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GT Palomar Mountain Bike Review

author image Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith has been writing since 2003 and has been published in a number of articles including recent works for "Jefferson City Magazine." After switching majors his junior year in college, he decided to obtain a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from National University.
GT Palomar Mountain Bike Review
GT Palomar Mountain Bike Review

The 2010 GT Palomar is an entry-level mountain bike for use on paved walkways and nontechnical trails. It comes in black, with white and red trim and the GT decals.

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Frame and Fork

The Palomar comes with GT’s Triple Triangle 6061 aluminum frame with linear pull brakes. It has an SR M 2025 alloy crown front fork with 75 mm of travel.

Drivetrain and Shifters

The bike’s drivetrain includes nylon platform pedals; a Suntour XCC-T02 chain set; a Shimano 7-speed, 14- to 28-tooth cassette; and a Shimano TX-51 rear derailleur. It uses Shimano ST-EF50 7-speed EZ fire shifters with a Shimano TY-10 front derailleur.

Wheels and Tires

The Palomar comes with dual-purpose 26 inch ATB tires. The wheels are made with alloy hubs, 14-gauge steel spokes, and black alloy ATB rims.


The price for the GT Palomar as of September 2010 is about $250 to $350, depending on the retailer.

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