[Bike Check] Rachel Throop’s GT Force X Carbon

[Bike Check] Rachel Throop’s GT Force X Carbon

10/02/2016
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10/02/2016

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Rachel Throop recently made the move from a brand ambassador to a full time racer aboard GT’s factory enduro team.  She’ll be hitting the big EWS rounds.  Coming off of a leg injury from last year, Rachel has been putting the extra work into her training.  We chatted with her a bit yesterday and she’s really excited to be following in Anneke Beerten’s footsteps; stating that riding with Anneke has helped her to push a bit harder and realize her potential.  We caught up with Rachel for a bit to get the full rundown on her GT Force.

Hi Rachel!

Hi Rachel!

Hello bike...

Hello bike…

Sram XX1 drivetrain - 32T chainring. She isn't pushing a little gear - that's for sure. We've seen plenty of full grown men with 30 tooth rings on their 27.5 bikes...

Sram XX1 drivetrain – 32T chainring. She is not pushing a little gear – that’s for sure…

E.13 retention attaching at the front derailleur mount and a RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair keeping it cushy out back.

E.13 retention attaching at the front derailleur mount and a RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair keeping it cushy out and helping the frame provide 150mm of travel.

Race Face cockpit is new to Rachel but she is loving it. Ergon grips, SRAM Guide brakes and a Pike RCT3 feel like home though.

The Race Face cockpit is new to Rachel but she is loving it. Ergon grips, SRAM Guide brakes and a 160mm Pike RCT3 feel like home.

SHE DEVIL!

SHE DEVIL!

Vittoria is the new tire sponsor for GT's Enduro team. We'll see how they get along, but the riders genuinely seem happy thus far.

Vittoria is the new tire sponsor for GT’s Enduro team. We’ll see how they get along, but the riders genuinely seem happy thus far.

Sorry boys. Note the ring finger...Lyle's future wifey.

Sorry boys…Lyle’s future wifey.

Custom engraved Hope Seatpost collar basking in the #lightbro.

Custom engraved Hope Seatpost collar basking in the #lightbro while keeping the big fat 34.9 RockShox Reverb post in check.

Photo : Jake Hamm

Photo : Jake Hamm

Photo : Jake Hamm

Photo : Jake Hamm

Photo : Jake Hamm

Photo : Jake Hamm

Thanks Rachel - best of luck this season.

Thanks Rachel – best of luck this season.

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