Best GT BMX bikes in 2022

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The features to consider when buying an BMX bike are its type- whether pro, expert or mini; suspension type - hard or soft, wheel size - minimum of 16” whether it is removable or integrated, and the frame material - steel or alloy.

Bikes Reviewed has considered all these factors along with some extra specifications like

frame material and size, to name a couple, to bring you this list of the best BMX bikes or mountaineering bikes available in the market in 2022.

How do we review it?

We started with our online research for all the best-ranged BMX bikes available in the market. We explored GT’s website and tried to understand the bike-making process and the precision with which they work.

As GT is an already established market giant, quality was not an issue with their bikes, we then tried and tested each of their bikes, and after several days of research, we started to take into account customer reviews of more than 100 customers to understand what the customer wants from their bikes. We present our unbiased list of 5 Best BMX Bikes from GT.

Here are the Best GT BMX bikes in 2022

1. Aggressor Sport:

Aggressor Sport


  • X Guides keep cables tucked away and tidy
  • 21 speeds to find your perfect cadence
  • GT All Terra Two Bolt Alloy

With 75mm front suspension for a plush and smooth ride, the Aggressor Sport is a lightweight, hard-tail mountain bike for those recreational cyclists eager to get off the pavement and experience the fun and freedom of off-roading.

Regardless of gearing up for more miles or planning to ride on bigger hills, the microSHIFT thumb tap shifters offer 21 speeds to find the perfect velocity for the ride.

The Aggressor Sport comes with Tektro mechanical disc brakes that provide crisp control when it’s time to slow (or stop) your roll.

The all-new WTB tyres provide for smooth acceleration and precise cornering on curves. It also comes with low-profile pedals that offer extra clearance between the obstacles and your feet, providing stability throughout the trail.

Specifications:

Frame: GT 6061 T6 Aluminum Frame, Triple Triangle

Fork: SR Suntour M3030, 75mm, Coil

Brakes: Mech Disc, 160/160mm Rotors, Mech Disc, 160/160mm Rotors

Crankset: Prow heel Alloy, 42/34/24T

Cassette: Sunrace, 14-34, 7-speed

Front Derailleur: Shimano Tourney, 31.8 Clamp

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tourney, 7-Speed

Tyres: WTB Ranger Comp, 27.5/29 x 2.25", DNA Compound

Rims: WTB SX19, 32h

Weight: 15.6kg.

What We Like

  • Great for mountains and roads alike.
  • It comes with mechanical disc brakes.
  • Good front suspension.

What We Don't Like

  • The pre-assembled products had some loose parts.

Final verdict -

The Aggressor Sport has been an excellent product for years, and it has been tried and tested by expert riders and is undoubtedly an ideal bike for mountaineering and roads alike.

2. Pro Performer 29 Super Cakeboy

Pro Performer 29 Super Cakeboy


  • Cherry on Top Reflective Red Saddle
  • Delicious Gloss Brown Base Color Iced With Hits of Red and Blue Components
  • A Generous Sprinkling of Hand Illustrated Style Super CakeBoy Graphics

The Super Cakeboy is a BMX bike from the house of GT in collaboration with Former Pro NFL star Martellus Bennett on his latest creation from The Imagination Agency - A one-of-a-kind Pro Performer 29 Super CakeBoy bike.

It is a one-of-a-kind BMX bike with a unique and signature design that can be identified from afar. Made from GT’s signature 86’Performer design and GT Smoothie 29 x 2.5" tyres, the bike is smooth and provides a better grip while climbing mountains. It has Promax P-1 Aluminum V-Brake with Soft Compound Pad that can be used for precision braking.

The frame is Full Cr-Mo, DT Gusset, MID BB; Inverted Seat Stay V-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8" H/T with Removable Rotor Tabs, 2.5" Tire Clearance, and comes in only one size.

Specifications

Frame: GT 86' Performer Design, Full Cr-Mo, DT Gusset, MID BB, Inverted Seat Stay V-Brake, integrated 1-1/8" H/T w/ Removable Rotor Tabs, 2.5" Tire Clearance.

Fork– GT 86' Pro Performer Design, 100% Cr-Mo 2pc. Steerer, 31.8 O.D. Blades, 3/8" Axle Dropouts

Chain: KMC Z1 Wide

CRANK: GT Power Series Alloy 3pc., 175mm Arms, 22mm Square Cr-Mo Spindle, GT 5mm 36T 86' Performer Design Alloy Chainwheel

BOTTOM BRACKET: MID Sealed Bearing

PEDALS:  GT Low Profile FS Platform Design

COG SET: 16T Cog

RIMS: Alloy Double Wall, 36h

TIRES GT Smoothie 29 x 2.5"

FRONT HUBGT Super lace High, Alloy CNC Body, Sealed Bearings, 36h, 3/8" x 17mm Female Bolt

REAR HUB: GT Super lace High Cassette, Alloy CNC body, 5 Sealed Bearings, 3 Pawl Cassette, 36h, 3/8" x 17mm Female Bolts

SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g

BRAKES: Promax P-1 Aluminum V-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad

BRAKE LEVERS: Alloy, 2 Finger

HANDLEBAR:  GT Performer Cheat Code 2pc. 100% Cr-Mo, 7.875"H x 31.5"W, 5° Up, 9° Back

STEM:  GT Mallet 100% CNC Front Load, 1-1/8", 19mm Rise, 43mm

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 Cheat Code Railed

SEAT POST:  Alloy Micro Adjust 25.4 x 300mm

SPEC EXTRAS: Alloy Knurled Pegs, 3-Piece Pad Set

What We Like

  • Lightweight.
  • Good build quality.

What We Don't Like

  • The design may seem a bit funky to many people.

Final Verdict 

The Pro Performer Super Cake Boy is a one-of-a-kind bike made for all terrains and can be relied upon while going on dangerous trails.

3. Team Roskelley

Team Roskelley


  • Aftermarket Team Frame, 100% Cr-Mo, Fork and 2pc Bar
  • Alloy Sealed Female Front Hub/ Alloy Sealed 9T Cassette
  • GT Power Series 22mm Cr-Mo 3pc. Cranks

The Team Roskelley is a GT  Pro model bike built around a new aftermarket full Chromoly Team frame. It has a rigid suspension that provides for an all-terrain ride possibility.

The bike has Tate Roskelley’s signature designs and a street bike vibe. It features GT LP-5 2.35", with alloy rims and a wheel size of 20; these tyres are perfect for heavy usage, and the alloy rims give them a sturdy feel. The frame is Team Frame, 100% Cr-Mo, Double Gusset, Mid BB, Removable Seat Stay U-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8" H/T, Removable Rotor Tabs.

Specifications:

SIZES : OS

FORK : 100% Cr-Mo, 1pc Threaded Steerer, Tapered Legs, 31mm Offset

CHAIN: KMC S1

CRANK : GT Power Series 3pc Chromoly 170mm, 22mm x 48T Spindle, GT NBS 25T Alloy Chainwheel.

BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Mid 22mm

PEDALS : GT Logo PC Platform

COG SET: 9T 1pc. Driver

RIMS : Skyway Mag Wheel (F), Alloy Double Wall (R), 36h

TIRES: GT LP-5 2.35"

WHEELS SIZE: 20

FRONT HUB: Skyway Mag Wheel Sealed 3/8" Axle

REAR HUB: Alloy Sealed 14mm Cassette

SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g

BRAKES: NBS Alloy U-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad

BRAKE LEVERSNBS Hinged Alloy

HANDLEBAR: GT 4pc Freestyle, 100% Cr-Mo, 9.125"H x 29"W, 5°Up, 9° Back

STEM: GT NBS Top Load 50mm, 32mm Rise

GRIPS : GT Super Soft Flangeless

HEADSET Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)

SADDLEGT Pivotal Padded

SEAT POST: Alloy Pivotal, 25.4 x 200mm

What We Like

  • Sturdy Build.
  • Good road grip offered by the tyres.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited edition model.

Final Verdict

Team Roskelley was made from the inspiration of Tate Roskelley’s custom BMX bike and has been a popular bike since its launch. It offers excellent mobility; smooth riding has suitable quality bearings that don’t have too much friction.

In short, it is an excellent bike for those who love adventure and bike stunts.

4. Team Mercado

Team Mercado


  • Aftermarket Team Frame, 100% Cr-Mo, Fork and 2pc Bar
  • Alloy Sealed Female Front Hub/ Alloy Sealed 9T Cassette
  • GT Power Series 22mm Cr-Mo 3pc. Cranks

The Team Mercado from the house of GT is a great mountain bike that comes under their Pro Build models and is made with their new aftermarket full Chromoly Team frame.

This model comes with a rigid suspension and thus is easily maneuverable; it is stealthy and sleek with a hint of classic design. The Team Mercado has GT Pool Tire 2.30” and 20” wheels with spoked rims and offers durability.

The frame is steel and provides for all-terrain usage, especially on the streets.

Specification:

FRAME: Team Frame, 100% Cr-Mo, Double Gusset, Mid BB, Removable Seat Stay U-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8" H/T, Removable Rotor Tabs

FORK: 100% Cr-Mo, 1pc Threaded Steerer, Tapered Legs, 31mm Offset

CHAIN: KMC S1

CRANK: GT Power Series 3pc Chromoly 170mm, 22mm x 48T Spindle, GT NBS 25T Alloy Chainwheel

BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed Mid 22mm

PEDALS: GT Logo PC Platform

COG SET:9T 1pc. Driver

RIMS: Alloy Double Wall, 36h

TIRES:  GT Pool Tire 2.30"

WHEELS SIZE: 20

FRONT HUB: Alloy Sealed 3/8" Female Axle

REAR HUB: Alloy Sealed 14mm Cassette

SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g

BRAKES: NBS Alloy U-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad

BRAKE LEVERS: NBS Hinged Alloy

HANDLEBAR: GT 2pc Freestyle, 100% Cr-Mo, 9.9"H x 29"W, 5°Up, 9° Back

STEM: GT NBS Top Load 50mm, 32mm Rise

GRIPS: GT Super Soft Flangeless

HEADSET: Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)

SADDLE: GT Pivotal Padded

SEAT POST: Alloy Pivotal Layback, 25.4 x 300mm

FRAME MATERIAL: Steel

What We Like

  • Lightweight.
  • Sturdy build.
  • Good suspension and brakes

What We Don't Like

  • Spoked wheels

Final Verdict 

Team Mercado is an excellent bike for all-terrain use thanks to its 100% Chromoly frame, good wheel size and top-of-the-line braking system. GT’s Pro build models have always been a success and reek quality, and the Team Mercado is no different from them.

5. Performer 16

Performer 16


  • 100% Hi-Ten, Tapered Legs, 31mm Offset
  • GT NBS tires/ Single Wall Rims
  • GT Power Series Cr-Mo 3pc. Cranks

The Performer 16 from GT bikes is made with upgraded specs for beginners and advanced riders alike. This upgrade was driven by GT, keeping in mind their younger audiences who want to start riding early.

The Performer 16 from GT now has the same specs as a 20” wheel bike but in 16” bike wheels.
The all-new frame has an integrated headtube and MID bottom bracket. With a saddle and seat post combo, 14mm rear axles and larger soft tires provide better ride quality and usability.

Each item balances weight and reliability, allowing for a bike that performs like an aftermarket build without the aftermarket price tag.

Specifications:

SIZES: One Size

MODEL: CODEG43802U

FRAME: 100% Hi-Ten Steel Tubes, DT Gusset, Mid BB, Seat Stay U-Brake, Integrated 1-1/8" H/T, Removable Rotor Tabs

FORK: 100% Hi-Ten, Tapered Legs, 31mm Offset

CHAIN: KMC S1

CRANK: GT Power Series 3pc Chromoly 140mm, 19mm x 8T Spindle, GT NBS 25T Steel Chainwheel

BOTTOM BRACKET: Sealed Mid 19mm

PEDALS: GT Mini Platform

COG SET: 9T 1pc. Driver

RIMS: Alloy Single Wall, 20h

TIRES: GT NBS 2.4"

WHEELS SIZE: 16

FRONT HUB: Steel Loose Ball 3/8" Axle

REAR HUB: Alloy Semi-Sealed 14mm Cassette

SPOKES: Stainless Steel, 14g

BRAKES: NBS Alloy U-Brake w/ Soft Compound Pad

BRAKE LEVERS: NBS Mini Alloy

HANDLEBAR: GT 2pc Freestyle, 100% Hi-Ten Steel, 7"H x 23.625"W, 3° Up, 11° Back

STEM: GT NBS Top Load 40mm, 32mm Rise

GRIPS: GT Super Soft Mini Flangeless

HEADSET: 1-1/8" Sealed Integrated (41.8 x 45)

SADDLE: GT NBS Junior Combo w/ post

SEAT POST: Combo Alloy, 25.4mm x 200mm

What We Like

  • Great for beginners.
  • Bigger softer tyres.
  • 14mm rear axle provides stability.

What We Don't Like

  • Very heavy.

Final Verdict 

The Performer 16 is an excellent bike for kids and grown-ups who want to begin their adventure riding journey.

Are GT bikes good quality?

GT is a reliable and recognisable brand, and it’s hard to beat the quality and build for this price.

People Also Ask:

Who makes GT BMX?

Gary Turner founded the company GT Bicycles, and GT Bicycles makes GT BMX bikes.

How can I tell what year my GT bike is?

The first three or four digits of the serial number should be letters abbreviating the model or size of the frame, such as "XL", "XXL", CR24, or something like that.

The next part of the serial number is eight numeric digits. The first four numbers should be a two-digit month followed by a two-digit year.

What is the best GT bike?

GT Zaskar is GT’s Top model hardtail bike. The Zaskar packs a modest 100mm of fork travel and likes the cut 'n' thrust of fast cross-country.

Conclusion

Hopefully, we helped you with a head start in selecting your GT BMX bike purchase, which includes knowing what to look for in a bike. Regardless of which bike you choose, it would be best if you always looked for the size that you find comfortable.

All these bikes are of top-notch quality and practicality, but if you are looking for an all-rounder, then Aggressor Sport should be the right choice.

At last, any bike you choose will reflect a certain vibe, and you should always choose one that reflects your style and personality.

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