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    GT's new 08 range

    I just found this
    http://thisjustin.bicycling.com/2007...rides-on-.html
    and think the new GT 08 Force might be just the thing for me
    Ive currently got a I Drive 5 2.0 and have found that a brilliant off the shelf bike for the dollars. Ive done a few upgrades, but even in standard trim it is an excellent trail bike.
    Cant wait to get some more info on the 08 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBernie
    I just found this
    http://thisjustin.bicycling.com/2007...rides-on-.html
    and think the new GT 08 Force might be just the thing for me
    Ive currently got a I Drive 5 2.0 and have found that a brilliant off the shelf bike for the dollars. Ive done a few upgrades, but even in standard trim it is an excellent trail bike.
    Cant wait to get some more info on the 08 range.
    Here's a picture of Hans Rey putting the Force through the wringer.
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    i dont like that thing they do with the hardtails, they seat stay and the top tube meat. imo it looks cheap. and they're road bikes are very poopy and flexy
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    2008 GT Force

    Quote Originally Posted by AussieBernie
    I just found this
    http://thisjustin.bicycling.com/2007...rides-on-.html
    and think the new GT 08 Force might be just the thing for me
    Ive currently got a I Drive 5 2.0 and have found that a brilliant off the shelf bike for the dollars. Ive done a few upgrades, but even in standard trim it is an excellent trail bike.
    Cant wait to get some more info on the 08 range.
    The crew at GT put me on an early prototype about 6 months ago. These are pics when I finished building it. 30lbs. 7oz. 6" travel and kills it on the climbs. I am waiting for the Maxle drop-outs they make as I have a maxle rear wheel waiting. Ive been dying to post this bike since I got it but I was asked to keep it on the DL till it was official. Not sure if they made anychanges since this version, I hope not cuz this one is perfect
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    That is a nice looking ride. Describe how it rides will ya? Good on rocks, high and low speed, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjohn
    The crew at GT put me on an early prototype about 6 months ago. These are pics when I finished building it. 30lbs. 7oz. 6" travel and kills it on the climbs. I am waiting for the Maxle drop-outs they make as I have a maxle rear wheel waiting. Ive been dying to post this bike since I got it but I was asked to keep it on the DL till it was official. Not sure if they made anychanges since this version, I hope not cuz this one is perfect
    ooooooooooo old xtr so pretty
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhhubb
    That is a nice looking ride. Describe how it rides will ya? Good on rocks, high and low speed, etc.
    I was ridding a Nomad for a while before this bike and the first thing I notice other than the weight was that I can climb. This bike goes up rocky rough trails realy well.
    69 head angle is good for all my local trails but when it gets step and fast, a few angles slacker would be ideal. I think they will make two versions, one for more XC stuff and one for more freeride. It only feels like a 6" bike when the trail gets rough, otherwise feels like a 5" XC bike when ripping single track, climbing or stomping fire roads.
    I was told that the RP23 that is on there has no propedal when its open setting. I have used the propedal#2 setting on a few long fire road climbs and its a cool feature but not completely needed.
    I guess Idrive has come along way, when I first saw it I didnt even realize it was one of those. Looks pretty basic actaully

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    Oooo! I like the looks of that bike. I also have the ID 5 2.0 and love it. But man I like the looks of this one. Hmmmmm!

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    like that fatory proto look!
    Unpainted. Why not make it available?

    Also like the hidroforming tubes - Main frame and swingarm near the shock mount!

    Do you have weight for that bike?
    Prices?

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    I like this new GT lineup, the TripleT hardtails looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjohn
    The crew at GT put me on an early prototype about 6 months ago. These are pics when I finished building it. 30lbs. 7oz. 6" travel and kills it on the climbs. I am waiting for the Maxle drop-outs they make as I have a maxle rear wheel waiting. Ive been dying to post this bike since I got it but I was asked to keep it on the DL till it was official. Not sure if they made anychanges since this version, I hope not cuz this one is perfect
    Any Idea how GT are going to spec the new Force?
    I would love to know

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    This is the only news that warrants my first post ever! Woo! Those are sweet looking bikes. I'm going to have to check those out when they're available. If they spec it like the IDrive 1.0 I'll be happy.

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    Ok, dont know if anyone have seen this, but here are some specs on the Force 1.0.

    You may notice that there are alot of other specs for the 2008 range as well.

    http://www.bike007.cz/celoodpruzena-...orce-1.0-2008/

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    that does look pretty sick... not too sure if i like the isolated bb idea though... but to each his own... XD

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    I've always wondered, how do the pedals/cranks feel given their attachment to the rear suspension. Most fs bikes have the BB isolated from the rear suspension. Can you feel more of the trail in your feet with this design?

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