Founded in 2004 by Rich Hirsch, Lotek Shoes was started as a result of consulting a larger company aiming to get into BMX -- so Rich decided to go it alone, and it's developed steadily ever since, off the back of one of the best teams in BMX.
Founded in 2003 by Derek Adams, while also running Little Devil clothing -- in Derek's own words, "with a name inspired from a Black Sabbath song and a goal of making comfortable riding shoes, Orchid Footwear was born." But what's next for Orchid?
BuildTheWoods aims to bind trails riders, diggers, and builders together on one expanding Web site, with scenes getting involved and posting their own updates, photos, news and more besides, in order to help grow the trails scene in general.
Founded in 1991 by Mat Hoffman and Steve Swope, HB started out with frames for discerning riders that were made in the US, followed by a flatland frame, Superforks, Lovebars, and more — all ridden by a team that was unsurpassed at the time.