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  • Reserverockhopper
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    I now have over 2000 miles on my GT. I've replaced my cassette and chain and that is it. I can out climb my riding companions who have much more expensive and lighter Gary Fisher Deluxe bikes. I can also beat them on the downhills because the GT all mountain geometry is more aggressive. Durable tank of a bike that flows smooth as silk.

    I'm a much better rider and riding much more now than when I first bought it based on price but I don't think I'll ever need or want to upgrade to a more expensive bike.

    Pros
    Climbs great for an all mountain bike. Sturdy and durable, can handle abuse. Lots of travel but does not feel squishy. Great price point. More bike for your money.

    Cons
    Small thin dog bone that is part of the idrive system breaks often. Inexspensive part, but need to make sure you always have a back up with you. I've had 4 break. Weight, 33 lbs. Fox Float has had to go back to Fox twice due to suck down. Water bottle cage in bad spot under down tube which makes it hard to reach and gets covered with dirt.

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  • Reserverockhopper
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    I love this bike. We've been through wars together. My buddies have all spent double what I did yet the GT delivers and I have no problem matching their performance on the trail.

    Pros
    I have the 2006 model. Plush feel and great at absorbing the rough stuff. Climbs great for a heavier bike. Judy J4 RockShox front fork is better than expected.

    Cons
    heavier than my riding buddies bikes.

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  • vincejesaitis
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    This was my first full-suspension, and I think it is a steal for anywhere close to a grand. I paid a bit more for it a couple months ago, but I've seen it lately for $1100 -- well worth the money.

    Pros
    I've owned this bike for about a month and a half and love it. This thing is a serious climber -- I never notice any bobbing thanks to the i-drive system, and aesthetically, it is a great looking bike. I have heard a few people complain about the weight, but I've never felt like it is slowing me down. I didn't want to drop $3-4k on a new bike, and I can't imagine finding a better value than this one.

    Cons
    The rear shock is pretty basic, Fox Vanilla Float (no rebound adjustment)

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