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    Quote Originally Posted by ak57 View Post
    That is looking really good! Now you just need to get it dirty. What'd you do with your original fork?
    Thank you!
    I bought a new frame without shock and searched for discounted new parts. After a while I had everything needed. The DT Swiss was a heavily discounted offer that I couldn't miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    As the Sensor is a fairly new and not so common rig of GT stable, I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread with as many Sensors as we could collect. Frames, complete bikes, stock or upgraded, 26ers or 29ers.

    So all Sensor owners are welcome to post their horses.

    Let me start with mine. Still not built after almost 3 months due to multiple reasons and hope to finish it soon, but anyway here's the beginning:

    -2010 Sensor 1.0 frame, medium size
    -DT Swiss XMC130 carbon fork
    -RockShox Monarch 4.2 tune B shock
    -Stan's Crest / Superstar Evo hubs / Samip spokes / Superstar titanium-carbon QR skewers
    -Cane Creek IS headset
    -eXotic carbon 80mm stem
    -FSA 250 31.6 / 350mm seatpost
    -Vader 666 saddle
    -Shimano SLX 175mm crankset

    and still waiting in boxes:
    -Avid Juicy Ultimate brakes with 203 / 185 rotors
    -Easton Monkeylite XC CNT hi-rise 40mm carbon bars
    -Shimano SLX rear derailleur
    -Shimano XT front derailleur
    -Shimano XT gear shifters
    -Shimano XT 11-34 9-speed cogs
    -SRAM 991 chain
    -Kenda Nevegal tires with Michelin C4 latex tubes
    -Clarks lock-on grips
    Your bike is probably what we poor people dream about . Beautiful bike and color sir!

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    Here is my 2011 Sensor 9r Pro - I have since added Answer Carbon Pro Taper bars, SLK seatpost, woodman deathgrip clamp, black flag pro wheels, esi grips and maxxis ikon tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGP495 View Post
    Your bike is probably what we poor people dream about . Beautiful bike and color sir!
    Many thanks!
    It's my dream bike too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by txF5 View Post
    Here is my 2011 Sensor 9r Pro - I have since added Answer Carbon Pro Taper bars, SLK seatpost, woodman deathgrip clamp, black flag pro wheels, esi grips and maxxis ikon tires
    Great bike and awesome color. This lime green color on the bike is the definition of pure fun!
    The white gear and brake outer cables were originally fitted;

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    Just weighted the Sensor. 12.38kg with pedals, and as the Xpedo flats weigh 240g that makes the bike weigh 12.14kg without them (about 26.74lb).
    Very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txF5 View Post
    Here is my 2011 Sensor 9r Pro - I have since added Answer Carbon Pro Taper bars, SLK seatpost, woodman deathgrip clamp, black flag pro wheels, esi grips and maxxis ikon tires
    The 2011 Pro is a sweet build. My 2010 model didn't come in Expert and Pro, and kind of straddles the builds between the two. I've got the Fox fork like the Pro, but low-end LX/SLX 3x9 drivetrain instead of the 2x10 XT of the Pro. So of course, what did I just order from Performance? 2x10 XT crankset. I used the Performance Points I had from buying the bike, so it's like free stuff!

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    thanks, I am loving it so far. the wheels makes it handle even better. going to put on a X0 crankset this fall to drop some weight and change the gearing.
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    How do you guys like the sensor? I just got my Force 3.0 and I found out Nashbar has a sale one the Sensor 2.0 for less than the cost of my force (both 2010 models). I couldn't decide which one I want so I just bought both, the Sensor will be here by Saturday. I will have to see which one I like better for the type of trails I ride.

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    i just got the 9er pro about a month ago and love it. probably more bike than what i need but got a smokeing deal on it. so far other than a little adjustments here and there great bike look forward to riding it all the time

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    Im ordering a Sesor 2.0 next week when they go on sale at Performance for 15% off to replace the Mongoose that has a cracked frame. Cant wait to get it! Itll be green....not my choice in color, but the least of my worries!!! Well be a 3 GT bike household...I have a Carbon Pro road bike, the Fiancee had a Avalance 1.0 and now a soon to be Sensor! Im excited!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4SEVEN3 View Post
    Im ordering a Sesor 2.0 next week when they go on sale at Performance for 15% off to replace the Mongoose that has a cracked frame. Cant wait to get it! Itll be green....not my choice in color, but the least of my worries!!! Well be a 3 GT bike household...I have a Carbon Pro road bike, the Fiancee had a Avalance 1.0 and now a soon to be Sensor! Im excited!!!!
    Have them price match Nashbar. I did, got my sensor 2.0 for 1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtcurry View Post
    Have them price match Nashbar. I did, got my sensor 2.0 for 1200.
    i did that too but that was a 2010 i believe he is talking about ordering a 2011 since its green

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    i did that too but that was a 2010 i believe he is talking about ordering a 2011 since its green
    ahh ok. I bought a force 3.0 before the sensor and I guess I will be returning that.

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    Yeah, Im ordering the 2011 thats near a neon green and has a SLX 10spd drivetrain. I saw the black.grey one your talking about on Nashbar. Im already "downgrading" from XT components to SLX, but I think the newer SLX stuff will be as nice as the older XT stuff I was riding. Regardless, I had been thinking about updating some things anyways.....what better way than a whole new rig??

    I havent seen this green in person yet...it may take a trip to the power coater this winter for a matte-black finish....???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4SEVEN3 View Post
    Yeah, Im ordering the 2011 thats near a neon green and has a SLX 10spd drivetrain. I saw the black.grey one your talking about on Nashbar. Im already "downgrading" from XT components to SLX, but I think the newer SLX stuff will be as nice as the older XT stuff I was riding. Regardless, I had been thinking about updating some things anyways.....what better way than a whole new rig??

    I havent seen this green in person yet...it may take a trip to the power coater this winter for a matte-black finish....???
    The green in person looks badass. Shines like a custom painted car

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    anyone posting any pics of the green Sensor 2.0? (the 2011)....i'm on the fence between getting my wife the 2011 sensor 2.0 or a Force 3.0. She's a biker, but not mountain. Thinking the Sensor would be lighter than Force, right? (i'm a Specialized guy, don't know GT too well). And therefore easier on her transition from roadie to dirt slinger

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    Quote Originally Posted by starry View Post
    anyone posting any pics of the green Sensor 2.0? (the 2011)....i'm on the fence between getting my wife the 2011 sensor 2.0 or a Force 3.0. She's a biker, but not mountain. Thinking the Sensor would be lighter than Force, right? (i'm a Specialized guy, don't know GT too well). And therefore easier on her transition from roadie to dirt slinger
    In my opinion get her the Sensor because:
    -she's not an avid mountain biker
    -Sensor is lighter
    -Force is taller and for more aggressive riding

    Check here:
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/bikes/mountain/endurance

    I think GT has a special women's Sensor model. the Sensor 2.0 GTw, not sure if there's a women specific Force (I'm pretty sure she will like a lot the Sensor!)

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    thanks - yeah, we're gonna do the Sensor. You're right.

    Going to do a medium non-women's specific. She's about 5'10" with long gams

    She tried a medium 2010 Sensor at a shop, and it felt all good, so.....

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    New update on the bike:
    Easton haven bar
    Easton havoc 65mm stem
    M985 xtr trail pedal
    Slx crank
    Ztr crest stock wheels

    Cut the weight down to 26.0lbs w pedals.
    Size small with a downyuppy seatpost

    im pretty happy with the weight considering nothing on it carbon. itll probably get heavier when i get a new front tire 2.4 MKii Race Sport and more the 2.2MK to the rear. but will go tubeless so that may negate the heavier tire


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    Nice Sensor.
    What is this purple chainring on the SLX cranks;

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    Nice Sensor.
    What is this purple chainring on the SLX cranks;
    Lol you don't like purple? It looked better with the black cranks

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    Just asked if it's better and lighter than the original, not particularly for the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    Just asked if it's better and lighter than the original, not particularly for the color.
    i dont know exactly how much lighter it is but i can imagine it is i believe the stock one was steel/mixture this one is aluminum and no pins. its a e.13 chain guide ring. bought it more for the color than the weight saving removing the outer rings was already a huge saving

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
    here's my aforementioned 2011 3.0.
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    any suggestions as to what to upgrade first?
    This orange piece of hardware is absolutely amazing. Awesome looking ride,,,

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    Can anyone recommend a store to order a replace derailleur hanger for a 2010 Sensor? I broke mine yesterday on a ride and I dont think any of the local shops carry them. Thanks!

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    I got my spare from ebay.If you are near Escondido Ca. I can loan you my spare if that will help.Also I am using the 4jeri derrailleur guard which really helps keep from breaking that short axle on the derrailleur mount

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    Replacement derailleur hanger

    Quote Originally Posted by solly44 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a store to order a replace derailleur hanger for a 2010 Sensor? I broke mine yesterday on a ride and I dont think any of the local shops carry them. Thanks!
    I got mine from Performance Bike, where I bought the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solly44 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a store to order a replace derailleur hanger for a 2010 Sensor? I broke mine yesterday on a ride and I dont think any of the local shops carry them. Thanks!
    Remember it's the same as the recent years zaskar and avalanche

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    I'm renting a Sensor 29r tomorrow while I am out of town in Utah.
    I cant wait to see how the Sensor compares to my Force and if like to wagon wheels. I have always had some remorse for not getting the Sensor, but I am really starting to like how I have setup my Force.

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    Do you have a build/parts list? You have a 2.0 right? I'm trying to get my 2010 Sensor 3.0 down to around 26 lbs. I think I can do it with bars/grips/post/wheels/ust tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak57 View Post
    Do you have a build/parts list? You have a 2.0 right? I'm trying to get my 2010 Sensor 3.0 down to around 26 lbs. I think I can do it with bars/grips/post/wheels/ust tires
    Is that for me? Check my profile. I just added elixir cr brakes still using the csg2 rotors if that's not on there is might a little lighter

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    Is that for me? Check my profile. I just added elixir cr brakes still using the csg2 rotors if that's not on there is might a little lighter
    Yeah, I mean to quote you. Sweet, I'll check it out.

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    whats up guys i got a 2011 sensor 4.0, my first fsp bike.
    love it, but she weighs 34 pds wahhhhhhhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by txF5 View Post
    Here is my 2011 Sensor 9r Pro - I have since added Answer Carbon Pro Taper bars, SLK seatpost, woodman deathgrip clamp, black flag pro wheels, esi grips and maxxis ikon tires
    I have since put sunringle black flag pro wheels, avid xx rotors, maxxis ikon tires tubeless, esi grips, slk seat post... she now weighs right at 27lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vespasianus View Post
    Looks great. The sensor was a really impressive bike. I wonder if people have upped the travel up front to 140mm?
    Yes, I did!
    I just finished my sensor with a pike 426 Solo Air.
    Still climbs great and is much more fun on downhills. Haven't taken any pictures yet, just one before I built it up.
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    Are all the Sensor frames the same? Is the weight the same or are these white frames lighter with different tubing? I just picked up a 2011 Sensor 3.0 from Performance, I have only ridden it once at the bike park but really liked it. I am looking forward to getting back up there this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwater View Post
    Are all the Sensor frames the same? Is the weight the same or are these white frames lighter with different tubing? I just picked up a 2011 Sensor 3.0 from Performance, I have only ridden it once at the bike park but really liked it. I am looking forward to getting back up there this week.
    Yes they are all the same. One of best things about GT

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    So how much higher can you go in front travel & how does it affect the overall handling? I am thinking of putting a stiffer plusher front fork on my Sensor 3.0 & would appreciate the slacker HA when I ride the chair lifts. What's the downsides to putting something like a Rockshox Domain at 160mm of travel at the ski hill then back down to 130mm on my typical XC rides?

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    I ride my sensor with a 140mm Pike 456 Air.
    The longer Fork slackens the head angle and rises the bottom bracket.
    When descending I like the handling very much, when going up I realize that I sit pretty much backwards. Climbing Abilities are still better than on my sanction with a MZ 55 RC3ti.
    I wouldn't want more than 140 mm on the front with my sensor, because it starts to feel imbalanced. I think 130mm are the best choice for the bike, but 140 is also OK!

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    Here's my Sensor 9r in it's proper setting: dirty as hell after a 26-mile ride.


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    I tried my Sensor 1.0 with the DT Swiss XMC130 forks on very steep rocky trails and climbs perfect. No backwards feeling. As said, I believe 120-130mm is the best travel for this frame. More than that and it starts feeling unbalanced.
    If you want more travel it's better to get a Force.

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    A couple of pictures taken this Monday on a ride around local trails:
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    Looks like a Great area to ride and the bike is pretty sweet also!

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    Thank you.
    Yes it's a nice place just a mile away from my home in the town I live, but almost everywhere around the island I live is a joy to ride. It's a Greek island.

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    Mipi, do you have an idea what the frame weight is of your Sensor ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmx1 View Post
    Mipi, do you have an idea what the frame weight is of your Sensor ?
    Of course. Bare frame size medium without headset or rear shock but with all shock bolts and shock bushings and rear derraileur hanger (as pictured) was 2753g on my digital scales. This digital scales has 1g step and weighs from 0-5kg and is very accurate. I guess 2753g is 6,064lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    Of course. Bare frame size medium without headset or rear shock but with all shock bolts and shock bushings and rear derraileur hanger (as pictured) was 2753g on my digital scales. This digital scales has 1g step and weighs from 0-5kg and is very accurate. I guess 2753g is 6,064lb.
    Thx mipi, that would make around 3,050 gr. including shock, about the same as my ano Heckler I'm looking to replace.

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    The RockShox Monarch 4.2 I installed weighed just a bit over 200g so overall weight with shock was just below 3.0kg .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    Of course. Bare frame size medium without headset or rear shock but with all shock bolts and shock bushings and rear derraileur hanger (as pictured) was 2753g on my digital scales.
    Thanks for the info, mipi
    I have the same frame size, but had no chance to weight a frame alone or even complete bike.
    Well, 2753g without shock is not lightweight, of course. I suspected frame is rather heavy. But it rides just as good as my light hardtail, and just cause i can forgive a lot

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