Gary Fisher Ferrous XC Hardtail

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fisher Ultimate Steel w/Eccentric BB Frame
  • Cane Creek S3 | Cartridge Headset
  • GXP w/Eccentric BB Bottom bracket
  • SRAM X.9 Triggers Shifters
  • Avid FR5 Brake levers
  • Bontrager Race Lite Big Sweep OS Handlebar
  • Bontrager Race OS Stem
  • Bontrager Lock-On Grips
  • Bontrager Select | Hollow Cromoly Rails Saddle
  • Bontrager Race Seatpost


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis a Cross Country Rider from Massachusetts

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2010

Strengths:    The frame is a smooth ride. The 26" wheel bike is easy to toss and turn into the corners. The steel tubing smooths out sections of the ride. Nice sram x-9 components. Crank is stiff, and might i add shiney/good looking. Wheels are decent. Tires are good in dry conditions. Also this frame is extremely tough, i have taken some nasty diggers and hit hard terrain and no signs of dents, cracking, or fatigue.

Weaknesses:    Saddle has got to go, it is heavy and uncomfortable. Steel is a heavier frame but gary fisher has done a good job of minimizing the weight. Its not too noticeable, the steel ride characteristics make up for it. You can shave a lot of weight with a good set of wheels. Most of the bontrager parts are low end parts and have room for improvement ie stem, seat post, and handlebars. However they are still decent and more then plenty for the weekend rider. Alot of bike for what i paid for it.

Bottom Line:   
If your only concern is weight I would not recommend this bike. However if your looking for an all a round weight, strength, and forgiving ride, this is an excellent option. Weight can be reduced through wheels, seat, and handle bars. Sram shifting is reliable and smooth. Very clean looking bike with simple decals. So my bottom line is I would buy another gary fisher ferrous if I had to do it all over again. She only got 4 flamin chilis because of those weight wennies out there who complain over every pound over the overall ride quality.

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Favorite Trail:   Mtn Toby

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Noho bikes

Similar Products Used:   2010 Gary Fisher Paragon, Specialized Rock Hopper Comp, Trek 6000

Bike Setup:   Sram x-9 components, Easton ec90 xc handle bars, Specialized Phenom sl saddle, Thomson Masterpiece, Stock bontrager stem and wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by raguilella a Cross Country Rider from Charlotte, NC - USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2008

Strengths:    Great handling, Stiff, unbelievably strong frame, compliant, breakset AVID BB7 are the best mechanical break you could find on the market... SRAM-X9 shifting is just impressive!!! a lot better than XT.... Smooth ride and very quite! ... I LOVE THIS BIKE...

Weaknesses:    BONTRAGER PARTS (saddle not good, tires and disc are so so!!)
A little too expensive for getting Bontrager parts...


Bottom Line:   
THIS IS THE BEST HARDTAIL BIKE I HAVE EVER RIDDEN!!!
Good feel of the frame!!!
Its steel but don't get fool is light and stiff for any kind of terrain.

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Favorite Trail:   Anne Springs, Col. Francis Beatty, Poplar Tent and Sherman

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2075.00

Similar Products Used:   GF - Hoo Koo E Koo
Trek 6700
Jamis
Cannondale


Bike Setup:   RockShox Revelation
SRAM X.9 rear derailleur,
SRAM X.9 shifters,
Shimano LX front derailleur
Bontrager Race Lite GXP 44/33/22 crank
Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes w/Avid FR-5 levers

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian a Cross Country Rider from IL MI

Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Great x-country bike its light strong and supports great components except the front detailer I will soon be up grading that to something better like a sram x-0

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Favorite Trail:   kettel moraine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Higher Gear


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Gary Fisher Ferrous Eccentric BB and Stickers

Two questions on my 2008 Gary Fisher Ferrous: 1- Where do I get replacement stickers? It was repainted from the baby blue to a dark metallic blue. 2- Will the new NINER EBB II work on this frame since my Ferrous is setup as a single speed? Or is there another recommended Eccentric bottom bra ... Read More »

Ferrous seatpost noise.

Have a GF Ferrous, getting a click out of my seatpost/seat tube area when I spin fast (happens when I start to spin out and get to much side to side). Can't be reproduced when standing and happens with a new post and seat as well. I think it from the post actually moving around in the tube. Any o ... Read More »

Holes in Gary Fisher Fisher Ferrous

I purchased a used Gary Fisher Ferrous frame on eBay. Its made of ox platinum steel tubing and has an eccentric bottom bracket. I brought the frame to a shop to be media blasted and powder coated. The results after the media blasting were disappointing. There are several small holes in the seat ... Read More »

Ponderings and Musings: Gary Fisher Ferrous

So, just for the sake of discussion, I am wondering people's thoughts about the Gary Fisher Ferrous. I read up on old posts and so far here is what I got: 1) Ox Platinum Steel Frame made in the USA (The Blue One) 2) Obviously discontinued 3) Had frame breaking issues? not sure if this is true, ... Read More »

Think my Ferrous is crack.

Noticing a slight noise while in the saddle ( could not reproduce while standing) examined the bike and assumed it was something in the seat. Swapped seats and it's still there. Sure enough, tiny hairline crack where the post joins the top tube and a longer one, a cm or more on the seat stay weld. A ... Read More »

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