GT goes electric with GT-E Force and GT-E Pantera mountain bikes

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Hero-6299af0.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Hero-6299af0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Hero-6299af0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Hero-6299af0.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-403016 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="GT ebike news Force" title="GT ebike news Force" /> <p>GT is entering the <a href="https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/electric-bikes/">electric bike</a> arena for the first time with the launch of a range of full-suspension and hardtail pedal-assist mountain bikes.</p>
<p>Going by the new GT-E moniker, the Force full-suspension range consists of two models, while the Pantera hardtail range is made up of three. Both the Force and Pantera will be available from November.</p>
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<h2>GT-E Force key specs</h2>
<ul>
<li>150mm travel front and rear using GT’s LTS platform</li>
<li>Shimano STEPS drive</li>
<li>29in wheelset</li>
<li>Boost hubs front and rear</li>
<li>Four-piston brakes with 200mm rotors</li>
<li>Longer chainstays and steeper seat tube to aid climbing</li>
<li>Two models available: Amp and Current</li>
</ul>
<p>The trail-orientated, full-sus GT-E Force bikes are based on GT’s proven LTS four-bar linkage suspension platform, which was reintroduced on its conventional models last year.</p>
<p>This has been tweaked by increasing the platform’s anti-squat and anti-rise capabilities to better accommodate the lower centre of gravity of an e-bike.</p>
<p>Both the top of the range Amp and its slightly lower-specced counterpart, the Current, sport 29in wheels, while Shimano’s well regarded STEPS drive provides the powered assistance.</p>
<div class="img-container img-container–full" style="width: 600px;"><div class="img-container__dynamic-push" style="padding-bottom: 66.6667%"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Hero-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=600,400&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Hero-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Hero-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Hero-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Hero-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="600" height="400" class="wp-image-403021 alignnone size-full img-container__image" alt="GT ebike news Pantera" title="GT ebike news Pantera" data-source-name="Long Nguyen"></div></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The Pantera range of hardtails comes with rack and fender mounts for a wider appeal.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Long Nguyen</i></span>
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<h2>GT-E Pantera key specs</h2>
<ul>
<li>120mm front suspension on Bolt and Dash, 100mm on Current</li>
<li>Shimano STEPS drive</li>
<li>29in wheelset</li>
<li>Boost hubs front and rear</li>
<li>Four-piston brakes with 180mm rotors</li>
<li>Floating rear chainstays</li>
<li>Models available: Bolt, Current and Dash</li>
</ul>
<p>The alloy-framed, short-travel GT-E Pantera bikes use a new version of GT’s Triple Triangle frame design with ‘floating’ seatstays that join directly to the top tube and aren’t connected to the seat tube. GT claims this arrangement allows for 50 per cent more vertical compliance than that of a bike with regular stays.</p>
<p>All the bikes have internal cabling with capacity to run a dropper post should you wish to upgrade, while rack and fender mounts ensure wider appeal beyond the trails.</p>
<p>Like the Force, the Pantera range runs on 29in wheels and uses the Shimano STEPS drive.</p>
<h2>GT-E Force and GT-E Pantera 2020 range overview</h2>
<h3>GT-E Force Amp</h3>
<div class="img-container img-container–full" style="width: 610px;"><div class="img-container__dynamic-push" style="padding-bottom: 66.7213%"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Amp-9cb33a1.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=610,407&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Amp-9cb33a1.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Amp-9cb33a1.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Amp-9cb33a1.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Amp-9cb33a1.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="610" height="407" class="wp-image-403014 alignnone size-full img-container__image" alt="GT e-bike Force Amp" title="GT e-bike Force Amp" data-source-name="GT"></div></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The impressive looking Force Amp tops the e-bike range.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>GT</i></span>
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<ul>
<li>
<strong>Frame:</strong> eForce alloy 29in</li>
<li>
<strong>Fork:</strong> 150mm RockShox 35 Gold RL, Debon Air</li>
<li>
<strong>Rear shock:</strong> RockShox Deluxe Select R</li>
<li>
<strong>Drive unit:</strong> Shimano STEPS 250W</li>
<li>
<strong>Drivetrain:</strong> SRAM SX Eagle 12-speed</li>
<li>
<strong>Seatpost:</strong> All Terra Dropper</li>
<li>
<strong>Brakes:</strong> Shimano MT420, 203mm rotor</li>
<li>
<strong>Wheels:</strong> Shimano MT400 hubs, WTB STX i29 TCS rims</li>
<li>
<strong>Tyres:</strong> Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR II 2.6</li>
<li>
<strong>Price:</strong> £4,200 / €4,999</li>
</ul>
<h3>GT-E Force Current</h3>
<div class="img-container img-container–full" style="width: 612px;"><div class="img-container__dynamic-push" style="padding-bottom: 66.6667%"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Current-a568f9a.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=612,408&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Current-a568f9a.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Current-a568f9a.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Current-a568f9a.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Force-Current-a568f9a.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="612" height="408" class="wp-image-403015 alignnone size-full img-container__image" alt="Despite a more workmanlike spec list, the Force Current is still trail-ready" title="GT e-bike news Force Current" data-source-name="GT"></div></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> Despite a more workmanlike spec list, the Force Current is still trail-ready.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>GT</i></span>
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<ul>
<li>
<strong>Frame:</strong> eForce alloy 29in</li>
<li>
<strong>Fork:</strong> 150mm SR Suntour Zeron 35, coil spring</li>
<li>
<strong>Rear shock:</strong> RockShox Deluxe Select R</li>
<li>
<strong>Drive unit:</strong> Shimano STEPS 250W</li>
<li>
<strong>Drivetrain:</strong> Shimano Deore, 10-speed</li>
<li>
<strong>Seatpost:</strong> All Terra 6061 alloy</li>
<li>
<strong>Brakes:</strong> Shimano MT200, 203mm rotor</li>
<li>
<strong>Wheels:</strong> Shimano MT400 hubs, WTB STX i29 TCS rims</li>
<li>
<strong>Tyres:</strong> Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.6</li>
<li>
<strong>Price:</strong> £3,600 / €3,799</li>
</ul>
<h3>GT-E Pantera Bolt</h3>
<div class="img-container img-container–full" style="width: 600px;"><div class="img-container__dynamic-push" style="padding-bottom: 66.6667%"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Bolt-370cd6d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=600,400&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Bolt-370cd6d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Bolt-370cd6d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Bolt-370cd6d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Bolt-370cd6d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="600" height="400" class="wp-image-403018 alignnone size-full img-container__image" alt="The Pantera Bolt looks well specced for the price" title="GT e-bike Pantera Bolt"></div></div>
<div class="caption-hold">
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The Pantera Bolt looks well specced for the price.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"></span>
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<ul>
<li>
<strong>Frame:</strong> ePantera alloy 29in</li>
<li>
<strong>Fork:</strong> 120mm RockShox Judy, Solo Air</li>
<li>
<strong>Drive unit:</strong> Shimano STEPS 250W</li>
<li>
<strong>Drivetrain:</strong> SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed</li>
<li>
<strong>Brakes:</strong> Shimano MT200, 180mm rotor</li>
<li>
<strong>Wheels:</strong> Shimano MT400 hubs WTB STX i29 TCS rims</li>
<li>
<strong>Tyres:</strong> Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.35</li>
<li>
<strong>Price:</strong> £3,000 / €3,199</li>
</ul>
<h3>GT-E Pantera Current</h3>
<div class="img-container img-container–full" style="width: 600px;"><div class="img-container__dynamic-push" style="padding-bottom: 66.6667%"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Current-2ead605.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=600,400&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Current-2ead605.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Current-2ead605.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Current-2ead605.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Current-2ead605.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="600" height="400" class="wp-image-403019 alignnone size-full img-container__image" alt="GT e-bike news Pantera Current" title="GT e-bike news Pantera Current"></div></div>
<div class="caption-hold">
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> With decent tyres and finishing kit, the Pantera Current should be able to handle most non-threatening trails.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"></span>
</div>
<ul>
<li>
<strong>Frame:</strong> ePantera alloy 29in</li>
<li>
<strong>Fork:</strong> 120mm SR Suntour XCM32-DS, coil spring</li>
<li>
<strong>Drive unit:</strong> Shimano STEPS 250W</li>
<li>
<strong>Drivetrain:</strong> Shimano Alvio, 9-speed</li>
<li>
<strong>Brakes:</strong> Shimano MT200, 180mm rotor</li>
<li>
<strong>Wheels:</strong> Shimano MT400 hubs, WTB STX i29 TCS rims</li>
<li>
<strong>Tyres:</strong> Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.35</li>
<li>
<strong>Price:</strong> £2,600 / €2,699</li>
</ul>
<h3>GT-E Pantera Dash</h3>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Dash-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Dash-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Dash-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Dash-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/10/GT-ebike-news-Pantera-Dash-436ecaf.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-403020 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="GT e-bike Pantera Dash" title="GT e-bike Pantera Dash"></div>
<div class="caption-hold">
<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The budget model looks better equipped for the towpath than the serious trail.</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"></span>
</div>
<ul>
<li>
<strong>Frame:</strong> ePantera alloy 29in</li>
<li>
<strong>Fork:</strong> 100mm SR Suntour XCM, coil spring</li>
<li>
<strong>Drive unit:</strong> Shimano STEPS 250W</li>
<li>
<strong>Drivetrain:</strong> Shimano Altus, 8-speed</li>
<li>
<strong>Brakes:</strong> Shimano MT200, 180mm rotor</li>
<li>
<strong>Wheels:</strong> Shimano MT400 hubs WTB STX i29 TCS rims</li>
<li>
<strong>Tyres:</strong> WTB Ranger Comp 2.25</li>
<li>
<strong>Price:</strong> £2,200 / €2,399</li>
</ul>
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