Hoffman Bikes are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, and they’re starting to show off some special edition releases that they have in the works! Here’s a look at the Taj Mihelich signature TAJ Frame Re-Issue that will be available in October! Check out the details below!
Weight weenies can breathe easier knowing that it was just a scale that was off by 2 lbs! A few weeks back Hoffman Bikes announced the new Morgan Wade signature Wade Frame that was a limited run of U.S made frames. They looked awesome and sold out IMMEDIATELY despite the price being higher than most frames. One thing that stood out was the weight was listed at 7.6 lbs. which seemed off, but you know, Morgan is a beast on a bike so maybe they just overbuilt it to be bomb proof, right? Well, it turns out the scale used to weigh it was off by a couple pounds and they actually weigh in at 5.5 lbs., which is more like where we expected it to be. It turns out that if you missed out on the U.S version, there are some Taiwan made Wade frames coming that are in the 4.13 lbs.! So, really, it went from the heaviest frame to one of the lightest, haha. Either way, hit play and take in all the details!
“Remember a few weeks back when we ran a story about how Morgan Wade’s new signature Hoffman frame weighed 7.6lbs? Well, it turns out it actually weighs A LOT less. Watch this and hear about the confusion from Morgan himself!” – Vital BMX
Get a look at the new limited edition Morgan Wade signature frame from Hoffman Bikes!
Here’s some news we’re real stoked on! Hoffman Bikes have announced a new limited edition Morgan Wade signature frame! This BMX frame is made right here in the U.S.A by Scott Meyers, and the frames look like they came out super dialed. Check out full specs, details and price down below!
Mat Hoffman has dropped a classic online in full for your viewing pleasure! Check out the full Hoffman Bikes Mad Matt video from 1995! It’s pretty wild to think this video came out 25 years ago! Hit play to check out just shy of 40 minutes of pure goodness filmd and edited by Mark Eaton. This has footage from the weed whacker bike, Hoffman Bikes shows at fairs, the Ninja Ramp, different contests, the old Hoffman Park and more. Riding from Mat, Jay Miron, Day Smith, James Smith, Taj Mihelich, Rick Thorne, Rob Sigaty, Dave Brumlow and more! Get on that play button and take this classic in
“So I never digitized MaddMatt. I only released it on VHS. So it has kind of been a lost tape, and it documented such a great era. Mad Matt 1995. This will flash you back to the mid 90s. I made this video with the Great Mark Eaton, and some of the raddest of the rad that helped build my dream. We worked and played hard. DIY to the core.
I called it Madd Matt because I felt we were fighting to survive and we were making a new world, and for some reason that made me think of Mad Max?
Anyway, thanks for digitizing this for me Kenny Horton and check out his new film.” – Mat Hoffman
A few weeks back we got a look at the new Hoffman Bikes Big Daddy 2019 Reissue frame, and a bunch of older riders were pumped to see it. Now, we get a look at the frame in action since Art Thomason was able to get his hands on a prototype to try out! Here’s a video he put together giving you a look at the frame built up, along with a bunch of dialed clips from his backyard flatland sessions!
“Mat let me try out the Big Daddy prototype and I am really impressed with how the bike rides. They did a great job capturing the old school look, but making sure it rides like a 2019 frame. Check out this edit to see how it rides!” – Art Thomason
The Hoffman Bikes Big Daddy frame is coming back! Last year during the X Games, a group of us were hanging out and Mat Hoffman talked about his plans with Hoffman Bikes now that he has full control of the brand once again. One of the things he mentioned was that he planned to do some reissues of some of the classic Hoffman Bikes products! Today we spotted the Big Daddy Frame over on the Hell On Wheels Instagram to announce that they’re taking pre-orders for the frame, and we would imagine plenty of other shops will be doing the same here soon.
The Big Daddy frame is made from full 4130 chromoly tubing with a 75-degree head tube angle, 70-degree seat tube angle, 11.8″ bottom bracket height, 8″ standover height and a 13.4″ – 14.2″ chainstay length. The frame features an integrated headtube, a big gusset on the down tube, the classic seat stays that wrap around to the top tube, a Mid bottom bracket, CNC machined and heat-treated 14mm dropouts and removable brake mounts. The Big Daddy frame will be available in 19.5″ and 20.5″ top tube lengths with colors of Black, Raw and Chrome with two sticker kits.
This frame was originally designed by Kevin Jones back in 1993 and it revolutionized flatland frames. Now, in 2019 Kevin has has say in this frame as well as doing all the testing. That’s beyond awesome to see! Here’s a few words about that from the Hell On Wheels website…
“For a little history lesson the original Big Daddy frame was legendary flatlander Kevin Jones’s signature frame and Kevin has been heavily involved with the reissue, see below for a pic of Kevin testing one of the prototypes. Kevin Jones is credited as the innovator of modern day flatland riding. His exploits have been well documented in the ‘Dorkin’ In York’ video series, and his influence on flatland is worldwide. He was the first flatland rider to be added onto the Hoffman Bikes team at its inception. In 1993, Jones designed the signature Big Daddy frame for Hoffman Bikes. The frame revolutionised modern flatland, and is still a sought after bike many years later.” – Hell On Wheels
Hoffman Bikes caught up with Cody Anderson to take a look at his current setup…
It has been a little while since we’ve seen Cody Anderson‘s name pop up, but it sounds like he’s been on the disabled list due to a knee injury that took two surgeries and some heavy down time. Cody is finally back on the bike, so Hoffman Bikes decided to do a quick Q&A and a bike check now that he’s making moves again. Check everything out over on the Hoffman Bikes website and expect to see more from Cody soon!