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  1. #1
    the names dave...
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    What would you upgrade? gt avalanche 2.0

    hi all,
    ok i have a new gt avalanche 2.0 hdisc 2009 i really like it so far as it is my first proper bike e.g. not an apollo i was wondering if you had the bike what would u upgrade what are its strengths? whats the weaknesses? is there a need to upgrade, i dont think so i think its fine but...

    ill post the spec i dont know it all but its all stock atm.

    Frame:
    GT Triple Triangle design 6061 butted aluminum with hydroformed downtube, zero stack headtube. Disc compatible with removeable der. Hanger
    Fork:
    Suntour XCR-LO hydraulic fork with cr-mo 30 mm stanchions, magnesium lowers, preload adjust, 100 mm of travel and lock out
    Crankset / Chainwheel:
    Shimano FC-M311 42/32/22
    Pedals:
    ATB Aluminum body, Steel cage, toe clip compatible
    Front Derailleur:
    Shimano M -330
    Rear Derailleur:
    Deore M-531 top-normal
    Shifters:
    Shimano 8 speed rapidfire shifters
    Rear Cogs:
    Shimano Eight Speed, 11-32 ratio
    Chain:
    HG 40 Shimano 8 speed Chain
    Rims:
    Jalco AX-430 Alloy double wall ATB
    Tires:
    Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.1
    Front Hub:
    Alloy QR for Disc
    Rear Hub:
    Aluminum QR sealed mechanism 8 speed cassette for Disc
    Spokes:
    Stainless steel 14 gauge
    Nipples:
    Brass CP
    Front Brake:
    Tektro Auriga comp, hydraulic, dual piston, cold forged
    Rear Brake:
    Tektro Auriga comp, hydraulic, dual piston, cold forged
    Brake Levers:
    Pro Max cold forged for disc brake
    Handlebar:
    Alum. 31.8 mm 20 mm Rise, 6 degree bend, anatomically sized
    Stem:
    GT ATB, 31. 8mm bar bore threadless 15 degree rise with four bolt alum face plate
    Grips:
    GT Dual Density ATB
    Headset:
    Tange Seiki system for 1 1/8"
    Saddle:
    WTB Pure V, with stitched cover and protective corners
    Seat Post:
    Alloy Micro adjust
    Seat Clamp:
    GT Forged Alum QR
    Bottom Bracket:
    Shimano Cartridge Sealed


    im not sure wether its right i got off a website so id like your opinion heres a picture: (if it works)
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    Just ride it. When something breaks, then you can upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
    Just ride it. When something breaks, then you can upgrade.


    ^^ what he said^^

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