Taking it back to ’76 with GT’s first full susser!
In the usual Friday AM procrastination session that takes place upon arriving at work, I stumbled across this epic lil vid featuring what seems to be the first GT full suspension bike circa 1976. Yep. Two decades before the fabled RTS…
Directed by Todd Huffman (who also produced the ‘Full Travel’ GT suspension story), this insight into the early days of BMX and frame design is priceless. With Gary Turner himself speaking about these formative years and the bike you see below, which is the first GT full suspension rig.
“Legendary BMX (and A LOT of other bikes) innovator and developer, Gary Turner is assisted by voices of Stompin’ Stu Thomsen and his brother Glenn Turner to tell the story of the development of Gary’s first monoshock BMX bike in the 1970’s. Written and Directed by Todd Huffman, Produced by Don Hoffman and photographed by Keith Martin and Jimmy Cook. Produced by Pipeline Digital Media, creators of “The Motocross Files” and “PENTON: The John Penton Story narrated by Lyle Lovett”. Thanks to all who helped with production and use of archival materials. These passion projects wouldn’t happen without you.!”