Strengths: 20mm rear end!!stifest and strongest I've ever had!! It's tough as F*ck!!
Weaknesses: Mech hanger is non replaceble.ripped the threads twice with a faulty mech,it only costs $30 to fix.
This is one of the strongest bikes i've ever riden, the geometry is really good for tight tracks, it pedles really well and it's light!!I've been riding it for over a year now and only problem was the mech hanger the rest of the bike is amaizing.and the ajustble top tube length really helps make the bike easy to set up for demanding track.So any one who wants a light strong and durable bike go for this one!!but it is a bit pricey at £2500 for the frame band new.
Similar Products Used: Trek diesel,specailized big hit, turner DHR.
Bike Setup: Sram drivetrain,boxxer teams,2" sroke romic(changed it from a 2.25" for less travel, lower bb, and better cornering)and 20mm razor rock rear hub.curent weight just under 40pounds!!
from santa barbara
Date Reviewed: December 14, 2005
Strengths: great frame geometry, handles amazingly on tech or fast decents. the 20mm rear razorrock hub stiffens the rear end and adds crazy strength. With the romic 3in stroke shock this bike can handle ANYTHING!
Weaknesses: derailer hanger
If you buy this bike you wont regret it. It will make you a faster dh rider.
Bike Setup: 02 super t pro, north shore cranks& BB, sram 7.0/9.0, mr dirt gizmo
from Boulder, CO
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2002
Strengths: light! under 10 pounds for S/M frame super plush, no harsh bottoming relatively cheap great customer service awesome handling, great all-around geometry 20mm rear thru-axle, rigid rear end maintenance free pivots strong adjustable seat angle and top tube length
Weaknesses: derailleur hanger is not replaceable
Still one of the best designed DH frames on the market. Basic but refined 4-bar rear suspension. Great bike for racers and weekend warrior downhillers. I love my Piranha!
Anyone ridden it lately? Conditions? Any group rides? I just moved to morehead and need to ride. PM me if you want to ride or have other trails you want to share with a serious rider. Thanks in advance.Read More »
I've got a 2010ish Gary Fisher Piranha Genesis 2.0. I've left it completely stock and have been very happy with everything on for the last couple of years EXCEPT for the fork. As I get better at riding, I'm noticing the deficiencies of this fork more and more.
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New to the forums, and semi-new to biking.
Anyways, today I felt impulsive I guess. I saw a gary fisher piranha come up online for 120 bucks, with a brand new ccm pump, a key lock and new bikemate seat.
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2006 GF Piranha (18" frame) $360 asking
2011 rockhopper m4 comp (21" frame) $350 firm
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Ok guys I'm new here. 6'0 285 lbs 47 years young. I want to start riding with my son and a cousin, wich at this time they have mountain bikes that they ride rails to trails and a very little road riding. Son has a 2009 Jamis dakota sport and cousin has a 2011 giant revel 2. They seam to have been go ... Read More »