I have sold GT bikes on and off at bike shops, and one of the big reasons you don't see many of them is that the distribution of them wasn't the best. They would bring in all of the avalanche models and push them a lot. At the end of the presentation they would be like oh ya over there is our full carbon race bike and the full carbon downhill bike it's pretty neat.
So for beginners there is a ton of them out there I don't know how many avalanche 3.0's I sold over the years but it was a lot more then any other single model of bike though for sure.
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