Gary Fisher Mullet DJ/MtnX

4.16/5 (73 Reviews)
MSRP : $879.99


Product Description

  • Frame: Bigg’ns 6061 straight-gauge aluminum, reinforced HT, box section TT & DT, manipulated seatstays & chainstays, cold-forged dropouts
  • Wheels: Shimano M475 hubs, Bontrager Ranger disc rims, Bontrager Earl tires
  • Componentry: Shimano FD-C050 front derailleur, SRAM X.4 rear derailleur, SRAM X.4 shifters, Bontrager Big Earl crank, Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes
  • Suspension: Marzocchi Dirt Jump 3, 100mm travel


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kefentse a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2012

Strengths:    Wide handle bars for my long arms makes great control, first set of pads lasted for nearly two years, for the weight of the bike it takes off on concrete and even faster in the trails were it takes a pounding and comes bake for more... Ill never get ride of this rough and rugged bike. had mine since oct. 08


Weaknesses:    weight but the bike is built for big drops so......

Bottom Line:   
Its a cold monster for your first or 5th bike especially if you ride trails like I do.

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Favorite Trail:   rosaryville state park

Price Paid:    $685.00

Purchased At:   hudson trail outfitt


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by flyinfatboy a Weekend Warrior from Lafayette LA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2009

Strengths:    Frame is great at 250 it handles me at the park, the jumps, and the trail just fine.

Weaknesses:    Wheels are a little light for someone who weighs as much as me and does what I do. The fork and drive train are crap. I haven't replaced the fork yet but I just put on a new crank and BB. The brakes are ok if you adjust them before almost every ride.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike to start out with, as you get more advanced you can upgrade your parts.

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Favorite Trail:   Kincaid

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Capital Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   BS Walmart stuff

Bike Setup:   Raceface Evolve DH crank and BB, stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SPECHR a Weekend Warrior from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2009

Strengths:    Bike can take a beating.

Weaknesses:    This 2009 model looks too nice to ride

Bottom Line:   
2009 Gary Fisher Mullet is a great XC, AM, FR bike! Can handle high drops to riding for miles on the road. Again the only complaint is the frame looks too nice with the decals which makes me worried about scratching this thing.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by The Greatest a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh,PA

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2009

Strengths:    Everything strong fork, great drive train

Weaknesses:    My only complaint are the brakes.Not the best but i cant complain for $700.

Bottom Line:   
A great dirt jump and cross country bike. It has even taken me down a mountain or 2 without any problems.

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Favorite Trail:   7 springs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   TRM

Bike Setup:   Stock w/ new pedals

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

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2009

Strengths:    Frame, Wheels, Headset, Fork, Headset, Brakes

Weaknesses:    Drivetrain, Crankset is no Good on this bike Bad Chain Suck, Replaced with King Earl (MUCH BETTER) hardly any chain suck, Front deraulier replaced with Alivio. Chain and Casstte repalced almost immediately.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike once I repalced the Crankset it caused me alot of trouble Chain Sucked terribly with Big Earl. Front Rotor Upgrade Big Difference in Power.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   American Cycle & Fit

Similar Products Used:   Old Target Magna Bike

Bike Setup:   Stock except for King Earl Crank Set, Alivio Front dearaulier, Shimano VBrake Handles, and Alivio Shifters, Front Rotor upsized to 185mm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ratrod83 a Weekend Warrior from buffalo, ny, usa

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2009

Strengths:    unstoppable tank

Weaknesses:    no fork lockout. I ride the rode as much as the trail. I think a lockout fork would make this bike perfect.

Bottom Line:   
great bike with almost no flaws.

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Favorite Trail:   hunters creek

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $758.00

Purchased At:   berts bikes & fitnes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized hard rock, Gary fischer opie, trek series 6, Haro series 1(with tons of upgrades)



Bike Setup:   stock except for pedals. I now use candy brothers 50/50

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cpt1124 a Cross Country Rider from Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2009

Strengths:    Beefy frame and majority of components are really solid (stem, crank). Confindence inspiring on the big downhills, while not overly hard to grind uphill

Weaknesses:    a touch heavy. some of the componentary (derailuers, shifters, and brakes) are on the short side, but the frame is worth the compromise.

Bottom Line:   
Great all around. Awesome frame that takes a beating irregardless of what you throw at it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Bike Setup:   Factory so far

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe-the-mtb a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2009

Strengths:    good control. nice feel takes anything you throw at it. i used it for some free riding and i wass my friends. i thought it was a really good bike

Weaknesses:    really rare. hard to find in any shop.

Bottom Line:   
really good to ride same frame as the opie but the components are twice as good. really nice feel

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Favorite Trail:   any freeride, single track or 4x

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher opie giant stp 1 or giant stp zero

Bike Setup:   marzocchi 66 a forks. shimano crank shimano hydrolic discs .

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by fdsa a Cross Country Rider from waterbury ctr vermont usa

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2008

Strengths:    LIGHT... nice frame.

Weaknesses:    It comes with a tiny fork

Bottom Line:   
It is a really nice bike i put rock shox tora 302's on it and i love it i would never trade it in inless i went to downhill riding then i wouldd get a fully but its a beautiful bike and it is easy to throw around.

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Favorite Trail:   burning sphere

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $756.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SUMASTYLES a Weekend Warrior from brooklyn, NY, U.S.

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2008

Strengths:    frame
fork (amazing)
headset
bars
rims
hubs
brakes
seatpost
seat
pedals


Weaknesses:    gears
derailleurs (front and rear)



Bottom Line:   
I love the bike and i just sold it. Its a great bike for city riding and for people getting into dirt jumping!

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Favorite Trail:   gerritson beach dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   trek of brooklyn

Bike Setup:   stock except I put Maxxis Hookworm tires on.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mark pawlowski a Cross Country Rider from waukesha, wi, USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2008

Strengths:    great dirt jumper/ trail bike/ urban assault and great maneuverability.

Weaknesses:    not always for distance

Bottom Line:   
awesome for screwing around single track and street with the right tires.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   J & R Cycle & Ski Lombard, Il


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred Bob a Cross Country Rider from Timbucktwo....

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2008

Strengths:    Frame, Rims, Wheels, Fork

Weaknesses:    Brakes, Gears

Bottom Line:   
This Bike Is Awesome. I have the 06 Model with Manitou Splice Lockout forks and absolutely love them. I got a great deal on the bike too. The brakes on the bike got destroyed fairly quickly however, same with the gears and chainrings. Great Bike for mostly any style of riding. I've taken this bike on cross country trips, dirt jumping and downhilling, which went surprisingly well, despite the fact my brake was torn from the handelbars at one point.

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Favorite Trail:   Salish

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Sports Pacific

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Wahoo

Bike Setup:   Origional Bike- putting Kenda KRads on in a couple months

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2008

Strengths:    FRAME,FRAME, FRAME

Weaknesses:    Shifters, derailer, etc

Bottom Line:   
OK, I bought this bike from Ray, it was one of their seasonal demo bikes ('08). That means this thing took more of a beating than you could imagine, talk about abuse, this bike has been through anything rays park has to offer, which says a lot, because rays has everything. I rode the bike as is through the park for about 5 hours, taking note of all the defects I could see / feel. The DJ3 fork has held up awesome, aside from being a little dirty, it had plenty of life left in it for this rider, I even did several 4 foot drops to test it, the wheels were surprisingly strait and true, and the frame was rock solid, not a squeak or groan. The geometry of this bike resembles more of a XC bike, unless you get the 15.5" model where there is no angle difference between the frame sections before and after the seatpost, though doing a manual takes a bit more work. The brakes are in fine shape, though I suspect the pads have been replaced, but I cant confirm that. The rear was set up to a single cog, and the front derailer was removed, the only problem here was somone removed the bashguard and the largest front gear was slightly bent, but pedalling was smoothe. Finally, the left pedal is ever so slightly bent, I can only feel it when I really pay attention. Other than that, this mullet has been put through the ultimate test, and survived. Anyone here that has been to Rays knows how badly beaten these bikes can get. Brand new, my LBS sells this mullet with a singlespeed set up for 600$. I think this is the best entry level bike out there for the price, and at the very least, the frame is so beefy, you could build up everything else.

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Favorite Trail:   Rays Indoor MTB

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Rays

Similar Products Used:   mongoose ritual, walmart specials

Bike Setup:   singlespeed, 15.5" (SM) best geometry

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Corey a Weekend Warrior from Asheville, NC

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2008

Strengths:    Frame

Weaknesses:    FORK, Brakes, Components, a pig of a bike

Bottom Line:   
Strong frame. Experiences a lot of chain suck (may have been due to worn chainrings). Extremely weak fork (I have to 2007 model with the Manitou Slate). The fork is very flexible and not very adjustable. 2008 Model looks MUCH nicer with the DJ3. The MX2's went squishy after a few weeks of riding and are some of the worst brakes I have used. The seat is super heavy. The Shimano shifter/brake combo works fine but makes replacing only shifters or only brakes a hassle (you can't just replace one or the other so with my new shifters I needed to hunt down some old levers). After ~6 months of hard riding (urban, DJ, aggressive XC), the bottom bracket went and needed replacing.

On the flip-side, the frame has stayed true and handled tons of 5-6ft to flat drops on concrete, countless neck whipping stair sets, etc. Wheels may be a bit heavy but are real stout. The tires are bears and should be switched if you plan on much XC. The geometry of the bike is awesome for my style, 5' 10" riding a medium.

Overall a good bike if you don't mind upgrading components. I would not buy this bike again, however.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Recently replaced drivetrain to RaceFace Evolve DH, SRAM X.9 2x9 setup because other parts started failing. Brakes don't work anymore and need replacing very soon.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jeff Johnson a Weekend Warrior from El Cajon ca,

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2008

Strengths:    Frame,headset,bars,set and post. Brakes seem to hold up.

Weaknesses:    First 10 minutes and the forks were bent, pedals rocked in crank arms. Rear rim doa.

Bottom Line:   
Wish I would spent more time talking with other riders. Trek and Fisher blew me off. Lesson learned. Plan on spending some more money on upgrades if you really ride.

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Favorite Trail:   any with jumps

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Trek in San Diego

Similar Products Used:   First 26inch jump/mtb bike

Bike Setup:   Upgrage to Marocchi downhill cheapies. $300. Bontrager 2 sprocket isis drive cranks.$75. FSA chromo bb. $49. Had A Big Mammoth Sun built using stock hub. $120.

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