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    Cool thanks pran!
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    Small issue I noticed after my ride last night. The X-Fusion Hilo is leaking at the bottom of the stanchion (see photo). It's a small leak but after an hour or so there is fluid down the seat post almost at the wheel. Does this occur during break-in? It's not a big deal just annoying to wipe off

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    Not sure if it is normal but I can tell you that I never noticed mine doing that. Maybe shoot X Fusion a message.
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    Thanks mdg3d. Shoot, ok. I was thinking that it shouldn't leak.
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    Hey you guys are probably tired of seeing my Force up here but this was from a ride this weekend. We had some snow blow through so the upper trails were closed. I think she is looking pretty good:
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    Heck ya! I love seeing your bike! Looks like you had a nice place to ride! Nice and cool too
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    Hey guys I have a question. I'm picking a bash guard out right now. My crank setup is 42-32-24. Should I get a 36 or 34 bash? Seems like either would work since I'm keeping my 32. Maybe get a 36 in case I want to swap my existing 32 for a bigger 34/36?
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    Looking good! Looks like you are running a single ring up front, how many teeth?
    WGR73- I would definitely go with the 36T guard for the flexibility.

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    Thanks dude. That's what I think I'm gonna do!
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    If you contact X Fusion and get a response please post it here. Reading through some reviews I saw that it has happened to others. Just curious as to what they will say.

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    Will do. I found 1 thread where they talked about it, but not much beyond that. Hopefully its either and easy fix or an easy warranty return. This shouldn't happen with a new bike

    You have any links to what you saw?
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    I am sure you have seen the link from this site but I will include it anyway
    X-Fusion Shox Hilo Seatpost Adjustable Reviews
    also take a look at some of the photos and comments here:
    x fusion hilo dropper post longterm review? Ŧ Singletrack Forum
    and then this is just great reference-
    X-Fusion Hilo Service - Bikes | Cycling | Mountain Biking on Cyclist No.1

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    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojojojoaf View Post
    Hey you guys are probably tired of seeing my Force up here but this was from a ride this weekend. We had some snow blow through so the upper trails were closed. I think she is looking pretty good:
    Not at all, your force is an inspiration (to me at least) how I want mine to look.

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    My Hilo blew the top seal as described above, big ole mess, but kept working like that for several rides. Xfusion rebuilt under warranty, and the thing has been working well for a couple months.

    A little context- it squeaked like crazy from new, then blew within 3 months. Out of service for almost 2 months- xfusion waiting on parts from china- they were straight up throughout- rebuilt post is smoother up and down, no squeaks. My expectation now is that it will blow again within the next year. I'm so hooked on the tech though that I will start saving for that dropper post that lasts - the one we dream about but doesn't seem to exist yet.. Yeah, that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snodrift View Post
    My Hilo blew the top seal as described above, big ole mess, but kept working like that for several rides. Xfusion rebuilt under warranty, and the thing has been working well for a couple months.

    A little context- it squeaked like crazy from new, then blew within 3 months. Out of service for almost 2 months- xfusion waiting on parts from china- they were straight up throughout- rebuilt post is smoother up and down, no squeaks. My expectation now is that it will blow again within the next year. I'm so hooked on the tech though that I will start saving for that dropper post that lasts - the one we dream about but doesn't seem to exist yet.. Yeah, that one.
    Very interesting. Thanks for posting that. Good info
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    Quote Originally Posted by snodrift View Post
    I'm so hooked on the tech though that I will start saving for that dropper post that lasts - the one we dream about but doesn't seem to exist yet.. Yeah, that one.
    It exists. It's called the gravity dropper. If you can get over how ugly it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggyr333 View Post
    It exists. It's called the gravity dropper. If you can get over how ugly it is.
    If it was infinite adjust, I'd own it right now. On/off is a dealbreaker. Couldn't give a rip about the looks if it's durable.

    Wasn't there some new KS post (with infinite adjust) getting hyped for lasting 4 months?.... Given how much abuse the forks take on these bikes, I just don't get why we have few choices for reliable dropper posts.

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    Lets see some more pictures!
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    Hey how do you guys feel about adding a triple-clamp front fork and a coil spring to the bike to give it some more suspension? Just looking at other "All mountain" bikes and have noticed some have done that, especially the Specialized Enduro crowd and the Niner WFO crowd.
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    Shouln't but a dual crown on a bike like this. I don't think the headtube is reinforced enough to take it. Coil rear shocks are a-okay though. mine had one for a little while. Stick with the single crown forks though

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    Really? Oh ok cool. There are other single crown forks that allow just as much travel. I won't be hitting 10ft drops anytime soon. But I'd like to be aggressive as I can (I'm 6'3" 205lbs) at my body weight.


    OH and another question, what size rear shock do we have? 7.5 x 2? Can't seem to find the specs on the website
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    Yeah 7.5 x 2.

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    Sweet, thanks!
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    Got the Monarch on proper trails today.

    I left it on the MAX switch on one of the trails - and I put it on MID one the other. Felt great.


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    Man, I'm throwing around the idea of selling my force/frame and getting a sanction. I took this out on a trail where there are some fast downhills and it did great! But I think a sanction would be stronger, no? I'm a big guy and if I jump the force say 4-5ft in the air I'm not sure it can take my 205lb body. I'm 6'3". What do you guys think? If I keep it I'll need to slacken it some.

    Where do you guys buy the sanction frames? Can't find any!!!
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    Its a shame that you are 6'3" I have a Medium frame for sale, its the same size as the Nomad large frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck View Post
    Its a shame that you are 6'3" I have a Medium frame for sale, its the same size as the Nomad large frame.
    No way really? I'll look at the dimensions. How much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wgr73 View Post
    Man, I'm throwing around the idea of selling my force/frame and getting a sanction. I took this out on a trail where there are some fast downhills and it did great! But I think a sanction would be stronger, no? I'm a big guy and if I jump the force say 4-5ft in the air I'm not sure it can take my 205lb body. I'm 6'3". What do you guys think? If I keep it I'll need to slacken it some.

    Where do you guys buy the sanction frames? Can't find any!!!


    Honestly the force can handle it, I am 6'2" and 210 or so and have been jumping it without issue. But a lot of it has to do with how you land. If your smooth when you jump and drop the frame can take it.

    If you ride rough and land flat and harsh I'm sure that will stress it more. But don't think just cause your 200+ it cant be done.

    I've been to highland mtn a few times without issue, and I'm not going huge or anything but still hitting jumps and some smaller drops.

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    The Sanction isn't much stronger than the force, just has more gravity oriented geometry. I would also like to switch my force for a sanction eventually if I get the chance. (if anyone wants to trade a sanction for my 2009 XL force frame, lemme know .

    There are sanction frames on ebay, for like 900 clams or so. more than i have to spend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by On3_kn0WN View Post
    Honestly the force can handle it, I am 6'2" and 210 or so and have been jumping it without issue. But a lot of it has to do with how you land. If your smooth when you jump and drop the frame can take it.

    If you ride rough and land flat and harsh I'm sure that will stress it more. But don't think just cause your 200+ it cant be done.

    I've been to highland mtn a few times without issue, and I'm not going huge or anything but still hitting jumps and some smaller drops.

    Makes sense. Ya I'll want to land softer if possible. All depends on the spot I ride. Mostly just fast down the trails

    Quote Originally Posted by Buggyr333 View Post
    The Sanction isn't much stronger than the force, just has more gravity oriented geometry. I would also like to switch my force for a sanction eventually if I get the chance. (if anyone wants to trade a sanction for my 2009 XL force frame, lemme know .

    There are sanction frames on ebay, for like 900 clams or so. more than i have to spend.
    Gotcha, thanks. Ya I like the gravity geo. Fits the category perfect. If I can setup my geometry that way on the force then that'd work too!
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    The force and the sanction from my understanding had a different alloy to make it stronger and of course heavier and the head tube has gussets on the sanction.

    wgr73 if you decide that will fit you shoot me a pm, if we work out a deal then I will have to give mtbr my buck to list the frame for about 30 seconds.....its only fair haha

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    So I went for an 8 mile ride yesterday, very technical. The bike performed flawlessly. After adding 785mm bars and Ergon Gs1 grips it was a monster!

    I lowered my tire pressure to about 33-35psi and it felt really good there! Had a lot of fun yesterday, I want to do that ride again soon. I'm loving this bike more and more!
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    finally have my force in a position that i can be proud of.
    2009 GT force 3.0 XL frame
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    ect.

    Heavy, like 34lbs
    ~67.5 HTA with the offset bushings (works with my xl frame, have heard mixed reports of working with other sizes)

    I use it for AM, XC, and light freeride when i'm on trails that doesnt warrant me using my ruckus.

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    Guys, I have a question... switched up my reverb cable routing because the cable was being bent into weird angles and the housing was getting permanent wrinkles on 'em. And it was beginning to annoy me that the cable would brush my legs once in a while.



    With the seat down the cable doesn't hit anything, with the seat up the cable is touching the shock. No problems when I tried pushing the shock down though (both seat up and down)... you guys might see something I don't though.. whatchatink?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prancisfena View Post
    Guys, I have a question... switched up my reverb cable routing because the cable was being bent into weird angles and the housing was getting permanent wrinkles on 'em. And it was beginning to annoy me that the cable would brush my legs once in a while.

    ...

    With the seat down the cable doesn't hit anything, with the seat up the cable is touching the shock. No problems when I tried pushing the shock down though (both seat up and down)... you guys might see something I don't though.. whatchatink?
    In my opinion, the stanchions should never have any contact besides your travel o-ring and bushings. If the cable is indeed touching the shock stanchions I would re-think the routing.

    I have my dropper cable kind of twisted with my rear brake cable (I have my rear brake running on the top-tube), and it works out for me.

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    Checked it out yesterday and it wasn't touching - the cable was hitting the swingarm though. My riding buddies convinced me to be a big boy and cut the cables already. I was too afraid that I'll do something wrong with the remote that's why i've been putting off the hose cutting. haha. Time to MTFU i guess

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    Buggyr333- What was your original HTA? 69°? Your bike looks sick!

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    I never measured it really. My measurements are based solely on the assumption that it was 69 degrees stock. Offset bushings slack it by 1 degree, so about 68 with those. 160mm fork has a 10mm taller A/C height which should slack it out by ~0.5 degrees, so that's 67.5 degrees.

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    Got back from a ride today and was missing my crank arm fixing bolt. A search for a Shimano FC-M552 fixing bolt doesn't turn up much. Does anyone know if the Shimano FC-M582 LX Crank Arm Fixing Bolt is compatible? Or if any others would work?

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    Not sure about the bolt question, but cool looking pic!

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    Thanks! I ended up ordering the Shimano FC-M582 from a dealer on ebay who told me it would fit. As soon as it arrives I will post the result.

    The bolt for the FC-M582 fit.
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    I have an Avalanche 2.0 all modded up which I absolutely love and i'm fascinated with, I love hardtails. However i've always loved the looks of the force and always said if i'd ever swap to a FS it'd be either a Force, Sanction or a Spesh Enduro.
    I have the oportunity to buy a 2011 frame from a friend at a great price, he spray painted it white like Da Athertonīs Force LE. I love the way it looks, however itīs a size "S". I currenty ride an Avalanche size "M". I'm 1,77m tall (about 5'11") and I love my avalanche although I always thought about a smaller ad longer frame for better standover clearance. According to GT's geometry the top tube is about 1cm shorter... Will this be much of a difference? Is it worth it? I think iīm gonna go with it but iīd like to hear some input since for what I've heard Force frames are big for the size.

    This is my Avalanche (all of the components would go to the force):



    And this is the Force frame i'd buy;






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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    I have an Avalanche 2.0 all modded up which I absolutely love and i'm fascinated with, I love hardtails. However i've always loved the looks of the force and always said if i'd ever swap to a FS it'd be either a Force, Sanction or a Spesh Enduro.
    I have the oportunity to buy a 2011 frame from a friend at a great price, he spray painted it white like Da Athertonīs Force LE. I love the way it looks, however itīs a size "S". I currenty ride an Avalanche size "M". I'm 1,77m tall (about 5'11") and I love my avalanche although I always thought about a smaller ad longer frame for better standover clearance. According to GT's geometry the top tube is about 1cm shorter... Will this be much of a difference? Is it worth it? I think iīm gonna go with it but iīd like to hear some input since for what I've heard Force frames are big for the size.
    Don't choose for a too-small frame... you'll have to find your breathing room with a long stem and setback seatpost, and you'll ruin the ride! For 1m77, I would definately go for a Medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by two-one View Post
    Don't choose for a too-small frame... you'll have to find your breathing room with a long stem and setback seatpost, and you'll ruin the ride! For 1m77, I would definately go for a Medium.
    I'd agree with the medium suggestion. I too am 5'11" but I ride a large with a 50mm stem and I like the fit.
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    I got an XL Sanction hoping it might fit...but at 6'0, I just dunno.The standover seems OK...but the top tube length is about an inch longer than I usually use.I'm hoping a 50mm stem and my big sweep alt bar will work.Might put a 120mm 29er fork and a 29er tire on there and create a 96er. I didn't know how heavy the frame is though!! But 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 or give it to my cuz as a present.
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    One question, once i buy the frame, since itīs a tapered head tube and I have a pike 1-1/8 fork, what is exactly the part i need to buy? I mean which headset? Any reducing headset will fit? Any tips on which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    One question, once i buy the frame, since itīs a tapered head tube and I have a pike 1-1/8 fork, what is exactly the part i need to buy? I mean which headset? Any reducing headset will fit? Any tips on which one?
    Might want to throw the company an e-mail first but...

    2 0 Degree EC44 - ZS49 - Tapered Headtube Reducer e g Old Giant Glory

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    Hello,

    First time for me here and wanted to say hi and post a question.

    I have a 2009 GT Carbon Force Expert (bought brand new from on-line store in 2011). The online store charged me $99 for a "genius build" which will activate warranties. So far they have been great and re-imbursed me with some issue early on.

    Fast forward to Jan 2013, I found a section of missing carbon from the seat stay (about 1" x 0.5") rubbed off from where the brake cable passes through. Brake cable also rubbed off but not leaking. This is the first time I saw this when I was servicing the idrive. I reckon about 1-3mm of carbon has been rubbed off but cannot see any holes through the frame. I am surprised there is that much carbon material in that area.

    Do you think this will compromise the integrity of the bike? Do you think I have a claim with GT since this is how I got it from the autorized dealer/factory?

    I've attached pictures too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juancho142 View Post
    One question, once i buy the frame, since itīs a tapered head tube and I have a pike 1-1/8 fork, what is exactly the part i need to buy? I mean which headset? Any reducing headset will fit? Any tips on which one?
    not sure exactly what you need...but these people might have something.
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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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    Itīll take 160 just fine, new forces come with 150mm and you can add 20-30mm of extra fork to that.
    Wonīt 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 Forceīs?
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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 Forceīs?
    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.
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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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    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 Forceīs?
    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 10:01 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"
    Just keep pedaling, don't stop pedaling.

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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.
    Still loving my GT's!! find me on the "GT Bike Group" page on FB. I hardly ever hang out in here anymore.

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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.
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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
    Reverb post
    Easton haven bars
    Shimano saint brakes
    Mavic crossmax ST wheels





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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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    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 !!!

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    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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    Nice looking bike there g man




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