GT i-Drive 7 1.0 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: New design 6061 heat treated i-Drive
  • Brake Levers: Hayes El Camino, open system lever
  • Handlebar: Truvativ Holzfeller, 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Stem: Truvative Holzfeller, forged 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Grips: GT Lockdown, co-molded locking grip
  • Saddle: SDG new Bel Air
  • Seat Post: Truvativ forged head
  • Seat Clamp: Cold forged GT QR and collar


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris.d.w a Downhiller from Wiltshire

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2008

Strengths:    -Awesome Spec
-Will do anything, Down AND Up
-With suspension tweaks can be huck machine
-Super stiff 150mm rear axle
-I-Drive feels floaty


Weaknesses:    RRP is quite expensive,
No flaws with bike


Bottom Line:   
Brilliant bike, will do anyhting you want with a few suspension tweaks depending on what you want to do! Will handle anything i throw it at and can get me to these places aswel!

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Favorite Trail:   Erlestoke

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Be One Woodbumble, Haro Werks DHR, Identiti Dr Jekyll, Trek 4900 Alpha, 4 Ton BMX

Bike Setup:   Stock, Maxxis High Rollers, Easton EA50 Bars, Easton Vice Stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris W a Downhiller from Bath

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2008

Strengths:    Strength, Feels bottomless with the forks and shock set up stiff, really fast downhill, i-drive makes a floaty feel, 150mm rear axle really strong

Weaknesses:    -Nothing that i can think of,
-Quite a short cockpit which may be a problem for taller riders,
-Weighs 42 pounds.
-Price at RRP is quite high but i bought second hand which was a bargain


Bottom Line:   
-Brilliant Bike, can pedal uphill and then go back down again really fast, can keep up with my friend who always used to be miles in front of me!
-With slight suspension adjustment can become a hucking machine!
-Great all rounder that works like a downhill bike

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Favorite Trail:   Erlestoke

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Be one Woodbumble, Identiti Dr Jekyll

Bike Setup:   Stock, Maxxis High Roller, Easton EA50 Bars, Easton Vice Stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mahu a Weekend Warrior from Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2008

Strengths:    Great Stock Components! Very strong bike, i-Drive makes the crank stay under you no matter what the rear suspension is doing. This Bike excels at climbing, seems to make it just effortless. Seated pedaling uphill is like walking up the hill without all the strain on the knees. The suspension is completely adjustable front and rear. Both can be locked out to make it a nice street ride for around the neighborhood or cranked up all the way for some large drop offs and serious Down Hill runs. Jumps like a cat and lands like a butterfly. I let my friend ride it and a few weeks later he had one on order. Downhill runs at full speed are a blast it seems like you are floating down the hill, roots and rocks are not even there. Rides like it is on rails and corners so nice, load it up in the turn and it accelerates out of the corner.

Weaknesses:    A bit on the heavy side but I don't ride XC so I like the extra beef on the DH runs. Crank is a bit creaky but it quiets down after a few minutes into the ride. Came with some Cheezy pedals.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, rugged and dependable, never had a problem with it so far. As for the price, I think with the components on this bike it is priced fair, maybe just a bit high but well worth the money. Retail over 3K and I got it for less than 2K. I added up all the components purchased separately and I think I got a bargain.
If you can find one buy it! GT Bikes are built very strong, comes from their BMX background but they are built to last.

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Favorite Trail:   Speed Demon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1725.00

Purchased At:   The Bicycle Outlet

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Cannondale, Specialized and other GT bikes

Bike Setup:   Stock except for new Kona Jack$hit Pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by adi yariv a Weekend Warrior from israel

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006

Strengths:    very plush -feels like more then "just" 7", good all around components mix .

Weaknesses:    the i drive system needed to be lubed after a few rides - the people at the plant "forgot" to grease it and it squeld like a run down cat ...

Bottom Line:   
i use this bike for all around- jumps downhill and uphill- i really like what the people in gt has done to this bike -sweeeet ride for the freerider or for any one that likes to pedal hard-downhill or hard .

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Favorite Trail:   mt. meiron

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3700.00

Purchased At:   rosen-meents

Similar Products Used:   ruckus idrive 1.0, mongoose black diamond double

Bike Setup:   stock beside the el camino i didnt take ( the deore 555 does the same job with no fuss), changed the fork from 36talas 2006 to the 2007 one , SRAM insted of SHIMANO mech

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