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2013 GT La Bomba 2.0 Bike

Average User Rating: (Excellent)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Gt la bomba 2.0”

The Good: Solid frame, awesome tires, decent price, and decent components.

The Bad: Basic avid brakes leave something to be desired. Crankset is not that great.

Overall Review:

First off, I bought this bike to use for cruising around town, and messing around with on jumps. I immediately put some Tioga Powerblock tires on, as they don't make as much noise cruising on pavement. The stock dirt tires are awesome though, and I kept them, in case I wanna do some dirt riding with this bike in the future.

This bike is a slopestyle bike, made to take massive abuse from huge jumps, so it is more than strong enough for my purposes. The avid elixer 1 brakes are not the best, but they work well for cruising around. I'll probably upgrade them in the future. The drivetrain is an ok spec. It works well, but I plan on upgrading to a full Shimano Zee group at some point. The Fsa crankset is the weak link. I personally have had no issues, but there have been a ton of quality problems with this crankset in the past.

The chain guide is a huge bonus. I don't really need it for what I use the bike for, but it is a good thing to have. Especially if you are doing lots of jumps. The WTB saddle is good, definitely beats the generic GT seats you get on lower priced bikes.

Overall, I love this bike. I use it for commuting, cruising, and mild freestyle, and it can take everything easily. The price is good, and the component spec is useable. I would definitely recommend this bike, because it is as versatile as they come, and is rock solid.

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

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Specifications

Model Year 2013
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
Sizes and Geometry

S, M View Geometry

Size S M
Top Tube Length 22.3 23.3
Head Tube Angle 68° 68°
Head Tube Length 4.5 4.5
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5°
Seat Tube Length 12.2 12.2
Bottom Bracket Height 12.1 12.1
Chainstay Length 16.1 16.1
Wheelbase 42.1 43.1
Standover 24.0 23.9
Reach
Stack
Frame Material Monocoque/Hydroformed XM Metal, Forged Bottom Bracket and Dropouts, Top Tube and Down Tube Gussets
Rear Travel N/A
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RockShox Recon Silver TK Coil, 15x100mm Maxle, Coil spring, Rebound Adjust, Tapered Steerer
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter 1-1/8" to 1-1/2"
Headset FSA Gravity DL, 1.5" External Lower Cup, 1-1/8" Zerostack Upper Cup
Handlebar All Terra, 6061 Double Butted, 700mm Width, 25mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Stem All Terra, 3D Forged, 50mm Length
Grips GT Wings with Waffle Lock-On
Brakes Avid Elixir 1, 180mm Rotor Front, 160mm Rotor Rear
Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
Shifters Sram X5, Trigger, Right Side Only
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur Sram X7, Short Cage
ISCG Tabs
Chainguide e*thirteen
Cranks FSA Gravity Moto X Megaexo
Chainrings 36 Tooth
Bottom Bracket FSA Megaexo
Pedals
Chain KMC X9
Cassette Sram PG950, 9-Speed, 11-26 Tooth
Rims Alex SX44, with Eyelets, 32 Hole
Hubs All Terra Alloy Disc Thru Axle Front, All Terra Alloy Disc Cassette with Quick Release Rear
Spokes 14/15G DB Stainless
Tires Maxxis Highroller, 26"x2.35", 60TPI Casing
Saddle WTB Volt Sport
Seatpost All Terra AL6061
Seat Post Diameter
Seatpost Clamp All Terra Alloy QR
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142 x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts
Colors Orange with White
Warranty
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $1450.00
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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