Sensor Carbon Pro Demo Bike

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Sensor Carbon Pro Demo Bike

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GT is back

Born in SoCal in the early ‘70s, GT has been at the forefront of BMX and then mountain mountain biking since their beginnings. With their release of the Sensor (and it’s 27.5"-wheeled, longer travel brother, the Force), GT has their sights set on the upper echelon of performance and capability. 2019 ushers in a new era of bikes for GT. Clean lines, all-new suspension platform, and dialed geometry come together to show these bikes mean business. And did we mention value? The Sensor offers astounding performance and ride quality at a fraction of the price compared to the competition.

Quick Features

  • 130mm of rear LTS (Linkage Tuned Suspension), 130mm front travel
  • Single Flip-Chip takes you from low and fast to lower and faster
  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Carbon main frame / alloy rear swingarm
  • Room for a water bottle on all size frames
  • Groove Tube - easy, stealthy external cable routing via hidden grooves in frame
  • Boost 148 dropout spacing
  • Removable ISCG’05 tab
  • Compatible with air and coil sprung Trunnion mount shocks

Unimpeded feedback from the GT Sensor

The new Sensor takes a grounded approach towards making a bike that’s ready to fly. 130mm (5.12”) of rear travel combined with a 130mm fork, this bike uses sensibly progressive geometry to create a bike that’ll have you smiling wherever you ride it. The flip chip in the lower shock mount allows you to drop the head angle from 66 degrees to a race ready 65.5, which also pushes the chainstays and wheelbase a few more millimeters for added stability and confidence.

Linkage Tuned Suspension

GT’s Linkage Tuned Suspension platform isolates braking forces from the action of the rear wheel, and maintains a consistent shock leverage curve that is extremely predictable, yet progressive enough to run your favorite coil or air shock. The Trunnion upper shock mount reduces initial compression stiction by doing away with a traditional DU-bushing style upper shock mount, and replacing it with sealed cartridge bearings. These are mounted directly to the top of the shock, doing away with the upper eyelet, and allowing GT’s engineers to fit a longer stroke shock to the Sensor's chassis. This makes for a lower leverage rate, and higher performance suspension, providing buttery-smooth suspension feel as well as improved small bump compliance. The LTS platform is also incredibly easy to service for those home mechanics out there. No rocket science, no special tools, no proprietary components - just no-nonsense, reliable parts and bearings.

Premium build, friendly on the wallet

We've become accustomed to seeing higher-end carbon mountain bikes soaring well above the $7,000 - $8,000 price-point these days. And while there are some excellent bikes out there at those prices, GT's focus on value shines through on the Pro build, decked out with top-tier front and rear suspension from Fox Racing Shox, SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, Stan's Flow MK3 rims, and even an uber-fancy KS Lev Ci Carbon dropper post - all coming in just under $5,000. Of course, if you're wanting to go all-out and pick the exact components you want, part-by-part, hop over to our industry-leading Custom Bike Builder, and eat your heart out.

Specs

Frame Material: Carbon Front / Aluminum Rear
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Axle Standard: 12x148mm Boost
Rear Shock: Rock Shox Super Deluxe RT3 Debonair
Rear Shock Size: 180mm x 50mm
Rear Shock Hardware: Trunnion Top / 8mm x 37mm Bottom
Rear Suspension Travel: 130mm
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40-ACB
Headset Standard: IS41mm/IS52mm
Fork: Rock Shox Pike RCT3 Charger Debonair 130mm
Fork Axle: 15x110mm Boost
Wheelset: Stan's Flow MK3 Rims / All Terra Alloy Disc Boost Hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35" Addix Speedgrip TL-E
Crankset: Truvativ Descendant 7K DUB 32T
Chainguide Tabs: ISCG '05 3-Bolt
Bottom Bracket: SRAM DUB
BB Standard: 73mm BSA
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette: SRAM X01 Eagle XG-1295 10/50T
Seatpost: KS Lev Ci Carbon w/Southpaw Remote (100mm SM, 125mm MD, 150mm LG/XL)
Seat Post Diameter: 31.6mm
Seat Post Clamp: GT Quick Release
Seat Post Clamp Diameter: 34.9mm
Seat: Fabric Scoop Shallow Sport
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle 12sp
Handlebar: Raceface Next R Carbon 35mm Clamp / 20mm Rise / 800mm Wide
Stem: Race Face Aeffect 35 / 40mm Length
Grips: GT Statement Double Lock-On
Brakes: SRAM Level TL with 180mm Centerline Rotors
Water Bottle Cage Mounts: One
Intended Use: Trail/AM, XC
Warranty: Lifetime on frame for the original owner against manufacturing defects

Geometry

mm / inches

Low Setting with 130mm Fork (537mm Axle-to-Crown)

Size S M L XL
Seat Tube 399 429 480 521
Top Tube 566 592 620 645
Reach 419 445 470 495
BB Height 348 348 348 348
Head Angle 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5
Seat Angle 76 76 76 76
Standover 739 759 770 805
Chainstay 434 434 434 434
Head Tube 102 109 117 124
Wheelbase 1166 1194 1219 1250
Stack 587 595 602 609
Max Seatpost Insertion 265 295 265 295

High Setting with 130mm Fork (537mm Axle-to-Crown)

Size S M L XL
Seat Tube 399 429 480 521
Top Tube 566 592 620 645
Reach 424 450 475 500
BB Height 356 356 356 356
Head Angle 66 66 66 65.5
Seat Angle 76.5 76.5 76.5 76.5
Standover 739 759 770 805
Chainstay 434 434 434 434
Head Tube 102 109 117 124
Wheelbase 1163 1193 1221 1247
Stack 584 598 598 605
Max Seatpost Insertion 295 295 265 265

Sizing

cm / ft

Size SM MD LG XL
Rider Height (cm) 160 - 173 170 - 183 178 - 188 183 - 198

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