GT Marathon Pro XC Full Suspension

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

GT ID4 full suspension frame with monocoque carbon fiber front and rear triangles, 4” travel


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by costa a Cross Country Rider from millbrae,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2010

Strengths:    lightness, love the seat, suspension fits bike perfect, geometry, fast and the fox rl remote comes in handy alot.

Weaknesses:    nothin

Bottom Line:   
the bike is a great, it will survive anything you ride

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Favorite Trail:   water dog lake

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   performance bike

Bike Setup:   XT-XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JMB1 a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2009

Strengths:    Nicely equipped, shifts and brakes like a dream. Climbs nicely, Handles nice,

Weaknesses:    grips are way too hard and thin...I'm used to OURY grips...no gear indicator on the shifters...seat way to hard and uncomfortable. A little lite in the front end...but easily fixed with rider positioning.

Bottom Line:   
As an ex-cross country racer in the expert class, I think this bike is awesome. I thought the 2002 I-Drive I had was nice and this thing blows it away. I just took it out on a two hour ride and could not believe how the improvements and the technology make this bike so much better. I will probably cover the downtube with thick clear contact paper to avoid rock damage. Climbs and descends well, wheeliest very easily when needed.

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Favorite Trail:   Little Bear Flagstaff AZ

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2300.00

Purchased At:   Performance bike

Similar Products Used:   2002 GT I-drive 1.0.

Bike Setup:   SDG bellaire saddle Ti. OURY grips, SPD pedals, Ergo bar ends, will probably switch to grip shift system.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wasso67 a Cross Country Rider from Pueblo, CO

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2008

Strengths:    Nice spec, very good at downhill, climbs very well, and a great value. Handles well once set up is tuned.

Weaknesses:    Noisy frame with all the popping. Difficult to get dialed in. Like any carbon frame, rocks don't do it any favors. Seatpost can slip if not tightened properly.

Bottom Line:   
This 4 inch bike is the bomb. Can be an awesome XC bike, but can also do double duty as a trail bike. Nice combo. With the RP23 all is possible along the spectrum. Great downhiller, makes up for oh so many mistakes. For some reason I have trouble keeping the front end down on steeps, but that is probably rider error. Setup is key. First of all, do not run low tire pressures! This jacks everything up. I went tubeless and dropped psi to 30 rear and 25 front and couldn't dial it in. Finally went up to about 38 on the rear and 32 on the front-much better. MBA said to set the Fox RP at rider weight and run half that in the front. I am 162lbs., run the RP at 175 and the front at 75 and this baby is tuned.

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Favorite Trail:   Voodoo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   some poor dude who h

Similar Products Used:   Mooto-X 29er hardtail.

Bike Setup:   Stock except I put on some carbon bars and got some King/ZTR wheels running tubeless. Also put a 34 tooth cog in the back.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kootenayskier a Weekend Warrior from Rossland BC Canada

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2008

Strengths:    Easy climbing seated or standing. Fun and flick-able on the way down.

Weaknesses:    A bit of creaking

Bottom Line:   
I regularly ride a Nomad, but recently had the opportunity to demo a few different XC bikes (see above). The Marathon climbed as well seated and much better standing than the others, but was in a league of it's own on the way down, not plush but confidence inspiring, feeling more like a 4X bike than a XC bike. The Shimano discs made for one finger braking, the Nevegals dug in, and the Odi lock-on grips are a small but important detail on a bike I could easily add to my quiver. (note: I don't know how much it costs, so my value rating doesn't mean much).

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Favorite Trail:   Full Monte

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Trek EX-9, Gary Fischer Hi Fi.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

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