GT Force AL Elite 27.5 Bike 2020

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Description

GT Force AL Elite 27.5 Bike

An Elite level MTB for the fast and furious enduro rider, this take on GT’s Force bike comes equipped with top-end componentry and a durable build to let you squeeze all that you can from every rambunctious off-road ride.

Developed to Tackle Rowdy Terrains

Built to excel on alpine rides, enduro events and down the bikepark, the supportive and supple alloy frame keeps you balanced and poised for whatever lies ahead. equipped with RockShox Lyrik Select forks and a Super Deluxe Coil shock, no trail is off-limitsfor this impact-eating system, with the 12-speed SRAM SX Eagle transmission pushing every ride to new heights and impressive drops.

Adding unrivalled control and stopping abilities are TRP Slate T4 hydraulic disc brakes, which give a sure and steadfast clamp to the WTB ST i25 wheels when you need to reel them in. Made to take every enduro route by storm, this Elite GT bike lives up to its Force moniker by carrying you everywhere with pace, power and aggression.

Features:

  • Frame: Force Alloy 27.5″ frame, 150mm Travel, BSA 73mm, LockR Pivots, Tapered Head Tube, Boost 12×148 Thru-Axle, 185x55mm Trunnion Shock Mount, ISCG05
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select RC, 160mm, Charger Damper, BOOST 15x110mm, tapered steerer, 46mm offset
  • Headset: FSA NO.42, Semi Integrated, Sealed Bearing, Tapered
  • Stem: GT Alloy Stem, 31.8mm Clamp, 45mm Length
  • Handlebar: GT Alloy riser bar, 15mm rise, 780mm width
  • Grips: GT Statement2 Double Lock-on Grips
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Shifters: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brake System: TRP Slate T4 hydro disc, 203/180mm rotors
  • Crankset: Truvativ Descendent 6K, Dub, 32t, 170mm (S-L), 175mm (XL)
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1275, GX Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Front Hub: Formula 15×110
  • Rear Hub: Formula 12 x 148 w/ HG driver 12×148
  • Rims: WTB ST i29 TCS 2.0, 32h, tubeless-ready
  • Tyres: Front: Schwalbe Hans Dampf Performance, 27.5 x 2.35″, TwinSkin, Addix Compound, tubeless-ready; Rear: Schwalbe Hans Dampf EVO, 27.5 x 2.35″, SnakeSkin, Addix Soft Compound, tubeless-ready
  • Saddle: WTB Silverado Sport, steel rails
  • Seatpost: TranzX Dropper, 31.6, Internal Routing, 120mm (S,M), 150mm (L,XL)

Easy Assembly

When you order a bike, one of our trained mechanics will carefully prepare and pack your bike for shipping. Upon delivery, the assembly is simple and all necessary tools are conveniently included in the box.

Depending on the delivery service and destination, bikes will either be delivered in a large or a small box. Below is a guide as to how your bike will arrive:

  • All bikes for delivery within the UK and Republic of Ireland will be delivered in a large box, except for kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes.
  • All bikes for delivery within the EU on a standard service will be delivered in a large box. If an express delivery option is chosen, your bike will be packed into a small box. Again, the exception is kids’ bikes and BMX bikes, which are always delivered in manufacturer’s boxes.
  • All bikes for worldwide delivery outside the EU will be delivered in small boxes.

This video demonstrates assembly from a SMALL BOX.

This video demonstrates assembly from a LARGE BOX.

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Specs

  • Colour: Gloss Red – White
  • Frame Size: XL, S, M, L
  • Wheel Size: 27.5″ (650b)
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Speed: 12 Speed
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Fork Travel: 170mm
  • Rear Travel: 150mm

Bike Sizing Guide

Choosing the bike size depends on the type of bike, your height, your riding style, and your preference. A correct fitting bike will be more comfortable, more efficient and more fun to ride. This bike size guide gives our customers general advice on choosing the right size. It is a guide only and we always recommend visiting one of our stores or contacting one of our experts from our contact us page.

To get started, think about your style of riding, measure your height and use the links above for sizing on relevant bike types.

 

Measure your height

To find the correct sized bike you will need to measure your height and your inside leg. For your height, stand against a wall and mark the wall with a pencil so it's level with the top of your head. Then measure from the ground up to the mark (having someone to help might make this easier). For your inside leg measurement, stand against a wall and using a book hold it in between your legs into your groin and make sure it's flat against the wall. Measure the height from the book to the floor. (Again it might be easier to get a friend to help). If your height is on the cusp of the size range, your reach is often the deciding factor in which size to go for. To find out if you have short or long reach you will need to measure your ape index. This is your arm span minus your height. If you have a positive ape index then go for the larger size, or if you have a negative ape index go for a smaller size.

 

The type of bike

What type of bike you choose will affect the bike size you buy. The type or style of riding that you do will also affect which size you need. For example a mountain biker that wants to ride more aggressively and would like a more manoeuvrable bike may prefer a size smaller than they would normally take. Likewise a cross country racer that is looking for a flatter and speedier mountain bike may prefer a size larger than they would normally take. There is no definitive right or wrong size, it all comes down to personal preference and what feels comfortable. The different types of bikes are all explained within our buying guides.

 

How are bikes measured?

Bikes are measured by their seat tube length. This measurement is normally from the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) or the centre of the bolt that attached the crank arms. This differs by brand, some measure to the top of where the top tube meets the seat tube, or even the centre of the top tube. Mountain bikes are either measured in inches or descriptive sizes (small, medium etc). Road bikes are in centimetres or descriptive sizes where as Hybrid bikes can be any one of the three. Bikes also get longer as they go up in size (relative to the frame size) but different brands can be inherently longer or shorter than others.

 

Stand over height

Stand over height is how tall the frame is from the ground. Stand over height measurements are to the top of the top-tube. Ideally you want at least 2cm of clearance between you and the frame. In theory your stand over height is your leg measurement minus 2cm. It it worth measuring your inside leg with your shoes on so you can establish your stand over height. Should you need to jump off the saddle quickly, the clearance between you and the frame will prevent any injuries.


This handy chart should show you the right size of MTB you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.

Rider Height Suggested Mountain Frame Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (inches) Frame Size (cm) Frame Size
4'10" - 5'2" 148cm - 158cm 13" - 14" 33 - 37 View all X-Small Bikes
5'2" - 5'6" 158cm - 168cm 15" - 16" 38 - 42 View all Small Bikes
5'6" - 5' 10" 168cm - 178cm 17" - 18" 43 - 47 View all Medium Bikes
5'10" - 6'1" 178cm - 185cm 19" - 20" 48 - 52 View all Large Bikes
6'1" - 6'4" 185cm - 193cm 21" - 22" 53 - 57 View all X-Large Bikes
6'4" - 6'6" 193cm - 198cm 23" - 24" 58 - 61 View all XX-Large Bikes

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This handy chart should show you the right size of road bike you need based on your height. Measure your height accurately and always check the manufacturer’s measurements too. You can also visit us in store to speak to an experienced member of staff.

Rider Height Suggested Road Bike Size
Feet & Inches Centimetres Frame Size (cm)
4'10" - 5'0" 148cm - 152cm XX-Small (47cm - 48cm) View all XX-Small Road Bikes
5'0" - 5'3" 152cm - 160cm X-Small (49cm - 50cm) View all X-Small Road Bikes
5'3" - 5'6" 160cm - 168cm Small (51cm - 53cm) View all Small Road Bikes
5'6" - 5'9" 168cm - 175cm Medium (54cm - 55cm) View all Medium Road Bikes
5'9" - 6'0" 175cm - 183cm Large (56cm - 58cm) View all Large Road Bikes
6'0" - 6'3" 183cm - 191cm X-Large (58cm - 60cm) View all X-Large Road Bikes
6'3" - 6'6" 191cm - 198cm XX-Large (61cm - 63cm) View all XX-Large Road Bikes

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Size

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

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