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The GT Sensor is a nice bike from GT that, above all, looks incredibly tough. If there ever was a mountain bike or trail bike that looked like it was made for the sport, the Sensor is it. It is incredibly durable, resilient and has some of the best power transmission out there.

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BikeNameResellerPrice
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2020 Full
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2020 Full
$5,293
GT Sensor AL Sport 2020 Full
GT Sensor AL Sport 2020 Full
$2,000
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2020 Full
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2020 Full
$4,117
GT Sensor AL Comp 2020 Full
GT Sensor AL Comp 2020 Full
$2,352
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 2020 Full
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 2020 Full
$2,941
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 X-Large Satin Gold
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 X-Large Satin Gold
$3,764
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 Satin Gold
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 Satin Gold
$4,000 $3,764
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2020 Flake -
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2020 Flake -
$5,293
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 Wine
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 Wine
$3,300 $3,117
You save 6%
GT Sensor AL Sport 2020 Deep Moss
GT Sensor AL Sport 2020 Deep Moss
$2,000
You save 6%
GT Sensor AL Comp 2020 Gunmetal Sky
GT Sensor AL Comp 2020 Gunmetal Sky
$2,352
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2020 Military Gumwall
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2020 Military Gumwall
$4,117
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 2020 Limegold Burgundy
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 2020 Limegold Burgundy
$2,941
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 X-Large Wine
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 X-Large Wine
$3,117
You save 6%
GT Bicycles Sensor Comp 20
GT Bicycles Sensor Comp 20
$2,750
You save 6%
GT Bicycles Sensor Sport 20
GT Bicycles Sensor Sport 20
$2,000
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon 29 Expert 2020 Small Military
GT Sensor Carbon 29 Expert 2020 Small Military
$4,350
You save 6%
GT Sensor Aluminum 29 Comp 2020 Small Gunmetal
GT Sensor Aluminum 29 Comp 2020 Small Gunmetal
$2,750
You save 6%
GT Sensor Aluminum 29 Sport 2020 Large Deep
GT Sensor Aluminum 29 Sport 2020 Large Deep
$2,000
You save 6%
GT Sensor Aluminum Comp 29 2019 Large Moss
GT Sensor Aluminum Comp 29 2019 Large Moss
$2,625 $1,840
You save 30%
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 29 2019 Large Raw
GT Sensor Carbon Elite 29 2019 Large Raw
$3,150 $2,200
You save 30%
GT Bicycles Sensor Carbon Elite 20
GT Bicycles Sensor Carbon Elite 20
$3,250
You save 30%
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 Full
GT Sensor Carbon Expert 2019 Full
$3,300 $3,117
You save 6%
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 Full
GT Sensor Carbon Pro 2019 Full
$4,000 $3,764
You save 6%

GT Sensor Review

We noticed that the GT Sensor had five different fits to choose from, which we thought was pretty cool. It is an alloy frame in some of the bikes and carbon frames in the others, but all of them feature a fork with 130mm travel.

This is the AOS design from GT, and it is one we grew to love, even though it was a little complex to get used to. There is a Fox 34 fork to control the damping on bumps, although the rebound control is a little on the sensitive side and an inexperienced hand could lead to some discomfort.

The dropper post of the gearing hub simply didn’t want to work with us though, and we figured that this was due to it being super sensitive to cable routing. After a lot of review rides, we decided that the GT Sensor performed insanely well on flatter, smoother trails as well as anything without an incline. Taking it downhill was a lot scarier, and the bike didn’t really keep us sated.

+Pros:

  • Big, bulky design
  • Safe on most trails
  • Nice suspension and damping
  • Great fork design

-Cons:

  • Hard to go downhill

The Verdict

The GT Sensor is a trail bike that isn’t made for going downhill, but will be your best friend on just about any other track that you can think of.

Obviously made for the discerning rider, the GT Sensor is a classic example of everything right in a mountain bike, paired with a couple of issues that just about tipped the scales in the other direction.

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