ALL PHOTOS BY BRANDON MEANS​What better way to kick off 2016 than with a huge change? Chad Kerley is officially joining Dennis Enarson, Ryan Nyquist, Tyler Fernengel, and the rest of the boys on the Haro pro team. Chad will continue to ride for Premium as a parts sponsor, but expect to see him on a Haro frame effective immediately.

As for Premium, they will continue making frames, but will be focusing more heavily on making high-end aftermarket parts. And, according to the guys behind-the-scenes, the Premium team will be “growing, not shrinking.”

We caught up with Chad to check out his new bike and learn about this switch. Take it all in -

How did joining the Haro crew first get brought up?

It had gotten brought up a few times as a joke between Dennis and I.

What was your initial reaction to the change?

It felt right - like it makes sense this way. I’m so hyped to be a part of the crew!

It seems that you were a bit of a big fish in a small pond with Premium. How does it feel to join a bigger, better team?

Yeah. It feels the way it should now. I was by myself at Premium this past year. So, being a part of a team of close homies and sick riders is a privilege for sure.

Seeing as how you’re still sponsored by Premium (for parts), what exactly is different?

I’ll be riding a Haro frame and Premium parts. Nothing really changes. I’ll still have my CK line of bars, forks, and tires with Premium.

You’ve obviously been down with the Haro crew for years. How does it feel to formally join Dennis, Nyquist, Fernengel, and the rest of the boys?

It’s definitely an honor! It’s pretty epic to be on a team with legends like Nyquist and DMC. And, the rest of the crew are all good homies that are fun to ride with.

I know you just got off a Haro trip to Puerto Rico. How was that?

It was amazing. It was my first time being on a trip with a few of the dudes and I felt like a part of the squad right away. I got to know Jason Watts and he had us cracking up the whole time. I’m already close with most of the crew so it was chill. I really couldn’t have asked for a better welcoming.

Word on the street is you’ve got a new signature frame in the works. What do you plan on changing from the Premium CK frame?

Yeah. I’m going to have a new signature frame with Haro. I’m gonna change the colors, the graphics, shorten the rear end, and change some other specs. I have a sample one in the works, so I’ll be making sure everything feels the way I want it.

Will you have a signature complete bike from Haro?

Yeah, I think so. It would have all Premium parts on it and stuff, which would be dope.

Any new signature parts in the works for Premium?

Yeah. We’re working on a new stem and I know they’re working on some new grips, too.

What’s next for Chad Kerley and Haro?

I’m gonna start working on a welcome video part with Christian Rigal and we have a Premium edit that’s gonna drop soon, too. I’m just hyped to be a part of Haro and looking forward to more good times with the squad!

Frame - Haro SD V2 20.8

Fork - Premium CK

Bars - Premium CK 8.75

Stem - Haro Lineage ToploadHeadset - Premium

Cranks - Haro 165mm (Samples)

Bottom Bracket - Premium

Sprocket - Premium Gnarstar 25t

Chain - ShadowPedals - Duo

Seat - Markit Demolition tripod

Seatpost - Demolition

Front Tire - Premium CK 2.4

Front Rim - Cinema AR/777

Front Hub - Cinema VX

Rear Tire - Premium CK 2.4

Rear Rim - Cinema AR/777

Rear Hub - Cinema FX Freecoaster

Hub Guard - BSD and Primo

Pegs - Shadow

For more from Chad and Haro, stay posted on Haro's site!

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