Gitane

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by flipper, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. flipper

    flipper New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Does anybody here have any feedback on Gitane MTB's?

    I've got an ageing Yukon ('99.....used mainly for going to work) and have been looking for something new to get into some trail riding.

    I found a Gitane ATV Blast ('03 model) the other day with the following specs:

    FRAME: 6061 Alloy Tig Welded
    FORK: Rock Shox Judy C
    HEADPARTS: VP Fully Integrated Threadless
    F/DERAILLEUR: Shimano LX
    R/DERAILLEUR: Shimano LX
    SHIFTERS: Shimano LX
    CRANKSET: Shimano LX
    CHAINWHEEL: Shimano LX
    BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano LX
    FRONT HUB: Shimano Deore
    REAR HUB: Shimano Deore
    F/BRAKE: Shimano Deore Cable Disc
    R/BRAKE: Shimano Deore V-Brake
    B/BRACKET: Shimano ES 70
    FREEWHEEL: Shimano 11-32t 9 Speed
    HANDLEBAR: Zoom Alloy with 20mm Rise
    HEADSTEM: Zoom Alloy
    PEDALS: VP-D72 Clipless
    SADDLE: Cionlli # 6788
    SEATPOST: Zoom Alloy

    $900.00AU

    Nice looking bike.....

    Any help appreciated.
     
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  2. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk New Member

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    sorry, no.

    there are lots of aussie's here - someone must know something :)

    http://www.gitane.com.au/mtb.html
     
  3. flipper

    flipper New Member

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    Thanks MtnBikerChk,
    I'll just wait and see. :)
     
  4. rek

    rek New Member

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    I have no experience or knowledge of Gitane bikes, but component wise that's a great price; it's not often you see a full LX equipped bike that cheaply.
     
  5. trekrider4315

    trekrider4315 New Member

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    Equipped nicely enough careful w/ front disc n rear v-brakes. Nice price for LX and Deore though.
     
  6. flipper

    flipper New Member

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    Yeah, I was impressed with the components for the price.....it's just really hard to find any tests/reviews etc on the frame.

    Why's that? I thought it was just something to keep costs down a bit.
     
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    trekrider4315 New Member

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    I said that only because if the front isnt broken in and the back isnt disc, its an akward way to break it in. But maybe thats jsut beacuse ive used dual discs all the time. If the front isnt broken in the chance to have it stick is better than the back by a whole bunch though.
     
  8. XC Racer

    XC Racer New Member

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    Why spend $900? Look at my signature ;).
     
  9. cRock

    cRock New Member

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    Ah Gitane.... I havn't heard that name in a long time. Gitane made pretty good road bikes in the 60s and 70s. Assuming it's the same company, and the frame looks well built, it's probably not a bad bike. They've probably outsourced production to Taiwan like Bianchi and exist largely in name only.
     
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