GT Sensor 27.5 Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)

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The GT Trail bike is designed for the aggressive trail rider who is out ripping singletrack and occasionally testing his racing skills. This rider doesn’t want to compromise on climbing or descending. GT Trail bikes have 130mm of travel on both the front and rear, and premium suspension for the ability to ride an endless variety of trails.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Darrin a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2016

Strengths:    I have the Sensor Elite. Strong, durable and a nice price point. Got it at Performance Bike during a smoking sale and they also have the 1 year return guarantee which is hard to beat.

Weaknesses:    It is heavy, but if you don't know this going into the purchase.... WAKE UP!! HAH

Bottom Line:   
An all around, solid mid level bike for the weekend warrior rider. With proper maintenance this bike will last a frequent rider 5-8 years.

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Bike Setup:   Sensor Elite.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dave gray a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2015

Strengths:    price and ride quality

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
I've been a big horst link fan for about 10 years but when GT came out with the completely redone suspension in 2015 I was very interested. The ride characteristics are very similar to the horst link and pedal efficiency is quite good. The busy mechanical linkage takes a bit of getting used to and at first glance it looks complicated but not overly so, it's unique. This bike is as fully active as anything I've ever ridden and plush.The handling is fantastic, I have the comp. and like any lower end offering, it's inherently heavy. I have it down to about 27.5 pounds and run it 1x10. I do local racing on it and have no complaints with how it performs. I would venture to say that it compares to brands costing a grand more. My only concern at the moment is whether a cinch crank system will fit, the new 30mm axle which uses larger outboard bearings may have clearance issues on the non drive side. This is a very well done design.

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Favorite Trail:   the one i'm on.

Duration Product Used:   aboutn 3 months

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Specialized and Kona

Bike Setup:   1x 10 stans crest wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by warning for potential Australian GT buyers!

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2015

Strengths:    GT always introduce a bit of innovation and they're a solid bike, if usually a bit on the porky side. I also like buying something a bit different to the more common bikes like Giant and Specialized (not that there's anything wrong with these bikes)...

Weaknesses:    ...however, if you are in Australia, you need to be cautious about dealing with less common brands...depending on the distributor, the back-up service can be appalling! The problem with brands with smaller volumes and proprietary parts is that you are heavily dependent on the distributor to obtain unusual parts...and unfortunately the GT distributor in Oz just isn't up to the task!

Bottom Line:   
GT and Cannondale both make great bikes...but be cautious of buying either in Oz in terms of back-up

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scotty a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2013

Strengths:    GT is back baby!! 27.5, Strong frame, full carbon, great parts for the price. Lev dropper post and tubeless ready wheels! Bomber trail bike! Climbs like a goat! With 5" travel.

Weaknesses:    OEM fizik seat and formula rear hub( although I changed the seat and rear hub(Hope evo2) these are more of a personal preference.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first 2 week review of the gt sensor expert I have ridden the bike in Nelson BC and in Cumberland BC. This means nasty , steep, wet and rocky and rooty terrain both up and down. The Sensor expert climbs like a mountain goat and decends like a banshee considering there is only 130mm travel front and rear. I will
L do a 3 mos. follow up review at that time.

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Favorite Trail:   Potluck>Thirsty Beaver

Duration Product Used:   2 weeks

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   2 Wheeler Dealer, Ha

Similar Products Used:   Norco, Specialized etc.

Bike Setup:   Easton Havoc 35mm bar and stem, Hope Evo2 142mm rear hub, Stans tubeless sealent. Time z pedals. Pulled off big ring put bash guard on. Brake levers flipped MX style. Hope evo 2 hubs.

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