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2013 GT Force 3.0 Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
2013 GT Force 3.0 Bike bike - GT FORCE 3.0
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “Christmas Wish List: GT Force 3.0”

    The Good: Price, components, shred-ablility, fun-ness?

    The Bad: Not amazing pedal efficiancy

    Overall Review:

    I demoed this bike at Canyon's resort, Utah. I actually first used it to downhill.  It was fine going down hard blues and blacks. My friend was on a more expensive downhill bike, and I was beating him down and getting bigger air.  The only time I had a slight problem was when I went off of a big drop, but hey! This bike wasn't made for that.  Then I took it all-mountain riding.  Again, it was super fun downhill, it was great uphill until I hit this really steep scree field, and the forks don't completely lock out, so I could really feel my pedal efficiany failing.

    “Incredible trail bike”

    The Good: Bike has great trail geometry, good components for the price, and rides amazing

    The Bad: A little squeaky, but nothing a little grease and some time won't fix, some what complicated suspension linkage

    Overall Review:

    This bike has awesome trail geometry, is pretty light for its size/purpose, has good components for the price. I pretty much listed everything in the pros/cons. This is  a much better bike then the older Kona Coiler i was riding before and is much lighter.

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Model Year 2013
    Riding Type Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    XS, S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size XS S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 21.7 22.2 23.0 23.6 24.8
    Head Tube Angle 69° 69° 69° 69° 69°
    Head Tube Length 3.9 3.9 4.3 5.1 5.9
    Seat Tube Angle 72.9° 72.9° 72.9° 72.9° 72.8°
    Seat Tube Length 17.1 17.4 18.4 19.0 20.0
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7 13.7
    Chainstay Length 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0
    Wheelbase 42.1 42.7 43.5 44.2 45.4
    Standover 27.6 27.7 28.3 28.8 29.6
    Frame Material Monocoque/Hydroformed AM Metal (TT/DT,ST)
    Rear Travel 150mm
    Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox Float CTD SV, 7.5"x2" Air Shock, with Rebound Adjust and Lockout
    Fork RockShox Sektor R Coil, 15 x 100mm Maxle, with Rebound Adjust, Tapered Alloy Steerer
    Fork Travel 150mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"
    Headset FSA Gravity DL, 1.5" External Lower Cup, 1-1/8" Zerostack Upper Cup
    Handlebar Crankbrothers Cobalt 1 Riser, 720mm Width, 15mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Stem Easton EA50, 1-1/8" Threadless, 8° Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
    Grips GT Wings with Waffle Lock-on
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1, with 180mm Rotors
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Shifters Shimano Deore, SL-M590-10, Rapid Fire
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, FD-M590-10, 3x11-Speed
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore Shadow,RD-M593-SGS
    ISCG Tabs
    Cranks Shimano Deore, FC-M590-10, 3x10-Speed
    Chainrings 42/32/24 Tooth
    Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore
    Pedals N/A
    Chain KMC X10
    Cassette Shimano CS-HG62-10, 10-Speed, 11-36 Tooth
    Rims Alex TD24, 32 Hole
    Hubs All Terra Alloy Disc Thru Axle Front, All Terra Alloy Cassette with Quick Release Rear
    Spokes 14g Stainless
    Tires Maxxis Ardent, 26"x2.25", Folding Bead
    Saddle WTB Volt Sport
    Seatpost All Terra 6061
    Seat Post Diameter
    Seatpost Clamp All Terra Alloy
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
    Colors White


    Price $2450.00
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    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry