GT Ruckus 3.0 Freeride Hardtail

4.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $650.00


Product Description

  • Front Hub: Formula Disc
  • Rear Hub: Shimano Disc
  • Spokes: Stainless 14 guage
  • Front Brake: Tektro IO
  • Rear Brake: Tektro IO


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mba Yani a Downhiller from Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2009

Strengths:    Frame construction, it's very make me confident

Weaknesses:    Little bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
Overall, this frame really satisfied me, make me feel confident. I really recomend this frame if you are an Aggressive hardtail rider...go buy it and you'll know.

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Favorite Trail:   All Mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Polygon Premier

Bike Setup:   ShimanoSLX RD, Shimano FD,FC,HFB,Shifter,DiscBrake, Rigida Disc Bull rims, Kore Torsion Handlebar, Kore Stem, Selle Royal Saddle, Maxxis HighRoller UST Tubeless 26 x 2.35

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Salt Lake City, Utah

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2006

Strengths:    Excellent frame. Easy shifting.

Weaknesses:    Shocks.

Bottom Line:   
So far, so good. I don't ride hard. Shocks are a little goofy. Can't seem to get them set up right. Love the fit and feel. I'm 5'8" on a medium frame and it works well for me. I'd buy it again if I had it to do over.

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Favorite Trail:   North Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Old Pansonic MTB

Bike Setup:   Whatever it came with.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Strengths:    Strong light frame, good shocks

Weaknesses:    most of the packaged compenets suck. my disc brakes warped in the first week i started to ride it.

Bottom Line:   
Good frame and socks are pretty good, i would recomend to upgrade from the frame, and get rid of most of the other parts. Ive hit some pretty good sized jumps with it and the only problem i found is the seat clamb just colpletey sucks. and the disc brakes bent really easy, but over all i find its a pretty good bike. i would recomend it to a beginner or intermediate.

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Favorite Trail:   the pit

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   www.thebibycleoutlet.com

Similar Products Used:   p.1 hardrock(just a few minutes of light riding)

Bike Setup:   to lazt to fill out

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David Applegate a Weekend Warrior from Norwich, Norfolk, England

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2006

Strengths:    Strong frame, nice geometry. Good entry level bike, perfect for weekend warriors.

Weaknesses:    the stock componants are unreliable, and often screw over. Even though i have the 2.0 model the stock componants still deteriate over time proving little better value than the 3.0.

Bottom Line:   
This bike si perfect for you run of the mill weekend warrior, like my self. The frame and set up are perfect for long distance hauls to your favourite trail, yet work perfectly fine flying down hills or over jummps. However, the bog standard componants do go wrong for instance:
+ the BB, my friend (who owns the 3.0, had to replace his BB, and Im now facing the same problem.
+ the hubs, for someone who rides hard, like me, you will soon find that over time the hubs give up on you. My theory is that the spacers inside the hubs are taken away by small, invisible, disgruntled wood-pixies and replaced with jelly. They suck. I found play in my rear wheel the first week, but the shop replaced all the spacers for free and it was fine, for about 4 months.
+ the seat clamp, if you happen to miss judge a drop or jump you may end smacking down hard on the front or the rear of the saddle, fair enough, apart from the aluminium micro adjust seat clamp over time slips and you grind out the two ridged faces of the clamp and bobs your uncle you have a mgical moving seat. Also i had two of the same seat clamp bolts snap on me in 2 weeks from mere riding.

So my advice is buy it, and change the wheels and seat post, or have you LBS build up the bike with extra parts and sell on the old (but still new) ones. Or if you had the money to spend, i would build up from frame. These frames are light, tough, and hardwearing. Its just the hubs, BB and the gradually annoying seat post that ruin the value rating and overall rating of this bike. change the hubs, BB ans seat post this would be a 5 chilli bike all round.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Pauls Cycles, Dereham for £450 (too lazy to work out dollars)

Bike Setup:   04 GT Ruckus 2.0 frame, 130mm 04 'zocchi DJ2s, Hope mini brakes (160mm rear rotor, 180mm front rotor + braided front hose, Truvativ Holzfella stem and Husslefelt cranks (including rings and bash guard), Syncros Big box rims and handlebars, (really bad) Shimano Hubs, Outland Seatpost, SDG Seat, X-7 rear mech and Deore front both with X-7 levers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HuCk FiNn a Downhiller from Spokane

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2006

Strengths:    Strong, Geometry is great, all around bike street/urban Dirt/trails Downhill Decently light

Weaknesses:    Worsst componets ever drop outs are vertical (bad for singlespeed)

Bottom Line:   
You Can make this bike Sick I would buy Frame and build it up from there cuz stock componets suck. Ive seen my friends go through frames and im still on the same frame I go decently big hittin 8 foot lips and I have no problems on this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Dishman

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   p3 blackmarket mob banshee morphine kona stuff

Bike Setup:   Gt Ruckus 1.o frame 2000 Z1 D321 mavic wheel set Single Speed Raceface cranks HFX 9's hydro brakes tioga bars and stem FSA orbit headset

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by andrew greener a Cross Country Rider from norwich

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2005

Strengths:    good all round bike strong and good forks not all rst forks are bad

Weaknesses:    only 16 gears

Bottom Line:   
good all round bike

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Favorite Trail:   thetford forset

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   pauls bikes

Similar Products Used:   specelized hardrock


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john doe a Downhiller from alaska,anchorage

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Strengths:    color,smell,sexiness

Weaknesses:    every thing

Bottom Line:   
get this bike if you want to dumpp your college money into it(like i did). other wise not a good bike.

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Favorite Trail:   my backyard

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   everything

Bike Setup:   boxxer team rockshox,maxxis highroller,rear deraiuler shimanox9 and same in front

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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