GT Avalanche 1.0 Mountain Bike

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Don’t know a whole lot about mountain bikes but came across and I thought it was a good deal. Needs front brake cable and could use a chain. Straight body and tight hubs.

Anyone know anything about this bike?




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Hydraulic disc brakes better suspension fork and thumb shifters! Much better than a big box bike!
Thanks. Gonna put a mountain bike saddle on it and replace front brake cable and chain. Should clean up nicely. It was a pricey bike new.


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2012 GT Avalanche 1.0
Factory Description
GT's Avalanche 1.0 tackles off-road action with its light, nimble butted-aluminum frame and 100mm-travel RockShox suspension fork. Together they deliver speed, confidence and control no matter how rooty and rocky the trail gets. Complementing the sweet frame and fork is a hill-flattening 30-speed Shimano drivetrain with an XT rear derailleur and sure-stopping Avid disc brakes. GT provides their durable wheels with Maxxis tires for sure-footed grip when it counts, too.


http://www.thebikelist.co.uk/gt/avalanche-1-0--2012

http://www.mtbr.com/product/bikes/xc-hardtail/gt/avalanche-1-0.html
 
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Thanks. Gonna put a mountain bike saddle on it and replace front brake cable and chain. Should clean up nicely. It was a pricey bike new.


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I am pretty sure those are hydraulic brakes so there won't be a brake cable to replace. Probably need to bleed the brakes.
 
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The front brake is toast and to replace is is expensive. Back brake works fine. Gonna slap a cable brake on the front if I can.


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I have had several GT mountain bikes. I only have one now. If you like it you might be able to replace the brakes with Avid 6 bolt mechanical disc system ($66 for a set of two rotors and calipers from eBay). These are 160mm units but are light and work. You can probably find one but you will need a different lever.