GT Avalanche Sport 2017 mountain bike £309.99 @ Wiggle/Rutland cycling
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GT Avalanche Sport 2017 mountain bike £309.99 @ Wiggle/Rutland cycling

£309.99Wiggle Deals
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LocalFound 27th Dec 2017
Bought two of these today from Rutland Cycling (they price matched wiggle) as selling the road bikes and getting more info enjoying biking again rather than killing myself to gain another 0.01mph over 25 miles. Have to face facts in not good enough for a 20mph avg

Entry level but still a fair honest spec for the money with the hydraulic brakes, shimano mixed group, nice frame etc.. Few things to be upgraded in future maybe but things like tapered headset makes that easier on forks.. rider needs to self upgrade first though.

Rutland cycling link : rutlandcycling.com/bikes/mountain-bikes/gt-avalanche-sport-2017-ladies-hardtail-mountain-bike-mustang_378731

Number of gears: 27
Front Axle Type: 9mm QR
Cable Routing: External
Model Year: 2017
Frame: New 6061 T6 Aluminium womens frame w/Triple Triangle 27.5" frame
Fork Material: Aluminium Alloy
Fork: SR Suntour XCT-HLO with 100mm travel
Steerer: Tapered
Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
Front Derailleur Mount: Band On
Dropouts: Replaceable Rear Derailleur Hanger
Wheel Size: 27.5" (650b)
Wheelset: Forged all hubs laced to All Terra Double walled rims
Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Alivio
Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake
Brakes: Tektro
Brake Callipers: Tektro hydraulic with 160mm rotors
Chainset type: Triple
Chainset: All Terra Forged alloy
Chainring Size: 44 Tooth, 32 Tooth, 22 Tooth
Chain: KMC
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Cassette: sunrace 9 speed
Cassette Range: 11-34 Tooth
Handlebars: Alloy MTB Oversize Riser 31.8mm - 680mm wide
Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement
Stem: All Terra, 1-1/8" Threadless,
Seat Post: Alloy microadjust
Saddle: GT ladies MTB
Tyres: All Terra Cypher 27.5x2.1"
Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty: "Lifetime frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty"
Fork Type: Suspension
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Forgot to say the mens/womens bikes were identical in geometry, only differed in paint schemes.
It's not a sub 10kg £3000 bike and the hduk spec nazis that know the theory and cost of everything and the reality and value of nothing will hate it
Edited by: "danfisherdan" 27th Dec 2017
BTW if going to Whitwell Rutland Cycles better to call first as the snow brought down 30m of power line this morning so all that park was closed and barriered off. I ended up at Peterborough to order them.

Got free build, up to 1hr workshop time and delivery all included.

Always deal with folks in person so good that they price matched wiggle though not that much difference to be fair.
Edited by: "danfisherdan" 27th Dec 2017
Very good bike at that price. I've had a GT Avalanche coming up ten years with zero maintenance and it's still going strong on a daily pedal to work.
Cheers Joe, me and my 13yr old are new to mtb's, last one I had was a Raleigh montage I bought with my 3 paper rounds money back in 80's
All I would say if you steer clear of the steel frame leg killers that will make you hate biking and you invest a few hundred quid in something useable you will more than likely use it instead of it becoming a coat hanger. This is a very usable bike at a good price heat from me
dannycouzens710 m ago

All I would say if you steer clear of the steel frame leg killers that …All I would say if you steer clear of the steel frame leg killers that will make you hate biking and you invest a few hundred quid in something useable you will more than likely use it instead of it becoming a coat hanger. This is a very usable bike at a good price heat from me


Yeah cheers Danny, I used the most basic decathlon rock rider for 12 weeks before it got nicked off the car in mallorca and oh my god. It was only 109 euros but had I been able to go back to the shop and pay 400 for the lighter better bike I would have. I did Sa Calobra to Alcudia twice on the thing while all the others I'd tagged with were on 7.8kg road bikes with 23mm tyres. Killed me. Mind you, I was the only one that didnt get a puncture
Something else to consider in a similar price bracket...

decathlon.co.uk/roc…tml

Almost 1kg lighter, similar spec and certainly more pleasing on the eye.
danfisherdan2 h, 39 m ago

Forgot to say the mens/womens bikes were identical in geometry, only …Forgot to say the mens/womens bikes were identical in geometry, only differed in paint schemes.


Good find. Only difference will be saddle as well as the colour.
jonesinamillion4 h, 20 m ago

Something else to consider in a similar price …Something else to consider in a similar price bracket...https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-540-mountain-bike-grey-275-id_8350454.htmlAlmost 1kg lighter, similar spec and certainly more pleasing on the eye.


Yeah it was a toss up between these two bikes, best non sale price bike that 340 could have gone for either but decided the £70 per bike saving between them can go on all the accessories I need to buy

Only thing is the claimed weights, the small size GT felt the same if not maybe lighter than the small 340. No wonder lots of the retailers stay away from the kg war!!
Edited by: "danfisherdan" 28th Dec 2017
jonesinamillion8 h, 59 m ago

Something else to consider in a similar price …Something else to consider in a similar price bracket...https://www.decathlon.co.uk/rockrider-540-mountain-bike-grey-275-id_8350454.htmlAlmost 1kg lighter, similar spec and certainly more pleasing on the eye.


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
danfisherdan11 h, 20 m ago

It's not a sub 10kg £3000 bike and the hduk spec nazis that know the …It's not a sub 10kg £3000 bike and the hduk spec nazis that know the theory and cost of everything and the reality and value of nothing will hate it


Nah, most will agree this is a good bike. If you were trying to pass off £99 bike from Tesco as being reduced from £500....THAT would bring down a rain of fire!
Good find. Decent branded bike for a bargain price.
I don't however follow the logic presented by OP in the description.
Just because you can't push 20mph average on a road bike does not make you a bad cyclist. And how does that deter one from enjoying cycling on the road? All you have to do is stop killing yourself for the average and enjoy the views. That's what I do anyway. And if you put enough miles in your averages will improve gradually.
Arguably you have to be a lot fitter to enjoy MTB than road.
In my experience and opinion entry level MTB bikes are a false economy if your intent is to use them on the trails.
Joeaddo11 h, 30 m ago

Very good bike at that price. I've had a GT Avalanche coming up ten years …Very good bike at that price. I've had a GT Avalanche coming up ten years with zero maintenance and it's still going strong on a daily pedal to work.


Maybe after 10 years u owe it a little maintenance. Nice looking bike for money, decent way to start riding something other than tarmac, heat.
danfisherdan10 h, 55 m ago

Yeah cheers Danny, I used the most basic decathlon rock rider for 12 weeks …Yeah cheers Danny, I used the most basic decathlon rock rider for 12 weeks before it got nicked off the car in mallorca and oh my god. It was only 109 euros but had I been able to go back to the shop and pay 400 for the lighter better bike I would have. I did Sa Calobra to Alcudia twice on the thing while all the others I'd tagged with were on 7.8kg road bikes with 23mm tyres. Killed me. Mind you, I was the only one that didnt get a puncture


If it's for road use then skip the suspension.
johnnystorm2 h, 28 m ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!



Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder
basergorkobal3 h, 58 m ago

Good find. Decent branded bike for a bargain price.I don't however follow …Good find. Decent branded bike for a bargain price.I don't however follow the logic presented by OP in the description.Just because you can't push 20mph average on a road bike does not make you a bad cyclist. And how does that deter one from enjoying cycling on the road? All you have to do is stop killing yourself for the average and enjoy the views. That's what I do anyway. And if you put enough miles in your averages will improve gradually. Arguably you have to be a lot fitter to enjoy MTB than road. In my experience and opinion entry level MTB bikes are a false economy if your intent is to use them on the trails.


It was very frustrating, that's how easy it is to get roped into goals rather than just enjoy it all. Now I'm more inclined to think it doesn't matter what you do or how fast and far away you do it, as long as you enjoy and do lots of it

Going to mtb I'll be able to view the scenery, spot the nature and birds with out being leant over the stem staring at a front wheel going 95% of mhr I fitting a computer and using the hrm but don't be doing much intensity stuff.... Or doe I say now 😁

Can't wait for these 2 bikes to be delivered next Tuesday
Edited by: "danfisherdan" 28th Dec 2017
I am looking for a good commuter bike, hybrid most likely. It would be good to have front / rear shock absorbers, as It will be ridden on dirty park asphalted roads with debris. I at least 22",but even 24" frame was recommended in one shop. I need a reliable bike I can ride while wearing a backpack.

Anyone kind enough to give some suggestions? I am ready to pay right amount for the right bike. I used to have a Giant in the past, which was stolen in UK
ArgonUK27 m ago

I am looking for a good commuter bike, hybrid most likely. It would be …I am looking for a good commuter bike, hybrid most likely. It would be good to have front / rear shock absorbers, as It will be ridden on dirty park asphalted roads with debris. I at least 22",but even 24" frame was recommended in one shop. I need a reliable bike I can ride while wearing a backpack. Anyone kind enough to give some suggestions? I am ready to pay right amount for the right bike. I used to have a Giant in the past, which was stolen in UK


For both front and rear suspension you'll need to spend considerably more than this otherwise it'll be heavier than the titanic with awful unbranded components.

I'd personally troll wiggle, chain reaction, Rutland etc see what bikes are on offer checking specs and reviews.

One of the lads will know a lot more then me about mtb's though
Solid timeless classic for £300
There's nothing not too like 😁
Just wait for the Bike snobs to start ripping your post to bit's.
Heat all day long from me 😁
ArgonUK17 h, 35 m ago

I am looking for a good commuter bike, hybrid most likely. It would be …I am looking for a good commuter bike, hybrid most likely. It would be good to have front / rear shock absorbers, as It will be ridden on dirty park asphalted roads with debris. I at least 22",but even 24" frame was recommended in one shop. I need a reliable bike I can ride while wearing a backpack. Anyone kind enough to give some suggestions? I am ready to pay right amount for the right bike. I used to have a Giant in the past, which was stolen in UK


Look on the Decathlon website, there BTWIN bikes are Excellent 😁
I’m looking at buying one of these, does anyone know if there are any codes usable with this deal at wiggle?
Not that I know of Griff. Using the price match at Rutland cycling might be a good idea though as the local warranty and 8week service chucked will be handy if you saw the state of these 2 bikes we bought
Edited by: "danfisherdan" 2nd Jan
danfisherdan7 h, 16 m ago

Not that I know of Griff. Using the price match at Rutland cycling might …Not that I know of Griff. Using the price match at Rutland cycling might be a good idea though as the local warranty and 8week service chucked will be handy if you saw the state of these 2 bikes we bought


Thanks Dan, I’m looking for the GT Avalanche Comp, which isn’t on Rutlands website, do you know, would they get one in or is it only the stock shown? Thanks
Call Ian at Peterborough branch mate he'll be able to tell you
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