GT 2000 Timberline Hardtail Bike

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR MG8020 fork


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2001

Strengths:    Tioga Factory XC 1.95's(ALL-condition tires that LOVE snow!), RockShox Jett XC(Low-maintainence), Old-School Cro-Mo frame(Bendy, in that good way!), good climber!

Weaknesses:    Stock pedals are essentially one-sided and suck. The rear cassette gummed up in -2°C and slacked my chain. Pinched my rear tire once, but I'd lessened the pressure up too much, so I'd just suggest caution if you ride under-pressured.

Bottom Line:   
Hard to beat that price! Got mine in Mar. '01 for $600 Canadian (Originally $1050 Can.), rode it to work everyday, raced it in June, went through the local trails, without doing more than minor routine maintence to it. I didn't even get around to bringing it in for it's 1st month tune-up. Some of the other bikes I tried before buying this one were smother, lighter, quieter... for twice the price! And they would have needed more tune-ups than I've got time for. This bike's solid, reliable, easy too maintain, and is the first 'cycle I've rode that likes our winter! Just make sure to get the right size for you, as the cockpit has adjustment limits.

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Favorite Trail:   The one I take to work

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Klondike Cycle

Similar Products Used:   '99 GT Tempest, '01 Schwinn Moab

Bike Setup:   Stock, except I replaced the pedals with a local company's Down-Hill type. Do this, trust me you'll get a much better ride!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from El Dorado Hills

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Fits like a glove

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $420.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam ogg a Weekend Warrior from DAvon

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2001

Strengths:    What ever you hear about the spec is not correct - Mine is different - jett xc - deore / alivio - low flat geometry gt components etc. This bike is very flat and quite low making it highly responsive and manoevarable

Weaknesses:    No replaceable rear mech hanger - i run a rear mech guard after i trashed the hanger - (the mech pointed upwards-lol)

Bottom Line:   
With the saddle down low- this suprisingly makes a very stable ride which can be used for even jumps.
The Jett xcs dont take much out of the power - but the 3 inch travel offers impact reduction on the arms.
DONT GO ON THE SPEC ON THE WEBSITE. very good bike - if you can still get 1- they don't make them any more and 2000 models are goin for around $400 - I would reccommend the timberline model i got to teenage riders who need something to do everything - I wouldn't reccommend this to slow old men who wont get the maximum out of the ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Dartmoor down to bovey

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Mail order

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn moab 1, Marin bobcat +nail trail, trek 800 sport etc.

Bike Setup:   Jett xc minimum preload -18inch frame - low saddle height so i can use it for jumps and stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Kizzong a Racer from Providence, RI

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2000

Strengths:    Great frame, adjustable stem

Weaknesses:    what weaknesses????

Bottom Line:   
I took it out onto Thayer St. for 10 minutes and tacoed both wheels. No problem, replaced them with Mavic 517s, haven't had a problem since. Adjustable stem a great feature! Buy it. Fifteen billion chilis minus three for the two tacoed wheels = 14,999,999,993 chilis! Great Value.

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Favorite Trail:   Thayer St.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Litespeed Toccoa, Cannondale F2000, Fisher Supercaliber

Bike Setup:   Stock, except I switched everything to full XTR Gruppo, magura hydraulic brakes, slapped on an Easton carbon seatpost, and carbon riser bars. and added a wicker basket to the handlebars.

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