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2008 GT Force 1.0

Frodo1095Frodo1095 Posts: 252
edited July 2010 in Your mountain bikes
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Frame 6061 Monocoque frame with 6.0 inches of rear wheel travel. With new forged I-link. Standardized bearings and modular dropout system.
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23 Shock
Fork Fox Float 32 RLC 5.5"/ 140mm travel w/ low speed compression, Lock-out, Air spring pressure and rebound adjust
Crankset Shimano XT FC-M770 Hollowtech 2 44/32/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano XT Outboard
Pedals DMR V8
Front Derailleur Shimano XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Shadow XT
Shifters Shimano XT
Cassette Shimano XT 11-34t
Chain HG-73 Nine Speed
Rims DT Swiss X-430
Tyres Front & Rear 26"x 2.1 Kenda Nevagal, 120 tpi with Kevlar bead
Front Hub Shimano XT Centrelockdisc
Rear Hub Shimano XT Centrelock Disc
Spokes DT Swiss 1.8 stainless steel
Front Brake Shimano XT Disc, 180mm rotor
Rear Brake Shimano XT Disc 160mm rotor
Brake Levers Shimano XT Hydraulic
Handlebar Ritchey WCS Rizer Alloy 31.8 clamp, low rise
Stem Truvativ XR stem 31.8 75mm 5 degree rise
Grips GT Lock Down, co moulded locking grip system
Headset FSA Orbit X 1 1/8" forged cups, sealed bearings
Saddle WTB Rocket V SLT
Seat Post Ritchey Comp post

Got a few little upgrades here and there I wish to do but not much

Posts

  • mrfmilomrfmilo Posts: 2,250
    One of my favourite bikes atm. :D
  • Nice, and I see you are in NZ too. Now I'm COMPLETELY jealous!
  • Frodo1095Frodo1095 Posts: 252
    Thanks, mrfmilo and Cat with no tail

    We are very spoiled getting to ride the trails here in Rotorua every week.

    We sometimes need reminding how lucky we are to have them and they are very well maintained as well.
  • Very very nice.
    Great spec :)
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    looks sweet. very good spec
  • Frodo1095 wrote:
    Thanks, mrfmilo and Cat with no tail

    We are very spoiled getting to ride the trails here in Rotorua every week.

    We sometimes need reminding how lucky we are to have them and they are very well maintained as well.

    All right, All right, no need to rub it in!

    :wink:
  • m_cozzym_cozzy Posts: 132
    Be careful with where you have your gear (and I assume brake) line cable tied near the rear shock mount. I did the same to my sanction & the cable rub is terrible, it really milled into the metalwork before I noticed
    :(

    I then tried to run the lines inside the mount next to the frame, with frame protectors but it burnt straight through them on the 1st ride and again flattened the frame.

    Currently I have them like yours again, but with the cables inside some rubber tube, havent yet tested this.
    Banned from singletrack forum again :-)
  • clodepclodep Posts: 2
    Sweeeeet ride Frodo!

    I've been slowly upgrading bits on my Force 3 and you've given me some good ideas.

    How long is your stem? (90mm or 70mm?)... also what are the factory presets on the Fox RP23 (the Rebound and Compression presets shown on the sides of the shock)??... I want to change my Fox Float R to an RP23.

    Also notice you've put a 2.1" Nevegal on the front.. I was thinking about doing this as well... did you notice much difference from the 2.35"?

    Cheers :)
  • AlienmanAlienman Posts: 91
    I like the color
    '09 Rocky Mountain Fusion
  • Frodo1095Frodo1095 Posts: 252
    Thanks for the heads up m_cozzy, I havent had any problems with cable run in that area, when my bike was put together they put a tie onto the swing arm and then looped another tie trough it to hold the cable, so the cables dont run against the frame but is then secured more firmly in the cable channel further down the swing arm by the wheel.
    Is this how you had yours ?

    Hi clodep, have fun with upgrading your Force 3, upgrading is always good fun.
    I am currently running a 75mm stem on mine, but I have been playing with my seat position a bit so now I have got that a bit more sorted I will see how my stem length feels.
    The presets on my RP23 are Compression is shown on the smallest of the 3 bars and the Rebound is on the middle.
    I run with the 2.1 for most of my riding, bit less rolling resistance and I dont need the fatter tire for any big drops, if I am out with my mates and we are taking the shuttle up to the top to do the steeper runs I will usually switch back to the 2.35, but the 2.1 is just as able to handle it.

    Any more questions just let me know
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 8,651 Forum Tart 2010
    Great bikes, had one briefly then moved on to the Sanction 1.0 (which I just sold)

    Really nice to ride, only got rid as I went back to a HT....

    Enjoy ;)
  • m_cozzym_cozzy Posts: 132
    Frodo1095 wrote:
    put a tie onto the swing arm and then looped another tie trough it to hold the cable, so the cables dont run against the frame

    Thats a good idea! why didnt I think of that :?

    I will try the 2 cable tie method this weekend as this sounds like it will work very well. Nice one.
    Banned from singletrack forum again :-)
  • tptvmbircntptvmbircn Posts: 782
    i've a soft spot for gt's, thats actually quite nice, good stuff there!
  • RobownsRobowns Posts: 74
    im not a fan of GT's but thats very nice
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