From GT’s namesake Gary Turner designing one of the first BMX race bikes in 1972 to our modern carbon fiber creations that redefine fast-as-hell, we’ve built a long legacy of racing and winning, yet never taking ourselves too seriously. As a company, we’re 44 going on 18. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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.
GT bikes became synonymous with durability and winning, bringing home more BMX wins and clout than any other bike brand of the era.
Applying the same attitude toward the emerging sport of mountain biking, GT set out to design the best bikes in the world.
Our commitment to building progression-enabling bikes continued..
We introduced our ultra-reliable and efficient i-Drive® suspension to rave reviews.
GT continued to test innovations that included the world’s first downhill bike with a production gearbox design, the IT-1..
GT continued to adopt new technologies, introducing production 29’rs and a new proprietary carbon frame construction method.
It’s all about family!
GT has focused on supporting the best athletes and teams to help inspire and develop the technologies that allow us to bring you the best bikes.
Refusing to settle with the latest industry trends, GT’s engineers and athletes are hard at work scripting the next chapter in our storied history.