Video pro bike: Marc Beaumont's GT Fury

By Paul Stevenson & James Costley-White | Monday, July 4, 2011 9.30am

Marc 'Slugger' Beaumont has been a stalwart of the British and international mountain bike scenes for over a decade now and he shows no signs of slowing down, taking his second World Cup win in Val Di Sole, Italy last year.

We caught up with him and his mechanic, Mark Maurissen, in the pits to check out his unique-looking ride, the GT Fury. One of just a handful of carbon fibre machines on the downhill circuit – the other notable example being Santa Cruz's V-10 Carbon – this burly beast weighs a svelte 36lb, thanks to its lightweight frame and some choice finishing kit.

Marc's ride is very similar to the production bike you or I could buy (if we had £3,000 for a new frame), but with some custom tweaks to slacken the angles (for stability at speed) and combat punctures. Check out the video below to find out more:

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Bike specification

  • Frame: GT Fury, carbon fibre
  • Rear shock: RockShox Vivid w/ offset bushings
  • Fork: RockShox Boxxer BlackBox
  • Headset: FSA w/ K9 Industries cups
  • Stem: Funn RSX w/ custom riser
  • Handlebar: Funn Fatboy
  • Grips: ODI
  • Front brake: Avid BlackBox
  • Rear brake: Avid BlackBox
  • Brake levers: Avid BlackBox
  • Chain device: E*thirteen LG1
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM BlackBox 10-speed
  • Shifter: SRAM X0 10-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM 11-26T 10-speed
  • Crankset: Truvativ Descendant, 165mm arms, 38T chainring
  • Bottom bracket: Truvativ
  • Pedals: CrankBrothers Mallet
  • Wheelset: Mavic DeeMax Ultimate w/ bladed spokes + second valve hole
  • Front tyre: Maxxis High Roller 2.5in
  • Rear tyre: Maxxis High Roller 2.5in
  • Saddle: SDG I-Fly
  • Seatpost: SDG I-Beam

Critical measurements

  • Head angle: 63 degrees
  • Seatstay length: 454mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,182mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 16.40kg/36.1lb

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