// 2HIP PRODUCT HISTORY
Of course the initial 2hip products were 2hip LOGO SHIRTS! The pink and green(soontobe re-released)original 2hip logo is a CLASSIC of all BMX logos, designed by none-other-than legendary graphic artist, Dave Carson. 2hip sold shirts at the 2hip events and thru mail-order for years before starting the 2hip SOCIETY. Riders would join the 2hip Society and pay a yearly fee, then receive a shirt, cheaper entry to 2hip jams, and the 2hip quarterly MEGAzine (click on image to enlarge):
Ron Wilkerson kept 2hip as a separate entity to run events unaffiliated with a bike company while starting WILKERSON AIRLINES(WAL). After a couple years of producing the WAL RIOT frame with removable bashguard, then 2-HIp BIKES was born.
The first 2-HIp frame evermade was the burly flatland/street frame, the 2-HIp STOUT BOY. (Side story: As a struggling, independent BMX company, 2hip got screwed by their Florida manufacturer with one of the batches of frames, and received a batch of STOUT BOY frames where the front sprocket hit the frame!!! Being in a non-high-stress-area, 2hip shaved the chain-stays enough for a sprocket to fit, and warrantied the bikes fully against breakage.) (Luckily we never hadto warranty any.)
Further 2-HIp frame offerings were the 2-HIp BIG BOY(which was similar to the WAL RIOT geometry), and then the legendary 2-HIp PORK. With the PORK, Ron said, "Why not make a really BEEFY aluminum frame? It'd be strong AND itwouldbe lighter AND itwouldbe MORE STIFF -the 6061 PORK was born!!! Light before light was cool! The 2hip PORK was made in 6061 or a burly 4130 for the stalwarts: "The last frame you'll ever buy".
After years of making only parts: frames, forks, twist–spoke wheelsets, handlebars, pegs, stems, in 2003 2–HIp began producing complete bikes. Beginning with the 2hip SOUL and the 2hip ROOT DOWN complete bikes, the company slowly grew to its current 2011 offerings, OF WHICH YOU SEE TODAY!
And we're not done yet---we ALWAYS got big things in the works!
CHECK THE 2HIP PORK 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BIKE WITH CUSTOM SKYWAY GRAPHITE 9T CASSETTE HUBS ...AND ARRIVING FALL 2011... THE 2HIP PARTS LINE!!!
The parts line features pedals, sprockets, cranks, tires, hubs...and...the one-of-a-kind patent pending 2hip GROOVETECH Steering System!!!