I’m selling my 24 speed, GT XCR mountain bike. I rode it for about 2 years on the trails around Richmond, VA. When I realized I wanted to be more competitive on the trails, I “retired” the GT bike to Cozumel and bought a racing mountain bike. After six years of riding my current MTB, I’m upgraded to carbon fiber, so my old race bike is getting a well-deserved retirement in Cozumel. Storage space is the only reason I am selling the GT and it is too nice to be my unconditioned bodega.
I’ve put a couple hundred miles on the GT in the last 4-5 years and it is washed and lubed at the end of every week’s use. This bike is in near perfect condition and, with the exception of one or two nuts on the brake center post, doesn’t have a spec of rust on it as it is always stored indoors. The body is aluminum/magnesium for light weight and it won’t rust.
The bike is fully suspended and has front forks and a rear shock. It features the GT “I-Drive” which was a standard bearer for a multi-pivot rear suspension system. If you are into trail riding, it floats over everything. I-Drive was, at the time, one of the best designs for a full-suspension bike.
While in Cozumel, the original front fork started to leak, so instead of taking the fork back to the states and replacing the seals, I replaced it with a new Rock Shox fork about 2 years ago. The new fork is adjustable on the fly and you can adjust the rebound and lock- out the suspension for road riding. Otherwise, enjoy the smooth ride.
It’s a tough bike and will handle lots of punishment if you want it to, but it is just a comfortable on the road as a cruiser or training bike. Here is some video I shot riding it around the island:
Shifting is accomplished by Shimano Alivio Rapid Fire SL’s and they work great. All derailleurs are Shimano.
It comes with two nearly new Panaracer Fire XC Pro tires with Schrader (automotive type) inflation valves The nearly flawless paint is “tangerine yellow”. While riding, I have had people in Cozumel stop me and ask to buy the bike. At the time, it wasn’t for sale. Now it is.
It comes with the original clipless pedals. If you want a set of regular street pedals, I will bring a set down when I come down in December. The seat post has a cam lock for easy removal and adjustment if two people want to ride it.
The first $500 USD ($6000 MP) takes it. No cash? No worries. Pay Pal or credit card works, too.
Drop me a message or email and I will set up a time for you to look at it the week of 12/15/13.
Here are the specs:
Frame & Fork
Frame Tubing Material
6061 T6 aluminum, butted
Fork Brand & Model
Rock Shox, 3.15" travel, with lockout & rebound adjust
Aluminum/magnesium, triple-clamp crown
Rock Shox Deluxe, 4.6" travel
Avid 1D-25 brakes, Avid SD-1.0 L levers
Shimano Alivio Rapid Fire SL
SR XR32, 22/32/42 teeth
Steel cage, aluminum body w/clips & straps
BB Shell Width
8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Shimano IG, 1/2 x 3/32"
Aluminum micro-adjust, cam lock
SDG Ventura, leatherette
XCR butted 6061 riser bar
Alloy Ahead type
1 1/8" thread less Headset
Front: GT suspension Q/R, Rear: Shimano Alivio
Weinmann Zac 19, 32-hole
Stainless steel, 2.0mm straight gauge