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