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GT ZR1000 Questions...(4 posts)

GT ZR1000 Questions...DL Lawrence
Jan 26, 2004 5:39 AM
Does anyone here ride one of these frames? I understand that GT no longer makes road bikes, but I've seen few of these around. I think some pro teams rode them at one point. What type of tubing was used? Was it their top of the line frame? How long ago did they stop making them? There's nothing about this frame on their website. Thanks in advance for any info!
The ZR1 (successor to ZR1000) was ridden by lotto...shawndoggy
Jan 26, 2004 10:02 AM
And that frame (the ZR1) was made out of easton aluminum I believe. I've got both a ZR3 and a ZR2000. The "3" is made out of 6115 and has a 1 1/8" headtube, the 2000 is made out of 7005 and has a 1" headtube. I use the 3 for crits and the 2000 is set up as a TT bike.

So I can't speak to the 1/1000 series directly (I know the "1" used better tubing than my "3," and I suspect that that was the same for the "1000" series) but can say this about GT frames generally:

1. They are stiff. I'm a sprinter, and these frames aren't whippy.
2. They are stiff. Your booty will hurt after 60 miles.
3. They size up "big" because they are measured C-to-C, but the seat tube actually extends another 3 cm or so. So you end up having not as much seatpost sticking out as you'd like (for aesthetic purposes), or riding the next size smaller frame, with a more radical drop to the bars.

My $.02... these are great bikes on the cheap. Got the first frame & fork from www.chucksbikes.com for $235 two years ago. Got the second (the 2000) as a complete bike off of e-bay for $350 (all ultegra) this fall.

I believe these frames date to 2001 for the 1-2-3-4 series and pre-2001 for the 1000-2000-3000-4000 series.
Great info-DL Lawrence
Jan 26, 2004 1:09 PM
Thanks! I appreciate it!
re: GT ZR1000 Questions...Money D
Jan 26, 2004 2:15 PM
I ride a zr2000 and am pretty sure the frame is the same between the 2000 and 1000, w/ dura ace vs. ultegra being the difference. I agree, a great value.