Words: Ieuan Williams Photos: Ben Winder
GT Fury – The review
Someone at GT must have read the memo incorrectly when the boss said let’s light a candle for the new Fury and hope it burns brightly. This bike is a bonfire VISUALLY AND PRACTICALLY.
With the Athertons on board they certainly put it on the map, Gee totally dominating the start of the 2013 season before a miserable root in Norway knocked him off course to the title. Recently he claimed a World championship title on this bike and Rachel was pretty much untouchable on it.
A bright bike from a beacon like brand then. As it’s always been. GT has king size pedigree with some huge names such as Steve Pete, Fabien Barel, Mike King, Nico Vouilloz being associated with the company. The bike comes with expectations.
First impressions of the Fury are certainly on the rough edged industrial look, and with no hiding from the yellow and with no carbon in sight it’s unlike most of the other top bikes out there, but colour or welds don’t always make a good bike. Ours was a large and size wise it simply cannot be faulted, it is one of the largest bikes in this size, and would fit riders around and over the 6ft mark a treat. In this respect it is one of the few genuinely accurate fitting bikes.