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1988 GT Ricochet

1988 GT Ricochet

A Trials bike from GT designed by Hans Rey

I stumbled upon this unique bike a few months ago because I needed the hubs. (Tell me you haven't done it) It actually turned out to be a pretty neat and fun ride. Designed by Hans Rey, the father of Trials and Mountain Biking in the U.S. It's pretty much stock, it came with superlace wheels but I've replaced them with high flange 48h hubs with Araya rims. It has 150mm Power Series cranks, Magura hydraulic brakes, and bolt-on bash guard. One thing interesting that I noticed was how much the geometry closely resembled today's BMX street bikes, like the slammed rear end and the long top tube. Check out the films of BMX Trials riders on You-Tube, they do some pretty wild stuff!!