GT Avalanche 1.0 Disc XC Hardtail

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1039.00

Product Description

The hard-tail that all others are measured by. When you're ready to graduate from that first rig you bought - the one they told you was capable of being ridden off-road, but which was really ready for campus cruising - the Avalanche is without question the bike you want. More than just a bike which you can ride about town, the Avalanche is also equipped for gnarly trails and sublime single track. With lightweight, triple-triangle aluminum frames, trail-ready component specs, and front suspension, the Avalanche is chomping at the bit to earn its wings. Are you?

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marko

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2014

Strengths:    -Frame
-SLX/Deore group
-wide handlebar
-solid hydra brakes

Weaknesses:    -Bottom bracket and that stuff down there (FSA Alpha Drive is sh*t)
-Missing rebound
-heavy pedals

Bottom Line:   
I got mine used for 400 euros in almost new condition.
Size L perfect for mine 173 cm.Good position of body on bike ,control and it feels soft when you ride..
Good power of Tektro hydraulic brakes but sometimes they just fade quickly.
Fork is fine but missing rebound for frequent bumps,it is just slow for that.
For the money it is great bike and excellent base for further upgrading.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mtbnoobadam a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2012

Strengths:    Bulletproof frame, decent fork for the money, good component group, wtb pure v saddle, hydro brakes

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket squeaks a lot and the tektro brakes are noisy unless the disks and pads are cleaned after every ride

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great entry/mid level hardtail. It is a great value for the money with the deore/slx component group it comes with. I really love that it comes with a wtb pure v saddle which is one of the most comfortable saddles I've used. The frame is bulletproof, I'm 215lbs and my bike has handled some decent sized drops and very hard crashes without any problems at all. I'd recommend this bike to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   1-9er

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   GT aggressor, specialized hardrock sport

Bike Setup:   2010 gt avalanche 1.0 disk stock except for ergon grips and a 90mm xcr stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by pruslee a All Mountain Rider from london UK

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2012

Strengths:    indestructible frame, fork that actually works, brakes that do stop you, great spec for the money, proper wide bar, bike feels a lot lighter then it is-my mate got giant xtc same size, same weight and it feels like a tank; great all-rounder

Weaknesses:    wtb wheels-good for light xc and not a lot more; pedals ware rubbish-changed them for dmr v8's, cranks and BB-square taper should be long gone and forgotten. changed it for hollowtech 2.

Bottom Line:   
you wouldn't believe what I threw at this bike. OK, It's not a freeride machine so i had to replace a few things that broke along the way but i don't expect a 450 pound bike to withstand 30 mph crashes or 10 feet drop-offs. the bike really came to life after swapping 120 mm stem for a short 50 mm. the only disappointment was the square taper bb axle and cranks. after a few heavy landings it started squeaking horribly. this system should not be fitted to ANY todays' bikes when octalink, powerspline and ISIS systems are available and not much more expensive. it took me a while to learn how to set up the rear mech (xt shadow) but once done it rarely needs adjusting. tektro brakes work nicely. the only problem with these is the way the handle is constructed-cut the long story short- it's one piece of aluminium pressed into another and when hitting a tree head on the handle fell apart. Very basic fork but when you hit a treeroot or land a jump it does it's job perfectly. the bike feels very light and nimble. When you ride you should forget that the bike is there-and that's what the Avalanche does. it's a great fun to ride it-and that's all that matters.

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   paulscycles

Similar Products Used:   plenty other hardtail xc bikes

Bike Setup:   100 mm fork, hollowtech 2 cranks, xt shadow rear deore front, deore shifters, dmr v8 pedals, had front wheel changed to alexrims td17 on sram x9 hub after a 30 mph crash, 50 mm stem, kenda kinetics tires 2.35 front 2.1 rear, tektro auriga comp 160 mm front/rear.

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