sinnett177, I normally have great respect for your knowledge and opinion, and you have some lovely bikes, however today you are clearly out of your mind.
Maybe so, but consider this. Raleigh have actually made some truely iconic bikes and that is why they are cool imho, GT on the other hand have made a few decent top end bikes but nothing iconic enough to be called cool.
I'll give you the iconic status of the Tomac Raleigh and the team Dyna-Techs, but that's about it as far as I can see, my view of the more common Raleighs was that they were always a couple of years behind the current trends in the sport - either that or just not quite right - look at the non-standard BBs on Burners and Mustangs, strange geometry on both those bikes too.
But saying GT never made an iconic bike is really quite unfair, the Xizang is one of the most remembered and desired team race bikes of the 1990s and the Zaskar has a huge following and must surely be one of the best loved aluminum bikes ever.
1986 RM Ritchey "Canapurna", 1991 Marin Eldridge Grade, 1990? Vitus Futural CX, 1995 TREK Singletrack 950, 1996 Muddy Fox Monarch Team, 1997 DMR Trailstar, 1993 Pro-Flex 853, 2001 Santa Cruz Chameleon