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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Bottom Bracket for Gunnar Ruffian Single Speed.

I'm building out a Gunnar Ruffian single speed and not sure about the length of a spindle. I've got an FSA ISIS BB that is 107mm and the cranks touch the frame. Not sure if 113mm is wide enough or if I should go with 118mm. Any suggestions? Another question...I've found BB listed for both road ... Read More »

Gunnar Ruffian 19''

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Gunnar Ruffian 29er deal or no deal

2009 Gunnar Ruffian frame with stainless steel Paragon dropout system It is used but only ridden twice only one paint chip it looks brand new... Is 500 a good deal or no deal? You can buy them direct from Gunnar for 1125 but I haven't been able to find alot of info if dealers discount the ... Read More »

Seatpost collar size on a Gunnar Ruffian

After obliterating 2 seatpost collars on my Gunnar....I thought to ask here. I looked online and found that the Gunnar uses a size 28.6. This is obviously too small. I thought it would work, but I stripped the bolt on the clamp trying to torque it down. I have to pry open the clamp to get it into pl ... Read More »

Sweet Deal on ODI Ruffian grips!

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