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Words by Kate Mayers

on 15/01/2019 20:29:11


Back in the day, when we could only find out about new bikes in the pages of magazines or from visiting a bike shop, back when 26” wheels were the only option and you never heard anyone talk about geometry or tyre compounds, it was all about what anodized colour your bar ends where. No one was looking for more support in the mid stroke or how to cram in a 150mm dropper post.

Back then, after just ‘upgrading’ my rigid bike with some anodized purple brake levers to complement my cantilever brake callipers and feeling proud of my ride. To then open the pages of MBUK and seeing the likes of Nico Vouilloz, Steve Peat, Mike King and Hans Ray riding this bike in big mountains ignited something. It gave you something to aspire to, a dream to chase, I needed some suspension in my life, Link Tuned Suspension to be precise.

So it’s good to see the LTS back, yeah its changed a bit, even though it still uses the same four bar linkage, the shock has moved but still has the trunion mount with coil spring options. What’s more important is GT’s focus on producing fun bikes to put a smile on your face and I can’t wait to ride one.

For 2019 the LTS platform is back, first in is the Sensor Carbon Elite.