GT 2000 LTS-1000 DS Full Suspension Bike

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $3805.99

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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by James Parker a Weekend Warrior from Coeur d'Alene

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2002

Strengths:    Execellent comp. spec., Hayes, XTR/XT, Mavick, Thompson, Fox, Rock Shox.

Weaknesses:    The shock linkage is the worst design ever. No wonder GT went bankrupt. With crap like this on the market it is a wonder anyone is still buying Mountain Bikes. In an attempt to save weight they made the linkage so weak that it cracks around the shock bolts. If you buy one these bike inspect it very closely. You cannot get a replacement. I have three cracked ones and finally I got the local college welding instructor to weld some braces on around the cracks and that has helped. The bike in a heavy pig to peddle up hill and in the granny gear the chain will grind the bottom backet shell.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is a great cruiser bike if you don't mind peddle 'bob', a dodgy suspension linkage, and great comp. spec.

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Favorite Trail:   Camfield

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   truewheels

Similar Products Used:   Specialized big hit

Bike Setup:   sid fork, fox shock, XT cranks/shifters/f.derail., XTR r. derail., Hayes hydraulic brakes front and rear, Mavick crossride disc wheels and rims, blah, blah, blah

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ucsdsoccer a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, California, USA

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2001

Strengths:    Plush suspension, quick (no squeeking) linkage like older GT models (pivots have bearings in newer models), comfortable ride, frame's geometry allows for easy adaptation (if necessary!) to different sized riders.

Weaknesses:    Decal's baby blue color is ugly to me.

Bottom Line:   
Great cross country bike. Not the lightest ride, but still a solid 25 pound bike. This is a drastic improvement to their previous years' models. I HATED the creaking in the LTS and STS models. The pivots had a plastic bushing that squeeked like crazey! It was like scratching a chalkboard all day. The frame I ride is a Large, although I usually would ride a Medium. The LTS-1000DS' frame size of Large is a bit smaller than GT's XCR Large frame size. With a shorter/higher degree stem, I have no problem riding the Large. I don't care for the baby blue color decals (frame is polished), so I purchased a set of yellow/black/red decals.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Proflex, GT RTS, 98 GT LTS1, GT XCR1000

Bike Setup:   Spinergy's, Rock Shox Sid XC, Chris King, Race Face LP's, XTR, Kore Elite, WTB seat, etc. The price above was just for the frame - still a steal! Thus, this was not a stock bike, but all custom built, etc.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jason Furtherland a Cross Country Rider from Kamloops, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent front suspension-no wobble, smooth rear suspension. and it's fun to ride!

Weaknesses:    Not as light as i would have liked it to be...ummm....the colour isn't the greatest..that's pretty much it

Bottom Line:   
If you're looking for a real good cross-country/downhill bike, this is a safe way to go. There isnt much wrong with this bike, except for the fairly high weight, but that's not too big of a problem if you're the kind to do more downhill than XC. However, it's fun to ride no matter what you like the best.

~The End~

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Favorite Trail:   Orcis Island, Washington

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2870.00

Purchased At:   Capps Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Stock

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