GT Ruckus 1.0 XC Hardtail

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1099.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rocksuperstar a Weekend Warrior from London, England

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2010

Strengths:    Fun, very tough, not as heavy as it looks. SDG I-Sky is the sofa of saddles.

Weaknesses:    Deore LX danglies are very bland and lifeless, and the stock tyres wear fast, despite not being all that soft.

Bottom Line:   
Fun bike, really fun, and perhaps the last good all-rounder in the Ruckus range, which now seems to be all about the jump frames. This is ideal for the light-weight single track around my area, but it really makes a fist of the more heavy stuff too, with a really low centre of gravity that lets you chuck it into the turns with confidence.

Used it almost every day for the last five years and it's only ever been consumables that have let me down, tubes, cables etc., aside from 1 front & 1 rear derailleur and a replacement saddle (after a particularly crappy scrape i had with a kerb, coming out of the forest on a wet day), 1 change of cassette and a couple of chains through wear, i can't complain at all.

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Favorite Trail:   any ol single track

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Similar Products Used:   GT Zaskar Elite 2010, Giant somethingorother (borrowed)

Bike Setup:   stock (Shimano dangly bits/Truativ stiff bits) w/V12 pedals, High Rollers, and other selections from the salad counter.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris bowman a Weekend Warrior from northampton, ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2004

Strengths:    strong frame, solid forks, good stopping power from the magura brakes.

Weaknesses:    grips tend to slip, pedal pins easily lost, needs bigger tyres.

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike for dirt jumping, and street riding, but also pretty good round my local trails.
The only thing i dislike about this bike is, the new metal damping valve in the DJ3 which makes a clicking noise, which marzocchi say is normal because its metal on metal, were as before they were nylon.

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Favorite Trail:   not fussy

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   standard except for, 24 toaster pedals, ODI ruffian lock-ons, front tyre 2.5 WTB wierwolf race, rear 2.4 WTB muttano race.

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