GT Releases All-New 29 & 27.5-inch Wheeled Fury

Aug 10, 2018
by GT Bicycles  

PRESS RELEASE: GT Bikes

We are proud to announce the fully revamped Fury, a seriously fun downhill bike ready to keep the good times rolling. Featuring fresh geometry, a carbon front triangle, and a gravity-focused take on the newest evolution of Linkage Tuned Suspension (LTS), the Fury is GT’s most adjustable and tunable downhill bike yet.


When paired with 29” wheels and set up for 190mm of travel, the Fury is extremely stable and controlled at higher speeds on the race course. 27.5” wheels and 200mm of travel provide nimbler and easier handling better suited to park style riding.

“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.”

GT Fury 2019
GT Fury 2019

The Fury features GT’s iconic LTS, a versatile four-bar suspension platform that can be easily tuned for all categories and travel segments of mountain bikes. On the Fury, the LTS was designed to have great bump absorption, phenomenal braking, and no pedal feedback, offering riders, whether racing or freeriding, a smooth, predictable, controlled ride.

“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.”


The Fury’s flip chip technology allows riders to switch the bike from fast and low to faster and lower. The shock flip chip allows for a change in geometry to better tackle different types of terrain. On the 27.5” set-up, the dropout flip chip allows for a 10mm change in chainstay length making room for different riding styles and higher speed stability.


GT has also made the Fury as easy as possible for riders to work on by using Groove Tube technology. The Groove Tube allows cables to be externally routed yet tucked away for easy upkeep and clean looking lines.

The completely new design of the GT Fury is a result of several seasons of testing with GT Factory Racing on the World Cup circuit. GT Factory Racing athletes are crucial to product development and have put the bike through its paces. According to Wyn Masters, “The new Fury rips turns and eats bumps for breakfast! It’s everything I could want from a DH bike!”


“The new Fury is next level! It’s predictable and forgiving. Getting a top ten in Fort William with this all-new Fury meant a lot to me,” added Martin Maes.

The GT Fury comes in three models, Team, Expert, Pro, and a frameset. The GT Fury Team, a near replica of the GT Factory Race bikes, will be available in 29r only. The Pro model features a blended wheel size offering – 27.5” for small and medium and 29” for medium and large. The Expert is exclusively equipped with 27.5” wheels to keep it poppy and playful in the bike park. Racers and riders who want the most adjustability out of their Fury can purchase a frameset which includes a Switch Kit to swap from 27.5” to 29” wheels.

Fury Carbon Expert 27.5

Fury Carbon Pro 27.5/29

Fury Carbon Team 29

Fury Carbon Frame 27.5/29

The 27.5 M Fury Expert sells for $4,000 USD, the 27.5/29 M Fury Pro for $5,500 USD, and the 29 M Fury Team is $7,500 USD. The frameset only is $3,000 USD.

For more information on the all-new Fury, visit www.gtbicycles.com.

For a full gallery of images click here.




bigquotesPinkbike has an exclusive test sample and will give you a first ride report soon.Mike Kazimer



MENTIONS: @GTBicycles




108 Comments

  • + 92
 Congrats to the GT Team, this thing is sick!
  • - 23
flag HsawAknow (Aug 10, 2018 at 9:56) (Below Threshold)
 Company man
  • - 13
flag plplplplplplplplplplplp (Aug 10, 2018 at 14:47) (Below Threshold)
 gotta say it trek session
  • + 3
 Agreed! First GT in a while that has lots of people interested.

I still think @GTBicycles should make a modern day 29" Lobo thou, now that technology has come a very very long way be so epic to see plus pull shocks open up a new realm of bike/suspension designs!
  • + 78
 First GT I am interested in trying in 20 years.
  • + 9
 Agreed. Loved the LTS/STS DH, the Lobo and of course the Zaskar. GT were great until they weren’t...
  • + 10
 Agree. No wheel size restraint. Threaded BB. 148mm spacing so you can swap wheels between most bikes... It's leaving little to moan about! Maybe a water bottle cage?
  • + 6
 @vesko: It can fit a small bottle Wink
  • + 0
 Same here. I think I jizzed in my pants a little.
  • + 2
 It took so long for them to abandon the I-drive, finally they can make some decent bikes again
  • + 43
 Mom: Look honey he's saying his first words!

Kid: L...L...L...L

Mom: Come on! you can do it sweetie!

Kid: L...Loo...Looks like a session

Mom: Oh. My. God.
  • + 32
 #LooksLikeaGT
  • + 11
 GT looking to kick your ass and take no names.
  • + 18
 Few years ago Pink Bike people would have been screaming “Kill it with fire!!!” when it came to 29” DH bikes. My how the times have changed.
  • - 6
flag bikebike69 (Aug 10, 2018 at 9:59) (Below Threshold)
 No....still,please kill 29”
  • + 6
 these new 27.5 / 29 convertible bikes will change a lot of that hate i think. I don't think the hate was the size more just having to pick one option and being stuck with it until you buy a complete new bike.
  • + 15
 Instead of bumps for breakfast, I had eggs.
  • + 1
 Me too! They were fried. How were yours cooked?
  • + 3
 I had a Green Beret. We went golfing afterwards.
  • + 1
 Had a typical Peaty's brakefast: Hammer and Ax Wink
  • + 3
 "You eat pieces of sh*t for breakfast ?!?"
  • + 12
 I can't believe I'm saying this about a GT but I really like the look of this bike......well done!
  • + 11
 That cable routing is mint! Overall it looks very tidy.....
  • + 9
 148 Dropouts!! Comment fire strom...........
  • + 5
 Its for better rear wheel clearance between rocks. Specialized went 135 a while back on the Demo but needed to go back to wider for stiffer wheels.
  • + 6
 @Ghostifari: The current Demo 8 still uses 135mm rear spacing
  • + 1
 @Ghostifari: Oh I agree. I am just waiting for the hub spacing police to lose their minds.
  • + 3
 @bman33: the bike is more than stiff enough with 148, any larger is overkill. Too stiff is a thing.
  • + 8
 @NorthEasternDownhiller: If your 157mm lasts longer than 4 hours, contact a doctor.
  • + 9
 No alloy version? Unfortunate
  • + 2
 yeah odd eh? maybe coming soon as a lower price point model
  • + 1
 Really hoped there was an alloy version hiding somewhere in this article
  • + 1
 Really weird since the previous one was only alloy.
  • + 8
 Welcome back GT, it's been a while
  • + 3
 Had a look at the specs......Expert would be the one I would go with, would just swap the wheels out for my brand new Spanks and a few other parts. I hate being a fan boy of certain component manufacturers.....no one has them as OEM parts lol
  • + 8
 Looks incredibly stout.
  • + 2
 Your wife is used to it don't worry
  • + 2
 @Joelukens00: You're 17. Go see your guidance counselor or something.
  • + 4
 Seat tube length: 420mm
Effective top tube length: 595mm
Seat tube angle: 74,5°
Standover: 720mm
I-drive: no
Only $3,000 USD
New frame design for 2018!
  • + 3
 This bike is an absolute machine, I was lucky enough to check it out in the flesh over at GT HQ last week, check out the video here.

www.facebook.com/239448475118/posts/10156490342395119
  • + 5
 Looks like...... I-drive passed away
  • + 1
 It still amazes me why a every downhill bike optimized to ride dh over rough terrain only still does not have an idler pulley. The whole reason they aren't there on enduro bikes is to preserve pedalling efficiency. With the right location of the pulley on a dh bike pedalling would be acceptable while also having no pedal kickback and a suspension action completely free of drivetrain forces
  • + 5
 Thank god they finally dropped that useless I-drive!
  • + 2
 It just seems to me like a bike built to run both wheel sizes would be compromised compared to a bike designed around only one. Is that not the case?
  • + 4
 Thing is sick! Prolly one of the best bikes out right now
  • + 4
 Can i pick one up at sport check?
  • + 0
 Or WB
  • - 2
 Maybe, while you're buying a hockey stick.
  • + 4
 Beautiful bike.
  • + 1
 Amazing looking bike. When's the alloy version coming and anyone else notice (unless it's a typo), that the Fury Carbon Expert 27.5 has 150mm hub spacing?!
  • + 3
 frame looks indestructible
  • + 3
 BIKE LOOKS SOOO GOOOD!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 Is the first one that PURPLE GT ? i would so buy this one and put DVO suspension and polisshed wheels
  • + 0
 What's with the ridiculously long seat tube. Especially for smaller riders this is a dh bike. And look at the jump in reach from a small to a medium frame.
  • + 1
 loks awesome BUT, I'll never be convinced tweener an niner wheels can work on the same frame
  • + 1
 Ignore my first comment, I just read the article properly Smile
Though I think riders on the cusp of two sizes could end up stuck with a wheel size choice.....
  • + 2
 Looks like a session soon will be changed into looks like a GT.
  • + 1
 Hot damn Drool @theminsta
  • + 1
 Big Grin at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 2
 That Linkage tho...
  • + 0
 Is this going to bring GT back to the world cup? They have no wc riders at the moment, right?
  • + 0
 Oops, just realised Gwin Masters is on GT...
  • + 1
 62.5 degree headtube eh ..shit thats slack im waiting for sub 60s lol
  • + 1
 Looks better than a session
  • + 1
 the expert build seems the way to go - so sick
  • + 1
 wow thats a nice looking trek ses....
  • + 1
 Looks like a YT Tues; nice bike GT!
  • + 0
 hope its better than their last alum frames that were paper thin garbage
  • + 1
 Looks like a Kona
  • + 1
 29r sanction next?
  • + 1
 Looks like a Fury
  • + 0
 good thing i only buy used Smile
  • + 3
 Lmao that sucks. better luck next time
  • + 1
 Any nice metal ones?
  • - 1
 Looks like a commensession.
  • - 1
 Looks like... eh, you know the rest.
  • - 1
 So wtf they have 3 different frames?
  • - 2
 looks like a session
  • - 2
 Welcome to the time of the same looking bike
  • + 4
 And everyone blasted the Polygon bike released a few days ago. Pinkbikers bitch and whine regardless.
  • + 3
 GT is wiping their ass with that polygon pizza chit .
  • - 2
 Came here for session comments, left rather disappointed..
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