Introducing the Hardtail Hooner, Darren Evans

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 MegaAvalanche 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!

Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
Darren is never usually pointing the right way, but it’s definitely controlled mayhem. Here he gets a slide on whilst ripping through the sunlit moss.
Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
The Stanton Switchback basking in the evening sun. It definitely takes a beating in the hands of Darren so will take whatever you can throw at it.
Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
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.
Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
The switchback has been all over the world with Mr. Evans, and it’s certainly treasured. Here it is pictured in New Zealand, pinned next to his wood burner.
Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
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.
Hardtail Hooner Images. www.facebook.com caldwellvisuals
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.

Video/Photo/Words: Caldwell Visuals