GT 2001 iDrive 6.0 Full Suspension Bike

4.28/5 (47 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.99

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ty Mustey

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2014

Strengths:    Bike is great, been through all sorts of terrain, put a set of FAT Mammoth 2.1 wheels on and improved it a lot.

Weaknesses:    Had my I Drive six since 2001, just found a stress crack at the top of the bottom bracket where the weld meets it, bugger.Will repair it and keep using it .

Bottom Line:   
Great value for money

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sean a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2014

Strengths:    It took 3 months to pay off my I drive on lay a way... It was suspenseful. I took the test ride in a parking lotest ride in a parking lot... But it just "felt right". The body stretch. The leg throw... All of it. And 2390 mimiles later it was stolen. GRRRR. The only bike that came close to the comfort and weight was Gary Fischer street model.

Weaknesses:    I never found a weakness . I put some 1.95 street tires and used it for urban assault... Rode like a damn dream!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
I hope this helps people tonwake up to pleasure on to wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   hauula loop

Duration Product Used:   3 yrs

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   the bike factory

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Buggyr333 a Weekend Warrior from San Diego CA

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2011

Strengths:    Great suspension design
Great geometry

Weaknesses:    Weight
Rear tire clearance
stock components.

Bottom Line:   
Got this bike stock for a steal on CL for only 50$. Redid just about everything on it. Only stock parts are headset and frame. Great efficient design. Taken it down some gnarly trails. I love the damn thing.

Rear tire clearance blows though. 2.1 is the most you can realistically expect to fit back there.

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Favorite Trail:   Anderson TT, Noble Canyon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   130mm Marz Mcr Z1 fork, 2x9 drivetrain fox float rear shock, velocity synergy wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JP a Weekend Warrior from Dom Rep

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2011

Strengths:    Durable Frame, Awesome Paintjob

Weaknesses:    Original setup is crap, old bushing wear out after 2000 kms

Bottom Line:   
Best bike ever, rips through most, will take small to moderate drops, idrive blasts through climbs, virtually maintenance free on the idrive. 9000kms plus.

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Favorite Trail:   Cuaba

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Giant Anthem, Mongoose GRX

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi AM4, 5th element Air, TD19 rims, Hayes Hfx 9's, Kooka Crankset, 2010 X7 drive train w/twist shifters, eggbeaters, Weirwolf tires, Ripcord cables (white), Custom machines bushings for swingarms and rear shock and a nice little marzocchi "fear nothing" top cap for flavor.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JOE a Weekend Warrior from MAHOMET,IL,USA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2010

Strengths:    GREAT FRAME


Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   YARD SALE

Bike Setup:   STOCK

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GTfreefall a Cross Country Rider from United States

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Strengths:    Frame is solid! Idrive keeps the tires on the ground.

Weaknesses:    Original components are weak! Shocks are old and outdated.

Bottom Line:   
Found the bike on Craigslist for $125. Completely gutted the Tiberline Idrive (same as 6.0) and added all the goodies stated above. This bike rocks!! 2001 model can reach 4.5" travel! Idrive system and MC3 shock completely eliminate pedal bob. Probably over kill with the MC3, but its very plush. Some flex in the rear triangle, but what do you expect from a full suspension. With a little luck finding a frame, spending some cash on upgrades ($450), and time putting together.... I recommend this bike to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   fast ones!

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Bike Setup:   GT Idrive Timberline 01, Marzocchi XC600 (07 model), Rockshox MC3, Easton Carbon riser, handlebars, Seatpost, eggbeaters, WTB seat, Mavic Wheelset, Panaracer fire XC Pro 127 tpi, BB7, avid speed dial brake levers, deore shifters.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by boris yerko a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Hi!! just 1 question? which size is the tube of the suspension (front)
GT i-drive 6.0

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben Gillbert a Weekend Warrior from Sharon MA USA

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2005

Strengths:    Great frame\setup

Weaknesses:    weak parts low quality weak welds in frame

Bottom Line:   
great bike way to many problems, frame craked, 4 axels broke, 1 bent wheel, bad front fork

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Favorite Trail:   Ward's in back

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Sirois Bicycle Shop

Bike Setup:   ouri grips, cat eye double wireless, fox float rear shock, shimano crank, acera gear system

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Willi Coyote a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2005

Strengths:    Price - Quality.
You have a good frame + idrive system.

Weaknesses:    Basic components.
Basic Fork - SR somthing....
Cranck - Suntour crank
Gear - As basic as you can find

Bottom Line:   
I think that the bike frame is good deal for the price you pay.
The basic setup is good as long as you know that you'll
need to replace during the first 3,000KM.
I was more then happy to change parts every few months.
No, the bike setup is good and reliable.
I will continue to replace parts as needed.
I will try to change to better parts - XTR or Sram.
Next time, I hope to replace the Shifters to Sram X0
or XTR.
The iDrive system is very good and reliable.
So, in general terms, the bike have good frame to upgrade.
The good news is that you don't need to invest any more
money. You can start riding the bike and replace parts
as needed.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Hard tail bikes.

Bike Setup:   Well, I've changed :
1. Rock Shox Duck SL. ( U-Turn + Lock ).
2. Truvative Iso crank set. ( + BB ).
3. Avid S. Digit 7 Set.
4. Wheels: Mavic 211 set + LX.
5. Derailleour: LX.
6. Seat: WTB Laser V Ti.
7. Next time: Shifters: Sram X0 or XTR.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl a Cross Country Rider from Richboro, PA - USA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2005

Strengths:    The Frame is worth the Price I paid - $237.50 on eBay shipping and all. Upgradable for Disk Brakes ETC.

Weaknesses:    Components are low quality - but like I said - The Frame is top quality.

Bottom Line:   
I am excited to upgrade this bike - it has the eyelets for rear disk brakes - BIG PLUS. I have been beating it on a local MTN Bike Race course and even with the cheap components - it is doing great.

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Favorite Trail:   Neshaminy Race Course

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $237.00

Purchased At:   EBay

Similar Products Used:   Hard Tail - Old School Sivler Arrow INternational Frame - lx and xt components.

Bike Setup:   Stock - So Far.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Granby, MA

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

Strengths:    great for everything
haven't bottomed out the shock yet

Weaknesses:    stock fork sucks for xc riding, changing to rock shox pilot

Bottom Line:   
great bike. can take anything i throw at it. my friends are no match for me and this rig! awesome deal for the price i paid!

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Favorite Trail:   any trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   highland hardware and cycle

Similar Products Used:   specialized enduro pro fsr, idrive 3.0

Bike Setup:   stock except for avid mech disc brakes and working on the pilot fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Eagan, MN

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2003

Strengths:    Bought bike as birthday present for little brother. 1500 road miles, half as many in grueling desert mountains, and a few job free months later I watched my brother in a state of joy usually reserved for illicit activities. I am still impressed with the durability of the paint as well as the overall design. Very much designed for all around recreational hooliganism forgoing extensive climbing.

Weaknesses:    RST must stand for Risky Situation Tomes. Much thanks to GT for the Judy XC. In general the Suntour parts have froze up or broken after innumerable amounts of undue stress. The Alivio components as well as the rest are not meant for the abuse inflicted by any amount of juvenile behavior needed to properly enjoy the limits of the fork and shock travel.

Bottom Line:   
My brother has a full time mechanic(me)to correct mechanical failures resultant of urban and off road fun. Suspension so good you don't even notice that it isn't liscensed to every bike comany without an R&D department. Almost seems to be the steel of yesteryear with a frame so solid it will last for years.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Judy XC/rest is stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ernie Milco a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: May 17, 2003

Strengths:    Great Frame. The rear suspension is very good. The i-drive system helps when your off road.

Weaknesses:    The forks are rubbish. They leaked and came apart the first time I went for a ride. The forks are so hard and stiff they are a pain to adjust to a sorter mode.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike. Just get some new forks that work. It is grat off road. I also like the fat tyres they make it look more off an off road bike.

You should buy it if you are intrested in off roading. I would not sugest it for tarmac road use only.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Soft

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete Rainbolt a Weekend Warrior from Izmir, Turkey

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2003

Strengths:    Ya gotta love that iDrive! Frame is a good foundation for upgrades.

Weaknesses:    Cheap components! Could stand to go on a diet.

Bottom Line:   
This was my first attempt back into the dirt since I was a kid and I am most pleased. I couldn't pass up the opportunity when my boss told me he was selling his near new GT. All my buddies gave me a hard time about riding a couch until they saw me go past them with little or no bob. Now they all have sold their hardtails and have joined the 21st century on FS/soft-tail bikes. I was a little concerned by some of the reviewer's problems with the frames cracking and the trials of trying to get warranty service. I guess I've been lucky (knock on wood) no problems to date. Of course, I've replaced most of the problem bits.
If you're looking for a great place to start, this is they way to go. It is a little heavy, but just think of how great your legs will look!

5 little value chilis for being a cheap way to get started
and 4 overall for the terrible components.

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Favorite Trail:   Bornova

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $520.00

Purchased At:   From a co-worker (originally bought from Supergo)

Similar Products Used:   Yeah right.

Bike Setup:   Only the frame is original: Full XT, Marzocchi MXComp w/ ETA, Fox Vanilla, Bontrager Racelite, Race Face, Rhyno Lites, etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hendy a Weekend Warrior from New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2003

Strengths:    The I-drive is awesome. Tough frame components lasted awhile considering the amount i paid for it.

Weaknesses:    heavy.

Bottom Line:   
great bike for a cheaper price. price tag doesn't do justice for it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   mongoose fairlane

Bike Setup:   lx front derailleur, xtr rear deraillleur, lx shifters.

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