If you haven’t noticed that GT Bicycles have been working on a TON of new products since Ben Ward took over the BMX program last year, then you’re blowing it. They have been keeping things pretty quiet, but we’ve seen a few things pop up here and there. For example, we just spotted this sneak preview of the Brian Kachinsky signature Pivotal seat that’s in the works. Do you know what that design is? That’s the map of the train lines that run through Chicago embossed into the seat. Pretty rad idea. Expect to see more sooner than later.
It’s good to see GT Bicycles making moves again. Here’s a BMX video welcoming Maxime Bringer and Timothe Bringer to their squad in France through Frenchys Distribution as they spend some time putting their crazy bag of tricks to use at the La Poma trails in Spain! Amazing riding, dialed film work and a great spot.. Can’t go wrong with this one!
“Watch the Bringer brothers in La Poma Bikepark, Spain.
Filmed and edited by Arthur Masera.
Special thanks to:
Camera: Sony FS5 + Canon 24-70mm f/4L, 70-200mm f/4L”
The sponsor news is starting to flow! With the start of the new year just around the corner, contracts are expiring and the shake ups are happening! Jeremiah Smith announced VIA Instagram that he will no longer be riding for GT Bicycles in 2016. We’re not sure how things went down, but he leads us to believe there must have been a little tension since he was “proud” to announce the news.
Welp, who’s next? Any guesses? Only time will tell before we hear about another rider either joining a team or no longer riding for a team.
Last year, GT Bicycles announced that they were working on a re-vamped version of their original 4-piece bars, with more modern geometry. Although they’re still in the prototype stage, it appears they’re getting closer to release. They just dropped a post on Instagram giving us all the specs – 9″ and 8.6″ rise, 29″ width, 9-degrees of backsweep, 5-degrees of upsweep and color options of black, chrome and raw, with “Fingers crossed all goes smooth with this round of testing and I can give these the green light!”… Which leads us to believe these should be hitting production real soon. We’ll keep you posted when we hear more!
We swung by the GT Bicycles booth toward the end of the 3rd day of Interbike 2015 to catch up with our good friend and GT product designer / freestyle team manager, Ben Ward to catch up and to get a closer look at their full range of 2016 complete BMX bikes, a prototype frame and a handful of prototype parts from bars to cranks to a stem and more. Ready to see all this? Let’s do this!
A little while back, the GT Bicycles crew consisting of Rob Wise, Brian Kachinsky, Jeremiah Smith, and Jason Phelan made a trip to Kansas City, Missouri of all places to see just what the city had to offer for spots. Based off this banger of a BMX video, it’s clear these guys had no problems finding shit to ride! Take a look!
“GT’s Rob Wise, Brian Kachinsky, Jeremiah Smith, and Jason Phelan wage a war on the streets of Kansas City, MO. People have been sleeping on KC all this time but I have a feeling that’s about to change. From the craziest damn spot you’ve ever seen, to a plethora of rail set-ups beyond your wildest dreams, KC is stacked. The squad of Rob Wise, Brian Kachinsky, Jason Phelan, and Jeremiah Smith spent ten days dodging rain and putting themselves through hell… The result? A collection of clips that will surely be talked about and even stand the test of time. This is “Bleeding Kansas” GT in KC. Get your hands on a copy RideBMX Magazine issue 210 for the inside story and all of the pictorial goodness.” – Ride BMX
All photos: @TimothyBurkhart
If there’s one guy that we always love catching up with, it’s Brian Kachinsky. Brian is always getting into something new and exciting and is never slowing down — unless he’s taking a gnarly slam, which happens from time to time. Brian recently joined the GT Bicycles team and we’re pretty excited about that because it seems like there has been a lot of energy going back into that program over the past year. We had noticed a photo of his bike a little while back and spotted a handful of prototype parts on it, so we figured now was a great time to catch up with Brian and take a closer look at the BMX bike that he calls his these days. Let’s take a closer look!
Name: Brian Kachinsky