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GT Force Elite 27.5" Mountain Bike 2019 - Enduro Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

Developed for riders that seek out big hits and big thrills. The all-new force is built for the steep and deep.

The Force is a 150mm travel, 27.5" All Mountain bike that is made for good times on rowdy terrain. Whether you’re getting down and dirty on a high alpine ride, racing your local enduro or pushing the limits of what you think is possible at the bikepark, this is a Force to reckon with.

Key Features:
  • LTS provides improved breaking performance, bump absorption and increased traction.
  • Groove Tube routes the cables externally for easy upkeep, and out of the way of rock strikes and shuttle pads, while preserving a fast looking, sleek profile on your bike.
  • Flip chip tunability allows the rider to adjust their raditude based on terrain and riding style.
  • Industry standard Boost 148 rear spacing
  • Coil or air shock compatible
  • LockR Pivots

Specification

Frame:All New Force Alloy, 150mm rear wheel travel, alloy front and rear frame, Boost 148 rear spacing, ISCG05 mounts, LockR pivots, Metric Trunnion shock mounts, coil shock compatible
Fork:RockShox Yari RC, 160mm, Charger Damper, DebonAir, 15x110mm, tapered steerer
Rear Shock:RockShox Super Deluxe R, Coil, 185x55mm, metric trunnion
Headset:FSA NO.42, angular contact bearings
Stem:Race Face Chester, 6061 Alloy, 35mm clamp, 40mm
Bars:Race Face Chester Alloy Riser, 35mm clamp, 20mm rise, 8° sweep, 5° rise, 780mm
Front Brake:Tektro Slate T4 hydro disc, 203mm
Rear Brake:Tektro Slate T4 hydro disc, 180mm
Brake Lever:Tektro Slate 4 hydro disc
Rear Mech:SRAM NX Eagle
Shifters:SRAM NX Eagle with Matchmaker
Speed:12
Rims:WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, 32h, tubeless ready
Front Hub:All Terra Alloy Disc 15x110
Rear Hub:All Terra Alloy Disc 12x148
Spokes:Stainless Steel, 14g
Front Tyre:Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance 27.5 x 2.35" Addix Speed Grip compound, tubeless ready
Rear Tyre:Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance 27.5 x 2.35" Addix Speed Grip compound, tubeless ready
Seat Post:X-Fusion dropper, 1x lever, internal routing, 31.6mm, 125mm (XS-M) 150mm (L-XL)
Chainset:Truvativ Descendant 6K, Dub, 32T
Bottom Bracket:SRAM DUB, 73mm BSA
Chain:SRAM Eagle 12spd
Cassette:SRAM PG1230 Eagle 11-50t

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Force Sizing

Force Sizing

Frame Size

Recommended Height

Size

Feet and Inches

Centimetres

Small

5’ 2 - 5’ 6”

158 – 168cm

Medium

5’ 6 - 5’ 10”

168 – 178cm

Large

5’ 10” - 6’ 2”

178 – 188cm

X Large

6’ 2” - 6’ 5”

188 – 196cm

Read our bike size guide for more information on sizing.

 

Force Geometry

Size

XS (Low)

XS (High)

S (Low)

S (High)

M (Low)

M (High)

L (Low)

L (High)

XL (Low)

XL (High)

Seat Tube Length

392

392

400

400

430

430

480

480

520

520

Horizontal Top Tube Length

543

541.46

568

566.46

595

593.27

621

620.09

648

646.9

Stand over height

733

733

740.4

740.4

75.3

750.3

760.2

760.2

795.1

795.1

Head Angle

65

65.5

65

65.5

65

65.5

65

65.5

65

65.5

Seat Angle

75.5

76

75.5

76

75.5

76

75.5

76

75.5

76

Chain Stay Length

435

432.4

435

432.4

435

434.4

435

434.4

435

434.4

Head Tube Length

102

102

102

102

110

110

118

118

126

126

Bottom Bracket Height

339

345.3

339

345.3

339

345.3

339

345.3

339

345.3

Fork Offset (Rake)

44

44

44

44

44

44

44

44

44

44

Wheel Base

1139

1137.28

1164

1162.28

1192

1190.60

1221

1218.91

1249

1247.23

BB Drop

20

13.7

20

13.7

20

13.7

20

13.7

20

13.7

FC

705

705

730

730

758

758

787

787

815

815

Stack to HT

591

587.41

591

587.41

599

594.68

606

601.97

613

609.25

Reach to HT

390

395

415

420

440

445

465

470

490

495

Read our Mountain Bike Geometry Explained guide for more information on MTB geometry.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen.
A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
MTB Groupsets

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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