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First look: 2017 GT Performer Pro 26

21 07 2016

It may be “throwback thursday” but the 2017 GT Performer Pro 26 looks much more than just a mere throwback…it’s the classic GT Performer re-imagined as modern-day 26″ cruiser.

BMXUnion.com got the sneak peek of the 2017 GT lineup earlier this week and part of that lineup is this super-sized version of the GT Performer.

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Available in blue or white, it features a full cro-mo frame, fork and handlebar.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-whiteAnd while it has been updated with modern touches like 990-style brakes and a threadless headset there are still plenty of retro nods to keep the old schoolers happy.

Such notables include the classic Power Series cranks…

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…and the iconic pierced seat tube and platform.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-seat-stayThe mohawk hubs are also a nice touch and add to the old school look of the bike.

performer-24-gt-bicycles-2017-bmx-bike-front-hubTop it all off with some 8os throwback graphics and you’ve got one cool looking ride.

If I was being nit-picky I would say I kinda wish they would’ve run a caliper brake on the back of the fork …Eddie Fiola-style…to round out the look.

But that’s an easy fix.

Face it, if you’re the old school type that would be interested in the Performer Pro…you’ve probably got an old Dia-Compe MX-1000 kicking around the garage anyway.

All in all, a cool “retro-inspired” bike from GT.

(All pics: BMXUnion.com)

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11 responses

22 07 2016
T amie

Here’s my money

24 07 2016
aurelian

now that´s nostalgia! i had a gt pro performer back in the days….

24 07 2016
Todd

They could sell a lot of those cranks and hubs!

27 07 2016
Scott Junior

2 dynos in the garage and my Performer is out for powder coat, i think i need this

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1 12 2016
Ben Ward

Worth noting on this is I took some of the forward thinking geometry adjustments I did with the Model C to make this a little peppier to ride than your typical 26″ “cruiser”. It is meant to be shred. Enjoyed the post!

3 12 2016
cruiserrevolution

Thanks Ben!

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