In the early 90s, a new breed of BMX rider emerged. These riders had more than BMX riding on their minds, they also pushed product design. Chad Harrington was one of those riders. Chad’s dirt jumping style, which can be seen in his breakout video part in Eddie Roman’s “Ride On” video, made waves throughout the BMX community. Chad was not only known for his riding, but was also known as product designer. After joining Hoffman bikes in late 1992, Chad put his product designs to the test by helping design several Hoffman Bikes products.
One of the well-known products Chad is known for developing would be Hoffman Bikes’ first clamp-stem, which would be later paired with the Super Forks. Chad’s time on Hoffman Bikes helped push product design to new levels, not only for Hoffman Bikes, but for the entire industry.
shout out to Adam Dawson for photos.