GT Arrowhead XC Hardtail

4.33/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $300.00


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GT Arrowhead


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Charlie

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2014

Strengths:    Frame

Weaknesses:    Everything else..Re-newed every aspect but kept her great fun hardtail frame.

Bottom Line:   
Complete re-vamp. Too much to list but she has never let me down.Always kept the frame.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2012

Strengths:    The frame has seen 14 years of use and neglect through rain, snow, mud, sand, stairs occasionally and plenty of miles and is still solid. Somehow the front wheel has also lasted 14 years. Replaceable gear hanger is a life saver.

Weaknesses:    I have broken nearly everything else or it wore out realtively quickly.

Bottom Line:   
I still prefer this bike to many new ones even now it is getting quite old. If I were to start again though I would buy one with better components as I have changed everything apart from the frame and seat.

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Similar Products Used:   2007 GT Avalanche 2.0

Bike Setup:   98 Arrowhead frame, 2001 Marzocchi Z4 Air 100 forks, Shimano XT/alivio gears, Avid 20 brakes, Mavic xc717 wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jimziky a Weekend Warrior from san diego

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2011

Strengths:    the frame is the only original part left and i still love it for its function and form.

Weaknesses:    most of the parts were budget, but what a frame to upgrade.

Bottom Line:   
now lives on my trainer and looks good with it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   west end cycles glas

Similar Products Used:   all my other hardtails.

Bike Setup:   xtr, specialized stuff and funn bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rim a Weekend Warrior from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

Strengths:    Frame - its about all of the stock bike that is left after 10 years! The bike is very easy to handle... just point and go!

Weaknesses:    Fork, cranks/pedals and stem/handlebars. Fork doesn't have much travel, cranks and pedals not up to scratch and stem/ handlebar impede maneuverability.

Bottom Line:   
As stated above I've had this bike for 10 years and have gradually upgraded almost all the components with just the frame, seat, rear derailleur and brakes being original. Having said that, this bike has done some serious miles including the odd black diamond track and I've never had to walk it home. If your looking for a bike to customize to your own needs then its a sturdy base to start from.

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Favorite Trail:   You Yangs

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Launceston

Similar Products Used:   GT Ruckus 2.0

Bike Setup:   Manitou black comp fork, FSA cranks, SMO rear wheel, Oury grips, DMR V8 pedals, Azonic handlebar, Maxxis tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, good brakes, soft suspension, overall good buy.

Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable seat, gears are not smooth enough

Bottom Line:   
Overall this bike is a great bike, worth the money paid. Been happy with it(even Though its my Dads bike,but i dont have one). But I think it's time for a up-grade!!! Should buy for trails and street riding.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Similar Products Used:   NONE


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dayne Lenton a Racer from Bristol

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2004

Strengths:    a very fast bike, quite comfortable and easy to steer, quite lightweight. front suspension very soft for a comfy ride

Weaknesses:    bad grips, jumpy gears, MANY RIPPED JEANS from the exposed cog :/ (really should buy a guard) and the rims didnt last too long..

Bottom Line:   
a very quick and manouverable bike, good for a nice little ride through a woodland shortcut on yer way to work. easy to wheelie and bunnyhops due to light weight and easily keeps up with cars :D

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Similar Products Used:   GT aggressor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by billy kerr a Racer from dundee, scotland

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2003

Strengths:    weight, build and weld quality (I'm a welder and Iknow how expensive an difficult the inert gas process is) gears are fairly good as are the veloceraptos.needs tweaking.

Weaknesses:    pedals,tiny bars, soft rims, appetite for pads dated saddle,mediocre forks

Bottom Line:   
this bike's become a fairly good bit of kit.the winter seems to beast up the alloy bits and it needs regular care.Im going to try fitting a front disk sometime, and after that i might manufacture a swingarm and strip the rest of the back end off to fit it. easier done than said.if you want to fit a disk then get the kit and approach a sympathetic welder who has gas tungsten inert gas equipment.remember to rub down and heat the area where the mounting studs go before welding! all in all, im very happy with this bike after sus forks were fitted

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Favorite Trail:   beating traffic like a scalded cat

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   barnardo's childrens charity shop

Similar Products Used:   any mtb that comes to hand- most recently an antique muddy fox, a specialized big hit (wow) and a dodgy old marin dh.plus my old palomar... so many bikes, such little time.

Bike Setup:   new pedals (robbed off my marin) marzocci bomber x3's,saracen headset and dh bars, crud catchers,3rd set of pads.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matthew treviss a Cross Country Rider from southampton

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2002

Strengths:    the frame is stong,reliable,light,durable and robust, quite a good weight as well. group set is ok

Weaknesses:    its not the lightest bike on the market but for money its worth every penny.it also could do with a rear disc brake mount

Bottom Line:   
the frame is cracking quaility and GT team colours look best, the group set it has is ok but the front chain set is slightly too small, starting rst forks are nice once beded in and the riding position is brilliant due to the the good stem and riser bar. good all round cross country frame. grips are really nice too!!!!!!!!

bike would suit any beginner cross country rider

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Favorite Trail:   new forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   cycleworld

Similar Products Used:   ive tried better GTs and compaired to them it wasnt too bad at all

Bike Setup:   if your gonna upgrade, ive done this with mine : full deore groupset, nicer seat, mazocchi mxc air 100 fork, maxic rims (good cross country ones),panaracer xc fire pro tyres, yeti hardcore grips and a club roost riser bar. and also some nice light weight clip on pedals, and u could try a front deore cable dsc brake

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matthew wilson a Cross Country Rider from oxford england

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2001

Strengths:    frame is excellent light yet tough,velociraptors give good grip but clog in mud.I have had some good falls but the bike didn't suffer.

Weaknesses:    suntour crank,rst forks(no damping and very basic)original brakes were not up to real bad weather and ate a set of pads in a weekend

Bottom Line:   
excellent value rugged and reliable,lightish(new wheels would be my next upgrade(the frame is the equivalent of the zaskar)

I paid £250

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   24 speed conversion,xt rear mech a great improvement.lx v brakes(couldn't stop on a wet downhill before upgrade)
selle royal saddle.fsr cranks.lxbottom bracket.best of all judy forks.and fitting a riser bar and shorter ahead type stem

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by john makenzie a Downhiller from richmound

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2001

Strengths:    My bike has good seat and rides smooth and can take big drops. has good tires, panracers and easton lite down hill bars.

Weaknesses:    the rear derailer breaks alot and the shocks bottom out to easy.

Bottom Line:   
i think the 98'palomar Gt is a good bike for a beginning rider and intermidiate. when i got the bike i was looking for somthing cheap. if you are to advanced you will have lots of problems with the bike. smooth riding and comfterble. i sugest this bike for street riding.

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Favorite Trail:   the chute

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Steveston Bikes

Similar Products Used:   lots of bikes

Bike Setup:   shimano deor rear derailer, sync 285 shoks on the front

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Travis Mackenzie a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver Isalnd B.C.

Date Reviewed: October 29, 1999

Strengths:    
V-brakes, solid Aluminum Frame, Veloci Raptors, I got it second hand cheap ($175cdn)and and its almost brand new.


Weaknesses:    
Peice of S#%T crank (replaced it), cheap wheels.


Bottom Line:   
This is a solid bike that needs upgrades but will get you buy til you do, only reason I bought it though is cause I ripped a friend off and got it cheap. Marzocchi Bombers rock on this bike and all other shocks are F&#$@!G pieces of S&%T.

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Favorite Trail:   
the Deep End

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
GT Tempest, GT XCR 4000, all judy's, jetts, rst(sh!t).


Bike Setup:   
Arrowhead with new crank and Marzocchi Bomber Z-5 shocks

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by omar a Cross-Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Strengths:    
handle bars
frame


Weaknesses:    
seatpost


Bottom Line:   
very good bike, because of the alluminum frame, similar to Palomar. Good for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   
Gatineaus

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
synck

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Hats off to the Arrowhead 135 Racers

Been following this race this year on their web site [url=http://www.arrowhead135.com]www.arrowhead135.com[/url] Met a guy from near me that is racing it this year. Crazy Crazy Temps for the race today.....down right nuts. But my hats off to all the Bikers, Runners, and Skiers of this event.. ... Read More »

Arrowhead 2014

Arrowhead Ultra 135 race is going on today. Raced started under -24°F weather this morning in International Falls (-47°C with windchill!). The race lives up to its reputation! Race site: [url=http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php]Arrowhead 135 - Home[/url] Results page (suppose to be updated a ... Read More »

2014 Arrowhead 135

Who's in? I tricked two rookies into the fray this year. And the guy that duped me into my first AH135 decided to run this year. The frozen ass circle of life I suppose. I miss the earlier days where things were more adventure than race, but always look forward to seeing how forks set up their ... Read More »

Any Arrowhead 135 competitors on here?

I really admire the guys who do this kind of racing and would love to able to do it some day but in all reality that will never happen. I now there are a few on here and it would be cool to be able to see how you all are doing, kinda like living vicariously through you one might say. So who on here ... Read More »

Arrowhead 135

The Arrowhead135 is underway. Unofficial updates are Kevin Breitenbach of Fairbanks, Tim Berntson (Anchorage) and JayP (Wyoming) were all into Melgeorges before 3pm. I believe there were others with them, but not sure. Looks like it's a really fast course this year.Read More »

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