GT Sensor AL Elite Alloy Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017
GT Sensor AL Elite MTB
The GT Sensor AL Elite is the perfect trail bike for those who are hitting up their local riding spots but also visiting trail centres at the weekends. Using the GT's Angle-Optimised Suspension system, 130mm travel in the back and 140mm upfront 6069 Alluminium Frame with 130mm travel Rockshox Sektor 140mm travel forks SRAM NX 1x11 Drivetrain Shimano hydraulic disc brakes RaceFace/All Terra finishing kit WTB Silverado saddle MTB: Yes Number of gears: 11 Front Axle Type: Maxle 15mm Cable Routing: Full Outer Model Year: 2017 Frame: 6069 Hydroformed aluminium frame with 130mm travel and AOS suspension system Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy Fork: Rockshox Sektor TK forks with 140mm travel Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Single Front Derailleur Mount: Direct mount Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b) Wheelset: All Terra/Shimano hubs laced to WTB STP i25 rims Groupset Manufacturer: SRAM Shifters: SRAM NX Rear Derailleur: SRAM NX Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano M425 Brake Callipers: Shimano M425 with 180mm rotors Chainset type: Single Chainset: RaceFace Ride Chainring Size: 32 Tooth Chain: KMC X11 Cassette: Sunrace 11 speed Cassette Range: 11-42 Tooth Handlebars: All Terra AL6061 DB, 760mm, 15 Rise Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement Stem: RaceFace Ride 60mm Seat Post: All Terra 2 Bolt Saddle: WTB Silverado Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Rear Shock/Travel: RockShox Monarch RL Air Shock Fork Type: Suspension Most Responsive Ride Yet. The GT Sensor has a long front center, short stem, and wide bars to give you all the control you need on descents but without sacrificing climbing ability. With 130mm travel at the rear and 140mm at the front, you have a bike that is very capable on a wide range of trails. Round all of this out with a comfortable and stable geometry, the new Angle Optimized Suspension, and you've got GT's most responsive ride yet.. The Sensor Alloy frame starts by eliminating the weight and bulk of gussets by putting the top tube through a 2-stage hydroforming process. Just like the Sensor Carbon, the Center Stiffness is high with a 2-part forged, welded bottom bracket and wide-set bearings, bearings that distribute the load across the axle. A stretched out top tube give you great handlebar reach too, so your ride is cushy and supremely stable.. SRAM NX Drivetrain. Introducing NX, the drivetrain for people who love to ride without restraint. From beginner to expert, NX 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 NX brings the power of riding to everyone, everywhere.. Shimano Hydraulic Brakes. The Sensor is designed to be ridden fast, when riding fast you need to know you can brake. So GT kitted the the Sensor up with Shimano M425 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. RaceFace/All Terra Finishing Kit. Finishing kit is by Race Face and All Terra, 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!