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#1 2012-12-05 9:16pm

teh Andy
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Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I will probably be getting a new GT. I've ridden a 24" Supergoose cruiser for years. I mostly just roll around town these days, nothing too strenuous. I have a bit of a hookup and will probably get myself a 2013 model. If you had to choose between the Power Series 24 or the 26" Performer, which would you get? Please no discussion of any other manufacturers. The only option is GT. I'm a bit over 6', so I had sorta ruled out a 20 incher, but I suppose I could go with a 20" if it's large enough. Not a whole lot of other models are available though; my limit is around $500 msrp.

Here're some photos and links:

http://www.gtbicycles.com/2013/bikes/bm … -series-24
http://media.gtbicycles.com/media/catalog/product/cache/5/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/1/g13_POWS24_slv_11.png

http://www.gtbicycles.com/2013/bikes/bm … rformer-26
http://media.gtbicycles.com/media/catalog/product/g/1/g13_PER26_chr_10.png

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#2 2012-12-05 9:21pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I like that 24"


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#3 2012-12-05 9:22pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

26"

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#4 2012-12-05 9:29pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I'd go for the power series, I've seen a lot of 26 inch performers for sale locally used makes me wonder if they were unhappy with that being said I'd just have to ride both then make my decision, they also make a 26 inch interceptor that looks pretty cool

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#5 2012-12-05 9:33pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

FreshourGuy wrote:

I'd go for the power series, I've seen a lot of 26 inch performers for sale locally used makes me wonder if they were unhappy with that being said I'd just have to ride both then make my decision, they also make a 26 inch interceptor that looks pretty cool

some one broke theirs a while back and posted pictures of it here saying it was a complete pos.

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#6 2012-12-05 9:42pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

you will probably have more fun on the 24",id probably do a quadangle if i went for a 26"

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#7 2012-12-05 9:45pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

24"

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#8 2012-12-05 9:56pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae64/coffin2death/THIN%20REALITY/gtruckus.jpg
i'd look at this ruckus dj. it's a nice midshool looking blue too.smile
i was gonna suggest asomething like the se primetime, or specialized pfix, freewheeled of course, but gt don't seem to make one.


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#9 2012-12-05 10:01pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

just looked and it's just tt and dt chromoly, but if you're just rolling around, do you really need it? and you can always upgrade the frame later.


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#10 2012-12-05 10:18pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I like the 26 but that sprocket has got to go.  It makes it look so cheap.  I have looked into getting one myself.  Also looked at a 20 that someone just put into the museum for his daughter that was awesome.


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#11 2012-12-05 10:26pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

the Andy wrote:

Please no discussion of any other manufacturers. The only option is GT.

That is unfortunate.
I guess I'd go with the power series then, because those performers are junk IMO. smile

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#12 2012-12-05 10:30pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

Yep, the frame material is a prime factor. I think the fact that the 26" frame is full Hi-ten steel may just rule that one out. I'd prefer full chromoly over aluminum, but Al wins out vs hi-ten for me.

Kinda odd that the bars on the 26er are Cr-Mo but 24" has hi-ten bars... but those're much more easily swapped than the frame of course. I like the Ruckus but the price, close as it is, knocks it out of the running.

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#13 2012-12-05 10:35pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

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#14 2012-12-06 12:37pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

Performer for around town use, no brainer. Long seatpost and you are set.

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#15 2012-12-06 12:57pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

These get my vote..

http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server4100/e9dfe/products/1246/images/2739/Screen_shot_2012_08_19_at_1.09.51_PM__31399.1345407169.1280.1280.png


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#16 2012-12-06 12:58pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I want that Interceptor , full-Chromoly . cool

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#17 2012-12-06 1:02pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

I like the 24".  It's same size as my mountain bike, I have never ridden a 26" bike.


Look everyone I'm not a ventriloquist.  And this isn't a dummy.  The truth is, I'm just a simple guy who works at a park, a quiet guy who wants to meet a nice girl, someone I can spend time with and talk to, and, uh, doesn't mind that I like to go commando.  Anyway, I'm sorry I wasted everybody's time.

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#18 2012-12-07 10:15pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

Alright, I think it'll be the Power Series 24... I'll be sure to post pics on here once it shows up. This'll be my first new bike since '98. Should be fun.

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#19 2012-12-07 10:26pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

Johnnny wrote:

the Andy wrote:

Please no discussion of any other manufacturers. The only option is GT.

That is unfortunate.
I guess I'd go with the power series then, because those performers are junk IMO. smile

Man that's Kinda harsh John, love my 26er rides very smooth and solid. That said it is no way near a track bike so if you are looking at taking some laps on the track & cruising around the block I would go for the 24"

My GOLD 26er big_smile
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/IMG_1027.jpg


[img]http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32/calismoooth/DSC09971-Copy-Copy.jpg[/img]

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#20 2012-12-07 11:01pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

calismoooth wrote:

Johnnny wrote:

the Andy wrote:

Please no discussion of any other manufacturers. The only option is GT.

That is unfortunate.
I guess I'd go with the power series then, because those performers are junk IMO. smile

Man that's Kinda harsh John, love my 26er rides very smooth and solid. That said it is no way near a track bike so if you are looking at taking some laps on the track & cruising around the block I would go for the 24"

My GOLD 26er big_smile
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32 … G_1027.jpg

Sorry Merle,
(I missed the IMO) lol

Your's isn't quite stock. wink

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#21 2012-12-08 5:11am

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

^^^ I have the same bike , nowhere near as rad as calismooth's but I will out-ride a lot of people on here at Ray's MTB on it . cool

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#22 2012-12-08 7:27am

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

Johnnny wrote:

calismoooth wrote:

Johnnny wrote:


That is unfortunate.
I guess I'd go with the power series then, because those performers are junk IMO. smile

Man that's Kinda harsh John, love my 26er rides very smooth and solid. That said it is no way near a track bike so if you are looking at taking some laps on the track & cruising around the block I would go for the 24"

My GOLD 26er big_smile
http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu32 … G_1027.jpg

Sorry Merle,
(I missed the IMO) lol

Your's isn't quite stock. wink

lol


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#23 2012-12-08 12:10pm

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Re: Getting a new GT... what would you do? 24 or 26"

There is no reason for a 500ish bike to ever be made with Hi ten these days. They sub out all the work and make double the profits. It's a sun to still see companies get away with that. You life is on the line when a fork/ head tube snaps off off a large Juno. Bulkshit

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