After a 17-year hiatus, BMX Hall of Famer, Dave Voelker is back with the team! To Celebrate, we've released a special edition 29" Dayglo Orange '87 Dyno Pro Compe inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno.
GT Bicycles today announced a new collaboration. After a 17-year hiatus, BMX Hall of Famer Dave Voelker has teamed up with GT Bicycles once again. To celebrate the reunion, GT is releasing a special edition Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno. The new Dyno Pro Compe has been beefed up from the original with a 100% chromoly frame and fork, and the wheels have been super-sized to 29” with GT’s all-new Smoothie tires in a stout 29 x 2.5.
“No more ‘butter forks’,” says Dave. “That’s what I used to call them. They were like butter; they’d flex all over the place, and we would have to straighten them out. When it came to the wheels, it was important to add bigger tires because it’s like adding suspension. And, as you get older, you want to have a little bit of cush as you’re landing.”
The new ’87 Dyno Pro Compe also comes equipped with an updated version of the iconic ‘Pretzel’ Bar.
"When Ben from GT presented the idea of doing a short trip with Albert Mercado and Jeff Purdy to my hometown of Arizona, I knew immediately that I had to say yes. Albert has been a good friend of mine long before I was ever considered a professional videographer and his approach to riding and filming has always been one of my favorites. His unique ability to look at a spot and figure out that truly special move is incredible. Jeff, on the other hand, was rather new to me. After a bit of research and watching his INSANE Daily Grind section, I was more than excited to get started. Five days later and a bunch of classic AZ spots conquered, these two absolutely blew me away with their unmatched skill and the determination to get as many moves logged despite our short time together. I hope you enjoy what we’ve put together and I look forward to the next opportunity to film with these badasses again." - Ryan Chadwick, Filmer.
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GT's Brian Kachinsky, Dan Conway and Albert Mercado hit the streets and parks of San Diego on their signature 2019 complete bikes. Each of their bikes look and feel like their personal rides and they went in for three solid days of shredding. "We sent Brian Kachinsky and Dan Conway to meet up with Albert Mercado in San Diego, California. They were asked to leave their bikes at home and we shipped them their new 2019 Completes. They were allowed to add their favorite flavor of pegs and hubs guards to dial in the rides to get busy on. Welcome to The Complete Story. A video on complete bikes, not a complete bike video." —Ben Ward, GT
GT - "SERIOUSLY FUN" - MIX SECTION. From the East Coast to the West, GT supports an impressive AM / flow squad including Chase Krolicki, Ty Calis, Jordy Grandinetti, Jay Crowley, Leandro Moreira, & many more. Between Leandro shredding trails and Ty stepping up to some ridiculous roof setups, this mix section does not skimp! And I can't help but shout out to that mobile fire escape clip from Chelsea, so damn good! Stay tuned all week for the rest of the sections from GT's "Seriously Fun"
Brian Kachinsky holds down the opener in GT's "Seriously Fun" DVD with a high speed and action packed section which makes it abundantly clear that BK hasn't slowed down one bit since recovering from a broken foot last year. Raw as shit setups, high risk maneuvers, and even a few NBDs to round things off. BK's part goes HARD!
Golden Crank Awards 2017! Pull Magazine invites all card-carrying members of USA BMX or BMX Canada to vote for your favorites in the following four categories: Rookie Pro, Pro, Team and Bike. The lists below are suggested nominees only. In the Pro and Bike category, you may vote for anybody you like. However, you are only allowed to vote for the following eligible Rookie Pros (who have turned Pro between Sept 1, 2016 and Sept 1, 2017) and any current Factory team. Please take the time to review these lists. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, November 5th, 2017.
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Have you ever wondered how those complete bikes get assembled and where and by who? Here's an in-depth look at a reputable bicycle factory in Taiwan that we got to tour while on the road with the GT BMX squad... Complete with hyperbolic test chambers, moving conveyer belts, wheel building machines, and much much more. This shit is pretty nuts, but major shouts to all of the factory workers out there who keep up cruising in the streets! Thank you to Ben Ward and GT for making this happen.