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Old 11-29-10, 02:48 PM   #1
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GT Stomper 24 - Decent bike for a 9 year old?

Performance Bike had a crazy sale on the remaining 2010 GT Stomper 24" mountain bikes for black Friday. $219 - 20% coupon = $175

I know GT is not the same company it was back in the 90's as it's is owned by Pacific Cycles now, but it looks like it has comparable components to most other 24" mountain bikes in the $250-$300 range. Plus with the lifetime support of Performance Bike mechanics, it seem like a good deal for not much more than what you can get at x-mart stores. Makes it hard to justify spending $400 on the next level bike like Specialized Hotrock, Scott Scale, or Felt F24.

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Frame - GT 6061 MTB frame with water bottle braze ons, for 24 inch wheels
Fork - SR M 2000 alloy crown with 75 mm travel
Sizes - 24
Crankset Chainwheel - Suntour XCC-T102, 42,32,22
Bottom Bracket - 3 piece square taper
Shifters - Sram MRX 7 speed
Chain - 7 speed uniglide
Rear Derailleur - Shimano TX-51
Rims - Alex IC -1000 ATB aluminun
Front Hub - Alloy QR
Rear Hub - Alloy QR
Spokes - Stainless steel 14 gauge
Nipples - Brass CP
Tires - Kenda ATB Dual purpose, 24 x 1.95
Pedals - High Impact nylon platform
Front Brake - Tektro Linear pull brake
Rear Brake - Tektro Linear pull brake
Brake Levers - Alloy short reach
Handlebar - Riser bar
Stem - Ahead alloy ATB,with 25 degree rise
Headset - Aheadset sealed mech
Grips - Dual Density ATB
Saddle - Boys Anatomic MTN
Seat Post - Alloy shaft with alloy clamp
Seat Clamp - Alum QR
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