Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00
After our successful GHP 20 inch review we thought we would try and get out sticky fingers on it bigger brother the pro 24 cruiser. So after a few anxious weeks of waiting , we where like kids waiting for Christmas to arrive.The day finally arrived when the postman knocked on the FASTLANE door with a frame sized box, at first we thought the box was empty it was that light.So off we went of to the FL workshop to open the box the anticipation was high to say the least, we know what to expect from having seen the GHP 20 inch, WOW what could we say after we opened the box the frame was stunning the shine candy apple green frame was shining
like gold inside the box.
So onto the build, well as with the 20 inch GHP everything went together with out and major problems and good sign of quality in our view,the only thing we had was the threads in the bottom bracket where a bit tight due to a little bit of paint inside the bottom bracket threads, like we say nothing major. Once build up the bike looked very good the colour was stunning in the daylight.
Finally track time to ride it our first impression was one of shock to be honest never had we sat on a cruiser so much like a 20 inch before the feel of the bike was so like the 20 inch ....mind you both the top tube's lengths are the same at 21.75 inch. After a few slow runs to get the feel of the bike first impression's where good it felt nice and neutral nothing to surprise you.Then after a few quicker runs the frame started to come alive it just wanted to go faster and faster but with it also became smoother and more balanced around the track hitting dirt berms flat out was a pure joy the bike just stayed online 'hit your line and let the frame do its job which it did with easy and no problems it seemed to gain speed so the next straight was even faster than before. Hitting doubles was a pleasure the bike just flew over them all very well balanced it has never giving us any major heart stopping moments in the several months we have had it. Everything about this frame screams quality from the finish to the welding of the frame .
Race proven geometry
Double-butted 100% aluminum frame tubes,
Reinforced head tube gussets,
CNC precision machined head tubes and euro bottom bracket
3D CNC machined rear dropouts.
Top tube 21.75 inch
Chainstay 15 inch
Value for money:5/5
GHP have a winner with this frame...
The new 2013 GHP's will be available in the UK later on this year through www.ultimatebmxparts.com check the website out for a sneaky peek of the NEW 2013 frames