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    New GT AM bikes.

    Looks like GT is going back to being a LBS only bike company and is releasing some pretty cool new bikes.

    GT showed off their new models for 2008 in Engelberg, Switzerland.
    Hans Rey showed their new Sanction and Force Models, both with 6 inch of travel. Both bikes share the same frame. The Sanction weighs around 16 kilos , whereas the Force is lighter and only weighs 14.5 kilos
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    See the carbon hardtail and race FS also




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    Sweet looking hydro forming.
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    dang

    Those look great! Is that a new or modified I-drive, or something entirely different?
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    No good .

    Gt was never original. That's looks like a Trek AM bike. (I hate Trek too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by danyiluska
    Gt was never original. That's looks like a Trek AM bike. (I hate Trek too)
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    I don't understand the concept of putting that much stress right in the middle of the downtube where you could otherwise save weight.

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    Those look pretty nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Looks like GT is going back to being a LBS only bike company and is releasing some pretty cool new bikes.

    GT showed off their new models for 2008 in Engelberg, Switzerland.
    Hans Rey showed their new Sanction and Force Models, both with 6 inch of travel. Both bikes share the same frame. The Sanction weighs around 16 kilos , whereas the Force is lighter and only weighs 14.5 kilos
    .

    See the carbon hardtail and race FS also




    looks alot like the marin's
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    The new sloped top tube fad is in full swing lol, if it wasnt for the suspension it could look like a marin.
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    ...

    After a bit of homework, it appears it is their current I-Drive tech...with new tubes and some new angles probably...

    Anyone ever ridden and I-Drive?
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    i dont like lots of pivots and stuff but really do like GTs. even have a GT sticker on my car now to make me look really cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmbnick
    looks alot like the marin's
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    I second that. Which Marin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Those look pretty nice!
    agreed....i would definitely say they are as nice, if not nicer, than Turners but not quite up to par with Ellsworths

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    agreed....i would definitely say they are as nice, if not nicer, than Turners but not quite up to par with Ellsworths
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
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    what do you mean? I think GT makes great bikes and even though they are ok, bikes like Turners just use same technology for years and years....they even still use bushings which are way old fashioned by today's standards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    what do you mean? I think GT makes great bikes and even though they are ok, bikes like Turners just use same technology for years and years....they even still use bushings which are way old fashioned by today's standards
    I'm just wondering how you're making such a statement from just two photos...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
    I'm just wondering how you're making such a statement from just two photos...
    fair point....but they look pretty kewl. my 1997 GT works pretty good so newer ones are probably pretty sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.
    After a bit of homework, it appears it is their current I-Drive tech...with new tubes and some new angles probably...

    Anyone ever ridden and I-Drive?

    It looks like the standard Idrive design - with some really cool hyrdro-forming and material manipulation.

    I've had several Idrives - and they ride great. The technology works, really well.

    Yes, the hyrdro forming is reminiscent of the Marin's. It's quite possible that the bikes are made in the same plant. But this doesn't say anything about the ride quality.

    The White VPP design is nothing like the Busby - Idrive design.

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    Very nice looking bikes,
    I hope they ride as well as they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    bikes like Turners just use same technology for years and years.
    Sheez! You're forgetting the Horst to Faux Bar move of 06.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71
    Sheez! You're forgetting the Horst to Faux Bar move of 06.
    First of all Steve, since I'm not sure you are familiar with suspension designs, it is not a Faux bar; it is actually called TNT which is way different.

    Secondly, this is where I do give credit. While they still use lame bushings, the move from horse link to TNT makes their bikes way better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faux Part Deux
    First of all Steve, since I'm not sure you are familiar with suspension designs, it is not a Faux bar; it is actually called TNT which is way different.
    When I had my Burner and Turner changed to the TNT design I performed a little experiment. I left the HL on the drive side and put a TNT pivot on the other side so I could do a direct comparison. Under coasting conditions I could detect no difference. However under pedaling and braking the bike would always pull to the right side. This was due to the more efficient HL on the drive side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71
    When I had my Burner and Turner changed to the TNT design I performed a little experiment. I left the HL on the drive side and put a TNT pivot on the other side so I could do a direct comparison. Under coasting conditions I could detect no difference. However under pedaling and braking the bike would always pull to the right side. This was due to the more efficient HL on the drive side.
    thats pretty cool. lots of the lame turner owners blab about how similar or different they are, but none based on science like yours. that is a really good controlled experiment you did. i will rethink my comments about TNT probably.....actually, VPP or DW Link is probably the best of all

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