Gary Fisher Opie DJ/MtnX

3.96/5 (69 Reviews)
MSRP : $489.99


Product Description

  • Frame: Bigg’ns 6061 straight-gauge aluminum, reinforced HT, box section TT & DT, manipulated seatstays & chainstays, cold-forged dropouts
  • Wheels: Alloy FM31, Shimano RM30 hubs, Bontrager Camino rims, Bontrager Earl tires
  • Componentry: Shimano FD-C050 front derailleur, Shimano RD-M360 rear derailleur, Shimano EF50 8spd shifters, Shimano FC-M191 crank, Tektro TK-845AL linear pull brakes
  • Suspension: Suntour SF9-XCM-V2, 100mm travel


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ScotlandRider a Downhiller from Aberdeen, Scotland

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2011

Strengths:    Great Frame... thats it. everything else rip off!

Weaknesses:    cheap parts

Bottom Line:   
AMAZING frame, iv had this frame for a good 4-5 years, (06 model i think) obviously iv stripped the parts and just kept the frame and seat, (see custom parts listed above) its been down Fort William, Glentress, Lagan, name a scottish DH and its been down many a time, also been thrashed at skate parks, dirt jumps, not the lightest of frames, but the look and strength is awesome. best frame i have ever riden hands down.
and plus.....you never see another one around.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Perth

Similar Products Used:   Identiti frames

Bike Setup:   Custom: 100mm Marzocchi Dirt Jumpers, truvativ Crankset, DMR DeeVee Rims, Funn DH stem & Bars, Shimano Deore Rear hydraulic Disc (surprisinly good), Single speed (28t - 14t) FSA DH headset, Gusset pedals, WTB werewolf DH tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by xfoxracing12x a Weekend Warrior from tulsa,ok

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2011

Strengths:    great frame, awesome geometry, climbs like a goat

Weaknesses:    crappy low end parts

Bottom Line:   
great bike. just be prepared to be replacing the low end parts as you break them, and if you ride hard at all you will. the first thing i did was change the derailluers to shimano saint,and the forks to duke xc's because the stock suntour ones just sucked,then also went to disc and so on... but anyways the frame is nearly bombproof and its a pretty decent bike for the price.. i like it

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Favorite Trail:   rampart range,co

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   locally

Similar Products Used:   marin hardtail, other fishers

Bike Setup:   opie frame,rockshox duke xc forks,saint/hone rear hub and derailluer,avid hyd disc,mavic rims,bontrager big earl tires,xt cranks,and answer bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E.D. a Weekend Warrior from prescott valley, az

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2011

Strengths:    Solid frame, awesome geometry, looks, decent wheels

Weaknesses:    The componets are low end but work

Bottom Line:   
With just a few upgrades this bike rocks I am 5' 10" and ride the large 19inch I use it for XC singletrack, urban, and minor freeriding the bike has a do it all geometry great bang for the buck

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Favorite Trail:   any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Several

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock upgraded marzocchi fork, shimano crank, azonic stem, and animal bmx platform pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zxcvbnm a Weekend Warrior from Rapid City, SD, USA

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2010

Strengths:    Strong frame, looks,

Weaknesses:    fork i think, paint scratches, pedals are plastic, Chain get dirty easily i replaces chain, seat stem gets loose pretty regularly i will replace that seat feels like wood

Bottom Line:   
I like the frame alot apart from the scratches it is very stronng the fork is ok but once i was riding and i hit something pretty big and the adjusters came out and hit me in the face. The adjusters on the fork are plastic and they dont really do anything. The cassete is nice but a sproket broke after the first month on mine. i would recommend changing the chain.

i got it pretty recently but i know i am going to replace the brakes with disc brakes, i would replace deralliuer because i want a better one, the one i have works pretty well sometimes messes up. and cassete and the fork. I replaced the pedals with metal ones.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $508.00

Purchased At:   Shceels


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by OpieFisher a Weekend Warrior from Sugarbottom, IA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2010

Strengths:    This frame is tough and has the best geometry I've Ever ridden!

Weaknesses:    Stock components are low grade; just enough to get you going so you can upgrade as you brake 'em!

Bottom Line:   
You can't beat this frame for ruggedness and geometry.
For the "never know what the next day holds" riding I like, this is your beast. It takes a downtown fountain plaza and staircase just as well as a dirt single track around a corner, down a ravine, through a creek and up the other side. As you break the stock components, upgrade to exactly what you want and don't fret because you didn't buy the Mullet that costs twice as much for marginal upgrades.

Bottom line: with the "Gary Fisher Collection" Trek roll-out this frame looks like it could get rare. Get it while you can.

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Favorite Trail:   Sugarbottom

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   Hall Bike-Cedar Rapi

Similar Products Used:   A big GT BMX frame a friend rebuilt with gears!

Bike Setup:   OPIE Frame, stock shifters & cogs, tougher chain of unknown brand, Nashbar MTB2 rims, Tektro IO disk brakes, Crank Bro's Egg beaters pedals, and a Bontrager "save-your-nuts" saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chasetornado a Weekend Warrior from Kansas City Missouri

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Strengths:    Handles great on roots,rocks, and other elements that are on the dirt path(s). Very rugged bike. Took a couple of tumbles with the bike and there are not any noticeable dents or scratches. Fairly easy to jump and do some amount of stunts on. Front suspension very good on taking the brunt of the impact when jumping/stunting. I recommend it.

Weaknesses:    Could be a little bit lighter frame. The hybrid tires are nice for just your average ride, but when the rain falls and your on the trail that is more technical, its definitely worth it to have some true mountain bike tires.

Bottom Line:   
The Opie is a good mountain bike to have esp if your starting off your mountain biking career. I have had nothing but the best experience with the Opie. When purchasing the bike, not only did i get a great deal on the Opie, but at the location where i purchased the bike, a life time service and repair warranty was given at Walts Bike and fitness. That has definitely made this bike well worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   To many trails to count

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Walts Bike and Fitne

Similar Products Used:   NA

Bike Setup:   NA

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wrightride a Cross Country Rider from Sheffield Lake, OH, USA

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2009

Strengths:    frame

Weaknesses:    all other stock components

Bottom Line:   
buy this bike if you want a durable framethat you can romp any style and want t build up with good components over time.

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Favorite Trail:   Vulture's Knob

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Eddy's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Kona Shred

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by opieman1 a Downhiller from Acton ontario canada

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2009

Strengths:    The durability, strong wheels, virtually unbreakable

Weaknesses:    pedals break easily (what plastic stock pedals dont) gears skip/ alingment can be off very easily

Bottom Line:   
handles awesome, sturdy, but would recomend that this bike is a project bike ( could upgrade breaks, pedals and gears)

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Favorite Trail:   any fast and that has a challange

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   up your bike

Similar Products Used:   specialized p3

Bike Setup:   stock, with evo pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chenny a Downhiller from Goleta, The Goodland

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2009

Strengths:    Great Geometry, Nice STRONG Frame, Alright Forks, Nice Shifter, Beastie Wheels Helps landing jumps. PERFECT FOR DIRT JUMPING.

Weaknesses:    Pedals Break really easy, breaks , Seat comes loose.

Bottom Line:   
Nice Bike needs a little upgrade and it's good as any other bikes.
Upgrade to Disc Brakes, Get new shocks, Pedals, Seat, Grips, HandleBar and Stem.

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Favorite Trail:   la pateria

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Velo Pro

Similar Products Used:   Iron Horse

Bike Setup:   Factory Setup

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yellowbeta a Weekend Warrior from Wausau, wi

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2009

Strengths:    Loved the look of the bike. I also love the big frame (wanted something for my size).

Weaknesses:    I found out right away you have to watch were you get the bike from. The shop didn't put it together very well. I had trouble with the chain and brakes.

Bottom Line:   
Now that I've addressed the poor setup, it runs good. I had to replace the chain and work on the brake.

It is a nice bike for starters. I plan on keeping it for winter riding and will get something lighter for summer.

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Favorite Trail:   city streets

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   N/a

Bike Setup:   Factory at first.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GHynson a Weekend Warrior from Austin, TX, USA

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2009

Strengths:    1)Ruggedized frame.
2)Matte Black unmarked paint job.
3)Cheap bike for upgrading.
4)Stock crank doesn't make a clicking sound in neutral.
5)Tool-less quick release wheels and seat height adjuster.


Weaknesses:    1)Heavy frame
2)Gear slips in 2/8th gear
3)Crank makes a grinding sound after heavy use.


Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike for over three years and had no major componet failures.
The bike is a little heavy if your like me and drag your bike up the side of cliffs, or constantly clibing over barbwire fences.
Other then the extreme abuse this bike has indured, (it's been thrown down 10-15' drops, hit by a car, draged under muddy water, and left out side constantly) I'd give it a 9 out of 10 rating. It works best if you swap out the stock shifters for grip-shifters. The plastic pedals are fine also if you have a problem with pedals hitting you in the shins or back of the legs.

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Favorite Trail:   I make my own

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Some bike shop on 28

Similar Products Used:   Iron Horse, and el-cheapo disposable Wal-Mart bikes.

Bike Setup:   Stock componets, except for Grip-Shifters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Opie Rider a Downhiller from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2008

Strengths:    AWESOME FRAME(STRONG!), looks, fork, tires(stick on anything),brakes(stop on a dime), grips, handlebars.

Weaknesses:    Pedals(plastic), shifters, crankset, wheels, seat(hard), rear derailleur .

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike,im 13 and I got it for christmas (08) and I cant stay off of it.

Its a good bike to learn how to do tricks on. You can do urban, downhll, freeride, and dirt jumping.

It has the same frame as the GF Mullet (which has better components for 2x the price) but you can customize the components exactly how you want to. So its amazing for the price.

I recommend this bike for any beginner or advanced rider who enjoys dirt jump or freeride.

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Favorite Trail:   Don't Have One

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Alpha Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P.2

Bike Setup:   *2008* STOCK, except rear derailleur hanger(because it bent), and chain(because a sprocket broke).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GSXRScott a Weekend Warrior from Kansas City, Mo

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2008

Strengths:    Haldling. Climbing ability. Great bang for your buck.

Weaknesses:    Clunky transmission. Just a little dirt in the components and the bike will miss shifts.

Bottom Line:   
I'm new to the sport so take my comments with a grain of salt. I bought mine used off of craigs list for $180.00. It was pretty beat up but after an $80.00 tune up and rim truing it worked very well. Mine came with after market rims and tires that kept me glued to the trail even in the loose sand of the Arizona desert. I've really enjoyed this bike. My wife rides a Wahoo and it feels a bit heavy compared to my Opie. All in all this bike has worked great for me. My skill level is starting to go up so I'll probably upgrade to a Cobia but for the money the Opie is a great entry level bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Ft. McDowell Mountains State Park, Fountain Hills Arizona

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Craigs List

Bike Setup:   Stock. Aftermarket WTB rims and Specialized Tires. I Put a Stanz tubeless kit on it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by joe-mtb-junkie a Weekend Warrior from london

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2008

Strengths:    nice bike to ride i used my friends for a day or to when i went to do some freeriding but he has totaly changed components nice to ride though. took everything ithrew at it.

Weaknesses:    cant think of any atm

Bottom Line:   
good bikeit was reallyfun to ride im looking at getting one but i dont know whether to just get the mullet which hasd the same frame but the componenets are twice as good but its twice the price so i dont know if i should get this bike and get some marzocchi forks new rims and a new crank and disc brake but atm i would recommend thisbike. and my friends had his for 5 years but for a year of it hes used his 2000 pound marin downill bike. ITS GOT A GREAT FRAME

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Favorite Trail:   any singletrack or freeridy stuff

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   specialized p1

Bike Setup:   marzocchi 180mm suspension deore lx rearmech system shimano hydrolic discs shimano cranks easton monkeylite straight bars gary fisher opie

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Taco a Weekend Warrior from USA

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2008

Strengths:    Frame,tires,

Weaknesses:    shifets,rims(bent the first month i had it)rear derailleur,no iscg tabs,cranks,seat post clamp won't hold seatpost in place,peadals(plastic)and the seat,Its super hard and it hurts!!

Bottom Line:   
Stock is good for beginners but needs to be upgraed.

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Favorite Trail:   Polo Grounds

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Trip

Similar Products Used:   Giant stp,Specialized P.2

Bike Setup:   Hussefelt stem,cranks 2.2,howitzer bb with Blackspire stinger guide,Specialized Demo bars,Rhino lite wheels,maxxis high rollers,sram X.7 Rear derailleur,2009 Sram X.4Shifters,Hayes MX2 brakes

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