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Is GT still making road bikes?...(8 posts)

Is GT still making road bikes?...asphalt assault
Nov 21, 2002 4:34 PM
...I was looking on their web site and saw only MTB, BMX and cruisers. Have the dropped their road bike line?

Just wondering... Thanks!
Gary Turner never made a good road bikeMasonJ
Nov 21, 2002 8:41 PM
Just ask team Lotto! (nm)tremblay
Nov 22, 2002 12:45 AM
I'l re-phrase my question then...asphalt assault
Nov 22, 2002 2:20 AM
...Does GT make those lousy road bikes any more?
maybe cheap onesColnagoFE
Nov 22, 2002 8:23 AM
I believe they are concentrating on the lower-end market with no bike over $1500 these days. All mountain bikes and cruiser now I think. Even the cool Dyno/GT cruisers are supposedly being made with cheaper knockoff parts for 2003.
THEY NEVER MADE ROAD BIKESraven eye
Nov 23, 2002 7:02 AM
maybe they had some with GT decaled on them - but just like Specialized, Fuji, Motobecane, (some) Treks, Giant, Bianchi, and many others - they have someone make the frames and paint them a assemble the bikes. Many will not beleive it - but even lots of high end Italian Frames are actually made in taiwan - shipped raw to Italy - then painted and decaled and marketed as made in Italy -- and very few know which -- consumers all over will think their bike is made by company X (but really it was made by someone else). my local bike shop showed me a Motobecane and a Felt that are obviously made in the same factory - he said the frame shop made frames for 100s of brands. And since the parts are all Shimano - who cares what the decal says!
That is not true,TJeanloz
Nov 25, 2002 8:03 AM
GT in its most recent incarnation, under Schwinn, had all of their bikes sourced from Taiwan and China (as did Schwinn). But the previous version of GT had one of the premier R&D shops in the industry for road bikes, and built road bikes for the US Olympic team, US National team, Saturn, and a number of others. Bikes that came out of the Longmont, CO facility were among the most coveted of their era (mid-1990s). Many of the best builders in the Rocky Mountains region were trained by GT, and bikes like the Edge Titanium were among the best- built by GT.
Here's my $.02...MVN
Nov 24, 2002 8:21 AM
My understanding is that they will soon begin making them again. They have already started making the mountain bikes (similar to the ones Hans Rey rode). In fact there are ads already out for the mtb's. As for the road bikes, I have no doubt that they were made in Taiwan or China like someone else below stated. However, that does not make them bad. I bought a GT ZR 3.0 frame from ChucksBikes.com, had my LBS build it up for me with the parts and group I wanted, and it rides great. I have no problem with getting beat up on long rides (it's aluminum), it's light, rides very smooth and comfortably. Bottom line, if you like it, it's a good bike. If they were good enough for Lotto or several years, that should say a lot. Hope that helps. YEMD (Your Experience May Differ)