Description of GT FORCE CARBON EXPERT 27,5" Mountainbike 2014
May the Force be with you!
Steep climbs, high alpine singletrack, gnarly descents, and the possibility of having to put your bike on your back is what the GT All-Mountain Rider lives for. GT most versatile mountain bike range and quite possibly the most fun, the GT Force comes with 150 mm travel on both the front and the rear and bad-ass geometry. The Force Carbon includes their brand new Angle Optimized Suspension platform.
F.O.C. Ultra Carbon Frame
The Force Carbon uses the 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. GT focused on Center 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 have dual-bearing pivots to distribute the load and maximize the stiffness of the rear axle.
Time and again, GT's testing proved the superiority of the 650B wheel size when paired with their Angle Optimized Suspension platform. 29” wheels were the last big revolution (pun totally intended…) in the industry when it came to finding ways to take over obstacles and roll faster. The problem GT set out to overcome when they designed the 650B is that 29ers are often cumbersome and hard to maneuver on the trail. GT wanted to build a wheel that rolled over everything in its path, but still offers superior handling and braking ability, closer to what you expect out of a 26” wheel. At 27.5”, the 650B takes the best of both worlds and gives you a ride that is not only fun, but expertly imagined.
Angle Optimized Suspension
GT continues to raise the bar in suspension technology with the launch of a completely redesigned full-suspension platform. This year they’ve taken on a whole new angle when it comes to suspension. When GT sat down to design the Angle Optimized Suspension (A.O.S.), they wanted to take into account the way you, your tires, and your bike attack every obstacle in both your strenuous uphill climbs and exacting descents. They cross-referenced that with the way your wheel actually moves when you come in contact with those obstacles and discovered that when your wheel tracks in line with the angle you’re hitting the ground, you get less wheel suck and more power out of every pedal stroke.
Centered On Rider
Whether you’re an all-mountain rider, a trail rider, or a downhill rider, you have different needs. GT believe that knowing why you ride, how you ride, and where you ride, allows them to design the best possible bike. That's the C.O.R. Philosophy.
GT's tapered head tube affords the same steering response and stiffness without suffering a weight penalty.
This GT Force Expert is equipped with Shimano SLX components for smooth shifting performance with 3x10 gears. Stong, hydraulic Formula T1S disc brakes allow great breaking power on the trail while the RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air fork provides unlimited fun with its 150 mm of travel. The wide handlebar center provides maximum riding performance and the lightweight wheelset with the wide WTB ST i23 rims forgive even a muffed hard landing.
Continental Trail King ProTection provides a guarantee that acceleration forces transfer directly on the trail. To the enormous versatility also contributes the KS LEV Integra dropper post. It saves the seat adjustment before and after downhill sections.
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Fact Sheet of GT FORCE CARBON EXPERT 27,5" Mountainbike 2014
GT FORCE CARBON EXPERT 27,5" Mountainbike 2014
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FOC Ultra Carbon
approx. 13,48 Kilogram
GT Force Carbon | COR AM | 150 mm Travel Independent Drivetrain | forged Linkage | tapered, 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" IS | 12x142 mm Maxle
Fox Racing Shox Float CTD BV Adjust | 7.5"x2" Air Shock | with Rebound Adjust & Lockout