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    Gt Type CX??

    I am thinking of buying a cross bike to try a race or 2 on next year, as well as using it as the bike I take on camping trips. The shop I go to sells Orbea, Giant, Bianchi and GT. I like the Bianchi Cross Concept, but it just costs a bit much for me. I saw the 2008 GT Type CX on GTs website and think it looks good for the money and was wondering what you guys thought. It has Sram Rival, which I like because I have Sram Force on my road bike (an orbea). It has Easton wheels also, which I like. I know that GT isn't exactly the first brand that comes to mind, but for $1600 or slightly less, is it a good choice?? I will only buy a bike from this shop because a friend owns the shop and will take care of me!! Thanks for any replies!!

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    Looks like a solid frame and smart part choices.

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    Todd Wells?

    I think GT has built a cross bike or two.

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    From Cross Vegas. Same frame that GT is selling to the public?
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    I think that's a custom Scandium frame by a Colorado builder. The name escapes me. Some one out there knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kajukembo
    I think that's a custom Scandium frame by a Colorado builder. The name escapes me. Some one out there knows.
    His new bike rocks the house and it's definitely made by GT.


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    That thing is pretty kick-a$$ looking. I noticed on his blog that he recieved new bikes post-Vegas.

    What's up with 08 paint schemes?
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    That's bike has everything...decent wheels, tires, components, etc. The geometry is longer in the top tube than the more Euro bikes but, hey, if it fits, buy it!

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    white tires, white bike, so hot that its cold (atmo).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kajukembo
    I think that's a custom Scandium frame by a Colorado builder. The name escapes me. Some one out there knows.
    It's a 3D out of Durnago (3d Racing).
    If your beer isn't Belgian you ain't racin' 'Cross!

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    good point..

    I didn't know who built Well's GT either.

    I agree that the new one looks cool and a bargain of a bike. Get it and then report on how you like it!

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    Thanks for your help guys!! After Christmas I think I will get one ordered up!!!

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    Or you can buy it: here.

    "You are looking at custom Kinesis aluminum GT cyclocross bike. The bike has top of the line everything, Easton Tempest 2 Carbon wheels with Grifo tires, Easton EACX Fork, Empella Frogleg brakes, Sram Force shifter levers, cranks, rear derailuer, 12-27 cassette, single front chainring FSA 42, Wetzikon guards, Easton EA90 Carbon Stem and Bars, SDG seatpost and I-fly saddle. This bike has been professionaly maintained and is in great shape. "


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    Thanks for the link...

    Todd's new bike is definitely hot. Interesting - I noticed he's not running 2 34mm tires, but rather a 32mm up front w/34 in the rear. They look more like Rhino's than Typhoons, too. Check it out:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...pe_CX_crankset

    I doubt they're available to the general public this way (different sized pair), but maybe I'm wrong.
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    Todds actual bike?

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    Or you can buy it: here.

    "You are looking at custom Kinesis aluminum GT cyclocross bike. The bike has top of the line everything, Easton Tempest 2 Carbon wheels with Grifo tires, Easton EACX Fork, Empella Frogleg brakes, Sram Force shifter levers, cranks, rear derailuer, 12-27 cassette, single front chainring FSA 42, Wetzikon guards, Easton EA90 Carbon Stem and Bars, SDG seatpost and I-fly saddle. This bike has been professionaly maintained and is in great shape. "


    That's pretty funny being able to buy Todd's old bike? And cool.

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    Is it really a GT without the crazy triple triangle seat stays?

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    Crazy seatstays? they're not crazy, they're Hellenic!

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    Can anyone post a website where these GT bikes are being sold online?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtferraro
    Todd's new bike is definitely hot. Interesting - I noticed he's not running 2 34mm tires, but rather a 32mm up front w/34 in the rear. They look more like Rhino's than Typhoons, too. Check it out:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...pe_CX_crankset

    I doubt they're available to the general public this way (different sized pair), but maybe I'm wrong.
    Tires don't come in pairs. You can buy whatever you want; different sizes, different treads, whatever.

    Just so you know. . .

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    Ah, hellenic. Good one. I'm a bit of a classic GT fan. Hellenic.

    Ron

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    Does anyone else find it sort of weird that the GT site never says what the frame is made of? I mean I assume it's alumin(i)um, but oughtn't it say somewhere?

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    So any reports on this bike? I am thinking of trying to pick one up. I was going to go for a Scattante XRL Cross, but they don't have any mediums. I think I can get one of these. They look pretty nice, but I don't know anyone with one. I would only be getting a frame or frame and fork. I have lots of spare parts. This will be a back up bike for cross season, but will probably get more miles during the years from general riding/commuting.

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