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GT Helion Expert Complete Mountain Bike - 2015

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Item # GTE0007

Go fast without going broke.

What happens when you mix a state-of-the-art, 110mm dual suspension platform, great parts, 27.5-inch wheels, and some of the most advanced use of aluminum in a bike frame in the industry? You get a do-anything mountain bike that's light enough to race and inexpensive enough that you'll let yourself, called the 2015 GT Helion Expert Complete Bike.

The frame of the Helion Comp you see here is made out of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Who cares, right? You will. This is often regarded as the best all-around alloy from which to make bike frames. It's mostly aluminum, but also has composite components of magnesium and silicone, blended in the proper proportion to bestow the metal with rigidity, deformation resistance, and incredible torsional strength while still being one of the lightest alloys on the market. In the Helion, the tubes are butted and hydroformed to exacting thicknesses all over the frame, allocating strength and stiffness where they're needed while eliminating weight where it's not. The bottom line is a frame that is ready to take your worst while helping you ride your best.

Helping out here is GT's revolutionary Independent Drivetrain suspension platform. The idea of isolating the drivetrain so that it's not affected by suspension movement is nothing new, but GT's approach is, and it works really, really well. The crankset and the rest of the drivetrain make their home entirely on the rear triangle, unlike many designs that put the crank on the mainframe and the rest of the drivetrain parts on the rear triangle. The problem with this is suspension compression that occurs with pedal force, robbing you of efficiency. It's simpler to build bikes this way — indeed, the I.D. system on the Helion is complicated to look at, but it works. Sprinting or out-of-saddle climbing is rewarded with hardtail-like efficiency, not dependent on a shock's damping, yet it's incredibly compliant, and the front half of the bike remains extremely stable. One spin and you'll see why we love it.

The Helion Expert's build is intended to balance performance with value. A 2x10 Shimano SLX drivetrain with an upgraded Shimano XT rear derailleur all conspires into a model of reliability that affords a huge range of gears for climbing even the steepest grades. The Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes are likewise nearly foolproof and provide consistent, controllable stopping in almost any condition. Kore Components brings top-notch alloy cockpit bits to the table, and the Fizik Tundra 2 Saddle is one of our favorites. Finally, rolling beneath you is a pair of go-anywhere Continental X-King tires aboard time-tested WTB rims, meaning you have a pair of wheels that's up for nearly any challenge.

The 2015 GT Helion Expert Complete Mountain Bike comes in four sizes, from Small to X-Large, and in the color Gloss White only. Pedals are not included.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
6061-T6 hydroformed aluminum
Rear Shock:
Fox Racing Shox Float CTD Remote, 6.5"x1.5" Air Shock, w/ Rebound Adjust & Remote Lockout
Rear Travel:
110 mm
Fox 32 FLOAT 27.5 CTD Remote O/C
Front Travel:
110 mm
Orbit C-40-ACB
Shimano SLX, SL-M670, Rapid Fire
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Deore, FD-M616-D
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus, Direct Mount, RD-M786-D, GS Cage
Shimano SLX, FC-M675, 38/24T, 2x10
Bottom Bracket:
Shimano CS-HG81-10, 10-Speed, 11-36T
180 mm Shimano Deore, BL-M615
Race Face Ride
Handlebar Width:
740 mm
GT Statement Single Lock-on Grips
Race Face Ride
Stem Length:
80 mm
WTB Silverado Race SL, Cromoly Rail
Race Face Ride, 31.6x375mm
Seat Collar:
All Terra Alloy QR, 34.9mm
Shimano HB-M678, SLX, for Center Lock Disc Rotor, 32H, for 15mm thru type axle, Shimano Freehub, FH-M678, SLX, for Center Lock Disc, 8/9/10-Speed, 32H, for 12mm thru type axle
Continental X-King 27.5x2.2", Folding
Tire Size:
27.5 in x 2.2 in
not included
Recommended Use:
cross country, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime on frame

sizing chart

Helion size by rider height


Geometry chart


Geometry Chart


Helion Pro/Expert/Elite/Comp
110mm Travel Fork

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube


Fork Offset


Stand Over

Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop




S 18.1in


1.6in 32.4in 3.5in 69.5o 70.5o 1in 17.2in 41.8in
M 18.1in 23.8in 1.6in 32.5in 4in 69.5o 70.5o 1in 17.2in 42.9in
L 19.3in 25in 1.6in 33.4in 4.7in 69.5o 70.5o 1in 17.2in 44in
XL 20.5in 26.1in 1.6in 34.4in 5.3in 69.5o 70.5o 1in 17.2in 45.2in

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