GT revamps Fury downhill bike

By Stephen Frothingham

WILTON, Conn. (BRAIN) — GT Bicycles has introduced a new version of its Fury downhill model that can be set up for 190 millimeters of travel with 29-inch wheels or 200 millimeters in 27.5-inch mode.

“Both wheel sizes have the same geometry,” said Cait Dooley, GT global director of product. “Riders can lengthen or shorten the Fury’s cockpit with adjustable headset cups, and they can also lengthen or shorten the rear end. This allows race-ready riders to make their bike as long as possible to go as fast as possible, while freeriders will want it shorter to keep it flickable in the jumps.”

The Fury features GT’s LTS four-bar suspension platform. “On the Fury’s LTS platform we wanted to keep the drivetrain and suspension forces completely separate,” said Luis Arraiz, GT frame engineer. “The idler pulley in the design is key — this allowed us to optimize pedaling efficiency, increase traction and eliminate pedal feedback. The result is a bike that lets riders charge confidently over obstacles on the trail.”

A shock flip chip allows for a change in geometry to better tackle different types of terrain. On the 27.5-inch setup, the dropout flip chip allows for a 10-millimeter …read more

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