Check this picture out that Hammer drew up. Pretty good concept, although something we would almost take for granted these days. But look closer. Look at the date on there. This was done when he was about 11 years old! Anyone remember what mountain bikes looked like around then? Not like this, I'll tell ya! Visionary, man. Visionary.
Here's what he had to say about it:
"Alright dude-- see the attached image.
Note the year on there: 1988
Dual suspension AND two wheel drive! I was ahead of the curve then man!
I remember drawing this in a hotel room in Phoenix while on vacation with my parents.
Also, I called it the Henkon 'Shocker' ....Henkon was the fictitious brand name, and I'm pretty sure I didnt know the other meaning for "Shocker"
And there you have it. I've been doing this job for almost 20 years.