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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by BKQuill, Sep 12, 2005.
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hooray for 100 pound bikes!
That's a sick bike man! I'm diggin the colors. What's the base price on one of those?
That bike is frickin' light.
Just a little late.
it was a joke.... I dont think any mountain bike gaint has produced has weighed 100 pounds. But honestly lets take everything really seriously from now on.
Hey at least it's a new picture.
I still think it's incredibly ugly, not sure what function the 'hunchback" serves.
i think it looks pretty cool, but from the little bit we can see of the suspension it looks VERY similar to a DHR / F4
Every time i look a that picture the transformers theme song starts playing in my head
it's like looking into the future, but it's really still just now!
at least it looks that dont need a special chain guide for it!
i like it!
anyone know whats the weight?
Not exactly sure if this is how it's going to be spec'd, when it rolls off the line, so I don't want to speculate.
that thing is prolly sooo light im gonna guess the frame weighs 9.5lbs
Huh? Uh, while a DHR is sort of remotely similar to an F4 (but really not all that similar), the GT is completely and entirely different. Totally different. The only similarity is that it has lots of travel and is made to go downhill, off-road.
plus, it has the new external transmission system. sicktar!
why isnt GT using the gearbox on this one. to heavy?
Internet chat forums are no place for speculation!!!
where will I be able to pick this one up...wal-mart or Kmart?
Sorry, but it does require a special guide due to the fact that the BB rotates independent of the swingarm and main frame. The guide shown in the photo would not work if setup that way - that was just an off-the-shelf guide we sent them for some test fit-ups.
We've been cooking up something special, so keep your eyes peeled when looking at Interbike photos.
gts got alotta cool lookin prototypes. its good to see em taking there dh program seriously
looks like a futuristic movie bike!
yay for stormtrooper colors!!!. any iDrive system? hopefully they will change the frame before productions. its gross.
I give big props to these guys...small cali' office of people keeping GT alive, they have to battle against the bottom line of Pacific who runs a tight business model-but it works. For them to come out with all the new protos is really cool. I think the bike would be really nice given a better graphics kit...props to the GTers.
The bike shown is still in the prototype stage. I have a friend at GT
who's allowed me to release this:
projected weight = 38.5 lbs
9.5 inch eye to eye / 3 inch shaft travel
210 mm rear wheel travel / 2.75:1 leverage ratio
64 degree HT angle / 66.5 degree ST angle
360 mm BB height / 1141mm wheel base
Final specs and production weight have not yet been established. The
bike is scheduled for release in mid-2006.
hey i built those wheels! and that bike is very very extremely light
Thanks, I just found a new "ugliest bike ever"
I can`t say I like the looks of it.
gotta love these first-look threads; thats where all the fashion-queens get to give their input....
Y E S
I really like the looks of that bike. If it ends up being like the old DH-i I am sure it will be awesome. I have the same i-drive design on my XC bike and it works the same as the old design that i have on my dh-i, but it is lighter and much easier to service. GT has always taken their DH race bikes seriously and i am sure this one will not disapoint.
Man, that bike would be sick to race.
New generation I-drive that is easy to work on, 3inch stroke DHX, sub 10 pound frame. The thing is light and pedals really really well, what more could you want from a race bike?
If that design fixes up the problems of the old GTi swingarm cracking then it should be a killer ride.