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2013 GT Force 3.0 Bike (discontinued)

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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.


Product GT Force 3.0 Bike
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
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
Wheel Size 26"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 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
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
Seatpost Diameter
Seatpost Clamp All Terra Alloy
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors White
Weight N/A
Price $2,450
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