2018 GT Slammer

Taking a heritage name* and applying it to a modern bike wouldn’t phase a company like GT, and they’ve done a sterling job with the new 2018 GT Slammer. Take a frame with geometry and sizing tailored to younger riders wanting to hit the skateparks and street spots, mix it with a GT 2pc bar, super-soft grips, topload stem, 3pc cromoly cranks and plastic pedals, sealed-mech hubset with a reliable 9t cassette, a lightweight seat/post combo, 2.3″ tyres, and finish it all off with a Gyro detangler and you’ve got the best entry-level freestyle bike around. Get things started right on the Slammer. Available in either gloss translucent yellow (above) or satin black – perfect.
UK RRP £309
*your dad may remember the Dyno Slammer from the 80s/90s, it was a pretty iconic freestyle bike back in those days.

GT Slammer 2018 in satin black, with gum tyres and gum grips.

Frame: GT Slammer, tapered SS and CS, American BB, seatstay mounted brake lugs
Fork: GT Slammer, tapered cromoly legs, 31mm offset
Bars: GT 2pc bar, 8.375″ tall
Grips: GT mushroom, super soft
Stem: GT top loading stem, 50mm reach
Headset: GT
Gyro: holes for removable gyro tabs
Lever: GT alloy brake lever
Brakes: GT alloy u-brake-rear
Cranks: GT tubular 3pc crank crmo 170mm, 8 spline
BB: GT USA 19mm
Pedals: GT PC pedals
Chain: KMC Z410
Sprocket GT steel 25t sprocket
Driver: 9t, 1pc cassette driver, sealed bearing
Front Hub: GT alloy hub, sealed, 3/8″s axle, 36h
Rear Hub: GT cassette hub, full sealed, 9t, 14mm axle, 36h
Front Rim: GT straight single wall, 36h
Rear Rim: GT straight single wall rim, 36h
Seat: GT padded combo seat
Seat Post: GT alloy combo post
Seat Clamp: integral to frame
Tires: 2.3″ front and rear