Who rides a GT then? Are they back to their best?
I used to adore my GT bikes, I’ve fond memories of my Backwoods and lusting over my friends LTS, but then they lost their way.
I know the Athertons are racing on them which is great.
I ask because I’ve been offered a Force X frame and didn’t know if I should give it a chance?
Anybody riding one?
CheersPosted 7 years ago
The 6 month wait for parts has put me off ever buying one again. This was a few years back with a sanction.Posted 7 years ago
Shame as I quite like the latest version of it.
Yes, the new ones are good….if you like your 160mm-170mm travel bikes then arguably the Sanction is class leading.
The new Force was favorably reviewed by a website I read the other day, may have been Pinkbike…the Force is the more trail orientated one isn’t it?
(I also spent the 90s riding around on a GT Avalanche!)Posted 7 years ago
This is purely superficial, but I really don’t like the look of them.Posted 7 years ago
Love my 2014 carbon zaskar (lusted after the 90s polished Ali one) but I’m not sure about the full sus bikes.Posted 7 years agoPosted 7 years ago
If I could get hold of one of these (last years) at a reasonable price in large, I’d buy one now. The new colours are gopping.
If anyone’s after a medium, look here;Posted 7 years ago
As another former GT fanboy I picked up a reduced Zaskar 9er last year and its a great bike. Its far quicker than my old Zaskar LE, and I’m now tempted to get a Sensor or Force come the new year. One thing I couldn’t find however was any demo days, and the importer wasn’t much help either.Posted 7 years ago
I’m waiting for a 1993 RTS1 frame to be delivered, does that count?Posted 7 years ago
I had an Outpost when I was at uni, and have forever lusted after a proper Zaskar. I recently scratched that itch, sort of, by buying this 1996 Bravado-
I’ve since changed the saddle for something that doesn’t hurt, but is much less cool 😆
and a 1999 Pro Series, Mach One and Interceptor-
and a 1995 Fueler-
if that helps? Probably not, but I saw this as an opportunity to hawk my collection! 😀 80s and 90s GTs rocked, then they went all Halfords and sucked from 2000-ish and now they’re good again, sort of like Saracen I think.Posted 7 years ago
I bought a new GT Grade (Gnarr bike) recently and it’s impressed me. I wouldn’t hesitate to have one of their MTB’sPosted 7 years ago
Anyone know anything about the new Verb, I’m contemplating a new budget susser, but the own branded shock puts me off. Not a lot of info about at the mo, but I know there’s some connected folk on here.Posted 7 years ago
Kayla1 – I love the way you’ve hung those bikes in the stairwell.Posted 7 years ago
Love my Grade. If I was looking for another MTB, the new Zaskar would be on my list.Posted 7 years ago
you can’t beat a GT Zaskar….
19 years old and still going strong
I had one from that period. It was a sweet bike. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
That Zaskar is lush 😛Posted 7 years ago
Anybody know how you actually get in touch with GT UK?
I’ve tried the website and followed links but get a message back from Pacific Cycles saying I’ve contacted the wrong place!!
I’m tempted to give up on what otherwise is an incredible bike!Posted 7 years ago
Been scanning the new catalogue with a mate (LBS) and the value is fairly incredible, build kits are good. The one that is tempting me now is the Grade, that may have something to do with our roads and gravel stuff out herePosted 7 years ago
Id be out riding this bike if they’d get back to me. Worries me that I can’t freely buy spare parts.Posted 7 years ago
Still missing the seat post clamp Mosey?Posted 7 years ago
And any help with shock hardware size.Posted 7 years ago
Tried a GT dealer?Posted 7 years ago
With all else I’d just measure the hardware gap
CSG UK are the importers. Their offices are open Monday to Friday 9-5:30 on 01202 732288Posted 7 years ago
I’ll try and get the measurements.
The dealers on the site for my area don’t actually stick GT.Posted 7 years ago
if not call a TF/Mojo they can normally find it out quickPosted 7 years ago
Yeah I went down that route and they didn’t have the force X carbon on system and asked me to measure it.
I’ll have to ask the dealer to measure it.Posted 7 years ago
if you want to pretend to be aussie drop these guys a mail now and you might have a response before monday morning your timePosted 7 years ago
One thing to watch for with the carbon models is that they’re not that light… That’s not a criticism, GT just haven’t gone that way, but it’s something people sometimes expect from a carbon bike.
It seems like they’ve learned a lot from Dan Atherton, they used to be pretty tall and steep, US style.Posted 7 years ago
here’s my 1998 GT now converted to a SS runaround
Posted 7 years ago
Not mine anymore, but this was ncredible, in both good and bad ways.
Posted 7 years ago
The new ones are considered good, I’ve just bought a sanction, very capable bike. The fury looks good and I think the force is pretty highly rated so I’d be tempted to give it a goPosted 7 years ago
It’s an absolute bargain and it needs to be to make me swap my remedy.Posted 7 years ago
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