Dyno delivers with the Pro Compe 24

29 09 2020

Selling out almost immediately when it hit shops this summer, the Dyno Pro Compe 24 is just what the doctor (and Dyno fans like myself) have ordered.

When Dyno made a comeback as a 29incher last year I was stoked but also a bit bummed that it wasn’t available as a 24.

Of course, as we reported then, there was rumors already afoot that if the 29″ version proved popular that a 24″ incarnation would follow. I was cautiously optimistic that it would happen…but like a scorned lover I had been burned by big promises from bike companies before and I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high.

Turns out, GT/Dyno were true to their word and the 24″ version of the Dyno did appear this year. And what a 24″ Dyno it is!

It harkens back to the year of our Lord, Lord Voelker. Inspired by the year 1987 when Voelker turned pro on Dyno and carved a path through the freestyle scene with big burly tricks and street moves that still inspire today.

It hits all the right style points too and it’s complemented by all the modern touches that make it a capable shredder for 24″ riders today.

Spec-wise, you can tell this 24″ is ready for more than cruising the beach:

  • Head tube angle:  74.5 degrees
  • Seat tube angle:    71 degrees
  • Top tube length:    22″
  • Chain stay length: 15.6″
  • Bottom Bracket:    13.92″

With that being said, I’m curious why GT wouldn’t have spec’ed it out with a slightly shorter chainstay. (To compare, the Stolen Saint 24 comes in at 15″ and the Sunday Model C shorter still).

Onto the looks department,  the classic 80s look is in full force: Pretzel bars, Power Series cranks, Dyno forks and Mallet stem. Heck, there’s even a Dyno pad set and pegs thrown in for good measure.

Of course, no bike worthy of the Lord would be nothing less than full 4130 Cro-mo, which this bike is.

All in all, I’m pretty stoked on this 24″ Dyno.

Now we just need to see more stock in the stores, maybe a new colorway or two and……maybe, just maybe, a full blown modern-day edit of Voelker shredding one of these in his classic Voelker fashion.  GT/Dyno….let’s make this happen!





Dyno makes a comeback as a 29er

9 04 2019

If you were on Instagram over the weekend you will have already seen it.

The classic Dyno has risen from its 80s ashes as a 29″ Dave Voelker signature model.

Debuted at the Spring Fling event in Florida, by none other than “The Lord” Dave Voelker himself, it hits all the right Dyno cues: the traditional Dyno forks with the distinctive bend at the end, along with Power Series cranks and the classic Dyno pretzel bars.

Word on the street is that these will be dropping some time in June.

I have also heard that depending on how sales go, a 26″ may follow, and there is even a slim chance that if the 29″ and the 26″ (that is just a pipe dream right now) do well…a 24″ may follow.

All I can say to that is….I hope they sell like hot cakes….cuz I would absolutely love one of these in 24″!

Still dig this 29″ though…partly because I loved Dynos back in the day and partly because Dave Voelker is so bad ass.

Good to see both Dyno and Dave back…and looking so good.

 





This 26″ cruiser is Dyno-mite!

18 11 2016

The Dyno Compe was my first freestyle bike so I’ve also had sentimental feelings for Dynos.

To me, they were there the slightly cooler cousin to the more “mainstream” GT Pro Performer…which, as you know, has been re-imagined for the modern age as the GT Performer Pro 26″.

The kid in me wished that GT would’ve brought back a souped up (and scaled up) version of my old fav but to this point…I’ve been out of luck.

But now it appears my luck is changing.

While GT snoozed, Gary Turner (the OG G.T.) cruised….right into my heart with a 26″ Dyno-inspired 26er called the 26D Legend Cruiser!

gary-turner-26d-sideSporting the iconic (in my mind anyway) frame platform, this is the cruiser to rep if you got the soft spot for Dynos like I do.

gary-turner-26d-topIt’s American made and full cro-mo, just like nature intended.

As far as specs go, there’s some customization available but the standard issue is as follows:

  • 72 degree head tube angle
  • 22.5″ top tube
  • 17.75 – 18.90″ rear stay
  • 13.7″ seat mast height
  • 1 1/8 cup style head tube

Custom bits:

You can go OG with an American BB or modern with mid BB. You also have the choice of 990-style or V-brake mounts.

I think the only bummer in this situation is that Gary didn’t go with the classic Dyno fork with the bend in it. The 26D Legend fork is cool in an old-school Bottema fork way, but it’s not the Dyno fork I remember.

gary-turner-26d-forkStill, I think the frame/fork combo is pretty cool.

Word on the street is that a 24″ version is also on the way…I’m really looking forward to that!