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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    1999 GT Avalanche Upgrades

    Hey everyone, I have a stock 99 GT Avalanche bike that I was looking to upgrade so that I could further enjoy some nice single tracks and fire trails here in Southern California. The avalanche feels rock solid but does not take bumps very well and is quite heavy. I have a budget of only around $500 because if I am going to have to spend more than that I would rather just wait a couple years and buy a new bike.

    The handlebars seem slightly narrow and the shocks don't have much give. Any recommendations on upgrades?

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    Feb 2004
    Unless you can get some stuff pretty cheap from Jensonusa or Pricepoint then look on Ebay. Without shooting the budget all at once look for a used Reba fork about three years old-$200, swap out the old LX crankset for a slighltly used outboard bearing XT-760 $120, If the wheels are old replace again with slightly used disc and rim compatable fpr $150. Well there goes the budget. If you still have some money left then go to Jenson they have been selling Hayes hydraulic brakes for about $70. Buy one for the front wheel. Some of the stuff you might get cheaper. I have seen FSA Afterburners go for less than $100 and if the back wheel is ok just replace the front.
    Last edited by borregokid; 09-03-2008 at 07:34 AM.

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