The Lightning was a two year wonder when Ti was it's hottest in the market. Welded in Taiwan out of USA Sandvik tubing. Only sold as a bead blasted complete bike with mid-level spec. GT's international distributors wanted this model because they were demanding something lower priced in Ti.
The Xizang was built from 90-99 and was originally built by LaVoie, Then Sandvik which later became Ti Sports and fianlly the last couple tears they were built at GT's Tech Shop. Always offered as a frame, only offered as a complete biike in 1994 and 1998. Always sold hand polished except the last year they were painted.
GT's Spoken here. Current projects: 95 RTS Team, 92 GT Team member RTS-1, NOS 94 GT Edge steel viewforum.php?f=49
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That's from the master of all things GT