GT Outpost Mountain Bike - Dark Green

gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - side view
Concrete wall at the edge of the pine forest

An evergreen forest on two wheels? A majestic spruce tree with Triple Triangle Technology? Tig-welded pine boughs with a hardtail and rigid fork? Maybe. A dark green GT Outpost mountain bike? Definitely.



If your GT Outpost looks like this one, you might need some of these parts.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your vintage mountain bike.
All bicycle repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.

The GT Outpost is a basic vintage mountain bike with a rigid chromoly frame and fork, 26-inch alloy wheels, Tektro brakes, 21 gears controlled by Shimano shifters and derailleurs, and a GT stem and padded seat. And that's the end of the "parts anyone would remotely care about" list.

But this Outpost isn't basic. It's awesome. Why? Five words: "triple triangle technology" and "pine green". (The word "and" doesn't count as a word.)

gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - front angle view
I shoulda raised the seat before I shot these photos

I've never understood why GT calls the Triple Triangle frame "Triple Triangle Technology". Is there really "technology" involved in welding a few tubes together? Did they create it on a technologically advanced CAD machine? Was it designed by NASA?

It's an academic question, really. Whatever the science behind the GT Triple Triangle frame, it never gets old. The seat tube pierces the top tube. The seat stays extend all the way up and meet the top tube in a clean weld joint. The tubular brace, brake bridge and braze-ons add subtle detail.

gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - frame
Nice looking front end

The Triple Triangle mountain bike rearend has the same appeal as a vintage mixte road bike, with a rugged off-road MTB twist. Double tubes where there really shouldn't be a tube at all. A third triangle when most bikes have just two. Is it especially rigid? Does it have a function? I don't know. And I don't care. I just like the way it looks.

gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - left brake lever/shifter
Tektro brakes, Shimano shifters, GT stem

Speaking of looks, what about that paint, huh? This GT outpost has the sweetest dark pine-green paint you can imagine. Even better, it's not "mint". It has scratches and wear and all the elements of what we call "patina".

So chalk up another one in the "win" column for GT Bicycles: a dark green, Triple Triangle Technology-equpped Outpost Mountain bike.

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Do people really actually fix old bicycles? I never do. But if I did, I'd buy these parts.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your vintage mountain bike.
All bicycle repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - seat
GT seat
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - front brake
Where did the cable bolt go?
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - frame decals
GT Outpost graphics


Your tires are flat, your grips are worn out, and your cables are rusty? Not for long.
Always check compatibility before ordering parts for your vintage mountain bike.
All bicycle repairs should be performed by a qualified bicycle mechanic.
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - triple triangle
Triple Triangle Technology in pine green
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - cranks
Cranks
gt outpost mountain bike - dark green - rear derailleur
Shimano rear derailleur