Dave Voelker is one of the most legendary riders in GT’s history and after 17 years the band is getting back together. GT and Dave have reunited with a special edition 29” Dayglo Orange ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year Voelker turned pro for GT/Dyno. More from GT below…
GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), 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 2002, 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. Check out GT Bicycles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.