Winner Announced: Someone Won a Bike, a Trip to New Zealand, & More with GT's GTFO Contest

Jan 21, 2019
by GT Bicycles  


The winner of the GTFO with GTFR contest is @bikekrieg! Congratulations @bikekrieg!

What he Won:
Get the Fu(n)k Out and meet up with GT Factory Racing in New Zealand!

GT Bicycles are giving one person the chance to win a seriously fun trip! Fly to Rotorua the week of the NZ DH Championships, and hang out with the GT Factory Racing team as they warm up for the year with some good old-fashioned DH racing. While there, you will be able to chill at the GTFR pit and shoot the sh*t with everyone in between rides on your new GT bike. Yep! You get to choose between a brand new Fury Team or Force Pro which will be set up for your by one of the GT Factory Racing mechanics upon arrival. Maximum shredability and good times are guaranteed!

 during the Petzen - Jamnica Austria Slovenia EWS. Round four.
Is your dream to be in the pits with the team?


The Prize:

•  Flight dates and times to be determined with winner.
•  4 days, 3 nights of accommodation to be provided by GT Bicycles.
•  One GT Force Pro or Fury Team and have your bike set up by one of our team mechanics.
•  GTFR Race Kit.
•  GTFR for a weekend – pit with the team, mechanics, etc.
•  Prize dates – March 14 – 17, 2019. (Dependant on flight availability)


The most difficult part? Choosing your new ride.

GT Force Pro
GT Fury Team
Either option includes getting your new GT Bike set up by one of the GT team mechanics.

 during the third round of the Enduro World Series in Olargues Mont Caroux.



MENTIONS: @GTBicycles




117 Comments

  • + 36
 Seems cool, but won't locals in new zealand want us to GTFO?
  • + 55
 Nah. Kiwis are some of the nicest, most open people around
  • + 14
 @the-lorax: my experience exactly - a phenomenal country altogether
  • + 8
 @the-lorax: couldn’t agree more. I’ve been fortunate to travel quite a few places, and NZ was probably the most welcoming place ever. Whenever my wife and i would take about how much we liked it, all the locals would respond “just move here then!” One even offered to hook us up with an immigration lawyer friend. Ha. Can’t say I’ve experienced that many other places.
  • + 3
 @Longroadtonowhere: Kiwis and Turkish people are the most open, friendly people I've come across. Norwegians were pretty nice too. Kiwis take the cake though.

Also, I like the talking heads reference in your name
  • + 9
 I have been to around 2 dozen countries, and as an American, I can say I have never seen even a speck of hostility or disdain from anyone because I am foriegn, ever. I don't get this trope at all.
  • + 30
 You mean this isn't a comp to GTFO of NZ?

I appear to have entered in error.
  • + 4
 @conoat: I've only ever seen it in France (specifically Paris) and Tahiti, most other places I've been treated just fine. On the other hand Samoans and Canadians are some of the most lovely people I've come across to date.
  • + 3
 @NickB01: Never had trouble in either France or Tahiti. But have had issues 3 times when driving through Quebec. People just blatantly unwilling to try and understand you.

And never had trouble in any of the 20+ other countries I’ve been to.

There’s definitely a theme.
  • + 1
 @conoat: I've been to about 15 countries. I've definitely had issues, but in general, most people have been very friendly. Some places are just more naturally welcoming and friendly than others.
  • + 9
 @KiwiXC: They are a special kind of arrogant in Quebec. The touristy areas they are pretty friendly but as soon as you leave that area they can be quite rude and not willing to help. Don't ever get pulled over by the cops!

Thankfully most of them stay in Quebec...
  • + 15
 @robert89: maybe we can convince Quebec to GTFO of Canada?
  • + 1
 @conoat: Ive never had an issue with hospitality with any places ive visited, other than america where I found there was a higher percentage of arrogance than usual.
  • - 2
 @the-lorax: ehh Turkish? Those who've killed thousands of refugees and kurds, put journalists and politicians in jail and voted for mini hitler to be their dictator? Sure they're friendly you are american what do you know.
  • + 1
 Yep....you guys gotta go!!! But Rae can stay....
  • + 1
 @KiwiXC: Haha I see what you did there.
  • + 2
 @AMGoran: Have you been to Turkey?
  • + 6
 @AMGoran: We do not judge the people based on the actions of their politicians. Or else we'd all be a bunch of f*ckers.
  • + 30
 I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS REAL!!! I'm beyond stoked. Thank you so much! I can't wait to go check out NZ, and ride a shiny new bike!
  • + 5
 Dood congrats have fun and take pics!
  • + 2
 Fookin awesome!! What bike you choosing? Congrats!!
  • + 1
 There's no envious emoji, so... Drool Salute Smile
  • + 1
 Congrats man. That's so awesome.
  • + 1
 Congrats dude! Have fun!
  • + 2
 @GTBicycles what happens to the bike he doesn't pick? Wink
  • + 1
 Only thing that tops new bike day is WINNING new bike day! Congrats!
  • + 14
 Tough choice indeed.

If only GT had a bike more aggressive than the Force but not quite a Fury. A mini Fury, single-crown, idler, 29"...maybe call it the "Sanction"?

@gtbicycles
  • + 13
 Gt's were all of my first bikes, bright orange Pantera, with U-brakes in 92, LTS-1 in 96, DH-i in 2003. Ball burnished Zaskar with purple anodized Topline cranks to match the Manitou 2 forks in there somewhere, gave that bike to my dad. He still has it. I'm really glad GT is back.
  • + 10
 What 'short form'? I don't see anything??
  • + 1
 I didn't see the form either and unfortunately I clicked enter while scrolling down with my thumb. I guess that disqualifies me
  • + 1
 Short form = one check box, I think. I don't see anything more than that!
Some mild humor?
  • + 1
 @Motoroadies: so it's not a mobile vs computer thing ? I haven't checked on my pc yet
  • + 1
 @zede: It's showing the same PC and mobile for me
  • + 4
 When I met Martin and Wyn in La Bresse at the pits they were so much fun to be arround. The winner gets the trip of a lifetime with a sick machine on top. I am available during those dates btw! And I sure as sh** know which bike I would take. Thanks for offering this contest, GT!
  • + 6
 Cool prize, but as my next Little Ripper is due to be born on the 25th March, I'm not too sure I'll be able to fly to the other side of the world...
  • + 44
 You're already winning
  • + 3
 Entered...but what if I win? I would choose the fury and then I would have to ride with the dudes and then I would ride it like a hack and probably hurt myself. Lol...stressing
  • + 1
 Well I'm another GT fan since the day one, I started when I was young with TEQUESTA,KARAKORAM,ZASKAR,and the first RTS 1 in the market. My last and only one bike right now is an old GT XCR 1000 with ROCK SHOX SID long travel. Yep I have GT history in my life. Happy Christmas and New Year to the GT family!!!
  • + 5
 What if I already live in NZ?
  • + 4
 BTW... Crankworx Rotorua starts on 19th March, a couple of days after this... See you there!
  • + 3
 That is a dream prize isn't it? Time in the pits in NZ with the GT team and a bike!!!!
that's red button clicked I'm off to ride my bike
  • + 3
 I'm not going to win this. Even in my dreams where everything should be possible, I would still not have the slightest chance of doing it..
  • + 2
 Typical jante Swede
  • + 1
 And you didnt...
  • + 1
 @headshot: No, absolutely not
  • + 6
 What a great prize
  • + 4
 Interesting, that if you dont go ride your bike after entering, you will be disqualifiried?
  • + 0
 its so tempting to keep refreshing and pushing the big red button.. but according to the official rules you will be disqualified.

GT please help get my working holiday get started right in NZ Big Grin I could use a new Enduro weapon
  • + 2
 according to the official rules yopu can just press the button

9. How To Enter:
a. Entrants may visit www.pinkbike.com (the “Site”) during the Contest Period.
b. To participate in the Contest the entrant must be logged into Pinkbike via their own Pinkbike account. It is free to sign
up for a Pinkbike account: www.pinkbike.com/user/signup
c. All contest entries agree to abide by the Terms of Use of Pinkbike - www.pinkbike.com/about/legal/#terms-of-use
d. Registration for the Contest is free.
10. To enter the Prize Draw Contest the entrant must click on entry button (CLICK HERE TO ENTER) found on the Contest Post -
contest page. The entrants Pinkbike username will be automatically entered to win eligible prizing
  • + 2
 stupid internet posted this three times
  • + 2
 delete of the 3rd post
  • + 2
 @Captain1Eye: Careful doing that, I got auto banned after I mistakenly posted a comment 7 times when my page wasn’t refreshed
  • + 3
 if you chose me to go with you to NZ I will host you in Croatia? Deal? Deal!
  • + 1
 Great contest! I envy the lucky winner for a chance to see the pro racing and feel it! Amateur racing which I do gives me a giant boost, pro racing would blow my head away Smile
  • + 2
 $5000 bike that I´d like to ride or $ 7500 bike that is too much of a bike for my riding? Not that fair haha
  • + 1
 As a Rotorua local, I can tell you that the winner is in for a real treat. And yes I’ve entered - wouldn’t mind a new bike Wink
  • + 3
 Can I swap that Force for a Zixang?
  • + 1
 Oh please... I'd do almost anything. let me win and get to see my reaction go viral... cmon, make me cry. Wink
  • + 2
 Just one thing. Cry Cry
  • + 1
 Awesome contest GT, a trip of a lifetime and bike of a lifetime! Fingers crossed, thumbs held etc, etc.
  • + 2
 So go out and ride my bike its -20c ????????
  • + 1
 My first GT was a GT thumper ( my first bmx with a 3 piece crank - felt pro! )
  • + 1
 Wish everyone 'Goodluck'. Thank you GT for putting such an awesome gift pack up for the Holiday season. ????????
  • + 1
 @pinkbikeaudience: @GTBicycles: That was a bit misleading... Enter through January, but Official Rules say 12/28?
  • + 1
 What a great prize - NZ is on my bucket list of places to visit. I'd take the Force - not that I'll win.....
  • + 2
 Would make a great X-Mas gift.
  • + 2
 May the force be with me!
  • + 1
 Help! I'm stuck in something like a loop with the third part of the "How to Enter" instructions.
  • + 1
 My first mountain bike was a GT Palomar, I was so stoked to have front suspension
  • + 2
 myyyyy god, thats a dream aaaaau, pint it brooow
  • + 3
 Can we bring a friend?
  • + 2
 GT's carbon Zaskar is totally badass!
  • + 1
 Can you change return date, as if I won, would want too stay longer than a weekend?
  • + 2
 At that point I think it will be the least of your worries if you actually win
  • + 1
 I'll take the Fury and race it in NZ if I win! Wink
  • + 1
 GT Expert — my 1st hardtail, maybe, i'll try to new GT
  • + 1
 What an awesome prize, cant wait to test the new fury in Rotorua! Smile
  • + 1
 This would be the best birthday present ????
  • + 1
 i cant fly but fuck it might as well enter
  • + 1
 Ready to ride the GT Force From March 14th until the end!
  • + 1
 Lets get Hans Rey his bikes back!
  • + 1
 I would go with the Fury DH bike
  • + 1
 Keep your fingers crossed Cool
  • + 1
 That is one of the raddest things a bike nerd can win!
  • + 1
 @bikekrieg congrats! Well jel!
  • + 1
 Congratulations to the winner you lucky bugger!
  • + 1
 Thou shalt not covet... too late.
  • + 1
 You spelled my name wrong. #awkward.
  • - 3
 Dear GT & Pinkbike... i watched that video series "The Privateer 2018" very good series, it showed a lot about how a decent bike and a good team can make a big difference but ultimately its the rider, not the bike and the way the Privateer learnt from those pro racers was brilliant to see... After that series me and some of my mates when up to Cannock Chase Trails Near Birmingham and i put all of those tips and line choice advise to work... a year on and my riding has improved, i'm able to make the most of any trail and even some bike park stuff... ive been riding on a old Carrera Kraken, but its now so upgraded from Ebay parts and hand me downs from my mates the only thing that is original is the frame and wheels ????... since i bought the bike 4 years ago, ive grown alot as a rider and in size (now 18 years old) the bike is 2 sizes too small, buckled wheel and has a 90mm fork upfront... But it still sends on the drops and manuals like a train ????... thought id tell you lads my little story, if you guys have any advice or could hook my up, im all ear...
love all the work you guys do at Pinkbike!
Happy riding!
Chase Miller ????
07493600546
  • + 1
 Martin Maes win in La Bresse made GT very generous!
  • + 0
 I'm not a fan of the color ways on these bikes but that didn't stop me! A trip to NZ is on my bucket list for sure.
  • + 1
 What a way to spend your first visit to NZ that would be. ????
  • + 1
 Would love to get my hands on that Fury :0
  • + 1
 If it helps my last name is funk!
  • + 1
 Welcome to nz. We love to ride.
  • + 1
 That sounds... really fun.
  • + 1
 I always wanted a DH Bike, slaying Bikeparks!
  • + 1
 Choice? What choice, I'd directly choose the fury ;P
  • + 1
 New Zealand is #1 on my list of countries to visit Smile
  • + 1
 Most flipping awesome competition in a very long time!
  • + 1
 That Force Pro sure looks like a sweet ride! Fingers crossed....
  • + 1
 Sounds like a berm slappin good time, i'm in!
  • + 1
 are plane tickets included
  • + 1
 This would be amazing!!
  • + 1
 Crap crap crap
  • + 0
 These new horst link GT bikes look sick!
  • + 1
 GT Fury Team be on fleek
  • + 1
 GT Force Pro
  • + 1
 Good luck for all! Smile
  • + 0
 Sweet! Love what Gary Turner is doing with the new bikes
  • + 0
 I’ll clear my calendar now.
  • + 1
 Ya
  • + 1
 I'll take both.
  • + 1
 i will be there
  • + 1
 God, please, help me!
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