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  1. #1
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    2018 GT Avalanche Elite

    Been 30'ish years since I last purchased a bike, the last one was a Robinson Pro Team model (built in 86-87) the first build after GT acquired Robinson.

    I nowI find myself buying a 2018 GT Avalanche Elite, as its got what another friend of mine who used to ride a lot say has good drivetrain (Deore), air suspension forks with handlebar mounted lockout, hydraulic disk brakes and what seems to be decent other components. Any tips?

    It was on sale for 799 Canadian after 20% off Father's Day sale, and after riding comparable Trek, Kona and Specialized it also seemed to handle as good Pro better and most of the parts seemed to be of better quality.

    anything I should worry about or keep an eye on?

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    So after putting a few miles on it, I'm very happy with the decision. Easy to ride, handles nicely should prove to be a nice entry back on two wheels after a long absence.

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    you might get these. easier on legs and wont scratch up stuff you run into as much. ive had them for like 2 years, theyre killer for the $

    DMR V6 Pedals | Jenson USA

    and if it didnt come with lock on grips, id get somethin like these

    ODI Ruffian Lock On Grips | Jenson USA

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    Sounds like good times are in your future. Enjoy!!

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