by David Hayward
March 1, 2016
Gary Turner… The original GT of GT Bicycles? Yes that Gary Turner, has taken up the torch again to make a limited run of reproduction Mono Shocks, his original groundbreaking full suspension BMX design. Here’s one he made in 1974:
The reproductions are frame and forks only; sadly, the oddly braced 20″ wheels above are not included. For $985 you’ll have a coil shock just like all the big boy enduro racers, and can claim the smaller wheels are a higher bandwidth interface for trail feedback. In all seriousness it’s probably not the bike for your Megavalanche attempt, but if you’re a collector it’s a bit of bike history.
Gary is back in business with his son Craig, making various and typically more conventional BMX race frames. They ship internationally, check them out at http://gt1972.com/