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GT Avalanche (upgraded)

avalanche_expertavalanche_expert Posts: 177
edited August 2016 in Your mountain bikes
I've owned my GT for almost 16 months. I've covered 4000 XC miles on it during that time and have replaced everything that's needed it as it's worn out. So a few chains, tyres, bottom bracket, chain ring, brake pads etc...

I've also upgraded a couple of things. First was the wheels, the original GT wheels were truly awful. Spokes always loosing tension, free hub wore out rapidly and the hubs were shot within 6 months. So I fitted some Mavic Crossride and converted to tubeless. Such a nice set of wheels, sealed cartridge bearings and not one spoke has came loose or snapped in almost a year now. Currently running on Rocket Ron tubeless tyres which I think are the best MTB tyres I've ever had for fast XC type riding.

I've recently upgraded the headset to a FSA sealed cartridge bearing type as the original cage bearings didn't like winter very much last year! Also the original Rock Shox coil forks are gone in favour of a Rock Skox Reba solo air with adjustable compression/lockout. I've ditched the remote that was on the bars and much prefer it now.

Lastly some minor things like grips/pedals and blingy bolts, valve caps, jockey wheels, cable ends etc... have been added.

I really love the bike, it's spec really suits me and what I do with it. Anyway, I'll shut up and post a couple of pics of my GT as it is now...


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