Thomas Genon Joins the GT Bicycles Roster

Feb 5, 2024 at 7:13
by rasoulution  


It's official. GT Bicycles has signed Thomas Genon, aka Tommy G. The Californian bike brand, founded in 1972, will start supporting the Belgian rider for his first competition of the season, Red Bull Hardline in Tasmania, on 23 and 24 February.

GT or TG. The two initials were just waiting for their partnership. The Californian bike brand now equips Thomas Genon, aka Tommy G, a freeride legend with ten consecutive Red Bull Rampage participations. The Belgian rider will ride a Fury Carbon frame, designed for downhill mountain biking. A return to his teenage years for Thomas, who fell asleep one Christmas Eve in the 2000s with his new GT frame, found under the Christmas tree, before turning professional.

bigquotesI am thrilled to be joining this iconic brand. The feeling I got with the GT team has been great so far. They understand my sport, my passion and they all ride bikes and are very familiar with the freeride scene. I feel like I am at the right place and this gets me pumped for the future.Thomas Genon

GT Bicycles, which signed a multi-year contract with the rider, had a frame customized by Alistair Mclean of Fat Creations Custom Paints. A true collaboration between artist and rider. With a purple color and the initials GT x TG, visible, sealing their partnership. The set-up was filmed by Jules Langeard, Tommy G's go-to videographer.

bigquotesWow TG on GT, what a great announcement. We are very excited to welcome Tommy G to the party here at GT! What an amazing story this is, he started out riding GT as a kid trying to make a name for himself. Full circle, now he is bringing his amazing riding back to where it all started. He is the latest to join our Wrecking Crew here where we are all about Fast Lines and Good Times. I speak for the whole team when I say we are all so stoked to have you back with GT . . . TG!”Jason Schiers, Managing Director from GT Bicycles.

Thomas joins GT’s roster of some of the most accomplished riders in mountain biking, including Brage Vestavik, Tyler McCaul, Eliot Lapotre, David Lieb, Wyn Masters and Hans Rey. He also joins GT alongside newcomer Jake Atkinson.

Born in 1993, Tommy G has become a pillar of the slopestyle and freeride scene. In 2012, the Belgian rider won Red Bull Joyride in slopestyle at the age of 18. Three years later, he became number one of the FMB Diamond Series Overall. As for Red Bull Rampage, he has exceptional longevity, with 10 consecutive participations and eight top 10 finishes.

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 Brage and Tommy video collabs hopefully Congrats TG x GT
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 I wish I could upvote this into existence
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 Genon, Thomas.
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 Brand ceo be like I am your father
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 @RedBurn: May the fork be with you.
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 And with the correct GT logo, so easy to make that bike look even nicer .)
Come on GT, bring it back.
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 Now he's Tommy GT. Ho ho ho
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 Homie couldn't be bothered to smile for the press release??

In all seriousness, fella did deserve a ride, he's got a good one!
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 I can't stop looking at his Belgian Pullover - straight Euro.
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 Last pic on IG, whats the verdict on the cable routing? I don't hate that as a compromise, better than going through the headset bearings, neater than going through the side of the downtube... dunno? Might not work as well with a single crown and more steering lock?
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 Who is Joing?
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 Couldn't wipe the stoke off his face with a brick...
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 The GT downhill bike is a good-looking frame. It would be at the top of the list to buy if i had more than 20ft elevation in my area.
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 That's a curve ball. A welcome one at that. TOMMMMMMMMMY GEEEEEEEEE!
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 Tommy G and BrenDog need to be on RBR podium next time or im gonna be really pissed, Yea were speaking to you BearClawedball !
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 Woohoo TGxGT! We're stoked to be here for it!
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 That sure looks like a 26/27.5 müllet :-) Nice one Tommy.
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 And with SR Suntour. My man!
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 Allez la friiiiiite!
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 Tommy G -T
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