GT Sanction 2.0

GT Sanction 2.0

3 Reviews for Sanction 2.0

  • + 1
 I've made some up-grades on my new(having it from an unsold stock at a country distributor) GT Sanction 2.0 2012 model, after 3 months of having it:
160mm Pike, Tune King&Kong with CX-Rays and Flow EX rims, Syntace mega force 2 and vector carbon, XT-XTR hybrid drive train, 11-46 cassette, KMC X11 SL DLC(red), Saints with 180mm XT discs and XT SPD pedals. Flys up and down like a dream. Also, it's 2.6 kg lighter than before. Originally, I've put Vittoria Morsa Graphene+ front and back but, after 2 months of usage, the front has been changed with something that has more grip and, unfortunately, more rolling resistance(Magic Marry Trailstar); red ESI grips, KS dropper and also a red Scoop Radius saddle, it looks very special as well. I love it!
Pros: solid, balanced, seems unbeatable on the trail
Cons: You can tell it's a 2008-2012 design by noticing how short it is. The norm for M size enduro bikes of today is at least 1187 mm for their wheelbases, while the Sanction 2.0 has only 1141 mm. Also, the seat tube is a little high at 470 mm. 30-50 mm lower would have been great, as I could have used a 150 mm droper and not a 125 mm one;

but, for my riding skill and level, it is great. Especially since it doubles as a Mountain Touring bike(1 to 3 or 4 days of biking on mountain trails); it's pedaling is very good and effective.
  • + 1
 2012 GT sanction 2.0 has fox Float RL, fairly basic but works flawlessly.
rear suspension has amazing peddling, and very good over rough stuff. fork is rockshox lyric coil, amazing fork! fairly heavy, but is one of the best forks out there. bike overall is great, has 66 head angle, and dh oriented geo.
Pros- good suspension, good pedaling, very good geometry. inexpensive
Cons- a bit on the heavier side for an am bike, but this is considered enduro so it is fairly ok. dropper post is problematic (xfusion). paint is easy to chip off in chain area, recommended protection. basic tuning: only rebound on front, rear air, rebound and lockout
would recommend for am and even bike park use!
  • + 1
 MY BIKE!!! Except mine has a shorter truvativ stylo T20 Stem, Rockshox Totem forks, XT brakes, BBB Flat pedals, different seat
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GT Sanction 2.0 (MSRP $2899.99) —

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Release Date 2009
Price $2,900
Rear Shock FOX DHX Air 4.0 XV, air sprung damper with rebound and compression adjust
Fork Rock Shox, Domain, 302 U-turn 120- 160mm travel, compression/ rebound adjust and motion control w/ 20mm QR axle, with Alum Steerer
Headset FSA Orbit X 1 1/8" forged cups, sealed bearings
Cassette Shimano SLX 11-34t
Crankarms Shimano SLX with 2 chainring, 22/36 with bash guard
Bottom Bracket Shimano SLX Outboard
Pedals Crank Brothers Acid
Rear Derailleur SRAM X .9
Chain HG-73 Nine Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX for 22/36
Shifter Pods SRAM X .7 matchmaker
Handlebar Gravity Riser bar 31.8 clamp, 25mm rise
Stem Thompson Elite X4
Grips GT Lock Down, co molded locking grip system
Brakes Avid Juicy 5 Hydrualic Disc
Hubs Sealed Bearing
Spokes DT Swiss 2.0 stainless steel
Rim Mavic EN -321, 6061 heat treated rim with stainless eyelets
Tires Front/ rear 26"x 2.3 Kenda Nevgal, 120 tpi with Kevlar bead
Seat WTB Pure V Race
Seatpost FSA DH-300


Size XS S M L XL
Frame Weight
Bike Weight
Headtube Angle 66 ° 66 ° 66 ° 66 ° 66 °
Seattube Angle 71.8 ° 71.7 ° 71.7 ° 71.7 ° 71.6 °
Headtube Length 100.07 mm 109.98 mm 119.88 mm 130.04 mm 150.11 mm
Chainstay Length 430.78 mm 430.78 mm 430.78 mm 430.78 mm 430.78 mm
BB Height 354.07 mm 354.07 mm 354.07 mm 354.07 mm 354.07 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 560.07 mm 575.05 mm 594.86 mm 610.10 mm 760.73 mm
WheelBase 1104.64 mm 1120.39 mm 1141.22 mm 1156.97 mm 1188.46 mm
Standover Height 710.43 mm 713.74 mm 728.21 mm 740.15 mm 760.73 mm


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