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 Post subject: GT STS 1000 DS
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:57 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:16 am
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
Hi there,

Bought this STS on ebay about 3 months ago and finally finished the build last weekend. It'll be my main bike so decided to go with a full new build rather than retro (hope it doesn't offend) also thought it would be interesting to see how it compares to my mates new fs bikes.

Have been out on it twice and couldn't be happier. Rear suspension is a little soft for me but I have a Fox Float RL on the way so I'll be able to dial the suspension in perfectly. Float has slightly longer stroke than the original rock shox so I should have around 130/135mm in the rear and will set the front to 130mm.

Horst link pivots have been replaced with BETD bearings and will be replacing the rest of the pivots with BETD items in the next month or so.

Cost me just under $1400 (550GBP) all up and it weighs about 13.5kg, so worked out better for me than spending up on a new ride.

She's just had a bath in the pics, so she's a little wet!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:04 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Few more pics, out in the dirt where she belongs!!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:54 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Belgium
Come on we recognized you, we know you're Steve Peat. I remember you had GT as a sponsor. I'm glad you were allowed to keep at least one bike. I like it but i'm not too much fan of the neo retro mix. But again it's just me. The most important thing is that you con ride it and enjoy it. How does it compare to your V10?
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Enjoy it Steve!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:29 pm 
Lincs AEC
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Nice build :D

Would have been nice to see it wearing some retro mech's etc, but the new stuff doesn't look out of place. Its a timeless frame that still looks modern today.

Only comment I have is the steerer length :shock: I'd be worried that if you stack that will be straight in your chest :shock: Trim it down or get some spacers and have your stem right at the top.

Great views from your trail by the way 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:13 pm 
98+ BoTM Winner
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Location: Spain
The frame looks great, and the build up is fine if you are going to use it.
Where are that pics taken, seems to be a nice place to ride!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:46 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Perth, Western Australia
Thanks.

The spacer stack height is just temporary, I was paranoid about cutting too much to begin with!!

The trails are in Mundaring, about 25min east of Perth, Western Australia. Heaps to choose from, easy scenic trails, xc and dh race tracks, north shore stuff etc.

We were riding the start of the Munda Biddi trail, a dedicated mtb trail that when complete will extend 900km to Albany in the south. I think it goes about 500km at the moment. My bro-in-law and I are planning to weld up some trailers and do a 1-2 week trip along it next year.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:01 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:50 am
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Ashes - looks magnificent (thanks for the message). I was reading about the Murra Bindi trail just last week - looks great.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:28 am 
The Guv'nor
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Nice looking STS, design still looks so fresh although it's over 10 years old :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:45 am 
East Midlands AEC
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The trails are in Mundaring, about 25min east of Perth, Western Australia


look great - but looking at those photos I think 'watch out for the crocs!' :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:43 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Perth, Western Australia
orange71 wrote:
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The trails are in Mundaring, about 25min east of Perth, Western Australia


look great - but looking at those photos I think 'watch out for the crocs!' :shock:


haha - Crocs are about 2200km to the north, you'd have to get very lost to be in any danger! :)


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