Bike Setup: Sid fork, SRAM 9.0 sl all the way, home built weels
from BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001
Strengths: LIGHT WEIGHT, VERY STIFF IN THE TAIL END, PAINT JOB IS WAY COOL.
Weaknesses: FIRST FRAME CRACKED AT THE FRONT OF THE WELD WHERE THE SEAT POST GOES THROUGH THE TOP TUBE. (REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY.)
THIS BIKE ROOSTS. IT CLIMBS LIKE A MOUNTAIN GOAT. HANDLING IS TIGHT AND PREDICTABLE. ALL UP WEIGHT IS ABOUT 21LB. LOTS OF DUDES COME UP TO ME AT RACES TO CHECK OUT MY WAY COOL BIKE. BEEEUUUTIFULLLLL !!!!
Bike Setup: FULL XTR GROUPO, MAVIC 217 RIMS, AZONIC DH RISER BAR, KORE STEM, SYNCROS SEAT POST.
from Jelenia Gora, Poland
Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001
Strengths: Very strong frame and its light! I weight 200 lbs and have been racing on this bike for over a year and didn't manage to break it!
Weaknesses: Well, the bike is very stiff, so I had to put a Moxey suspension seatpost on it...other than that none!
This bike rocks! It's very fast and climbs like a mountain goat! Once you set it up right, you'll love it! The only thing left to complain will be your endurance! I would recomend this bike for XC racers and all for all around hardcore riders who expect reliability! This bike is tough! Buy it and have fun!
Favorite Trail: Chojnik and Karkonosze Mountains and all the trails in Texas
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Purchased At: Tanner Bikes - Tyler, TX
Bike Setup: Marzocchi Z2 Bam fork, XTR, Race Face components, Easton Carbon Fiber handlebar, Koobi seatpost, Cross Max Wheels
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: February 26, 2001
Strengths: very light (20 lbs) with the gear i had supplied, tough, RAPID, and great fun!!
Weaknesses: expensive to purchase Especially here in "blighty"
This bike rocks!!! its faster than a rat up a drainpipe,and makes you immediately race all your mates at every oportunity. twitchy handling when on tight single track makes this bike a blast, and a hill munching monster of a machine. this bike is for anyone who is serious about going Very Very FAST!!! if you can break one, your doing better than me, or is that you should learn the basics of riding(ie not hitting trees at 40 mph)
Bike Setup: XTR all the way through,cross max wheels, syncros kit.
a Cross Country Rider
from Black Forest
Date Reviewed: December 21, 2000
Strengths: Precise Steering, fast handling, lightweight, beautiful, stiff, great paint job, great climbing & downhill, singletrail killer
Weaknesses: ? Not really found something besides the price... (German resale: $ 4000 !!!)
It's my dream Hardtail. No better thing for singletrail-surfing: precise handling, lightweight, stiff. Reliable on fast tracks (top speed so far: 58mph) and sweet on technical trails. Soon to be upgraded with a Crossmax UST wheelset. The guys mostly see it from behind on the track... Besides all that it's the most beautiful hardtail on this planet ! Love it or leave it ! I would never buy any other hardtail than a Zaskar.
P.S.: Hard to believe how someone can break this frame. Even Hans Rey did not break one in some years of trialin' !
Bike Setup: Team-Frame & paint, Full XTR, Easton Monkeylite Lowriser-Bar, Syncros post, Flite-Saddle, Easton Stem, RS SID XC, Conti Explorer-Tires, Gore Fibre-Tec, Chris King Headset, Mavic 517 Ceramic-wheelset with XTR Hubs
a Cross-Country Rider
from Miami, Fl.
Date Reviewed: December 26, 1999
Strengths: Everything including the paint job, (i love it), the controls (all XTR), the lightness of the bike and everything u could think of ur bike is missing this one has, the speed!!!
Weaknesses: ummmmmm, nah i can't think of one
I loved it while i had it and am very happy i had it but i had to let it go cuz of some finacial problems but if i could've i would've kept it! a very reliable bike that is very light and has quick agility (can even be used as a trials bike)
Similar Products Used: Gt Backwoods, Specialized FSR XC
Bike Setup: factory stock did not change anything except the seat which i changed to a specialized body geometry comp saddle
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 26, 1999
Strengths: Very cool looks ! Great paintjob Nice weldings Strong frame Superfast
Weaknesses: Huh ?
This bike is the best there is ! Just rode 60 km on the road and into the woods. I used to be a turtle kind of a guy, but now I,m a Kiler Turtle... The frame is really beautiful to look at. I kiss it every night when a go to sleep ! Great job GT 10 flaming dorritos
Bike Setup: XTR, Sid XC, Mavic 517, RaceFace cranks, Syncros bar, stem and seatpost
a Weekend Warrior
from INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Date Reviewed: July 30, 1999
Strengths: THE BIKE IS LIGHT AND VERY STIFF-THE COLOR SETUP IS BEAUTIFUL-RIDES EXTREMELY SMOOTH
Weaknesses: WHEN THE HANDLEBAR SPINS, THE BARS WILL MAKE CONTACT WITH THE TOP TUBE-ALSO THE STEM HAS BEEN REPLACED DUE TO BENDIING
THE BIKE IS BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER RIDDEN, THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS IS THAT I HAD TO SELL TWO OTHER BIKES IN ORDER TO BUY THIS ONE. BUT YOU HAVE TO SPEND OVER $2 GRAND IF YOU WANT A TOP OF THE LINE HARDTAIL
Bike Setup: FULL XTR, CROSSMAX,SID XC,TIOGA TIRES--STOCK
from Salt Lake City
Date Reviewed: July 24, 1999
Strengths: Great climber, excellent cross-country racer.
Weaknesses: Two cracked frames in 18 months. Both frames developed a crack at top front of weld where seat tube goes through top tube. I'm 43 years old, a middle of the pack sport class racer, no trials riding, weigh 165 lbs. GT has been good about warranting the frames so far. Can't belive I'm the only one breaking these things.
Bike Setup: Full XTR w/ Crossmax wheels, SIDs XC,...
Date Reviewed: June 30, 1999
Strengths: Light weigth Cool looking
Weaknesses: Burns a hole in your wallet
It had to be good, cause I waited almost five months for the frame. It goes like hell, exactly 10 kg. with everything on it. I would recommend every racer this bike. It has great looks but you to pay big bucks to own it.
so I got this amazing frame a few weeks ago and now I want to built it up. Since I'm originally from Dirt and Street biking I need some suggestions what I should put on this bike.
I thought: Complete shimano Saint
Brakes: HS33 rear, julie fr front
I need help for the fork. I always had ... Read More »