GT have tasked one of its riders/designers with the graphics and colour options for its new 2021 GT Performer Boxpalm, and this is it, featuring art by Albert Mercado – and it’s rad as hell. Basically, this is a GT Performer complete bike, but with a slightly shorter frame. GT is back with one of the most iconic names in BMX, the Performer – and this version has a 20.5″ toptube. Perfect.
The Performer is of THE original freestyle bikes has evolved massively and improved along the way, into this, the all-new 2021 bike. For just under £350 you have a setup that is dialed as it gets – and the orange Boxpalm collab model is matched with a host of prime GT BMX parts throughout.
This bike features that 20.5″ toptube, 13.2″ short back end, 75º head angle, steel frame and forkset – this bike is designed and built for the skatepark and street spot and everything in between – finished with GT 4pc bars, a top-load stem and GT’s Supersoft mushroom grips: truly, this bike feels great from the outset.
When you see the cromoly 3pc cranks, 25:9 gearing, 2.3″ GT LP5 logo tires (with that slick sidewall making grinds fast and predictable), sealed Mid BB and more all on a bike costing just £349… you know that the Performer Boxpalm 20.5 is all set. Grab one of the best bikes AND collab projects from a GT dealer near you. Shout out to Albert Mercado for creating this one.
|Frame||GT FS Design, Hi-Ten Steel Tubes, 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, Hi-Ten 31.8- 28.6mm Tapered O.D. Blades, 31mm Offset, 3/8″ Axle Dropouts|
|Crank||GT Power Series Tubular Cr-Mo 3Pc., 170mm Arms, Cold Forged CR-MO 19mm x 8T Spline Spindle, 25T GT Steel Chain Wheel|
|Bottom Bracket||MID Sealed Bearing|
|Pedals||GT Low Profile FS Platform Design, PP Material, Boron Axle|
|Rims||Alloy single wall, 20″ 36h|
|Tires||GT LP-5, 20 x 2.35″ front, 2.2″ rear|
|Hubs||Front: Alloy Body, Sealed Bearings 3/8″ Axle, 36 Hole,15mm Nut. Rear: Alloy Body, 1 Loose Ball, 4 Sealed Bearing 14mm x 180mm Axle, 9T Cassette, 36 Hole, 17mm Nut|
|Spokes||Stainless Steel, 14g|
|Brakes||Rear Aluminum U-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad|
|Handlebar||GT OG 4pc, 8.5″H x 29″W, 3°Up, 11° sweep, on the Boxpalm bike|
|Stem||New GT Top Load, 1-1/8″, Cold Forged Cap, 32mm Rise, 50mm Length|
|Grips||GT Super Soft 155mm Single Compound w/o Flange w/ GT removable plug|
|Headset||1 1/8″ Integrated Design, 45X45 Degree Sealed Bearings|
|Saddle||GT Pivotal Padded|
|Seat Post||Alloy Pivotal 25.4 x 200mm|