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|Scotty Cranmer's new prototype signature frame in the works from Hyper.|
After parting ways with longtime bike sponsor Felt earlier this week, Scotty Cranmer announced on Saturday that he was joining New Jersey based brand Hyper Bicycles. "I am so proud and honored to be able to say that I am now riding for Hyper Bicycles! I have always been a big fan of both the products and the people behind the company. It feels really good to be a part of a team that has deep roots in BMX, a true BMX brand that strives to deliver quality product in every aspect of the sport. I can't wait to be able to represent Hyper Bicycles," said Cranmer.
Cranmer and Hyper will begin plans on a signature model BMX frame and line of complete bicycles. The frame pictured above is Cranmer's first prototype, handmade at the Hyper factory in Maryland. "I have been a friend and fan of Scotty's for years and am very happy to have him on our Team. He is exactly the kind of fierce competitor and quality individual that we want on a Hyper," added Hyper CEO Clay Goldsmid.
Founded in 1990 by Goldsmid, Hyper initially began producing high end race frames. Through the years, the brand boasted names such as BMX race pro Eric Carter, and eventually expanded to include a mountain bike and freestyle team. Today, riders for Hyper include Mike Spinner, Mike Fede (freestyle) and Donny Robinson (race). Hyper also produces low-end replica signature bikes for Spinner and Robinson which retail for under $150 and are available at Walmart.