Saturday i will be testing the gt avalance 1.0 disc. i called the lbs and they are going to assemble the bike for me. my only issue is the warranty. i heard that gt is going out of business, sold the company or something like that. I even heard that gt will be selling their products to walmart/ target. That does not sound to good. although should i decide on this bike, there is some comfort knowing i would be having a lifetime on adjustments and the price is right at 480. from 650 for a '04 model.i also have a Specialized CX with all Ultegra! Anyone ever hear this. let me know.