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#1 2011-07-26 10:25am

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GT pro series XL PLUS questions

Anyone familiar with this model? There is one for sale locally that looks to be a 99 or 2000 model. I know it doesn't have any real value as a collectors piece, I was wondering if it makes a good racer/rider. Does anyone own one of these? whats the top tube length? How do they ride? is the geometry comparible to what 20inch racers use these days? Thanks for any info, going to look at it this afternoon.


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#2 2011-07-26 12:22pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I had one for a bit. I picked it up used for a fair price and used the components to build up another frame. It had a 21" top tube and rode pretty decent the few times I rode it. I think it would make a great track/trails rig.

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#3 2011-07-26 10:03pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I own 3 of them now (1 posted and 2 more I'm working on), they ride pretty nice. Theyre the last of the USA built GT cromo race bikes, and the XL Plus has a 21 1/4" TT. I sorta came into deals on them, and even though collectors ignore them, theyre decent race frames


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#4 2011-07-26 11:38pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

G. wrote:

I own 3 of them now (1 posted and 2 more I'm working on), they ride pretty nice. Theyre the last of the USA built GT cromo race bikes, and the XL Plus has a 21 1/4" TT. I sorta came into deals on them, and even though collectors ignore them, theyre decent race frames

Don't let that "built in usa" sticker fool you, they were actually "made" in Taiwan wink
Their geometry is on par with todays race bikes.
Can't go wrong with a full chromoly gt cool

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#5 2011-07-27 2:58am

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cant lose on a g.t. ever!!!!!!!!!!tonguecool


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#6 2013-01-03 8:27am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I just picked up a 2001 pro series xl plus. However its just the frame, stiletto fork and seat clamp. Ive been out of bmx since 1999 and wasnt sure if this frame takes a regular headset with cups or an integrated headset... any info????

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#7 2013-01-03 9:03am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

They came with the super cool Rhythm System wheelset and Stiletto forks.  If the one you're looking at is stock, those parts are a bonus.  BTW, +1 on the Taiwanese build.


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#8 2013-01-03 9:03am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

larrylink wrote:

I just picked up a 2001 pro series xl plus. However its just the frame, stiletto fork and seat clamp. Ive been out of bmx since 1999 and wasnt sure if this frame takes a regular headset with cups or an integrated headset... any info????

1 1/8" with cups.


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#9 2013-01-03 9:56am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

This is an old thread revisited... I forgot all about that one, I never did pick that bike up, someone beat me to it sad are they really made in Taiwan? How do they get away with a sticker that says " built in USA" hmm


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#10 2013-01-03 10:14am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

"Built in USA" can simply mean that the bike was assembled in the USA, but welded in Taiwan.  It's my understanding that such was the case with the low end mid school bikes owned by GT (GT, Powerlite, Robinson, Dyno).  Not the case with Auburn, though, as all of them were welded in the USA.  However, some metals even for the high end "USA-made" models may have been sourced from overseas.  If anyone knows otherwise, please correct me if I'm wrong. cool

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#11 2013-01-03 10:28am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

Just replaced my Robinson with one and I love it. Handles great on the track.



http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3/budgolf/543117_408623989211878_1668494818_n_zps5c3b02b3.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3/budgolf/538631_408624305878513_574364589_n_zpsd2508016.jpg


And while at the track, you'll here quite a few guys say "I wish my bike was chrome" big_smile

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#12 2013-01-03 10:32am

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I have only seen the painted ones, that chrome looks sweet!


Needs: always looking for odyssey director s2 forks, Fly pantera V-bars, Knight Gum drops, Knight retro stems, knight retro gooses (yes, I love knight stuff!) GT 4bar pro bars with the GT logo stamped on the bottom of the down tubes (race model) thanks!

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#13 2013-01-03 1:04pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

nbl78s wrote:

I have only seen the painted ones, that chrome looks sweet!

possbly just polished aluminum. can get very shinny.


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#14 2013-01-03 1:12pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

These were the last of the steel gt race bikes and the xl plus a great model.  Seen black and I think green or blue?  But never chrome either.  Nice bike.

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#15 2013-01-03 1:28pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

The one I picked up is black stiletto fork... frame is black fades into a blue color with the same decals as the one in the pic above..

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#16 2013-01-03 1:30pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

The chrome on mine is pretty resilient. I picked my frame up here on the museum for an awesome price. Rust looked pretty bad in spots but after some barkeepers friend, you'd never know it was there. It's an awesome bike that's easy to ride. Very responsive.


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#17 2013-01-03 1:32pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

larrylink wrote:

The one I picked up is black stiletto fork... frame is black fades into a blue color with the same decals as the one in the pic above..

I've seen those. Good looking bikes. I love the stilletto forks. You see them for sale here every once in a while.


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#18 2013-01-03 2:12pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I have a Gt muscle fork I'd love to find one of these frames to build up with them

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#19 2013-01-03 3:43pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I've got two 2000 XL's and love the way they ride, thinking about trying my hand at racing soon and those will be my rides.  If I try cruiser class I've got their 24" big brother as well. All three of them are chrome.

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#20 2013-01-03 7:13pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I raced from 1985-90 and then got the "bmx bug" when I was 22 (1998) and raced through 2000..... Yep looks like Im getting that bug again seeing how I just built a K2 Maintime like I used to have.... Picked up the GT at a good price of $20 for the frame and found the stiletto for $25, Nice price huh? lol Still in search of the Reynolds super model to build like I used to have.... Ive never owned a GT other than this frame/fork so Im going to build it and see how it goes...

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#21 2013-01-03 7:42pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

FreshourGuy wrote:

I have a Gt muscle fork I'd love to find one of these frames to build up with them

Hit me up, I've got a frame that needs paint and a chrome Stilletto

I sold off my Chrome complete to another member recently since i'm downsizing my collection, but I kept my Dark Purple one since they ride really well


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JW Pro stem,  Profile Pro  1-1/8" Black stems  ( in New to Very Good Condition!!!!!)
Standard Bykes 125R frame stickers & Standard 24" fork (99/2000 Era)
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Primo Chad DeGroot grips

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#22 2013-03-15 7:41pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

Is the xxl model any better or just a longer tt


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#23 2013-03-15 8:41pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

elektrikman wrote:

Is the xxl model any better or just a longer tt

just longer

my Purple/Blue Pro Series XL Plus
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a165/GthePromoter/IMG_1704.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a165/GthePromoter/bikes/IMG_1701.jpg

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JW Pro stem,  Profile Pro  1-1/8" Black stems  ( in New to Very Good Condition!!!!!)
Standard Bykes 125R frame stickers & Standard 24" fork (99/2000 Era)
Profile Racing chain tensioners in DK Gold (mid school)
Primo Chad DeGroot grips

BMX was meant to be about riding (actually jumping or trying to do tricks) and having fun, I feel sad for you if you've forgotten that

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#24 2013-03-23 3:39pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

I just picked up an xxl


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#25 2013-03-23 4:58pm

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Re: GT pro series XL PLUS questions

Hey G., awesome looking bike! If I could ever find a set of those bars I'd build mine up... tbose bars seem very elusive hmm


Needs: always looking for odyssey director s2 forks, Fly pantera V-bars, Knight Gum drops, Knight retro stems, knight retro gooses (yes, I love knight stuff!) GT 4bar pro bars with the GT logo stamped on the bottom of the down tubes (race model) thanks!

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