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WELCOME TO 2016! Our legacy has long been cemented by successes on the global stage. With some of the most decorated athletes having had their legs over our bikes, including downhill world champions, Olympians, Rampage and X-Games medalists, plus icons of the sport, the GT brand continues to thrive, staying true to our roots. But at GT, it’s not always about a win. It’s about consistently building great bikes like our 2016 model range, for riders to get out, enjoy the moment and create their own adventure. After all, we don’t just build bikes - we build GTs.

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CONTENTS

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10 / GRAVITY

42 / CROSS COUNTRY

16 / ENDURO

54 / MTBMX

22 / ALL MOUNTAIN

54 / REC. HARDTAIL

28 / TRAIL

54 / KIDS'


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Gee Atherton / California, USA

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GT’s C.O.R. Philosophy guides our team to build bikes that fit the needs of the rider. 3


C.O.R. PHILOSOPHY

This is the essence of our “Centered On Rider� (C.O.R.)philosophy: we develop bikes that fit your needs and the type of riding you enjoy most. GT has a rich history of leading technological innovation and we take a modern approach to design, but our holistic approach to engineering starts with understanding the relationship between you and your bike.

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To design the best bikes, we start by thinking about you, the person who will ride it: whether you're an all-mountain rider, a trail rider, or a downhill rider, you have different needs. We believe that knowing why you ride, how you ride, what you ride and where you ride, allows us to design the best possible bike.

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MTN FULL SUSPENSION / TECHNOLOGY

Developed in conjunction with GT Factory Racing, we took the Independent Drivetrain™ and made a design focused on gravity performance. We have made it our goal to bring you something unlike any bike that you’ve ridden; one that will drive you to progress and take it to your personal edge.

INDEPENDENT DRIVETRAIN RE-ENGINEERED TO FIT THE NEEDS OF MODERN DOWNHILL RACING AND GRAVITY ENDURO RIDERS Faster, steeper, highly aggressive, high-velocity IMPROVED SMALL BUMP SENSITIVITY Reduced breakaway threshold (pressure required to initiate suspension activity)

IMPROVED PEDALING EFFICIENCY Reduced pedal feedback, increased BB and HT stiffness = more power to drivetrain with less flex, improved suspension sensitivity = better wheel tracking and traction

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IMPROVED BOTTOM OUT RESISTANCE 10% suspension progressivity

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ANGLE OPTIMIZED SUSPENSION GT’s Angle Optimized Suspension is the only design that separates your pedal stroke from the actual suspension, so all the effort you put into pedaling stays with your pedaling and your suspension only reacts when you need it to. We use a high pivot for optimal wheelpath and bump sensitivity that maximizes pedaling efficiency, paired to the PathLink which neutralizes any pedaling induced problems and eliminates chain growth. Everything about the suspension is low. So you are centered above the bike and get handling and comfort like never before.

BUMP COMPLIANCE A high main pivot allows the wheel movement in the direction of the impact, improving small bump sensitivity.

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IMPROVED ROLLING 27.5" wheels and the pivot placement provides unparalleled roll over performance.

PATH LINK Complete drivetrain independence, maximizing pedaling and suspension performance.

EFFICIENT PEDALING PathLink minimizes pedal feedback for optimized pedaling.


STIFFER A rigid joint between the axle and the frame is accomplished by expanding the axle on both sides into the frame member. This allows the axle to transmit torque side-to-side and increase frame stiffness.

LIGHTER With a weight reduction of almost 50g for the three axles on the Helion, LOCKR does more with less. The main weight reduction is on all the frame pieces that no longer need to have extra material to support pinch bolts or the required pinch bolt hardware.

Both the Sensor and Helion feature our new pivot system that expands within itself. The LOCKR Expanding Axle System allows us to reduce the number of parts needed by 33%, while increasing the stiffness by 6% and making the whole thing 10% lighter than it was with the pinch bolt. In our world, those are the kind of numbers that measure success.

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LOCKR EXPANDING AXLE SYSTEM

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GRAVITY

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There are a lot of things in this world that can bring you down, but only one that does it right: gravity. We’ve partnered with Ma Nature and her all-powerful force to see it get used properly with our full lineup of Atherton Racing-approved Gravity bikes. Get up to go down.

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MTN FULL SUSPENSION / GRAVITY

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» Independent Drivetrain Suspension: Isolates the drivetrain from the suspension so power goes where it’s needed; tuned for the rigors of World Cup downhill tracks.

» 210mm of Travel: For soaking up everything along the steep descent.

» Direct Mount Stem with Dual

Crown Fork: For precision steering at all out speeds.

FURY

Built with plenty of input from the world’s fastest downhill family, the Atherton’s, the 2016 GT Fury was built to perform at the sport's top level. Featuring our Independent Drivetrain™ with 210mm of travel, these bikes are fabricated for speed, precision, and soaking up the hairiest terrain on the planet.

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FURY WORLD CUP Neon Yellow / Process Blue

Key upgrades over Fury Expert: Shimano Saint Brakes w/ 203mm Rotors Complete Shimano Saint Drivetrain Fox DHX X2 Coil Shock w/ High & Low Adj.

FURY EXPERT Blue/Neon Red

Key upgrades over Fury Elite: Fox Elite DHX2 Rear w/ Adj. Rebound & Compression Fox Elite 40 Dual Crown Fork Shimano Zee Drivetrain and Brakes

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FURY ELITE Neon Red / Black

Features: Rock Shox Domain R Dual Crown Fork 200mm travel SRAM Guide R with 203mm Rotors Maxxis High Roller 2 3C compound DH casing tires

FURY FRAMESET Neon Yellow / Process Blue

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Fox DHX X2 Coil Shock w/ High & Low Adj.

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ENDURO

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Pack your bags and get ready for a trip. This year’s line of GT Enduro bikes is ready to go, and we’re taking you with us to cover some ground. It’s going to be rocky, rutted out, steep, wet, and downright amazing.

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» Progressive Geometry: Puts you

in perfect position for climbing up and hammering down.

» Enduro-specific Suspension:

Independent Drivetrain = suspension to handle the hard stuff and flawlessly transfer power.

» Fox Float X CTD Remote

Rear Shock: For the ultimate in versatility… climb, trail ride, or descend.

SANCTION Your downhills are earned with sweat equity. You hustle up the mountain on the GT Sanction and take full advantage of the Independent Drivetrain system to transfer power where you need it the most. The Fox Float CTD rear shock, with settings for climbing, trail riding, and descending, gives you plenty of options for ravaging the trails all the way back down, formulating the perfect Enduro machine.

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SANCTION TEAM Neon Yellow / Process Blue

Key upgrades over Sanction Pro: Fox Float X2 w/ High & Low Rebound & Compression Shimano XTR/Deore XT 1x11 Drivetrain Shimano Deore XT Disc Brakes

SANCTION PRO Green/Neon Yellow

Key upgrades over Sanction Expert: Fox Elite 36 Fork w/ Lockout Fox Elite Float X Rear w/ Adj. Rebound & Compression Shimano Deore 1x11 Drivetrain

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SANCTION EXPERT Blue/Slime Lime

Features: Rock Shox Yari RC 170mm Travel Fork with rebound and compression adjustment Rock Shox Monarch R Plus Debonair rear shock Shimano SLX Derailleurs and Shifter

SANCTION FRAMESET Neon Yellow / Process Blue

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Fox Float X2 w/ High & Low Rebound & Compression.

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ALL MOUNTAIN

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Some days are meant for quick spins through rolling hills. Others are meant to test the limits of your endurance with steep ups and technical downs. When you want a steed to tackle the whole mountain, you want something from the GT All-Mountain range. Get up to go down.

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» Force Optimized Carbon

Construction: Hi-mod carbon where it’s needed most for strength and rigidity, but light through the rest of the frame.

» Angle Optimized Suspension: Wheel tracking matches terrain in real time to keep pedaling efficient throughout your ride.

» Progressive Geometry: Long

top tube + short stem = excellent positioning and precision steering.

FORCE X CARBON Think a rugged, All-Mountain rig can’t be light enough to spend all day on the trails? Think again. With Force Optimized Carbon construction adding strength where you need it and a progressive geometry for perfect positioning and precision steering, the Force X Carbon is the ideal combination of lightning fast and rugged durability.

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FORCE X CARBON EXPERT Blue / Neon Red

Key upgrades over Force X Expert: FOC Ultra Carbon Front and Rear Triangles 25

Fox Float X Rear Shock

Shimano Deore XT 11-speed Drivetrain


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FORCE X EXPERT Black / Neon Red

Key upgrades over Force X Sport: RockShox Pike RC Fork with Adj. Rebound RaceFace Aeffect Crank w/ 1x and 2x Options Shimano Deore XT/SLX 10-Speed Drivetrain

FORCE X SPORT Mustang Teal / Slime Lime

Features: Rock Shox Yari 160mm Travel fork

Shimano Deore Shifters and Derailleurs

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Fox Performance Float DPS with rebound and lockout

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TRAIL

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A day on the bike is not complete until you’ve conquered every last obstacle that crossed your path. When you want to dominate those rooted paths and intimidating rock gardens, you’ll need the expertly crafted full suspension trail bikes from GT.

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» 130mm/140mm Travel: Added

travel up front means more capabilities on rough terrain, without added weight.

» Progressive Geometry: Aggressive positioning gives you more leverage on the climbs and more control in the technical sections.

» AOS Suspension System: Angle

Optimized Suspension to ensure a smooth, stable ride on the way down and efficiency on the way up.

SENSOR CARBON Whether you’ve got an hour to crank out a quick ride or all day to tackle technical trails, you’ve made it a priority to get some miles in. With features like 130mm of Angle Optimized Suspension for the ultimate in pedaling efficiency, and progressive geometry for stability, the 2016 Sensor Carbon makes sure you’re ready for every trail.

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SENSOR CARBON EXPERT Black

Key upgrades over Sensor Expert: FOC Carbon Front Triangle Shimano Deore XT 2x10 Drivetrain Shimano SLX Disc Brakes

SENSOR EXPERT Raw / Teal

Key upgrades over Sensor Elite: Fox 34 Float w/ Rebound Adjust & Lockout Shimano Deore XT/SLX 2x10 Drivetrain RaceFace Ride 35mm Bar and Stem

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SENSOR ELITE Teal / Neon Lime

Key upgrades over Sensor Comp: RockShox Sektor Fork w/ Rebound & Lockout Shimano Deore 2x10 Crank Shimano SLX/Deore 2x10 Drivetrain

SENSOR COMP Black / Hologram

Features: X-Fusion Velvet RL 140mm Travel Fork w/ Lockout and Rebound Adjustment Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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Shimano Deore 2x10 Shifters and Derailleurs

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» 120mm Travel: The perfect balance

of travel for smoothing out obstacles on the trail and efficiency for climbing.

» Independent Drivetrain:

Proven, durable, and easy to maintain. Provides the highest level of pedaling performance for a trail bike in this category.

» Progressive Geometry: GT’s

proven Progressive Geometry gives the rider confidence and control to tackle more challenging terrain.

VERB

High on performance and affordability, the GT Verb is as capable on the local trails as all of its big brothers, without taking your wallet to town. Featuring an Independent Drivetrain system and progressive geometry for confidence and control, it puts the action in your hands and turns the mountain into your playground.

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VERB EXPERT Black / Green

Key upgrades over Verb Elite: RockShox Recon Silver Fork w/ Lockout 35

X-Fusion Rear Shock w/ Adj Rebound & Lockout

Shimano Deore 2x10 Drivetrain


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VERB ELITE Orange / Gun

Key upgrades over Verb Comp: SR Suntour XCR Fork Shimano Alivio Rear Derailleur and Shifters Shimano Hydraullic Disc Brakes

VERB COMP Gun / Process Blue

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All Terra Air Shock w/ Rebound Adjustment Promax Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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All Terra 120Mm Travel Fork w/ Magnesium Lowers

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MTN HARDTAIL / TRAIL


» Hydroformed and Butted Tubing: A perfect platform that can easily be upgraded over the years.

» Fast Forward Front Center: Comfortable yet commanding riding position.

» 27.5" Wheels: Great roll-over

capabilities with precision handling.

AVALANCHE Getting your feet wet in the world of mountain biking should be about raging across that first stream on two wheels, not emptying your pockets for the toll. With hydroformed alloy tubing and 27.5” wheels, the GT Avalanche is the perfect platform for the value-conscious rider who isn’t willing to skimp on performance.

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AVALANCHE ELITE Color 1: Orange / Gun Color 2: Raw / Navy

Key upgrades over Avalanche Comp: Shimano Deore Rear Derailleur Air Spring Fork w/ Remote Lockout Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5" Tires

AVALANCHE COMP Color 1: Black / Red Color 2: Gray / Orange

Key upgrades over Avalanche Sport: Improved Suspension Fork Shimano Acera Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio Shifters

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AVALANCHE SPORT Color 1: Neon Yellow / Navy Color 2: Black / Process Blue

Features: Upgraded Frame Wider 31.8mm Bars

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100mm Front Suspension Fork

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CROSS COUNTRY

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You don’t need to go to the gym and flip tires to get your full body workout. That comes in the form of a day on the trails, pumping out of turns, cranking up the hills, and expertly guiding your bike down the perfect line. Lots of things can follow up “cross”, but we know “country” is the best.

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MTN FULL SUSPENSION / XC


» Force Optimized Carbon: Reinforced where you need it most.

» LockR Expanding Axle: Stiffer and lighter than a traditional pinch-bolt pivot assembly.

» Progressive Geometry: More

aggressive geometry than other bikes in the category for confidence and control while descending without sacrificing body position for climbing.

HELION CARBON Weaving through rock gardens, skimming trees with your bars, and bunny hopping root systems are all a part of the daily grind. With an aggressive geometry and LockR Expanding axle, the Helion Carbon was designed for those among us who live for the singletrack mission.

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HELION CARBON PRO Teal / Black

Key upgrades over Helion Pro: Shimano Deore XT Brakes RaceFace Turbine 35mm Bar and Stem FOC Carbon Front and Rear Triangle

HELION PRO Black / Process Blue

Key upgrades over Helion Expert: Race Face Aeffect SL Crank with 2x or 1x options Shimano Deore 11-speed Drivetrain Fox Performance 32 Float Rear w/ Remote Lockout

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HELION EXPERT Raw/Blue

Key upgrades over Helion Comp: Shimano SLX/Deore XT 2x10 Drivetrain Fox Elite Float Rear Shock w/ Remote Lockout RockShox Reba Fork w/ Remote Lockout

HELION ELITE Blue / Neon Lime

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X-Fusion 02 Pro RL air shock with rebound and remote lockout adjustment Shimano Deore drivetrain with SLX rear Deraileur

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Rock Shox Recon Silver 120mm travel fork with lockout drivetrain

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MTN HARDTAIL / XC


» 27.5" Wheels: Perfect blend of

aggressive handling, optimal roll-over and rapid acceleration.

» Force Optimized Carbon: Our

custom tailored carbon blends stiffness, light weight and durability to deliver exceptional performance.

» Progressive Geometry:

New school geometry gives high performance and playful feel.

ZASKAR CARBON Launched in 1991, the iconic Zaskar is the only bike to have won Cross Country, Downhill, and Trials World Cups. Reimagined for 2016, the new Zaskar Carbon 27.5" combines the shredability of GT’s proven progressive geometry with an efficient and race ready carbon hardtail frame. Here's to 25 years of Good Times!

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ZASKAR CARBON EXPERT Raw / Neon Green

Key upgrades over Zaskar Carbon Elite: Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc Brakes

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Stan’s NoTubes Rapid Tubeless Rims

Shimano Deore XT Shifters


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ZASKAR CARBON ELITE

Neon Red / Black

Lightweight FOC Carbon Frame

Rockshox Recon Gold Solo Air Fork w/ Lockout

Shimano Slx Rear Derailleur and Shifters

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ZASKAR LE EXPERT Trans Purple / Neon Yellow

Key upgrades over Zaskar Elite: Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Rear Hub RockShox Reba Fork w/ Remote Lockout Stan's NoTubes Rapid tubeless rims

ZASKAR ELITE Neon Red / Black

Key upgrades over Zaskar Comp: Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Rear Hub RockShox Reba Fork w/ Remote Lockout Stan’s NoTubes Rapid tubeless rims

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MTN HARDTAIL / XC

ZASKAR COMP Slime Lime / Black

Key upgrades over Zaskar Sport: RockShox Recon Gold Fork Shimano Deore Front and Deore XT Rear Derailleurs Shimano SLX Crankset

ZASKAR SPORT Blue / White

Features: Hydroformed Aluminum Frame

RockShox 30 Gold TK Fork w/ Lockout Shimano SLX Rear Derailleur

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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Tires

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MTBMX

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Is your life lacking air-time? Do you feel a state of sadness stemming from not enough berm blasting? The 2016 GT MTBMX bikes may be just the thing you need. Aluminum or steel, single- or multi-speed, we’ve got the cure for what ails you.

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» 6061 Aluminum Frame: Lightweight and nearly indestructible, both of which you’ll be needing.

» Marzocchi DJ1 Fork: Enough travel

to take some serious hits on those heavy landings.

» Thru-axle Dropouts: Added strength to the already burly wheels.

LA BOMBA If getting sideways on big berms and setting height records off of jumps is how you spend your days, the La Bomba is ready to help you blow it up from every angle. Built with the help of the legendary Tyler McCaul, this MTBMX bike is ready to take some serious hits and stick bigger-than-big landings.

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LA BOMBA Gloss Mustang Teal

Features: 6061-T6 Aluminum frame w/ Euro Threaded BB 57

Alienation Skylark Rims

Shimano Zee Hydraulic Disc Brake


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RUCKUS DJ ZERO Gloss Rootbeer

Features: Single Speed CR-MO Frame Mechanical Disc Brake

RUCKUS DJ Gloss Trans Black

Features: 100% CR-MO Fork GT Interceptor BMX Handlebars

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Double Wall Rims

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BUMP 26"

Gloss Transparent Purple

Features: 6061 Alloy Frame 8-Speed Rear Derailleur Double Walled Rims

BUMP 24" Gloss Red

Features: Coil Spring Fork w/ Preload Adjust Mechanical Disc Brakes 7 Speed Twish Shifter

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RECREATIONAL HARDTAIL

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Sometimes the hills on your commute just aren’t enough of a challenge, and that’s when you hear the mountains calling. Whether you’re looking to explore beyond the city or get a great introduction to mountain biking, the GT Recreational bikes are the perfect answer to all your exploration needs.

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» Triple Triangle™ Aluminum Frame: High strength, serious durability, and confident riding.

» Upright Headtube: Great for

comfort and maneuverability on any type of terrain.

» Lockout Front Fork: Gives you options for efficient climbing and smooth cruising.

AGGRESSOR The GT Aggressor is sort of like the Sport Utility Vehicle of the bike world. With its capable handling, rugged versatility, and comfortable, confidence-inspiring performance, there isn’t much it can’t do. Equally happy camping out on mountain trails or cruising around town with friends, the Aggressor is ready for anything.

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AGGRESSOR EXPERT Color 1: Blue / Process Blue Color 2: Silver / Red

Key upgrades over Aggressor Comp: All-Terra Suspension Fork w/ Hydraulic Lockout Hydraulic Disc Brakes Shimano Acera Rear Derrailleur

AGGRESSOR COMP Color 1: Black / Neon Yellow Color 2: White / Blue

Key upgrades over Aggressor Sport: Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes Shimano Altus Rear Derrailleur

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MTN HARDTAIL / RECREATIONAL

AGGRESSOR SPORT Color 1: Neon Yellow / Black Color 2: Black / Orange

Features: All Terra 80mm Travel Fork Shimano Tourney Derailleurs Linear Pull Brakes

AGGRESSOR 26" DISC Color 1: White / Red Color 2: Slime Lime / Blue

Features: Tektro Mechanical Disc Brakes

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All-Terra Suspension Fork

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KIDS'

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We’ve filled the GT Kids' lineup with bikes that fit every size and type of rider, with the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect with the full-size rides. From their very first push bike to learning to shift through a mountain ride, we’ve got your little rippers covered.

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AGGRESSOR 24" Color 1: Black Color 2: Yellow

Features: Aluminum Frame w/ Replaceable Derailleur Hanger 7-Speed Twist Shift Drivetrain Suspension Fork w/ 50mm Travel

AGGRESSOR 20" Color 1: Gloss Orange Color 2: Gloss Black

Features: 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame Twist Shift For Smaller Hands

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LAGUNA 24" Color 1: Purple Haze Color 2: Pearl White

Features: Aluminum Step-Thru Frame w/ Replaceable Derailleur Hanger 7-Speed Drivetrain

LAGUNA 20" Color 1: Gloss Silver Color 2: Gloss White

Features: Twist Shift For Smaller Hands

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6061-T6 Aluminum Step-Thru Frame

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LAGUNA 16" Color 1: Puple Color 2: Black

Features: Hi-Ten Steel Frame Coaster Brake

LAGUNA 12"

Color 1: White Sparkle Gloss Color 2: Pop Pink Gloss

Features: Hi-Ten Steel Frame Coaster Brake

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THANK YOU Photos by Garth Milan, Sven Martin, Jake Hamm, Christophe Laue, Pierre Tardiff, Josh Woodward, and Lee Trumpore


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