Written by Jack
If you are looking for a bike that guarantees a plush ride, the GT Force Sport is perfect for you.
GT has always been a popular brand all over the world and makes some rather attractive bikes.
Our first impression was a positive one. The bike is light, nimble, and great for gravity riding.
The medium size frame is good for people a max height of 1.73 (top tube length 600 mm). The size small would work well for more aggressive riders, and for beginners, we recommend a large to give a more secure feeling on technical descents.
The components of this model are entry level, but they made for a good set up.
The GT Force Sport is a good fit for those who want to earn their turns, thanks to the 66.7 degree head tube angle. While climbing It had a bit of a chainless feeling, as if the bike was doing some work for me. The Rockshox Monarch R lockout provided a great pedaling platform for climbing.
I found the BB height to be reasonable, but I would prefer shorter cranks on teh bike.
The seatpost had some disappointing factors, with only 100mm of travel and inaccurate stopping points.
Downhill, the GT Force was super fun and the overall ride characteristics give a generally soft feeling. I would have preferred a 30mm stem, but it is an all-mountain bike after all!
Overall I was satisfied with the GT Force Sport. You can demo one for yourself at the NOVO BIKE.
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+ Angle Optimized Suspension
+ Rockshox Yari Boost & Monarch R Suspension
+ Shimano Deore Derailleur and Shifter
+ Raceface Chester Cockpit
Sizes:S, M, L, XL
Frame:6069 Hydroformed Aluminum Frame, 150mm Travel AOS Suspension System, 1 1/8"-1 1/2" Integrated Head Tube, and 12x142mm Maxle Dropouts
Fork: RockShox Yari RC Boost, 160mm Travel, 15mm QR dropout, Coil Spring w/ Air Assist
Rear Shock: RockShox Monarch R Air Shock, w/ Rebound Adjust & Lockout
Chain: KMC X10
Crankset Chainwheel: 15
Crank: Race Face Ride 30T
Crank Option 1: Race Face Ride 30T
Bottom Bracket: Race Face
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore Shadow Plus, SGS
Shifters: Shimano Deore, Rapid Fire, Right Side Only
Cog Set: Sunrace CSMS3, 10-Speed, 11-42T
Rims: WTB STP i29, Tubeless Compatible, 32H
Tires: Schwalbe Magic Mary Bikepark 27.5"x2.35" (F&R)
Hubs: (F) All Terra Alloy Centerlock Disc, Sealed Bearing, 15x110mm Thru Axle, (R) Shimano Deore Centerlock Disc, 12x142 Thru Axle
Brake: Shimano Deore M615 203/180mm Centerlock Rotor
Brake Levers: Shimano Deore
Handlebar: Race Face Chester, 20mm Rise, 780mm Width
Stem: Race Face Chester, 40mm Length
Grips: GT Statement Double Lock-on Grips
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Saddle: WTB Silverado Sport
Seat Post: All Terra 2-bolt, 34.9x400mm
Seat Clamp: All Terra Alloy QR, 38.1mm