2019 GT Brian Kachinsky BK Team

Brian Kachinsky was one of the first riders brought on board GT when the recent revamp took place a few years ago – and he was immediately handed a signature range of bikes to help design and build. The BK line of signature bikes is the result and it starts with this, the Team model at £349: for that, you’re getting a trimoly frame with a 20.75″ toptube, a super-short 13.2″ back end, downtube gusset, 75º head angle, and all the geo street-smarts you come to expect from Kachinsky and GT. This thing rides SO good. Factor in the cromoly fork, legit GT OG 4pc bars, supersoft grips, topload GT stem, proper 3pc cromoly cranks with 170mm arms, PC pedals, and GT’s ever popular 2.3″ Pool tyre – a personal favourite of Brian… which is why he specced them on this bike. Custom graphics featuring the Chicago metro map (BK’s hometown) really set this thing apart – which matches the signature pivotal GT BK saddle. For £349, this thing is dialled… and finished in all matt black, you can’t go wrong.

SPEC

Frame GT FS Design, Cr-Mo Front Tri (T/T, D/T, S/T), DT Gusset, MID BB , Seat Stay Mounted U-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8″ H/T w/ Removable Rotor Tabs, Odyssey Springfield Brake compatible
Fork GT FS Design, CR-MO 2pc. Threaded Steerer, 31.8- 28.6mm Tapered O.D. Blades, 31mm Offset, 3/8″ Axle Dropouts
Chain KMC Z410
Crank GT Power Series Cr-Mo 170mm 3Pc. 19mm x 8T Cr-Mo Spindle, GT 25T Steel Chainwheel
Bottom Bracket MID Sealed Bearing
Pedals GT Low Profile FS Platform Design, PP Material, Boron Axle
Rims Alloy single wall front, double wall rear, 36h
Tires GT Pool, 20 x 2.3″
Hubs Front: Alloy Body, Sealed Bearings 3/8″ Axle, 15mm Nut. Rear: Alloy Body, 5pcs Sealed Bearings, Cr-Mo 14mm x 180mm Axle, 9T Cassette, 17mm Nut
Wheels Spokes Stainless Steel, 14g
Brakes Rear Aluminum U-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad
Brake Levers Alloy
Handlebar GT Freestyle 4pc., Steel, 9.125″H x 29″W, 5°Up, 9° sweep
Stem GT Top Load, 1-1/8″, Cold Forged Cap, 32mm Rise, 50mm Length
Grips GT Super Soft 155mm Single Compound w/ GT removable plug
Headset 1 1/8″ Integrated Design, 45X45 Degree Sealed Bearings
Saddle GT BK Signature Pivotal
Seat Post Alloy Pivotal 25.4 x 200mm