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GT Bikes for 2011 - Are they back on top?

Dec. 23, 2010, 11:54 p.m.
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GT bikes has an illustrious history in the off road world but the lustre has taken a beating over the last decade or so.

Todd Hellinga thinks they are on the road to recovery. Have a look at his take on their bikes from Les Deux Alpes last summer here...

Jan. 17, 2011, 10:10 p.m.
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That looks like a beautiful place to try some bikes.

Jan. 17, 2011, 10:48 p.m.
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Are they back on top?

No, but they're producing a marketable product again.

Jan. 17, 2011, 10:57 p.m.
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Yeah, for the first time in years I have friends talking about buying them…whoever designed the new wings that they are putting on their bikes better get a raise…its awesome.

I used to want a xizang so bad…and had a huge crush on Julia…she could shred.

Jan. 18, 2011, 12:04 p.m.
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Who cares bout GT? :P
Im happy after i switched from GT to Rocky :D

Jan. 18, 2011, 12:13 p.m.
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they sure look better and attractive, My first ever mountain bike I got was gt timerbline. I remember it had RS judy. was a good bike for me

Jan. 18, 2011, 12:14 p.m.
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I was impressed with how smooth and forgiving the ride was. The carbon frame does a wonderful job of damping out the trail vibrations

I'm not sure if you are joking here or not? An 8" travel WC bike, and the carbon of the frame made a difference to the ride feel?

Jan. 18, 2011, 12:28 p.m.
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I'm not sure if you are joking here or not? An 8" travel WC bike, and the carbon of the frame made a difference to the ride feel?

i think there's something to it. i've also had a steel dh bike, and oddly enough, there is a perceptible difference between those [HTML_REMOVED] aluminum in regards to the frames resonance, or lack thereof. the acoustics might play a psychological effect as well. it's subtle, but there.

Jan. 18, 2011, 12:55 p.m.
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i think there's something to it. i've also had a steel dh bike, and oddly enough, there is a perceptible difference between those [HTML_REMOVED] aluminum in regards to the frames resonance, or lack thereof. the acoustics might play a psychological effect as well. it's subtle, but there.

pretty much, hard to describe, but this comes close!

Jan. 18, 2011, 1:34 p.m.
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wait till companies start using flubber

Jan. 18, 2011, 5:44 p.m.
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I didn't know Todd was American.

Jan. 18, 2011, 5:57 p.m.
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I didn't know Todd was American.

dual, for the record.

Jan. 19, 2011, 1:27 p.m.
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GT bikes are looking great for this year! Really got competitive with pricing and spec so should be an interesting year for them!

The suspension platform is actually called "Independent Drivetrain" now and is not the same deal as "I-Drive". Same idea but the design is much more durable and service friendly.

Just Ride.

Jan. 19, 2011, 2:07 p.m.
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dual, for the record.

We can no longer be internet friends!

Nice work buddy!

Dan

www.steedcycles.com

Jan. 19, 2011, 3:08 p.m.
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They review the Sanction (I think) in the January issue of Decline - it's a sick looking ride. It would probably be an excellent AM bike for the Pacific Northwest. Overbuilt for a lot of other areas, but about right for this part of the world.

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