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    What BB does the Force use? Is it a 73mm? 90mm? Press fit?

    I'm not really familiar with BB tech, terms and standards.

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    Hey did you ever figure out a good way to run this? I bought a Reverb Stealth on ebay... trying to figure out the best way to run it. I've been thinking of running it between the I-Link pivots as the gap in there stays pretty consistent. Though I've actually contemplated drilling a hole in the frame, but I'm afraid a crack might develop and I wont be able to warranty it.

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    Hey guys-
    First one that thinks of a creative way to route the hydro cable of a Rock Shox Reverb Stealth through the opening of the bottom of the seat tube on a Sanction or Force gets a cookie! The opening is there and should be easy, the tricky part is where to run the hose from the handlebar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyandhisBike View Post
    Hey did you ever figure out a good way to run this? I bought a Reverb Stealth on ebay... trying to figure out the best way to run it. I've been thinking of running it between the I-Link pivots as the gap in there stays pretty consistent. Though I've actually contemplated drilling a hole in the frame, but I'm afraid a crack might develop and I wont be able to warranty it.
    No. Never figured it out. Looks like the cable may pinch somewhere. It'd be a slick setup though. I switched to 1x10 though so I'm eyeballing a regular reverb and running the cable down where the front der cable went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Chop! View Post
    No. Never figured it out. Looks like the cable may pinch somewhere. It'd be a slick setup though. I switched to 1x10 though so I'm eyeballing a regular reverb and running the cable down where the front der cable went.
    Well I finally was able to route mine and I did it similar to the front derailure cable.

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    Took a ride with it today and it was great! I do need to trim the hose a bit more though.

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    out of curiosity (mainly because I really want to run a DHX coil) is it possible to use offset bushings and then install a 200mm shock on my Force?

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    juancho142- Is that Lyrik 160 or 170?

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    more pics:





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    It's 160mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by herb1234 View Post
    Bummer am getting over a crash myself, having a week off and not being able to ride sucks.

    The only issue I had with my force setup like that was that you had the bike setup to hit stuff hard and fast but after 6 months riding it like a DH bike I was losing my trust in the frame and it had started to have the death rattle after the 6 hour DH/endure race I did on it.
    Where as the sanction I have now just keeps on going and with its current setup there isn't that much of a weight penalty over the force.
    Is your Sanction setup standard or short-shocked like your Force?

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    Question for anyone who has upgraded their wheelsets, Is the max size hub for the Force 135mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdg3d View Post
    Question for anyone who has upgraded their wheelsets, Is the max size hub for the Force 135mm?
    I upgraded to Stan's Flow EX, without modifying the rear dropouts, a 9mmx135mm is the only size that will fit. if you move to the Sanction rear dropouts, you can upgrade to a 12mm TA, but I'm not sure on width, I would be curious about that as well, as I'm looking to move to them at some point anyway and will need to order a new axle kit.

    PS - the Flow EX wheel set is very nice, mine are on Stan's 3.30 hubs and they are a bit wider and lighter than the TD24s I had stock.

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    Thanks, great information.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    I upgraded my garbage Alex TD24 wheels with Atomlab Standard 36 spoke with Atomlab Pimplite hubs. They weigh 1043 grams but are well worth it with my riding.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oatmeal View Post
    I upgraded my garbage Alex TD24 wheels with Atomlab Standard 36 spoke with Atomlab Pimplite hubs. They weigh 1043 grams but are well worth it with my riding.

    Were you able to use the Force dropouts? From what I am reading those hubs use a 10mm TA.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Yes. I just shaved off a little bit to make them work because I folded the front because I ride like the second pic.



    Before my riser bars... I'll never run flat bars again :-/

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Is there a guard that I could buy that would stop any mud and dirt from my bottom bracket area? I saw a guy on a GT Sanction on the trails with a clear plexi glass setup on his down tube that was wide on the bottom to cover the BB. I have searched and searched without any luck... It looked like it was made just for the bike. I'm tired of doing this below to clean everything.

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    Have you tried the O-Rings and the method mentioned in post #421? Seems like both of those would help.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    No. He came back in and said it worked but only delayed cleaning... I want something that will resolve the problem and not extend the clean time.

    Thanks for the offer about that but I have read every page in this thread.

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    Just trying to help. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to wade through all the posts.

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    Bookmarking this thread. I'm just about to pull the trigger on a used white Sanction frame with a DHX 4.0 rear and a star decal up front. So this could be an '09 or '10 model (not sure on this).

    http://cdn.sulitstatic.com/images/20...0ea60c4493.jpg

    Does anyone know if this model year is drastically different than a 2013? Also, what's the seat tube length for an S or XS size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    Bookmarking this thread. I'm just about to pull the trigger on a used white Sanction frame with a DHX 4.0 rear and a star decal up front. So this could be an '09 or '10 model (not sure on this).

    http://cdn.sulitstatic.com/images/20...0ea60c4493.jpg

    Does anyone know if this model year is drastically different than a 2013? Also, what's the seat tube length for an S or XS size?

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    I think that's a 2009 model. It's Raw Alu if I remember correctly, not white.

    There aren't any Sanction 2013 models. They last produced it 2012 - I think. The Force LE is the 'new sanction'. Not sure how different the frame is.

    If you're not happy with the DHX 4, let me know, I'm selling my Monarch plus RC3. It used to be on my GT. Worked REALLY, REALLY well with the iDrive system.

    I'm from Manila btw (i think you know that already). PM me if you're interested in the shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    Bookmarking this thread. I'm just about to pull the trigger on a used white Sanction frame with a DHX 4.0 rear and a star decal up front. So this could be an '09 or '10 model (not sure on this).

    http://cdn.sulitstatic.com/images/20...0ea60c4493.jpg

    Does anyone know if this model year is drastically different than a 2013? Also, what's the seat tube length for an S or XS size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    I think that's a 2009 model. It's Raw Alu if I remember correctly, not white.

    There aren't any Sanction 2013 models. They last produced it 2012 - I think. The Force LE is the 'new sanction'. Not sure how different the frame is.

    If you're not happy with the DHX 4, let me know, I'm selling my Monarch plus RC3. It used to be on my GT. Worked REALLY, REALLY well with the iDrive system.

    I'm from Manila btw (i think you know that already). PM me if you're interested in the shock.
    Not so much Raw as a Matt Painted Silver, still looks good
    Here is mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post
    Bookmarking this thread. I'm just about to pull the trigger on a used white Sanction frame with a DHX 4.0 rear and a star decal up front. So this could be an '09 or '10 model (not sure on this).

    http://cdn.sulitstatic.com/images/20...0ea60c4493.jpg

    Does anyone know if this model year is drastically different than a 2013? Also, what's the seat tube length for an S or XS size?

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    That's an '09. My buddy has the same bike with a different build. You'll love it. That one looks like it has a great build on it.

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    Spotted this on the GT website today

    The New GT



    I'm excited to see what they've done to update their design and what it will be called.

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    Hello Guys! I'm new to these parts. I immediately apologize for my English, I write through google translated =)
    I have a GT Force 2011, which satisfies me more and more every day. I have a question for you: Has anyone mounted a head set angleset on this frame?
    If the answer is yes, could you help me by telling me which brand and model you have installed?

    Thank you all in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyandhisBike View Post
    Spotted this on the GT website today

    The New GT



    I'm excited to see what they've done to update their design and what it will be called.
    Can't wait to see it! I predict a Sanction/Force LE like bike in carbon with 650b wheels and different/better geo. Hopefully they'll offer it in a more reasonably priced alloy frameset as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by StumpyandhisBike View Post
    Spotted this on the GT website today

    The New GT



    I'm excited to see what they've done to update their design and what it will be called.
    Looking forward of learning more about this bike too.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    Looking forward of learning more about this bike too.
    Needs new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Chop! View Post
    Can't wait to see it! I predict a Sanction/Force LE like bike in carbon with 650b wheels and different/better geo. Hopefully they'll offer it in a more reasonably priced alloy frameset as well..
    You guys think they'll move away from the iDrive? Some guys on a local forums are convinced they are. Any evidence to suggest this? I'm convinced otherwise - I think they will, and should stick with the iDrive. Love that susp system. But I, like y'all, wanna know the design and layout for this.

    June 18th seems so far away HAHAHA

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    New saddle! Bought 2 wtb silverados for 25usd each new!







    I also bought a black one but im thinking on sticking with the white oine:


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    The 18th can't come any sooner

    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    You guys think they'll move away from the iDrive? Some guys on a local forums are convinced they are. Any evidence to suggest this? I'm convinced otherwise - I think they will, and should stick with the iDrive. Love that susp system. But I, like y'all, wanna know the design and layout for this.

    June 18th seems so far away HAHAHA
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    I'm really hoping the new suspension system is an evolution of the Independent Drive system instead of the RTS technological regression.

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread



    The new Fury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verbl Kint View Post


    The new Fury.

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    That is the burliest looking Sanction/Force I have ever seen!
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_d View Post
    That is the burliest looking Sanction/Force I have ever seen!
    That's because it'sa Fury

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdg3d View Post
    Just trying to help. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to wade through all the posts.
    I appreciate it man! I wish people would post their mods and DIY for everything on their bikes.

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    I currently own a 2010 GT force and been forced to upgrade my stock Mag32 fork 150mm fork due to it starting to have issues. I'm considering going with 150mm or even 160mm I'm just trying to get some feedback before I drop the money on it. First question is, is there any down side in going with a +10 or +20mm on the forks? I have the stock Fox rear shock which I think has 150mm travel sooner or later will upgrade too but one thing at a time I suppose. I do alot of trail ride some downhill and also jumps and minor drop 4-5 ft but always looking for more baby steps I guess.

    Considering Fox 32 Float or Talas any suggestions on any other forks that I should be looking at that can take a hit. Considered Rockshox but I hear more good things about Fox.

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Considering what you ride, you should at least get Fox 34's, with 36 being ideal. Just stay away from the 2013 CTD's, get the 2014's when possible.

    Durolux's have been getting good reviews and are cheap.

    Marz 55's are also an option.

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    Ill check out the Durolux and I've considered Marz 55 I'm just not sure how they will hold up compared to Fox.. Any input on travel 150mm, 160? Is more actually better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lestergt View Post
    Ill check out the Durolux and I've considered Marz 55 I'm just not sure how they will hold up compared to Fox.. Any input on travel 150mm, 160? Is more actually better?
    I have a 2012 Force 3.0 that came with a 150mm RS Sektor. I actually didn't have much in the way of complaints, fork worked great. I'm just a bigger dude and occasionally do some lift serviced DH so I wanted something beefier front and back. I upgraded the fork to a slightly older RS Domain 318 160mm and a 20mm axle. Again, no complaints, very solid fork and simple to work on from what I hear.

    On the back end, I got rid of the stock X Fusion O2 RL and tracked down a Fox DHX 5.0 coil and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petriedav View Post
    That's because it'sa Fury
    Sorry my sarcasm is hard to show on the Internet.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Sooner or later I will be getting a upgraded rear shock too but I'm limited to 6inch of travel so whatever I do in the front needs to be based on that 6inch rear Im considering 20mm axle I hear good things about the stiffness if I were to do that I would have to upgrade by wheel hub to a 20mm.

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    FOX 36 Float R Open Bath 160mm Fork is a possiblity not tooo many adjustments but to be honest I'm not a fan of them I like to set it and haul a**

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    Has anyone found an online source for sanction dropouts? my LBS isn't getting back to me after 3 calls/visits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpecialK View Post
    Has anyone found an online source for sanction dropouts? my LBS isn't getting back to me after 3 calls/visits.
    I don't think there are any online. Performance never would follow through for me so I did a dealer look up on GT and went to another shop that doesn't even stock GTs. I would recommend doing the same and the shop will need to actually call GT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSpecialK View Post
    Has anyone found an online source for sanction dropouts? my LBS isn't getting back to me after 3 calls/visits.
    Where are you located? And which specific dropout do you need? T.A. 135mm or 142mm?

    I have a T.A. 135mm that is getting no love.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    T.A. means through axle? If so, do you have both? How much? Thanks.

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    I love my Force and my high bottom brackett but this still hurts...



    Fresh Product: 2014 GT Sensor and Force 27.5 | Flow Mountain Bike

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    The new bikes are gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    T.A. means through axle? If so, do you have both? How much? Thanks.
    I paid $110 but I can let it go for $90 if you are local.
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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    Got any pics?

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