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

2021 GT Force 29 Elite
MSRP$2,800
SuspensionFull
Travel150mm rear, 170mm front
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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  • Plenty of freedom of movement
  • Adjustable chainstay length
  • Flimsy tire casing
  • Demanding handling
  • Poor rear suspension performance
  • Background noise, both up- and downhill

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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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