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The new GT has arrived. Just days after the launch of the updated Fury and dual Atherton Racing wins at the Fort William World Cup, the brand is releasing two completely redesigned all-mountain and trail bikes - the 150mm Force and 130mm Sensor.
Gone are the high bottom brackets and short top tubes of old, in is more modern geometry, 650B wheels, a roomy cockpit, short stems, and wider bars. Boosh!
GT's new bikes have been in development for over two and half years. During that time, they took a long hard look at their suspension design, bringing linkage mastermind Peter Denk into the picture. The redesigned rides use a new Angle Optimized Independent Drivetrain Suspension system (AOS), which maintains the high pivot point while making the rear end lighter and stiffer. The overall effect is a stiffer, more responsive bike with better pedaling characteristics and limited chain growth.
They key to AOS is the Path Link, which connects the shock mount to the chain stays with the bottom bracket in-between. Similar to the previous I-Drive design, the bottom bracket is removed from the front triangle.
Keep an eye on www.gtbicycles.com for complete specs, prices, and more details.