Trevelen Rabanal is a Hawaiian Mexican internationally renowned chopper builder and lowrider restorer with roots in both East L.A. and East Oahu. His company Super Co has been at the heart of traditional East Los Angeles custom culture for decades with a focus on functional design and performance. Super Co's unique one-off customs and hand built products are meticulously crafted and detailed in every aspect. Their value is quality over quantity and not following fads and trends. "We are not the biggest or the best shop. We are just us and are happy to be just that."
Trev's father Benji, a surfboard shaper born and raised in Hau’ula, Hawaii, moved to Los Angeles in the early 50's. He rode big waves and fast bikes under the number 75 plate "The Flying Hawaiian." Today Trev is following in his father's footsteps. Stay tuned.
To get a sense of why we like this guy so much, here's some excerpts from Trev's interview with Fightland, Vice:
"What makes me unique is that I don’t advertise. I don’t have a sign in front of my shop. I don’t have biz cards. I have a shitty ass website. I just do it because this is what I know. I NEVER SOLD OUT. I’ve told A-listers to fuck off just because they are dicks. But that’s what makes me unique because I don’t need to kiss someone’s ass to feel like I’m worthy or I need that business. I’ll go home fine at night if you don’t buy my bike; I don’t give a shit. What impresses me is the people that have actual stories, to actually add to the culture and make this culture possible. The older guys and the actual events that took place, whatever it may be, gives it meaning. It gives it life. It gives it a heartbeat.”
"REMEMBER, YOU CAN'T BUY CREDIBILITY AND YOU CAN'T BUY COOL NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE COST. EITHER YOU HAVE THE GOODS OR YOU DON'T!" - Trevelen Rabanal
Trevelen is a genuine soul with heart, authenticity, and grit unafraid to keep evolving.