GT Force and Sensor – 27.5 Carbon All Mountain/Trail Bikes

27.5 All Mountain Trail Enduro

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.”

Continue reading for more details.

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • Bigfoot jr says:

    Speced with triple cranks in 2014?…wow…nice bikes otherwise

  • Nathan Anderson says:

    This is just what GT Force needed. I have a 2010 Force Carbon Pro I have been riding it for the last three years. I really started looking for a 275 for my next bike a couple of weeks ago. I think I found it! The issues on the old force that I would of fixed have been addressed. One being the head angle going to be 67.2. The old angle was a cross country angle on a all mountain bike. The other issue, I always feel high riding the bike. The new set up brings you back into the bike, helping for a stabler ride and better control on the downhill. Last was the new wheel size. I have rolled on a 29er and a 26er. The new wheel size is going to be perfect. I forgot to mention the new wheels are tubless. If you shred like I do, you know what a perk this is. Can’t wait to ride one and see if it is everything I dreamed it to be. Has anyone rode one up in deear valley yet? What did you think of the ride? Does anyone know when the will be going on sale?

  • Michael h says:

    Any clue what the cost of the sensor model will be?

  • Damo off The Rails MTB says:

    make mine a force carbon …..

  • Damo off The Rails MTB says:

    btw I’ve gone to the website for us in australia…and clicked on all-mountain…and I get this –> There are no products matching the selection.
    please fix this ….

  • CH says:

    Just picked up one of the early deliveries of these (Force Carbon Pro). Single best thing I have done for my riding in a long time. Gone from a Sanction 1 which i loved. Begs to be dropped into corners, rails like nothing I have ridden, unlike the reviewers I have noticed a much better rollover than the 26″ rims, the super tall 2.4s help. The wider bars caught me out through a narrow gap on the first ride and I ejected over the bars. The finish is also easily messed up, mine looks decidedly secondhand after about 3hrs of riding. The cockpit just feels so much better and more natural than my Sanction. Lets hope the Carbon frame holds up nicely. The stealth dropper is also very good!

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