GT'S STORY IS SIMPLE: SPEED, SPEED AND EVEN MORE SPEED.
Offering, city, road, BMX, and mountain bikes, GT has it all when it comes to bicycle models, in addition to having a handful of professionalracing teams. With famous riders in the categories of factory racing, mountain bike racing, and three types of BMX racing, GT takes their gear and their racing teams seriously--but not so seriously that they’ll sacrifice some of that playing-in-the-dirt kind of fun. Recognizable by their “triple triangle” frame seen oftentimes in their hard-tail models, GT is an American go-to for everything from a kid’s first street bike to seeking out bikes with unparalleled racing and stunt capabilities.
From GT’s namesake Gary Turner designing one of the first BMX race bikes in 1972 to their modern carbon fiber creations that redefine fast-as-hell, GT has built a long legacy of racing, winning, yet never taking themselves too seriously.
BMX frames of the era just weren’t durable enough. At least not according to Gary Turner. And so, using skills acquired from welding drag racing cars, he created the first GT frame in 1972 for his kid to use on the SoCal BMX race circuit. The frame was a hit.
GT Bicycles was born with a simple vision: to help riders push the envelope of what’s possible on two wheels by creating the most reliable, innovative frames. It was a vision immediately proven in the BMX community, with an overnight cult following on the BMX race circuit.
It’s all about family! GT has focused on supporting the best athletes and teams to help inspire and develop the technologies that allow them to bring you the best bikes. Marc Beaumont won the 2010 Val di Sole world cup making him the first person to win a UCI World Cup aboard a full carbon DH bike (the Fury). Fast forward to 2013, GT is still supporting the fastest DH team in the world, GT Factory Racing with Gee, Rachel, Dan, Marc, Taylor, and Martin. We have expanded our BMX teams in both race and freestyle, quickly reestablishing success on the BMX scene.
Refusing to settle with the latest industry trends, GT’s engineers and athletes are hard at work scripting the next chapter in their storied history.