Spotted: GT Prototype DH Bike

May 8, 2022 at 8:02
by Ed Spratt  

With a stacked lineup of World Cup teams and racers at this weekend's British National DH race at Fort William, it is no surprise that there are some fresh bits of tech being tested out on the rough and rowdy course. One thing we have spotted so far is a new DH bike being ridden by the GT Factory Team.

The bike looks to have a very different frame to the previous GT Fury with a potentially lower pivot and redesigned idler. One of the most obvious changes from the GT Fury we saw the team on at the last World Cup is that the rocker link now goes through the frame with the lower shock mount being slightly further back. The frame still appears to be using the Horst-Link driven four-bar linkage but the overall appearance of the frame is quite different to past bikes.

The new prototype

Noga Korem GT Fury
Noga Korem GT Fury
The current GT Fury

One other small point we have noticed is a completely different cable routing setup with cables now going into a port that is placed on the top of the top tube, this should make things easier when you are running a number board.

We've reached out to GT for more information about the bike and will update this piece if they comment.

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  • 80 1
 These have to be bot comments.
  • 41 2
 One might argue this bicycle possesses a close resemblance to one trek session
  • 14 2
 Very surprised that GT didn't sign a top 10 rider this year if there was a new bike on the way its the best possible marketing!
  • 7 1
 they tried to keep there linkage outside but they just couldnt resist and had to stick it within the frame
  • 3 15
flag Aled-DHI (May 9, 2022 at 0:57) (Below Threshold)
 @heavyp: The arrogance is real.

Jess blewit has won elite national title here in nz 2 times.
  • 9 0
 @Aled-DHI: she was 15th overall. That’s not top 10.
  • 6 0
 i wonder if you took a blind man and made him feel his way round these bikes having never seen a session he would say could even let him listen to unchained melody whilst he fondles
  • 4 1
 You're not kidding. Just looked and there are some insane cropped sentences. WTF?
  • 2 7
flag SterlingArcher (May 9, 2022 at 12:07) (Below Threshold)
 @blowmyfuse: nah, you’re reading comprehension just need work.
  • 20 2
 Idler, already have it in carbon, I can't wait for tomorrow's review!!
  • 48 1
Very stable at speed
very supple suspension, can plow through anything

Expensive for base model
Not good in switchbacks
idler is draggy and noisy
  • 7 0
 @melonhead1145: what about the water bottle mounts? The most important feature on all bikes!
  • 2 0
 @melonhead1145: Why does everyone say that about idlers? I ride the Norco shore and I have never noticed the "noisy idler," It might create some drag but its nothing significant.
  • 1 0
 @veryfastbiker69: I don't think everyone does, it just seems every review PB does of a bike with an idler they list it as a con, being noisy, draggy or needing more maintenance
  • 13 0
 It's a good looking bike but not sure if I still prefer the looks of the old one...maybe it's just the paint job. I have a Yeti and yet I've always wanted a GT too...there is just something about them...maybe the way they have always looked, something cool about them, but I never considered buying one since the Idrive days as I never thought they were up there performance wise compared to some other brands...but maybe I'm wrong who knows....
  • 25 0
 I have a 2010 Force with I-drive and it performs pretty well compared to my other bike...

(It's a fully rigid single speed).
  • 6 0
 Yea I just bought a Fury with an idler and honestly its a tank, it'll plow through anything, maybe a bit on the heavier side so not too playful but it is really easy to pop off jumps and get height. It also has to be the quietest bike ive ever heard, no rattling whatsoever
  • 3 2
 It would nice if yeti made a DH bike. I've owned several, still have one frame hanging in my garage.
  • 2 3
 @Brodes-P: i bet youre drunk to give such conclusion. Not enough science behind that statement.
  • 11 0
 That looks really cool. I have wanted a GT since my dad bought an avalanche around 2000. I wish their enduro had 27.5 options
  • 10 1
 WoW, that's the best looking bike they have put out in a while, hope it makes it to production.
  • 3 2
 It already is lol
  • 4 4
 .......My original 1st bike - GT Outpost circa. 1993 was Arctic White
  • 8 0
 Liking the rocker link behind the frame look.
  • 6 0
 im digin this new look. GO HARD FOR FIGHTER JET x GT!!! this is rad!
  • 6 0
 I see room for a waterbottle, nice move, GT!
  • 4 0
 Have to admit, this is a very aesthetic and balanced looking DH bike! Simple, but not boring. Thumbs up!
  • 7 2
 How many bots did you hire GT to comment on your "revamped" fury
  • 3 2
 I wish I had a dollar for every frame GT called a PT Wonder how long it’ll be b4 Brage Vestavik is on one of these and shreadin balls like a madman again? Haven’t seen much of em since Rampage accident unfortunately (makes sense after a hard dig like that) although I did see something about a new vid the other day. The guys an absolute animal, kinda miss seeing him bending the laws of MTB physics. They should give one to Brage to test we all know he’ll put it through the wringer
  • 5 0
  • 6 1
 They gt it
  • 5 2
 Really smart design to house everything internally. Can mount the shock anywhere
  • 5 1
 That blue fury with the wheels/tires and suspension is hot as f***!
  • 3 0
 My last GT was a 2001 Team iDrive 1.0. Same blue still looks badass even just hanging in the garage.
  • 2 0
 I Like the Look Look! The previous model was also super Nice but they are Not Made for tall Riders Frown If they Had a Optionen for tall Riders i would ride a GT now.
  • 4 0
 Looks like a bike that also has tubes and wheels. So unoriginal.
  • 4 1
 Will get copied, as a session.
  • 2 0
 Digging the twin spar design, very moto frame-ish. If the geometry and suspension are on par, this could be a sweet bike.
  • 4 4
 I literally thought they couldn’t make a good looking bike, guess they haven’t picked colors yet though so there is still hope for maximum ugliness.
  • 2 0
 Sorry GT, I looked at the Tool cases in the back ground 1st.
  • 2 0
 Looks like a lovechild of a scott gambler and a rocky mtn maiden
  • 1 0
 It's a dh bike but... C'mon mr.GT, bring back the Ruckus hardtail with endutrail concept AND 27.5 wheels!!
  • 2 0
 Looks so sick!
  • 1 0
 Shimano saint "Never Die"
  • 1 0
 looks more like a production frame than anything like a Protype, IMO.
  • 3 4
 Looks like the current Fury just with a split seat tube that wraps around the main upper pivot, which also looks to be "borrowed" from the new Intense prototype.
  • 1 0
 Still no Sensor replacement tho
  • 3 1
 Badass Bike! Wow
  • 1 0
 Looks like a sender...Canyon sender.
  • 1 0
 Send me an invoice. Ill buy it tomorrow Smile
  • 1 0
 No revamped I-drive? Much disappoint.
  • 3 2
 Full review tomorrow
  • 3 2
 Looks like a session
  • 2 2
 It looks brilliant however it now looks like an updated Session.
  • 3 2
  • 1 2
 Where the rocker meets the swingarm it could be one pivot rather than two side by side.
  • 3 2
 No Hammerschmidt no care
  • 1 1
 Nice components for a Canadian Tire bike.
  • 2 2
 Looks like a supercaliber.
  • 1 2
 Ladies and gentlemen the new trek-sender !
  • 1 1
 Annoying innovation!
  • 1 1
 FTW did it better
  • 1 1
 You mean FTW welded something? He didn't design it
  • 3 6
 Like a better copy of the commencal vs the intense that was not so great of a copy.
  • 3 5
 Its looks like a Commencal.
  • 2 4
 Yeah really similar. Looks like a Supreme DH
  • 4 3
 Looks for like a session, OBVI
  • 2 1
 first thing I saw was Canyon Sender
  • 2 4
 Honestly looks like a rocky maiden
  • 3 4
 Looks like a Commencal
  • 2 4
 I thought all GT bikes are prototypes. I've never seen one in person.
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