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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:34 pm 
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I know how you guys like your triple-triangle GT frames, so here's my modern one for you guys to have a look at. It's only a cheap thing (ish), but I built it from the frame up from some parts i had lying around and some new bits for a minimal outlay (£260 on new bits, frame, front brake, headset, forks) and I'm rather happy with it (also note the semi-retro XT rear mech ;) ).

The frame is an Aggressor Elite by the way. I think you'll find it rather tasteful, the frame is gorgeous in person, it's a sort of pearl white colour, really nice, and an absolute bargain to boot.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:02 am 
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looking good fella


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:25 pm 
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Cheers, there aren't many GT hardtail frames I've liked. This is most definitely one of them! Bit odd riding a hardtail after so long on FS though!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:44 pm 
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That's a lovely looking bike. Frame looks gorgeous. Money well spent :)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Really good looking bike.
Intrigued on how it rides though, it appears to have a very high front end.

What travel are those Tora's packing?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:50 am 
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Very nice looking build.

'scuse my ignorance, but what's the mechanism at the front where the front mech normaly goes?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:15 pm 
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irontam wrote:
'scuse my ignorance, but what's the mechanism at the front where the front mech normaly goes?


chain guide :wink:
im wondering are you planning on getting another crispy white wheel up front or a nother black at back?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:14 am 
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That's a really nice frame... Needs a big chrome GT logo up front instead of the newer double logo


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Looks good but a bit hot-rod esque. Can the frame take that much travel?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:19 pm 
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superstu wrote:
Really good looking bike.
Intrigued on how it rides though, it appears to have a very high front end.

What travel are those Tora's packing?

It's not too bad, i quite like a slacker head angle, it's a little steeper than my commencal, which is 68deg. It's not too much of a pig on the slower stuff, but it's nice on the downs, though not as nice as my commencal

The toras are 130mm, the aggressor is a long travel frame, the elite came stock with either a 140mm rockshox rev or a 140mm fox fork, the lower models usually come with 120mm forks.

coomber wrote:
Looks good but a bit hot-rod esque. Can the frame take that much travel?

Aye, the aggressor is a long travel frame, 120-140mm

irontam wrote:
Very nice looking build.

'scuse my ignorance, but what's the mechanism at the front where the front mech normaly goes?

Yep chain guide, I never use the granny ring and i never use the big ring except for big road descents, installed the chain guide just because it's less hassle/maintenance than a front mech.


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