Leif Valin is a unique individual. He has the strongest hands in the world and will crush your kneecap like a twig. Leif has a great sense of humor – very dry, but very witty. He is also a very original and creative Flatlander. Leif is a good individual just trying to make it in life, being happy and riding his bike the best he can. – Leigh Ramsdell 2001
We think Leigh hit the nail on the head with that statement. Leif is and will be one of the most unique riders to ride for Hoffman Bikes. His passion for riding the brand and the product is next to none. His influence in Flatland can be seen in great videos like Wheelies, Balancing Act and Until Monkeys Fly, just to name a few. Leif’s contribution to Hoffman Bikes surpasses just riding for the team. Leif helped with the development of multiple products like the EP frame, adjustable 990 mounts, Rotator Tire, Forks and ensured that there was enough bad humor for everyone.
Thanks Leif for making Hoffman Bikes uniquely fun! Honored!
Video from Until Monkeys Fly and Props 54
Music: New Bomb Turks