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    Default Idrive comes back to life

    Picked this frame up for 50 bucks.

    It is a 2006 GT idrive four 2.0.

    It's going to be used for getting non riding mates into the sport, and leaving in the car during work hours so I can go direct from work for a ride.


    Wheels came for free from takai. Thanks dude!
    3x9 drive train was free from a mate.
    Brakes will be Guide R's from the stash
    Needs a new bb.
    Shock needs a rebuild and polymer bushings.
    A brand X dropper maybe


    Yet to find forks. 26" straight 15TA.


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    That's a golden oldie, I haven't seen a flex bar type for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flow-Rider View Post
    That's a golden oldie, I haven't seen a flex bar type for quite some time.

    I had a 1999 XCR5000 that I gave to a mate to get into riding, that was golden oldie with no disc mount tabs, square taper bb, and a dog bone link that wore out super quick. But it got me back into MTB after a decade off the bike, so I have a soft spot for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by link1896 View Post
    I had a 1999 XCR5000 that I gave to a mate to get into riding, that was golden oldie with no disc mount tabs, square taper bb, and a dog bone link that wore out super quick. But it got me back into MTB after a decade off the bike, so I have a soft spot for them.
    Those models are pretty much collectables now, you can still get limited spare parts from the UK but very pricey. The best bikes are the ones that are the most fun. Cycle station sell Gt parts from time to time, if you wait till they have a sale you can pick up some good deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flow-Rider View Post
    Those models are pretty much collectables now, you can still get limited spare parts from the UK but very pricey. The best bikes are the ones that are the most fun. Cycle station sell Gt parts from time to time, if you wait till they have a sale you can pick up some good deals.

    I watch out for them on gumtree, and I'll probably get back my XCR5000 soonish.

    I'd love to throw a modern build kit on an XCR5000. SIDs front and rear. Mine's scuba yellow which I always hated, love the blue and white
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    Quote Originally Posted by link1896 View Post
    I watch out for them on gumtree, and I'll probably get back my XCR5000 soonish.

    I'd love to throw a modern build kit on an XCR5000. SIDs front and rear. Mine's scuba yellow which I always hated, love the blue and white
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flow-Rider View Post
    Do you know if it's US manufactured, if it is it's worth gold.

    from memory, Taiwan
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    Quote Originally Posted by link1896 View Post
    from memory, Taiwan
    Arrh that a shame but still an enjoyable bike, are you on the the 'GT bike group' on FB. Some really nice old classics turn up on there.

    Check this model out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flow-Rider View Post
    Arrh that a shame but still an enjoyable bike, are you on the the 'GT bike group' on FB. Some really nice old classics turn up on there.

    Check this model out.

    19149303_1521157437958669_4795868593366047991_n.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    IT?????? 10 char
    Yeah it's some sort of Dh model around 1996 I'm led to believe , funny enough ones actually owned by someone In NZ where another company makes that chain drive for another brand.

    GT was actually ahead of it's time and they tried many things before other companies did.

    Here's another pic,

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