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
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"
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Similar Products Used: gary fisher bitter, giant stp 0, specialized p2.
a Weekend Warrior
from Bolder City, Colorado, USA
Date Reviewed: April 16, 2006
Strengths: Great Bike
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.
I read the reviews but still want some of your opinions since you all have a lot more experience than I do. The terrain around here is up-down, never a long climb and never a long downhill either. There a couple jumps out here, but I have yet to find any over 5ft. I plan to try a couple new trails t ... Read More »
A year or two ago I spent hours with Fred Savre, a French MTB enthusiast who was working on documenting the history of mountain biking. His English is better than my French, but it was easier for him to let me ramble into his tape recorder for future transcription.
Today I received this email:
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anyone ride the Gary Fisher PhD? It quite literally looks bulletproof. Single ring, tremendous standover, probably weighs 50 lbs ;-)
curious why no discussion of this bike?
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