• 02-07-2011
    mipi
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    Post your Sensor pics here!
    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
  • 02-07-2011
    GTRep
    Very Nice!
  • 02-07-2011
    LilJr
    Love it! I can't wait to see more Sensors!
  • 02-08-2011
    mipi
    Thank you guys.
    Come on, let's see them!
  • 02-08-2011
    solly44
    heres mine 2010 2.0 all stock





  • 02-08-2011
    poorboy006
    Mipi - The build up looks great so far...I'm really diggin the fork! Did you by chance get a weight on the exotic stem? I have been running their carbon post on my 9r for years and I recall it being very light.
  • 02-08-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by poorboy006
    Mipi - The build up looks great so far...I'm really diggin the fork! Did you by chance get a weight on the exotic stem? I have been running their carbon post on my 9r for years and I recall it being very light.

    Thank you!
    Yes, the fork looks fantastic. Let's see how it performs.

    About the carbon eXotic stem, I ordered 2 of them, 80mm, one for the Sensor and the other for the Avalanche 1.0 I have. Well it's strange but one stem is just a bit longer than the other. The longer is 131g and the shorter 125g. I guess they must be from different production lines or it's just a factory malfunction. The built quality is very good though.

    I was almost ready to order the 31.6 / 350mm eXotic carbon post as well that is a wonderful post but I was afraid to sit on a carbon one so I finally bought the white FSA SL250 alloy. But after your thoughts I guess I should have bought it instead. On the eXotic site it has a 188g weight and the FSA is 265g. I'm not a weight maniac but the eXotic post looks fantastic!
  • 02-08-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by solly44
    heres mine 2010 2.0 all stock

    The black Sensor is the best color option in my opinion of all 2010 Sensors. It's the color I wished my Sensor would be. Then I would built it all black with little red anodised details.
    Great bike your's!
  • 02-08-2011
    solly44
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mipi
    The black Sensor is the best color option in my opinion of all 2010 Sensors. It's the color I wished my Sensor would be. Then I would built it all black with little red anodised details.
    Great bike your's!


    that would look awesome
  • 02-08-2011
    MitchD
    No pics here, I got my Sensor 2.0 in december.I really like it!. I put on a salsa triple bash guard, Hanger banger, and WTB grips.I got a great deal at Performance bike $1425 with 10% back in additional savings
  • 03-01-2011
    hugobball
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    Here's mine ;)

    It's my second bike I also have a Ibis mojo, this one was assembled with some extra parts i had.
  • 03-01-2011
    Andrew Evteev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hugobball
    Here's mine ;)

    It's my second bike I also have a Ibis mojo, this one was assembled with some extra parts i had.

    Wow, that's interesting!

    And how do they compare?? Would be really, really interesting to know!
  • 03-01-2011
    hugobball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Andrew Evteev
    Wow, that's interesting!

    And how do they compare?? Would be really, really interesting to know!

    They're really diferente the mojo is 150mm in front and 140mm on the back, the sensor is only 120mm front and back, the sensor is great on teh uphills the mojo on the downhills, they have a really diferent feelling but a like them both.:thumbsup:
  • 03-03-2011
    joeynational
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mipi
    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


    BEAUTIFUL!!:thumbsup:
  • 03-04-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hugobball
    Here's mine ;)

    It's my second bike I also have a Ibis mojo, this one was assembled with some extra parts i had.

    hugobball, is there any reason to mount the shock in opposite direction than I mounted mine, I mean is it just ergonomics to mount the shock with the can on the back;
  • 03-04-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joeynational
    BEAUTIFUL!!:thumbsup:

    Thank's!
    Still haven't found the time to finish it...
  • 03-04-2011
    hugobball
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mipi
    hugobball, is there any reason to mount the shock in opposite direction than I mounted mine, I mean is it just ergonomics to mount the shock with the can on the back;

    It was mounted this way be have better reach of the lockout nob. But I really never did use it, I think the idrive sistem is so stiff that there isn't almost any pedal bouncing.

    In the front I regulary use the lockout in the uphills, but even there I think it behaves prety well without it.

    For me this frame, and my setup is really agille, very nice for small technical trails, the whells are so light you can point your direction without using any strenght.
  • 03-13-2011
    ct19


    My 2010 GT Sensor 3.0. I've had it for about 6 months and I love it! It's perfect for riding the single track trails around Houston.

    Upgrades:
    Race Face Grips (Orange)
    Black ODI Clamps
    Aztec Brake Pads
    Truvativ Hussefelt Stem and Bar
    KS i900-R Adjustable Seatpost
    MRP 1.x Chain Guide
    MRP 32T Podium Chainring
    Blue Chainring Bolts
    Wellgo B103 Pedals
    SRAM XO Cassette
    2010 Fox F120 RLC
    WTB Devo Seat
    SRAM PC-991 Hollow Pin Chain
    WTB Speed Discs Wheels
    Continental Race King 2.2 Tires
    MagicShine 900
    Purely Custom Stem Mount
  • 03-14-2011
    mipi
    Beautiful bike!
    How does it feel with an adjustable seatpost; Is it worth the extra weight;
  • 03-14-2011
    ct19
    Thanks mipi. It is definitely worth the weight. Honestly I couldn't even tell because I upgraded the seat, tubes and tires at the same time. So the bike was actually a lot lighter overall when I actually got it on a trail. However If I could do it again, I would probably buy the longer travel post because when I get in my dirt jump moods, I actually have to lower the post to get more clearance.

    The only things left for me to do on my ride are to change out the stock crankset, rear shifter and rear derailleur (short cage). Turning my sensor into a 1x9 drivetrain was another weight-saving must-have that I would probably recommend. Houston is pretty flat so I don't miss the extra gears.
  • 03-14-2011
    HighTitan
    My girlfriend has a Sanction, the grey and pink one with all pink X0 and Noir on it, oh and she has pink I9's, and to top it off she has a carbon wishbone ;)
  • 03-21-2011
    GTRep
    All great looking Sensors!
  • 03-23-2011
    GTRep


    Here's one of mine. 2010 Pre-production Sensor 9r.

    We made some tweaks to the frame/rear triangle for the final production version, but I've been riding this bike for nearly two years, and it's my favorite in the stable. As it sits, it's at 26.7lbs for an X-Large.
  • 03-25-2011
    norcalchico
    Sweet bike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GTRep


    Here's one of mine. 2010 Pre-production Sensor 9r.

    We made some tweaks to the frame/rear triangle for the final production version, but I've been riding this bike for nearly two years, and it's my favorite in the stable. As it sits, it's at 26.7lbs for an X-Large.

    Very nice looking bike. I really dig my Force carbon Expert but thought about the Sensor a lot.
  • 05-23-2011
    CT3
    bringing this back from the dead


    here my '10 gt sensor 2.0 small

    upgraded to
    x.9 rear der short cage
    x.9 read shifter
    sram 991 hollow pin
    x0 green cassette
    1x9 with mrp 1.x
    raceface strafe green with purple odi clamps
    truvativ hussefelt 60mm stem and 30mm riser bar
    wellgo b105 now dartmoor fever purple (these are sweet, sticks to the shoe like glue)
    Conti MK SS 2.2 in the front
    Conti RK SS 2.2 in the back
    WTB Devo SL saddle

    Coming Soon:
    KSi900 3in
    Purple Dartmoor 32t chainring
    Hope pro 2/ ZTR arch wheelset
  • 05-24-2011
    Vespasianus
    Looks great. The sensor was a really impressive bike. I wonder if people have upped the travel up front to 140mm?
  • 05-24-2011
    GSRswapandslow
    i'm picking up a 2011 Sensor 3.0 today.....hopefully
  • 05-26-2011
    HomeGrown97
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    Here's the new ride, I just picked up this '10 Sensor 2.0 at Performance about two weeks ago, ordered in store from the Red Phone in early May, they matched the Nashbar $ at that time of $1500,00 + double Performance points for May so I also got the $300 credit. I just got it out for the 2nd ride, It is awesome. I love the XL frame, I'm 6'1" and it fits perfect. It climbs great and descends even better.
  • 05-26-2011
    CT3
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HomeGrown97 View Post
    Here's the new ride, I just picked up this '10 Sensor 2.0 at Performance about two weeks ago, ordered in store from the Red Phone in early May, they matched the Nashbar $ at that time of $1500,00 + double Performance points for May so I also got the $300 credit. I just got it out for the 2nd ride, It is awesome. I love the XL frame, I'm 6'1" and it fits perfect. It climbs great and descends even better.

    did the same thing but it was in april so no double points, and it was 1600 for a week on nashbar, but still a could deal with the 160credit.
  • 05-26-2011
    HomeGrown97
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CT3 View Post
    did the same thing but it was in april so no double points, and it was 1600 for a week on nashbar, but still a could deal with the 160credit.

    I used the 90 day price guarantee once already and got an additional $107 back after tax, GiantNerd is selling the XL for $1399 now, but honestly If you just printed out the price I don't know if Performance. requires the same size you have to be in stock or just the bike.
    http://www.giantnerd.com/2010-gt-sen...s-country.html
  • 05-26-2011
    GSRswapandslow
    i picked up 2011 Sensor 3.0....got it for 1399.99 with 20% back in points...great deal
  • 05-26-2011
    GSRswapandslow
    here's my aforementioned 2011 3.0.





    any suggestions as to what to upgrade first?
  • 05-26-2011
    Vespasianus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
    here's my aforementioned 2011 3.0.





    any suggestions as to what to upgrade first?


    Nice bike! I would ride it and as things start wearing down, replace them. Highrollers are great tires but roll slow. Maybe replace something faster?

    The orange really looks nice. Bike looks fast and mean!
  • 05-26-2011
    GSRswapandslow
    prob going with nevgals or small block 8's when the high rollers are done
  • 05-30-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GSRswapandslow View Post
    here's my aforementioned 2011 3.0.





    any suggestions as to what to upgrade first?

    These 2011 Sensors are simply fantastic. The color shemes are spectacular.
    Nice bike your's, hope to enjoy it!
  • 06-01-2011
    GSRswapandslow
    thanks...so far i love it.
    i'm wanting to start tossing new parts onto it!
  • 06-14-2011
    joe_bloe
    I'm a noob here, so I'm not allowed to post pics yet, but once I can, I'll be putting up my Sensor 9r. I believe it's a late-2010 model, in a cool platinum green color that looks purple under LED night lights. I've had it for about a month, and it's transformed my riding.
  • 06-15-2011
    mipi
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joe_bloe View Post
    I'm a noob here, so I'm not allowed to post pics yet, but once I can, I'll be putting up my Sensor 9r. I believe it's a late-2010 model, in a cool platinum green color that looks purple under LED night lights. I've had it for about a month, and it's transformed my riding.

    I didn't know there are restrictions on picture posting!
    Is this your's; If this is the one, it's a lovely looking bike!

    http://www.rotorburn.com/forums/show...-GT-Sensor-9er

    http://twentynineinches.com/2009/10/...ensor-fs-29er/

    Can you tell us differences noted between the 29er and a 26er bike if you had one before the Sensor;
    Happy rides!!!
  • 06-15-2011
    joe_bloe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mipi View Post
    I didn't know there are restrictions on picture posting!
    Is this your's; If this is the one, it's a lovely looking bike!

    Can you tell us differences noted between the 29er and a 26er bike if you had one before the Sensor;
    Happy rides!!!

    That's the one! It's a cool dark greenish/platinum kind of color that looks purple under artificial light. Let's try another picture: nope, still doesn't work. Copy the URL for a picture:

    h t t p://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1u2DIaXnQMJnS5_qdhLY7Q

    Here's what I said in another thread about the Sensor 29er:

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joe_bloe View Post
    I've got about a month on my late-2010 GT 29er. I've been riding in earnest for about a year -- started on a cheap Trek hardtail, then found a somewhat ragged out Kona Kikapu on Craigslist, been riding that since. The jump from the hardtail with a cheap fork to a somewhat better-suspended FS 26er felt huge to me. But that was nothing compared to the jump from the Kona to the GT.

    I was worried about all the things I'd heard whispered on the internet about 29ers - heavy, hard to turn, harder to climb hills. I've experienced exactly zero of those things. I don't know if the difference is between an old bike vs. a new bike, or a 26er vs. 29er, or cheap Marzocchi/Fox suspension vs. Fox RL 29 fork and Float RP23 shock, but the GT just destroys everything about the Kona. I'm able to get up rooty technical climbs better than the old bike, in a higher gear with greater speed. I'm able to roll over stuff that would have me slowing down and popping up the front end, previously. I feel fresher after longer rides.

    I guess they're trying to define a new class, somewhere between weight-weenie XC and all-mountain, called Trail riding? That's what GT says, anyway. 5 inches of travel front and rear, a little heavy, but hey, it weighs the same as my Kona -- right around 30 pounds. I'm still planning on racing it in the fall.

    This bike is a bargain, too. I got mine at Performance -- went in looking for some shorts, came out with a bike. List was $2,300, discounted to $1,799, then 15% off that for the Memorial Day sale, brought it to about $1,550 plus tax. Apparently, it had sat on the floor there for a while, and they were getting desperate to get rid of it. I guess Performance doesn't usually attract the kind of person who would drop 2 large on a bike? Oh well, their loss was my gain.

    In summary, I think the GT Sensor 29er is a real value in the FS 29er market. It's not sexy, or the super-serious XC 29er like my brother's Ellsworth Evolve 29er, but it's transformed my riding.

  • 06-15-2011
    bme107
    If that site allows direct linking you need to add tags around the full image address. See:


    quote me and you should see the code.
  • 06-15-2011
    joe_bloe
    It told me I don't have enough posts yet to allow links or images. Not a technical problem. But thanks!
  • 06-23-2011
    CT3
    an update on my sensor 2.0



    anyone know the seat clamp diameter?
  • 06-24-2011
    joe_bloe
    The seat post is a 31.6, not sure what the clamp diameter is.
  • 06-24-2011
    joe_bloe
    Here's a newer pic of my Sensor 29er in the wild:

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KhWx7z4-6hIlMSCPCw9mmA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pYmDtiePclY/TgVA6nytkLI/AAAAAAAABeM/XxLyLbrakQU/s800/IMAG0429-cropped.jpg" height="533" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/stevenanewton/BikeStuff?feat=embedwebsite">Bike Stuff</a></td></tr></table>
  • 06-27-2011
    ak57
    My contribution.. just purchased a few weeks ago. 2010 GT Sensor 3.0. I have to admit, I'm a little jealous of those matte black 2.0s... ;)


    Untitled by akollgaard, on Flickr


    Untitled by akollgaard, on Flickr


    Untitled by akollgaard, on Flickr


    Untitled by akollgaard, on Flickr
  • 06-27-2011
    norcalchico
    Very Nice!
  • 07-14-2011
    mipi
    Finally I finished the Sensor originaly started on this thread. After a long night fighting with the brakes and drivetrain, first "virgin" ride at 04:30 in the morning (it was night actually) around the neighborhood in the dark!
    Being used only on my hardtail, an Avalanche 1.0, it was quite a surprise how the rear end felt. It was like I was sitting on a couch. No more knocks on my butt, everything was passing so melow (and the Avalanche is not the hardest hardtail). Both bikes have exactly the same saddle so the difference was at least dramatic, like I changed from a stiff saddle to a VERY plush one!

    The bike felt a lot lighter than the Avalanche and acceleration was noticeably faster. In reality I don't think there is so much weight difference but it definitely felt!

    From that very first ride what I didn't like:
    -The DT Swiss fork when dived hard on speed it produces a "clang" sound like a hammer hitting.
    -Superstar Switch Evo rear freewheel is loud. Way louder than the Shimano XT on the hardtail which is almost silent.
    -No power from the brakes yet. The Avid Juicy Ultimates need bed in as I didn;t have any serious power but I didn't want to push them hard, force has to be applied gradually.
    -And the rear shifting needs more tuning as it derails gears right now.

    What I liked mostly was that even with rear sag exceeding 30% and the Monarch 4.2 in the open position I didn't notice ANY pedal feedback even on hard pedaling. Almost like the hardtail but a lot more comfortable, a sign that GT's i-drive system is a very efficient one. Thank's GT!!!

    Overall I'm more than happy with my Sensor for the moment. Well spent night even if my wife says I'm going nuts!
  • 07-14-2011
    mipi
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    A few pictures taken in the afternoon. Not the best background though...
  • 07-14-2011
    mipi
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    Obviously he's impressed with the new bike!
  • 07-14-2011
    ak57
    That is looking really good! Now you just need to get it dirty. What'd you do with your original fork?