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GT Avalanche 1.0 2008 £319.00 free delivery

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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Great Bike ...

Specifications:

Bearings - Shimano Octalink Cartridge Sealed
Headset - Tange system for 1 1/8"
Grips - GT Dual Density ATB
Seat - GT Forged Alum QR
Stem - GT ATB, threadless 25 degree rise with four bolt alum CNC face plate for 31.8mm
Nipples - Brass CP
Spokes - Stainless steel 14 gauge
Chain - Shimano HG-53 Nine Speed
Rear Cogs - SRAM Nine speed index cassette 12-32
Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore
Crankset - Shimano 44/34/22 nine speed Octalink compatible
Pedals - Shimano PDM-520 clipless pedal with cleats
Fork - SR X-100, 100mm of travel w/. 32mm alum stanchions, magnesium lowers, with lock, preload and hydraulic damping
Wheels/Tires - Alloy double wall ATB with CNC brake surface Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1
Brakes - Tektro M-710 linear pull
Frame - GT Triple Triangle design 6061 butted aluminum with hydroformed downtube, zero stack headtube. Disc compatible with removable der. Han
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#1
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Images/Models/Original/29071.jpg
#2
Whats this bike like for handling jumps?
#3
Nice. If I had the money I'd be tempted to buy this and move the disc wheels from my Avalanche 3.0 Disc over and put some nice hydraulic discs on. Voted hot.
#4
King of Thieves;2826947
Whats this bike like for handling jumps?

Depends what you mean by jumps.
#5
i have the disc version of this in silver which cost 500 quid and it handles really well off road
#6
306maxi
Depends what you mean by jumps.


Used to bike a few years back. Haven't biked in ages but looking to get back into it.
Looking for a light bike which I can easily hop with but also has a strongish frame.

I don't do huge jumps. The ones on the trails near me only top about 5ft, well the ones I go on anyway. Don't need a really strong bike but strong enough so the frame doesn't bend.
#7
I'd rather pay an extra £40 and have the Cannondale F6, it has hydrolic disc brakes and Rockshox front shocks. Or even that BeOne Team replica 26.
#8
I posted this deal earlier, for a Dawes XC 2.4, very similar spec but with better branded forks.
There seems to be loads of good bike deals about lately.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233884/dawes-xc-2-4-gents-xc-bike-319-99-r
http://www.ashcycles.com/power/images/large/Dawes/xc2.4%2007_LRG.gif

edit: oh, and discs
#9
Golaboots888;2827436
I posted this deal earlier, for a Dawes XC 2.4, very similar spec but with better branded forks.
There seems to be loads of good bike deals about lately.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/233884/dawes-xc-2-4-gents-xc-bike-319-99-r
http://www.ashcycles.com/power/images/large/Dawes/xc2.4%2007_LRG.gif

edit: oh, and discs

Yeah it's coming to the end of a rather dull Summer and there's a lot of stock to shift.
#10
i really like the GT, got a GT myself, really need to get off my butt and use it, keep waiting for summer, but thinks its not coming this year : (
#11
I'm 6'3, should I go for the Large or Extra Large?
#12
tris
I'm 6'3, should I go for the Large or Extra Large?


I AM 6'4 I GOT THE EXTRA LARGE 2.0 IN WHITE
I LOVE MY STEED ITS THE BEST PURCHASE I MADE THIS YEAR
smooth and light :)
#13
Excellent bikes. I have the older model myself.
#14
tris
I'm 6'3, should I go for the Large or Extra Large?


i'd goto halfords and sit on a few bikes to get ideal size.

also, depends what kind of riding ure expecting to be doing. i'm 6'2 but i ride a 19" frame (medium) cause i usually ride tight fast offroad singletrack and downhill stuff. smaller frame, more control.

if you expect to be doing more road stuff or long cross country routes then get a bigger frame - less control but comfier and probably more pedal speed.

this is handy: http://www.activesport.co.uk/shop/page/3?shop_param=
#15
Just one reminder here...

People tend to buy a lot of BMX or mountain bikes, and end up disappointed with them or never using them, because they're not designed for commuting or daily use in a city. Some are heavy, especially the ones with a a suspension (let alone a double one), and are not designed to be fast. Beside, they can't be used on wet ground without additional mudguards, unless you don't mind being covered in mud.
For urban use on a daily basis, you'd be better off with a city/road bike, or if you care for your comfort and/or travel through rough grounds, a hybrid bike that combines the main advantages of city bikes with the ability to occasionally leave the beaten tracks. Given the state of the roads in most cities, hybrids are a good idea though...

It's always a good idea to think about what you really should get before you buy products you're not familiar with.
Having said that, if this bike is what you want or what you need, that sounds like a good deal and a very good bike. Shame I can't invest in a new one, parking a shiny new bike in the streets of London is like leaving it unlocked on a high street, with a flashy note saying "Help Yourself". Sad...

Voted hot.
#16
Nowt wrong with the bike as long as you are happy with V-brakes. Note this has got clipless pedals so you'd have to change these if you didn't want to wear cycling shoes. You could sell the pedals for around £15 on Ebay as Shimano 520s are a popular and well regarded model.
I reckon if you walked into your local GT dealer and haggled you could get the price down to pretty much near this, make sure that the bike actually fitted, ask him to swap the pedals if required and you'd get a free first service.
#17
any good deals to be had on a decent ladies mountain bike at the moment ?
#18
Kiddson
Just one reminder here...

People tend to buy a lot of BMX or mountain bikes, and end up disappointed with them or never using them, because they're not designed for commuting or daily use in a city. Some are heavy, especially the ones with a a suspension (let alone a double one), and are not designed to be fast. Beside, they can't be used on wet ground without additional mudguards, unless you don't mind being covered in mud.
For urban use on a daily basis, you'd be better off with a city/road bike, or if you care for your comfort and/or travel through rough grounds, a hybrid bike that combines the main advantages of city bikes with the ability to occasionally leave the beaten tracks. Given the state of the roads in most cities, hybrids are a good idea though...

It's always a good idea to think about what you really should get before you buy products you're not familiar with.
Having said that, if this bike is what you want or what you need, that sounds like a good deal and a very good bike. Shame I can't invest in a new one, parking a shiny new bike in the streets of London is like leaving it unlocked on a high street, with a flashy note saying "Help Yourself". Sad...

Voted hot.



DEPENDS REALLY THIS HAS LOCK OUT SUSPENTION SO ITS IDEAL FOR BOTH I RIDE 10 MILES A DAY MOSTLY CANALS SOME ROAD AND I FIND NO PROBLEM
PLUS I PAID £399 FOR MINE
#19
Kiddson
Just one reminder here...

People tend to buy a lot of BMX or mountain bikes, and end up disappointed with them or never using them, because they're not designed for commuting or daily use in a city. Some are heavy, especially the ones with a a suspension (let alone a double one), and are not designed to be fast. Beside, they can't be used on wet ground without additional mudguards, unless you don't mind being covered in mud.
For urban use on a daily basis, you'd be better off with a city/road bike, or if you care for your comfort and/or travel through rough grounds, a hybrid bike that combines the main advantages of city bikes with the ability to occasionally leave the beaten tracks. Given the state of the roads in most cities, hybrids are a good idea though...

It's always a good idea to think about what you really should get before you buy products you're not familiar with.
Having said that, if this bike is what you want or what you need, that sounds like a good deal and a very good bike. Shame I can't invest in a new one, parking a shiny new bike in the streets of London is like leaving it unlocked on a high street, with a flashy note saying "Help Yourself". Sad...

Voted hot.


I'm after a bike such as what you mention above.. I currently have a cheapo full-suspension bike which just weighs a ridiculous amount and the bouncing drives me crazy.

I mainly ride on roads, but occassionally over grass etc and want something as lightweight as possible but with reasonably wide tyres to cover rough terrain. Can you (or anyone else reading this) recommend a relatively cheap bike to get?

I don't really want a secondhand one though :)

Cheers,

Will
#20
Kiddson;2840079
Beside, they can't be used on wet ground without additional mudguards, unless you don't mind being covered in mud.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=1767

Very good mudguards. Can be fitted easily and give a decent level of protection from mud.
#21
deepmenace;2840020
i'd goto halfords and sit on a few bikes to get ideal size.

also, depends what kind of riding ure expecting to be doing. i'm 6'2 but i ride a 19" frame (medium) cause i usually ride tight fast offroad singletrack and downhill stuff. smaller frame, more control.

if you expect to be doing more road stuff or long cross country routes then get a bigger frame - less control but comfier and probably more pedal speed.

this is handy: http://www.activesport.co.uk/shop/page/3?shop_param=

A word of warning though. DO NOT order a bike from that site. Mark Anthony (the guy who runs the site) is one of the most rude people I've ever dealt with. He took a situation where I was happy at the price of the bike and everything and merely had a query about when my bike would be dispatched and whether I could get a tracking number to the point where I was so annoyed with him and his company that I was going to send the bike back to him at my expense and order a bike elsewhere which would have cost me about 70 pounds more. The guy is rude and argumentative beyond belief. Everything thankfully went smoothly with my purchase but I can imagine that if something had gone wrong he would have been an extremely difficult person to deal with. Great prices but it's really not worth the bother IMHO
#22
hah, i had a bad phone call with activesport too a few months back. never bought from them.

here's all the good bike shops i use:

wiggle http://www.wiggle.co.uk (10% loyalty only on items not already discounted). good for: clothes. take paypal.
chainreaction http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ - generally good range and prices. take paypal.
CycleSports http://www.cyclesportsuk.co.uk/ (5% loyalty works on everything). take paypal. good comms. fast. this is my favourite bike site :)
cyclebasket http://www.cyclebasket.com/ - sometimes very good offers
bikeplus http://www.bikeplus.co.uk/ - some good offers on a slightly low-tech site
msgbikes http://www.msgbikes.com/acatalog/index.html - small trek dealer, nice service, sometimes does 1/2 price clothes
bromley bike co. http://www.bromleybike.co.uk/ - some good deals e.g. tyres
merlin http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/ - drivetrain, wheels?
jejamescycles.co.uk http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/ - generally good prices
ukbikestore http://www.ukbikestore.co.uk £1 delivery, sometimes the cheapest on parts
mike dyason http://www.inmotionproducts.com/ - mostly for roadies but very cheap for tools and puncture repair
#23
Asda Home are doing a Mountain Bike for £57.00 both men and womens. Its very basic but good if your thinking of getting started. I think this deal is instore only at Asda Home as i cant find it online.
#24
My mrs rides to work, most of the 12 miles is down a canal cycle path. Some of the path is pretty good hard standing some is terrible really bad mud.

Can someone recommend a bike ? SHe has a mountain bike at the moment but its a few years old and on its last legs. I guess the lighter the better, she has a race bike for Triathlons no way it could be used for the daily commute....

Advice appreciated :)
#25
I've heard good things about the Giant Yukon if sticking with mountainbike stylie.

http://s233299868.e-shop.info/shop/article_yukon.w.%252F07_0000/Giant-Yukon-W-2007-RRP-%C2%A3300.00.html

Not sure about Hybrids though & may be more appropriate to have one of those for a commute.

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