Diamondback Bikes – Siblings
Siblings Over the years, we gained a lot of wisdom together, trying to best each other and take on the world. Through it all, bikes have fueled our adventures, sparked our imaginations, and continually reminded us of what’s most important: We’re all family. Happy National Siblings Day!
Presented by: Diamondback Bikes Written and Directed by: Scott Carlson & Mike Hopkins Produced by: Juicy Studios & Mike Hopkins Cinematography: Derek Frankowski Editing/VFX: Scott Carlson Narration: Graham Tracey Sound Design: Keith White Audio Cast in Order of Appearance: Aven and Skyler Hopkins Rory, Reed, and Ryland Johannson Katien Simpson Jamie and Hugo Ansede Lola and Westin Carlson Josie and Daylen Clayden Cole and Grayson McCauley Simon and Toby Hillis Ollie, Tatum, and Heath Clement Samara and Bodie Kuhn Chase and Ryder Eagleton Max Anhel Ben Kroeker Logan and Kian Merringer Trevor McCauley Kari Kuznecov Gavin Gauvin Joe and Mike Hopkins Cal Dueck Norm Hopkins
Diamondback Bicycles is a major bicycle brand that is based in Kent, Washington. Diamondbacks are sold in many countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. Produced by Kinesis Industry in China, most Diamondbacks are considered to be mid-type bicycles, with a high-end prototype in development as of 2011. The Diamondback division is currently owned by the Dutch corporation Accell.
Diamondback Bicycles was founded as a BMX brand in 1977 by Western States Imports in Newbury Park, California, which sold bikes under the Centurion (bicycle) brand. Early in its history, the brand name was “Diamond Back” and over time this changed to “DiamondBack” and then to “Diamondback.” Beginning in 1990, Western States Imports started selling its mountain bikes and road bicycles under the Diamondback name as well. Since 1979, many riders have successfully competed under the sponsorship of Diamondback, which began with BMX and expanded to Mountain Bikes with the creation of Diamondback Racing (DBR) in 1993. In 1999, Diamondback Bicycles was purchased by the Derby Cycle Corporation, which also owned the Raleigh Bicycle Company, and merged Raleigh and Diamondback together. In 2001, Derby Cycle Corporation sold Raleigh and Diamondback, and currently both brands continue to share the same owners. Diamondback is a partner with several advocacy groups which includes the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, the Cascade Bicycle Club, Bikes Belong, and the International Mountain Bike Association.