Rider-owned Volume Bikes offers a range of high-end quality street and trail BMX bikes, plus frames, forks, bars, accessories and clothing for the hardcore BMXer. The company, based in Sante Fe Springs, California, was founded in 1999 by former S&M Bikes and Primo rider Brian Castillo, and his experience in all disciplines of the sport, including racing, comes through loud and clear in Volume’s designs.
Soon after he launched Volume Bikes, Castillo began Volume’s sister company Demolition Parts, making high-performance cranks, wheels, grips, stems and pedals, among many other items. Naturally, Volume’s bikes – including the top of the range ‘Infantry’, the ‘District’ and the ‘Hessian’ 26” – come well equipped with both Volume and Demolition aftermarket parts.
Volume’s frames include Broc Raiford’s first signature model called the ‘Vessel’, with an hour glass head tube, wider BB shell for bigger tyre clearance, 13.5” chain stay, and Volume’s proven investment casted dropouts with built-in chain tensioners. Also available is the ‘Bermuda’, a collective collaboration for the company’s team riders, plus two other signature models – Jason Enns’ ‘Cerberus’, and Tate Roskelley’s ‘Drifter’.
Enns has been through five signature frames over his 14 years on the Volume Pro team, while other riders in the line-up include Raiford, Roskelley, Drew Hosselton, Demarcus Paul, Alex Raban and Daniel ‘Lil D’ Martinez. There is also an Am team featuring Eric Bahlman, Mike Mastroni, Billy Perry, Josh Clemens, Alex Platt and Zach Krejmas, and an international team including Brit Michael Jordan.