18. WAL Riot
Photograph By BMX Museum
In 1989, Ron Wilkerson walked away from a deal with Haro and started his own brand, Wilkerson Airlines. Their first frame, the Riot, was a massively overbuilt BMX frame. "We basically used the same geometry of the Haro Sport and made a US-made beefed-up version," said Wilkerson. The Riot helped to usher in the first wave of overbuilt BMX frames.