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FIRST RIDE
GEE ATHERTON
On the GT FURY
PHOTOS Ian Hylands VIDEO Larock

Gee Atherton at the Atherton Racing California HQ Photo by Hylands editing by http bobbogdanwilliams.pinkbike.com

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Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California
bigquotesA fresh start is a good thing for us, and you know going into a race season with a company like GT behind us is an incredible boost for me. - Gee Atherton
Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California
bigquotesThe first thing I noticed on testing the Fury was the weight, you know it's much lighter than what I'm used to, much lighter than what I've raced on in the past. That's only a positive thing for racing World Cups and it's a huge advantage for me. The suspension is very linear, it's a lot less progressive than what I've ridden in the past you know, it doesn't ramp up as much, it really allows me to use all the suspension. The suspension is very impressive. - Gee Atherton
Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT Fury near Laguna Beach California

Gee Atherton gives the GT Fury a thumbs up
bigquotesThe geometry on the bike is slightly different to what I'm used to and working with Fox and working with the other sponsors to make alterations to the components, we've managed to get the bike completely down to the setup how I run it, how I run it on a fast steep World Cup race track, with the right bottom bracket height, the right head angle. I'm stoked to be able to say I'm running a bike with my perfect geometry now. - Gee Atherton

Gee also got a chance to ride his new GT hardtail as well, no comments on that as of yet, but here are a few photos...

Gee Atherton rides his new GT hardtail for the first time at the Sheep Hills Trails in California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT hardtail for the first time at the Sheep Hills Trails in California

Gee Atherton rides his new GT hardtail for the first time at the Sheep Hills Trails in California




305 Comments

  • + 152
 Man, the Photography is unreal
  • + 19
 What, was Larock's video amateur hour? You guys crushed it!
  • + 4
 What was that about british bacon at the end?
  • - 79
 Those are some of the best pictures I've seen, from a strictly photographer standpoint. Seen way better riding, but the quality is unreal, especially that last sunset shot, insane!
  • - 56
 Also, it sounds like Gee didn't like the commencal's all that much...
  • - 52
 I'm actually less sold on the frame now than I was before; "Linear" threw me off. I would still like to ride one though.
  • + 3
 Sick shots and a rad video. Makes me miss riding in California a little... Outside of the environmentalists.
  • + 51
 @suicidedownhill well hes just saying what his sponsors want to here because him saying its a better bike will sell more bikes
  • + 29
 I wonder if that bike can handle the Redbull rampage.
  • + 17
 Maaaan! He's riding a bike he has rode for like one day and he sends it! Fucking awesome riding!!
  • - 45
 Wearing a moto lid now. I guess whatever helped Gwin helps everyone right?
  • + 5
 Cant wait to see what this season brings!... Big Grin
  • + 9
 I agree that the photography is unreal... Ian Hylands is the man. But, I'm not sure Gee's face warrants a close-up in HDR, haha.
  • + 7
 Whats the hardtail? is it proto? its friggin sick!
  • + 103
 They need to make a sticker that says "GeeT" to play on his name with the branding a bit...
Hell, I'd buy one...
  • + 1
 Was waiting to be trolled again Smile
  • - 1
 Too soon timlake...too soon
  • + 7
 Why can't the PinkBike video quality be as crisp as the photo quality? Would be so sick in HD!
  • + 0
 @timlake he should use one he's way faster than the average racer that normal dh helmets are for
  • + 4
 I wonder if that bike can handle the Redbull rampage...... I am pretty sure Tyler McCaul rode one last year at the rampage. The hardtail is there la bomba its been out for at least a year or two.
  • + 2
 Too expensive to host apparently, its understandable, HD files are massive after all. There have been some hints here and there of HD content with a couple of trailers in HD though. Maybe next year?
  • + 2
 I don't get it? Too soon?
  • + 8
 "All the digital/HDR/photoshop... ruins the pictures, but I know the days are long gone of ever seeing a pro photo (at least on pinkbike) that will not be digitally altered beyond realistic belief."

Sorry, but only 2 of those photos are what you could call 'digitalyphotoshopinglyHDR-ified'. Stop being such a drama queen.
  • + 4
 Gee showing everyone his Fury Wink
  • + 1
 What shoe's is he riding now?
  • - 2
 try reading the comments before you ask next time...
  • + 0
 what kind of brake calipers are those? look like 4 piston xtr
  • + 2
 Proto Saints.
  • - 4
 Gee push your bloody visour down it looks silly brah
  • + 19
 @DirtGash really? Not sure where you've been looking but I think I would be fairly accurate in saying that less than 1 or 2% of Pinkbikes professional photos are digitally altered at all, let alone "beyond realistic belief." Personally I feel confident in saying that maybe 4 out of the over 3000 images I've posted to Pinkbike have any processing other than basic color correction...
  • + 1
 Seriously, the first two photos are processed some and only the portrait is "beyond realistic" in my eyes. It's just a look that a lot of clients want now, HDR-ish and smart sharpened like hell. ALL of the other photos are hardly processed... Levels, Vibrance, Saturation, maybe some light sharpening... Super basic.
  • + 2
 HELMET IS EURGHHH! But on the other hand its a better idea to keep that fishbowl on your head when riding, a bit stupid if you do any riding without a helmet.
  • + 1
 @dingus I do not agree with you there. I have found that now I have PhotoShop, I edit a lot of my pictures. I do not over-edit them, but maybe add a certain hue or increase the contrast and vibrance. It very often helps improve the photo in my opinion. And I think all of these photos are absolutely stunning, and they certainly have not been over-edited!
  • + 0
 "I think all of these photos are absolutely stunning, and they certainly have not been over-edited!" - I don't think you do disagree, but maybe I didn't word my comment in the best way.

What I said is that only 2 of the above photos have had obvious editing done to them. Which is at odds with what DirtGash said "the days are long gone of ever seeing a pro photo that will not be digitally altered beyond realistic belief."

With the exception of the first 2 photos, I agree that none of the photos have been over edited. (I also use photoshop to do some adjustments to 99% of my photos.)
  • + 1
 I like how careful he is to not directly say "than commencal" but rather says "than what I've had in the past" Very diplomatic of him.
  • + 2
 Damnn...Gee made me like that frame for a moment
  • + 1
 The name of the photographer says it all ! : )
  • + 1
 Our swine is better than your swine, simples!
  • + 1
 that new gt dirt jumper looks so sweet
  • + 1
 Can some one explain what he means when he said it more progessive an linier?
  • + 0
 @JoelNZdh

Posted by Lehel-NS lower in the comments:

Linear: the suspension will not ramp up through the travel, it will stay stay almost the same all the way.

Progressive: the suspension stiffens up through the travel, it's harder to bottom out, but it is less sensitive.
  • + 0
 never seen telonics ridden that fast...
  • + 0
 So I take it you never saw Tyler McCaul at rampage?
  • + 1
 Here's Tyler riding a carbon fury in the rampage I think it is 2010.
dirt.mpora.com/news/red-bull-rampage-photo-gallery.html/attachment/rampage-web-7038-2
  • + 2
 You can also see a few shots of Tyler riding it at Rampage here and here on Pinkbike.
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  • + 31
 That white looks so crisp!
  • + 14
 yeah, sounds like they'll be changing it it. too bad, that all white scheme is a good look
  • + 15
 +1!! The white looks MEGA! Please don't ruin the bikes looks with some gay-ass bright graphics (if there's neon anywhere near it someone deserves to be shot). KEEP IT WHITE!
  • + 7
 totally agree, the white is a good change
  • + 11
 Yeah! Dont change the white, it looks so goddamn RAD! And Gwin should get his warm Pants out, Europe is back on the Track!
  • - 2
 damn straight - please for gods sake keep the white!!! the mechanics won't like it but thats what pressure washers are for it just looks so clean and purposeful!!
  • + 4
 There is no way to make that better or more interesting to look at. White complements the tech components so nicely, just ask steve jobs.
  • + 2
 yeah i second .... or ... er ... eighth that. The white looks sick with the gold of kashima and saint. I think the athertons will make an awesome statement with just white and gold on the world cup circuit; in amongst all the dayglow douchebaggery!
  • + 1
 the white frame looks sick

good luck to the Atherton Clan for 2012 from a fellow Brit Smile
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 I get a feeling Gee will be winning alot more world cups this season on the new bike.
  • + 1
 Cant wait to see him kill it out there
  • + 1
 i dont, because gwin is still on trek. and hes looking super fast this year!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Yeah because bikes win world cups.
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  • + 8
 Ok well that was great! Cant wait to see what this season is going to bring.

But why didnt you do a segment on the whole team? Because that would have been more interesting IMO , to see what rach thinks and how dans getting on with the enduro and what they all think of the new sponcers.
  • + 4
 My thoughts exactly. After all Rachel is a World Championship winning rider as well.
  • + 7
 There will be a post with Dan and the GT Fury coming up soon, and Rachel was not in California while we were there. We're hoping to shoot something with her in the next few weeks if things work out.
  • + 3
 Ah good man Ian, thanks for the update.
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 i hate his new moto helmet... ugly as sh*t
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 everybody hated when they first signed. now everybody is saying there going to win championships. stupid people dont know what there talking about
  • + 3
 Amen brother. Just like most new ideas, they are highly critisized, then gain recognition, and then become accepted.
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 epic photos with a lot POD potential!! tup

I don't really like the video. There many great shots, but I'm not with the editing.... and it seems to be a great advertising for GT. "Never ridden a bike which is so lightweight like this" Wink
  • + 1
 You gotta remember that sponsorship is essentially just a high profile PR position. Brand recognition and endorsement.
  • + 1
 That's right, but I think you could get more out of the footage Wink
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 like to see the bike is very solid even beeing a monopivot and the way how it finish with all the WC components like the fox 40 with kashima coat ohh yeah ,i see gee going has a demon with that never end travel bike in world cup maybe this is the year for him ;DDD
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 i Cant wait to get mine its on order, getting more excited now seeing these photos , i wanted one last year but couldnt afford it ;-( now that they changed the frame abit and looks even better!!! and theses photos do show the bike off really cool
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 this just makes me sad but exited at the same time its sad knowing that they wont be riding blue comecals any more and that they will have a comletly new team but exiting to see gee on the new bike in the new gear cant wait to see the bike when the sesion starts
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  • + 6
 Gee looks super smooth & fast on that GT Fury
  • + 1
 yeh I thought that, he always looked loose on his commencal, but looks totally solid on this!
  • + 1
 the trails were super smooth and fast also though.
  • + 1
 actually there not super smooth at all, actually prety braking bumped out, and alot of rocks. telonics is super rough!
  • + 1
 Ah sorry that is just how it looked in the video to me
  • + 1
 yea they should have filmed on PGs which is a super gnarly trail.
  • + 1
 'bigburd' - you precisely missed the whole point there - it 'looked' smooth because Gee was riding so smoothly, but if you actually look at the terrain underneath him its full of rocks and drops and bombholes, its pretty gnarly stuff! haha
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 Can any one tell me what shoes are those???
I like them and since I just ordered a couple of mallets, I need shoes that will take the clips, and I dont like XC shoes for that matter!

Can somebody point me towards those shoes??
  • + 1
 are those shoes Vans?
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  • + 1
 Looks like he could use a shadow + rear mech in some of those photos..his chain looks pretty 'flappy!' But then I look at the bike on the stand and the gold section on the Saint rear mech looks way beefier than the one on mine....is this the first look at the re-vamped Saint group set?
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 I was wondering what is the difference of progressive and linear suspension? the thing is I dont know if i should get a 2010 gt fury or the specialized status. I think gt fury is better by the carbon frame but I havnt ever used a bike without articulations(fsr) at the suspension. Can you guys help me?
  • - 43
 Linear: The axe path does not change.
Progressive: The axle path changes throughout its travel.
  • + 17
 Linear: the suspension will not ramp up through the travel, it will stay stay almost the same all the way.

Progressive: the suspension stiffens up through the travel, it's harder to bottom out, but it is less sensitive.
  • + 5
 wait, wut??? Isn't more along the lines of the suspension taking the same amount of force to be compressed throughout the whole range of travel. As opposed to progressive in which the shock becomes harder to compress as it gets deeper into the travel. Hence he said,

"it really allows me to use all the suspension"
  • - 27
 Basically, think of it in the feel of a fork:

Air-Progressive
Coil-Linear
  • + 1
 lehel beat me to it..
  • + 13
 what Lehel said. Progressive suspension becomes stiffer as it goes through the travel, linear stays the same. Progressive is harder to bottom out, but you don't use all the travel unless you're about to bottom out, linear gives you a much plusher feel through the entire travel, but less resistance to bottom out. Gee mentioned that even though his last bike had the same amount of travel as this one, it felt like it had 2 inches less...
  • + 7
 Holy crap Bubbaleech, you seriously need to learn how a bike works before posting about them.
  • + 4
 it really wasnt that stupid a comment...
  • + 1
 ricardomedina. compra la specialized yo tengo una specialized y me encanta. le suspensión FSR es buena para suvir la montana, y la vajada es increible
  • + 2
 linear suspension is generally more suited to DH racing bikes, which need to use the full range of the suspension travel to track the ground whilst moving at extremely high speeds progressive suspension is generally more suited to FR bikes which must resist huge bottom out impacts from hucks, drops and gaps at generally slower speeds than DH race bikes
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  • + 1
 Wicked shoot and post Ian.Some corkers here,POD's for deffo.Any news on wheather or not the Ather's are getting some new Animal/GT riding gear.?

Gary.Very confused
  • + 1
 Yes, there is word. And the word is no. The Athertons are riding for One Industries this year, not Animal, so they'll be sporting One kit for the season... We should have a behind the scenes look at One shortly...
  • + 1
 Nice one m8.

Gary. Beer
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  • + 4
 Anyone know what shoes he is running? Not the most exciting question I know....rad video though.
  • + 2
 I've been trying to figure this out for a bit now, no one seems to have an answer!
  • + 2
 atherton signature shimano, no plans for release
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 Hmm all the comments are white?

I hate Gee Atherton, he makes it look so easy, like anyman can ride like him!

'Perfect geo' - is that what were all striving for? Does it get any better than that? Where would he go next (or anyone else with the perfect geo for that matter)?
  • + 2
 Someone probably tried to do a blink/highlight html code to make one word or something POP out... and they forgot to CLOSE the font change again and so everyone is stuck with white comments.
  • + 2
 On white background haha!
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  • + 3
 The new GeeT Fury; with the signing of the Athertons, GT had to loose their graphic designer.
  • + 2
 It's temporary.

Also why the hate for a simple white bike? Do all the bikes have to look like a disco ball?
  • + 2
 Nah I think it looks rad.
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  • + 4
 He is going to get podiums on this beast.
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  • + 3
 I'd like to see a video of Brandan Fairclough on his 'special' scott bike, please Smile
  • - 13
 Yea, would be good to see his bike- just dont show us Brendons nasty face- makes me want to donate money to some Sally Struthers foundation
  • + 2
 Wow you're a cunt
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  • + 1
 When are the putting the graphics on the GT? I'm all for minimal but they're running her a bit bare. I have to say, the Commencal graphics for bikes and kit were waaay better.
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  • + 2
 in the interview he kept saying it's different, sounds suspiciously like promoting of something he isnt a fan of. lol

still, I think the change will be good for them.
  • + 1
 Why would he sign with a team he didn't like?
  • + 5
 I get the same impression. All the atherton team has talked about in their "I got a new GT" interviews is having custom parts made and angle sets installed to change the bike. Sounds like they dislike the bike to me (besides carbon and spring curve) and they are just trying to make it work. My guess is GT radically changes the bikes soon. Bet hes diggin the carbon though.
  • + 12
 I don't get why you guys are knocking the Fury for not being *perfectly* designed for Gee. I'm pretty sure any bike they pick up would have custom work done so that Gee feels 'just right'. If I hopped on your bike I'm sure there's stuff that could be changed to better suit me.
  • + 5
 exactly scrippsranchDJ, plus you cant just leave one sponsor and then just start bashing them, the video would turn into i hate commencal this and that, thats just not nice or right
  • + 1
 I wasn't trying to bash it. I was agreeing with your thoughts that GT changes up the fury geo soon to fit Gee closer to stock. That way its easier for them to set up and more fan boys will buy it.
  • + 9
 At mountainbiker24 and mattbird, the answer is he wouldn't sign with a company he didn't like. No amount of money would convince a top racer to switch to a bike they didn't like or didn't think they could win on. Results are more important than $$, without good results the $$ will disappear fairly quickly.
  • + 1
 Gee's Commencal didnt use production geometry either. Dont read too much into that bit about getting the geometry just right.
  • + 1
 It's not a new bike either. Remember that. What I'm more interested to see is what GT has in their prototype labs right now
  • - 1
 His Commencal had pretty weird geo too. I remember it had a 1240 or 1280mm wb and an over 18'' CS. I think he may like the CS on this one to be longer. I wonder if GT will update the bike since the molds are pretty expensive.
  • + 0
 I think it's pretty interesting that they're running a shortened shock AND offset bushes AND an angleset AND the forks slammed in the crowns. Man that bike must be high and steep as standard!
  • + 1
 You can look it up at their site. It's not that bad realy. A 65ha only is a bit strange but it was released some time ago
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  • + 1
 BTW have you noticed the sole? it's not the regular one of the 661 filters' but fiveten-type-dotty. IMO much better than the lateral type tread if it comes to holding power. in production soon?
  • + 1
 special atherton shoe they have
  • + 1
 thx, i've missed that. nice shoes anyway
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  • + 3
 It does not matter what bike gee rides he will always be fast! Hell, he could ride a huffy
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  • + 2
 I preferred the commencal. But that's not to say I dislike the gt I'm just going to wait and see the gt show its colours and see wether its as good as they say it is Smile
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  • + 3
 Feel bad for Dan Atherton the new commencal AM bike is awesome. I can see GT fury sales rising a bit now
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  • + 2
 That video reminds me of the onld footage of Steve Peat on his GT DHi from the "Chainspotting" movie... That must be GT's stomping ground. Nice!
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  • + 4
 awesome video!! its crazy seeing gee ride the same trails i do haha
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  • + 1
 I finally got a day off and I was planning on riding San Juan. For some reason I'm now thinking Laguna. Nicely ridden and well shot.
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  • + 3
 lil bugger is over the speed limit!
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 Gonna be a good year for Atherton
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 He's not wearing a Leatt Brace anymore but a Moto Helmet. Anybody know why?
  • + 1
 Maybe sponsorship clashes ?
  • - 1
 Gwin made that change when he came to Trek. So soon we forget about Dan's accident.
  • - 3
 I hate to sound like a broken wheel but neck braces slow you down.
  • + 2
 Maybe he's using the peace of mind that comes from having the protection of the moto helmet to better focus on charging runs. And he may not be wearing a neck brace because he's chillin in socal on relatively mild terrain. Just a theory, we'll wait and see what he races in.
  • + 1
 Switching to moto helmet means he most likely won't wear a neck brace for races. If he was still wearing a Leatt for races he'd definitely be wearing if for a press shoot or else sponsors wouldn't be happy. I am sure after his few head injuries last year he wanted to step up the helmet protection and maybe just didn't like racing with the brace after all.
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  • + 3
 I like bacon, British bacon.
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  • + 2
 Joe Lawwill said these guys were going to race Super D at Fontana on Sat but they were a no-show.
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  • + 3
 I see he's no longer wearing a neck brace... :/
  • + 1
 I saw that too. Possibly it's just for the publicity shots but if he's not wearing one I'd be interested to know why.
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  • + 2
 Stoked to see him riding dirt jumps! And also I wanna know more about those prototype saint calipers
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  • + 1
 i've got a feeling that Gee will be back with the world cup this year, stoked with the new bike, sponsors and a great team behind and riding with him
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  • + 2
 Gee should try hungarian bacon... also, nice video, nice shots, and a really good bike.
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  • + 1
 They sure do love riding telenoics lol. I dont blame them. The scenery is beautiful as wee as the women. Oh and the ridings fun lol.
  • - 1
 so ur saying they love riding in a gay city?literally meaning gay.
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  • + 1
 just wandering why these guys are not wearing leatt anymore? any specific sponsoring reason or what?, health come first IMO...
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  • + 1
 Bike seems good to me, not sure why everybody hates it. Not liking the moto helmet, looks way too chunky, even on Gee.
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  • + 2
 Song is Lana Del Ray - Born to Die (Gemini Remix)
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  • + 1
 I really like the hardtail that bike looks so fucking sick. I hope that they will be at sea otter this year.
  • + 1
 With the first world cup coming fast I don't think the Athertons have time to go to New Zealand like they did last year. I think a household name like GT would like them to show up at the family oriented Sea Otter festival. We shall see.
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  • + 2
 cant wait for tommarrow morning ima go rip those trails hes riding
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 Lol he definately wasn't going 10 mph.
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 ha ha he answered my question.
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 aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh shiiitttt now gee atherton is going to be like unstopable!!!
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 gee...hey can I borrow just a 1/10 of your skills for the day?
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 Awesome filming from Laroque! Cool interview and riding is so smooth, GT and Atherton is a deadly combo.
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 Wouldn't be surprised if loads of Supremes suddenly appeared for sale cos of the fanboys Razz
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 Wow, please keep the bike white, it looks so rad. I just dislike the moto style gears... its just out of place.
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  • + 3
 That Vid LaRocks!
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 an amazing rider + an amazing photographer = these amazing photographs !
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 Expecting to see a POD come out of one of these soon
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  • + 1
 Well all you have to do now GT is actually sell this bike where most Atherton fans live!!
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 “Hope Atherton Racing Team and Marc Beaumont can come to Indonesia this year….”
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  • + 2
 Gee is BEAUTIFUl.
Looks so good Big Grin
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 Any chance of the pics being available for wall paper use? So awesome!
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  • + 2
 The Gee Atherton "You Know.." Count - 20.

Impressive.
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  • + 1
 Gee looks great on that GT! Gotta love the sunset backwards in the beginning of the edit. Smile
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  • + 1
 great shots Ian, great video Aaron ... stepping it up for 2012, that is what i like to see ...
  • + 3
 that is funny, my brothers and I travel together a bunch and every time we call it the Domination Tour ... we are dominating in Thailand right now. It never occurred to me to invite PB along for the Domination Tour ...
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  • + 1
 Christ! A serious amount of comments on this here? I can only say one thing really


BEACON.......
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 I agree that the photography is unreal ! hahaha LA ZORRA !
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 Liking the GT, not the moto helmet.. Wish he'd stuck with the D3
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 I want some f**king bacon!!!
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 How many white 661's with blue soles does that guy own?
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 What great pics! I'm curious about how he is doing with that maschine.
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 He's spot on with the bacon, fact.
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 i think the race colours should be blue yellow and black a mixture of GT and atherton
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 Geez he is just putting down Commencal left and right haha
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 those bars look really wide
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 I want to know why he's got a Nevegal on the front.
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 are things about me or think of the atomic ant hahah that helmet
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 What kind of shoes is he sporting? They look like they have cleats.
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 noooooo, don't change the colour, the white looks fresh!
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 I like the bacon comment at the end.
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 Those Photos are Amazing! The picture quality is absolutely astounding!!!
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 What about the Atherton project????????
  • + 0
 That's Red Bull stuff.
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 looks like anderson truck trail and then mission trails jumps
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 all on Telonics or thereabouts, and sheep hills. You're only about 1.5 hours out...
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 thanks for the info and killer photos, Ian. I rode Telonics about 12 years ago and it scared the crap outta me. hopefully a decade's+ worth of fire road and downhilling on my sc superlight will change this. doubtful but worth a shot.
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 What shoes is he wearing???
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 amazing photos and nice bike, but helmet and racing kit graphic was fugly
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 The photography was amazing. GREAT shots. Sweet ride aswell.
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 Why on earth do i want to buy some bacon now?
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 hells yeaah GT for the win !!!!
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 His 40 seems to be set up very stiff.
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 Most top pros run them stiffer than regular folks. Look up that pb article when someone from the crew rode Brendogs bike and couldn't because he was going too slow to get grip from it.
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 are they not gonna be wearing neck braces anymore? that was short
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 Amazing rider first time on the gt fury and he absolutely sends it!!
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 a dupa .... tyle można powiedzieć ... na go GT ...
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 Can see them doing very well on these bikes !
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 all i can say is can i have your old bikes please
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 I think Laroque and Hylands must have held hands all day....
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 is anyone gonna keep up with Gwin, if he does not crash?....even danny harts AMAZING run , gwin was up a little- till BAM... Hope its a more competitive series this year...and it better be Rob Warner making the play-by-play call again, or i will watch it with some appropriate punk music playing...
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 I thought Gwin was a second down just before he crashed.... it still would have been very close though if he hadn't crashed, I'll give you that!
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 I think people will catch up to him. It happens every year when a rider finds a new way to be faster. It kinda happened with Hill. He had one banging season but in the next he had very close results to Greg.
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 gwin was down by about 3 seconds when he crashed, moron. He was down a second on the 1st split. hart entered that wooded section at 2:16 and gwin entered it at 2:19, FACT just accept it dude.
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 "hillman-hunter", I liked your comment because you actually researched your facts before posting - something "thevondals" would do well to remember!
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 Best corner bike ever - lateral stiffness is amazing. It will improve Atherton's ride.
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 The proof will be in the race results.

I can't see why it would be better than the Commencal; apart from the light weight and possible carbon stiffness. The Atherton's Commencals had far longer wheelbase and were slacker than the GTs. Also Gee admits that the suspension is too linear. They also had to fit shorter eye-to-eye shocks, offset bushes, head angle reducer cups and slam the forks. Doesn't seem ideal.

Hopefully they will build custom frames for the Athertons so that they have geo, suspension etc which they like (after all they spent years developing custome Commencal Supremes so they must like the way they ride!)
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 To be honest i think this is a big disgrace to commencal, GT SHOULD DIE!
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 Now everybody is gonna ride GT fury!!
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 stoked to smash it smash it stoked. atherton vocab
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 is it me or did that bike just give him more riding style? sick!
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 I wonder what the race colours will turn out like.
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 Gee went down that Rad trail with a Fury!
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 Nice! that is some awesome shreddin i wish i live a CA...
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 Anybody know the name of the song?
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 I'd rather wear a motocross helmet any day than a bike one that breaks on the face protection....
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 there it is now i want a gt
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 Gee u absolute legend !!
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 I counted 15 "you know"s on that video....
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 What a machine! The bike is good too.
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 whats the head angle he's got..that thing looks raked
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 Thanks Ian, amazing photos and video well done.
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 I would of been mad if was another sopa/troll fake vid. Nice to see it's the real deal this time... Boy has skillz!!!
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 WOW, Sick photos and article
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 Awesome! Can't wait for the wc season.
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 Not keen on the bike, but he should rip anyway.
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 for Gee, this GT bikes suites him better than his previous bikes, commencal...
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 He says "you know" a lot throughout the video and to be honest I don't, looks cool through sure they will all be the same as last time.
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 at least he likes bacon!
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 How heavy is your new GT Fury bike compared to your old one?
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 I want to see him smoke a Zaskar LE....!
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 holy hell that was a great video!
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 Ummm, do you say no to SOFA...?
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 yelyayan1976 well a 2006 demo 9 haha lots less lighter for shure haha still dont know whats better if the GT Fury or the Status, components GT but how does it works its a mystery for me haha what do you guys think?
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 Depends on the money you can spend... the Fury will be much more expensive than the Status....

What I can say is: the GT ID suspension is one of the best suspension designs out there... In the suspension deparment way better than the Status.
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 Bringing home the Athertons - HUGE Boost in every sense fot GT!!!!!
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 Now I just wanna see some vids of Dan on his Enduro sled
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 not too long to wait Wink
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 Hes tottally stoked, so am I!
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 bacon, bikes and gemini. so many good things about this video!
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 not allowed to say commencal much?
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 True, the photography in this is unreal! Big Grin
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 I think he broke the speed limit..... Bike looks a bit plastic. Soz
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 Yes Gee you baconLAD
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 getting bored of reading about the athertons hope that was the last article till the world cup starts
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 not sure if you know this but nobody's making you read every article.
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 really? didn't know that.....so just to make my point: getting bored of seeing headlines of the athertons - it is hard not to see the headlines! so I'm bored of it even without reading the headline nor the article, whatsoever i made the effort to scroll down (without reading) and post this comment
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 does anyone know why he left troyleedisighnes.
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 Such a rad video!
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 what is the name of that song ?
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 Telonics = world cup testing grounds...?
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 2:40 - Love it!
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 awesome pics and video! though the sunset part of the video was a bit cheesy, it was nevertheless everyone dreams of: riding their bike into the sunset, LOL!
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 SICK Gee you the man!!
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 crank bros pedals?
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 Definitely, take a look at photo #6 of him boosting over the rocks, his pedals are clearly visible.
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 he always has run them - past four/five years anyway
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 interesting. shimano sponsor with no shimano clipless pedals. looks like he is using the DX pedals for the dj bike though. anybody know why mallets in particular?
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 no, how could he do that? he should have stayed with Commencal!!!
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 I read, that the Athtertons wanted thier bikes to flex, now he is promoting stiff frames.... Hope to see Fairclough and Hill tearing it apart this season...
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 Servus! To be honest I like Commencal as a company, but I feel personally stoked to see the Athertons on GT, GT makes great bikes, even if I truly dont like the aesthetics of the Fury.... I foresee them more on the podium this year... mfG,
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 well i guess the gt fury is gee aprroved so fuck you Him3h
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 absolutely lovin the moto lid
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 Gee kills it at laguna!
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 Incredible, grate work
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 awesome, good luck Wink
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 I pretend there will has awsome pic with gee on this bike
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 why is gee rideing clips ??
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