GT Avalanche Elite 2017 Hardtail Mountain Bike Blue £449 @ Rutland Cycles
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GT Avalanche Elite 2017 Hardtail Mountain Bike Blue £449 @ Rutland Cycles

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Found 7th Aug 2017
I have been looking at replacing my ageing Voodoo MTB and have come across this one. Seems to have all I want for a reasonable price. Can't find it any cheaper. Anyone has experiences with GT? Rutland is pretty good and have purchased from there before.
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crusoe8528 m ago

Have you looked at the new voodoo bizango …Have you looked at the new voodoo bizango http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bizango-29er-mountain-bike

Agree it's very good and we'll spec for the money.
The GT is prettier but the Calibre two.two v2 @ 399 from go outdoors is worth a look. Very highly regarded at the price point (much like Voodoo themselves!)
I've had a GT Avalanche for a few years now. I have the 2011 Avalanche 2.0 version which is now the Elite version. It's been pretty solid tbh. No problems with it at all. I do get it serviced every year which helps and clean it regularly. Excellent spec too.
I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which when i last got one was £50. That triple triangle frame is bomb proof too.
I got this Scott aspect 930 for 399 from tweeks. It was priced higher in the website, but called them up and they did it for 399.tweekscycles.com/bik…017
May not be quite the same spec but at £253 consider this:
halfords.com/cyc…ike
Voted hot, looks a great bike for the price. I guess we are moving into sale time now as the new 2018 range will be coming in soon.
I have the 2015 version of the GT. great bike and no issues.
I've had a similar spec gt since 2010 and it's still going strong despite lots of abuse.
Not bad. Not amazing either. The sale season is yet to kick in.
Think GT is better value for bucks than the Voodoo
exsportssci3 h, 40 m ago

I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which …I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which when i last got one was £50. That triple triangle frame is bomb proof too.


£15-20 quid tops for a pump to inflate the forks.
exsportssci3 h, 53 m ago

I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which …I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which when i last got one was £50. That triple triangle frame is bomb proof too.


You got ripped they're about £15
rev634 m ago

You got ripped they're about £15


Lol it was 15 years ago for my Rockshox SID forks back in the day!
Nice
peaceboi3 h, 18 m ago

Think GT is better value for bucks than the Voodoo


Not their entry level bikes like the Palomar its a joke mountain bike with a freewheel that competes with price with the Carrera and occasional Voodoo bike when on offer but is more like an Apollo bike. This is a good bike but then its normal price is £650, above the price of most Voodoo hardtails. Even at £650 though it seems to offer a better spec than its competitors like Trek, Specialized etc.
I have had the GT aggressor for a few years now. Fab bike, still going strong.
Had a GT Avalanche Disc 3.0 (2010) for 7 years now, done several thousands of miles on it over those years and it has been and still is solid, apart from consumables such as tyres and brake pads, It has had no problems, I have just this week fitted a new set of wheels, a new cassette, chain and some new handlebar grips which considering the mileage I have done, I would have had to have done on some bikes a long time ago.
I have this bike & got it last year when it came out for £600. A good bike, but have had a few problems with it, but I think that was more to do with poor setup by the bike shop I bought it from. The peddles were changed because of some reason the shop made up, chain slippage, gears jumping too high or low & the chain ring has been changed, the bike was also sent back to GT HQ for repair.

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Edited by: "djp2k8" 7th Aug 2017
Love my GT Zaskar Comp 2011 . Can't go far wrong with GT bikes , very solid!
exsportssci22 h, 41 m ago

I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which …I would get the Gt the air forks on the voodoo will need a fork pump which when i last got one was £50. That triple triangle frame is bomb proof too.


The pump for my Epicon's was about £15 from fleabay? :-/

Air forks make a huge difference though and a better upgrade than drivetrain components!
I paid 12.99 for my pump and its seem a very good quality. 50 quid is very steep
I'm after a decent hardtail, how does the GT compare to this?

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audin35 m ago

I'm after a decent hardtail, how does the GT compare to …I'm after a decent hardtail, how does the GT compare to this?https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-540-mountain-bike-grey-275-id_8350454.html


Decathlon is a decent bike but there has been a recent frame recall on that Rockrider but it only effected the larger frames. I personally don't rate Btwin frames they seem to be designed more for lightness than strength and that is borne out by the recall and lack of reinforcing on the frame but if you are a shorter lighter rider it looks a fine option with good components for the money. Check out the uk reviews on the Decathlon site though for some perspective. Some people seemed to have had a lot of issues but that seems to be more about poor assembly by Decathlon stores rather than the bike itself. The sad fact is its luck of the draw when it comes to having a bike well assembled by a store you bought it from, most are good but not all.

I'd also check out the halfords range of Carrera and Voodoo bikes some are fantastic bikes at great prices and halfords are always doing offers to bring those prices down.
Use 'HAVE6' for an additional £6 off .... 3% Quidco too ....every little bit helps 🙄. Heat added, great bike
I am looking at 2 bikes a second hand but vgc Carrera fury 2010 and a GT Avalanche Elite 2016 only used once,which one should I go for,the GT is a bit odd as the guy says it was a Xmas present and only used once, his feedback is 0 as it's his first sale on Ebay,although I'm going to meet in person,he says he wants the payment through paypal when I meet him though rahther than cash,I assume to gather his feedback on Ebay
Edited by: "wilson1973" 9th Aug 2017
For this price I would want a motor on it?
OP did you go for this in the end?
bonzobanana8th Aug

Decathlon is a decent bike but there has been a recent frame recall on …Decathlon is a decent bike but there has been a recent frame recall on that Rockrider but it only effected the larger frames. I personally don't rate Btwin frames they seem to be designed more for lightness than strength and that is borne out by the recall and lack of reinforcing on the frame but if you are a shorter lighter rider it looks a fine option with good components for the money. Check out the uk reviews on the Decathlon site though for some perspective. Some people seemed to have had a lot of issues but that seems to be more about poor assembly by Decathlon stores rather than the bike itself. The sad fact is its luck of the draw when it comes to having a bike well assembled by a store you bought it from, most are good but not all.I'd also check out the halfords range of Carrera and Voodoo bikes some are fantastic bikes at great prices and halfords are always doing offers to bring those prices down.


I'm 6'3" so I'd need an XL frame! Cheers for the info
audin23 h, 57 m ago

I'm 6'3" so I'd need an XL frame! Cheers for the info


I'm 6'1 & I see an L GT frame which is a good size for myself.
djp2k812th Aug

I'm 6'1 & I see an L GT frame which is a good size for myself.



I'm 6"1 and my L GT frame fits me fine.
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