GT Chucker 1.0 Freeride Hardtail

4.16/5 (38 Reviews)
MSRP : $550.00


Product Description

  • Pedals: GT Alum Platform with cr-mo spindles
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM, 3.0
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM, 5.0
  • Shifters: SRAM, 5.0 twistgrip
  • Tires: WTB Moto Raptor 2.4


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HARLEY MCINTOSH 'N.Z. NAPIER

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2013

Strengths:    STRONG FRAME' LOOKS GOOD' RIDES WELL' STREET & DIRT" & JUMPS :)

Weaknesses:    FRONT FORKS '

Bottom Line:   
I THRASHED THE KATY PERRY OUT OF THIS ONE AND IT HANDLED THE PAIN :) I DID 1 & AHALF METRE JUMPS OF STEPS IN TOWN AND THE GT LOVED IT &ME TOO" I HAVE REWORKED THE FRONT FORKS & TUNED THE KATY PERRY OUT OF IT " IM VERY HAPPY WITH THIS MODEL DUE TO A GOOD STRONG FRAME ' I CAN MIX AND MATCH PARTS AROUND IT :) I RIDE HARD MADNESS MOUNTAIN BIKING HARD DUDE :) PEACE

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by downhilldirtjumps a Downhiller from USA

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2011

Strengths:    tough, brakes, gears, not to heavy, wheels, rides smooth as

Weaknesses:    forks are a let down. GT stuffed up in getting st suntour, should've got bombers or something like that.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike. After 3 years it still rides nicely but now would I buy one... No probably not.

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Favorite Trail:   all of em

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   bike shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SUAVE16 a Downhiller from Henderson, NC

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2011

Strengths:    It holds up to the trail like never before.

Weaknesses:    Really can't say right now.

Bottom Line:   
Its a all around bike for those who is starting out and dont know what to get tha "CHUCKER 1.0" is where it is at.

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Favorite Trail:   Crabtree

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   craigslist.com

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by tsimpson1993 a Downhiller from north yorkshire, uk

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2010

Strengths:    very strong frame, handles well, good geometry, looks good

Weaknesses:    base componants are less thann brilliant, for example the forks (rsts) are awful and fail very quickly,

Bottom Line:   
an excellent frame which is ideal for dirt jumping or street biking and will suit anyone from the most basic beginner to someone who takes their biking seriously.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   kona scrap, mongoose fireball, gt tempest

Bike Setup:   marz dj3s, avid code 5 rear brake, single speed, specialized p1 rims, graffiti sf 2.2 tyres, huzzefelt bar/stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max a Downhiller from Boulder,CO

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2010

Strengths:    strong as hell !

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
best value for price & quality,I simply love this GT

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Similar Products Used:   black market,norco,transition

Bike Setup:   el gallo components ,truvativ hussefelt bar & stem,ruktion crank,sun rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eacaviLL a Weekend Warrior from adeaide

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2010

Strengths:    Amost Everything

Weaknesses:    The gears

Bottom Line:   
Great bike OVERALL good for beginers

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Favorite Trail:   whister, CANADA

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   TRAK CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose team boot'r 2009 and NORCO Manic 2008

Bike Setup:   Standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marco a Weekend Warrior from Mount Isa, QLD

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2009

Strengths:    I have an '09 model, light solid frame, solid crankset and decent gearing, hubs and wheels sweet as, good front and rear derailluers, gripy as f*

Weaknesses:    brakes dont pull me up as good as my hayes on my kona. (hard to do stoppies). a little weird gettin used to the sram trigger shifters for the first few rides, forks dont adjust much at all

Bottom Line:   
pretty good bike all up, lighter than i expected, grips, bars, frame all feels pretty comfortable. im considering upgrading forks because they feel too soft, they dont adjust much at all. also thinking about trying different compoud brake pads because they seem like a very hard compoud (not to my liking) or changing over to hayes brakes. handles very nice and sharp, rolls pretty good. i have plans to change the front chainring to a single speed with a decent chain guide. slightly over priced. highly recomended bike for anyone. best bike ive ridden and owned

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   bayswater cycles, VI

Similar Products Used:   05 kona stuff, custom built 05 dabomb sputnik, giant stp, kona cyndercone

Bike Setup:   all standard, except when it arrived dodgy fricks didnt give me pedals, so its got 4 year old scratched up kona pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Downhiller from brisbane

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2009

Strengths:    the shox,frame and the rest of the bike

Weaknesses:    non

Bottom Line:   
this is the best bike you can use for downhill and dirt jumping

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Favorite Trail:   Newzealand

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   For the riders

Similar Products Used:   non


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeremy a Weekend Warrior from loweer hutt, nz

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2009

Strengths:    very strong im a big guy and have snapped lots of bikes but not this one, very easy to ride with great balance and manoverability

Weaknesses:    not enough travel in front forks, grip shift gears and cable disc brakes all of which ive replaced

Bottom Line:   
great does everything and goes anywhere i want to whether going down hill at 80kph or screaming down stairs and off ledges in the city

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Favorite Trail:   karapoti

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   vic cycles

Similar Products Used:   specialised hard rock and diamond back ascent

Bike Setup:   the way i like it

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brendy a Downhiller from Durban

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2008

Strengths:    Frame,disc brakes this is a very strong bike which dose not have many weak parts on it.

Weaknesses:    forks are probly the only weakness to this bike,and the levers bend when landing hard on them.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike for just about anyone who likes to jump or do downhill,it jumps realy well it rides smooth an can be used for just about anything... highly recomended

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Favorite Trail:   gravity at giba

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $720.00

Purchased At:   leighs cycle centre

Similar Products Used:   one of a kind

Bike Setup:   standerd

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by gifo a Downhiller from durban, kzn , south arfica

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2008

Strengths:    very decent frame. great all round bike

Weaknesses:    forks

Bottom Line:   
this bike is a great bike all around! it can handle big jumps but the forks are really bad quality. the tires are allright on a perfectly groomed surface but on off camber or hard pack or softpack they slip and slide all over the show. i would recomend this bike to all dirt jumpers or freeriders. with new forks and new tires the bike is a awsome ride!

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Favorite Trail:   gibo george

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   leighs cycle centre

Similar Products Used:   one of a kind

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Perry again a Downhiller from North Pole Alaska

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2008

Strengths:    Handlebars, tires, hydraulic brakes, and bb.

Weaknesses:    Cranks SUCK, wheels came with loose spokes, derailleur broke off, rear dropout chipped, making the wheel come off on the smallest tweak, brake levers bent, hard seat, low end forks, and a waste of my cash.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike if you ride like a complete b-i-t-c-h. Frame chips easily. So I would recommend thespecialized p1, p2, or p3.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $714.00

Purchased At:   Play It Again

Similar Products Used:   Kona Scrap, Kona Shred, Banshee Scream, and GT Compe.

Bike Setup:   Single speed drive, chain tensioner, and that's about it.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SAMUEL HUMRY a Racer from ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2008

Strengths:    ABSOLUTLY AMAZIN FORK FRAME AND SUSPENSION.

Weaknesses:    NOTHING

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike that is the best i have ever ridden a begginer or an expert should get this bike it is exellent value but get the 08 model.

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Favorite Trail:   THE ROCK HOLE

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   EVANS CYCLES

Similar Products Used:   GIANT STP ,SANTA CRUZ JACKAL, KONA COWAN,THIS IS BETTER THAN ALL OF THEM.

Bike Setup:   SAME BUT WITH MARZOCCHI DJ1'S ,HALO SAS GOLD WHEELS ,SPANK ROYALA BAR AND STEM WITH CRANK BROS 5050XX PEDALS AND ODI GRIPS AND AVID JUICY ULTIMATE BRAKES WITH SRAM X9 REAR MECH. altogether about $3000.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mike Perry a Weekend Warrior from North Pole, Alaska

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2008

Strengths:    Frame, Wheels, Hydraulic disc brakes, and Grips.

Weaknesses:    Brake levers, Cranks(bent them on a wall ride bail), hard mutha f****** seat.

Bottom Line:   
If you like DJing, Downhill, and Urban, this is the right bike for you. It has hydraulic disc brakes so you will need to bleed them every now and then. Kenda Kinetics give you damn good grip on rough terrain. Good bike for beginner/intermediate riders. For a mtb, it isn't that heavy at all. Get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   MCB

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $715.00

Purchased At:   Play It Again

Similar Products Used:   Gt Compe, Kona Scrap.

Bike Setup:   Completely stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Downhiller from Portland Or

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2008

Strengths:    strong frame, good base to build from. the bike likes to go fast and is stable at speeds. sealed hubs and bottom bracket. when mostly stock it makes a good dirt jump or urban bike, however, i built mine for hardtail downhill racing.

Weaknesses:    stock parts (fork, suntor duro) sucks. i broke it within about 2 months at syncline riding some downhill single track. i also busted the cranks within about 6 months and upgraded to the truvativ hussefelt.

Bottom Line:   
Exelent starter bike. will go anywhere or do anything from urban to XC to downhill. its affordable and pretty much gives you anything you need in a hardtail mountain bike. overtime though, some of the stock parts will need to be replaced but thats to be expected from a bike like this at this price.

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Favorite Trail:   syncline, post canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $575.00

Purchased At:   kisslers

Similar Products Used:   chucker 2.0, sinister

Bike Setup:   chucker 1.0 frame, marzocchi junior T fork, DMR hubs, Sram x9 short cage deralliur, sram x9 shifter, sram DH 9speed cassette, Avid Code 5 brakes w/ 203mm rotors front and rear, truvativ hussefelt cranks 38T chain ring, truvativ team bottom bracket, syncros alloy chainguide.

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