4. (tie) GT Fury – 29 Top Ten Finishes
The GT Fury has an interesting history over this time period. In 2012, the Athertons were racing aboard a carbon fiber version of the bike–one of the earliest carbon DH bikes. When GT went to update the geometry in 2013, they chose to go with aluminum instead of carbon and ended up with a lighter and stiffer bike. The Athertons saw plenty of success aboard the Fury, but they moved to Trek for 2016. GT saw just one top ten finish in 2016, an 8th place in Round 6, courtesy of Brook MacDonald.
- 26″ wheels
- Carbon frame
- GT launches a new version of the Fury
- Switches back to an aluminum frame from carbon
- Even so, the new frame is lighter and stiffer than the previous carbon version
- 26″ wheels
- GT Factory team tests 27.5″ version of the Fury
- Gee Atherton wins World Championship aboard 27.5″ wheels
- GT releases 27.5″ version of the Fury to consumers
Standout result: Gee Atherton finishes 2nd overall in the World Cup standings in 2013.
Best season: Marc Beaumont and Gee Atherton combined for 10 top ten finishes in 2012.
Please just put this all on one page. Please.
Wow…a LOT of time and research went into this. Great article Aaron…thanks!!
Thanks dude! It quickly became a massive undertaking.