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Got my GT IT-1

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by AusRottenVirus, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. AusRottenVirus

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    I just got my GT IT-1 (internal transmission) built up yesterday. So far i really like the bike. The suspension design feels much like my GT DH-i and it is very balanced with the front suspension. The bike comes stock with one of the best build kits i have ever seen on a production dh bike. With Saint cranks, Sun MTX wheels, Fox 40 up front and a DHX 5.0 on the rear, Hope 4 pistion brakes and various easton parts, the build is amazing for a bike that is supposed to retail for close to $500.
    I have noticed that the jumps in the gear sizes my be a little too big for downhill racing, but i hear u are able to change some of the gearing. Other than that i believe this bike is fully capeable of downhill racing, even though it is being marketed as a freeride bike.
     

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    bballe336 Turbo Monkey

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    the angles seem sort of wrong for racing. but have fun on the bike. and I agree the parts spec is amazing.
     
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    bballboy388 Monkey

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    only 500 dollars??? do u mean 5000? in any case POST PICS!!! :D
     
  4. AusRottenVirus

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    i thought the angles would be far off for racing too but i was very suprised with how much the bike feels like my Dh-i, which has very racing oriented geometry. Same head angle and similar angles all around. The chinstays seem longer and the standover is much higher but thats about all that i have noticed so far. And yes i mean $5000
     
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    worthless without pics
     
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    Zutroy Turbo Monkey

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    Geo is pretty interesting...be interesting how long the nexas gears hold up under heavy usage.
     
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    i dont believe you
     
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    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    Believe what?

    The supergo in seattle has one on their floor for a few hun under 5g. If it wasnt on top of a bike rack display I woulda given it a test ride for sure.....
     
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    Why, there aren't enough pics of that bike around? :rolleyes:

    Anyway, make sure you do absolutely zero maintenance, rid eit really hard, and keep us posted on how it holds up. :thumb:
     
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    He's legit boys. He rides for team GT/Full tilt. Its my boy chris shewmake. Good luck with that bike chris ill see you next season.

    What happened to you getting the new carbon DHI or is that not gunna make 2006?
     
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  12. Trigger

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    The IT-1 is shipped. A couple of them arrived in Norway two days ago, and I'm getting mine tomorrow. :)

    I'll post pics throughout the weekend while building it.

    There are some changes in geometry, so the angles now are more dh race than on the pre-production model.

    They've also added some sort of cover around the gearbox housing, making it withstand mud and stuff a a bit more than the earlier models.
     
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    deam man when you put this thread it will be nice of you to put pics :mumble:
     
  14. Trigger

    Trigger Chimp

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    Can't vote for the first guy, put I'll posts picks as soon as I get mine out of the box tomorrow ;)
     
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    Do you know what the weight is?
     
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    I'll bet it's flexy.....
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I'll bet he is going to ride it....
     
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    Cool!

    Can't wait to come check it out. Save the box so I can ship out my bike to make room for my GT in 06.

    Seriously though, we have to ride soon! Especially since I'm not going to NCCA nats.
     
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    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    Ok I don't know the guy but he rides for GT.....so I would think there would be a conflict of interest....D
     
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    how do the 19 inch chainstays feel ?
     
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    the pre-production model i tested earlier was 19kg with the kenda signature-snake-bite-guarantee tires (5-6 flats in one day). Changed those pretty quick, but didn't weigh it after that.

    (no flats with the maxxis tires we put on btw)

    The bike has huge amount of flex. It flex' 9 inches in the back, and 8 inches up front ;) The pedaling is like a RaceLink, and the chainstays didn't feel flexy at all.

    The lenght of the chainstay has been pointed out several times...I can't say I noticed any issues with this while riding though, and having 4 friends with BMW racelinks here in Oslo (one of the bmw guys flew over to Norway personaly to say hello after the last guy placed his order) I'm pretty used to testriding similare chainstay/rearsuspension setups.

    I'll post pictures within 24hours from now...but somebody might beat me to it, as these babies are starting to be shipped to their new owners.

    MBUK is testing one in their next issue btw, but sad to say - this will be the pre-production model without the new geometry, hope breaks and all the final details.
     
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    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    why do people keep comming up with this silly figure? And does no one actually bother looking up the geometry?

    head angle: 66 deg.
    seat angle: 71 deg.

    bb height: 14.8"
    chainstay: 17.75"
     
  23. neversummersnow

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    17.75 static.

    Judging by the pivot that would mean 19 under full compression...but maybe I am wrong. Does I-Drive do anythign to isolate chainstay growth?
     
  24. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Hmmmm :think: :cool:

    Same length rear end but different axle paths......
    GT IT-1 has a lower BB....
     
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    Let's make up a new term for chainstay length under sag so we can get an idea of how the bike really feels....
    " the new GT's chainstayosity is 19"
     
  26. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Not in a traditional sense. The BB to axle grows but the Drive sprocket to the Cassette doesn't (much) :D

    I was corrected before so I thought I would spread the love. It is not an I-Drive design. The BB is static on the frame. The lower "chainstay" bar is there to stiff'n the rear end and actuate the shock. I always forget about that when looking at pics from the drive side and it being a GT FS bike.

    Rhino
     
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    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    and? bikes like the PDC rig or the BB7 will have more extension than this thing (BMW, F1 probably similar), but nobody makes it an issue as they are accepted as the high-pivot species. For some reason when this bike was introduced someone made a stink about it and it somehow became an issue in the collective internet psyche. Theres nothing special about the pivot placement, exept that i like it :D



     
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    Yeah, the chainstay length and growth through the travel is just something you gotta deal with. Think of the stability of that bike at high speeds! Sure, it might be a chore in tight switchbacks, but in wide open/fast situations it would be a blast to ride.
     
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    zedro Turbo Monkey

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    with high pivot bikes you need to weight the front more in corners. The CS shortens up alot (from sag) and makes the bike not difficult to corner tight at all. I was quite surprised the first ride, but its a bit of a different technique to ride.
     
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    Yeah, I guess I haven't mastered that technique yet, and I've been riding a high-pivot for about a year!

    Good stuff though, I really want to try one of those bikes. Very appealing to me.
     
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    well i like to run my fork fairly soft and progressive, so maybe it's easier for me to get the nose down.
     
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    i don't know.....they are still owned by Pacific. :nuts:

    mtnbikej
     
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    If that means they can produce a bike like that for less $$$$ bring it on.
    :D
    Rhino
     
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    Started working on this one....

    (yup, doing this in my livingroom - as it's bloody +6degrees C out in the garage)

     
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    Getting there...



    The rearwheel assembly sure is something special, and the user manual points it out with this:

    "Follow the disassembly order listed below for your own sanity. Belive me, it's easier this way."

    Btw; the tires are now Kenda Nevegal. Anybody tried them?
     
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    Nice! The Kenda's have been getting a good rep around Washington state. The sticky compound stuff.....I think. I am still stuck on Maxxis. :)
     
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    Wow looking good....
    Looks like shimano rotors with your Hopes...right?
     
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    Looks awesome !! "Full-Grey" !
     
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    so wait.....the rear disc is on the drive side?