Using skills acquired from welding drag racing cars, he created the first GT frame for his kid to race on the SoCal race circuit. That frame was a hit and in 1974 GT Bicycles was born with the vision to help riders push the envelope of what is possible on two wheels by creating the most reliable and innovative frames.
When mountain biking starting to become popular in the late 80’s and early 90’s GT set out to design the best production mountain bike. GT’s commitment to the progression of mountain biking led them to the development of a full suspension frame in the mid to late 90’s. During this development period GT created their ultra-reliable and efficient i-Drive suspension system.
After more than a decade of using several different versions of i-Drive platform on most of their full suspension models GT launched all new versions of the Fury, Sensor and Force. These new GT full suspension bikes featured fresh geometry, a carbon front triangle and a gravity focused take on the newest evolution of Linkage Tuned Suspension (LTS). GT’s LTS is a versatile four-bar suspension platform that can be easily tuned for all categories and travel segments of mountain bikes.