GT Force review

Force to be reckoned with on sweeping descents

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £2,199.00 RRP | USD $2,499.00
GT Force

Our review

Big tyres and suspension make it surefooted, but steering is wayward
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GT’s long travel I (Independent) Drive gets beefed up with a tapered head tube and new bearing system to create an impressively stiff frame considering its complexity.

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By joining the two frame halves high up it takes square-edged hits well as long as you’re off the power. The mainframe and subframe linked transmission also gives a consistent, high traction connection to the ground.

There’s plenty of ground and tyre clearance too, so there’s little that’ll stop it going up or down in a straight line. Its weight and morale-sapping soft chain feel will crush all but the strongest riders very quickly if you hurry it though.

The 2.4in Ardent tyres and wide and low flat bar give it an impressively surefooted feel through sweeping corners. The titanium-railed saddle seems an odd use of resources, but the 15mm axle Sektor TK fork copes fine and the remote control height adjust seat post stops the curved seat tube being an issue.

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Head angle is steep for a 150mm travel bike, which reduces technical terrain confidence. The long, flexy stem adds serious trip up potential if you turn it hard.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Force 2.0 (11)
Brand GT

Available Sizes M L XL L M S S S S S S M L XL XL XS XS XS XS XS XS S M L XL XS S M L XL
Seat Angle 73
Front Wheel Alex TD24 rim, GT hub, 15mm
Tyres Maxxis Ardent, 2.4in
Wheelbase (in) 43.5
Top Tube (in) 23
Standover Height (in) 28.3
Seat Tube (in) 18.4
Chainstays (in) 17
Bottom Bracket Height (in) 13.7
Weight (lb) 31.43
Weight (kg) 14.26
Stem GT All-Terra 3D, forged
Shifters SRAM X7
Seatpost X Fusion Hilo hydraulic w/remote
Saddle WTB Devo Comp
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Rear Shock Fox Float RL, 150mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
Headset Type FSA Orbit X 1 1/8in-1.5in taper
Head Angle 69
Handlebar GT All-Terra fl at bar, 700mm
Grips/Tape GT Lock Down
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Frame Material 6061 aluminium, I-Drive suspension
Fork RockShox Sektor TK Solo air, tapered alloy steerer, 15mm Maxle, 150mm
Cranks SRAM S1400 Non-Series, 39/26T
Chain Shimano HG74
Cassette Shimano HG8110 11-36, 10spd
Brakes Avid Elixir 5, 185mm rotors
Rear Wheel Alex TD24 rim, GT hub