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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    there is a guy in the UK with one in a 26in (damn him, damn him to hell!!!) to test for a mag...
    Must have the smaller size then?
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    medium apparently

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    Woot!
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    About time GT updated their web site. $2200 whopping bucks for frame. I asked a GT dealer here (Denver) and he no idea what I was asking. Or he acted so.

    Not that it has any new info but a picture:
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...ce/2012-xixang

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake View Post
    About time GT updated their web site. $2200 whopping bucks for frame. I asked a GT dealer here (Denver) and he no idea what I was asking. Or he acted so.

    Not that it has any new info but a picture:
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...ce/2012-xixang
    That's a bargain when you consider that the retail in 1991 when I bought mine was $2100.
    Current high price of the Ti market I guess.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    I totally agree, I'm not questioning the $. It's kind of frustrating that the dealer had no idea what I was talking about, and I see no chance of GT demo in Denver area in sight. I want to try it out for my own use (ss in Colorado) to make sure its chainstays aren't as noodlie as some other ti frames. It seems like half of the ti riders in ss forum has some type of too-compliant issues - some do and some don't. My old Zaskar has been great, but I want to grab this frame if it satisfies my needs. If it IS noodly, then it is not for me. Ti is not my must-have, it's just that I have a soft spot for GT.

    But the dealer guy has no idea what I'm talking about, and there is no demo day in Denver area that I can find. And there is absolutely no ride review on this thing yet in this vast interweb. Amazing. I'm not that wealthy to just buy it for what it is. That's all.

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    IF I can get the money together AND I can find a 26in medium, then I'll probably buy site unseen (like my zaskar reissue... and my ARC and my Axis... infoact most bikes I buy I pay before I have ever seen it...)...

    but its a pretty big IF on the cash and the size...

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    also looking at the australian site... every zaskar they bring in is a 9er... poo to that...

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    US availability is December but that's like 31 days vague.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Did you guys find out where or who the frames are being made? Taiwan?

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    believe it is.

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    Neat. I rode a Xizang exclusively for 10 years till I cracked the frame and now im on a 29er. Still have the frame in the bike room as I'll probably get it fixed eventually. Don't know if I would be willing to spend $2200 on this frame tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    believe it is.
    Oh... Bummer.

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    but apparently (when I asked GT, due to retrobike picture), they say there will be both 26 and 29 for 2012, but what that means remains to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    but apparently (when I asked GT, due to retrobike picture), they say there will be both 26 and 29 for 2012, but what that means remains to be seen.
    That means as was originally said....that the small sizes would be 26" so they would be geometrically correct and the larger sizes 29".

    This is what I got from one of GT's Product Managers when asking about a 26" L:

    "Not planned for MY12. Global demand is all in big wheels for size L".
    Last edited by gm1230126; 10-26-2011 at 05:45 PM.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    thats what i'm assuming, just hoping its different

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    Quote Originally Posted by mik_git View Post
    thats what i'm assuming, just hoping its different
    Me too, but don't know how it could be with that reply unless it happens in 2013 and with 29er still growing it's not likely that product managers will ever wake up and see/take one of the bigger/wealthier market segments as serious.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    For my bikes store, I have buy 4 GT 29" Ti. This frame is beautifull
    Last edited by boude; 10-27-2011 at 05:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boude View Post
    For my bikes store, I have buy 4 GT 29" Ti :
    > 2 size L
    > 2 size M
    This frame is beautifull

    So is this how you advertise and sell freely? Come to a public forum to advertise ad sell free of charge hoping that people will PM you to buy them? Yes we can all see by the pictures that it's a beautiful frame.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boude View Post
    For my bikes store, I have buy 4 GT 29" Ti. This frame is beautifull
    Ok post a picture or two of your beautiful bikes then? Else I call shenanigans.

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    Any body out there get their hands on one yet? build one yet? ride one yet?
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    nope, just discovered that the store round the corner to the place I just mocved to is a GT dealer (although its full of crackenfails and bianchis), once my job starts and the millions start to roll in, I may see whats orderable... as the australian site is still saying both 29 and 26 ... but that may mean nothing at all...

    still have yet to see one ;(

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    My guess is only that those dealers that polled their best customers and put them on pre-season orders will ever see them.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    doesn't mean much...
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/aus/xizang-geometry

    has anyone got one (of any dimension at all) yet?

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    any news with this one guys?

    tnx

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