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GT Verb Elite Review

GT Verb Elite Review

The GT Verb is a gateway to a new era for hardtail riders. As the time goes by, the GT engineering and design lets us, hobby enthusiasts and everyday riders, come forward and meet at a more affordable level. The Verb is a revolutionary bike in that matter, as it offers plenty of quality at an affordable price.

RATING: Great for the money!

BEST FOR: Beginner to Intermediate riders

FEATURES: 6061-T6 aluminum frame, 120 mm travel, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, 1×10 drivetrain…

  • Frame: 6061-T6 Aluminum Frame with 120mm Travel Independent Drivetrain® 1 1/8”- 1 1/2” Integrated Head Tube, and 135mm QR Dropouts
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCR32, 120mm, lockout and rebound adjust, tapered steerer
  • Tires: WTB Ranger Comp, 27.5 x 2.25″, DNA Compound
  • Rims: Alex ASD10 Alloy double wall Disc, 32h
  • Crankset: All Terra Charm, 32T
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore, 10-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano HG500, 11-42 tooth, 10-speed
  • Shifters:Shimano Deore, 10-speed
  • Brakes: Shimano hydraulic disc, 180mm RT10 rotors
  • Saddle: GT All Terra MTB
  • Pedals: GT Slim Line flat
  • Number of gears: 10
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Weight: 34.63 lbs

XS – 5’0 – 5’3″
S – 5’2 – 5’6″
M – 5’6″ – 5’10”
L – 5’10 – 6’2″
XL – 6’2″ – 6’5″


Overview Of GT Verb Elite

This epic, extremely nice and agile looking bike has got everything to push you through the trails with ease. If you are coming from a hardtail background, the GT verb will be your perfect host.

It is also a reasonable everyday riding bike for people who are looking for a comfortable, manually adjustable and durable trail bike.

Rebound Adjustable Rear Shock and Independent Drivetrain

The Verb is classified as a bike for mid-level riders, who take no exceptions in performance. It’s got the Independent Drivetrain, or as the GT calls the I-Drive system which is a state of the art technology borrowed from more top-of-the-range bikes.

Simply put – the pedals, chain and the rear sprockets are running independently while the rear shock is not interrupting the game. That means there’s less drag, preserved momentum for smoother and faster ride.

It comes in standard frame sizes from X Small, Small, Medium, Large to Extra Large

The only available color scheme is olive green, which fits perfectly when you’re in nature. Since it is marketed for hardtail riders looking to up their game, you will be seeing lots of talented ex hardtail riders riding past you with this beast.

The GT has been in the competitive racing scene since 1972, and the Verb Elite gets you into the dual suspension game at hardtail prices. Grab a chance right here!

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  • On bumpy terrain, you will be taken care by the All Terra A0-42 rebound adjustable Air Shock on the rear.
  • The SR Suntour 120mm travel front fork is equipped with Lock-Out and adjustable Rebound.
  • Brakes: Stopping power is provided by Shimano 180mm rotor hydraulic disc brake rotors.
  • And the good news don’t stop there. You will be seeing the All Terra Badge in the: Cockpit, Seat Post, Saddle, Seat Clamp, Stem and on the handlebar.
  • Cassette: Shimano HG500, 11-42 tooth, 10-speed
  • Wheelset: A solid set of Alex ASD10 Double Wall 27,5“ wheels
  • Gears will be shifted by the Shimano Deore M6000 on your right side only.

Conclusions: This bike has got everything to help you move from hardtail to a dual suspension game. Since it is quite adjustable depending on the track and features pretty solid components, this is definitely worth its price.

And it looks pretty agile as well, designed for the mid-level user to ride on trails, I’m sure it does not leave anyone cold when taking it to nice and groovy trails.


Neutral verdictThis bike looks nice, performs well and comes with a reasonable price tag. If you are planning to ride some extreme down-hill tracks with this bike – I would suggest not to do so.

Although the GT Verb Elite is a dual-suspension bicycle, it is still meant for trail riding.

All the components perform well on mid-level riding, but you should be thinking of upgrading if you are planning to take it on a hard spin every day.

In other words, it is a perfect bike for someone who is coming from a hardtail background and looking to give full-suspension a go. Get your chance right here!

3.1 Total Score

User Rating: 3.1 (31 votes)