Gary Fisher 2001 Supercaliber Hardtail Bike

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $2599.00

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ricardo a Racer from mexico

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2001

Strengths:    light,exelent geometry .

Weaknesses:    bontrager crank,michelin tires,tubless system,super super cheap paint,flexy frame, doesnt last long time

Bottom Line:   
i am a 60 kilos boy and i broke the frame in about 4 months in a little jump ,they send me the 2002 model an i sell it, the bontrager crank is light but very weak,the sid sl fork had freeplay between the crown and fork boots,i have had as sid xc,and a sid race both were exelent forks and i didnt had any trouble with them, the paint scratch very easy it doesnt last a long time.michelin tires are almost imposible to come out and they are very thin so they come flat easily,tubless sistem is hard to inflate and loose air in like 15 days for the same money buy a s works m4

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   q bike(it is in mexico)

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher paragon,stumpjumper m2, cannondale f500

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Marshall a Racer from Stanwood, WA

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2001

Strengths:    Geometry, SID SL fork, light weight

Weaknesses:    Tubeless tires, flexy crank

Bottom Line:   
Geometry (mostly longer top tube/short stem) on this bike is amazing. Climbs easily over what used to be "hike-a-bike" for me. Product selection is excellent, except that I found that the Bontrager cranks were too flexy for my 175 lbs, swapped for XT's. The jury is still out on the tubeless tire system. Tubeless is a great concept, getting them to seal reliably is still an ordeal. If you pinch-flat a lot, they're worth the trouble. A fabulous racing package.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugerloaf, (Anacortes)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Gregg's Greenlake Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale CAAD 2, 4

Bike Setup:   As spec'd except for XT crank & BB, Mavic 517 ceramic rear rim

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stephen Chung a Cross Country Rider from Seoul, Korea

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2001

Strengths:    Everything!
Long toptube's power to Genesis geometry

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great! Perfect! I love Fisher's this one. It is very fast & light. The Genesis geometry may get some bad, but I really like it, because it controls smooth and makes climbing easier.
This bike is a Masterpiece for Crosscountry Riders.

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Favorite Trail:   Race Single Track

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Seoul

Similar Products Used:   Trek OCLV Elite 9.8, Rocky Mt. Vertex TO, GT Zaskar Team,
Giant MCM Team, Cannondale F4000, Specialized M4 etc...

Bike Setup:   SID SL fork, Full Shimano XTR, Mavic X-Max UST, Michelin Wild gripper Tire, Thomson short stem, Bontrager R.L.seatpost, Easton Handle bar.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy a Racer from Spokane WA USA

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2001

Strengths:    Nimble, climbs like a goat, balanced fore-aft.

Weaknesses:    Turny!(Big smile)

Bottom Line:   
Not for those who are not willing to expect something very responsive, but excellent for someone who is in need of a definitive speed machine. This bike carves in the fast corners and well balanced in the steep tecnical climbs and decents.
I'm an ex-racer who expects quality and great design. Though I've only had the frame for a short period after breaking my old frame. I am very happy about the geometry, and the ride it creates.

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Favorite Trail:   River runs through. Whistler BC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $725.00

Purchased At:   Two Wheel Transit

Similar Products Used:   96' Gary Fisher Procaliber

Bike Setup:   01'Sid Race, Full XT, Mavic Rims, Syncros(Bars,Stem,post)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan a Racer from Fayetteville, AR

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2001

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    Wheelset is just the regular racelites with a plastic
insert.....get xmax, be happy.

Bottom Line:   
the first reviewer is on crack. the fork is awesome, even for a big boy like myself......the SID Sl is the best cross country racing fork on the planet. i don't think that is in dispute.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Fayetteville Bicycle Company

Similar Products Used:   year 2000 Supercaliber

Bike Setup:   stock + xmax tubeless and race face cranks, 858 pedals...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2001

Strengths:    This bike is light and fast, comes stock with good to very good components at a moderate price. After you get accustomed to the jitter-prone front-end you will love ripping up the climbs – this bike loves to go fast and can handle itself on the downhill as well.

Weaknesses:    Front-end is a lttle jitter-prone until you get accustomed
to the feel of the bike.

Bottom Line:   
So far so good - we have all read many reviews in regards
to the tubeless tires and hubs used on the Bontrager race
sets, I have yet to experience any problems with them.

Would I recommend the bike? Oh yes
Would I buy another one? Oh yes
Would I suggest lowering the price? Oh yes

What would I change? The fork - there is too much play

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Dukes on Queen

Similar Products Used:   My last ride was entry level - not fair to compare the two.

Bike Setup:   SID SL Fork
Shimano XTR shifters
Shimano XT Levers
Avid V-brakes
Shimano XTR RD, XT FD
Bontrager all over the place
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