SOC13: Prototype GT DH Mountain Bike

During the past few months, the factory GT sponsored Atherton Racing team has been spotted on new aluminum prototype sleds. The GT reps let us take a few pictures from afar but pleaded the 5th when we tried to probe further.

Hop past the break and leave your speculation in the comments….

The new bike roughly preserves the shape of the existing Fury but the pivot locations have been shifted. It was hard to tell much from a distance but it looks as if the company will be soon rolling out a redesigned version of their existing I-drive suspension platform.

What we did spy on Gee Atherton’s bike is an unlabeled SRM hidden behind a Saint chain guide.

 

Comments

Hell Yeah!!! - 04/19/13 - 8:03am

About time GT ditches that uglya** Fury frame. The proto is better but not great and lm more surprised that we dont see more power sensors on dh rigs

james dexter - 04/19/13 - 9:45am

makes my gt look like sh!t. i want one!

wheelz - 04/19/13 - 9:50am

I train with a power meter on road, but I have no idea how I’d use it on a DH bike. It’s not as though pedaling is even an option in many sections. I’m sure he has a good use for it, or it wouldn’t be there (extra weight).

JOEP - 04/19/13 - 11:28am

New design looks like it lowers the frame a bit more. Redesigned i-drive tucked up tight and further back it looks like.

eggs - 04/19/13 - 11:41am

no bash guard for when hes left foot foward? odd

ccolagio - 04/19/13 - 4:48pm

its not odd when you only ride with one specific foot forward. these style bashguards are very common for trials and DH to save weight

WTF?! - 04/19/13 - 7:22pm

Looks like the old Norco A-Line.

WTF is this power meter BS?! DH pedaling is either balls out or coasting…But then again, I don’t win races.

filibuster cash - 04/19/13 - 9:32pm

A-Line?? looks like a session 9.9.

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