GT Marathon Carbon Expert XC Full Suspension

5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3200.00


Product Description

  • Saddle: FIZIK Gobi XM with Manganese Rails
  • Seat Post: Ritchey 31.6mm 3 D forged
  • Grips: GT Alloy Lock Down
  • Brake Levers: Shimano SLX Hydraulic
  • Chain: HG-73 Nine Speed


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marathoner87 a Weekend Warrior from mississauga, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011

Strengths:    Very light, precise, gear shifters are very good, disk brakes are awesome and don't SQUEAK which is amazing. Looks AMAZING and everything is color coordinated beautifully. rims are very good too

Weaknesses:    bolts come loose if u downhill with it. Just keep an eye one them

Bottom Line:   
I'm about 5'7 and i chose a medium frame. for the price there simply was nothing that contested it. I was looking for a good all around full suspension bike. and i ended up with a GREAT all around bike. U really can climb up hills as if ur on a hard-tail bike, but then whenever u hit the downhill the full suspension just sucks up the terrain and gives u great confidence. this bike is simply everything one could dream of all in one package. i cannot see the bike performing any better than it does. I just love it.

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Favorite Trail:   none yet

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   bike zone

Similar Products Used:   marine

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 2manybicycles a Cross Country Rider from San Diego, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2010

Strengths:    I Drive suspension really works! Sexy looking bike, good components, carbon

Weaknesses:    Weighs at around 28 pounds for a large. Difficult to size, so be sure to test ride before purchasing.

Bottom Line:   
The I-Drive suspension system really works! I can definitely tell going up technical climbs. This rig climbs like a goat!. There's a competent mix of components, and a carbon frame to complete the package. Sexy looking bike! I'm 5'9" and I ended up buying a Large frame. I have a longish torso,and the medium frame felt small and cramped. Be sure to test ride a couple of sizes before purchasing.

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Favorite Trail:   southern california trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike Bla

Similar Products Used:   Trek Fuel line, K2 pull shock full bike

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shoxpro a Weekend Warrior from Sylmar, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2010

Strengths:    Killer looks, perfect geometry, lightweight, components functions as expected. handles pretty well in turns.

Weaknesses:    none so far.

Bottom Line:   
I purchase this bike first for the looks, from positive reviews and value as a package. My first ride on this bike was awesome, big difference from my previous bike. Great on climbs as well as downhill. Slx does a great job as well as the recon shocks which has a lock out, Could use more rear travel .The geometry is perfect for my height. I'm 5'5" and i ride an extra small which seat tube it 16.83 inches. Sizes on these can be tricky, just pick the right size, your style of riding, and you will not regret the purchase.

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Monica Mountains

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale superV, Raven, Jekyll, Specialized Epic comp and enduro

Bike Setup:   all stock except for the 2010 mavic crossmax st wheelset and crankbrothers sl's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jayss a Weekend Warrior from nj

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2009

Strengths:    fast, light, nimble

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
great bike surprisingly strong for being a carbon frame. i have taken a couple of tumbles on it with no problem to the frame. have ridden on hard pavement on the way to the trails and quite smooth as well as on the trails. changed out tires for better grip on muddy surfaces. but other than that i love the bike. suspension has been great on obstacles and any thing that seems to come my way. will probably upgrade rear derailuer to xtr the slx a bit rought on hard gear changes. did i mention the bike is a head turner, looks awsome.

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Favorite Trail:   ne

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   various


Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

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Epic expert carbon v marathon 2011

Just looking to see what the opinions are on this.The difference in price for me is about 400gb pounds.I think I'm right in saying the main differences are e100 fork against a Sid 100 fork,full X0,and Roval EL wheels over AL....I will race this bike and I'm wondering is the marathon worth the extra ... Read More »

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Carbon Force Expert rear shock orientation. Why reverse from the Marathon?

I'm curious if the rear shock orientation matters on this bike. The Marathon Carbon Team/Pro and Expert have the shock installed opposite from the Force. [url]http://www.giantnerd.com/2010-gt-marathon-carbon-team-mountain-bike-cross-country.html[/url]Read More »

GT Marathon Carbon Expert??

Howdy -- whaddyu guys think about a "gently used" GT marathon carbon expert with a few scratches and the usual setup (Rockshox Recon front fork, SLX components) for $1500? I presently have a 2006 Specialized FSR-XC without disc brakes which I'm selling. The GT sounds like a deal, but I don't know m ... Read More »

GT Carbon Marathon Expert Question

I love this bike a lot and I've had it for almost a year now. I've been debating what I want to do with the stock Recon fork that comes with the bike. Do I keep the same travel of 120mm or go with a Fox fork with 130mm travel? I wouldn't mind having a little bit more forward rake and maybe I just ... Read More »

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