GT Force 27.5 Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

With a short stem, wide bars, and a long front center, the rider has all the control that he needs for an All-Mountain bike. The Force now also featured 27.5? wheels, which means the rider has the roll-over-anything confidence he’d get with a 29? wheel with the maneuverability, handling, and braking power of a 26? wheel. The 27.5? wheel size coupled with the radical new suspension system, AOS, will elevate any rider’s mountain biking experience to the next level.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zerbe a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2014

Strengths:    Downhills and all-around speed. This bike can handle rough stuff and bike park equally well - the perfect balance of nimble and stable. Climbs very well, holds speed on the flats, very pedal efficient. Square-edged bumps don't slow this bike down, and all the while the suspension remains active when pedaling.

Weaknesses:    Price is the only main one. But you're actually paying for a new suspension design, not the same bike with 650b/27.5 wheels like other companies. Would've liked to have shimano brakes, just to fit better on the handlebar and personal preference. BB might be too low depending on what you are riding and how much you lack in finesse. But I am really nit-picking. Since there's little jack/anti-squat forces while pedaling (like other designs), you are actually still deep in your sag through the rough stuff so learn to use it to your advantage.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line - this bike is plain fast . The geometry is right on, best frame design of the year! It looks sharp and expensive, the spec is really good. Reviewers were knocking the triple and the brakes, but I found the whole bike to have a great all-around build instead of an enduro-race only build that a lot of bikes in this category are spec'd with. Also don't listen to weight complaints, the wheels are light (making a huge difference) and all dropper posts are heavy. The bike rides light and that's what matters. Bottom line - this is the one mountain bike to own if you want something to handle the all-day epics, quick after work climb-and-bomb, and also want something to occasionally ride the bike park or race an enduro.

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Favorite Trail:   Whole Enchilada

Bike Setup:   Stock

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Possible upgrades for 2010 GT Force 2.0

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2014 Force/Sensor 1x11 hangar question!?

I bought a frame only Force, there is an insert in the hangar that accepts the oem derailleur, the der has an attachment on both sides of the hangar. I pulled that out and installed my standard XT der direct and it only has an attachment on the outside of the hangar. Problem is, I am running a 10 sp ... Read More »

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