2021 GT Force 29 Elite

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the middle of the Force model range. Compare the full range

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2021 GT Force 29 Elite
MSRP$2,800
Front Travel170mm
Rear Travel150mm
FrameAluminum
ForkMarzocchi Bomber Z1
Wheels29″
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Force 29 Elite

25 mph

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26 mph

The Force 29 Elite is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

The Force 29 Elite is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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August 2021

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August 2021

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October 2020

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
GT Force Carbon Pro Martin Maes Edition on test – mullet setup for fast cornering

Martin Maes is undoubtedly one of the fastest riders on the pro circuit and is causing a stir in both the enduro and downhill scene. He was one of the first riders to use a mullet setup. We were really excited to see how a replica of his modified GT Force Carbon Pro would fare on the trail.

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February 2020

BikeRadar
GT Force 29 Expert review

Race-built pedigree in a well-priced package with solid kit, but disappointing brakes let it down

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February 2020

Flow Mountain Bike
Review | 2020 GT Force 29 Expert Is A Rock-Devouring Monster

The Force 29 isn't just an up-scaled version of the 27.5in version. Instead, the Force 29 gets a longer fork, a slacker head angle, more reach and a steeper seat angle, bringing it right up to date alongside the competition. How does that play out on the trail though? Read on for the full review.

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December 2019

Loam Wolf
Review: GT Bicycles Force 29 Pro

The GT Bicycles Force 29 is a brutish, all mountain 29er built with gravity-fiends in mind. It has some great characteristics but also some traits that could make it a bit much for certain applications.

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Force Alloy 29" Frame, 150mm travel, BSA 73mm, LockR Pivots, Tapered Head Tube, Boost 12x148 Thru-Axle, 185x55mm Trunnion Shock Mount, ISCG05

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, threaded

Fork

Marzocchi Bomber Z1, 170mm, GRIP Damper, 15x110mm Boost, 44mm Offset

Rear Shock

Fox Performance Float DPX2 185x55mm, 3Pos-Adj, Metric Trunnion

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB BSA

Headset

FSA No.42

Stem

GT Alloy Stem, 31.8mm Clamp, 45mm Length

Handlebar

GT Alloy Riser Bar, 30mm Rise, 780mm Wide, 5° Rise, 8° Back

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport, Steel Rails

Seatpost

GT Dropkick Dropper Post, 31.6, Internal Routing, 125mm (S, M), 150mm (L, XL)

Pedals

Not included

Grips

Fabric Funguy

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle

Crank

SRAM SX Eagle Dub, 32t

Shifters

SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1210, 11-50T

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Brakes

Tektro M745 Hydro Disc, 203/180mm Rotors

Wheels
Rims

WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, 32h, Tubeless Ready

Spokes

Stainless Steel, 14g

Front Hub

Formula 15x110mm

Rear Hub

Formula 12x148mm, HG Freehub Body

Tires

Maxxis Minion DHF, 29 x 2.5", EXOMaxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.4", EXO

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