Gt Avalanche Expert 650b Trail Mountain Bike 2015 - £520.00 - Triton Cycles
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Gt Avalanche Expert 650b Trail Mountain Bike 2015 - £520.00 - Triton Cycles

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Found 11th Jul 2015
Cheapest I have seen this, retailing at £649.99 at other retailers. RockShox XC 32 and Shimano Deore, ordered mine two days ago and received today.

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Is Deore that high spec for this price? Unsure about the MTB side of Shimano. I suppose you do have a decent fork.

Original Poster

Show me another sub £550 bike with Deore and rockshox? Most bikes in this price range come with Altus or Alivio.

Deore and anything above is more than capable with shimanos latest offerings The alivio brakes let this down but at this price it's hard to grumble it'll will take some beating at £525

Is this better performance per pound? Calibre

sparklehedgehog

Is this better performance per pound? Calibre

I'd go for the GT all day myself.

broadyo796

I'd go for the GT all day myself.



Me too. The calibre is pretty good but fwiw I think the GT looks better, has 650b wheels so is more up to date and you're buying it from a proper bike shop, not what is essentially a supermarket. I've not seen a single display bike in go outdoors that hasn't been sloppily assembled. Makes Halfords look like pro team mechanics!

I hate to say it but image does count to me. GT have been making good bikes for donkeys years. Calibre is just a high street own brand.

wayne194

Show me another sub £550 bike with Deore and rockshox? Most bikes in this … Show me another sub £550 bike with Deore and rockshox? Most bikes in this price range come with Altus or Alivio.


Feisty one we have here. It was an open comment. I didn't say it wasn't hot. It was a QUESTION.
So cold for being so aggressive.

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MAdam98

Feisty one we have here. It was an open comment. I didn't say it wasn't … Feisty one we have here. It was an open comment. I didn't say it wasn't hot. It was a QUESTION. So cold for being so aggressive.


Aggressive? I apologise I didn't realise you were so sensitive.

MAdam98

Feisty one we have here. It was an open comment. I didn't say it wasn't … Feisty one we have here. It was an open comment. I didn't say it wasn't hot. It was a QUESTION. So cold for being so aggressive.



Slight over reaction there. Voting a hot deal cold just because you assume everyone on the web wants a blazing row is a bit off!

Now now. Lets vote the deal in the OP.

I have a GT bike from last year (29er Timberline) and it looks to have the exact same frame (in the 29er version but same shape and materials).. Do GT "just" increase the calibre of the additional components or are the frames significantly different too?

Just curious... Love my bike and would recommend GT to most.

PS - I too find it difficult to guage tone online but didn't find anything anything aggressive here....probably see things differently if I was hungover lol.

Simples - B'Twin Rockrider 560 - Deore & SLX drivetrain & Rock Shox XC32 - for £399! decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml (and at full price is £500, so still under £550).

wayne194

Show me another sub £550 bike with Deore and rockshox? Most bikes in this … Show me another sub £550 bike with Deore and rockshox? Most bikes in this price range come with Altus or Alivio.



Edited by: "eded" 17th Jul 2015

But - for those looking for a "big brand" bike - this is a good deal, heat added.
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