I await someone's negative response to the above pics and how a manufacturer that produced such frames and bikes
IMHO these pics support both sides of the argument about GTs.
The Xizang - cool if you ignore the fact that it's not built up and has Spins and weenie stuff on it - which were never intended by GTs design team. Supports the proponents of the "too nichey" argument.
The BMX - can't judge as I know nothing about BMX.
The Steampunk thing is quirky and designwise interesting - I think I even voted for it in BOTM. But it's not cool. Again supports the "too nicheys".
The downhill beast is indeed proof positive of GTs innovation. But it's not cool. Unless you like tractors.
The Avalanche however will probably be very cool when it's finished. Solid kit with race pedigree, yet still discrete and not ostentatious.
I'm sitting on the fence in this posting BTW. It's not meant as a criticism as such.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.