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GT welcomes back Dave Voelker with special-edition collaboration

Published July 30, 2019

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — After a 17-year hiatus, BMX Hall of Famer Dave Voelker has teamed with GT Bicycles once again. To celebrate the reunion, GT is releasing a special-edition dayglo orange 1987 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by the year he turned pro for GT/Dyno.

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The new Dyno Pro Compe has been beefed up from the original with a chromoly frame and fork and 29-inch wheels with GT’s new 2.5 Smoothie tires.

 “No more ‘butter forks,’” Voelker said. “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 with an updated version of the iconic Pretzel Bar. The new one is chromoly and wider, giving the rider more control.

Voelker made his debut in the early 1980s as part of Brian Scura’s BMX Air Show. From 1987-'02, Voelker was the leader of the GT/Dyno family. He toured the world, performing for thousands of fans and placing in the top five at several X-Games events.

The special-edition ’87 Dyno Pro Compe will retail for $725 and be available through local bike shops. For more information on the ’87 Dyno Pro Compe, go to GT Bicycles.

The special-edition dayglo orange 1987 Dyno Pro Compe, inspired by Dave Voelker, has been beefed up from the original with a chromoly frame and fork and 29-inch wheels.

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