Chad Kerley is part of the team at US brand Premium Products – his signature ‘CK’ is Premium’s top-of-the-range complete, using a street-inspired 100% crmo frame with double butted gusseted top and down tubes, a heat-treated headtube, and a fully heat-treated rear end for maximum strength. There are also signature ‘CK’ bars, forks and tyres. Chad’s other sponsors are Nike, Vitaminwater, GoPro, Dan’s Comp, MARKIT, and Cinema Wheel Co.
He is San Diego through and through – despite filming and competing in many spots around the world, it is still his favourite town, thanks to the weather, the great Mexican food and a plethora of great skateparks and ledges.
Standout video parts for Chad include his amazing section in Markit’s full-length ‘Zero’ DVD released in 2012, and a 2014 Markit edit to mark the re-release of his signature jeans. At the 2012 Ride BMX NORA Cup ceremony, his Hunt section was nominated for Best Video Part of the Year, and he also walked away with the prestigious Readers’ Choice Award for Rider Of The Year.
In competitions, he has picked up some great results at the X Games, including a silver medal in Street at Los Angeles in 2012, and a gold in Street in Los Angeles in 2013, when he became only the second rider ever to win the competition (Garrett Reynolds having won all six previous editions). He was also Streetstyle champion on the Dew Tour in 2013 and finished fifth in Streetstyle in 2014.