Bruno Hoffmann's Federal Bruno bike
Bruno Hoffmann's Federal Bruno setup
At X Games Barcelona in 2013, Federal Bikes pro Bruno Hoffmann earned his first X Games medal, a silver, in BMX Street. (Hoffmann was the first international rider to win a medal in BMX Street.) In the time since, Hoffmann has produced stellar web edits for the likes of Red Bull, Federal, eclat and Vans Footwear, and has continued to hone his brand of technical street riding around the globe. Last season, XGames.com caught up with Hoffmann on location in Japan, and ran through his last setup. And with BMX Street returning to X Games Austin 2016, there's a good chance that Hoffmann's steed might touch down in Texas this June.
Rear end setup
Here's Bruno's rear end setup featuring eclat Venom pegs, Federal's latest free coaster hub with Federal Stance rim, and eclat Escape tires at 2.30" width. "I like how it's really stable in manuals and back wheel stuff in general," says Hoffmann.
Bruno's front end setup
Up front, Hoffman rides his signature Federal 'Bruno' handlebars, a Sean Burns eclat V2 signature stem and sample grips from eclat designed to be Hoffmann's signature grips. (The grips have since gone into production.) "Everything feels flawless on my bike," says Hoffmann.
Front wheel setup
Bruno's front wheel setup consists of eclat Venom pegs (worn in), an eclat Pulse front hub with eclat Trippin' rim and Escape 2.30" width tires. Holding the front end together is a Federal Drop V2 fork. "Everything that I ride just came straight out of the box," says Hoffmann.
Since Bruno Hoffmann began riding, he has run a notoriously loose chain, even during past X Games competitions. Surrounding his loose eclat Stroke half-link chain is an eclat Vent guard sprocket with 25-teeth and eclat 170mm Tibia cranks.
Bruno Hoffmann hails from Frankfurt, Germany, and to celebrate his hometown, parts sponsor eclat created signature grips for Hoffmann that feature the Frankfurt skyline. "They are nice and thin, and got the Frankfurt Skyline in there," says Hoffmann.
Bruno runs a very slammed eclat Oz slim Pivotal seat on top of a not-seen eclat Torch Pivotal post. Clearly, Bruno spends more time grinding than sitting.
For 2016, eclat gave the Sean Burn's V2 stem a bit of a revamp. Now with refined shape and larger head bolt for better clamping power, this classic stem grips for big drops.
Bruno Hoffman is primarily known as a street rider these days, but he got his start in the skatepark, and can hang with the best of them. Here, he cancan footjams a steep quarter in foreign territory.
A rare instance
Getting Bruno Hoffmann to smile is not the easiest thing in the world.
Crooked grind from Bruno Hoffmann. With the return of BMX Street to X Games Austin in 2016, look for action like this to be front and center in Texas come June.