Exclusive Look: Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track 2.0

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Exclusive Look: Brooklyn Machine Works Gangsta Track 2.0

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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!