from devon england
Date Reviewed: April 7, 2009
Strengths: super lite,very fast,easy to service,great spec. sooo plush,tracks the ground like its on rails. silent even over the really rough stuff. rare! looks so unique.
Weaknesses: not enough greese in the i drive from new,but 20 mins fetlling sorts that.
gt don't get the credit they deserve,easily the best bike i've ever owned,this is a dh race bike not a huckers tool. people break these because they cant ride and do the wrong type of riding on them! its a dh race bike,buy accordingly! if you wanna go fast get one
Similar Products Used: Trek Session10, Orange Patriot DH Race set up, Gt Brian Lopes, Iron Horce World Cup, Spcialized Demo 7 8, Orange 222.
Bike Setup: Stock, Changes where Mavic 823 rims, Maxxis Tubeless tyres, A 220mm Formula floating front brake rotor. Time click pedals.
from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: June 24, 2008
Strengths: This bike is fast, if dialed correctly this bike will fly over anything you toss in its path. Also, the new DHI is a insanely great with small nimble obstacles, like rock gardens and so on, its light, quick, has a great feel to it entirely.
Weaknesses: Have yet to find any.
This thing weighs in light, and is race setup as super light. I swear that if you buy one, you will never regret it, the bike is of great design, and pedals fantastic up any hill, feels perfect. geometry in the new DHI is fantastic, I think GT has done a fantastic job in the creation and development of the new DHI!!!!
-It's going to take a while for me to change bikes, I love how this one rides!!!!
Similar Products Used: 2004 V10, SUNDAY, DEMO 8 and 9, Big Hit, akusa, M-1.....and a few others.
Bike Setup: 888 RC3 WC fork, DHX prototype rear shock, Saint stuff and XTR stuff, Dura Ace rear cassette, Custom bearings in the Flea hubs - never stop, Many custom parts.... very sweet.
from Denver, Co, USA
Date Reviewed: January 23, 2008
Strengths: Light, Low, flickable, decent stock parts spec, supple yet firm suspension, perfect for the racer!
Weaknesses: Somewhat lacking oem parts. Headset, bars, seat/post all need to be replaced off the bat.
Carbon can be an issue for some people. see review below.
This bike rips. Being a single pivot lover who dabbled with linkage bikes for a while I must say this is by far my favorite of recent offerings for top manufacturers. The single pivot has amazing small bump absorption, gives the bike a playful feel, and with the I-drive system you get no pedal feedback and negligible chain growth.
The I-drive really makes a difference. It remedies two of the common issues with Single pivots. extreme chain growth, and pedal feedback. From what i've rode thus far rock gardens dont' phase this bike in the least. Just hop right through.
This bike is incredibly stable at speed. Primarily due to the long wheelbase of my size Large frame, it still corners on rails and feels planted when you let go of the brakes.
Was impressed, yet at the same time disappointed by the component spec. Just some weird things from GT. Dura Ace Ti road cassette ($200 bucks retail!) comes standard, yet they put a p.o.s. headset in (Pig dh pro)??? The carbon bar is a touchy item as well, not sure i'd trust this specific model for DH purposes. The Carbon seat mast is a non issue for me. It's sturdy! and very well built. High quality carbon with good lamination.
Excellent bike from a manufacturer not commonly known in the DH market. Looking forward to the full season with this baby!
Similar Products Used: Previos DHi, Iron Horse SGS world cup, Sunday world cup, Foes DHS mono, Demo 7,8,9, 2nd gen V10, and a few more that I cant' remember.
Bike Setup: 2008 GT dhi Team, Boxxer World cup, DHX-Air, Xo Drivetrain, Saint cranks, CK headset, Sunline V1 bars / direct mount stem, XTR ti cassette, Specialized Pin'it umma gummy tires, Hope Moto V2 vented brakes, thompson post, ...the generic 'no expense spared' build.