Gt Avalanche Women’s Elite 27.5 Trail Mountain Bike – 2016
GT Avalanche Women’s Elite 27.5 Trail Mountain Bike – 2016. Designed for a woman’s dimensions, the GT Avalanche Elite 27.5 Trail Mountain Bike dials in a perfect fit with a shorter reach to the handlebars, greater stand-over height for comfort, and narrower handlebars for confidence-inspiring control. But what makes the GT Avalanche Elite even more attractive is its versatility and simplicity. This is a bike that’s as comfortable around town as it is capable on a trail. That’s due in part to the bike’s hardtail design, but it’s also because GT created the Elite for the budget-conscious rider who’s discovering the fun and excitement of mountain biking. The Elite is loaded with technology and spec’d with a component group that hits the mark when it comes to real trail performance while ensuring durability. GT’s hydroformed and butted Speed Metal aluminum frame creates a lightweight, agile platform, while the iconic Triple Triangle design both adds support against trail impact and improves handling. The SR Suntour XCR 32 RL 27.5 fork comes with a hydraulic fork lockout for pavement riding as well as 100mm of bump-eating travel when you’re ready for the trails. And when you do have to stop, those duties are easily handled by a pair of powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors. The GT Avalanche Elite comes with a reliable and easy-to-use 3×10 Shimano drivetrain that uses a 10-speed Deore Shadow rear derailleur. Shimano Deore shifters effortlessly click and move the chain up and down the 11-36T 10-speed cassette. With that kind of gearing at your command, you have an option for nearly every grade or condition you’ll encounter, which can help keep you moving forward and in control. Rugged Alex double-wall 27.5 wheels and Schwalbe Rapid Rob 27.5×2.25 tires are an excellent combination that accelerates quickly and offers plenty of bite for trail riding. The tires also have K-Guard for an extra measure of puncture resistance. The key to this performance of course are the 27.5 wheels. They offer excellent agility compared to larger wheels on the market. The wheels are easier to get off the ground, and they’re easier to maneuver through tight, winding singletrack overhung with nasty branches. The 27.5 wheel also creates a lower center of gravity, which affords you more stability because of the relative position of the bottom bracket to the wheel axle. You’ll feel more comfortable and centered as a result. Finally, an alloy 30mm riser bar and a GT women’s specific saddle puts you in a comfortable, upright position for greater control, enhanced comfort and visibility for the trail ahead.