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    Upgrading next year, what to get???

    Alright, so im going to be upgrading next spring.
    The bike im riding right now is a 2007 GT Aggressor. The $300 low end model.
    There are so many bike companies out there that I have no idea what to look for.
    I want to stay in the hardtail realm. Im in Central Illinois, and we have nothing extreme enough to need full suspension.
    I'd also like to sometimes take to the streets. Considering I ride just about everyday.
    I'd like to shoot around the $1000 mark. Higher or lower depending on certain features.

    I want something that can withstand some abuse. I've bent up the rear rim on the Aggressor from curbs and such.
    Would also love to get something lighter.
    I've had 0 problems with the GT, should I stick with them and just get a higher end bike?

    I have no clue. Seems to be a ton of experienced guys on here. Share your knowledge, please.

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    i got this for $1100. i like it a lot. ive had it for about a year. 0 problems



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    dude, thanks for the reply!!!
    I was actually thinking GT Avalanche Expert all the way.
    It may be my #1 choice. Now I gotta save some money.
    thanks man

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    Have you thought about building one instead of off the rack. A thrifty shopper can build a nice bike for fairly cheap.

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    My buddy just picked up a 2011 gt avalanche 1.0. It's a sweet ride. The expert is a bit better still.
    But even the 1.0 is worlds better than the aggressor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krigloch View Post
    dude, thanks for the reply!!!
    I was actually thinking GT Avalanche Expert all the way.
    It may be my #1 choice. Now I gotta save some money.
    thanks man
    i dont think i would get too stuck on a certain bike. in this economy, someone might make you an offer you cant refuse on a different bike. you might be able to get a killer deal, if you know what i mean

    best bet, start getting a really good idea of what you can get for your money. know the components, brands and reputation of a bunch of bikes. so if someone does offer you a sick deal, youll know right then and there to jump on it or not

    when i got my GT, i wasnt even looking at GT's specifically. but it was on sale and it had better parts on it than anything i could get local, and people really seemed to like them. so i picked it up on the spot and i've totally enjoyed it from day one
    2010 GT Avalanche Expert

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