GT Force Carbon Expert Mountain Bike 2017
GT Force Expert Bike
FOC Ultra Carbon Frame with 150mm travel Rockshox Pike 160mm travel forks Shimano XT 1x11 Drivetrain Shimano SLX hydraulic brakes Race Face finishing kit KS LEV dropper post WTB Silverado saddle Product Data MTB: Yes Number of gears: 11 Front Axle Type: Maxle 15mm Cable Routing: Full Outer Model Year: 2017 Frame: FOC Ultra Carbon frame with 150mm travel and AOS suspension system Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy Fork: Rockshox Pike RC Boost forks with 160mm travel Steerer: Tapered Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Mech Hanger Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b) Wheelset: WTB STS i29 rims laced to Shimano SLX hubs Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Shifters: Shimano XT Rear Mech: Shimano XT Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano SLX Brake Callipers: Shimano SLX with 203/180mm rotors Chainset type: Single Chainset: Race Face Aeffect Chainring Size: 30 Tooth Chain: Shimano Cassette: Shimano 11-speed Cassette Range: 11-42 Tooth Handlebars: Race Face Chester, 20mm Rise, 780mm wide Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement Stem: Race Face chester 40mm Seat Post: KS Lev Integra dropper post Saddle: WTB Silverado Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Fork Type: Suspension Boulder-eating machine A uniquely grounded, tenaciously grippy, boulder-eating machine." - What Mountainbike. The Force is an all mountain machine fast enough to win Enduro World Series races, light enough to spend all day on your local trails. GT's Angle-Optimised Suspension (A.O.S) platform is designed to be the best pedalling system tailored for riding everything from CX to heavy all mountain usage. The Force utilises this to great effect, combining the 160mm travel fork and 150mm rear shock to create a bike that is well equipped for ripping descents and then climbing back up to go again! FOC Ultra Carbon Technology FOC Ultra takes a minimalist approach to carbon fabrication by using the fewest layers of high-modulus carbon possible to achieve a stiff, reliable, responsive ride. In other words, light enough for our peloton ready machines, burly enough for GT's All-mountain range of bikes. Shimano/Race Face 1x11 Speed Drivetrain The Shimano XT/Race Face drivetrain is the perfect combination of performance and durability, with the XT shadow plus rear derailleur to cancel out the chain slap, all powered by XT shifters. The 1x11 speed system is driven by a set of Race Face Aeffect cranks, with their CNC machined cranks alloy arms and a 30t narrow wide chainring to reduce weight and maintain strength. All of these will ensure the classic Shimano reliable shifting and performance but keep you supported when battling the mountains.Shimano SLX Hydraulic Disc Brakes The Force is designed to be ridden fast, when riding fast you need to know you can stop. So GT kitted the the Force up with Shimano SLX hydraulic brakes, with 180mm center lock rotors giving you the braking power you need no matter what the weather or terrain you're trying to defeat.Race Face Finishing Kit Finishing kit is by Race Face, set up with 6061 aluminum handlebars, stem, and seat post. Topped off with a WTB Silverado saddle for that little bit more comfort.
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One of the world's most iconic bike brands, GT was formed in 1972, taking it's name from the initials of founder Gary Turner. His first product was a custom made BMX frame for his son, and it's durability made it a hit on the SoCal BMX tracks. As a result of this, Gary started producing BMX frames for general sale from 1974 onwards. By 1987, GT moved into the emerging mountain biking discipline, and shortly afterwards started manufacturing it's distinctive triple triangle design hardtails, which are still made to this day. By 1999 GT have developed the i-Drive suspension system, which proved popular amongst off-roaders. Further innovations included the Downhill IT-1 complete with built in gearbox, a world's first. From 2007 production began on 29" wheel MTBs, and the introduction of carbon in the build process. Nowadays GT caters for Road, Cyclocross and MTBs, as well as a range of BMXs in keeping with it's history. Famous riders to have competed on GT bikes include Hans Rey, Steve Peat, Brian Lopes, the Atherton siblings (Gee, Dan & Rachel), Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.
To find out more about GT, you can view their latest bike ranges, the official company history as well as their wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GT_Bicycles.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!