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.
Eddie Roman made this biography of the legend that is Dave Voelker! Riders Dave Voelker Mike Parenti Vic Murphy Brad Blanchard Brian Blyther Rob Nolli Bran Scura Tony Murray Mike Dominguez Dana Czeck Eddie Roman Tim "Fuzzy" Hall Chad Herrington Ron Wilkerson Spike Jonze Oleg Konings Woody Itson Dave Vanderspek Pete Augustin Dave Clymer Chris Day Manual De La Cruz Billy Neuman Joe Johnson Marcus Euro Josh Crowe James Hudson Gabe Weed Erick Bartoldus
We are working on a project with Wall 2 Wall freestyle guys on a new history project they are working on. In the next few months they have been gracious enough to hook us up with some unscene footage from some big events in Freestyle history.
This is an awesome look at the behind the scenes of the first street contest. 2-Hip put this together in in Santee Ca. in 1988. You may recognize plenty of riders like Chris Moeller, Eddie Roman, RL Osborn, George Smoot, Craig Grasso, Craig Cambell, Spike Jonze, Ron Wilkerson, Pete Augustin, Dave Vanderspeck, & Dave Voelker.
This was a turning point in BMX and im so excited to be able to share some of this never before seen footage with you!