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A hardtail hoon with Darren Evans

Some boy

After his brief cameo in A Slice of British Pie we couldn’t wait to see more of hardtail wildman Darren Evans. Thankfully Tommy C has got him back in front of the camera for this hooning edit.

Words: Tom Caldwell
Photos: Tom Caldwell

Darren Evans.. he’s some boy. He’s the original Hardtail Hooner. Having starred in several viral hardtail videos across the net, he’s known for his balls out cornering and overshooting of many a jump in Morzine. Oh and he qualified for the Megavalanche last year. That just gives you an idea of how much of a nutter he actually is.

Accompanied by his trusty Stanton Switchback, he takes on some of Oxfordshire’s finest moss-covered tracks and grease-covered berms in the heart of Winter here in the UK. Albeit on a very sunny few days!

Darren is never usually pointing the right way, but it’s definitely controlled mayhem. Here he gets a slide on whilst ripping through the sun lit moss.

The Stanton Switchback. It definitely takes a beating in the hands of Darren so will take whatever you can throw at it.

Darren likes the simple life. A hardtail (he doesn’t own a bike with rear suspension) and a static caravan and his needs are fulfilled.

The switchback has been all over the world with Mr. Evans, and it’s certainly treasured.

Darren got hold of some fresh Stanton Product – saddle and grips, to pimp his ride a little. New Stanton bars are on the way for him too from the growing British firm.

Hucking and tucking his way through the woods. As good friends with Phil Atwill, you can see where he takes some of his style from.


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