hoffman day smith alloy pegs

Hoffman Day Smith Loc'ed Pegs

Hoffman Day Smith Loc’ed pegs were the signature flatland pegs that were released for HB Team rider / flatlander Day Smith. They were alloy pegs geared towards a flatland audience.

There are 2 versions of these pegs. I’m going to call them V1 (usa made) and V2 (taiwan made). This stands for version 1 and  version 2.  V2 pegs have two different variations for front and rear. The front and rear pegs for V2 are very similar but the rear pegs have had the tapered section removed near the dropouts and are now flat for better surface area connection to the dropouts (see the pics on the v2 section, you’ll understand).

SPECS

DAY SMITH V1 AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver
DAY SMITH V1 HOLE SIZE:
3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V1 LENGTH:
4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V1 DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V1 WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.225kg / 0.496lb

DAY SMITH V2 FRONT AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver, black, blue, gold, red
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT HOLE SIZE:
3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT LENGTH:
4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V2 FRONT WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.224kg / 0.493lb

DAY SMITH V2 REAR AVAILABLE COLOURS: Silver, black, blue, gold, red
DAY SMITH V2 REAR HOLE SIZE:
3/8″ / 10mm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR LENGTH:
4.5″ / 11.43cm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR DIAMETER: 1.75″ / 4.445 cm
DAY SMITH V2 REAR WEIGHT (1 single peg): 0.251kg / 0.553lb


RELEASE DATE:
These were around mid 95 ish. It’s not an exact date, it’s just a rough estimate. The blueprint below was drawn in Feb 1995, so sometime in the months after that i guess they would have made it to market.

This page used to have some unconfirmed information about where the different versions of these were made. It’s since been confirmed. V1 pegs were made in USA, and were outsourced to a machine shop in Dallas to be made. V2 pegs were made in Taiwan. Even though the V2 pegs come in bags with Made in USA header cards, they were in fact made in Taiwan. I’m guessing Hoffman Bikes were just reusing the leftover header cards they had made.

Day Smith Loc'ed Pegs V1 (USA made)

V1 USA made Day Smith pegs. They came in a bag where the pegs were side by side like you see below.  These were machined from solid bar stock.

hoffman bikes day smith loc'ed pegs v1

Here’s the original blueprint drawing of these by Kris Gack. You can see the date Feb 95!

 

2 pairs of original bagged V1 pegs.

hoffman bikes day smith loc'ed pegs v1

V1 pegs outside of the bag.

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

Day Smith Loc'ed Pegs V2 (taiwan made)

V2 pegs are what you will probably see when you see a set of these. These pegs were made in Taiwan, even though the header card on the bag says Made in USA. I guess you would call these the regular Day Smith pegs.  There is a front and rear pair. The rear pegs have a flat edge where the axle hole is, and the front pair are tapered there like the v1 pegs. This design is for clearance so the pegs fit all the way on the axle without hitting the fork legs. You can see both pairs below, rear on the left and front on the right.

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front and rear

These came in a similar packaging to the v1 pegs, the header card was identical, but they were packed longways in a tube like bag, as opposed to the v1 side by side.

hoffman day smith loc'ed pegs v2

 

FRONT

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

REAR

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

These pegs are in the 1995/96 product catalog. The pegs on display in the catalog are the V1 pegs.

hoffman bmx catalog 1995

 

These pegs were originally available in silver, but there were some other colours released in later  years (around 96/97 and beyond). Gold, blue, black and red are colours I’ve confirmed do exist. There may have been other, but i’ve never seen any others. In the green header card packaging, i’ve only ever seen silver pegs though. Just for completeness i’ll show this ad from the 97 product guide, it showcases the other available colours. It’s later than this site generally covers but here’s the pic.

Hoffman day smith pegs

I can confirm every one of those colours did exist as a product that was sold, not sure on the packaging of them though, and the coloured ones were definitely in the later years, after the shutdown of the ramp room production,.

Here’s a few more pics of a V1 and V2 peg side by side to compare differences.

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

hoffman day smith loc'd pegs front

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  • 3 months ago Update Updated page with new information regarding V1 and V2 pegs and where they were made.
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