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    edit- Sold. Thanks.

    I have a set of offset bushings from ProShox for a Force or Sanction for a Rock Shox shock if anyone is interested in trying them out. I bought them for my Force 2.0 and never installed them and have since bought a Force LE and am happy with the head angle. Message me and I will cut you a deal.
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    anyone selling or know where i can get my hands on a force swingarm?

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    GT Force with all offset bashings and angleset

    Hi everybody
    I see some people asking if offset bushings and angleset fork on GT Force
    I have both
    Angleset is from Workcomponents
    As You can see the bike is really different now from the stock
    Its way better now when You go down
    Only i have to change my 140 mm revelation to smth 150 or 160 as i feel the front is too low now
    Most probaly i take 150 mm revelation. I look at Forces with 160 mm forks and they look.....strange or awkward? like old school bikes with MZ Monster

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    test

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    Got any pics?
    Hey man,

    My brother and I found out that the his XTR wheel-set is convertible so it's going to him. Sorry man.

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    Hey guys,

    Just picked up a 2010 Sanction 1.0 Frame off eBay. Was looking for something a bit more pedal friendly than my Diablo 2.0. This may be a silly question, but I'm having a hard time finding the info. What BB do I get? Any recommendations? Can I use the RaceFace Evolve DH crankset I already have on my Diablo 2.0, or will I also need a new crankset as well?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Gurvits View Post
    Hey guys,

    Just picked up a 2010 Sanction 1.0 Frame off eBay. Was looking for something a bit more pedal friendly than my Diablo 2.0. This may be a silly question, but I'm having a hard time finding the info. What BB do I get? Any recommendations? Can I use the RaceFace Evolve DH crankset I already have on my Diablo 2.0, or will I also need a new crankset as well?

    Thanks in advance!
    I'm FAR from an expert here, but I know the sanction is pretty similar to the force (which I have) and mine came stock with a shimano hallowtech II BB. I installed a SRAM XX1 set and installed a GXP BB with it, both work fine. beyond that, I'm not much help.

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    Thanks for your reply MrSpecialK!

    I was wondering what size (mm) the BB was, but think I may have figured it out. The Diablo 2.0 has 83mm BB. The Sanction has a 68mm. In order for me to use the RaceFace Evolve DH crankset I have on the Diablo, I needed to buy the Raceface 83mm to 68mm Retrokit. It has spacers that I can use in order to create the correct chainline.

    Hope someone will chime in if I'm wrong.

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    Did a 1x10 (32T Renthal sprocket) on my 2012 GT Force 3.0.



    Less stuff on the bars


    Also got a new Rockshox Monarch for the rear.



    New seat a while ago.



    Next is new Shamino ZEE brakes and it will be the way I want it.

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    Guys I just got this frame:



    Now I can't wait to build it! But i'm on a tigt budget so I'm planning to swap all the parts from this avalanche frame:



    Only thing i'd need is a shock. However apparently there's a lack of 7.5x2.0 shocks out there and the ones I've seen are not cheap. I'm looking for a budget shock, just to build it, at least for now, don't care if coil or air. Any of you guys have a spare?

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    Of course I could remove the shock from my other force but I want to build both of them.


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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    Guys I just got this frame:



    Now I can't wait to build it! But i'm on a tigt budget so I'm planning to swap all the parts from this avalanche frame:



    Only thing i'd need is a shock. However apparently there's a lack of 7.5x2.0 shocks out there and the ones I've seen are not cheap. I'm looking for a budget shock, just to build it, at least for now, don't care if coil or air. Any of you guys have a spare?
    Theres a local guy by me selling one, fox float r $100. Let me know and I can contact him. Or I have a xfusion o2 PVA for $130

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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Anyone selling or know where I can get a force/sanction rear swingarm? Any color. Thanks!

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread



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    Have you tried contacting GT? I would like to know if they have them available and how much they charge for a replacement.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Yes, by the german importer. But i'm still waiting for an answer. The frame is only 20 months ols, it should be replaced under warranty..... I hope...

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    Did you hit something or case a jump. Or was it the result of normal riding?

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    Usually I do not do jumps with this frame is mounted AM aggressive, but no jump if not some little drop of 40 cm. I never noticed anything, only when I removed the cranks to replace a bearing bottom bracket I noticed a small crack. Looking good then I noticed that almost made ​​the rounds around the chainstay shortly after welding. The only thing I do is spend a little strong in the paths with rock, but not as a rock garden. I'm sorry for my English but I am standing on google.

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    No worries, I understand you just fine. All good to know. I also just emailed GT to ask about getting a replacement. If I hear back I will let you know what they said.

    Just got this response from GT:
    "This is something that your local dealer can help you with. We would ask that your dealer contact our warranty/tech department for potential availability and replacement. Our tech center will help with availability and price on replacement.

    Thank you and have a great day"
    Not much help I am afraid.
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    Well thank you! I hope that I do know something soon. Why could soon set up a Nomad frame.

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    Today I also saw the new price list for 2014 GT. The Carbon Force base (expert?), It costs a lot of money. Prices range from 4999. - In 7599. - (Sfr) Euro 4040 - Euro 6140, 3468GBP - 5270GBP.

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    Hi, I just saw these on ebay, these were from an electric wheelchair. However these are Fox ProPedal Vanilla R shocks! And apparently the measures are 7.5in. long. Any ideas if they'll fit??

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    Will they fit my force frame???

    Thanks guys.

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    Might need different mounting hardware, but I don't see why they wouldn't.

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    Quick question;
    I dont see why it would not work/fit but please if you know it won't let me know.
    I have a 2007 idrive 5 (with the new link not the flimsy thin piece of metal) and I want to put a newer force swingarm on it, it will work/bolt up right? everything looks exactly the same. I found a deal on one and want to know before i drop money on it. the swingarm is from a 2011

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    sweet! then im going to get it thanks!

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    are the carbon force swingarms pretty stout? or should I go for alum?

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    I have seen a couple of 2010 carbon gt force rear swing arms floating around on ebay and was wondering if anyone has tried putting them on there aluminum force? Also anyone know if the 2010 swing arms are the same as the 2011s?

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    Someone asked earlier but didn't get an answer............


    Has anyone mounted a 7.875x2.0 (200x51mm) shock with offset bushings? Any issues encountered?

    If not, can anyone give me any reasons why it would be a bad idea?

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    yes I l I did, I still have to create an axis passing through the diameter from 6mm so you can use a bushing decentralized 3mm.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    front axle

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Voilà

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    Did you only make a 6mm bolt for the front mounting point? If so, how much offset do you get on the rear with the standard 8mm bolt?

    Did you find any problems with using the bigger shock?
    Did you have to compress it when bolting it in?

    How much clearance is there between your seat tube and the back end of the shock? I just checked mine and in standard form there is only about 5mm gap between the seat tube and shock.

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    6mm front axle - 3mm offset
    8mm normal axle - 2 mm offset
    0.5 mm of clearance measured with a feeler gauge . I've never heard impacts with the tube . this one is very close . it would take a 6mm shaft to the rear .
    no problem with 200x57 . 171mm to the wheel. only problem is the high bottom bracket and head tube angle closed. in more than 21 mm of travel are all in extension and in compression, then starts to depreciate before. the ride is excellent provided you have a shock with high compression and maximum braking in the extension.

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    Hey guys, haven't been on here in a while but I thought I'd let you know that Price Point has a great sale on the FSA 36 x 45 headset bearing. The Forces that have the pivot design like my '08 use this bearing for the suspension pivots. They use 4. I don't ride the bike much these days but couldn't pass up the deal.
    FSA Headset Bearing MR054 36x45 degree | FSA | Brand | www.PricePoint.com
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    great find! looks like these are at least good through the 2013 model year, correct?

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    GT Sanction and Force reference thread

    Dogbone bushings were totally shot.

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    GT dealer (excellent customer service, btw: atownbikes.net) called GT for pricing, felt the cost was over the top: $70 for the set! and instead pointed me to buying them from igus. Picked up three sets for around $25. The dogbone runs two bushings per end. Light tap with rubber mallet / wood drift to seat the new ones. About a 10 minute job, no more clacking...

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    I greased these- looked like the originals were installed dry (like my pivot bearings were). We'll see how they hold up.

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    Great find Snodrift. I looked into Igus a few years ago looking for LTS bushings. Those bushings are actually meant to be dry, believe it or not. The material they are made of are supposed to have some kind of internally embedded lube. I don't think greasing them hurts them, plus it quiets your Force a bit more. I also lube mine since our bikes are bit noisy. Needless to say, they never contacted me on those LTS bushings I was looking for.
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    Re: GT Sanction and Force reference thread

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    Dogbone bushings were totally shot.


    GT dealer (excellent customer service, btw: atownbikes.net) called GT for pricing, felt the cost was over the top: $70 for the set! and instead pointed me to buying them from igus. Picked up three sets for around $25. .
    Right on man! I've been to atown a couple times, the owner and staff were friendly and very helpful too, most shops I go to are a hit and miss(roseville).
    I'm going to have to stop by atown this week.

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    Ok, today I built up the carbon frame:







    My 2 babies:






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    Anyone ever setup a stealth adjustable seatpost on an '09 (or similar MY) GT Force carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngt View Post
    Anyone ever setup a stealth adjustable seatpost on an '09 (or similar MY) GT Force carbon?
    I guess you could try "fishing" the cable through the inner routing with a spoke. I had to do that with the FD routing.

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    Does anyone know the dimensions for the dogbone bushings for a sanction? I can tell mine are shot and am going to order some new ones from IGUS, but don't know the size I need! Thanks!
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    Hey all. I've recently picked up an ex-hire 2013 Force 2.0, and am planning to get it powdercoated as the paint work is looking a bit shabby (and also because I don't really like the new GT 'Wings' graphics - looks like it's been scribbled by a 2-year-old :-))

    Just wondering if anyone knows where I might source some older (traditional!) GT Force decals from?

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    Have you looked on ebay yet? Not sure what logos you are after but there are a bunch there.

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    Yeah, all I can see is the standard GT logos, which will do bits of it, but can't see any Force-specific decals. Used to be able to get EVERYTHING on ebay :-)

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    Noticed that all the online dealers are starting to blowout 2013 GTs
    Is there a frameset that is more desirable than the other? In terms of performance and or reliability?
    I am considering either the force or distortion as featured in the "hot deals" sections of this site
    I know MSRP really doesn't represent true out the door pricing but are these new season-end pricing really as good as they appear?

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