GT Sensor Mountain Bike Review

4.50 out of 5
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GT Sensor 9r
GT Sensor Carbon Team
GT Sensor Carbon Pro
GT Sensor Carbon Expert
GT Sensor Expert
GT Sensor Elite
GT Sensor Elite (2014)
GT Sensor (2014)
GT Sensor 29R Expert
GT GT Sensor 1.0
2014 GT Sensor Carbon Pro 27.5
GT 2008 GT Sensor 3.0
GT GT Sensor Carbon Experts 27.5
GT Sensor 2.0 (2012)
GT Sensor X Pro 27.5
GT Sensor Pro 29er (2013)
GT Sensor 9R Expert
GT Sensor 9r Comp
GT Sensor 3.0
GT Sensor AL Elite Black (2015)
GT GT sensor 2.0 2010

August 27, 2016
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Incredible rear suspension design is stiff when you want it, and opens when you need it.

Cons: Heavy, wheels are a little low quality, low quality drivetrain. Fork spring was a little soft for me, couldn't find a good fork upgrade.

Recommendation: Upgrade the wheels and drivetrain, and you've got a solid performing bike. Good luck finding an upgraded fork.

January 3, 2015
Pros: The bike handles awesome Fast Easy to peddle

Cons: cable routing is well weird

Recommendation: i like it, but I should also state I bought the expert, which they didn't have an option for. But I really like this bike, it rolls over everything. It is faster and more apt then I am, I am an amateur.


January 3, 2015
Model/Year: 2014 GT Sensor Carbon Expert

Pros: Lightish
Dropper post
Cheaper than comparable bikes

Cons: No internal dropper routing
SLX shifters

Recommendation: I rented this bike while my Zaskar 100 was in the shop for a warranty frame replacement, which GT's customer service was great and upgraded my Pro frame to a Team. This was my first ride on a 650b and loved how easily it rolled over rocks. I liked the dropper post as well though it was finicky. The Formula T1S brakes were ok but not great. I was happy with it overall and I know the next MTB I buy will be a trail model and the Sensor might just top the list of potential bikes.

March 23, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: Cornering, suspention

Cons: Weight

Recommendation: Awesome bike, brakes, shawdow plus

December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: great value

Cons: OK components

Recommendation: great FS 29er for the budget conscious


December 12, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Idrive works like a charm
Climbs like a mountain goat
Screams down hills like a raped Sasquatch

Cons: Idrive needs tightening frequently
Lower end components

Recommendation: This is the first FS I have owned. I'm a college kid and don't have money to fling around. The bike handles flawlessly and keeps up with any other riders that I encounter on the trail