GT Sanction Expert Alloy Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017
GT Sanction Expert MTB
The 2017 GT Sanction is a purpose-built enduro monster designed to hustle up the hills and ravage the descents. Enduro Design, 6069-T6 Alloy 27.5 Frame RockShox Yari RC 170mm travel forks SRAM GX 1x11 drivetrain All Terra dropper post RaceFace finishing kit Schwable Magic Mary tyres WTB Silverado saddle MTB: Yes Number of gears: 11 Front Axle Type: Maxle 15mm Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: 6069 Hydroformed aluminium frame with 160mm travel with independant drivetrain suspension system Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy Fork: Rockshox Yari RC Boost forks with 170mm travel Steerer: Tapered Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b) Wheelset: All Terra/Shimano hubs laced to WTB STP i29 rims Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Shifters: SRAM GX Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX type-2 Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: SRAM Guide R Brake Callipers: SRAM Guide R with 200/180mm rotors Chainset type: Single Chainset: RaceFace Chester Chainring Size: 34 Tooth Chain: KMC X11 Cassette: Sunrace 11 speed Cassette Range: 11-42 Tooth Handlebars: RaceFace Chester, 20mm Rise, 780mm wide Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement Stem: RaceFace chester 40mm Seat Post: All Terra dropper Saddle: WTB Silverado Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Rear Shock/Travel: RockShox Monarch R Air Shock Fork Type: Suspension Championship winning gravity bike In enduro events, you win the race based on your total descent time over multiple stages, so the logic of the building an enduro bike based on a championship winning gravity bike is obvious. That's what GT done with the Sanction. It has the same leverage (suspension travel to shock compression) ratios as its big brother fury, but in 165mm travel size instead of the Fury's 210mm. Enduro prodigy Martin Maes has had tremendous input into the design and ride qualites the 2017 Sanction delivers. SRAM GX Drivetrain Introducing GX, the drivetrain for people who love to ride without restraint. From beginner to expert, GX delivers personalized gear choices that take you as far and wide as you want to go. Engineered in Germany with 1x and 2x options, SRAM GX brings the power of riding to everyone, everywhere. RaceFace Finishing Kit Finishing kit is a selection of RaceFace components, using 6061 aluminum riser handlebars, stem and chainset, topped of with a All Terra dropper post and a WTB Silverado saddle.
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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!