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2005 GT Avalanche 3.0 Mountain Bike image
 
(based on 2 ratings)
Brand: GT
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GT Triple Triangle Design Aluminum frame for increased pedaling efficiency and less road vibration75mm of smooth, plush, front suspension for added control and comfort on the trailDependable Shimano componentsLinear pull brakes provide excellent braking power These bikes CANNOT be shipped to any PO Boxes, APO, or FPO addresses Please note these bikes are shipped in "dealer-ready" condition. See Assembly Info.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 2 reviews)

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Tons of Bike for Cheap
By Carl The CommuterVerified Reviewer from Sacramento, CA on 5/25/2006
Pros:
Kick Butt Commuter
Cons:
A bit heavy
Best Uses:
Cross Country

Comments about GT 2005 GT Avalanche 3.0 Mountain Bike:

For this kind of money, I am more that delighted in this ride. The shocks are smooth; the tires are the real deal. It looks just as good as it handles. I ride it home from work, and I face some serious bumps and curbs in the road. It's a little heavy to carry it up my stairs, but for this money, it is alright.

[12 of 12 customers found this review helpful]

 
Solid mtn bike, great value!
By EricVerified Reviewer from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/16/2006
Pros:
All around off-road bike, Solid frame, useable fork
Cons:
Plastic pedals
Best Uses:
Downhill, Single Track

Comments about GT 2005 GT Avalanche 3.0 Mountain Bike:

This is an all-around great mtn bike, and the low cost is unbelievable. I used this bike my 2nd day of owning it in the North Cheyenne Canyon area around Colo Springs. It was a real grind going up--had to push the bike about 1/3 or more of the time (that's not the bike's fault though!). Coming downhill was a real payoff though. Make no mistake, this bike can be used for "real" mountain biking. I was speeding over 6+" stumps and bumps, easily maneuvering 1 foot dropoffs, etc. It did fine. The wheels weren't even tweaked after the ride, though my rear brake cable is stretched a bit (not surprising--I was on it a lot coming down). Only downside to me is the bike is a little on the heavy side. [...] Though the components are lower-end Shimano, they worked perfect on my 3+ hour ride, not a single glitch, the chain didn't even come off once. I've read bad reviews of the shock that's on this bike (mine has a Suntour SR XS60, I think that's the right model #?). It has 80mm of travel, is pre-load adjustable, and did fine on my ride. I guess only time will tell how long it'll last, but I was more than pleased with it's performance. This bike has a solid, double-walled frame that would make a great platform for upgrading components on down the line. Enjoy!

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