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
Similar Products Used: Mongoose team boot'r 2009 and NORCO Manic 2008
Bike Setup: Standard
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
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
from durban, kzn , south arfica
Date Reviewed: August 10, 2008
Strengths: very decent frame. great all round bike
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!
Mike Perry again
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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