Though the GT Sensor Pro didn’t excel in any single category, it was a solid bike all-around with a noticeably stout feel.
Climbing – 3 stars
The Sensor felt solid while climbing but wasn’t particularly snappy in its climbing feel. My sense from riding the bike is that the Sensor Pro might be heavier than other bikes with a similar amount of rear suspension travel.
Descending – 4 stars
Descending on the Sensor felt stable, secure and predictable. Perhaps its main shortcoming was its reluctance to adjust its line when cornering downhill due to a suspension design that was less conforming to rough terrain.
Cornering - 3 stars
The Sensor felt particularly stout for a 120-130 mm travel suspension bike but lacked a sense of responsiveness on the trail.
This might be a good bike for larger riders and/or those that ride and corner hard. The stoutness of the Sensor’s frame was its defining characteristic though that same stoutness might also be the cause of its less lively ride and handling.
5 stars - Absolutely outstanding
3 stars - Solid performance, meets expectations
1 star - Misses expectations by a wide margin