Exclusive Look: Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track 2.0 Sep 14, 2010

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I mentioned a little while ago that the Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track was no more. While that might be the case, it’s not entirely true. The Gangsta track is alive, just in a new version.

Check out more photos from my exclusive look at the newest member in the BMW family below.

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Unlike the old Gangsta Track, the 2.0 is built with a US-made True Temper Supertherm BMX front triangle and proprietary rear triangle. While that might not be a huge change on paper, it makes for an entirely different bike. It’s lighter and much stronger than the 4130 predecessor.

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One other big change is where it’s made. Now I know a lot of people won’t be happy to hear this but after 14 years, BMW has shifted production to Taiwan on these frames.

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They’re still going to make the rest of their stable, including their Launchpad, in Brooklyn. This was just a move to make the frames less-expensive and allows BMW to use a new tubeset and achieve details they would have had to omit in their revamp.

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For the first run of the Gangsta Track 2.0, the team at BMW chose two colorways: clear and red.

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All the old details are there and a few more to make them street-friendly.

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Still with the Brooklyn flavor everyone loves.

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… and ready to take a beating.

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The Gangsta Track 2.0 will be available as a complete build or as a frameset at the end of October. Stay tuned for more information regarding pricing and availability here shortly. Thanks to Joe and the team for giving me the first look!

  • Joe

    If I could buy a frame set today it would be all about this rig, wicked badass! Love it.

  • MAT*IRAKREW

    WHY DOES THE CLEAR COAT HAVE THE DOWNTUBE REINFORCEMENT AND THE RED DOES NOT? AAAAAAND YOU GET THE MEEEEEH FORK WITH THIS FRAMESET…JUST SAYIN…..USA!USA!

  • Lian

    damn, all i care about is that good forkkkkkkkkk where’s that at

  • Joe

    Bring back the FORK, with this YES.

  • MAT*IRAKREW

    LIAN….ITS A WELL,YOU’LL SEE…USA!USA!

  • http://facebook.com/brandoid9000 Brandoid

    i want this bike!!

  • http://myspace.com/meike macabre

    thats nice! i was planing on sending my frame back to
    get a rear brake mount and reinforcement gusset’s on
    the front triangle. if the price is right ill just pick
    up that frame!

  • Harry

    Mr Prolly, do you know if BMW will customize these frames on a customer basis? Like BMX brake posts and hangers? I’d love to make it a big bmx style 700c cruiser!