Volume Bikes was started in 1999 by Brian Castillo. During his early riding career, he worked at Primo in their R&D/Marketing department and helped re-brand their image/ products. Chances are that if you rode in that era, you rode a part or parts designed by him. Brian always had a lot of input on the design and development of the BMX parts he was riding. Hence, Volume Bikes was born. Brian even has a little BMX racing roots in him and it comes through in the strength and lightness of his designs.
Above photo: Brian Castillo circa 1999. Icepick grind over doubles at his local jumping spot. This photo was used in the very first Volume Bikes advertisement that was used in RIDE BMX Magazine. Photo by: Mark Losey