Gary Fisher PHD Freeride Hardtail

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1980.00


Product Description

  • 95-140mm travel
  • 1.5" reinforced headtube
  • Bontrager King Earl wheelsystem
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • RockShox Pike 409 Coil U-Turn fork
  • Bontrager Big Earl Freeride Platform pedals


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by squi6 a Weekend Warrior from canada

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2008

Strengths:    lots i liked the feel of the frame, im a shorter rider and the frame fit me alot better, if your short this would be a good bike

Weaknesses:    the springs are a little week, price this is like a 2000.00 doller bike and it has some cheap parts i would sell it brand new for 1300

Bottom Line:   
it works, it is wat it is. it likes being airborne, it goes pretty smooth down trails fer a hard tail. the frame is a monster ot will not break ever. i little heavy if you dont like weight. only rode it fer 6 hours "demo"

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Favorite Trail:   bike ranch

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $60.00

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher mullet, kona stinky primo, santa cruz chamillion

Bike Setup:   stock just took it out of the shop fer 6 hours

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan a Weekend Warrior from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2008

Strengths:    Extremely strong, stiff frame. Has excellent component spec for the price. Geometry is as close to perfect as I've been able to find. Light (in comparison to a Kona Cowan and Brodie Brute). It's super easy to get up on the back tire.

Weaknesses:    Personally, I'm not a fan of riser bars, so I switched to a flatter bar. Cable routing isn't as clean as it could be.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is purpose built for dirt jumping. It is not designed for Cross country, and shouldn't be compared to a cross country bike. If you are looking for a bomb-proof bike to handle all of you airing needs, this is it. The parts are solid, and the frame can take anything. But if you are looking for a fersatile hardtail to handle a wide range of riding, this isn't the bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Freight Train to Dirt Merchant to lower A-line

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Western Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Trek Jack, Brodie Brute, Gary Fisher Mullet, Cannondale Chase, Rocky Mountain Flow, Kona Cowan, Specialized P3

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for Race Face Diablous Bar and Stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin thum a Weekend Warrior from Wisconsin , usa

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2008

Strengths:    really strong frame, hadle pretty good, catches lots of air, love the shimano x9s,

Weaknesses:    pretty heavy, lighter than some bikes,the geomatery, not good for flat land, bmx stuff

Bottom Line:   
its a beast, totall tank, good for dirt jumping, ok for trails, theres better freerides out there

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Favorite Trail:   Deer ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   the route, from a guy

Similar Products Used:   mullet

Bike Setup:   crappy monitou splice fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Victor Pagé a Weekend Warrior from Montreal,Quebec,Canada

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2007

Strengths:    every damn thing on the bike, no jokes

Weaknesses:    maybey put stiffer springs in the pike, maybey a 2 inch rise handlebars

Bottom Line:   
10 ON 10 if you have enof money get this bike, its beter than most bikes, the frame is a beast, its not heavy, and handles f%$%?&* well

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Favorite Trail:   woodland dirt jumps, bromont

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   secret only me get this price

Similar Products Used:   none is close to this

Bike Setup:   original parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nat a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2007

Strengths:    great looking, great parts. it got rockshox pikes, probably the best forks in the market for that price range, i was so impressed by the forks im goin to get them for my bitter

Weaknesses:    not much........ price, only has 9 gears and i do trail riding so..... yes

Bottom Line:   
i was going to get this but then i didnt, it was a great deal at $2000 aussie, which is 1500 of the standard price, but the bitter was a good deal as well at 1000 aussie dollars with 1000 off. If your intrested in this bike go check it out at clarence street cyclery in sydney city.

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Favorite Trail:   Oxford falls

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher bitter, giant stp 0, specialized p2.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Shannon Hansen a Weekend Warrior from Bolder City, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2006

Strengths:    Great Bike

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike. I dont know what else to say about it. It can go on mountain trails and up the hills it was easy peddling. It seemed like it wants to work with you and also lets you get a good workout. For me being asthmatic, I thought it was going to strain my asthma as others have, however, I didnt find the same strain as I have with other bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Dont Care

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Private Party


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