while every one is having the best time riding. At a comp is the worst your sweaty and your trying to do your best—I've been between runs fixing a chain losing my mind, you don't see racecar drivers doing laps then come in and change their own tires, but we do. It's funny.
How long do you typically ride a bike before building a new one? Do you switch out parts as they go? Or just build a whole fresh kit?
I'm not very hard on parts or frames, but I do like having a nice looking bike. When it starts looking beat up I'll trade out for new parts, but I don't normally break stuff. I do like my bike looking good because I ride it most days and spend a lot of time with my bike so if I chose a new color way and quickly don't like it then I have to change the whole thing. Once I did an all red bike set up and hated it when I was riding. I found that red makes me mad so it lasted less then a month.
What parts do you change out the most often and why?
Spokes could snap on any day. Tires last about a month. Grips up to three months. Stem I'll change about three months because of traveling the bolts wear out quick. I'll change the chain when building up a new bike—I never reuse a chain.
Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
I've messed with so much over the years from all the titanium parts, carbon fiber washers, and plastic bottom bracket bearings. Tried so many things over the years. Remember when titanium cranks were the rage? [Laughs] I snapped four pairs before I gave up on them. Right now I'm messing with big bars and a freecoaster. I've tried out three and now I'm working with Snafu to make a good one.