Robinson Racing Products was formed in 1978 by Chuck Robinson. Even though the sport was still in its early years, Chuck was the stuff of legend already.
He broke into BMX first as the Team Manager for Webco. He also had input to product design and marketing. After building a great program at Webco he moved over to DG. DG became an overnight powerhouse. LRV (Leisure Recreational Vehicles) a small company, then lured Chuck away from DG.
Things didnt work out well and LRV couldnt afford to keep Chuck on full time. So they parted ways on March 1, 1978 and Robinson Racing Products was born. LRV though in fact retained Chuck as a consultant who would work with LRV’s Tom Seifert. Chuck would then form the now world famous Robinson Racing Products.
After a huge amount of success, BMX was changing. The sport began losing sales and Robinson was struggling to keep up. He would sell the company to GT Bicycles in 1987. The end of an era for Robinson. But he would stay on with Robinson.
Chuck Robinson passed away in the 1990’s. I haven’t been able to get the exact date. With his passing the sport lost a man that was well known and respected as very few before or since have been.