GT Verb Expert 27.5" Mountain Bike - 2016
Save $430.02 (26%) $1,199.97 MSRP $1,629.99
If you're not familiar with 27.5" mountain bikes, they are said to be the perfect size for mid-height riders and for good reason. With an improved angle of attack, a 27.5" wheel will roll over faster and easier than a 26-inch wheel. The larger the wheel, the smaller the obstacle relative to the wheel. Sounds easy enough and when you encounter a log or a rock, you quickly learn that this is true. Also, the 27.5" wheel offers improved agility.
The Verb Expert rolls on an aluminum frame with forged linkage pivots, a tapered head tube, an X-Fusion 02 PRO RL air shock with rebound and lockout adjustments, and a Rock Shox Recon Silver TK fork with 120mm of travel and a lockout. The lockout is perfect for efficiency on long climbs or traversing pavement on your way to the trail head.
The Expert model is equipped with a trail-savvy Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain and Deore 38/24-tooth crank. Your power and cadence is transferred seamlessly to the WTB STP i23, UST Tubeless rims and Maxxis Ardent 27.5x2.25" tires. This setup is perfect for fast and furious cross country riding.