Friday, May 22, 2009

Winner Winner, Force Carbon Dinner

You know those cards you see in magazines all the time claiming, "Subscribe and win!" but you never think you are going to win? Guess what. People actually win.

GT's Australian distributor, Monza Imports and Mountain Biking Australia recently teamed up to offer a GT Force Carbon Expert to a lucky winner who subscribed to the mag. The coolest part, the winner actually took the time to write in:

Good Morning Mountain Biking Australia and Monza Imports,

It has taken some time to prepare this email (even though it has never been far from my mind) to thank both organizations for the fact that taking pride of place in my garage is a GT Carbon Force Expert.

The reason it has taken so long is that I have had trouble getting my thoughts together as it was very hard to wipe the childish grin off my face. To say I was like a kid at Christmas when I spoke to Genevieve and subsequently picked up the bike from Monza, would be a huge understatement.

I would like to think that it has gone to the right home as I have quite a passion for all things two wheeled. I have a number of old bikes that I collect and admire their simplicity and old style flair but more than appreciate new technology and style....something the new bike has heaps of.

When I showed my wife a picture of the prize her comment was simply "Oh yeah !!!!". Not her usual articulate way of summing things up, but gets straight to the point.

I have now had the pleasure of taking it for quite a few rides and have one problem, I will never want to ride a bike that is not as good as the GT. I will never be the greatest rider but this bike some how manages makes me smoother and faster than I previously was.

I could go on and on but would, again, like to thank Mountain Biking Australia and Monza Imports (especially Steven Robinson) for the fantastic prize. Both parties were, strangely enough, happy and extremely helpful in handing over the great prize. Now that I have ridden and admired it I don't think I will be able to let anyone near it.

I am now a GT convert and a very happy cyclist.

Best Regards,


Patrick, when we hear excitement like that, you can bet your ass we are all happy to hand over a bike like the Force Carbon Expert. Speaking from experience, our favorite part is the fact that you wife was actually excited about you getting a new bike.

So what's the moral of the story here? People do actually win those drawings, so get to subscribing! Oh, and it might even make your wife happy.

Now quit reading and get out there and go for a ride this fine Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 18, 2009

DH/4XWorld Cup race

The GT Factory MTB team is in Andorra this weekend for another DH/4XWorld Cup race. This weekend is the first taste of the "real" World Cupweather the team has gotten this year - the forecast for the weekendcalls for rainy and snowy weather. Yuck! The team was on the racecourse yesterday for the pre-race course walk. The photos attached show GT rippers, Mick Hannah and Marc Beaumont discussing their lines and challenges for the weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

GT Takes over Ray's MTB

Check it out. GT brought in a bunch of its pro athletes and hosted aprivate dealer event at Ray's MTB. We had a blast. Thanks a ton to Rayat Ray's for the hospitality. Rumor has it you can see GT Marketing Manager Robb Zbierski attempting a back flip into the foam pit if you are his friend on Facebook.

EC at Fairfax Cyclery

Watch EC bust his cherry on Mt Tam during a recent dealer visit to Fairfax Cyclery.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

EC visits Family Cycling Center in Santa Cruz

When he isn't racing, EC has been out and about, making the rounds at GT dealers all over the country, riding with tem and filing the whole thing. This installment comes from Family Cycling Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Check back as EC will have videos from all the shops he visits.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Check out GT UK's Lorenzo Reid

Ever wonder what it takes to pull off the stunts you see in all these vids? Check out GT UK's Lorenzo Reid as he braved 8 degree (that'sCelsius because it's our friends overseas) weather at 4 in the morningto take on Leeds, London and Liverpool.

HOTWHEELS/GT/RENZO 2009 from STYLE43.COM on Vimeo.