Following the relaunch of their LTS suspension range, GT is adding to their family of Linkage Tuned Suspension. Joining the new Force and Sensor is the all new GT Fury which checks off a lot of boxes when it comes to a modern DH bike.
While the suspension is of similar four bar design to the other two bikes, the Fury goes to further lengths to isolate the suspension and drivetrain inputs from each other with an idler pulley. Integrated into the chainstay, the pulley is concentric with the main pivot and is said to have allowed GT 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.”
In terms of adjustability, the Fury has a lot of things going for it. The most obvious, is the ability to run 27.5″ or 29″ wheels. That change also comes with a change in travel with the 27.5″ configuration able to run the full 200mm of rear travel, while using 29″ wheels limit you to 190mm of travel. In either configuration, the bikes have the same geometry – but that can be changed too. Using one of two different flip chips, you can adjust the bike from high to low setting with +/-.75 of a degree in head angle and +/- 6mm in BB height adjustment. The chip at the axle allows you to adjust the wheelbase by 10mm and even further adjustment can be made in reach by using different headset cups.
As far as the wheel size is concerned, you basically have three choices in what to buy. The complete bikes are sold in a single wheelsize and don’t have the ability to change. And that wheel size depends on the model. The Fury Carbon Expert comes only in 27.5″ wheels with 200mm of travel.
The Fury Pro on the other hand uses wheel sizes that are frame size specific. That means if you buy a small or medium frame, you’ll get 27.5″ wheels and 200mm of travel, but if you buy a medium or large, you’ll get 29″ wheels with 190mm of travel. Obviously, if you’re a medium, you have the choice of either.
Lastly, the Fury Carbon Team edition will come only in 29″ wheels with 190mm of travel. If you’re not sure what wheel size you want to run, or simply want the ability to choose, you should go with the Fury Carbon Team edition frameset which includes a Switch Kit that will allow you to run either. This ability is limited to the frameset only, and the Switch Kit is not designed to work with the complete bikes.
Making the leap to carbon for all models in the front triangle, the frames all utilize GT’s FOC Ultra2 carbon technology for smooth interior walls, less weight, and increased strength. You’ll also find GT’s Groove Tube cable design which gives you an integrated look, but without the hassle of internal routing. The cables do go through the integrated frame bumper, but it’s a bolt on piece that you install over the cables.
Elsewhere on the frame you’ll see LockR pivots, a threaded BB, a trunnion mounted Metric shock, removable ISCG 05 tabs, Boost 148mm spacing, and even room for a bottle cage.
Pricing for the Fury starts at $4,000 for a complete Expert build with 27.5″ wheels. At the Pro level you have either 27.5 or 29″ wheels (dependent on size) at $5,500, and the Team issue Fury is only available in 29″ wheels for $7,500. The frameset will also be available for $3,000.