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MB1, I saw the other day that you worked at GT...(9 posts)
|MB1, I saw the other day that you worked at GT...||GTlover|
Oct 4, 2001 9:50 AM
|Whats the inside scoop on the LTS? Did Specialized force you guys to stop with the Horst Link? Or was the I drive really seen as a needed improvement? THanks.|
|Management was worried that they had ridden that pony||MB1|
Oct 4, 2001 9:57 AM
|a little too long. Other companies designs were getting too much press and attention and the LTS was becoming old hat. GT always wanted to be on the leading-not trailing-edge.
The I-Drive was fine and a marked change in direction in suspension. Pretty expensive to make that change though. There was a lot (a whole lot) of leftover LTS parts in the system.
Oct 4, 2001 10:14 AM
|it had nothing to do with the Horst patent huh? I love both designs but I love the ability to carry two bottles in the traditional location on the LTS. There arent many FS bikes these days that can say that.
I am currently looking for an I drive team.
|Other LTS problems...||MB1|
Oct 4, 2001 10:22 AM
|LTS didn't work well with all frame sizes-it had to be really tweaked to fit smaller frames, anything smaller than 14.5" was a no go. Even the 14.5" frames ran pretty big. I-Drive wasn't dependent on the upper location of the seat tube/top tube so you could make any size frame.
LTS wasn't so hot for Downhill specific bikes. I-Drive worked better for downhill only uses. And remember the "Freeride" craze? I-Drive was new and could be marketed as such-not a reworked older system.
Some of the guys in Product Development had the sweetest LTS bikes you have ever ridden. The system was really tuneable.
|whats happening with GT||turtlemoye|
Oct 4, 2001 10:15 AM
|I haven't followed it closely but I know that GT/Schwinn was bought by pacific. Do you know what is supposed to happen? Please tell me that we aren't going to see them poping up in Wal Mart.
|Every one is gone. And yes, you will see them in Wal-Mart. nm||MB1|
Oct 4, 2001 10:23 AM
|What about the ZR1.0||jaybird|
Oct 4, 2001 11:53 AM
|I just saw it on sale for about $450 is it worth it, i like the longer tt but I have never ridden one. I have heard that it is extremely stiff; Is it going to ride like a Cannonwhale?|
|So, what are Gary Turner, Jim Busby, and Dean Martin doing these||GTlover|
Oct 4, 2001 12:26 PM
|days? ANy idea?
I remember being at the Big Bear National in 1991 when I heard that Richard Long had passed away. Very sad. I think it happened on the way to the race or something like that right??
|Haven't kept in close touch but||MB1|
Oct 4, 2001 5:09 PM
|Last I heard Gary Turner was leading a fairly good life off his share of the original IPO. He helped his family start a juice company kind of like Nantucket Necter called "Turner Berry".
No idea about Jim Busby, still riding with the Rads and designing I guess.
Doug Martin was recently named manager of one of the USCF national teams. You could probably search for that on one of the race forums.
It was a very bad day at Big Bear that year. One thing I saw and appreciated was Rishi Grewal racing and winning the cross-country wearing a black armband. Richard was always really good to the racers he sponsored-even when they moved on he kept in touch.