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    Hi guys!
    Posting my Sensor here. Actually, I loved this bike from first sight on GT official site and found your thread here that inspired me even more.

    It's mostly stock. Some changes made:

    Rims - ZTR Crest
    Hubs - Hope Pro 2 Evo
    Spokes - Sapim Race 2.0-1.8-2.0
    Titanium QuickRelease skewers (77g pair)
    Tires - Continental X-King 2.2/Race King 2.2
    Tubes - Maxxis superlight
    Cassette - SunRace MX7 (6 sprockets on a spider)
    Brakes - Avid Juicy 3 + G3 CleanSweep 160mm rotors
    Grips - Lizard Skins

    Greetings from Ukraine!
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    Tell me about your skewer choice

    Why the Superstar skewers? Do you worry about strength?

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    Skewer Choice?

    Why the Superstar skewers? Do you worry about strength?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRVET View Post
    Why the Superstar skewers? Do you worry about strength?
    Actually, I haven't heard any bad feedbacks yet.. Therefore I'm not worried

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    frame question

    I hoping that somebody would be able to confirm that all Senors frames made from the same tubing, IE: the Sensor 1.0 frame is the same as the 3.0 frame. Also is the any place to pick up a new frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goinslo View Post
    I hoping that somebody would be able to confirm that all Senors frames made from the same tubing, IE: the Sensor 1.0 frame is the same as the 3.0 frame. Also is the any place to pick up a new frame.
    this is correct, my brother (ct19) has a 3.0 and i have a 2.0 its the same frame. only the components are different.

    ive seen a couple of frames only on ebay but no one ive seen sells just the frame atleast in america.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goinslo View Post
    I hoping that somebody would be able to confirm that all Senors frames made from the same tubing, IE: the Sensor 1.0 frame is the same as the 3.0 frame.
    They are identical. The only difference in sensor 1.0-3.0 is the components (fork, drivetrain, etc)
    Moreover, it seems that the frame remained exactly the same in 2010, 2011 and 2012

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    UPD. I've just discovered that 2012 GT Sensor frame have a semi-integrated headset instead of integrated in 2010-2011. So there's probably is a slight difference between different years models

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    I got my Sensor 9r Expert for $1300 brand new at performance bike in December. I've already put 600 miles on it and I've loved every single one! It's stock except I put forte platform pedals on it and swapped the kenda small block AteShitOnMyFace tires for a maxxis ardent 2.4 in the front and a 2.3 exiwolf in the rear. My girl friend is getting jealous because I've been spending more time on top of this thing lately instead! I'll never go back to a 26" tire.

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    It seems you need a shorter stem.
    What can you tell about Sensor 9r rear triangle stiffness? Have you rode another 9r to compare with?

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    Just picked me 11 Sensor 9r Pro up!
    Ordered Answer bars and stem for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VoidWanderer View Post
    UPD. I've just discovered that 2012 GT Sensor frame have a semi-integrated headset instead of integrated in 2010-2011. So there's probably is a slight difference between different years models
    where did you see that? gtbikes.com still says intergrated. granted its not the best website in the world but pictures still shows intergrated

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    where did you see that? gtbikes.com still says intergrated. granted its not the best website in the world but pictures still shows intergrated
    It seems totally strange but 2012 lower models of Sensor (3.0, 4.0 and 9r Elite) now come with zerostack!

    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...ensor-9r-elite
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...012-sensor-3-0
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...012-sensor-4-0

    Specs in 2012 PDF catalog confirm that too.
    Higher models (1.0, 2.0, 9r Pro and Expert) still have an Integrated headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoidWanderer View Post
    It seems totally strange but 2012 lower models of Sensor (3.0, 4.0 and 9r Elite) now come with zerostack!

    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...ensor-9r-elite
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...012-sensor-3-0
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...012-sensor-4-0

    Specs in 2012 PDF catalog confirm that too.
    Higher models (1.0, 2.0, 9r Pro and Expert) still have an Integrated headset.
    I see it now, only looked at the 1.0

    That is strange I'd rather have the zero stack sort of, but the integrated headset is to save weight so it sort of see why it is that way. But it's dumb to have 4 different sensor frames in production

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    I'd rather have a zerostack too. 50g lighter frame isn't worth replaceable headset cups, imo.

    I doubt that it's too complicated to install integrated and zerostack headtubes on different production lines in Taiwan. Same frames but different headtubes. It ain't cost any extra expenses for customer (GT Bic).
    But I have totally no idea why should one do this difference at all

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    The year in review.

    I just noticed this thread: I've been riding my Sensor for a year now and love it. From lakes to mountain tops. Nokia Extreme 294 studded's are going on it TONIGHT Frozen trails tomorrow.




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    Anyone here running a RP23 on their Sensor? If so, is it worth the money? I just have the R that came with my 3.0.

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    In my opinion, the Sensor doesn't need an on-the-fly adjustable shock

    I-drive does such a good job of isolating the rear suspension from pedal inputs, I find myself ignoring the platform on my RP-2. What kind of problem are you trying to solve with your Sensor?

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    I have a X-Fusion stock rear shock and I think it would be the last detail in bike that will be changed.
    Totally agree with joe_bloe, the suspension is designed so well that you don't need a top shock to have a great performance

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    I have a Sensor 1.0 with the RP23 and you can hardly tell the difference between pro-pedal and open.

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    2010 vs 2011 Sensor 2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by VoidWanderer View Post
    UPD. I've just discovered that 2012 GT Sensor frame have a semi-integrated headset instead of integrated in 2010-2011. So there's probably is a slight difference between different years models
    VW, thanks for clarifying the difference by model year. I'm looking at a '10 or '11 Sensor 2.0 (XS, i'm 5'4")or maybe even a 3.0 from Performance. The '10 3.0 looks like a nice deal. Can you or anyone else give some feedback on delta between 2.0 and 3.0 suspension and forks? Drive train aside, is there a compelling reason to go 2.0 vs. 3.0 from a ride/handling perspective. Intended us is for the mountain park system here around Phoenix.

    I'd considered a Sensor 9er, but the frames are too large for me. The challenges of being short (and looking for a sweet deal!).

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    i am also 5'4" and ride a XS sensor 2.0. Right now performance has the 2010 model sensor 2.0 for $1499,join their club and get 10% back. then cancel after a year.

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    I have the 2010 Sensor 2.0, bought from Performance, post #28 in this thread. I would at least go with the 2.0, Fox RP2 rear shock and Fox Float R shock. The downside is the chaep rear hub, Deore, mine went bad but was replaced under warranty and the Avid Juicy 3 brakes are disappointing, wish they were the SLX. I do see that Performance has the XS Sensor 1.0 for $1799 + 10% back with the membership. They didn't have the 1.0 XL at the time I ordered mine or I would've got it instead. Full XT, RP23 shock Fox Float 32R Fork, amazing bike for the price. You can have it shipped to a store for a lot less than normal shipping to your home and they assemble it in the store.
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    Hi,
    I will appreciate your opinion on size issue, for Sensor 2011:
    would men's S size (22" TT effective, 28,3 standover) fit a person 5,4 tall with 30" inseem (with shoes on)?
    I don't know where exactely on a TT is standover measured?
    XS seems very short on TT effective.

    I like long TT with very short stem, but standover worries me. Unfortunately I can not try the bike anywhere.

    Thank you.

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    I've just measured my Sensor M, it have 74cm height from ground to the point where top tube bends. Specs says it should be 75.2cm. So I assume standover is being measured at the point a bit closer to handlebar.

    Davidenko, I'd pick an S frame. I'm also fan of long frame combined with short stem. Standover height isn't a big deal after all.

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    Usefull, thank you. Greetings to Ukraine from Slovenia :-)

    Can anyone with S frame measure, what is the almost horizontal part of top tube height? And where does standover 72cm (28,4) apply?

    am shocked reading bad critics on harsh rear suspension on sensors. British and German magazines say, that I-drive is amazing on climbs, but disapoints on descents, performing in harsh, unconfortable ride. That sucks speed and livelyness out of bike.
    Those who tested, or owned other types of suspension (maestro, fsr, kona's, C-dales...) - what do you think?

    I know test riding would answer all my questions, but here in Slovenia I can't get a demoed GT.
    Thank you all.

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    I must say British and German magazines may be right. Suspension is really great uphill but a bit overcomressed for downhills.
    But keep in mind - their articles are only about stock setups. They do not test the rear suspension - they test whole bike with rear shock and fork equipped

    I've had a chance to test a bit Giant Reign and GT Force. I must say they both were much softer than my Sensor. But you know why? It's rear shock. I suppose my stock X-Fusion tuned with ProPedal that can not be turned off. That's why it is so good uphill and harsh for descends.
    If I had a chance to install Rock Shox Monarch or Fox RP23, I think it would change the whole picture

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    Can someone help, where can I find a Sensor frame to buy? Do GT sell them? or the just complete bike?

    thanks

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    Started looking into a new bike. I test rode a 29er Sensor today. I really liked it.

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    My New GT Sensor here!

    Coz I'm a 5'4" short guy, I could only buy the smallest frame in the market!
    And only few of them can fully fit my size. Sensor XS size is one of them!
    (I love the smaller frame which is easier to control during trail)

    I think the X fusion stock rear suspension is quite weak...
    But I'm not sure if changing it could unleash the true power of this frame or not.
    I'm quite interested on the RS Monarch Plus, but seems it can't be installed on the XS frame.

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    I am 5'4" also and I also ride a XS Sensor.Best fit I have found so far for me

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    Jumped on the Giant Nerd price of $1035 when they had it.
    What a screaming deal on a great bike.
    Upgraded pedals so far.

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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Post your Sensor pics here!

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    Post your Sensor pics here!

    2012 sensor4.0 upgradedPost your Sensor pics here!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362072621.805431.jpgPost your Sensor pics here!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362072644.073264.jpgPost your Sensor pics here!-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362072693.303644.jpg. Waiting on a rear float R from push.

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    2013 GT Sensor Elite

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    Just built this up as a second bike by stripping down a Diamond Back Overdrive (and buying the RockShox Recon fork). I've gotten a few rides on it and really like it. The components aren't the best, but it gets the job done! Ergonomics are great. I need to shed some weight though. I'm thinking new rims. My main ride is a Salsa Spearfish and I love the Stans NoTubes, but not sure I want to drop that much coin on a wheelset again. Any suggestions?

    I'm weighing in at about 33.5lbs on this so far. Not that I'm a weight weenie, just looking to increase the speed through better wheels and a little less weight!

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    Unfortunately, there's no magic bullet for weight loss. Wheels are probably your best bet. I can't tell what kind of handlebar you have, but if it's not carbon, you can find carbon bars on sale for well less than $100 sometimes. That's usually good for a quarter-pound weight loss. If the seatpost weighs more than 400g, you can knock off 2 tenths of a pound with this Kalloy seatpost for $15 on sale at BlueSky. It's 320 grams in the 31.6 diameter, and that's a full 400mm length. If you cut it down, you could save a few more grams. Also, that saddle looks pretty heavy. I just bought some 240 gram Origin8 saddles off eBay for $30 each. That might be a quarter-pound right there.

    Looks like you're running medium-weight tires - Small Block 8's are around 740g if PricePoint is to be believed. Schwalbe Racing Ralphs in either Performance or Evo Snakeskin version would save you about 100g per wheel. I'd call 100 grams rotating weight a good investment, if Racing Ralphs would work for your kind of riding.

    I think that's all the low-hanging fruit you could expect to find for not a lot of money.

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    For weight down, changing the fork, crankset, tires, and wheelset could save a lot.
    A Rockshox Sid/reba could save 200-300g when compare to recon, the suspension is also upgraded.
    A XT/SLX crankset (2x10sp) could also save you 100g more comparing to the suntour xct; meanwhile the crankset is also more stiftness, BB is smoother, which provide more efficient pedaling to gain speed.
    A pair of race king 2.0-2.2 supersonic tires could also save you 100 more gram. Just beware the puncture of that thin layer.
    Wheelset would be expensive if changing one. But it might affect the speed a lot and reducing weight for the whole bike. Fulcrum red power3 might be a good choice.

    Others like, stem, handlebar, seatpost, saddle, paddle, etc, I think the c/p is not so worth for reducing the weight. You have to pay a lot for just few grams lighter, but not gaining any better performance.

    My sensor has now changed the rear suspension to Fox rp23, and the weight is 29lbs with the RS reverb seatpost, which I think nearly push to limit on the balance between weight, function, and Stiftness.

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    Great responses, thanks! I've got another seat I'm going to throw on after your the inspiration here. Then I think it's on to a rear rim first. I don't mind upgrading slowly since it's a second bike. I road my Salsa and the Sensor back to back and could really tell the difference in weight/speed/climbing. The components make a huge difference! Since this is a backup, fun bike and my Spearfish is my racer, I think I'm just going to have fun and upgrade the Sensor a little at a time. I like the long travel on the Sensor.

    I'm going to swap the seat for another one I've got, and then a back rim. I'll also keep an eye out for breaks, huge difference coming from hydraulics back to cable. I was thinking about trying a 650b on the rear to see what it does, if I can get a deal on one. Does anybody know of someone, or has anyone tried it themselves on a Sensor? I've read that the biggest issue is the BB clearance.
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    IMO, the only places worth dropping weight off is you rotational mass (the stuff that turns but mostly wheels) then maybe your front end (fork to bars). After that it is all gravy unless you are a weight weenie and are just trying to achieve a super light bike for bragging rights. In that case, the sensor as much as I love mine is just not the right bike for the job.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Agreed. I'm mostly just trying to get to 30lbs or so, nothing crazy. The real focus is getting and keeping momentum, the rims on this are boat anchors, but they are what I had laying around.
    2012 Salsa Spearfish & 2013 GT Sensor 9r

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    My old greenie in the wild @1600ft.
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    Hi there, great thread!

    Here is my Sensor 4.0 L, upgraded with the time (now 1x9 and quite lighter):

    - Reba xx fork 120mm / 20mm;
    - Crank Brothers Sage Bars 780mm (will cut them to 720/740mm? not sure yet, need encouragement here ;
    - FSA Gravity stem;
    - Oury ODI grips (a favorite on all my bikes);
    - SLX M665 brakes (better than the original tektro but curiously not as good as the Deore M596 on my singlespeed);
    - Sun Rigle wheels with 20mm axle front and SLX cassette rear (noisy and bombproof wheels, tank style);
    - Hans Dampf and Racing Ralph Schwalbe tires (Hans Dampf is really good in the mud);
    - Deore crankset with external BB (changed after the initial FSA square taper BB died naturally, this was the first upgrade which triggered the rest);
    - Blackspire downhill chainring 32t (3 chainrings were far too much for a singlespeeder…);
    - Avid XO chain guide (not cheap but works great);
    - Fox float R ProPedal rear shock (not sure this is much better than the original X fusion shock);
    - Kind Shock Dropzone Remote seat post (best investment with the fork so far!).


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    Good job!

    Welcome to the Sensor owners team!
    Obviously you have come a looong way upgrading your Sensor 4. It's a very-very nice bike. I really like the Reba XX fork.
    Do you have any idea how much it weighs now;
    Greetings to France from Greece!

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    Great thanks mipi for this warm welcome from Greece, I adore your country and islands!

    Yip, I got the upgrade bug, chasing good deals on the net like this great Reba XX fork (RCZ). And it's always good to learn and enjoy some mechanics. Original pieces of the very affordable Sensor 4.0 are not so bad except for the square taper bottom bracket (cheap replacement anyway): the brakes as well as the Suntour fork were fine (they found a new home/rig BTW), they were just terribly heavy.

    I may have reduced the weight of this rig from 16 to 13kgs but I will check this with a precision balance (the KS drop seat post and the wheels are not super light) and get back to you and this great Sensor thread.

    Enjoy the day!
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    Thank you very much!

    Your Sensor indeed must weigh somewhere a little less than 13 kgs, considering mine that doesn't have an adjustable seatpost and has the light ZTR Crest wheelset is 12.2 kgs. Otherwise both share now comparable light parts.
    Love the white Sensors!

    Keep pedaling!

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    What can i do on trails with this bike? I'm concerned about jumps. On how high jump can i go?

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    Post your Sensor pics here!

    I've had mine off 8-10ft drops no probs,so long as your doing it right you should be good


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    Anyone tried the angular headset for sensor?? The headtube angle (69.5 degree) is not slack enough while comparing with nowadays trail bike (68 degree).

    Besides, anyone also tried to increase the fork suspension to 140mm? Is there any harm to the frame?

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    Theres some really nice Sensors in here! Keep the pictures coming, definitely using this thread for inspiration.

    Heres my 4.0 I got earlier this year. Havent done anything too crazy with it yet. Just added some Kenda Nevegals, Forte Platforms, Locking Grips, and made a ghetto 1x9 using a BBG Guard and a jump stop.

    Eventually will change the fork out for a 140mm Talas or Float, along with the rear shock. While im changing the rear derailleur to a short cage, possibly switch everything over to a 10 speed.






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    Quick question for you guys running mrp chain guides. What size BB do we have on the Sensors? I have to change out my cartridge type to a external BB but theres so many damn sizes out there!

    Any BB recommendations? What have you run? What brands do you prefer? Anything I should be looking at specifically?

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    I'm not sure I understand your question but I'll take a stab. Hollowtech type outboard bearing BBs are road or mountain one size fits all and use supplied shims for correct offset. My 73mm 9r uses one 2.5mm spacer on the drive side with 770 cranks.
    Having worn out lesser Shimano BBs too quickly I use XT BB-70 or XTR BB-90

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    I think your post and this link cleared it up for me.

    So as long as I get a bottom bracket that will fit a 68/73mm shell, it should fit as long as I run the appropriate sized spacers.

    Then depending on what crankset I choose to go with will determine the bracket interface.

    Correct?

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    Hi everyone looking for some advice. I really like the sensors and have an opportunity to get a 2012 Sensor 1.0 for a great deal Question is about the sizing. I am 5'10" and currently ride a large Santa Cruz Heckler with a short stem. The Sensor I am looking at is a size large. I have normal sized arms and legs, pretty much average at 5'10" 175 lbs. Will the large fit me or do I need a medium? I know I am right on the border of a M or L, just wondering if anyone has experience with a similar sizing issue? Thanks in advance.

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    Effective top tube length of the large Sensor and the large Heckler are about the same. I'm a little taller (5'11") and I ride a large. It fits OK, but I sometimes wonder if I should really be on a medium. I tend to like smaller bikes when I'm in between sizes.

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    Post your Sensor pics here!

    I have a 2012 in an extra large with an 80mm stem and it fits great! I'm 5'11", mine is the 4.0 but shares the same frame so should fit the same, when I was shopping for mine I looked up sizing charts and if I remember correctly the only diff. Between large and extra large was stand over height by .5 in I think every thing else was the same I would think a medium would be a bit small and would force you to have a longer stem but not sure about the seat post height. Not sure if any of this helps, but I do have to say I few akin love my sensor, climbed like a beast,stiff as all hell laterally and really comes to life on fast and flowy trails

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Going to check out the large sensor tomorrow, I'll report back. I have a short 50mm stem laying around so I'll bring it with me. Hope it works out, looks like a great bike for a very good deal. Would love to hear if anyone else has this issue

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    I am 6'0" w/34" inseam and ride the XL 1.0 with the seat up pretty high and all the spacers in the stem. I tend to like large bikes. It seems like you should fit on a large.

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    Thanks bedwards100. Nice blog!

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    Thanks, if you dig back far enough you'll see some posts about the Sensor. I have both a 1.0 and a 9er expert. Since I wrote this I've used the 9er more and am pretty happy with that too.
    The Candid Cyclist: How Many Bikes Is Enough Bikes (also filled that last hole in the collection, time for a blog update)

    There are some other sensor ride reports and pics too if you poke around. My 1.0 is a 2010. I just had to go through it and replace the drivetrain, a caliper and service the shocks. I've been riding the 9er exclusively most of the summer but I'm itching to get back on it.

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    Going to check out the 2012 sensor 1.0 today. Oddly enough it seems to have pretty similar geometry to my 2010 Heckler. The heckler is a little too burly for my use as a trail bike 90% of the time, I am looking for something a little lighter and quicker with efficient suspension for climbs. If I ever go to whistler or any other bikepark I'll just rent a DH rig, I've used the heckler for both and it isn't great at either, although I do like it. Thanks again for the input everyone, are you finding your sensors good for all around trail riding, no crazy jumps or drops? I ride in the Seattle area, so wet roots etc are common.

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    I knew it was a bad idea having a look at the builds you guys have done in this thread... Some really nice rides. I'm getting very jealous!

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    Post your Sensor pics here!


    New nevegals, slx cranks,havoc stem, race face riser bars and slx rear derailleur,

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    Post your Sensor pics here!

    How is everybody liking the xfusion shock? Mine had got a squeak at one point and after trying to find some one to service with new seals, turned out xfusion is the only place you can send it to and have done. So I took a chance,opened it up myself cleaned the seals,(not replaced) greased up spots where I saw factory grease with the Phil grease( pic) and then put a few squirts of FL wet lube(pic) been going on 4 months and not a peep!!! It has been awesome, interested to hear what everybody is doing bout their xfusion shock service

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    Havent gotten to the point yet to service my rear shock, when i do ill definitely do what you did. Beats having to send out a shock to get it serviced.

    Got some new parts in for the sensor, just finished putting everything on. Cant wait for the weekend to try out the new setup.

    Easton Haven Handlebar
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    How much many cost gt sensor's frame (2011), with x-fusion shock (stock)?

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    I've had my sensor 9r for just over a year now, have done a couple of mods that have made this a really versatile bike.

    Easton Haven wheelset + tubeless, maxxis ardent/nobby nic,
    XT brakes bigger rotors 203/180mm,
    XT shadow plus derailler, 1x10 with widget, snafu anorexia flat pedals,
    KS adj seatpost, selle italia seat, crank bros iodine bars and stem, ODI lock on grips.

    Thats about it for now.
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    I just added a 34 Talas to my 9r and it's like a new bike, it's brought a new precision to the handling I never imagined.
    Nothing left of the 2010.5 but the seat post, all the other mods were an appreciable improvement but this has brought them all together in a most dramatic fashion. The bottom cup to fit the fork is custom and not for the faint hearted.
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    Re: Post your Sensor pics here!

    Quote Originally Posted by gumby. View Post
    I just added a 34 Talas to my 9r and it's like a new bike, it's brought a new precision to the handling I never imagined.
    Nothing left of the 2010.5 but the seat post, all the other mods were an appreciable improvement but this has brought them all together in a most dramatic fashion. The bottom cup to fit the fork is custom and not for the faint hearted.
    Do I understand that you've got a tapered fork installed on a Sensor 9r? If so, please describe what you had to do in order to make that work? Thanks

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    Here is mine as a 1 x 10. After 2 years of riding that X-Fusion has to go soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_bloe View Post
    Do I understand that you've got a tapered fork installed on a Sensor 9r? If so, please describe what you had to do in order to make that work? Thanks
    Hi Joe, you understand correctly. It's basically a custom cup that sleeves over the outside of the tube and seats on it raising the fork 20mm to give 1mm clearance.
    The sleeve is notched to clear the bottom tube and an interference fit which may have been adequate but it was also very carefully partially welded with minimal heat.
    Welding heat treated aluminium is very risky and although I have advanced aluminium welding tickets I entrusted it to someone with far more skill and nous.
    I was lucky enough to be able to draw on a rare collection of knowledge few would have access to and I wouldn't recommend welding without it and time will tell how smart/dumb the decision to weld it was.

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    2013 Sensor

    Great thread here! I'm adding a pic of my 13 Sensor 9r to the pile. I use it for trail ridingPost your Sensor pics here!-20140113_170252.jpg and soon to be bike packing adventure. It's a 1X9 with Stans Flow tubeless, carbon bars and mechanical brakes (cheap on the front and a bb5 on the back). It rides great in all conditions, including snow
    2012 Salsa Spearfish & 2013 GT Sensor 9r

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    Updated

    Updated to a 2014 Fox CTD rear shock, 34T Race Face NW chain ring, Race Face Evolve seat post, Race Face Ride 70mm stem, 1/2 Nelson grips. Using my "wet" tires due to rain and heavy debris on the trails.
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    Sensor 1.0
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieDog View Post
    Hi everyone looking for some advice. I really like the sensors and have an opportunity to get a 2012 Sensor 1.0 for a great deal Question is about the sizing. I am 5'10" and currently ride a large Santa Cruz Heckler with a short stem. The Sensor I am looking at is a size large. I have normal sized arms and legs, pretty much average at 5'10" 175 lbs. Will the large fit me or do I need a medium? I know I am right on the border of a M or L, just wondering if anyone has experience with a similar sizing issue? Thanks in advance.
    I'm 5'11" or so, 165lbs, and went from a size L hardtail access to a size M sensor, and am very happy with it. The size M seems more nimble than the L and I do not feel like the bike is too small at all. the standover height of then M sensor is almost identical to the standover of the L Access.

    the bike shop was telling me that for full suspension the M size is roughly appropriate for riders of L hardtails (for whatever that's worth). They had a L sensor in stock too, so they weren't just trying to sell me something.

    I'd think an L Sensor is pretty big for a 5'10 guy. Not sure if that helps.

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    [QUOTE=rockNnachos;11030188]Sensor 1.0
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    What a great picture!

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    Thank you!

    Added a shorter stem and wider bars. I'm thinking new wheels! Anyone put 650b wheels and tires on one of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockNnachos View Post
    Thank you!

    Added a shorter stem and wider bars. I'm thinking new wheels! Anyone put 650b wheels and tires on one of these?

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    what length stem did you add?

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    This is a 90mm stem. The original was at least a 110, maybe a 120? It was very long. I gave it to a friend so I cannot measure it.

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    Here's my sensor

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    Nice, looks like you've made a few changes to the standard spec. Care to share your mods?

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    Post your Sensor pics here!-img_20140326_083606.jpg

    Picked it up used. Long story. The guy switched out the drivetrain to XX1 but he kept the dropper post I still dont know why GT at the original pricepoint they spec it with a 32 non kash ? Even the rear shock is non-kash, it dosent feel too bad but really ? I just ordered a pike with a reducer to 140 so we'll see how that turns out. I might order a RT3 monarch for the rear, i've heard good things about it. Pretty much else is stock but i did after the pic swap out the stem for a thomson 70 instead of the 100 he had on.

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    Post your Sensor pics here!-dsc_1164snsrangl2-ii.jpgSWEET RIDE ! Love GTs

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmeride View Post
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    Picked it up used. Long story. The guy switched out the drivetrain to XX1 but he kept the dropper post I still dont know why GT at the original pricepoint they spec it with a 32 non kash ? Even the rear shock is non-kash, it dosent feel too bad but really ? I just ordered a pike with a reducer to 140 so we'll see how that turns out. I might order a RT3 monarch for the rear, i've heard good things about it. Pretty much else is stock but i did after the pic swap out the stem for a thomson 70 instead of the 100 he had on.
    Do you have a weight?

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    no i dont, but if i had to guess about 26 lbs..Pike will add 1/2 lb dropper another 1/2 lb so when all said and done 27 lbs seems good. Can switch out the conti's for some schwalbes and save some weight there too. That X-King in the front isn't the best. Good rolling tire but not enough bite, kinda squirly. Hans Dampf 2.35 should do it. There rear i can use until its done then switch maybe to a Nobby nic or Ardent 2.25 for summer.

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    Here's my 2014 Sensor Carbon Pro;

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    Mods from standard;
    Raceface 32T Narrow/wide chainring
    Bontrager Carbon Saddle
    XT Brakes with 180mm Icetech rotors front and rear
    Maxxis Ardent tyres (tubeless)

    Waiting on i-spec adapter to arrive so I can mount the shifter on the brake lever mount.

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    Nice! I wouldn't mind one of those. Any feedback on how the new i-drive compares to the old i-drive?

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    That tape/tube on the rear triangle is painful. Trust that clutch rear D to do it's job. Beautiful bike
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    I agree with the above! Some clear heli tape would do for heel rub as well...Other than that, nice bike!

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    26'' 10 speed work in progress

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    Race Face Chester crankset w/ 34T narrow wide ring.
    Race Face Evolve seatpost, 725 bars, 90mm stem.
    WTB Silverado seat.
    2014 Fox CTD rear shock.
    SLX 10 speed shifter, SLX rear D with clutch, SLX 11-34 cassette, SLX brake levers and rotors.
    XT/Rhyno lite wheelset.
    Maxxis Aspen 2.1/2.25.
    ***2015 Fox Evo CTD 120mm fork will be next***
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    Nice! I wouldn't mind one of those. Any feedback on how the new i-drive compares to the old i-drive?
    My previous bike was a 2011 Sensor 1.0 and they are worlds apart. The new bike is much stiffer, feels like it has more than 130mm of travel. I feel much more confident in the new bike than I ever did on the old one.

    Quote Originally Posted by googas7070 View Post
    That tape/tube on the rear triangle is painful. Trust that clutch rear D to do it's job. Beautiful bike
    I would trust the clutch however a LBS had one as a demo and the frame was so badly chipped from the chain (on both the chain and seat stays) they ended up having to replace the frame before they could sell it. It is actually proper frame wrap, but I did a pretty bad job of applying it and I agree it doesn't look the best. I just wanted to get something on there quickly so I could go ride! I've started looking into clear films now so I'll post some new pics once I've got some.

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    Agree the protection is necessary the chain gets very close to the frame. I use thick 3M tape.

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    I used 3M #2228 Rubber Mastic tape in all areas especially the down tube for rock protection since there's no plate available for her.

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    Yes, that is what I am using too.

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    Out on its first real ride

    Kore OCD bars cut to 780mm
    Answer 60mm stem, dropped down two spacers
    Forks set to 150mm
    Set up tubeless

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    What size is that Pablo?

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    Its a large. Should have mentioned earlier.

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