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The Force Unleashed - GT Force 27.5 Custom Build 2

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Frame: GT Force. Misc.: 2018 GT Force Elite
Rear Shock: X-Fusion H3C Coil
Fork: FOX 34 Float 160 FIT CTD
Headset: Other First
Handlebar: Other Giant Connect SL
Stem: Race Face
Grips: ODI
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Shifters: Shimano XTR M9100 12-Speed. Misc.: switch to 11 speed mode
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8120
Chainguide: MRP
Cranks: Shimano XT M8000
Chainrings / Sprocket: Fouriers . Misc.: 34T
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT MT800
Chain: KMC . Misc.: 11 Speed
Cassette / Rear Cog: Other Sunrace CSMX8 11-46. Misc.: 11 Speed
Pedals: Shimano Saint PD-MX80
Front Tire: Maxxis
Rear Tire: Schwalbe
Saddle: WTB
Seatpost: X-Fusion Manic 125mm
General Info
Model Year: 2018
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 34 lb 3.5 oz (15520 g)
Additional Info: Mountain bike technologies have evolved surprisingly rapidly in the past TEN years. Still remember 27.5" wheel size popped up back in 2013/2014 and shortly replaced the 26" one, which has dominated mountain bikes wheel size in the past few decades, in just one or two years, and now 29er becomes the mainstream tho. Moreover, like fork stanchion diameters, rear suspension standards, gears, freehub bodies and hub widths have become much more diverse than ever. A while ago, I was planning to get a new frame to replace my a little bit too small 2014 Scott Genius, and ended up getting this 27.5 GT Force frame from my lbs. Since lots of component specs altered years by years, and I was tired of pursuing new specs every year, I was going to reuse almost every components from my old Genius to build my bike. However, this GT frame came with boost wheel design, some annoying problems happened due to the non-boost to boost conversion. But maybe the Force was with me while building the Force, the build was successfully done eventually.😆

Vital MTB member Gary_Deü Gary_Deü 12/1/2020 10:43 PM

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