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It's the 4th of July which means there's no better time to show off the bike of a true patriot. Celebrate our independence with Kyle Strait and his GT Force X Expert enduro bike (or as he calls it, "mountain bike").

Build details
GT Force X Expert, Size Large
160mm rear travel via RockShox Monarch Plus
160mm front travel via RockShox Pike
Novatec Diablo 27.5 wheels
Kenda Honey Badger DH Pro (prototype)
Kenda Nevegal X 2.35
Truvativ Boobar, 780mm wide with 30mm rise
Truvativ stem, 60mm
Sensus Swayze Lock-on Grips
SRAM Guide RSC Brakes
SRAM XX1 1x11 drivetrain with 34t front ring (currently using a X01 rear derailleur)
Prototype HT clipless pedals that we can't talk about yet.
RockShox Reverb post
SDG Circuit Saddle

Credit: Dave Smutok
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7 comments
  • Lex_Rouzee

    5/14/2015 2:13 PM

    Hey, nice ride, what size monarch plus did you fit to get 160mm at the rear?

  • kameraguy

    7/5/2014 8:04 AM

    When something has "Expert" in the name, I get suspicious...

  • Mediaslave

    7/4/2014 11:39 AM

    Such a hot bike. Hotter than Hansel for sure.

  • sreschke

    7/7/2014 9:18 AM

    And he's so hot right now.

  • Logic

    7/4/2014 11:38 AM

    Those pedals look a little vague for traction.

  • prestondh

    7/4/2014 8:29 PM

    i was just wondering why the pedals were censored. maybe they dont support the same views as vital? lol

  • chyu

    7/6/2014 7:13 AM

    coz they are considered as porn in japan.