GT Marathon Team XC Full Suspension

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

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

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by turbofisch a Cross Country Rider from Zurich, ZH, Switzerland

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    great looking and very good allround XC bike

Weaknesses:    The i-drive has tendency to make some noise and needs proper installation. We needed two attemps to get it quite. I didn't like the Kenda tires and changed to
Nobby Nic's.

Bottom Line:   
After some year with just a little riding, the bike made me addicted again and therefore a better rider. Going faster with time I do now recognize some limitations from either my riding abilities or the bikes design or setup. I will now invest some time in better setup and fine tuning (fork and shock) of the bike and will see were I can get. Overall I love the bike and would recommend it to people looking for a great looking and versatile cross country bike. My weight is 163 pound and I would recommend it more to lighter riders, as it is not extremly stiff.
I would like to compare it to a 2009 Force Carbon Expert, as this would be a plus for downhill.

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Favorite Trail:   Uetliberg

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   usedbike

Similar Products Used:   Canondale Hardtail

Bike Setup:   standard except tires and grips

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by PorscheCarKo a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought my 2008 GT Marathon Team at Performance Bike a couple of months ago. Being a regular customer of Performance Bike for over 20 years now, I can honestly say it's one of my two favorite places to shop for bikes and parts. I have taken this bike on trails and it's the best ride ever. It's agile, yet comfortable to ride as you would expect from a full suspension bike. I almost feel like I'm on my road bike riding on paved road. For the price(at $4,999 MSRP, $5,999 on 2009 model), this bike is untouchable, you will not find a full suspension carbon frame bike with the same quality and full XTR component. GT competitors now have some catching up to do. I just love this bike and thanks to Performance Bike I got it at a steal.

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Similar Products Used:   Mitchell Canyon Trail In The Mount Diablo State Park

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Racer from San Diego

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2008

Bottom Line:   
ok, for the follow up, here is the email from GT BIKES:

There are no reports of defects and certainly no recalls pending.

Happy trails,

Jason Brozek
IBD FAQ and Sales Support
Cannondale Sports Group

So there it is, nothing wrong with the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Racer from San Diego

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2008

Strengths:    Great

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Are you sure about this??, as you can see I have also purchased this at performance bikes, and I printed your post out went to the store and showed to them.
They said they have no record of anyone buying this bike and then returning it, and there is, to their knowledge, no recall or defect with the bike.

I'm obviously concerned if what you claim is true, but who is telling the truth?

I have sent an email to GT Bikes and linked your comment to that email. I hope they will clarify this for the better or the worse.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Performance bikes

Similar Products Used:   Trek Y5

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ari a Weekend Warrior from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    Good looks, great parts.

Weaknesses:    Bad frame! I actually returned the bike and was informed that there would be a recall - the seat tube was manufactured incorrectly, leading to it warping under pressure. You can even feel it bulge when sitting on the seat, as the seat post slowly digs its way through the frame. I was also informed that several riders had actually broken their frames while riding.

Bottom Line:   
Don't buy unless you're sure that you (a) have a money-back guarantee, or (b) have a frame from a new manufacturing run after the defect is fixed.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8700

Bike Setup:   Stock - full XTR.

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Paid Spam, NEW GT Carbon Marathon Team

Look in Classifieds, or Ebay. This is paid to MTBR. This is NEW GT Warranty frame (small), New XTR/XT parts, and some 1 yr old and 2 yr old parts. Nice bike.Read More »

Eating Crow, GT came through with warranty-Carbon Marathon Team Frame

GT and Performance bike went above and beyond expectations by warranty-ing my frame. Originally, GT said no dice, I was pissed. Performance store manager backed me up on the facts of pivot failures, and in the end GT Bicycles did the right thing. Actually, GT was generous in the end. If they had sen ... Read More »

2010 GT Marathon Carbon Team deal

Giantnerd just posted this deal on Twitter. Really one hell of a deal, and prices will likely drop in the next few weeks like they normally do at Giantnerd. Right now it sits at $2900 for the XTR and the same price for the SRAM equivalent. I posted the XTR link below. [url]http://www.giantnerd ... Read More »

NYC Marathon - Team Continuum

Cancer is a truly devastating disease, and Team Continuum is trying to make the lives of cancer patients and their families a little easier. They provide immediate and vital, non-medical, assistance to cancer patients and their families where the diagnosis results in disruption, hardship and uncerta ... Read More »

San Diego Multi Park Marathon adds a team class!

It been very exciting to be out riding the trails and see so many of you pre riding the Multi Park Marathon course. This event is going to be a great time for all that join us with the LIVE band, food for participants, 4 on course aid stations and so much more! Thanks to many of your requests we ... Read More »

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