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2012 GT La Bomba Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Discontinued
2012 GT La Bomba Bike g_12_LABOMB_BLU
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“2013 GT La Bomba, light and snappy”

The Good: beautiful frame, tapered/hydroformed headtube, replaceable dropouts, low standover, short rear end. for the money good parts spec and makes for an overall solid build. comes in at just a hair over 29 pounds.

The Bad: rockshox recon fork, avid elixir 1 brakes (love/hate).

Overall Review:

this review might be over the top but i am a stickler when it comes to my bikes and the parts. ive been riding a kona stuff ss dj bike for the last year and for how i ride, ive got the perfect build on that bike. since i can get gt's at 55% msrp, i definitely had to pull the trigger on the la bomba.  there isnt much in the way of reviews for the gt and this is only the third year for the la bomba with just a few minor changes to parts spec and staying around the same 1500 dollar price mark. with this being a 4x geo, its slightly different than the p2 and stuff ive been used to riding. the standover is very low, has a slightly longer wheel base and slack headtube. the rear end is very short and extremely easy to pop up into a manual. considering this bike comes 1x9, there is some considerable weight to be saved by converting it into ss, which i plan to do.  i never need 9 cogs in the back and this bike has very good potential to be a solid 25 lb bike. everything on the bike functions well, although the recon fork is the only true downside. the website lists that the fork comes with an extra heavy coil, but on the fork leg the sticker says medium coil. ive bottomed out the fork several times, even with a smooth landing, it just cant handle the hits. im only 160 so its definitly gonna be the first part to go. for 2013 they put in a 15mm front axle which when it comes time to replace the fork, im also going to need a new front hub, there are very few options for dj forks that comes with the 15mm axle so im a little bummed by that. other than that, there is nothing that truely needs upgrading or replacing off the bat. its a killer looking bike and it rides very well, and is very easy to throw around. would make for a very good build on any dj/slopestyle/4x bike and would highly recommend considering this bike.

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“Sweet Jump 4X bike”

The Good: Dialled geometry, great spec for the money and GT's breeding

The Bad: I would have liked a heavy spring.

Overall Review: This bike is sweet. It has great geometry and is pretty light for an off the peg bike. It feels solid under me (I'm 230 pound) and rails bmx and 4x tracks..

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Model Year 2012
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
Sizes and Geometry

S, L View Geometry

Size S L
Top Tube Length 565.78 592.58
Head Tube Angle 68 68
Head Tube Length 115 115
Seat Tube Angle 73.5 73.5
Seat Tube Length 310 310
Bottom Bracket Height 308 308
Chainstay Length 410 410
Wheelbase 1068.88 1095.68
Standover 610 607
Reach
Stack
Frame Material Monocoque/Hydroformed Xm Metal™ Frame (TT/DT,ST), Forged Bottom Bracket and Dropouts, 1 1/8" to 1 1/2" Tapered Head Tube w/ TT and DT gussets.
Rear Travel
Rear Shock
Fork RockShox Recon Silver R Coil w/100mm Travel 20mm Maxle, Adjustable Rebound
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter
Headset FSA GRAVITY DLR, 1.5" to 1 1/8"
Handlebar ALL TERRA AL6061-T6 DB Riser, 700mm
Stem ALL TERRA AM, 3D Forged, 50mm
Grips GT WINGS, LOCK-ON
Brakes Avid Elixir 1, 180mm (F/R)
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
Shifters SRAM X7, Trigger
Front Derailleur e.thirteen LS1+
Rear Derailleur SRAM X7, Short Cage
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide E.THIRTEEN LS GUIDE
Cranks FSA Gravity Moto-X Mega Exo 36T
Chainrings 36T
Bottom Bracket FSA Mega Exo
Pedals ALL TERRA Slim Line Flat, Cast Alloy, w/ Replaceable Pin
Chain KMC X9, 9-Speed
Cassette SRAM PG-950, 11-26T, 9-Speed
Rims Alex SX44 32H
Hubs ALL TERRA Alloy Sealed Bearing Disc 32H
Spokes Stainless 14/15G DB
Tires Maxxis High Roller, 2.35"/2.1" (F/R), Folding
Saddle WTB Volt Comp
Seatpost ALL TERRA Alloy Microadjust, 31.6mm x 350mm
Seat Post Diameter ALL TERRA
Seatpost Clamp
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Orange
Warranty
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $1540.00
More Info GT website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry