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#1 2009-02-05 5:34pm

akampen
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GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

Can someone outline the differences between the GT Performer and the GT Vertigo models? The only way I can tell the difference is stickers which is completely arbitrary. Especially during the '90's these bikes seem to be almost identical to me, but i am new to this field. I have been riding my GT Performer for about 10 years, but have recently gotten into rebuilding bikes. Anyway if someone could help me that'd be much appreciated. Thanks!


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#2 2009-02-05 5:56pm

Floofy
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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

The differences depend on the year.  For example in 1997 the performer had 990 rear brake mounts and the rear cable guide on the top of the bottom tube.  The vertigo did not have the 990's and the rear cable guide was on the bottom of the top tube.

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#3 2009-02-05 8:51pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

also performers came with mags and vertigos came with spokes

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#4 2009-02-05 8:56pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

arent the frames of the later 90s and early 00s the same?
my 01 performer is exactly like my 01 vertigo.


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#5 2009-02-06 11:00am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

during the early 90s Performers had a completely different frame style. In the mid 90s the Performers had pitbull routes on the chainstays while Vertigo's had bulldogs on the top of the seatstays with no cable routes or guides on the downtube/seattube.
later in the 90s Vertigo didnt have 990 mounts Performer did. 99-01 Pro Performer Performer and Vertigo shared the same frame.


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#6 2009-02-06 2:17pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

djd93306 wrote:

during the early 90s Performers had a completely different frame style. In the mid 90s the Performers had pitbull routes on the chainstays while Vertigo's had bulldogs on the top of the seatstays with no cable routes or guides on the downtube/seattube.
later in the 90s Vertigo didnt have 990 mounts Performer did. 99-01 Pro Performer Performer and Vertigo shared the same frame.

this is true, i completely forgot the early 90's had the bologna slice on the vertigo and the performer had the coin roll

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#7 2009-02-06 7:14pm

greenmachinemike
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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

isn't there a difference in metals?


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#8 2009-02-06 7:19pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

greenmachinemike wrote:

isn't there a difference in metals?

i am not a '90s expert but every '88/89 vertigo i have seen has the 4130 stamp and performers did not

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#9 2009-02-06 7:21pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

I thought the Vertigos were bottom of the line?


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#10 2009-02-06 7:35pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

true, it was the most affordable freestyler GT offered, in 88/89...but like i said i dont know much about the 90s and i dont know why the vertigos ive seen are stamped 4130 and the performers are not

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#11 2009-02-09 6:53pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

my 97 vertigo says it has a chromoly top tube and seat tube. the rest is high tensile steel.

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#12 2009-02-10 6:56pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

djd93306 wrote:

during the early 90s Performers had a completely different frame style. In the mid 90s the Performers had pitbull routes on the chainstays while Vertigo's had bulldogs on the top of the seatstays with no cable routes or guides on the downtube/seattube.
later in the 90s Vertigo didnt have 990 mounts Performer did. 99-01 Pro Performer Performer and Vertigo shared the same frame.

+1000

>Early 90's Vertigos & Performers had completely different style
>Mid 90's Vertigos & Performers shared the same frame style but with the differences DJD mentioned above
>Late 90's Vertigos & Performers shared the same frame style again except for the year 1998 (totally different for 1998)

>Early 2000's Vertigos & Performers (including Pro Performers) had the same frame style and the only difference was on the parts list.


Not quite sure, but some of the earlier Verigos used to have one or two tubes Cr-Mo and the Performers were Tri-Moly (3 tubes Cr-Mo)..i should check.
One think is for sure: 1998 Pro Performer was a full Cr-Mo frame wink

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#13 2009-02-11 6:58am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

My '88 Vertigo has the 4130 stamp in the bologna cut.

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#14 2009-02-11 10:08pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

CKTA wrote:

My '88 Vertigo has the 4130 stamp in the bologna cut.

+1 my forks are also stamped 4130 on the bottom.

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#15 2009-02-11 10:14pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

Seems like I remember reading somewhere that the Vertigos were full chromoly for a few years.
Maybe 87-89. Any truth to this?

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#16 2009-02-11 11:16pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

My '94 Vert had a "main tubes chromolly" decal on the seatpost tube.


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#17 2009-02-12 3:43am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

KTM300rider wrote:

CKTA wrote:

My '88 Vertigo has the 4130 stamp in the bologna cut.

+1 my forks are also stamped 4130 on the bottom.

Yup, so do my bars and seatpost too.cool

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#18 2009-02-12 3:43am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

KTM300rider wrote:

Seems like I remember reading somewhere that the Vertigos were full chromoly for a few years.
Maybe 87-89. Any truth to this?

'88 was the fisrt year, so that rules out '87.

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#19 2009-02-12 6:37am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

i like the performer

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#20 2012-08-18 8:38pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

Dyno-Mike wrote:

djd93306 wrote:

during the early 90s Performers had a completely different frame style. In the mid 90s the Performers had pitbull routes on the chainstays while Vertigo's had bulldogs on the top of the seatstays with no cable routes or guides on the downtube/seattube.
later in the 90s Vertigo didnt have 990 mounts Performer did. 99-01 Pro Performer Performer and Vertigo shared the same frame.

this is true, i completely forgot the early 90's had the bologna slice on the vertigo and the performer had the coin roll

bumping this old thread since I have the same question...

Can someone drop some science on "bologna slice... and coin roll"? thanks!


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#21 2012-08-20 2:05pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

chris1234 wrote:

i like the performer

cant beat them

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#22 2012-08-20 4:20pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

My 93 performer has a sticker that says 100% 4130 chromo main tubes
What tubes are considered main


It fell all by its self

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#23 2012-08-20 6:23pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

bologna slice.   ??


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#24 2012-08-20 6:48pm

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

ryder08 wrote:

My 93 performer has a sticker that says 100% 4130 chromo main tubes
What tubes are considered main

I believe top and bottom

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#25 2012-08-31 1:33am

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Re: GT Performer vs GT Vertigo

tnyvillegas wrote:

ryder08 wrote:

My 93 performer has a sticker that says 100% 4130 chromo main tubes
What tubes are considered main

I believe top and bottom

+1

Some people say top, bottom and seat-tube, but i don't believe so..


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