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    GT Golden Bike Marathon

    I was checking out GT Golden Bike Marathon and noticed that they have put a place for a water bottle cage under the top tube. This is a good move I think. This was always my gripe with the i-drive because it is such a great fully race bike. What do you think?
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    Oh..... My.......God!!!

    That is spectacular!!!

    Where is that from and how do i get one???

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    In order to get one you need to sign up for it. You have to race it at a GT scheduled appearance race and win the race. GT will then fly you to the next race where you will have to defend your title or loose the bike. Whoever wins the last race and has the bike, will get to keep it. That's alot of hard work but the bike is more than worth it.

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    Insane. Both to the bike AND what you must do to get it.

    Any one know the weight of it?

    By the way, some of these gold parts would probably look nice on it: http://www.koowho.com/Original_Parts.../OTHER_01.html

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    there is also a golden zaskar... but i thought, well from what i read, you have to be a non-sponsored rider, at an event and you could win it... the first race in the series is/was here in OZ...

    http://mont24.com.au/race/?IntCatId=3&IntContId=7640

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    Thats the way i read it too.

    That there are 21 Golden Bikes and if you win one of those events you get to take home a bike.

    There is Zaskar's, Marathon's, and Force's to be won.

    Dunno if you get to choose or if each event has a designated bike. Either way you can only win one bike no matter how many of the races you win.

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    Holy BLING!!!! Thats some total bike porn there. WOW!
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    but now having read it, looks like theres a US series maybe and a rest of world series... the 2 sets of rules apply to the dif series...

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    Here is how I understood it...
    Be a non-sponsored rider(privateer)riding any brand of bike, enter the participating XC race and if you win you have the choice to defend the golden bike at the next race in the series. GT will pay to fly you and your buddy out to the next Golden Race to defend your title, they give you a golden Zaskar or Marathon for you to race. If you win, you keep the bike till the next race where again you must defend your title within the golden race series, if you loose you go home. Basically the last man standing keeps the bike for goods.

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    So on the website i just selected United States instead of Australia and your right mik_git, the US series is differant to the rest of the world.

    In the US series you hold the bike as long as you win races. Plus the rider of the golden bike gets special race kit, flights, accomo, and cheerleaders!!!

    I'd settle for just the cheerleaders!!!

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    i think its a pretty cool idea

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    Yep, that's how I understood it.
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    Golden Bike

    Yes, FarmerJ has it correct, you lose you walk home, no, but the bike goes on without you. I have handled the force and the real thing is way more hot than the pics. Did anyone mention that you get cheerleaders called the Gold Diggers in short skirts cheering you on at each race.Seriously the skirts are like 4 inches. Did I mention the Gold Digger music video that's coming. I will try to get some pics up here in a couple of days.

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    unless of course you do it at a race outside the US, then if you win, you just keep the bike and don't have to worry about turning up to the next one

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    Smart thinking, and because Europe is so bike friendly you can fly your bike back free, in fact you don't even need to brake it down, they will just wheel it on for you.

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    i thought (from how i read it) was that if u win the last race u have to defend it when they do it again next year (assuming they do it again next year too). either way im glad i only live like 2 hours away from the last race in Mass!

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    That bike looks tacky.

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    Very typical post from a noob with four posts.
    So that makes the Trek that looks similar in their promotion really suck then? Guess so! If you don't like GT's stride on over to the next manufacturers thread and start your storm there. Looks like you are in the minority in this thread. In case you didn't notice this is a promotion and they don't care how tacky you think it is. They're doing this to draw attention at the races and with a bike like that they surely will. You'd do the same thing if it were your company....now start training maybe you'll get a chance to ride one like it some day.
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    I understand that GT is doing this to draw attention and I'm sure Mr. T loves the bike, but I'm entitled not to like it.

    Not that it matters, but I already get the chance to ride one like it. I own a black GT Zaskar Team Carbon. Excuse me for not being a white boy who thinks he's a pimp. I like black a hell of a lot better, it's discrete and elegant. If I won one of these golden bikes, I'd like to exchange it for one in a color scheme that wasn't selected by Xzibit.
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    Well said GM. Posted by a guy who knows he can't even get close to compete and get it. Speaking of tackiness. I showed a buddy of mine a picture of the golden bike and he wasn't impressed. A week later he is thinking ofhaving his Jamis pro powder coated. The colors???? Matte black and gold. Go figure huh? Not too tacky after all. I bet that thing is awesome looking in person. Oh and by the way. Trek has a LiveStrong bike made of carbon and gold colors. I say he's jealous cuz he can't get it. My two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt jorgito
    Well said GM. Posted by a guy who knows he can't even get close to compete and get it. Speaking of tackiness. I showed a buddy of mine a picture of the golden bike and he wasn't impressed. A week later he is thinking ofhaving his Jamis pro powder coated. The colors???? Matte black and gold. Go figure huh? Not too tacky after all. I bet that thing is awesome looking in person. Oh and by the way. Trek has a LiveStrong bike made of carbon and gold colors. I say he's jealous cuz he can't get it. My two cents.

    Yeah, That's the Trek I meant in my post above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1
    I understand that GT is doing this to draw attention and I'm sure Mr. T loves the bike, but I'm entitled not to like it.

    Ah pity the foo who doesn't dig the golden rig!

    Nah quit this jibba jabba!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gt jorgito
    Well said GM. Posted by a guy who knows he can't even get close to compete and get it. Speaking of tackiness. I showed a buddy of mine a picture of the golden bike and he wasn't impressed. A week later he is thinking ofhaving his Jamis pro powder coated. The colors???? Matte black and gold. Go figure huh? Not too tacky after all. I bet that thing is awesome looking in person. Oh and by the way. Trek has a LiveStrong bike made of carbon and gold colors. I say he's jealous cuz he can't get it. My two cents.
    I don't mean to dispute your flawless logic, but as I said before, I own pretty much the same bike in a color that I actually like. Why on Earth would I be jealous?

    I hope you get a pimped GT though. You deserve it. I can tell you're gangsta, bro.

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    The latest issue of Mountain Bike Action has a write up of the event and describes exactly how the event runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfer1
    I don't mean to dispute your flawless logic, but as I said before, I own pretty much the same bike in a color that I actually like. Why on Earth would I be jealous?

    I hope you get a pimped GT though. You deserve it. I can tell you're gangsta, bro.

    Yeah you're right. I'm the most green eyed, white skinned, gangsta mexican you'll ever find. LOL! They don't come more gangsta than me...... I'll be in the garage pimping out my GT Force. :0)
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