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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G-FORCE! (High geared MUni)

Riding some sweet single track this morning, mostly in high gear. Also tried some rather unorthodox static “toe” & “hand” shifting while balancing in static position. Shifting is normally done while pedaling, by "swiping" the shift buttons with the sides of your shoes. Your feet don't change positio ... Read More »

MTB Derailleur & Cassette with Force Shifters?

I recently moved my race MTB from 2x10 to XX1. I have a Specialized Crux Expert Carbon Disc. I'd like to move the X-9 Rear Derailleur and XG-1080 Cassette over to the cross bike... it has Force Double Tap shifters. I think it's possible; anyone know of any reason I might run into trouble? Thanks!Read More »

GT force carbon with lefty

I have a GT force Carbon with a carbon lefty on it. I pieced this bike together so it has quite a mix of parts. shimano xt rear derailleur, cannondale cranks, juicy 3 brakes, and shimano shifters, fox float rear shock just to name some of the more expensive stuff. Im going to try to sell it here soo ... Read More »

what would I notice if I upgrade my frame from a GT force 2011 to an Ibis HDR or

Santa Cruz Bronson? I have an upgrade itch, but part of me is afraid I might not notice a big difference I have a Talas 160 fork, xt brakes, rp 23, xs dropper post, schwalbe Rocket Rons and Nobby Nics on Crank Bros Iodine wheelsRead More »

GT Force Sizing

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