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GT Bicycles Center On Rider Technology

The Center On Rider (C.O.R.) philosophy is GT’s guiding principle used to develop bikes that fit the needs of riders.

“To be able to design an effective bike, you have to think of the rider that will use it. Are they an All-Mountain rider, a Trail rider or a Gravity rider? We believe that knowing how someone rides, what they ride, and where they ride allows us to design the best possible bike for them”, says GT’s product development department.

Since the 1970’s, GT has provided plenty of tech stories. Today, they are certainly in tune with emerging design trends, but their holistic approach to design by understanding the relationship of a bike and its rider puts them ahead of the game. GT’s C.O.R. philosophy identifies and addresses the five key facets of a bike that will elevate your experience: Fit, Function, Tune, Spec and Geometry.

 

The GT Sensor: C.O.R. for the Trail Rider

New Geometry:

Head Tube : 67.2 degrees

Top Tube: 59.87 cm

Bottom Bracket Height : 34.79 cm

Wheelbase : 116.2 cm

  • Who Is It For?
    The Sensor is designed for the aggressive trail rider who is ripping singletrack, occasionally testing their race skills, or managing their way through an endurance race. This rider doesn’t want to compromise on the bike’s descending ability, but still needs a crisp and efficient pedaling platform.
  • Fit
    Long front center; with a short stem, wide bars and a longer front center, the rider will have all of the control they need on descents, without compromising the ability to climb.
  • Function
    With 130mm of front and rear travel, the Sensor is incredibly capable. A 3x10 drivetrain, 180mm disc rotors and premium suspension give the bike the ability to attack a wide range of trail environments.


 

The GT Force: C.O.R. for the All-Mountain Rider

New Geometry:

Head Tube : 67.2 degrees

Top Tube: 59.87 cm

Bottom Bracket Height : 34.79 cm

Wheelbase : 116.2 cm

  • Who Is It For?
    Steep climbs, high alpine singletrack, gnarly descents, and the possibility of having to put your bike on your back; going up and down and all-around is GT All-Mountain.
  • Fit
    With a short stem, wide bars, and a long front center you have the control that you need when descending. Plus, the Force has a “roomy” feel on climbs; that translates into confidence, so you can comfortably ride your bike all over the mountain.
  • Function
    With 150mm of travel, both front and rear, and all-new geometry, the Force is incredibly capable when it comes to massive close encounters with obstacles, or on terrain that can change dramatically during a single ride. Shimano 3x10 drivetrains, 180mm rotors and premium suspension give this bike the ability for high performance on a wide range of trails and conditions.

 

The Force and Sensor Tune

In developing the AOS system (Angle Optimized Suspension), GT’s engineers have been able to focus on more than just one major characteristic of a suspension bike. By controlling the wheel path, the angle of attack, pedaling efficiency and suspension feedback, you will feel a ride that smooth’s out the terrain, acts responsive and stable, and pedals well.

  1. A controlled wheel path
  2. Improved angle of attack
  3. Increased pedaling efficiency
  4. Reduced suspension feedback

And the overall result? Your ride will feel perfectly responsive, stable and it will pedal without suspension conflict.

 

Check out the new 2014 GT Sensor Bikes.

 

Check out the new 2014 GT Force Bikes.

 

Or, Shop all GT mountain bikes now.

 

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