Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dillsy Heads home to Australia

Hey guys,

I've been home in Australia for a week now and I'm lovin' it. Riding every day and sweating like crazy ha ha. I'm heading to a king of dirt comp this weekend just by my house, gonna hang out with some mates and just chill. I'm definitely not ready for a comp and I'm not even gonna try to ride, but it will be good to catch up with some blokes. Here is a pic of me from the weekend in Beenleigh. It was very hot this day, hence the shorts and no shirt. Hope everyone has a happy Holiday and I'll hit you guys up soon!


Monday, October 20, 2008

GT BMX Race Team Visits Local Bike Shop

GT BMX race team riders Joey Bradford and Eric Rupe made a shop visit this week to Retro City Cycles in Orlando, FL. Shop manager Dano was happy to have the guys stop in to say hi, sign autographs, hand out stickers and just hang out. The shop isn’t much of a BMX race shop, but that just gave the team the opportunity to bring Dano up to speed on what the BMX world up to these days. Rupe had his personal race bike on hand to show off and let people see just how cool the 2009 line of GT race bikes are. The visit was a real success, as the team looks forward to visiting more GT dealers as the season goes on. Thanks Dano and Jessica G.

The GT team sponsors include: Kenda, Shimano, Fly Racing, Sun Rims, SDG, Champion System, O’GIO, SNAP Products.

Friday, October 3, 2008

BMX Race Team Rocks The Block Shop

The GT BMX race team—Randy Stumpfhauser, Mike Day, and Eric Rupe--was in the Lancaster, CA this week for the ABA So Cal Nationals and paid a visit today to The Block Shop. The shop visit was the best visit so far in 2008, as Rich Bartlett, the shop owner and manager for over 5 years, showed the GT guys what a truly pro looking BMX shop is all about. The GT guys had a chance to meet a lot of customers who showed up for the widely publicized GT Promo. Rich had the event promo’d all week on the local alternative rock station “100.1 The Edge”. The multiple promo spots during the week, announced the visit of Eric, Randy and Mike, brought quite a few listeners out to meet the pros. The station had a live feed right from the shop from 3pm til 6pm. Eric, Randy and Mike all did live interviews with “Fat Head” the DJ that went really well. Both the shop and GT got really good plugs from the radio spots.

Both Mike and Randy also did news paper interviews as well. The GT guys gave the fans autographed team posters, some GT stickers and GT bike catalogs. Stumpfhauser, Day, and Rupe even had their personal race bikes on hand to show off to the fans. The visit was a total success. Thanks Rich!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

GT Catch and Release Program - It's Open Season on Slow

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Back to the Future—Force Carbon Pro Review

The boys at paid the GT booth a visit at Interbike’s Outdoor Dirt Demo, and took a liking to our new Force Carbon Pro. Check out the video below.

Dill$y Hits Interbike and Nora Cup

G'day people!

Was a busy week for me. I headed to Vegas for Interbike and Nora Cup.
Was real fun. I was stoked because End Search won Video of the Year.
It was the first year Nora Cup had that award, so it was awesome to be a
part of that. I checked out the new GT line, and it was looking tip
top! I heard a lot of good things about it too.

Right now I'm in Cali. Two of my friends passed away in a plane crash a
week ago, so I'm out here for their funeral.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

GT Bicycles BMX Race Olympic Web Site Launched

Madison, WI

GT Bicycles has three BMX racers - Jill Kintner, Mike Day and Joey Bradford, that are trying to make the Olympic team to compete in Beijing this summer. This is the inaugural year for BMX Race to be in the Olympics and GT has made a dedicated effort to inform consumers and media about BMX Racing and history, our GT athletes and Brand as well as the many rules and regulations about BMX in the Olympics!

Click here to view the website and to learn more about BMX Racing at the Olympics and our GT Bicycles BMX Race Team!

Monday, April 28, 2008

GT Experience - Demo Tour

GT Bicycles Launches Fully-Supported Demo Program
Madison, WI
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GT Bicycles is set to launched a unique mountain bike-focused demo program at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. The GT Bicycles Experience will visit bike shops and mountain bike festivals nationwide, providing an outlet for enthusiasts and shop employees to demo the latest GT bikes, learn about the product technology and above all, enjoy a true VIP cycling experience.

“A great ride starts with the right bike, but it doesn’t end there,” said Jenni Schwai, Director of Marketing for GT Bicycles. “Whether you want a cup of freshly made coffee before a morning ride, a set of lights to borrow for a 24-hour race or a trainer to use for a pre-race warm-up -- we’ve got you covered.”

Celebrating its 20th year of building championship-winning mountain bikes, GT Bicycles has long been recognized for race-proven technologies, such as its trademark Triple Triangle design and patented Independent Drivetrain (ID) suspension technology. GT introduced a pair of 6” all-mountain bikes this year -- the Sanction 1.0 and Force 1.0 – both of which are available to test through the GT Bicycles Experience demo program. The fleet also includes the lightweight 4” cross country Marathon Pro, the iconic Zaskar hardtail and the women’s specific GTw Marathon 2.0.

As part of the GT Bicycles Experience, riders can:

  • Try CrankBrothers’ easy-to-use clipless pedals
  • Demo the new CycleOps PowerTap disc wheels
  • Warm up on a CycleOps fluid trainer
  • Sample Jelly Belly Sport Beans
  • Check out NiteRider light sets
  • Use Park Tools to dial in their bikes
  • Ride Kenda’s latest tires
  • Check out Saris’ easy-to-use 3-bike Thelma hitch rack
  • Demo the helmets and body armor
  • Drink an ice-cold VitaminEnergy sports drink

The GT Bicycles Experience Demo Tour is available for shop visits. Interested dealers can contact Louis Angeley, GT Demo Manager, at

To learn more about the GT Bicycles Experience Demo Tour, please visit

GT is owned by Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A).

About GT Bicycles
Built on its race-proven performance products, GT Bicycles has been designing technologically advanced bikes in the road, mountain and BMX categories since 1973. For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit

Cannondale Sports group and its GT Bicycles brand are part of the Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A).

About Dorel
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Established in 1962, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company’s lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. In the Juvenile segment, Dorel’s powerfully branded products such as Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st and Bébé Confort have shown the way to safety, originality and fashion. Similarly, its highly popular brands such as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and SUGOi have made Dorel a principal player with both independent bicycle dealers and mass merchants. Dorel’s Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of furniture products, both domestically produced and imported. The Company exerts relentless innovation and marketing flair across all of its divisions. Dorel is a $2 billion company with forty-six hundred employees, facilities in seventeen countries, and sales worldwide.

US operations include Dorel Juvenile Group USA; the Cannondale Sports Group; Pacific Cycle; Ameriwood Industries which produces ready-to-assemble furniture; Altra Furniture; and Cosco Home & Office. In Canada, Dorel operates Dorel Distribution Canada and Dorel Home Products. Abroad, operations include Dorel Europe and IGC in Australia, a manufacturer and distributor of juvenile products. Dorel Asia sources and imports home furnishings products. Dorel China has eight offices which oversee the sourcing, engineering and logistics of the Company’s Asian supplier chain.