#TheNewGT: Introducing the 2014 Force and Sensor 650B 31

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.

Shown here in the Team edition, the 150mm Force slots perfectly into the all-mountain segment.

At 130mm of travel, the GT Sensor aims to tackle the trail market and is Hans Rey's go to ride.

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!

Dan Atherton on the 2014 GT Force

Angle Optimized Suspension

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.

Force Geometry Updates

Sensor Geometry Updates

2014 GT Force Models

Force TEAM and Force PRO

2014 GT Sensor Models

From left to right, the Sensor TEAM, Sensor PRO, and SensorAL PRO.

Keep an eye on www.gtbicycles.com for complete specs, prices, and more details.

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31 comments
  • kev.1n

    6/15/2013 3:07 PM

    sweet jesus I hope they make an updated distortion

  • Acadian

    6/15/2013 2:48 PM

    What is the BB standard on the Force? can you run a chain guide?

  • JMHV

    6/16/2013 7:41 PM

    Triples and no chain guide are the hot new thing. Bikes do look really good though.

  • thinkdrastic

    6/17/2013 1:53 AM

    Dan's running a chain guide of some sort in the video. Top half only though I think?

  • syngltrkmnd

    6/15/2013 2:35 PM

    Those look sharp! Big improvements over last year's product.

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