Dave “The Lord” Voelker is back with GT – and so is the Dyno Pro Compe (ish). After 17 years away, BMX Hall of Famer Voelker is back working with GT on a very special project. Fans of 80’s BMX should be familiar with the Dyno Pro Compe, only this time it’s all grown up. The Special Edition Dayglo Orang ’87 Dyno Pro Compe draws inspiration from the year that Voelker turned pro with GT/Dyno, but it rolls on modern BigMX 29″ wheels and tires.
The frame and fork are full chomoly and have been supersized to fit the massive 29 x 2.5″ GT Smoothie tires. More importantly, everything has been stiffened so that there are “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.”
There’s also a new version of their ‘Pretzel’ bar which is still full chromoly and wider at 31.5″ and 7.875″ tall. In spite of the change in wheels, you’ll still find BMX specs like a Mid bottom bracket, inverted seatstay brakes, and 3 piece cranks that are all meant to hold up to aggressive riding. Even if your days of going big are behind you, the larger wheels should be perfect for cruising around town or down to the local skate park for old time’s sake.
Available now, the ’87 Dyno Pro Compe sells for $725.