2020 Vision - Supported Rider Program

Gate 8 Racing enjoyed an awesome debut season finishing 4th in the HSBC UK National series. We’re looking to build on that success by adding some talented riders to our already strong team for the 2020 season.

After a great season with Mongoose and URP in 2019, the 2020 season is particularly exciting for us as we’ll be launching our first dedicated BMX race frame - the #KW01. Our supported rider programme is your chance to get your hands on one and to contribute to the further development of the Gate 8 components line and future frames.

Introducing the #KW01 BMX Race Frame from Gate 8

The #KW01 has been over a year in development and has been designed in partnership with the 2019 Gate 8 race team. Based on race proven geometry, the custom hydroformed 6061 Aluminium race frame uses a unique dropout system with universal compatibility for 10mm, 15mm and 20mm hub sets. It supports bolt though hubs as standard and includes an integrated chain tensioner.

For maximum compatibility the #KW01 ships with v-brake mounts as standard, but the frame design has been optimised for use with disc brakes. A specifically designed disc brake mount* integrates with the #KW01 drop out system whilst under seat stay cable guides, direct hydraulic brake housing to the disc brake at the optimum angle.

A flared seat tube and BB30 bottom bracket shell are used to allow riders to run larger axles for optimum power transfer. In keeping with the theme of universal compatibility axle diameters of 24, 30 and 35mm** are supported.

Designed alongside the frame and landing in 2020 are the Gate 8 Carbon WRX forks which taper from 1-1/8 to 1.5” on the Pro frames. Unique to the #KW01 Mini, Junior and Expert frames these taper from 1” to 1-1/8th” allowing us to run a one piece carbon steerer construction that saves 20% the weight of other leading carbon forks whilst maintaining compatibility with 1” stems. Both Pro and Junior forks support 20mm hubs but are supplied with adaptors for legacy 10mm hubs. The taper of both Pro and Junior WRX forks perfectly match the taper of the head tube for sleekest lines.

The Gate 8 #KW01 will be available in Mini, Junior, Expert, Pro, ProXL, ProXXL and ProXXXL and Junior and Pro Cruiser.

Gate 8 #KW01 Race Frame Expected RRP - $664.95 / €599.95 / £549.95

Pilots wanted!

We'll be launching with a strictly limited initial production run of 60 #KW01 frames and the very first people to ride them will be members of the Gate 8 Race Team. We're inviting applications for riders to join our UK race race team for the 2020 season and help us further the develop our range of frames and components.

What's on offer?

Gate 8 Racing are launching a supported rider programme for the 2020 UK season that comprises;

  • Gate 8 #KW01 Race Frame (plus a second if you race 2 bikes at Nationals)***

  • Gate 8 WRX Carbon Race Forks (plus a second pair if you race 2 bikes at Nationals)***

  • Custom designed Puls Racewear (as worn by the Gate8/URP riders in 2019)

  • Fly MIPS Race Helmet (Multi-directional Impact Protection System)***

  • Fly Zone Googles***

  • Fly Kinetic Gloves***

  • Gate 8 Causal Wear (T-Shirt, Hoody, Softshell Jacket, Cap and Beanie)

  • Substantial Discount on Gate 8 WRX 3Sixty Carbon Rims

  • Discount on selected SD Components (the company behind Meybo)

  • Discount on selected HT Pedals and ODI Grips

  • Discount on Tioga Fastr Race Tyres

  • Race Day support at UK National Race weekends

What we expect in return

Riders will need to commit to racing a minimum of 9 National rounds in the 2020 season or 80% if fewer than 12 rounds. (The minimum commitment applies equally to each class of bike if more than one is raced). To commit to a weekly social media post (parental accounts are OK for those too young for social media) and be available to take part in promotional campaigns promoting the team and its sponsors during the season.


You'll need to be in a points scoring class from the 2020 season (9 years or over) and eligible to race in the UK National series. You'll have competed in the 2019 UK National series and will have secured at least one A final in that season. Ideally you'll have a National ranking of 15 or lower though we appreciate younger riders aren't scored. You'll need a waist measurement of at least 24".

What do you need to do?

Drop us an email at hello@gate8bmx.com with your name, age, class and recent results and a few lines on why you be a great addition to the Gate 8 race team in 2020. Applications close on the 10th September 2019 and we'll respond to all enquires by September 25th.

We look forward to hearing from you and who knows, you could be one of the first riders to pilot the new Gate 8 #KW01.

*Additional cost option

**Requires third-party bottom bracket

***Loaned to you for the season with the option to buy at an exclusive team rate