One of the top mountain bikes released for 2012 is the new Sanction 1.0 from GT Bicycles. Packed with trail-friendly features, this mountain bike is equipped with a 2×10 Shimano drivetrain, Funn handlebars, and DT Swiss wheels.
Built from an all-new 6061 monocoque frame, the Sanction 1.0 comes with 6.0 inches of rear wheel travel as well as a new forged I-link. Its Fox 160mm Float fork up front offers excellent travel and reliable stiffness to tackle even the most challenging parts of the trail.
Climbing and descending are both hassle-free with the 2012 GT Sanction 1.0 Mountain Bike, thanks to its 150mm of I-Drive/Fox travel in the rear, which is perfectly matched with DH and pedal-friendly geometry.