GT 1999 XCR-4000 Full Suspension Bike

4.31/5 (108 Reviews)
MSRP : $899.99


Product Description

1999 GT XCR-4000, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Judy C, 3.15" travel fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by whoever a Weekend Warrior from brisbane australia

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2011

Strengths:    the i drive

Weaknesses:    havent found one suspension needs upgrade i guese

Bottom Line:   
great bike since upgrade on suspension only only complaint after ten years is a recent one since running wide tyres they just fit in rear fork with a 32th clearance either side between tyre edge and fork which is fine until you hit gravel then when gravel gets stuck in nobs and hits fork frame

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Favorite Trail:   mt cootha

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   sydney 1999

Bike Setup:   shimano xtr gear changes, xtr fr derailer, truvativ fire x crank pedals and sprokets, hayes hydraulics front and rear, had xtr rear derailer and sprokets but now running xt shadow derailer and rearset(xt just as good xtr 1 gram lighter and twice the price)xt calapseable hubs, when got new derailer in 2008 also got new fox float r adjustable rear shock, rock shock reeba team 4" on the front, dabomb wide racing rims high tensile spokes and running maxxis high rollers, sdg top of range seat


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brian Albert a Weekend Warrior from Muncie,Indiana,USA

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2010

Strengths:    Asis not good,take it apart,put better parts on it.

Weaknesses:    Most of the equipment that came on it.

Bottom Line:   
It is still a bike i recommend too people,i tell them to ride it first,after everything is tightened.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Auction

Similar Products Used:   XTR,Race Face,Mostly GT parts

Bike Setup:   Off-Road.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by devildogg22 a Weekend Warrior from havelock, nc us

Date Reviewed: November 10, 2010

Strengths:    smooth ride and strong

Weaknesses:    I-drive. I can't figure out how to keep it tight. The oustside retaining ring to stay in place. Does anyone have a solution for this it would be much appreciated

Bottom Line:   
Needs to improve on the I-drive

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pauscu a Weekend Warrior from Wales

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2009

Strengths:    Great frame, I-Drive works perfectly, easily upgradable, pedals well

Weaknesses:    No rear disc mount, weight, for Uk conditions, the i-drive needs some kind of cover

Bottom Line:   
Great AM bike, if rather heavy for the climbs! bought the bike brand new in early 2000 and its done me very well. no probs with it at all, just a pity there is no rear disc mount and it is a rather heavy bike by today's standards. I've got it in red and it looks amazing! The bike with all its new set up currently weighs 33.0 lbs

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Winstanleys UK

Similar Products Used:   Whyte e-120, Santa Cruz Nomad '09, Lapierre Spicy 519, Lapierre Froggy

Bike Setup:   Was pretty much stock until i moved to wales - now: 2008 RS Recon 351, fox float rl w/ pro deal rear shock, Sram x7/x9 groupset w/ shimano triple chainset, mavic 319 disc rims laced to hope xc front and xt rear hubs, Hope e4 pro f&r disc brakes using rear a2z disc adapter

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Terry Bartels a Cross Country Rider from Belmont, Michigan

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2009

Strengths:    A great ride with almost no mechanical problems after 9 years of use.

Weaknesses:    I upgraded the front and rear Deraileur for a more dependable ride. The original saddle was very uncomfortable, so I replaced it with a "male" saddle to also make for a more comfortable ride.

Bottom Line:   
It has been a great bike used several times in the Iceman and Ore to Shore races here in Michigan

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Favorite Trail:   Vasa Trail Traverse City, MI

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Kentwood Schwinn


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by johnny a Racer from texas

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2008

Strengths:    long lasting durable relieable its the smothest ride ive ever had

Weaknesses:    the seat is uncomterble

Bottom Line:   
bottom line its the best bike ive ever ridin and if i ever had sugest a bike it would be this one

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by paul a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2007

Strengths:    it's black and looks menacing

Weaknesses:    saddle

Bottom Line:   
Hey stuff how rides it matt black looks menacing and you can creep around in the dark in stealth mode. No body wants to nick it in case it bites and by the way it's bloody heavy and on road you bouce along like on a rocking chair

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   halfords


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOSEPH SCHWANER a Downhiller from BRENTWOOD, NY

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    i need a gt i drive bike
PLEASE HELP
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HELP HELP HELP HELP


Weaknesses:    GREAT BIKEi need a gt i drive bike
PLEASE HELP
MUMBAKER1_2000@YAHOO.COM
HELP HELP HELP HELP


Bottom Line:   
GREAT BIKEi need a gt i drive bike
PLEASE HELP
MUMBAKER1_2000@YAHOO.COM
HELP HELP HELP HELP

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Favorite Trail:   green belt

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   dan s

Similar Products Used:   GREAT BIKE

Bike Setup:   GREAT BIKE

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shorty _419_ a Cross Country Rider from Canada

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2006

Strengths:    This Bike held up very well for the last 6 years and I have had a few weaknesses.

Weaknesses:    in order they arrived - Chain, Seat, Rear (Whole)Wheelset, Rear Triangle(topleft)(fixed), Idrive became loose and sloppy. (fixed). and then once again Rear traingle(topright).which I got re-welded and re-supported.

Bottom Line:   
The Bottom Line on this Bike is great although I don't recomend Buying another GT at any cost unless to fix the orginal these 99' models are great at any cost fix it I recomend it I have fixed my rear triangle twice due to it snapping at the top where the shock mounts, I have a tig welder next door so it was nice to have. I have tried to get service out of this company for the last 5 years and they wouldnt help me at all I bought this bike brand new and 1 year later things happened with the bike, I e-mailed them and they said there was nothing to be done. I have a great bike delear who eventually fixed it, almost 1 year later. and I had the frame snap twice in two years. My Idrive was simple to figure out once you take the bolts out and unscrew the thing clean all the grease off and put back in the same way you took it out, those of you who need new bearings check out automotive shops. tighten all the way and lock in with three remaining bolts. it's very simple if you work on your own bikes. GT NOW SUCKS THERE MODELS ARE ALL LIKE OURS. BUT, The 2006 Models are awesome looking if you get the GT Idrive Ruckus 7 1.0 2.0 3.0 models just like ours way better. other than that FIX YOUR OWN BIKE UP I HAVE BROKE IT AND FIXED IT ia took it apart completly and put it all back together myself dozens of times and this bike rocked while it lasts I think I will get another 12 years out of it. UNTIL THE FRAME SNAPS

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Favorite Trail:   C.O.P. Calgary Alberta

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Regina, Saskatchewan

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   mostly Original except Rear wheel set is Mavic Sup rim with Mytho5 XC 2.10. front tire finally replaced. Original Hubs front and Rear. Shimano Crankset w/BlackSpire Big ring protector, Shimano Clipin eggbeater pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Knight Rider a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2005

Strengths:    i-drive works well
frame is very strong and shaped well to suit my riding


Weaknesses:    a bit heavy
expensive to service and maintian


Bottom Line:   
Great Bike Top Performance Does the job just fine
only thing is it could get away with being a bit lighter

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Favorite Trail:   Follow the Dog - Staffs

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   none yet but thinking of buying i-drive 5

Bike Setup:   deore/xt groupset, custom seat, spd pedals, magura hs33 brakes, mavic wheels, suspension upgrades

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Super Dave a Weekend Warrior from WALES - UK

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2005

Strengths:    1) Cool solar citrus colour - matches my eyes!
2) People compliment you on a truely excellant bike, time and time again! ok - its being 6 years - you can stop now!
3) I-drive does exactly what it says on the box - it works!
4) I believe its the same frame as the higher models (but only on the 1999 models (from memory)) with cheaper components which are easily upgradable.
5) lightweight - and if you dont think it is - your a wuss! dont argue - your a wuss and you know it!


Weaknesses:    1) tricky to service but not impossible, needs to be kept clean! (no pressure washers!)
2) It needs something to stop dirt gettin in the I-drive mechanism!
3) Everything needs upgrading (except the frame) or just buy the xcr1000 - yea... like we all have money to burn!
4) After 6 years (on average 300 mile per year) of hard riding XC with a few DH and jumps about 4-5 footers and a few hard landings and few tricks - only now the bearings in the pivot start to go and "GT" (bearing in mind this isnt GT anymore just a brandname!) wont sell me the tools to service the pivot point! USELESS!
*** WARNING: The WTB saddle gave me terrible down below pains! ***


Bottom Line:   
FIRSTLY - I THINK ALOT OF YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT THE LATER BIKES - THIS IS THE 1999 MODEL!!!!!
I've had this bike from the first week it was released - it was my first full suspension bike - and i tried all of the bikes in the shop! not only did this one look amazing - it rode amazing and thats what sold it to me (plus the saving of 300 smackers - gotta know how to haggle!)
*** WTB saddle gave me terrible pains - still suffering! ***
THE ONLY REASON THIS ISNT GETTING 5 STARS IS BECAUSE OF THE GOD AWFUL SADDLE SUPPLIED!

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Favorite Trail:   Local coast paths

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Local bike shop - UK £££

Similar Products Used:   all of the 1999 bikes in the shop - driven around the car park several times with a few endos n wheelies and bunny hops (much to the horror of the shop owner!)

Bike Setup:   GT 1999 XCR4000 with a few extras ;)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michael kreate a Weekend Warrior from taylor mill, Ky, USA

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2004

Strengths:    this bike climbs like a cat and the i drive counteracts the extra weight quite well. plut the i drive just looks cool.
i have trashed this bike and it doesnt realy have many signs of wear.


Weaknesses:    a bit heavy but no big deal. i broke the chain in about a week and a half so i suggest you go ahead and buy a new chain when you purchace the bike. other than that its all good.

Bottom Line:   
it was a lucky find for the price but i think that this bike is well worth the retail price if you cant get hooked up like i did (thanks rich). if your looking to get into the sport i realy suggest this and other i drive bikes. as long as you dont mind getting a bit greasy doing sone mandatory up-keep its all good. in all its an awesome bike if you dont have a ton of cash to throw down on an iron horse (aluminum.

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Favorite Trail:   tower park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   SOUL RIDE

Similar Products Used:   none realy this is my first non hardtail and it kicks arse


Bike Setup:   prety much stock for now, excepy the chain and the seat.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Hayes a Downhiller from Ellesmere Port

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2004

Strengths:    Strong frame, havn't had any problems it & i've been using it for downhill and freeride. I-drive not so good

Weaknesses:    No disc mounts on the frame

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for would need some serious upgrades to suit my needs. Good overall beginner bike as long as your not a heavy rider.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Triple clamp forks, dh chain device, v brakes, original cranks, wheels, panaracer & tioga tyres, acor bars, saracen stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cliff Balsdon a Racer from Regina, saskatchewan

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2004

Strengths:    I found everything on this bike to be very stable and reasuring, I've had this bike for the last 5 years and I only had to replace the chain and one link bolt

Weaknesses:    obviously the chain which I switched to a giant XTR chain and since then I've had no problems

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line on this bike is for the price you pay you get an exceptional bike I've gone off road gravel roads and street the bike maxes out at about 40MPH. across a flat surface with 24 gears this bike will do alomost anything it's a bit heavy at 20lbs but it's still light enough to freeride with it I taken jumps from 1 foot to 7 feet and the bike reacted reasonably distinctive. the best thing I like about this bike is the I-drive system and the way it sounds when you jump on the back shock. I bought this bike from my friend who wheighs in at about 280lbs and he had the bike for a year and it lasted through what he took it through even though he was just a weekend worrior who just rode the street but with the wear and tear I've had to replace a few bearings but it's an exceptional bike this bike is only 900 dollars american but here in canada brand new it was way to much but well worth every penny

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Favorite Trail:   Banff's Nation Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $4700.00

Purchased At:   Dutch Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Giant XTR, Klien Komodo

Bike Setup:   Judy Rock shox 7 inch travel with rock shox rear 8 inch travel Shimano XC deraillers and brakes. twin Hydrogen headlights. Giant XTR chain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Plymouth England

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2002

Strengths:    I drive is great. Good quality strong frame. It can easily be change into a great Freeride /amature DH Bike.

Weaknesses:    Standard components weak especiallt Wheels I snapped my rear in half after two mounths.

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike once many standard components are replaced. Quite stong Doesent really live up to it's name of being an XC bike more of a freeride bike with a strong frame Rear shoch can get very bouncy after a while. A may try changing the springs

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Favorite Trail:   Plymbridge Wood's

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $899.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Bike Setup:   Mavic D321's, Hope sport hubs, Tioga Fat66 DH 2.3 (JUST FITS), Funn Henchmann, Hope minis, DMR V8'S, Shimano LX Components, Race face good n evil grips and hopefull a nice set of Z1 Drop off's will soon be gracing it

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