2014 GT Fury DH Mountain Bike Officially Unveiled – Photos, Details & Geometry

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with Atherton Racing action pics

According to the video they just released, the current carbon fiber GT Fury started it’s update process as soon as the brand signed Atherton Racing to their roster.

Besides switching to an alloy frame, key changes were in a new, gravity-oriented Independent Drive linkage system and more modern downhill geometry. The headtube goes from 65º to 63º, chainstays shorten to 430mm, BB drops 20mm lower and the top tube grew by 15mm, allowing for a shorter stem. All that combines with lots of machining and design work to create a metal frame that’s a whopping 300g lighter than the outgoing carbon Fury, and it’s stiffer.

Drop in for more pics, including a before/after overlay, and the geometry chart…

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos

Bearings are all pushed as wide as possible to keep things stiff. They’re starting with an alloy frame this (next) year so they can tweak and optimize before building the very expensive molds to form carbon fiber frames. And they’ve made it pretty clear that’s the idea…test in alloy first, then make a composite frame.

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos

At the moment, it’s a 26″-only platform, but it’s no secret they’re testing 650B on other platforms.

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with old versus new frame comparison

Compared to the carbon one, the Independent Drive linkages are much smaller and overall bottom rotating bits are more compact.

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and geometry

The geometry, followed by radness.

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with Atherton Racing action pics

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with Atherton Racing action pics

The bike made it’s race debut this past weekend at Fort William. And won. Watch it here on demand.

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with Atherton Racing action pics

2014 GT Fury DH mountain bike details and photos with Atherton Racing action pics

Comments

Ryan - 06/10/13 - 10:49am

Those 26″ tires look like 24′s on that frame.

ccolagio - 06/10/13 - 1:22pm

new frame, race winner! congrats GT/Gee/Rachel!

Texast - 06/10/13 - 4:38pm

Cool to see they didnt rush out and go carbon right away- now they can continue to mess with geo’s and play with 27.b wheel size

captain derp - 06/10/13 - 5:41pm

Todd really knows how to work with riders to design bikes.

Chris Geagea - 06/13/13 - 7:02am

Those TT virtual measurements are so long (far longer than any previous DH (or other) MTB) I can’t help thinking there must have been a mistake in the issued geometry data. Even with the short 30mm stem the cockpit of these bikes is incredibly long in every size category. If the measurements are right GT is telling us something – DH bikes (and perhaps MTBs in general) have been built too short in the past and the cockpit and front centre need to grow two full sizes or more (compared to conventional geometry) to correct the existing bias!

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