GT 2015 First Look: Helion Team, Force X, Sensor X, and Sanction Pro

Jun 24, 2014 at 8:58
Jun 24, 2014
by Richard Cunningham  
 
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GT Force X

GT Force X Expert - 2015

Snow in June? GT's 27.5-inch-wheel Force X Expert finally gets the one-by transmission it deserved, with a Race Face Evolve crankset and 32-tooth, narrow-wide crankset, an e-thirteen chain guide and an 11/36 Shimano cassette. GT ships the Force X with a 42-tooth e-Thirteen booster cog for riders who want lower gearing.



GT launched into 27.5-inch wheels with its Force and Sensor AM/trailbikes with great fanfare just over a year ago, but the promising performers had a bit of an identity crisis, as both models overlapped in their abilities and purposes. We learned that GT will drop the Force as we know it and replace it with the new Force X - a more well-defined and technically capable trailbike that is pegged to be the one bike for an AM rider who may want to get rowdy on gravity trails. The Force X features a one-by drivetrain powered by Shimano SLX, with a Race Face crankset and cockpit appointments. The dropper post is an internally routed KS LEV item, and the suspension is powered by Fox, with a 150-millimeter-travel rear end and a 160-millimeter fork. GT retains its AOS suspension, which is a derivative of its Independent Drive system. The aluminum-frame Force X Expert that GT showed was impressively appointed and at $3399, it is in the hunt for AM/trail customers who want pro performance in a more affordable package. Those with discretional spending can purchase the Expert carbon version for $4499.

GT Force X Expert - 2015

Up front, the Force X gets a 160-millimeter-stroke, Fox 34 Float 27.5 160 CTD fork. The AOS rear suspension (right) keeps the wheel on the ground without interfering with pedaling forces.





GT Sensor X

GT Sensor X Pro 2015

What may be GT's best trailbiike ever - the Sensor X Pro is slack enough to roll with the big boys, but it has the pop and nimbleness that make dedicated traibikes far more fun to ride on the lion's share of the trails we ride. Big, 2.4-inch Continental Trail King tires underscore its edgey mission statement and an included e-Thirteen 42-tooth cassette cog will satisfy most riders's needs for a stump-puller low gear.



GT's Sensor X was one of the stars of GT's presentation. There is an emerging trend that is seeing accomplished riders stepping down to a chassis wth less suspension travel in the rear and pairing it with a longer-travel fork. Using assymetrical suspension, along with a lighter weight component build and its 27.5-inch wheels, a good bike-handler can gain an advantage on pedally enduro stages or trail rides. GT's Sensor X Pro seems to fit that bill quite well, Fitted with the fork of the moment - a 150-millimeter-stroke RockShox Pike Solo Air and a Fox Float CTD-powered, 130-millimeter-travel GT AOS rear suspension, it has enough travel in the bank to handle technical trails at high speed, but not so much suspension that its rider will be constantly searching for a lockout lever to boost pedaling performance. A KS LEV dropper post is standard equipment, and the drivetrain is a one-by ten, driven by a Race Face Evolve crank that is backed up by a Shimano XT derailleur and SLX shifting. Race Face 785-millimeter bars and a 45-millimeter stem tells us that the Sensor may be a trailbike in its soul, but it can get down to business on the chunky stuff. GT offers the Sensor X at Pro and Expert price levels, with the Pro that we were shown falling in at $3999 USD.

GT Sensor X Pro 2015

Armed with the fabled 150-millimeter-stroke RockShox Pike Solo Air fork, the Sensor X becomes a magnitude better for riders who prefer their trails served up rough and fast. AOS rear suspension keeps the rear tire pinned to the ground, which adds to the effectiveness of the Sensor X's already strong Shimano SLX ICE rear brake.





GT Helion

GT Helion Team 2015

GT's Helion Team is its all-new cross-country/marathon racer. Its carbon chassis sports 110-millimeters of suspension on either end, and has frame numbers that should make trail riders happy



All new for 2015 is the Helion, GT's first dedicated XC dual-suspension bike that it has produced since we can remember. GT is banking on the notion that many riders will be opting for a lighter weight, minimal travel design when they consider their next trailbike purchase. GT says the lightweight Helion, with its 110-millimeter AOS rear suspension and 110-millimeter-stroke Fox 32 CTD fork, "is the bike that most consumers ride," but its numbers lean towards those of a dedicated XC racing chassis. The had angle is 69.5 degrees, and the bottom bracket is low, at 12,97 inches (329mm) and its top tube is quite long. The top tube of the large-sized frame we were shown was stated to be 24.9 inches (608mm), which is over a half inch (20mm) longer than normal. The rest of the sizes follow suit, with the stated reason being that GT wanted to use a short, 80-millimeter stem and thus needed a bit longer top tube to keep the cockpit roomy enough for serious climbers.

Starting with 27.5-inch wheels, the Helion uses a one-by-ten Shimano drivetrain with an 11 x 36 cassette - tall gearing for the average rider, but, as in most of GT's trail offerings this year, the bike is shipped with a 42-tooth e-Thirteen booster cassette cog. We expect that some of these may "disappear" when the bikes are sold, so don't be shy about asking your LBS for it should you purchase a Helion. Suspension is all Fox, with the top drawer models sporting a dual-remote lockout lever which locks out the Helion's fork and shock with a single push of the left hand lever. Three carbon models are planned, along with four aluminum-framed versions, with prices starting at $7000 for the XTR equipped Carbon Team seen here, and as low as $2349 for the Shimano SLX powered Elite model.

GT Helion Team 2015

Fox's 32 Float FIT Remote fork is paired with a matching shock. The Dual Remote lever on the left side of the handlebar switches both ends of the suspension simultaneously.





Sanction Pro

GT Sanction Pro 2015

Offered as a complete bike, like the Pro model shown here, or as a frame and shock in North America, GT's Sanction is a wicked, purpose-built enduro racing machine.



The race bike that GT developed with Dan Atherton for the Enduro World Series is now available as a complete bike in Europe and the UK, and as a frameset in North America. The Sanction is a sturdy, 160-millimeter-travel, aluminum-framed trail slayer, built around 27.5-inch wheels. The stated reason for the lack of a complete bike in the US and Canada was that racers usually want to customize their builds - which strongly suggests that GT either believes that riders in the UK and Europe are either less sophisticated and can't, or are too lazy and won't, build up their race bikes from scratch. It's nonsense any way you look at it - and it would be wonderful if GT offered North American's at least one of the two versions of the Sanction that it plans to sell overseas.

Sanction frames are suspended with a version of GT's Independent Drive linkage and are built with a tougher, 6069 aluminum alloy, compared to the 6061 alloy that the Force X is constructed with. Frame geometry is slack, but not excessively so, which is a surprise, because Dan Atherton is a proponent of slack. The Sanction's head angle is 66 degrees, Suspension up front is the new Fox 36 remote fork and the shock is a Float X Remote reservoir type. As is the practice in Pro Enduro competition, a remote lever switches the shock and fork. The dropper seatpost is a KS LEV. Complete bikes also feature an oversized, 31-millimeter Race Face Atlas handlebar and stem, and the drivetrain is protected by an e-thirteen chain guide. Of course, all that means very little if you live in North America, so I'll skip to the end. Sizes are available in small, medium, large and X-large, and the cost of a frame with a Fox Float X CTD remote shock is $1999 USD. GT says that a pro build will weigh close to 30 pounds (13.6kg).

GT Sanction Pro 2015

With the re-release of its 36 fork, Fox is back in the long-travel trailbike game with a vengeance. Shimano ICE brakes, an e-thirteen chainguide, and the Fox Float -X reservoir shock are additional reminders that GT's Sanction is all business.


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127 Comments

  • + 66
 "Fox is back with a vengeance"? x-fusion might have something to say about that.
  • + 41
 *Fox engineer walks in holding a Vengeance fork*..........I can explain.
  • - 29
flag scottrallye (Jun 24, 2014 at 9:44) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, X-Fusion might say "Hey, WE'VE got the low end of the market cornered, get outta here Fox!".
  • + 1
 haha, is there any truth to the rumour that x-fusion was a breakaway from fox? their lowers kinda look like RS with the "bulge" but fox seals fit x-fusion. maybe it's all a vicious lie
  • + 40
 My "low end" x fusion is a hell of a lot better then my "high end" fox ever was. I think fox should be asking x-fusion for some pointers.
  • + 1
 "Fitted with the fork of the moment"

LOL
  • + 8
 The X Fusion Metric HLR is leaps and bounds better than anything Fox has produced. Its not even close.
  • - 9
flag kleinblake (Jun 24, 2014 at 11:38) (Below Threshold)
 X fusion forks: awesome
X fusion shocks: garbage
  • + 5
 When I decided to try X-Fusion last year after the shock broke in I'd haven't gotten that excited over suspension since 2000 Shiver came out. Very happy with X-Fusion the only thing I'm worried about is not breaking past the Fox name and having to shut their doors cause they are not selling what they need to sell to stay open. Other wise I think they are just as good and better then Fox right now.
  • + 2
 My comment above came off like I think X-Fusion is low end stuff. Just to clarify, I have little to no experience riding X-Fusion stuff. My comment was based on what I see flipping through bike catalogs, and it seems that their products end up on the mid-range and lower bikes. It WILL be hard for them to compete with Fox and Rock Shox, but they wouldn't still be here if they weren't at least generating some income. They are easy to dismiss when compared to the big 2, or they might be the best suspension stuff in the world... but until they are being spec'd on as many bikes as Fox and Rock Shox (including top-end stuff), they may be stuck with that image for the time being.
  • + 7
 I've got a the vengeance R which I think is the lowest and to be perfectly honest it's great. burly for confidence. internal travel adjust and external rebound. simply as can be, effective and cheap. tough to argue with. I'd consider them in the future.
  • + 2
 Vengeance R is a great fork , only people that ride the big names jocks will say otherwise
I myself find it hard some times to look past Fox/RS or other big names and am disappointed in myself for it
  • + 6
 X Fusion shocks garbage??? I've owned two Vector coil HLR's which felt pretty much on par with a Cane Creek double barrel at half the price. That was one three different bikes too. Insanely adjustable, just like a moto shock. I now have a Vector air HLR which feels almost exactly like the coil over version. With both the fork and shock, the bottom out control is so good you can have the beginning stroke super supple yet not bottom out the suspension.

The only reason you don't see as many reviews and press about XF is not based on performance. Its based on who's got the deeper pockets. I would put XF up against any suspension on the market for the performance vs value factor.
  • + 1
 I'm not a tech junkie, I'm not a pro tuner, and I'm far, far, faaaar from a pro rider, but unfortunately my first experience with x fusion was horrible. A friend got a x fusion vengeance fork, I believe it was, and it's the biggest pile I've ever ridden. It tops out and feels like a specialized taint punching command post rather than a fork. The shop he purchased from attempted rebuilding it multiple times and within 2 rides was back to disappointing characteristics and was basically told it is what it is. For the sake of a competitive market and more cost effective options to riders, I've always hoped that they were better than that and it seems that a lot of people are happy with them, but through that experience jaded me and I will most likely never spend a dollar towards that brand.
  • + 2
 Lyonheart13 - not sure why you had bad luck with that fork. Were the compression adjusters fully on or something? A properly set up X Fusion fork (especially the HLR models) will perform and feel very similarly to the other brand's top models. At the very least, your experience should have been equal +/- to the other brands. I could see if you were talking about a first gen Fox 32 Talas or something like that, then I would understand. Something seems fishy about that fork you were using.
  • + 2
 Those bikes= FUGLY
Sorry GT, JMO...
  • + 3
 I agree, something was fishy with it. We tried all sorts of settings, took it back to the shop and so on....only thing we didn't do was pray for it haha. It probably was that one in a million lemon and never may be too harsh of a word and I'm sure I've already people with my experience. The shop it was purchased from offered a 1 month break in tune up and took it upon themself to rebuild it, which was already flag considering it was only a month old. I'm not trying to bash x fusion, I'm just sharing an experience that was unfortunately not what I hoped for. Thanks for keeping it civil WayneParsons.
  • + 1
 no prob dude! you too!
  • + 2
 I've owned 3 x fusion shocks. The O2 RL, O2RCX, and a microlite. All of them topped out extremely harsh. On the other hand, every fork I've owned , velvet, vengeance, and slant, were all great. And the RV1 is the best dual crown fork I've ever felt
  • + 0
 I agree. My X-Fusion Vengeance is one huge p.o.s. I have the stiffest coil possible, and bottom it out every ride. And I only weigh 230 lbs. Even though I bottom it out, it Is not plush. It has awful small bump sensitivity, and dives like a whale into corners. It sends like other people are happy, but just like said above, my opinion is now perminatly tainted. The only pro is that it has a really stiff chassis. With 35mm stantions and a 20mm through axle, it is stiffer than a rockshocks domain double crown.
  • + 1
 Looks foxy....
  • + 1
 Do you have a vengeance R?That just sounds as this basic version wighout any great compression damping and with stock spring,which is far too soft.at x-fusion you ought to take the next harder spring.
when I updgraded too HLR damper,the fork immediately felt very plush a.controlled far better,a complete different fork... and a bit of greasing can never be wrong ;-)
  • + 2
 As the owner of a GT Sensor with an X-Fusion rear shock, I can say that if that shock is not precisely set up at the right pressure it does suck... But once you do get it right performs well... also I just think that for shocks that aren't the best when it comes to small bump compliance, a bike with so many little pivot points can cause trouble if just one of them is a little sticky... and unfortunately the I-drive/AOS has alot of place to collect mud and cause trouble. If one of those links are the slightest bit sticky, small bump sensitivity goes right out the window... Just my two cents experience here........ Other than that it pedals as good as most hardtails!
  • + 47
 After the constant bitching on here about how all we see on here is bikes... - That no one can afford - With outdated geo - That don't come 1x - With Avid or Formula brakes - That ride poorly because of a dumb noodle 32 fork - Fail to come spec'd with a dropper post, short stem or wide bars ...someone has finally delivered something that addresses all of those issues... ...and you don't like the color.
  • + 8
 I wish I could prop you 10 times.
  • + 2
 Nailed it. Absolutely nailed it.
  • + 31
 Some people might think they are ugly, but I think they look awesome!
  • + 2
 They look awesome in 26" hehe
  • + 1
 I have no problem with the looks.
  • + 15
 Don't sweat it GT, haters gonna hate. I'm digging the new designs and wish I had the funds to throw down for that Sensor!
  • + 2
 Samesies!
  • + 14
 Damn !! those are very ugly bikes, maybe good bikes,but i wouldn´t ride them in public.
  • - 12
flag TozeOliveira (Jun 24, 2014 at 9:20) (Below Threshold)
 My thoughts exactly!
  • + 14
 All of them are ugly except the sanction pro imo
  • - 4
flag josenitro (Jun 24, 2014 at 9:28) (Below Threshold)
 i agree that the new sanction iss the better looking of all of them but compared with this year martin maes sanction i think that gt made an ugly bike.
  • + 34
 If you wouldn't ride a great bike because of it's looks, you are doing this whole "mountain bike" thing wrong.
  • + 20
 I must have bad taste the Force looks sweet to me.
  • + 12
 Ugly? Why, cause they don't look like a Session?
  • + 1
 GT has always had the ugliest bikes out there, I'd say this is a step up compared to their other bikes.
  • + 6
 I love the looks of the sanction. The others aren't too bad. Better than the previous generation GT's in my opinion.
  • + 9
 Who cares about looks? Its either you ride a bike that looks pretty but has Shit geometry or a bike that looks decent but a competitive and efficient race platform. When did mountain biking turn into a beauty contest all of a sudden.
  • + 5
 Probably around 95% of mountain bikers
  • + 2
 ^Absolutely^ People will ride good-looking crap over awesome performing ugliness almost every time.
  • + 1
 To clear it up carfreak2000 edited his comment after I had started writing mine. It was "who cares about looks." I'd like to think I care less then the average mountainbiker but you're lying to yourself if you say looks don't sell. Look what is selling now, people will almost always buy looks over function.
  • + 10
 No ones going to drop a few thousand quid on something they dont like the look of
  • + 0
 Yeeeaaahhhh nobody wants to drop a huge amount of money on something they don't like the look of. I like the Sanction, only aesthetic critique would be it looks short in the front end, maybe a combination of an unflattering camera angle and that seat tube far forward of the bottom bracket. Makes it look "stumpy".
  • + 1
 Imo... the best GT force and sensor designs are reserved for the pre 2014 models. Though I liked the 2014 models mainly because of the paint scheme but these are definitely not that sexy... I just love the look of the sanction/force LE before. Still the sexiest is the Ruckus 7 heheheheeh

Also, losing out on love on a brand that does a release in a yearly basis! D:
  • + 1
 GT being consistent ... in making FUGLY bikes as usual. They should stick to hardtails. Shouldn't be able to fcuk it up. If I'm spending my hard earned cash, it needs to perform well and be aestheticly pleasing!
  • - 1
 it might ride great, but if I had to choose, I'd choose something else. They have some style but maybe it's a little too much for this age. I mean in a market where riders can choose, companies should pay attention to the design factor also. I love colors, I love style/design so when I'm off to buy something, that thing should be a sum of good construction, great feel, great components choice and a design that will make me proud of trowing a leg over that bike. Design follows function though and I think they look good, but I wouldn't buy any of them, because there are better looking bikes out there that IMO have the same ride characteristics.
  • + 5
 Wow, a disciple of Shimano offering a 42 hack one by system. I didn't think anyone besides grassroots brands would have the guts to go this route in the face of the two big players... nice to see this shake up.
  • + 3
 I am a GT Fan but I don't like AOS/Pathlink for a few reasons.
1) In muddy conditions the suspension shock is going to get covered in crap which is going to increase wear.
2) The bottom pivot is too low and if you roll over a rock it could take a decent whack which would cause damage.
3) People who have the AOS/Pathlink already have complained about the squeaking on the Pathlink pivots.

The Sanction however is almost the perfect bike....it would be perfect if it was 26"
  • + 1
 It would seem 26" mountain bikes are going the way of the dodo, and it makes me sad.
  • + 1
 I had a 2010 26' Sanction before and it was one of the best performing bikes i've owned (minus the pivot creaks)
Id probably still get one if it was available in my country
  • + 2
 Just for the sake of internet arguments...
1) That's easily fixed with a mud flap. Plus it looks like there's enough metal on the rear triangle to block most of the spray.
2) That's not really a problem. Your chainring will hit before the linkage. Also solved by just going faster.
3) I had an old iDrive and yeah... it creaked... so can't really argue with you on that! Hopefully they have improved this with the newer models.
  • + 3
 I just picked up a 2014 Sensor Expert. So far, I'm in love with my new bike and I think GT nailed their new AOS design; pedals uphill very well and rips going back down. Funny bit is though, I plan to change over to 1x10 and add a 150mm Pike as soon as I can get the cash. Too bad GT didn't roll them out with this spec for 2014. I'm sure they would have been better received upon their initial release.
  • + 1
 Is there any creak in the rear linkage? Have you had any damage to the cables running under the downtube?
  • + 1
 I live and ride in Southern California,so my bike is exposed to mainly very dry and dusty conditions, but I've had it through several small water crossing and the linkage still runs as silent as the day I bought it. As for the cables, I took a softball-sized rock that shot out from under the front tire and ricocheted into the front of the BB area where all the cables come down and the only thing that suffered was the paint.
  • + 1
 Ok, good to know. Thanks!
  • + 5
 having the shock so close to the rear wheel makes me nervous, seems a rock could easily kick into the stroke
  • + 5
 Call me crazy but I've always liked GTs. They pedal great and I like that they have a distinct look.
  • + 1
 Looks way better than previous models for sure. I have a friend that just got a sensor team carbon and that Bike rips. Beat his best time on our local 9 mile loop by almost 4 minutes. He was on a Trek Fuel 9.9 carbon 26er before.
  • + 1
 Now we have to deal with all this new 27,5" stuff, we need the TIRES to go with it.

I'm looking at you, Minion. And you, Baron. And don't you dare dropping the 26" versions for it. I have a bike that needs them still, and I am not selling it.
  • + 1
 Can't please everyone ever with paint schemes,graphics etc etc.Someone always throws a fit about what make or model paint colors come on it stock.Any companys offer custom paint and graphics from factory? Or stfu sand it paint it ,put whatever sticker you want on it and be happy!
  • + 1
 they look like a child's bikes with all the colors, and the linkage always seemed like they were trying too hard to be different even at the cost of performance, having the shock that low doesn't inspire confidence, neither does the split seat tube to make room for it. Too much going on.
  • + 1
 Product manager gets us wrong again.
Its not that we prefer to build em custom, its that we want a big ticket item specD properly.
2014 force(no frame only in us) was bought by many, only to replace brakes, fork, and drivetrain.
Now that fox has the new 36, oem pikes, shimano/sram=oem 1x, new, solid cheap$ brakes from shimano, many would buy the sanction complete, and now cannot.

That said, the lower end completes(sensor/hellion) look like good values.
  • + 1
 Glad GT finally released the Force in a aluminum version. Praise Jesus. At $3399 the Force X Expert alum is similarly equipped and much more in my price range than the $5120 Force Carbon Expert released earlier in the year. I think its weird that GT choose to use the same naming convention that Giant uses when bumping up travel slightly, X. Does anyone else feel like the bump up in travel does puts it in competition with the Sanction?
  • + 1
 Everyone was already swapping out for the 160 fork, plus it slakens it.
The force will climb waaaay better than the sanction, and can run 2/3x if desired, plus carbon.
The sensor should be a 130 29r.

2015 force available as frame in usa?
  • + 1
 Oh that's weird it looks gimmicky and lame, like every other GT bike ever made for 15 years. Why would I ever spend my money on this considering the VAST array of much cooler looking and incredibly fun to ride bikes? I agree looks aren't everything, but I also seriously doubt this thing rides better than the other big contenders in the category.
  • + 1
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  • + 1
 I have a 2014 Force, an yeah it's ugly. It's also the fastest climbing 150 millimeter slayer on the trail. Put over 3000 miles on it since Febuary. Has been to 13 States and BC. Been abused on all sorts of trails. Blew out shitty rear hub and shook lose a pivot bolt on Mr Toads wild ride in Tahoe. Other than that, pure genius. Yeah, it's hard to clean the rear stansion, and yeah I case the bottom bracket on a rock almost daily, but it's still rolling, and fast. The geometry is dialed, and guess what haters, it's the future.
  • + 1
 GT. I ask for the sake of the peoples, but can you not use Fox suspension? Yes, it is a big name brand and the 2015 stuff looks great, but what about smaller brands? X-Fusion, BOS, DVO. They all deserve to come stock on high end bikes, because, honestly, they are high end suspension. I'm not saying Fox and RS are bad suspension, but they get enough attention, are big enough. Support the smaller brands once in a while so they can get big and compete easily with the big guys too. Thanks for not ever reading this comment.
  • + 0
 The only criticism I have is with the shock spec on the Force X and Sector X. Personally, I think if a bike is serious enough to need a Fox 34 or a Pike it ought to get something like a Float X or a Monarch Plus, not a shock that would be speced on an XC bike.
  • + 4
 Shows dust lol ^^ and the pussification of Canada continues
  • + 4
 I hate snow but these bikes look good enough to ride.
  • + 1
 No account for taste I guess but. ........ I think they look pretty legit. A little busy around the crank and shock but me thinkest GT has been upping their game for a bit now.
  • + 3
 That sensor x looks awesome!
  • + 1
 AOS suspension= mongoose freedrive like the nugget and teocali
I know they are both owned by the same company, but let's not call it new.
  • + 2
 Its marginally different. Has a pivot out by the dropouts instead of a connector link
  • + 1
 Mongoose's free drive is based on the i-drive, which was around far earlier. The AOS is a new iteration of the i-drive. Just so you get the ol' facts down.
  • + 2
 All bikes are beautiful! stop your f@#kin bitchin & ride your pretty bike
  • + 1
 Dear Gt. When you are presenting a new bike, and it's angles, don't lift the bloody back wheel. Rookie. Nice Sanction though.
  • + 1
 "... or as a frame and shock in North America... "

I'll believe it when I see it! This'll most likely be more unobtainium like the Fury!
  • + 1
 I clicked a gt sensor advertisement banner on another site only to be asked which country I'm in, then nothing about the new sensor on the site. Whoops.
  • + 1
 Edit: Sanction ad not sensor
  • + 1
 Mehh. GT has such an identity crisis..last year it was triple chainring spec and this year it's this. The euros must have compromising pics of GTs product manager.
  • + 2
 All these people cryin sayin....there so ugly..pout..pout..hahah, while some may look funny, I bet they perform great!
  • + 1
 The Helion is a great idea. I hope I can have a shot one day...sounds super zippy
  • + 1
 I only read : "big wheels suck, let's go with the smaller one"

Let's face it. In two years, re-release of 26in.
  • + 0
 Force : 27.5'' wheels, 150 travel

Sensor : 27.5'' wheels, 130 travel

Sanction : 27.5'' wheels, 160 travel



One of these bikes will be soon be bumped out of the line...
  • - 2
 Now that we have to deal with all the 27,5" 650B stuff, we need to TIRES to go with it.

I'm looking at you, Minion, and you, Baron. And don't you dare dropping the 26" versions instead, I have a bike that needs them still, and I am not going to sell it.
  • + 1
 Why isn't the Sanction "Dan Atherton slack"? Dirt mag video suggested it was a 63deg head angle on his own bike?
  • + 1
 Those looks soooo ugly. I just like the GT before 2014.
  • + 0
 @mikekazimer:

I know, but only 2.3 and no Supertacky. And Baron is overdue, as well.
  • + 1
 The pictures are from the north pole or half a year old?
  • + 1
 It's so 2015 people can't handle the colors yet
  • + 1
 Since when is 31mm an oversized bar? I thought oversized was 35mm?
  • + 0
 because standards.
  • - 1
 Not only were last years bikes so overpriced, but on top of that, tell the guy who spent a fortune that the model only lasted a year!! plus they are ugly as hell
  • + 1
 I like x-fusion why hate on them ?
  • - 1
 "oversized, 31-millimeter Race Face Atlas handlebar and stem" Guessing should be 35mm? Cause 31.8 has been standard for a while now...
  • + 1
 ditch that orange,blue paint scheme!!!
  • + 1
 yeah I agree!
  • - 1
 The frames look ugly, and the new Fox decals are even uglier. They could have picked less ugly colors but I guess that's asking too much.
  • + 1
 yeah never liked the new fox decal.
  • + 1
 glad to see the half chin guide and the full chain guide.
  • + 2
 Summer has changed.
  • + 2
 Loving the Sanction Pro.
  • + 0
 ewww, haha I'm sure it rides nice though
  • + 0
 GT Helion in 29er must be look awesome!
  • + 0
 Yeah I wonder why that is not the case for the X country rig they have in the line. Or a sensor 9r like before?
  • + 1
 No fury?
  • + 1
 maybe on another set of announcement?
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 650b fury is out there....
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 Too bad those bikes are extremely ugly!
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 After a brief stint of making bikes that aren't absolutely hideous, GT is apparently back at it again. Great work guys, stick to your roots. Your ugly, ugly roots.
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 too bad some of those colors are extremely ugly
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 U.G.L.Y.
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 GT has the ugliest paint and graphics on the planet.
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 No, Nukeproof has the ugliest graphics
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