Harry Main‘s Hyper Maniac is not your common run of the mill BMX bike. This oil slick machine is decked out with Hyper and Snafu parts with a little touch of titanium—helping keep the weight down to around 20 lbs. A rear brake, a slammed seat, and no pegs and you’ve got a light and responsive bike ready to whipped around the park.
Frame: Hyper Mainiac 20.4"
Fork: Snafu magical
Bars: Hyper Mainiac 9"
Stem: Snafu Magical
Grips: Snafu Magical
Pedals: Snafu Anorexic
Cranks: Snafu Mayweather 170mm
Sprocket: Snafu 25-tooth
Chain: Shadow half link
Front Tire: KHE Dirt (foldable)
Front Wheel: Alienation Skylark rim, Vocal titanium spokes, Profile Mini hub
Rear Tire: KHE Park 1.5"
Rear Wheel: Alienation Felon rim, Vocal titanium spokes, Profile Mini hub 9-tooth driver
Lever: Odyssey medium
Describe this bike for us… What makes it your ride?
I like really light bikes. I like my left grip to be really long, so I put one and a half grips on the left side. I run soft tires, and everything titanium. Seat slammed, high bars and a short back end.
What are some specs, details, and/or features that were important to you when designing your signature frame?
Short toptube, we have 20.4" for the riders my size and 20.8" for the guys taller. Short back end for spins and taps etc. Just an easy trick frame in general.
Why do you one run one grip with a flange and the other without?
I run one with a flange as my lever is there and probably hurt if it wasn’t there. And one longer as it feels comfortable to hold it in different places for different tricks, mainly barspins and tables.
Do you know how much your bike weighs?
I think it’s 20 lbs, roughly. Fuck riding heavy bikes—to me it feels shit.
What's up with the multi colored spokes?
Titanium baby! You don’t know until you try.
Your bike was pegless when we shot it. What is your normal peg status?
I sometimes put them on to play, but I take them off because I end up doing nothing but peg tricks.
On a scale of one to ten, ten meaning you love it, how much do you like working on your bike?
I love working on my bike. Probably like an 8, so sick getting it dialed.
Setup or part wise, what was the last major game changer for you?
I went from 8.5" bars to 9" rise, everyone was telling me it felt better. They where right.
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?
Probably a year or something, I currently have three bikes right now for the first time, just for fun. But I usually switch titanium parts and that’s it.
What are you most particular about on your bike?
Probably grips. Gotta be soft, slim and grippy.
Are you willing to experiment with new parts and mix things up, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true?
Yeah, for sure, but gotta make sense, won’t try something I know won’t feel as good. Like going back to moonshine and drum brake cars with some of the stuff these companies are putting out online for a quick sale. At Snafu and Hyper, I can honestly say everything we are putting out right now is actually rad and feels good.