GT Sanction 2019 (custom build) 11

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Parts
Frame: GT Sanction. Misc.: Elite 2019 frame, converted to custom build; custom dogbone link
Rear Shock: FOX Float X2 Factory 2-Position Lever. Misc.: Off-set bushings 2x5mm
Fork: Fox Float 36 Factory RC2 170mm. Misc.: 180mm air-shaft
Headset: Nukeproof
Handlebar: Syntace Vector Carbon. Misc.: 780mm, backsweep 12 degrees
Stem: Syntace Megaforce 2 40mm. Misc.: I have the 50mm as well; I need to do some testing
Grips: ESI Chunky. Misc.: Red color
Brakes: Shimano Saints. Misc.: 203mm front, 180mm rear
Brake Levers: Shimano Saints
Shifters: SRAM XX1 Eagle. Misc.: Black
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle. Misc.: Black
Cranks: Race Face SixC Cinch 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: Other Absolute Black Oval 32T. Misc.: Red color
Bottom Bracket: Race Face Cinch 30
Chain: KMC X12. Misc.: Silver
Cassette / Rear Cog: SRAM NX Eagle
Pedals: DMR Vault. Misc.: Red color
Front Rim: Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow MK3
Rear Rim: Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow MK3
Hubs: Other Tune King/Kong. Misc.: Red color
Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray
Front Tire: Other Vittoria Mota G+2.5". Misc.: soon to be changed to Vittoria Mota G 2.0, 2.6"
Rear Tire: Other Vittoria Morsa G+ 2.5". Misc.: soon to be changed to Vittoria Morsa G 2.0, 2.6"
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius. Misc.: Red color
Seatpost: KS Lev 125mm. Misc.: Wolftooth trigger
General Info
Model Year: 2019
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 34 lb 13.3 oz (15800 g)
Additional Info: I'm using a custom dogbone link made by CXP Racing from NZ; it uses bearings instead of bushings, for increased sensitivity. Also, using shock off-set bushings for decreasing the BB height(-10mm) and for slackening the head-angle.

Vital MTB member EugenM EugenM 5/8/2019 1:48 PM

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Basically, bar the laser engraved logo from CXP racing, it does not differ too much from the original. It is slightly narrower for improved debris clearing and pivots on bearings instead of bushings. The difference is noticeable. But, it isn't a cheap up-grade to do. Beside the actual cost of link, bearings and anodised bolts, I had to pay also custom taxes, as it came outside Euro zone. Despite that, if you can afford it, go for it.

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I need to test it on real trails. So far, I only tested the bike on some small 50-150m xc trails in city's parks. Only after I properly ride, I can say if it really works. On these mellow xc trails, I cannot tell.I need some rocks and roots.

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