The Standard Byke Company is dedicated to the design and production of the highest quality 100% US-made BMX racing and freestyle frames, forks, stems, bars and sprockets. It also produces custom frames and forks and vintage reproductions, as well as doing fabrications, refurbs and repairs.
Founded in 1991 by Kurt Schmidt and former Haro rider Rick Moliterno, the company was conceived out of the downturn in quality of BMX products being produced in the late 1980s. Its mission was to create quality products which were ridden, tested and then improved on a regular basis by a crack team of riders, and it was quickly into its stride with technological innovations such as 1992’s ‘Bicycle MotoCross’ frame, the first BMX production frame to utilise the threadless fork/stem combo.
Standard quickly went from strength to strength, and in 2007, a new Standard manufacturing facility was opened in Davenport, Iowa, so that all the company’s production was brought in-house. This meant that Standard was able to offer customers an ‘on-demand’ option to create their own custom frames, as well as adapt classic Standard frames by modernising their features to meet the needs of today’s riders.
Standard currently offers a range of race, mini race, freestyle and trails frames, plus 24” and 26” models. Its freestyle frames include the ‘250’ and its super-lightweight little brother the ‘250L’, plus the simple but strong ‘JUKE’, designed by Moliterno and Tazz Hernandez, and the ‘STA’ (Stronger Than All).