Here’s some news the old school guys out there will be real stoked on. GT Bicycles have teamed up with GT’s founder Gary Turner to do a special edition reunion project for 2020 that will feature 100 limited edition 26″ frame, fork, seat post and handlebar sets in multiple colors that are being produced in Gary’s personal workshop here in the U.S.A. Check out the full press release and details on the kits below. These will likely go fast, so get on this if you’re interested in getting your hands on one o the kits!
Last weekend Mad Mike threw a jam with GT Bicycles at his home spot that is packed full of DIY ramps and rails that he’s been cooking up with a few friends. Here’s a raw cut of footage showing some of the action that went down throughout the day. These ramps and rails might not be very pretty, but it looks like it was a real good time to us!
“ If you follow “Mad Mike” Guth on Instagram, you’ve caught a glimpse of his unique concoction of DIY wood creations inside an ice rink in his hometown of Weatherly, Pennsylvania in the U.S. With help from GT and his teammates, Mike put on a jam at his spot, and we were there to capture some of the wildness that went down throughout the day. At the end of the jam, GT also announced Mike is now bumped up to the Pro team; congrats!” – DIG
Here’s some awesome news for your to check out! GT Bicycles have added Mason Ritter, Parker Heath and Ratty Matty have been added to the squad! As you likely know by now, all three of these guys have been crushing it for quite some time now and each of them bring their own unique style to the team. Below is the official press release, and we can expect to see plenty more of these guys in the near future. Get stoked!
“GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), is excited to announce the addition of three new riders to the GT Freestyle BMX crew – Mason Ritter, Parker Heath, and Maty “Ratty Matty” Stockton.
Pulled from a hot-bed of BMX talent in Pittsburg, PA, Mason embodies the best attributes of his hometown scene with a solid background of trail and park riding. Growing up watching the freestyle motocross video Crusty Demons of Dirt helped Mason develop his unique style of jumping tricks including a mix of tailwhips, heel clickers, and limbless variations. Mason continued to progress and refine his skills at the indoor BMX park, The Wheel Mill. After making waves all over the Northeast for the past few years, the industry really took notice of his stand out style and original combos at this year’s Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Denver.
“My first exposure to Mason was earlier this year at the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge dirt jumping event in Denver, Colorado. The series attracts the best dirt jumpers with the most progressive tricks from around the world, and he immediately stood out from the pack,” said Jeff Zielinski, GT BMX Freestyle Team Manager.
San Diego native Parker Heath can be seen shredding all over and placing well in jams and contests including the Vans BMX Pro Cup series in Santiago, Chile, Mexico City, Mexico, and Huntington Beach, California. Affirmed by Team Manager Jeff Zielinski, “Whether it’s a contest, jam, or whatever, rest assured I’ve seen Parker Heath out there shredding. From the first time I saw Parker ride, I could already tell he had a bright future.” His well-rounded abilities to ride everything are really showcased in his latest Demolition video part. Zielinski added, “Parker has no problem transitioning his bike control and tricks over to the streets, sending tricks down rails and over gaps.”
Ratty Matty, another San Diego local, stands out from the crowd both on and off his bike. According to Team Manager Jeff Zielinski, Maty brings the freestyle to GT BMX. “He radiates positive energy and has an unmistakable look with his long hair, leather vest, and stone plug in his labret,” commented Jeff. “When he’s on the bike you can find him perched high about the park in a wall tap or abubaca. His mix of timeless tricks and technical rear brake skills have always made him a personal favorite to watch.”
All three riders are stoked to join a team of heavy hitters including Brian Kachinsky, Dan Conway, Albert Mercado, Jeff Ludwig, Leandro Moreira, and Rob Wise. They look forward to the future and what the legendary brand has in store.” – GT BMX
GT Bicycles hit us with some news this morning that Jeff Z. has been named the new Team Manager for the GT BMX Freestyle program! As many of you probably noticed over the past few years that Jeff has been very involved with the brand tagging along on trips and shooting photos for the team, product and brand as a whole, so this was a natural progression that makes a ton of sense. Ben Ward has been juggling the team, along with the whole BMX product line and more, so we can only imagine how good things will be with Jeff and Ben working together to keep growing the GT BMX program. Below is the official press release to bring the news!
As many of you may have heard or seen on Instagram by now, GT and Dave Voelker have teamed up to do a special edition 29″ Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe cruiser complete that you can most definitely take out and actually ride. Above is a little promo video featuring Dave putting the bike to work. Below you can find full details on the bike, along with a few photos of the bike and Dave riding! This bike looks like a ton of fun to ride!
“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
“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. The new Pretzel Bar is 100% chromoly and wider than the original giving the bike incredible control while maintaining the head-turning aesthetic the original is famous for.
Dave Voelker knows a thing or two about BMX. He made his debut on the scene in the early 1980s as part of Brian Scura’s BMX Air Show. His fast and loose style along with massive airs quickly caught the attention of the entire BMX world. From 1987 to 2009, Dave Voelker was the leader of the GT/Dyno family. He toured the world with the GT Team, performing for thousands of fans and wowing crowds with tricks like his signature “Voelker Flyout,” shooting straight up the quarter pipe and flailing around like was going to crash, only to land safely on his feet on top of the deck. He continued to lead through the end of his career placing within the top five at several X-Games events.
Dave has inspired an entire generation of riders with his adrenaline-charged style, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on a BMX bike. Without him, BMX wouldn’t be as progressive as it is today. GT Bikes is stoked to welcome Lord Voelker back and ready to keep the good times rolling with the all new ’87 Dyno Pro Compe.
The special edition ’87 Dyno Pro Compe will retail for $725 and be available at your local bike shop. For more information on the ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, visit www.gtbicycles.com.”
When it comes to complete bikes, it’s safe to say that the bikes these days are absolutely amazing and built to hold up to some heavy riding straight out of the box. GT Bicycles recently sent Brian Kachinsky and Dan Conway out to California to meet up with Albert Mercado to take their signature 2020 complete bikes out into the real world to really see that they can hold up to a Pro rider putting them to work! Hit play to see what the bikes look like, along with plenty of dialed riding!
“GT BMX Freestyle athletes Brain Kachinsky, Dan Conway and Albert Mercado were shipped to L.A. with their brand new 2020 complete bikes and set loose. See what they get up to on their signature line of bikes, straight outta the box.” – GT Bicycles
GT coming through with some fresh gold featuring Albert Mercado and Jeff Purdy going to work on spots galore down in Arizona! Both of these guys bring a good mix of tricks and creativity to the spots making for a super good watch from start to finish. Not only that, but Ryan Chadwick did a damn good job with the film work. Hit play and enjoy! You won’t be disappointed!
“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.