3. Hoffman Bikes Taj
Photograph By Fairdale
In 1995, Taj Mihelich designed a dirt-friendly frame for Hoffman Bikes dubbed the Taj. "The Taj frame represented everything I wanted. We got the geometry right and we made it strong. That was all that mattered, something that wasn't going to break," says Mihelich. Because of Mihelich's simplified approach to bike setups and stylish airs, the frame's popularity soared.