GT announced several new bikes this week and the most interesting of them are the 27.5 Carbon all mountain Force (150mm travel) and the Sensor (130mm of travel). We got an up close look at both of these bikes and even spent time on the Force on several runs down the best Deer Valley runs. Our initial ride impression is that the Force is a highly capable 6-inch trail bike that, while a tad heavy, pedals uphill fine and rips on the downhills. We are happy to see the iconic bike brand back in the game.
In this video, Global Brand Manager for GT, Chris Hopwood, gives us some detailed info about both the Sensor and the Force.
We hope to get one of the Force’s in for a full review soon. For more information, read the official information from GT below.
From the Manufacturer
GT Bicycles Redefines the Ride with the 2014 Sensor and Force.
GT Bicycles unveiled the next generation of GT full suspension mountain bikes this weekend in Park City, Utah. The GT fleet has been completely reworked with two new models for 2014: the all-around capable Force for All-Mountain riding and the Sensor for the aggressive Trail rider. Equipped with a new suspension system, Angle Optimized Suspension (AOS), and 27.5″ (650B) wheels, the Force and Sensor have unparalleled pedaling efficiency, responsive handling, and powerful rollover.
The creation of the 2014 GT line started with a focus on the rider-the new GT Centered on Rider (C.O.R.) attitude. Bikes are created with a specific rider in mind, centering on the relationship between the rider and his bike in order to create the best possible ride.
“At GT, we know that no two riders are the same. Everyone has their own unique personality and style of riding,” said Tim Inall, GT Global General Manager. “That’s why, this year, we’re here to redefine the ride. GT’s new C.O.R. approach means that we build bikes to specifically fit the needs of the rider, whether he or she is looking to race the clock in a DH race or attack singletrack on a trail ride.”
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