Reading in a Thai forum, I came across a post from a chap who wants to know where to get his bike repaired -"Is there a decent mountain bike shop in BKK [Bangkok] where I could obtain these parts? I'm loath to bin the bike because it cost over $2,000.[about £1000]" I suggested my favourite LBS and, being curious, I asked him what make it was. His reply was "BTW, my bike is a GT Avalanche frame, Shimano combination gears/brakes, 21 speed blah blah blah." I always thought that GT as at the cheaper end of the market, are they?