I recall talking to Mick Hannah at the Sea Otter Classic back in 2009 about his development of the then prototype carbon Fury DH racer from GT. At the time, the thought of a carbon DH race bike was pretty radical. Fast forward several years and now carbon gravity race bikes are prevalent. So it is interesting to see GT switch from carbon to aluminum, but also to do it making the frame lighter, stronger and stiffer than the previous (carbon) version.
In this video, Chris Hopwood (Global Marketing Manager for GT Bicycles) shows us some of the highlights and changes of the all new 2014 Fury.
Somehow, all those changes MUST be working because GT rider Gee Atherton is killing the competition so far this season on the World Cup circuit.
For more information about the changes and updates, read the official information from GT below.
Gravity: GT’s Gravity bikes are designed for the resort rat or the DH racer. This guy needs a bike that can stand up to the abuse that is associated with downhill riding and racing without sacrificing performance.
The Fury features a modernized Independent Drivetrain and incredibly stiff frame, resulting in better tracking and increased speed and efficiency for the rider.
GT has launched a complete redesign of the Fury for the Gravity rider. Originally developed in 2008-2009, this revamped bike brings an all-new level of speed. The Fury is lighter and stiffer than the 2013 model and features a modern and progressive geometry and revolutionized Independent Drivetrain suspension system. For the first time ever, the GT Independent Drivetrain was completely redone for the bike for incredible DH performance.
Constant collaboration with the GT Factory Racing team means that GT has delivered an all-out fast and aggressive downhill bike. The all-new Fury recently propelled both Gee and Rachel Atherton to double World Cup victories at Fort William and Val di Sole.
For more information on the GT Fury, along with more information on GT’s new C.O.R. philosophy and technology like AOS, visit http://www.gtbicycles.com/thenewgt