GT Palomar Mountain Bike - Black

gt palomar mountain bike - black - three-quarter front view
Black magic

I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller.

Not really. I'm into bicycles, not basketball. And I'm a strapping six-footer.

But one thing I wish had been a little bit taller was this GT Palomar mountain bike.



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gt palomar mountain bike - black - side view
I wish I was a photographer

Because it was black, with just enough chips in the paint to make it mean. It was aggressive, with big knobby tires and fiery red-and-yellow GT graphics. And it had that stunning feat of engineering and design called the GT Triple Triangle frame.

This GT Palomar didn't just look evil. It felt amazing. Rock solid. Tight. Simple. No gummed-up thumb shifters, no squishy suspension fork. It was a quick, lightweight, responsive heavy metal machine.

But it was too damned short. So off it went. To a taller guy, oddly enough.

Scroll down for some photos that don't do this GT justice.

gt palomar mountain bike - black - front end
Aggressive front end
gt palomar mountain bike - black - seat
GT Supersoft seat
gt palomar mountain bike - black - front brakes
Shimano (Altus?) brakes, evil paint scratches
gt palomar mountain bike - black - frame graphics
Call it heavy metal
gt palomar mountain bike - black - triple triangle
GT Triple Triangle frame junction
gt palomar mountain bike - black - cranks
Shimano front derailleur, SR Powerflo Front crank
gt palomar mountain bike - black - rear derailleur
Shimano 7 SIS rear derailleur