Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Carnation, WA, USA
1998-2001 -- RS or GT?
I am getting back into street riding after a long time away. I will be commuting about 40 miles (roundtrip) each day, plus some fun weekend getaways or day trips but no multi-day rides planned. I'm in the Seattle area, so riding in rain, heat, cold, will be my range, probably mostly overcast skies. :-(
I was looking for a 2001-2003 GT, but they are running around 10k. I then thought I could shave a bit off my budget (make the wife happier) and get something comparable. I then starting looking at RS bikes ~1998-1999.
I want some creature comforts and *think* I'll end up someday with a GT, but what are the real differences between an RS and an GT (both used, late nineties to early 2000s)? Are they that different to ride, or are they fairly similar beasts?
Anyone ridden/owned both and have some helpful info? What's the riding posture, wind, handling like between these two models?
Last edited by davidgl; Jun 22nd, 2008 at 1:20 pm.