thinking of rebuilding a GT avalanche
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billyboy_1981



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: thinking of rebuilding a GT avalanche Reply with quote

Hey all, im in the process of collecting parts to rebuild my 2011 GT avalanche 3.0 that i stripped the parts off to build another bike.
standard forks were suntour xcm 100mm . would 120mm be too big? is it ok to have a bit more travel?
what gearing would you all recommend? came with 3x8 but unsure what to go for.
It will be used for trail centres and the likes (carron valley, glentress etc)
with the amount of changes to new bikes its getting harder to decide if i should go 2x10, 1x10 etc.
first up will be a home done custom paint job. then once ive decided what parts im using i will collect as and when i see a good deal or have extra cash.

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Threevok



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

120mm will be fine

I've built two Avalanches up using a set of adjustable (80mm -130mm) Rockshox Tora 318 forks (now on my Inbred) and had them set at 120mm for off-road (80mm for commute)

If you can get you hands on a second hand set of them, they are great (although somewhat heavy) as you can swap them from frame to frame without worrying too much about travel

I built both as 3x10 which was the cheapest option using decent parts

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