When Brian Kachinsky signed up for GT 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 just £399: for a hair under found hundred quid 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 Chromoly GT fork, legit GT OG 4pc bars, GT supersoft grips, topload GT stem, proper 3pc Chromoly cranks with 170mm arms, PC pedals, and GT’s ever-popular 2.3″ Pool tire – a personal favorite 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 £399, this thing is dialed… and finished in new all hammerite black, you can’t go wrong.
|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|
|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|
|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|