Rattlin' Hardtail Hooning!

Video Caldwell Visuals
Date Nov 3, 2017
Everybody knows Revolution Bike Park, right? The fast-growing, and boundary-pushing trail network nestled on the hillside in Llangynog, Wales. Primarily for downhill bikes, or if you’re feeling fruity, a long travel trail bike. Well, not for Darren Evans.

I headed down to Revolution and met up with the OG Hardtail Hooner to session some of the best slate and slop on offer in the Autumn sunshine. Aboard his Stanton Switchback, Darren took on the 50:01 jump line, poop chute, and some mind-bendingly good turns one of their newest tracks, Reddy McRedface. Fresh back from the Finale EWS, where he finished mid-pack on a hardtail (yes on a hardtail) - Darren was raring to give it the beans through the rough stuff, and from some light (read firm) peer pressuring from Phil Atwill, was keen to get some air miles clocked aboard the Hardcore Hardtail. Just wait until Darren climbs aboard the new Stanton full suspension rig next year.. then things are going to get wild! 

Rider: Darren Evans

Video/Words: Tom Caldwell


Mic  - Nov. 3, 2017, 12:32 p.m.

Fucking metal, err, mental. Awesome. And seriously inspiring. I am looking forward for riding my hardtail in the "other season" after having ridden quite a few miles on my old park bike this year.


James Vasilyev  - Nov. 4, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

i got a sore back just watching that.


Mic  - Nov. 5, 2017, 12:35 p.m.

He has got superb riding skills. The way he tackles the jumps and how he distributes his weight on the rough. Amazing. 

Riding the EWS on a hardtail is bonkers. He's got some serious skills.


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