This provokes me to put up some info and pics on my own Shasta Tempest, must do that soon..
'Ere..http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 9#p1816119
The top model was the Tempest and was priced in the region of £750, with Deore XT mechs, Onza bar ends, Rock shox 21's or those forks ^^
I have dug around seeking an explanation as to how/why Mt. Shasta came to be.
They ran from 90-93 apparently but I can only ever find '93.
They were imported by Caratti.
The colour schemes for the USA models were different for the UK's
One point I came across, from two separate sources is that GT used Mt.Shasta as a subsidiary brand for shops near to current GT dealers in a ploy to take up floor space that would otherwise be taken up by competing brands. (?) Apparently, Shasta was quietly dropped as GT became a ripper of a success.
They made a T6061 Alu framed version, I'm damned if I can anything about that in print.