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    My new Avalanche - rocked out!!!!

    I finished building my new '08 Avalanche and decided to take a few bike porn pics....
    no stock parts, just the nice seat!

    Specs are as follows
    '08 Avalanche 2.0 frame
    Reba SL fork 100mm
    Thomson stem and post
    TruVativ carbon handlebar
    Bontrager Race Lite wheels and GXP crank
    Specialized Fast Trac Pro 2.2 tires
    Sram X9 driveline + shifters
    Eggbeaters
    Avid Juicy 5 brakes




    Even got some action pics
    First Ride of '08 !!!!!

    Tell me what you think!!!
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    The paint scheme looks awesome.
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    nice. yours look more like AM and you seems to support sram alot.
    look at mine. i set it up for XC
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    No good in rock gardens..
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    Nice - no big ring?
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Its more of a though XC bike for a big guy (I'm a 230 lbs clyde), and the bike only weighs 26lbs
    No big ring because of the constant barrage of either roots logs or rocks in these parts. I have the big ring and can toss it on at a moments notice.
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    Fair enough. To me, GT hardtails always look fast just sitting there - love 'em.
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Great bike!!

    What a tough bike the Avalanche is. Mine has taken a beating and survived. The Reba SL 100mm fork is so underated, improved mine no end. Even though I ride a dualy now, I still like to break out the GT for some fast climbs.

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    Does the 08 Avalanche do fine on it's own? I just bought one, kinda scared things are going to break on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedrzz
    Does the 08 Avalanche do fine on it's own? I just bought one, kinda scared things are going to break on it.
    I never did take it for a ride before I stripped it, but most of the parts looked decent for the $$$ except the cheap ass brake levers and front der.
    Just ride it and upgrade whatever breaks.
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    Congratulations on your sweet Ride!

    I got myself a brand New Avalanche 2.0 Disc two days ago

    Loving it so far!!
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    UPDATE!!!
    Got new handbuilt wheels (Mavic 717 Disc rims, DT spokes, Formula sealed cartridge bearing hubs, set is 1650 grams ), hope skewers and seatpost clamp, switched over to Hayes HFX-9 brakes, new Hayes rotors. Weighs in at 25.7lbs.



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    Since you built it from scratch, did you weigh the frame by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dot
    Since you built it from scratch, did you weigh the frame by any chance?
    No, sorry man, only weighed in the complete bike. I was too excited to build it up and totally forgot about weighing the frame before the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yourdudeness
    I got myself a brand New Avalanche 2.0 Disc two days ago

    Loving it so far!!
    I am about to buy a new bike and am still deciding.

    How come you guys did not get a full suspension?

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    I am about to buy a new bike and am still deciding.

    How come you guys did not get a full suspension?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sha_kri
    I am about to buy a new bike and am still deciding.

    How come you guys did not get a full suspension?
    I'm just a hardtail kinda guy. I've had various F/S bikes over the years (including an i-drive at the moment) but I always find myself back on a hardtail. I just love em.
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    Hi nice bike Don't guess you could help me by tellin me what diameter the seatpost and seat clamp are?
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by traff22
    Hi nice bike Don't guess you could help me by tellin me what diameter the seatpost and seat clamp are?
    Cheers
    27.2 seatpost, 31.8 clamp.
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    excellent thanks

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    no problem
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    nice avalanche

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    Nice Avalanche. I'm also looking at the 2.0 for a hardtail bike. Since you built up the bike front the start I take it that you bought the bike pretty much for the frame. Is the Avalanche frame that good. Would you suggest I just get the 3.0 and start replacing parts as they break. I will also probably start moving parts over from my FS rig as I upgrade on that platform. Again, great looking bike.

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    The Avalanche 3.0 is a slightly lower grade frame with plain guage tubes. Avalanche 2.0 and 1.0 share the same butted and hydroformed tubeset and makes for a more upgrade worthy frame.




    Quote Originally Posted by 10sballs
    Nice Avalanche. I'm also looking at the 2.0 for a hardtail bike. Since you built up the bike front the start I take it that you bought the bike pretty much for the frame. Is the Avalanche frame that good. Would you suggest I just get the 3.0 and start replacing parts as they break. I will also probably start moving parts over from my FS rig as I upgrade on that platform. Again, great looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10sballs
    Nice Avalanche. I'm also looking at the 2.0 for a hardtail bike. Since you built up the bike front the start I take it that you bought the bike pretty much for the frame. Is the Avalanche frame that good. Would you suggest I just get the 3.0 and start replacing parts as they break. I will also probably start moving parts over from my FS rig as I upgrade on that platform. Again, great looking bike.
    The Avalanche frames are all the same for each model year.
    see here GT Avalanche - Need Frame Advice
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    What is the difference between the Avalanche and the Zaskar. It appears that the Zaskar is a step up from the Avalanche, so why buy the Avalanche, remove the parts, spend more $ on the package if you could have maybe bought a Zaskar.

    Your Avalanche looks great by the way!

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