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    New question here. 2008 Force derailleur hanger, where online?..

    Hi guys, after 4 years of use my derailleur hanger finally gave its all.

    Im trying to find out where to order it online, checked derailleurhanger.com, but they only stock them for 2009-2011.

    I foune them in a german site for 28euros,

    GT Rear Derailleur Hanger 142, 27,99 €

    but im trying to find it somewhere nearer due delivery times. Does any one knows where to find them?
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    Hey Cesalec, Well for one, I wouldnt order from that site unless your bike is a singlespeed. The items on the pictures dont have a derrailleur hanger on them. I know it says items may differ from picture but would you take the risk? I wouldnt. The removable dropouts ontheseframes dont have brake caliper mounts on the derrailleur side. Just be carefull when u order. I think the 2009 and others are the same as yours. Mine is a 2008 too and Im pretty sure the design didnt change on the newer models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zarr View Post
    I got an XL Sanction hoping it might fit... I got it for a hundred bucks shipped brand new, so it's worth a shot I guess. If it doesn't work out...I'll sell it...
    Let me know first! I'll buy it for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt jorgito View Post
    Hey Cesalec, Well for one, I wouldnt order from that site unless your bike is a singlespeed. The items on the pictures dont have a derrailleur hanger on them. I know it says items may differ from picture but would you take the risk? I wouldnt. The removable dropouts ontheseframes dont have brake caliper mounts on the derrailleur side. Just be carefull when u order. I think the 2009 and others are the same as yours. Mine is a 2008 too and Im pretty sure the design didnt change on the newer models.
    Hi,
    I posted the wrong link, I mean this link I posted is the left side hanger, but they do offer also the right side hanger. And it is cheaper than in derailleurhanger.com =)
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    Guys I would like to change the fork on my 2008 GT force, (it came with a marzocchi xc600 ATA2), I want to go at least for 150mm, or 160mm although I dont know if the Force is capable of standing abuse with a 160mm fork.

    What forks in this range are you riding, and what are your experiences?
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    It´ll take 160 just fine, new forces come with 150mm and you can add 20-30mm of extra fork to that.
    Won´t be so pedal-friendly though.

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    Just got this little guy in the mail:



    It is a Christmas gift for my brother's 2011 GT Force 3.0, and if all goes well I will be purchasing one for my Force as well.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Do you guys know if it is possible to get decals for a white force?

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    thanks juancho142! Perhaps a talas, or some u turn with 160 would be ideal to climb and to ride down (once extended).

    Anyone else riding 150 or 160 mm forks on their Force´s?
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    have you had any frame durability issues by riding a 160mm fork??
    what kind of riding do you do, hard?

    thinking on getting a 160mm for my 2008 GT Force, but I am weary as if the frame can take it... or should I stick to 150?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cesalec View Post
    thanks juancho142! Perhaps a talas, or some u turn with 160 would be ideal to climb and to ride down (once extended).

    Anyone else riding 150 or 160 mm forks on their Force´s?
    I've got a 2012 Force 3.0, it came specced with a 150mm Sektor R, no complaints. I've got a 150mm Revelation to slap on there once I get time to tinker.


    Question for everyone: does anyone know what size Fox mounting hardware I would need for said 2012 Force 3.0? I'm putting a Van R on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpecialK View Post
    I've got a 2012 Force 3.0, it came specced with a 150mm Sektor R, no complaints. I've got a 150mm Revelation to slap on there once I get time to tinker.


    Question for everyone: does anyone know what size Fox mounting hardware I would need for said 2012 Force 3.0? I'm putting a Van R on it.
    you can check it here:

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    2013 GT Force LE Enduro

    This is a new, unused, 2013 GT Force LE Enduro up for sale. MSRP: $5500. This is a great deal for a sweet bike. Make me an offer.

    2013 GT Force LE Enduro NEW, UNUSED - Pinkbike
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepneo View Post
    This is a new, unused, 2013 GT Force LE Enduro up for sale. MSRP: $5500. This is a great deal for a sweet bike. Make me an offer.

    2013 GT Force LE Enduro - All you need. And then some. - Pinkbike
    Reason for selling it?

    (Not really interested, just curious).

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    I broke my 2010 GT Sanction frame mid December. After some back & forth with GT and the dealer, they warrantied the Sanction with the Enduro. During the time GT took to get me the Enduro, I decided it was time for a change, and went with a deal on a new Knolly Chilcotin frame, which i'm now building up custom. That new Enduro looks damn sweet though, making it tough to resist taking it out on the trail. Hoping to sell it to offset the cost of the Chilcotin Project.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread-image.jpgGT Sanction and Force reference thread-image.jpg

    Many thanks to gt jorgito for his idea of putting orings on the suspension pivots to help keep the pivots clean. The orings I used were labeled R-28. Their dimensions are : .210 cross section, internal diameter 1.475. You need to kind of pre-load the oring on the outer part of the pivot then flip it into place once it is assembled. I love my force but its pretty needy in the pivot maintenance department so I hope this helps. I'll report after a few months. Maybe I can change my custom user title. Sorry about the sideways pics, I haven't figured out how to fix that on my iPad, and my computer's down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
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    Many thanks to gtjorgito for his idea of putting orings on the suspension pivots to help keep the pivots clean. The orings I used were labeled R-28. Their dimensions are : .210 cross section, internal diameter 1.475. You need to kind of pre-load the oring on the outer part of the pivot then flip it into place once it is assembled. I love my force but its pretty needy in the pivot maintenance department so I hope this helps. I'll report after a few months. Maybe I can change my custom user title. Sorry about the sideways pics, I haven't figured out how to fix that on my iPad, and my computer's down.
    Big Thanks from me too.This is gonna be very useful.
    Where can I find the O-rings?
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    ^^^^ Any decent hardware store or auto parts house should have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    Just got this little guy in the mail:



    It is a Christmas gift for my brother's 2011 GT Force 3.0, and if all goes well I will be purchasing one for my Force as well.
    How much info did you have to provide? Was "200X GT Force with a Fox DHX " enough or did he need dimensions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cesalec View Post
    Anyone else riding 150 or 160 mm forks on their Force´s?
    I'll ride a Marzocchi 44 ata (140mm) when I finally assemble all the parts of the build (my frame is a Force from 2008 also). However, the final idea is to use a 150/160mm fork with talas/ata/uturn likish system, maybe later in the year
    Last edited by KMKAR; 01-31-2013 at 09:01 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    How much info did you have to provide? Was "200X GT Force with a Fox DHX " enough or did he need dimensions?
    This is what I wrote him/her:

    "Dear proshox,

    Fox Float R on 2011 GT Force 3.0

    Bushing #1
    -40mm mount pin width
    -8mm Hole Diameter
    -maximum offset
    -DU bushing

    Bushing #2
    -21.80mm mount pin width
    -8mm Hole Diameter
    -maximum offset
    -DU bushing

    - bryan_d46"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    Just got this little guy in the mail:



    It is a Christmas gift for my brother's 2011 GT Force 3.0, and if all goes well I will be purchasing one for my Force as well.
    What exactly do they do? Slacken the Head Tube Angle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    What exactly do they do? Slacken the Head Tube Angle?
    + Drop Bottom Bracket
    + Slacken Headtube Angle

    - Increase chainstay length

    +/- increase wheelbase

    Basically allows the bicycle to sit further in its arc of travel.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    This is what I wrote him/her:

    "Dear proshox,

    Fox Float R on 2011 GT Force 3.0

    Bushing #1
    -40mm mount pin width
    -8mm Hole Diameter
    -maximum offset
    -DU bushing

    Bushing #2
    -21.80mm mount pin width
    -8mm Hole Diameter
    -maximum offset
    -DU bushing

    - bryan_d46"
    Thanks, I just got the smaller one for now, I'll see what that does to the head angle, and decide if I need more.
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    Good job with the o-rings natz. Mine have been working very well. Its time to get new ones since Im gonna do a clean up on it. I also noticed that when I powder coated the rear wheel stays, they have been pretty quiet as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    Thanks, I just got the smaller one for now, I'll see what that does to the head angle, and decide if I need more.
    That's actually a good move, Tyler McCaul actually does the same thing for his carbon force.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    First and foremost, this thread is awesome! Seems like everyone here is very helpful. I am just getting back into riding after being out over 10 years and shopping for bikes now. I really think I want to buy a GT Force 3.0 since I grew up on GT/Dyno BMX bikes. I trust the brand and never experienced any problems with them. Just wondering if you had to redo it all over if you would still buy the GT Force over other comparable bikes?

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    If I had to buy at retail, I probably would go with a different suspension platform. Something a bit more active and squishy, but the value I got on this bike was awesome, and it works quite well. I am more than happy with it, and it could really become better still with some upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Golden View Post
    First and foremost, this thread is awesome! Seems like everyone here is very helpful. I am just getting back into riding after being out over 10 years and shopping for bikes now. I really think I want to buy a GT Force 3.0 since I grew up on GT/Dyno BMX bikes. I trust the brand and never experienced any problems with them. Just wondering if you had to redo it all over if you would still buy the GT Force over other comparable bikes?
    Maybe save up for the 2.0, you may want better components soon,but depending on how hard you want to ride, the Force is a great platform at any component level. I love my Force and it continues to challenge me and exceed my capabilities. i enjoy tweaking the bike to meet my needs. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Golden View Post
    First and foremost, this thread is awesome! Seems like everyone here is very helpful. I am just getting back into riding after being out over 10 years and shopping for bikes now. I really think I want to buy a GT Force 3.0 since I grew up on GT/Dyno BMX bikes. I trust the brand and never experienced any problems with them. Just wondering if you had to redo it all over if you would still buy the GT Force over other comparable bikes?
    If I could do everything over again I would have gone with the Sanction or Distortion, because I only climb for the downs and the Force is really smack dab in the middle of things. But with the changes I've made to the Force I can't help but love it.

    If you can afford the 2.0 or 1.0 do it, because upgrading can get a little crazy.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    If I could do everything over again I would have gone with the Sanction or Distortion, because I only climb for the downs and the Force is really smack dab in the middle of things. But with the changes I've made to the Force I can't help but love it.

    If you can afford the 2.0 or 1.0 do it, because upgrading can get a little crazy.
    I feel you, here in Florida I think a Sanction would be overkill (weight wise), but i sometimes might want a little more head angle on the steep stuff. But srsly it's a helluva bike.
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    o-rings.

    I was following this thread about shock leaks,and learned about new "quad" buna seals.Here's a description:
    486212 1/8X7/8X1-1/8 QUAD O-RING #212
    Post #25 in this thread talks about them.
    Huge amount of air loss in Rock Shox Monarch shock

    Maybe this info might help for sealing the pivots...and helping those who want to improve their shocks as well.
    Just need to find the correct size(s) needed. If and when somebody does,chime in and let us know the sizes and buying info.
    ...hope this helps.
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    Appreciate all the help guys! If I could afford the 2.0 or 1.0 I would buy one. Unfortunately, I cannot. Think I will have fun upgrading the 3.0. Thanks again.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    GT Sanction and Force reference thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1360470313.821716.jpg
    My Sanction got a bit of a update for this year for racing in the big mountain enduro series this year.
    Updates are:
    Lyrik coil fork
    Full XO drive train except XX cassette
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    Shimano saint brakes
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    I have my 2012 Force 2.0 up on ebay right now if you are interested. Not sure how much the 3.0 was that you were looking at. Either way enjoy!

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    I'm bout to put my 2009 XL Sanction 3.0 frame up there too,soon.(minus shock)
    ...Not sure what to ask for it though.I paid a hundred bucks for it,but I don't plan to ask that little for it...just because I catted a killer deal.
    But it won't be that much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdg3d View Post
    I have my 2012 Force 2.0 up on ebay right now if you are interested. Not sure how much the 3.0 was that you were looking at. Either way enjoy!
    do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdg3d View Post
    I have my 2012 Force 2.0 up on ebay right now if you are interested. Not sure how much the 3.0 was that you were looking at. Either way enjoy!
    ok i think i see it. is it the white w/ red?

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    Yes 2012 Force 2.0 size large. White w/red.

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    Was wondering what size frame I need. Chart shows I should go with an xl frame being I'm 6'1". But if I were 6' I should go with a large frame. Since I'm more use to a bmx frame from growing up on one, could or should I go with the large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Golden View Post
    Was wondering what size frame I need. Chart shows I should go with an xl frame being I'm 6'1". But if I were 6' I should go with a large frame. Since I'm more use to a bmx frame from growing up on one, could or should I go with the large.
    If you're on the cusp of frame sizes, I would really try to ride both bikes to see, or at least one or the other. I know that's not always easy, but messing with stems and offset seat posts to bandaid a poor fit isn't any fun.
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    Me too

    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    If I could do everything over again I would have gone with the Sanction or Distortion, because I only climb for the downs and the Force is really smack dab in the middle of things. But with the changes I've made to the Force I can't help but love it.

    If you can afford the 2.0 or 1.0 do it, because upgrading can get a little crazy.
    I love my Force, wish it had slacker lines - found a way to get the workscomponents angleset headset but they cost a bit much locally.

    Would've gone with the Sanction even if it was heavier than the Force. The Distortion looks good and seems more all around (a friend owns one) though. Still, wish I could have gone with the Sanction, the geo just seems more to my liking.

    Time to save up for a new headset I guess? haha

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Golden View Post
    Was wondering what size frame I need. Chart shows I should go with an xl frame being I'm 6'1". But if I were 6' I should go with a large frame. Since I'm more use to a bmx frame from growing up on one, could or should I go with the large.
    I am 6'2" and went large and can barely stand over it comfortably. I'd go large dude, unless your torso is disproportionately small and your arm span and leg length are really long. The large feels big to me, and I would describe my build is average... but ride one at least!

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    I'm 6'1" and I rock a medium. It's the same size as the nomads large and ibis mojo larges and a few others. I would vote just a large cause these babies run a bit large.


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    I'm 6'1" and my large with a 50mm stem and 760mm bars fits perfect.

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    I stand at 5'10" and went with the Large but I run a 35mm stem with a 760mm high rise bar to get things feeling playful. I know the medium is my right size but I also knew that I liked the handling of uber short stems especially when things start pointing waaaaaay down; I like to ride drops that pretty much go vertical and my setup gives me confidence. With the medium, the reach would have been too cramped to climb with a short stem.

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    No shops near me keep gt in stock. Will def have to travel to find out what works best for me. Thanks for the help.

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    Heya guys, new to the forum, love the Thread lots of info and great bikes !!!

    GT Sanction and Force reference thread-bike-porn-001.jpg

    Have a few mods so far, FOX DOSS dropper, 2013 Saints and XTR Trail rims, love my bike !!!

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Nice looking bike there g man


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Nice looking bike there g man




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