Avanti 2000 Montari Hardtail Bike

4.1/5 (21 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Front Shock RST 38ITL
  • Shimano Alivio
  • Rims Araya GP-710 Aluminium Black CNC Sidewall


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Susan8888 a Weekend Warrior from Auckland

    Date Reviewed: April 1, 2011

    Strengths:    A very robust bike. Strong frame. Good brakes and gears. Smooth headset and crank bearings.

    Weaknesses:    Front wheel bearing caps kept on coming off, so swapped the front wheel with a spare.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have had this bike for 8 years and have done a lot of commuter, recreational and basic, non-jumping forrest riding on it. I have found the bike to be a very high quality, robust bike that is still in very good condition despite the high level of use. It has been the best bike I have owned and would highly recommend this bike, particularly for the recreational or commuting rider. I am a heavier rider and the bike has performed well under this additional stress. I also have a seemingly identical 2007 Montari, but the 2003 model seems to run better than this bike.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $1400.00

    Purchased At:   Pins Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Montari 2007 model; Mongoose dual suspension; Giant.

    Bike Setup:   2003 model. All original apart from the front wheel.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bharathan from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2006

    Bottom Line:   
    I ride mostly on roads & 'not so intense' tracks. It is a great bike. Wished I'd gotten in sooner as I'm fit now! Done over 2,500km & still going strong!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by sam a Weekend Warrior from perth, australia

    Date Reviewed: October 21, 2004

    Strengths:    great frame - 2004 model. good gearing. great setup for upgrading to a jumping/street hardtail

    Weaknesses:    rims, crank

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike to use as a base for some upgrades to a great jumping/street bike. great frame and riding geometry. its a small frame (13")and has a short stem and good gearing - deore lx. forks (judy tts)are stiff - i prefer it this way but so not a problem. cranks - shimano - are crap and bend really quickly, as did rims. im a heavy rider (95kg) though so this may have contributed to this. highly recommend though especially for the beginner all-round rider who want s tostick to it or for upgrading to jumping'street. probably no good for xc or road use but.

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    Favorite Trail:   mundaring/john forrest

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   fleet cycles

    Similar Products Used:   merida matts sport, avanti ridge rider

    Bike Setup:   truvativ hussefelt dh cranks, gigapipe dh bb, sun mammoth rims

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Paterson a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Austalia

    Date Reviewed: May 16, 2004

    Strengths:    The RST 381 shocks are great and hard to bottom out, and the frame is very strong and feels secure, while flying down hills

    Weaknesses:    The rear RST disc brakes, I'm looking at getting some replacements before I hit any more trees.

    Bottom Line:   
    Really good starter bike, especially for the price, though the rear disc is just plain dangerous, and there is no mounting points for V-Brakes on the rear. A great entry bike, and the new ones have decent Shimano Discs, Horray!

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    Favorite Trail:   Bunya State Forest

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   Second Hand

    Similar Products Used:   Giant Rincon, Haro V3, Mongoose Pro Dulie

    Bike Setup:   RST 381TL Shocks, RST Discs, Wellgo Clipless pedals, Mavic Rims 220(front) 231(rear), Gripshifts, Shimano Cranks/Derailers

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ben a Racer from Victoria

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2004

    Strengths:    Solid components and a frame that will take a beating. Looks good

    Bottom Line:   
    Seems like a few people didn't shop around and realise what they were buying! Montaris is a great entry level bike for xc mtb for trails and road riding. It's not for jumping or downhill. Bloody good value for an intro into mtb.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lysterfield Lake

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Top Gear Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   Giant XTC series bikes, Cannondale 800 series mtb, Specialized rockhopper


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Vandy a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: September 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong Bike solid bike. Looks sharp in Charcoal. great gears for the price.

    Weaknesses:    Pedals are cheap assss. I bent one in a meeting with a tree [the tree won] .. had to replace mine with some DMR V8's. Also there is a funny sqeaky sound at the stem?

    Bottom Line:   
    Great bike. Would recommend it for anyone wanting a decent bike with a great set up but under $1000 AUD. Avanti is a NZ brand making it big in Australia.

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    Favorite Trail:   Andrew Hill Loop

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Whilles Wheel Williamstown

    Similar Products Used:   Giant Iguana.

    Bike Setup:   Deore Front and LX rear. Judy TT.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mangos Bert a Racer from Brisbane

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Deore LX gearing, strong body

    Weaknesses:    small creaking noise from handle bar stem on 2 bikes, the seat is not the best i have sat on

    Bottom Line:   
    Has taken awhile to get adjusted to this bike coming from a Shogun Trailblaser 3 (stolen after 2 weeks of owning). The gearing is the strong point of the bike while the seat and the odd creaky noise are the bad points.

    This bike takes to cross country riding like a duck to water but has taken a while to adjust to road riding. Suspension is a little tough at first but I am still to form an opinion until the bike is a little older.

    Now doubting the value for money of this bike and the longetivity and durability. Strong frame, quite lite and takes a bashing.

    One thing I would like to mention which may only have been related to me. I am 6foot1 and purchased the large frame bike. I still found I got a sore neck from reaching over to the handle bar that was a little low for my liking. This was resolved by the bike shop exchanging the neck with another that come up a little higher.

    All in all though a solid bike that is getting better and better the more it is riden.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Aaron Hickey a Weekend Warrior from Geelong

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2003

    Strengths:    Where to start...
    The frame: It's big, chunky and very sexy looking.
    Components: Deore/LX, great stuff on a lower priced bike.
    Price: Great price.lol.
    Everything else: There's too many to mention.


    Weaknesses:    Forks: Judy TTs' seem a little solid in their travel, doesnt suck up many of the smaller bumps; although the fork may not be broken in properly yet. I like a stiffer setup anyways, so it's not really a weakness for me.

    Bottom Line:   
    I wasn't too sure of this bike at first, when I saw it on the web, but once I saw it in person, that was it I had to have it....Forked over the cash straight away.

    The Montari certianly looks and feels like a bike that will last, The bike feels a bit beefy (heavy), although it's a very solid bike...Looks like a good platform for entry level racing too, but some may want to change to a different fork for better proformance and tuneability.

    All up a great bike for an even better price, thats why I gave it lots of tampon thingies...You wont be dissapointed :-)

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    Favorite Trail:   Anywhere with dirt!!!

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $900.00

    Purchased At:   Marshall Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   GT Pantara (Mate's 96 Model I think), Huffy stuff, other K-Mart Crap

    Bike Setup:   Standard 2003 model... Judy TT Forks, Deore all round.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by tom a Weekend Warrior from palmerston north, new zealand

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2003

    Strengths:    Frame, Shocks and the rear mech. Quite light. Looks nice.

    Weaknesses:    The wheels have buckled, the seat has ripped and bent in an uncomfortable way, the truativ 5d crankss are useless. I've already had to replace the non-drive side crank because it became totally unrideable and now the replacement has started to go. (I've done some trials, drops up to 4.5 feat and xc riding)

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy this bike if your gonna do xc riding because the wheels and cranks will not cope with anything rougher.

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    Favorite Trail:   Makara Peak, Wellington

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $550.00

    Similar Products Used:   DiamondBack sumthing and an appolo lsx1.3

    Bike Setup:   Spds, new seat, alex Dm24 laced to an lx hub on the front and soon new cranks.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 30, 2002

    Strengths:    Good strong frame. Judy TT shocks good. Handles very well (much better then a freinds specialized hardrock)

    Weaknesses:    non-adjustable front deraileur, broken truvative crank (1st day), crappy seat, hand grips, tyres, rims, pedals

    Bottom Line:   
    Put together very poorly in shop. Crank broken - a least was replaced for free. Once tyres, deraileaurs and handgrips changed it is pretty good. Probably a better idea to spend more to begin with.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   250

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock

    Bike Setup:   LX front and rear deraileur, specilized cranks, neoprene handgrips, specilized tyres, veulta seat

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andrew a Downhiller from australia

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

    Strengths:    nice strong frame, good wiegh


    Weaknesses:    mine is a little big, i picked it up 2nd hand so i didn't have any choice on size.

    Bottom Line:   
    i use this my montari mainly for dh and just gunning around. it's a pretty strong frame, i am planning to upgrade to sum bigger travel shox so i'll see how it handles them. i would recomend this bike for sum one who wants a reliable, fun bike. I havn't tried, but i rekon it would be an alright xc racer.

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    Favorite Trail:   forth hill

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   judys tts, deore v brakes, michelin/specialized tyres, pazzaz dh stem and bars

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Butcher a Weekend Warrior from Pt Noarlunga, South Australia, Australia

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

    Strengths:    Great looks, reliable gears, great brakes, nothing has broken or gone wrong over 2000km

    Weaknesses:    not the lightest bike on the block

    Bottom Line:   
    I shopped around for several months but the only other bikes that came close in value were 50% more expensive.

    A great bike for the money - the 2002 model looks even better - only needs clipless pedals to be a brilliant package - I'm looking forward to getting into some low level racing on this bike

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    Favorite Trail:   Kuitpo Forest singletracks

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   JT Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Previous bike was Raleigh 2000 - good low budget intro bike still going well

    Bike Setup:   Has Tektro Novella mechanical disks - work great with heaps of power and control - only problem being a very slightly warped rear disk which rings at 30kmh.
    Changed standard tyres for MythosXC slicks at purchase - these have been good in dry conditions used so far.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave Hamilton a Weekend Warrior from Rotorua, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2002

    Strengths:    45cm frame is strong and can take the knocks, good base for up grades. RST 381's can take the hammer of a 110kg rider, good riding postion for 180 - 200 tall person. drive train medium quality but again strong. front disc is good in the wet. cheap enough replacement parts/pads.

    Weaknesses:    have broke spokes on rear wheel, rear disc brake pretty crap no braking effort, have cooked front pads on national downhill track, front shocks could be better -not bottom out.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good value for money entry level mountain bike which is strong enough to take the big hits without getting to techo or expensive. I your a rider who tries new things and generally fall off, wipe out, crash, bash and expect the bike to carry on, good, as i have little trouble with my machine.

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    Favorite Trail:   marzochi downhill, redwoods

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Key Equipment, Rotorua

    Similar Products Used:   Gt all terrian, Gary Fisher & specialised full susp.

    Bike Setup:   Get some knobblys, but a suspension seat post, upgrade shocks, frequent maintainence on RST disc-X caliper and pads

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Duncan Smith a Weekend Warrior from South Canterbury

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2001

    Strengths:    Good frame and ergonomics for a bigger rider.(at the largest frame size) I'm 6'2 and 120kg ish and have given mine a good hammering without problems. Really comfortable reach to the bars and plenty of seatpost still inside the frame.

    Weaknesses:    No problems. Components are middle of the range in keeping with the price. Probably 300 NZdollars cheaper than comparable US manufactured bikes.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good value for money.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $580.00

    Purchased At:   Howes, Timaru

    Bike Setup:   Get the forks serviced at regular intervals.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Peter Thomo a Cross Country Rider from Brisbane

    Date Reviewed: August 22, 2001

    Strengths:    Frame, Value for money

    Weaknesses:    Nearly everything

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike sucks. The shocks top out, the shifting has gone haywire the rims buckle and the spokes break. Not to mention that the chain breaks as well as the hubs. I have had many problems with theis bike but I know others who have got the same bike and there's is fine

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    Favorite Trail:   Castle Hill, Ipswich

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   NRG Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   many bikes

    Bike Setup:   stock except for tyres

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