GT i-Drive 7 3.0 Freeride Full Suspension

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: New design 6061 heat treated i-Drive
  • Brake Levers: Hayes Sole open system lever with cold forged blade.
  • Handlebar: Truvativ Hussefelt, 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Stem: Truvative Hussefelt, forged 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Headset: FSA "Hammer" Cro-mo sealed bearing free ride specific, 1 1/8"
  • Saddle: SDG new Bel Air

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by outtashapeguy a Weekend Warrior from Brea, Ca

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2009

Strengths:    Can be had for less than $7-800.00. Decent components for the price. All the pivot bearings are easy to access with a BB tool and the bearings are tapered headset bearings(easy to find) Minimal pedal bob when hammering due to I-drive. The geometry seems spot on for it's intended purpose.

Weaknesses:    Fairly heavy. Stock suspension is kinda under rated for how fast you can push the chassis. Brakes are not the greatest(Hayes sole. The Tioga Blue dragons okay for cruising, but break loose to easy.

Bottom Line:   
For what I have into this bike, I am really happy with the way it is turning out. I have mabe a "G" into this thing so far, counting some of the stock stuff I sold on ebay. I would recommend this bike if you are a larger rider and love a solid chassis as well as a decent climber(if you have the lungs. Go out and buy it for next to nothing spend a couple hundred on some decent components and you have yourself a great heavy all mountain/ light freeride bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Angelus Oaks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Giants DS-3, GT LTS, Enduro FSR

Bike Setup:   X-9 triggers, X-0 rear, XTR front, Kendal Nevegal 2.5f & 2.3r. RS Domain 318, Marz. Roco WC, Monkeylite CF DH bars, Lizard skin grips, E3 saddle, Thompson post.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Langley, B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2008

Strengths:    Strong frame, easy pedaling i-drive, excellent down hill, responsive, fits like a glove

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. swapped out 400 lbs spring for 550. Weight 200. marzocchi forks a big improvement over ome stance bunt. There do not appear to be to many around. I have only seen one other GT 7 and that was at Whilstler during crank works. I would recommend this bike to any serious mountain biker into down hill free ride. A little heavy for all mountain but could be lightened up by using lighter tires.

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Favorite Trail:   Silver Star, Mt. Washington

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   CAPS Langley

Bike Setup:   Swapped out OME forks for Marzocchi RV, OME forks for Truvative Hussefelt cranks 22-32, maxxis minnion down hill specific 2.5 tires, marzocchi 170, 66VF forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SATAN a Downhiller from Hailsham, Englandland

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2008

Strengths:    Its the best all round bike i've ever had, going up is ok, but downhill is where this bike really comes to life.

Weaknesses:    stock rims(alex dp 20) are abit weak, i've stuck a flat spot on my rear rim doing a 2 foot jump, the stock front forks have reliability issues.
but these can be solved by new rims and better front forks.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very very good bike for the money, the frame is bombproof, the whole bike is just simply the best, change the rims and the front forks for better ones then you are race ready, SERIOUSLY GET THIS BIKE, NOW.

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Favorite Trail:   Holmbury forest(at night)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Evans cycles, Bright

Similar Products Used:   Kona stinky(CRAP)

Bike Setup:   STOCK

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by david foulds a Downhiller from manchester england

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    very strong frame and rims

Weaknesses:    standard forks (manitou stance blunt 150mm)

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant at going downhill fast ans brilliant at taking you up a hill and will not tire you out

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Favorite Trail:   Ben nevis

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1780.00

Purchased At:   winstanley cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   a lot of sag at the back and quite hard up front

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeremy a Weekend Warrior from Rotorua, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2006

Strengths:    Strong Frame, 7" travel front and rear perfect for freeriding.

Weaknesses:    500lb spring that come with shock is too hard for my weight, 80kg, needed 400lb

Bottom Line:   
Awsome alround bike, climbs with no bob, unless you push it hard(out of the saddle).

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Favorite Trail:   NorthFace, Hard & Fast

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   Outdoorsman

Similar Products Used:   GT Team LTS

Bike Setup:   Standard Bike except for Marzocchi 66RCX2 front forks, Hayes El Camino Brakes

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