GT Avalanche Sport Hardtail Mountain Bike 2017
GT Avalanche Sport Rigid
The Avalanche packs a great off-road punch with truly amazing value for money. With a high-end aluminium frame and geometry similar to the Zaskar, you will be able to tear up the trails without busting your wallet. Hydroformed and butted alloy frame Triple triangle technology(excludes small frame) SR Suntour XCT-HLO 32 suspension forks Shimano 3x9 drivetrain Tektro Hydrualic disc brakes All Terra Cypher 27.5X 2.1" tyres MTB: Yes Number of gears: 27 Front Axle Type: 9mm QR Cable Routing: External Model Year: 2017 Frame: New 6061 T6 Aluminium 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 Shifters: Sturmey Archer 3 speed 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: 6061 Alloy riser bars 31.8mm, 680mm wide Bar Tape/Grips: GT Statement Stem: All Terra, 1-1/8" Threadless, Seat Post: Alloy microadjust Saddle: All Terra 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 The Avalanche Sport The Avalanche Sport will get you threading your way through singletrack or going wide open down a fire road, you know that the ultimate ride comes with the ultimate maneuverability. Lightweight, fast, and built for the most skilled riders on the planet, the 2017 Trail Hardtail line has got exactly the bike you need. SR Suntour Forks The SR Suntour XCT-HLO fork comes with 100mm of travel and can be locked out/made rigid with a flick of a switch on the top of the leg. All these shall make it better for climbing or rolling on the smooth roads. Shimano 3x9 Speed Drivetrain The Shimano 9 speed drivetrain is the perfect combination of performance and durability, with the a Alivio rear derailleur to enhance the gear indexing and the All Terra chainset to reduce weight but maintain the strength. These both will ensure the classic Shimano reliable shifting and performance. GT Finishing Kit Finishing kit is GT's own brand with 6061 aluminum riser handlebars, stem and micro adjust seat post.
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One of the world's most iconic bike brands, GT was formed in 1972, taking it's name from the initials of founder Gary Turner. His first product was a custom made BMX frame for his son, and it's durability made it a hit on the SoCal BMX tracks. As a result of this, Gary started producing BMX frames for general sale from 1974 onwards. By 1987, GT moved into the emerging mountain biking discipline, and shortly afterwards started manufacturing it's distinctive triple triangle design hardtails, which are still made to this day. By 1999 GT have developed the i-Drive suspension system, which proved popular amongst off-roaders. Further innovations included the Downhill IT-1 complete with built in gearbox, a world's first. From 2007 production began on 29" wheel MTBs, and the introduction of carbon in the build process. Nowadays GT caters for Road, Cyclocross and MTBs, as well as a range of BMXs in keeping with it's history. Famous riders to have competed on GT bikes include Hans Rey, Steve Peat, Brian Lopes, the Atherton siblings (Gee, Dan & Rachel), Rebecca Twigg and Juli Furtado.
To find out more about GT, you can view their latest bike ranges, the official company history as well as their wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GT_Bicycles.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!