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I have to write about my beloved bike. It's a red 1999 GT XCR 4000 that I bought in Spring '00. I picked it up new at a LBS in Yucaipa, CA for $799. I since added a Tompson seat post, Shimano M545 pedals, on my third set of Panaracer Fire XC Pros, computer (with over 1,500 miles logged on it), WTB Lazer seat, third set of grips (ODI Rogue currently), and other then that it's all stock.

I'm a weekend warrior and have ridden this bike in Sedona, Fruita, Big Bear, three times I've ridden the 50 mile fun ride from Rosarito to Ensenada and many of the local trails around Southern CA (too many to list). I have dumped this bike on a few occasions, broken my thumb and recieved many trail scars in the process and every time I dust her off, check for broken components and get back on. I still have all the original equipment and nothing has broken yet. I can keep up with everyone else on trail rides, but lag a little on the road back home because of weight and shock set up. I've been wanting to trade up for a couple of years now and have my heart set on several higher end bikes, but I just got back from a short trip up to Oregon and Washington to visit family. While there I rode part of the North Umpqua River trail and Banner Forest in Washington (both are reviewed in the trail section). I had a blast and my GT never once failed me and I came to the realization that maybe I should keep the bike and instead upgrade the shocks and components and ride it till it breaks.

Anyway, if you're looking for a tough bike to thrash this is the one. You can pick them up cheap on Ebay and you will have miles of fun. It may not be as light as your buddy's Truth or as nimble as your brother in-laws 5-spot, but it will keep up with most of them on the trail. Thank you GT for providing me some of my best memories. My bike has given me a passion for this sport and allows me to get away from it all and just ride, and ride, and ride.

Ken Smith,
Yucaipa, CA
 

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I have the 3000

I have the 99 xcr 3000 and like it also. I do need to get it tuned up because I can only use about 4 gears because I think the cables need adjustment. The left is stuck on 2 and the right only goes from 4 to 8. Plus it seems to shift a lot by itself. I have to get a tune up. :confused:
 

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I also have a '99 XCR and while I've looked into disk systems for the rear I've never thought about cutting the rear triangle. That just spells disaster unless you're a frame builder.

Why don't you try to buy a slightly newer iDrive? Same frame geometry with rear disk mounts. Or you could buy and swap out just the rear triangle.
 

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The rear triangles are very hard to find. I have heard of people using the A2Z bracket but cant find a picture of how it mounts.
 

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Cane Creek Shock seals

I found one that's nearly perfect with a cane creek rear shock. Can you still get seals? I'm looking for this for my 13 year old son and it's about perfect and cheap.
 
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