GT Chucker 2.0 Freeride Hardtail

3.84/5 (62 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lucaas

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2013

Strengths:    The frame is a great frame, stays stiff whilst throughing it around the trials, bars, stem and pretty rugged as standard, brakes are good for linear cables, the rims are nice rims with 14gauge spokes.

Weaknesses:    The crank is a little bit weak and i had to soon replace it, the bottom bracket is pretty poor too, i converted it to single speed after a few months of riding as i shredding the gears out of it, through a salt crank on it with a eclat 28t chainring and dmr SSC, this changed this bike into a really hard wearing jump bike, everything is rock solid on it now.

Upgrages include :
- funn full on bars 30mm riser
- octane one stem
- salt crank (cromo)
- dmr ssc
- eclat chainring
- avid XO carbon brakes
- fox 32 talas forks
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Bottom Line:   
great bike to base a project from, alot of standard stuff will last a while bit will need replacing at some point, once this changes have been made its a great jump bike that cant take absolutely anything you through at it

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ceril

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2012

Strengths:    My bike has been with me for five years now but still working very good. specially that i upgraded some of the old gears. frame is as hard as the hardest metal on earth.

Weaknesses:    a little beat heavy but i love it just for fitness.

Bottom Line:   
very good bike for beginners and daily fitness ride.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DownHillDignan a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2012

Strengths:    My GT Chucker Xs.2 2006 is the best bike i've ever owned and i would never sell it. EVER! people have offered me 3 times what i payed and i've said "GOD NO" absoluley love it, reccomend this bike to EVERYONE!

Weaknesses:    Drailier small plastic part broke, but i can live with it :) 5 stars

Bottom Line:   
GET ONE!!

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Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand!


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by kyle byrnes

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2012

Strengths:    its has a great frame the geometry it great. handles well manuals and wheelies good.

Weaknesses:    I snapped my derailleur hanger and bent my derailleur so that was disappointing but other than that it is a good bike for beginners.

Bottom Line:   
good bike but the smaller parts could be better.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by littlerider98 a Downhiller from whenatchee

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2011

Strengths:    everything about this bike rocks. mine came with fluid brakes so they r good. the shocks are stiff but give on jumps and going downhill. tires,frame is as solid as a rock easy to maneuver. all in all an awesome bike

Weaknesses:    are you joking

Bottom Line:   
best bike i have ever ridden and would recommend it to any one who wants a solid kick ass dj and armature free ride/downhill bike. zit does not suck and for anyone who says it sucks shutup.

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Favorite Trail:   any where

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   bikenashbar.com

Similar Products Used:   kona

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boracay rider a Cross Country Rider from philippines

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2011

Strengths:    light frame,it is like a f/s frame to me,geometry is prefect.

Weaknesses:    as i said it's perfect

Bottom Line:   
great frame and bike components combination perfect for uphill & downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   mountain trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   personally assembled

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares

Bike Setup:   acera shimano groupset,kenda tires,shimano mech disc btakes.handle bar by venzo.xcm suntour suspension.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lew242 a Downhiller from UK and China

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2011

Strengths:    Frame strength and geometry. Strong but not that heavy. Triple triangle design makes this the softest feeling rear of any Aluminum HT I have ever ridden.

Weaknesses:    Actual bike components are mostly rubbish. Complete bike is cheap, so damages reputation of frame.

Bottom Line:   
>>>Frame only Review and rating<<<

Wouldn't buy the complete bike because of cheap components, but frame is great fun, jumps twice as well as an XC bike, twice as strong, OK for slightly longer than XC forks, prob 120-140mm max, surprisingly pretty good at aggressive AM downhills. Climbs and goes along on flat 80% as good as an XC bike, you end up with seat too low for efficient XC race style pedaling, wheelies and manuals really well.

If you are looking for an entry into DJ, urban or FR/AM on the cheap this frame is a solid buy and lots of fun, good all round frame. Or you just have old bits to lying around to whack on a cheap frame. Frames like Giant STP are in the same league, might be better or worse not sure never ridden one.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Kona 5.O, Lots of hard-tail XC bikes.

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 55RS 140 travel, Truvtiv Hussefelt post and cranks (1x9) with X7 Kona DH bar, race face stem with Elixir 5 brakes, Fulcrum wheels with Kenda Nevegal 2.35 tires.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by lambyzgomoo a Weekend Warrior from cambridge, waikato, NZ

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2010

Strengths:    good gears, crankset, rims, tyres.

Weaknesses:    weird frame geometry, crap suspension.
nearly bailed really bad because the suspension clicked out while i was in the air after preloading.


Bottom Line:   
Everything on this bike is good except the frame and shocks, which is pretty much the whole bike. Do not buy this bike if you are planning to keep it for a long time, just get a second-hand dirt jumper of the internet.

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Favorite Trail:   Home made jumps at the creek

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Leamington cycles an

Similar Products Used:   Giant STP 2, Kona Stuff.

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rmarques79 a Downhiller from Água Retorta, São Miguel, Azores

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2010

Strengths:    Good relation between price and quality

Weaknesses:    Fork could be a little smoother...

Bottom Line:   
My main use for this bike is to XC and at the same time some Enduro.
It's a great bike, with some good materials and rides lovely
What could a guy get better than this for such a good price?
Just went yesterday for some XC and rode for 14km! Although this is not a pure XC bike, it handeled extremelly well and I'm a proud owner!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Lajes do Pico

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   A friend

Similar Products Used:   Bh Jumper, Coyote, Scott Yz3

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by California rider a Downhiller from los angeles, california usa

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010

Strengths:    i love this bike ! great everything... im riding in death valley and thios bike can go anywhere and if a break it...not a probleme, its 750 not 2750!

Weaknesses:    pedals....

Bottom Line:   
great bike! on the beach or on a mountain...i love it!

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Favorite Trail:   death valley

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Venice bike

Similar Products Used:   norco

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rhys miller a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2010

Strengths:    evrything brilliant bike would recomend to any 1

Weaknesses:    none u must be joking

Bottom Line:   
brilliant bike would recomend to any 1 never had to do any thing to the bike apart from change the forks and brakes not because they were rubish or enything just because they wernt sutable for wot i use this bike for

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Favorite Trail:   big bertha (shorne)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   cycles uk

Similar Products Used:   i only used to use bmxs such as mongoose haro but i got 1 of these and they are so much better for jumping etc.

Bike Setup:   i changed the forks for rockshocks as i use the bike for jumping and fluid brakes as i jump on this bike and they are more reactive

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john a Downhiller from Edinburgh

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2010

Strengths:    Every Thing

Weaknesses:    You must be joking

Bottom Line:   
Its the best bike I ever had

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Favorite Trail:   Hollyrood Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   It came made up

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dignam a Downhiller from manila,phil.

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2009

Strengths:    frame

Weaknesses:    brakes need a little fix.

Bottom Line:   
overall im happy with the bike, just bought it a month ago and i've been riding it everyday for work, and it has not let me down yet. I recomend this bike for beginners, and i will buy another GT bike but this time im buying the full suspension frame. highly recommended

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   manila

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Carry a Weekend Warrior from Antarctica

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2009

Strengths:    the tyres are black

Weaknesses:    everything.

Bottom Line:   
piece of crap, dont get this bike, even if you get offered one for free.

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Favorite Trail:   The footpath down by the river

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   junk collection

Similar Products Used:   nothing is as bad as this bike

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Downhillbilly222 a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2009

Strengths:    Frame, wheels, crank, bottom bearing

Weaknesses:    Shocks, brakes

Bottom Line:   
This bike does NOT suck and is NOT crap!!! This bike frame can take a beating, i've dropped 5' and jumped half pipes on mine and the frame is rock solid, the bottom bracket and crank are built like a tank. Its slightly smaller size and wider handlebars are excellent for tricks and jumping. I first saw this bike being battered downhill and fell in love (it was completely upgraded tho!). Other bike manufacturerers should learn something from this bikes frame geometry, it's the best i've ever ridden. I'm keeping this frame for life and will get another one if anything ever happens to it!!

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Favorite Trail:   Brecon

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   Various BMX's, Kona Scrap, Cannondale F5 and jumped on plenty of other bikes at skate parks.

Bike Setup:   Standard, just changed forks to a set of bombers and popped on a set of avid juicy brakes now i can jump with confidence and stop on a dime.

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