Gunnar Ruffian 29er Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Tubing: Waterford exclusive OS2 butted tube sets
  • Tire Clearance: Clearance for 2.3 inchers
  • Braze-Ons: 2 sets of water bottle bosses
  • Forks: Suspension or suspension corrected rigid

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by henrymiller1 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2012

Strengths:    Bike is great! Always heard about "steel is real" ect... I got a great deal on frame and built it up and it really feels fantastic. Much better than Niner EMD it replaced. I know you can't compare steel to AL. But Gunnar feels so much nicer. Only reason i gave it a 4 for value is they are pretty $teep.

Weaknesses:    Heavier, but not surprised. I enjoy yhe smooth ride and comfort of not worrying about something breaking.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame. Only bike i brought into a Bike shop and had them say "Nice bike". I also like the fact that you aren't likely see one out on trails. Great for riders who are looking for comfortable bike for longer rides. My AL bikes are fine for 25 miles ect, but the steel makes the longer rides a lot smoother.

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Favorite Trail:   greenway trails in Mountgomery County, Md

Duration Product Used:   1 1/2 yrs

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   local craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Niner EMD
Salsa El Mariachi

Bike Setup:   xtr cranks
juicy 7 brakes
On One carbon fork
Easton XC SS wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ralphjr2 a Weekend Warrior from Rhinelander, WI

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2011

Strengths:    Great Handling, Fun, Fast, Handmade, Made in USA, Great Paint.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
I checked out a lot of bikes before deciding on the Gunnar. The experience was awesome and the bike is fabulous. If you like steel, I would highly recommend this bike.

The quality of the craftsmanship and the the paint job on the frame are impressive. I had high expectations for the frame and the ride and could not be happier with both. The bike really handles well, the steel responds to rider input beautifully.

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Favorite Trail:   All of them

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Bikes N Boards

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher

Bike Setup:   Chris King- hubs, bb, headset Thomson- stem, seat post Formula- brakes.
I ordered the frame with cable guides so I could run gears as well.

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