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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    Nice catch you are going to love it.
    It's been a blast so far, and super versatile. I heard they were discontinued though...is that true? I haven't looked at the new lineup. I did see a pic of Kyle Strait on 2015 that looked restyled.

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    gt distortion

    It's been discontinued but there is a new one in prototype mode but it has no idrive! .
    No idrive to me = no point in buying. Idrive I love..
    Ps I rocking a 650b front wheel now.and loving it..


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    GT seems to be switching much of their product line to a new suspension design, but the new design still has a relatively high pivot and hence a similar wheel path to iDrive. I wouldn't rule it out just yet.

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    I have the GT 1.0 Distortion with Fox 32 forks with FIT 140mm front travel
    Fox RP23 rear 114mm rear travel
    SPANK Spoon 32 Wheels
    Maxxis High Roller rear 2.35 80% tread
    Maxxis Minon DH front 2.35 80% tread

    Crank Bros lock on grips
    SPANK Spike 777 bars
    Race Face Atlas Stem
    FSA headset

    X0 brakes
    X9 shifters
    X9 rear derailuer
    SLX front derailuer
    New rear mech and chain

    Race Face Atlas cranks
    Race Face bash guard
    Race Face BB
    Shimano DX spd pedals

    Crank Bros Joplin dropper seat post with custom lever
    WTB Silverado seat
    FSA seat clamp

    These additions allow me to make the epic ride. I extremely reccomend this bike and it have been an absolute beast of a dh and freeride bike.

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    gt distortion-u8ytebad.jpgHere is my buildGt Distortion “shore Bike” 2x9

    2011 1.0 size medium team frame with cane creek 110 headset
    dark cycles blackguard cnc bashguard
    rp23 boost 225 Velocity fast .4 volume reducer on burgtec ti offset bushings
    2012 fox36 float fit rlc kashima @140mm
    wtb frequency i123 rims on hope pro 2 evo dbl btted dt spokes
    xo shifter x9 deraileurs pg 980 cassette
    deore m596 brakes 180 rear 200 front xt rotors
    raceface atlas bars 740 and 170 cranks and half nelson grips
    xfusion hilo dropper with remote
    North shore billet 40mm Overlorde stem and fork brake line clip
    Smp trk saddle
    26 rear maxxis dhr2 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    650B front maxxis dhf 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    running tubeless with stans
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
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ID:	907639Here is my buildGt Distortion “shore Bike” 2x9

    2011 1.0 size medium team frame with cane creek 110 headset
    dark cycles blackguard cnc bashguard
    rp23 boost 225 Velocity fast .4 volume reducer on burgtec ti offset bushings
    2012 fox36 float fit rlc kashima @140mm
    wtb frequency i123 rims on hope pro 2 evo dbl btted dt spokes
    xo shifter x9 deraileurs pg 980 cassette
    deore m596 brakes 180 rear 200 front xt rotors
    raceface atlas bars 740 and 170 cranks and half nelson grips
    xfusion hilo dropper with remote
    North shore billet 40mm Overlorde stem and fork brake line clip
    Smp trk saddle
    26 rear maxxis dhr2 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    650B front maxxis dhf 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    running tubeless with stans
    Nice ride!!

    A couple of you have mentioned running a 26" rear and 27.5/650b front. What is the idea behind that? What does it change and what are the benefits and draw backs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
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ID:	907639Here is my buildGt Distortion “shore Bike” 2x9

    2011 1.0 size medium team frame with cane creek 110 headset
    dark cycles blackguard cnc bashguard
    rp23 boost 225 Velocity fast .4 volume reducer on burgtec ti offset bushings
    2012 fox36 float fit rlc kashima @140mm
    wtb frequency i123 rims on hope pro 2 evo dbl btted dt spokes
    xo shifter x9 deraileurs pg 980 cassette
    deore m596 brakes 180 rear 200 front xt rotors
    raceface atlas bars 740 and 170 cranks and half nelson grips
    xfusion hilo dropper with remote
    North shore billet 40mm Overlorde stem and fork brake line clip
    Smp trk saddle
    26 rear maxxis dhr2 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    650B front maxxis dhf 2.3 tr exo 3c tire
    running tubeless with stans




    What size disk brakes are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmj831 View Post
    Nice ride!!

    A couple of you have mentioned running a 26" rear and 27.5/650b front. What is the idea behind that? What does it change and what are the benefits and draw backs?
    better front roller angle make it faster on chunky roots stuff and smoother
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarw22 View Post
    What size disk brakes are you running?
    180rear203 front only v=cause that was what I had in spares box fro the front. It works very nice.
    " I only Ride Enduro'

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