GT Sensor Carbon Expert Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2017
GT Sensor Expert MTB
The Swiss army knife of trail bikes, the Sensor is the bike for those who are hitting up their local riding spots but also visiting trail centres at the weekend. COR Trail Philosophy, FOC Ultra Carbon Frame with 130mm travel Angled optimized suspension Fox Float 34 Forks Shimano 1x11 speed XT drivetrain Shimano Hydraulic brakes KS Lev dropper post Schwalbe Nobby Nic tyres RaceFace/All Terra finishing kit MTB: Yes Number of gears: 11 Front Axle Type: Maxle 15mm Cable Routing: Internal & External Mix Model Year: 2017 Frame: FOC Ultra Carbon frame with 130mm travel and AOS suspension system Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy Fork: Fox Float 34 140mm travel Steerer: Tapered Bottle Cage Mounts: Single Front Derailleur Mount: Direct mount Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b) Wheelset: Shimano SLX hubs laced to Stans Notubes rims Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano Shifters: Shimano XT Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake Brakes: Shimano SLX Brake Callipers: Shimano SLX with 180mm rotors Chainset type: Single Chainset: RaceFace Aeffect Chainring Size: 32 Tooth Chain: KMC X11 Cassette: Shimano 11-speed Cassette Range: 11-42 Tooth Handlebars: RaceFace ride 35 Low rise 760mm wide Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement Stem: RaceFace Ride 35 Seat Post: KS Lev Integra dropper post Saddle: WTB Silverado Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty" Rear Shock/Travel: Fox Float with 130mm travel 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 on both the front and the rear, 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 Carbon frame uses GT's FOC Ultra frame construction method, which takes a minimalist approach to carbon fabrication by using the fewest possible layers of high-modulus carbon to achieve a stiff, reliable, and responsive ride. They have focused on Centre Stiffness with a 2-part forged, welded bottom bracket and wide-set bearings, connected by hollow through-axle pivots. In the rear of the bike they use dual-bearing pivots to distribute the load and maximize the stiffness of the rear axle.. Shimano/RaceFace 1x11 Speed Drivetrain. The Shimano XT/RaceFace 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 RaceFace Aeffect cranks, with their CNC machined cranks alloy arms and a 32t 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 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 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.. RaceFace Finishing Kit. Finishing kit is a selection of RaceFace components, using 6061 aluminum riser handlebars, stem and chainset, topped of with a KS Lev 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!