Post your GT here!!!
Thanks MTBR for setting up the GT thread!
What would a GT forum be without photos? Post your GT pictures here!
I'll start with mine:
1999 GT STS-1000-DS
98' Jr. T.
2000 Magura Gustav Ms
Here are a few pics of my 2003 Avalanche Disc, both when I got it and after some heavy mods. The last one is of my Avalanche 1.0 with my cousin's Avalanche 2.0. Sweet stuff, let the GT pride live forever!
'03 Ruckus I-drive
Back when it was stock.....
1990-1991 GT tequesta SS!!
Bought it in College. Still ride it more then any of my other bikes. Converting it to SS was the best thing I've done to it in a long time.
'00 XCR4000 heavily modified
Frame, Stem, F-der, and bars are all that's original. First attempt at posting picture so here goes
99 Timberline, great bike. Now I ride a Kona though and this is back up.
'99 i-Drive, LX/XT drivetrain, Manitou Black Comp (100/120), Kore/Syncros cockpit, WTB Enduroraptors, SDG saddle, Ritchey Comp pedals..............
Of course now I feel like a complete boob! Pic is too big. And I can't delete my post. Oh well. I'll get to resizing it someday...............
'99 Zaskar LE with the cosmic paint job....
The only thing that is stock today is the seatpost (Thomson) and the front derailleur (Shimano XT).... Everything else has been switched out... BTW as pictured it weighs 20.5 lbs. The fork is a painted 2002 SID SL. She is semi retired now as I have a full suspension that gets trail duty. The Zaskar is relegated to pulling the kid's trailer and a foul weather bike...
My GT Avalance 2.0 that get's trashed weekly on African trials.
My XCR 3000
This has and still is a faithful rig to me... has had many upgrades along the way like: '03 Psylo XC (u-turn) Fork, '04 Cane Creek Cloud 9 rear shock, XT/XTR deraileurs, Avid front Disc brakes, Thompson Stem and WTB Ti Saddle. Everything else is stock, not much I know, but goes to show you that the frame has withheld hundreds of miles through the San Grabriel Mountains for almost 4 years. I'm buying a Titus Switchblade this year but this rig is staying for many more rides ahead. Weights 30lbs., climbs well overall and handles nice. It rides very plush with the setup I'm running and the onlu changes since the picture are a new set of Kenda Blue Groove 2.1 (front) and Nevegal 2.1 (rear). Enjoy!
NIce bikes guys. I used to ride a 99 i drive. What a great bike. To bad all it does now is hang on the wall. Any way to fix a worn out main pivot?
GT i-drive 2.0 2003.
Avid Mech in front.
Duke XC front shock
Easton EA70 stem/riser
Azonic Extension pedals
more to come...
It's a tad heavy, but I'm loving it!
I am a GT fan for life!
Just snagged a 2004 Avalanche 0.5 and tossing a 2005 Fox vanilla RLC on it!
2004 Id Xc 2.0
Anyone riden one of these? Any comments of suggestions? I had a 1999 Zaskar I loved, but of course, it cracked at the seat weld. I love the way GT's ride and fit me but am wary of another because of the cracked frame....but, there are some good deals on them now so I am considering it....any comments appreciated!! peace, eek
Heres my 2003 GT I-Drive. I know, I know, why the yellow wheels right?
GT I-Drive 3.0 2003
Chris King wheelset
Hayes Hydraulic Disc Brakes
WTB Weirwolf 2.1 Comp
Shimano LX shifters
Just added (not in picture), Shimano XT Crankset
Sun Ringle ZuZu pedals. I have mallets, but I am too chicken to get used to them.
Profile Design Ultra FR handlebar
Oury Grips, that got changed to Salsa grips
RS Psylo 80 to 125mm travel
Cane Creek Cloud Nine rear shock
Shimano Deore front derailleur
Shimano XT rear derailleur
Koobi Silver saddle
Race Face XY seatpost
That's A Huge Picture !
I thought you couldn't upload pictures that big... :O)
What do ya mean? Its not that big. You have your bifocals on? LOL
Originally Posted by 2X2MTB
GT Xizang - my super commuter
Xizang frame with no stickers or decals to give it a stealth look, so to the untrained eye it looks like an unpainted cheap aluminium bike.
XTR shifters and rear derealier/ XT front
Team Stylo cranks/ ATAC pedals
Bullseye front hub (Rhyno Lite)/ GT (red anno!) rear hub ( 0*XC)
Magura rim brakes + TWP levers
King headset/ Kore stem/ Avenir Ti bats and bar-ends
White Brothers SC90 forks
Xizang commuter 2
I don't think the Titanium will ever look like cheap aluminium :)
Originally Posted by LQQK
I too have made a commuter out of an old Xizang but with a different setup than yours.
The overall mission is to have a super ride that doesn't draw too much attention to itself.
I took it a bit further and re-decaled the frame with Karakoram stickers, to make it look really cheap. The wheels are built of American Classic hubs and secured by Kryptonite skewers. It's built as a single speeder with Truvativ Cranks and cheap platforms.
I think it's the coolest commuter I ever had.. It's certainly the fastest :)
Here's the results caught on camera.. also an intermediate picture when the frame was stripped of all stickers (I saved the Titanium sticker though)
1997 ish karakoram
Here is the real deal, not just camoflage. 1997 Karakoram frame I picked up off ebay last summer brand new, 4130 cro moly steel, I believe they called this color stealth blue. I know its a '97 since I used to have this as a complete bike that was stolen in 2000. LX 8 spd shifters also off ebay. LX 8 spd FD from supergo in Phoenix of all places. LX RD used from Recycled Cycles in Seattle. Rest of the parts are from a variety of places. Wheels and handlebar are from my '01 i-drive 5.0 that now has a busted pivot, and I VERY far from a dealer to fix it. The reviews on this site are all true about this frame, bombproof, well ballanced, very forgiving, the only weak point is the deraillure hanger, and with the Saint RD's thats not really an issue anymore, I think.
I'm a noob here and I thought a proper first post would be right here since I'm a happy GT owner. My baby is a 1999 [or 2000?, I forget] GT Avalanche. She is pretty much stock.
The "Masters of the Universe" sticker keeps the bad guys away! ;)
Here's a pic of my baby, a 2000 GT XCR-5000 I-Drive. I got it back in 2001 when a friend took a header into a ditch and got hurt bad. Did I mention he wasn't wearing a helmet? Anyway, he swore off mountain biking and sold it to me after he got out of the hospital for half price! I named her 'Beast' (see sticker) and we've been inseperable ever since.
Now, only the minor bits are left stock. Funny, since I got into mountain biking, I have yet to see another I-Drive with the same paint job. Rides great, I'll always take her out first when I'm exploring a new trail or need a bike to get me down the mountain. I've been bucked off a number of times OTB, not badly but enough to not take her for granted when I ride :D .
One of the last of the CA made Zaskar Team.
My Idrive 5.0 broke, and GT didn't honor my warranty...
I weigh 135#'s and it broke on a weld...
I rode it for 1.5 years and all GT would do is offer me a "replacement" for $400 which I did not do...
here it is before I took it apart...
I also posted the crack on the Idrive/BB area
Rat's '01 Zaskar X
This is my '01 ZASKAR X. . .
2001 aggressor 1.0
2001 Aggressor 1.0
- marzocchi mx comp w/eta
- wtb velociraptors
- easton ea 50 stem
- easton ea 50 bar (now has titec hellbent xc)
- xt crank & rear deraileur
- deore front deraileur and brake/shifter combo
- rhyno lites
- thomson seat post
- specialized seat
my real american Zaskar
One of the nicest made frames on the planet,mmm oh no, universe!
I have to say that the frame has outlived the componentry. Now it is hanging in my garage waiting on it's new parts. I already have the ultra cool Ritchey logic cranks! :D
I'm a Zaskar lover!
99 GT Rebound
Here is the bike I had up until last spring. 99 GT Rebound, Solar Citrus is the color. I loved the color. I remember when I got it I test rode a Trek and a specialized and really liked both of them but I was like..maybe we should swing by the GT shop. Well, as soon as I saw this I was sold. I always had a fondness for GT's frames. Last year I really got into biking and realized that the GT was just too big for me. I added Ritchey riser bars and stem and a Manitou Axel Comp fork. About a week later I decided what I needed was a full suspension bike so I went out and got a Trek Fuel. I sold the GT shortly afterwards and I think I only put about 30 miles on it with all the mods. I wish I woulda kept it!
Here is the GT stuck in the mud
My friend Adam riding the GT on one of its last rides with me.
I had that bike over 4 years and never had to change the tires or tubes! The trek I bought was on its 3rd set of tires by winter. I guess that due to all the new singletrack I found.
More GT pride
Heres some 100% GT action shots from Albion Hills (Bolton, ON)
GT Avalanche LE - 1997
This is my GT Avalache LE that holds strong from 1997 till now.
I'm still in love with this frame! Just upgraded to Marathon SL front :)
99 16" GT Zaskar
Heres my Little Zaskar that i have owned from new. Out of all my bikes, this is the one that would never be able to part with! Recently polished, i am changing the nasty orange pedals, getting rid of the Chain device and fitting a front mech and middle chainring, new saddle, Michelin Comp 24's on the Mavic 521 rims, and ODI lock grips if i can find anywhere here in the UK! Its a pretty light and set up for more hard jumpy freeride use rather that pure XC. I love it because its one of the last 'proper' Zaskars before they went all Taiwanese!
Sorry for it being so fuzzy but my flash doesn't work.
1996 GT Timberline. Possibly 1997. I got it when I was 13. I'm 20 now. All original parts except for the Seat, Grips, Tires, and Pedals. Maybe even original chain. But that bike has been through hell. I've done stuff to it which would make you think "What was he thinking". But basically did stuff you would expect a 14 year old would do to a bike. I think the only thing that saved it from total destruction was the fact that I got a BMX bike which I destroyed completely. The only thing I haven't broken on the BMX bike was the frame and forks. Everything else yes it was broken. Including the seat post.
But for the aftermarket of the GT Mtb...
-Vellgo Clipless pedals: But I don't have clipless shoes. These are the BMX style clipless pedals that actually have a platform so I can ride without clipless shoes.
-Specialized grips: I got these becuase they were the cheapest
-selleprima seat: I think this seat was made for downhill becuase I feel like I just got out of prison after I ride.
-Panaracer FireXCpro 2.1s: Probably the only thing I went all out on.
-2 Stainless Steel Waterbottle holders: Top of the line baby.
And the bike it's self consists of shimano stuff. It ain't the bikes with the $2,000 shocks and all but it works for me.
Sorry it doesn't work at all. I guess my picture link isn't working
Originally Posted by smittie61984
Norwegian singletrack setup!!
this is my girlfriend's little 2002 aggressor. got the frame for $59 on ebay. most of the parts are hand-me-downs from upgrades to my bikes.
not a bad little bike. it was really tough to find a frame that fit someone who is 5' and about 100 lbs. but the bent top tube gives plenty of standover.
my GT (currently in the process of rebuilding)
bought this gt new in '96. Its a tequesta (4130 just wont quit!), obviously its no longer stock, but this is perhaps the most fun ive ever had!!
The Number 1 Team in the world.
Yeah. Thanks for the GT area. Been riding GTs for almost 25 years from vert to my latest. I must say, as the mechanic of my group, I get to ride all kinds of FS designs. I've worked on/tried FSRs, Sugars, Fuels, Haros and the iDrive climbs better than any of them up tight, rocky chutes here in Ct. This thing digs in and climbs like a raped possum. I'll drop off anything up to 3 feet or so and have never had a problem. Currently, the bike weighs 26.5 lbs or so. Pretty light for the types of trails we ride here.
Oh, yeah, I included a picture of my first iDrive. It's a '99 XCR 1000. Parts spec sux, though. All the components feel like they are made out of plastic. :rolleyes:
'01 iDrive 4.0 (bought for color, it's the same as my old team vert bike)
'01 Manitou Six Deluxe 80mm with fat-guy spring
Maxm MX-6 bars
WTB headset (junk, just waiting for it to explode)
ODI Ruffian lock-ons
Avid SD-7 levers and brakes
'04 Truvativ Firex cranks with Raceface bashguard
LX front derailleur
Deore rear derailleur (can't justify more expensive as I rip at least one apart every month)
Bontrager Race post
IRC Seracs with homemade Stans (best tire ever for climbing rocks/roots)
Terry Dragonfly MG saddle (keeps my junk nice and feely)
Sram 9.0 cassette and PC-59 chain
GT/Hadley hubs (3-pawl upgrade) DT Comp 14/15 black, l'il Snappers, wicked light
Gt Ruchas Question
I'm thinking of putting the marzzochi 66 forks on my small Ruchas i-drive frame,not sure if I should get the 150mm or the 170mm travel forks.I use the bike for freeriding,some good size jumps etc. What amount off travel are your forks and how does the bike feel when riding it.Do you think 170mm would be to much for a small frame?
Originally Posted by sega
"Been riding GTs for almost 25 years from vert to my latest."
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think GT has been around for 25 years. I need a history lesson. :confused:
Yup, Gary Turner's have been around for a long time.
Was racing at the time (pre-freestyle) and had this frame.
It was all chrome. Let's see, that was '81.
I remember seeing this advert:
But, it was like in 78 or 79.
So, yeah, in total about 24 years or so. I still have my backup vert bike. it's in bad disrepair, but it's an '86 Pro Tour. There's 19 years right there.
Thanks for making me feel like an old fart.
Originally Posted by Kona0197
Thanks for helping me out on that one. :) My apologies if I offended you. ;)
It's not your fault....
that I'm an old fart. GT history is actually pretty cool. That's probably why so many are still hanging on and why it has been so sad to see all of the crap the corporate wh0res have put the company through over the past few years.
GT has always had the right "feel" for me, as mentioned in someone's earlier post. This was a "boutique" brand back in the 80s which had much respect for their design philosophies and engineering. I always chose GT for my show bikes because they always seemed right feeling, despite better offers from other manufacturers for sponsorship.
I still feel the iDrive was a quantum leap in suspension design. You don't need any of that new fangled stable platform crap to compensate for a design flaw. It rides well stock with minimal fiddling. I am very glad to see that the new corporate ownership has kept most of the design team intact, producing the IDXC, Ruckus, DHi, etc. I think a lot of the original design philosophies that Gary used are still intact. We'll see.
Originally Posted by Kona0197
Tis a shame what Pacific is doing to the GT line in my opinion. :( I don't think I have ever owned a GT in all of my years riding. I now own a Schwinn Moab DS3 that uses the I-Drive technology somewhat and it rides very nice albeit a bit heavy. But as my name suggests, I am a Kona rider. :)
I think Pacific is doing a great job by letting the guys at the GT designing team come up with new inovations like the GT IDXC which is a great crosscountry bike, in my opinion, I don't think there is a KONA bike out there that has the looks of the I-drive 5, and the GT road bikes are tour de france level., so if you're trying to post negative comments on these threads, is suggest you go back to the KONA thread.
Originally Posted by Kona0197