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|Travel||150mm rear, 160mm front|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Silver|
|Drivetrain||1 × 11|
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1 × 11 — 11 speed
The Force Sport is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.
The Force Sport is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.
With a BMX background, Martin likes a higher rise 35 mm bar and short stem, but a 50 mm length leads to more weight on the front wheel and therefore more grip for his body positioning..
GT abandons recent moves toward simplicity in its latest attempt at chasing rearward axle path perfection.
The new GT Force Carbon unleashes 160mm travel 29er enduro bike with high-pivot linkage tuned suspension of the Fury DH Bike
The thoroughly redesigned new GT Force Carbon Pro LE is the brand's new 29er enduro race bike with a carbon front end and alloy rear.
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.
Race-built pedigree in a well-priced package with solid kit, but disappointing brakes let it down
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.
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.
Force Alloy 29" Frame, 150mm travel, BSA 73mm, LockR Pivots, Tapered Head Tube, Boost 12x148 Thru-Axle, 185x55mm Trunnion Shock Mount, ISCG05
BB Standard: BSA, threaded
RockShox 35 Silver TK, 160mm, 15x110mm Boost, 44mm Offset
X-Fusion 02 Pro RL, 185x55mm Trunnion, Rebound and Lockout
GT Alloy Riser Bar, 780mm, 30mm Rise
WTB Silverado Sport
TranzX Dropper, Internal Routing, 31.6mm
Shimano Deore M5100
Shimano MT510, 32T
Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed
Shimano Deore M5100, 11-51T
Tektro M275 Hydro Disc, 180/180mm Rotors
WTB STX i29 TCS, 32h, Tubeless ready
Stainless Steel, 14g
Shimano MT400B, 15x110mm, Centerlock
Shimano MT400B, 12x148mm, Centerlock
(F) Maxxis Minion DHF, 29 x 2.5", Tubeless Ready / (R) Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.4", Tubeless Ready