GT Performer 2003 Freestyle Dirt Jumper

4.48/5 (21 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dell Boy a Weekend Warrior from bishops stortford

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2009

Strengths:    nothings strong on this bike really because i snapped the frame some how and all the bearings are loose and died on me

Weaknesses:    mostly everything apart from the rims which arent buckled at all

Bottom Line:   
the bike was overall pretty weak and the makers of the bike should test it more and put more effort into it and get some sealed bearings

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Favorite Trail:   adrenaline alley

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   spain

Similar Products Used:   i am now using a subrosa malum 2010

Bike Setup:   odyssey tyres and pedals, united pivotal seat, odyssey hazard rims, everything else is standard apart from fit bike co stem in the rusta colours

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by nick a Racer from denver

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2009

Strengths:    the rims are strong, thick frame,

Weaknesses:    the head set for the bars weak, the seat sucks, the crank and sprocket suck,( i bent the sprocket in two days, nothing is sealed

Bottom Line:   
the bike neede to be ridden by the makers before they just throw a product out their look at the flaws idiots

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Favorite Trail:   denver skat park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   mojo wheels

Similar Products Used:   any performer, haro, and only builts

Bike Setup:   gusset pedals, dirt bike chain, odessye tires rimes axles, yetti seat, 30 tooth sprocket,

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Echhh a Racer from dont care

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2009

Strengths:    Nice Handle bars, and frame

Weaknesses:    Crank, Tires and Rims SUCK!

Bottom Line:   
Sucks

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   friend

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Haro Backtrail X2
Haro Mirra 540 Air
Diamondback Viper
Diamondback Ignitor
Haro Shredder
Haro Master
Haro Revo
GT Compe
Dyno NSX
Dyno Zone
Mongoose SuperGoose Comp
Mongoose Supergoose Pro
Redline RL440
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Mongoose Expert



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh a Weekend Warrior from wenatcheewaunitedstates

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2008

Strengths:    good 3 piece crank
really good frame
smoothhh


Weaknesses:    tires suck
its kinda heavy


Bottom Line:   
this bike is freaking radical
you should get it

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Favorite Trail:   dirt

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   full circle cycle

Similar Products Used:   gt dyno

Bike Setup:   slam bars
demolition grips
sweet tires
snafu bar ends
took the gyro off and the front brake

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryanbard22 a Racer from Plainville, CT

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2008

Strengths:    I love this bike. Its Amazing. I have had it for 5 years now and i love everything about it. its got a really good frame, built well. the rims are good sized to.

Weaknesses:    the only problem i ever had is the 4 flat tires a month. but thats not the bike. also i stripped the barrings in the front and back wheel so i fixed it myself. it took like 2 months.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is amazing.

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Favorite Trail:   Streets

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Dicks Sporting Goods

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by callthemall a Weekend Warrior from London/Strathroy Ont. Canada

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    I have the 2004 version, but the concepts should be the same...

Very good bike. strong frame, will last through anything. I really like the big rims on the tires, will not bend when hopping and will take a lot of abuse at 85p.s.i. in the tires. Gyro brakes are really nice. will pull wheelies well and is really good for flatland.


Weaknesses:    The brakes don't stop immediately, but I don't mind that. DO NOT TAKE THE BIKE APART unless you are HIGHLY skilled at what you are doing. I know my way around some bikes but I still screwed up the bearings and now it's a $100 job to repair. I went to a bike shop to see about a new freewheel (because the stock one is cheap and doesn't spin well under chain pressure) and he looked at it but couldn't do anything about it right then. so I rode it home and realized that the rear wheel was loose, so I tightened it up. I rode it again and the bearings were making a horrible rubbing and grinding sound. I took it all apart and re-greased the bearings... but that didn't help, and then the whole wheel locked up. I took it to the bike shop where I bought it from and he took a look at it and said that the bearings carved into the axle and hub, so he replaced my axle and bearings but it still makes the horrible grinding sound. so now (hopefully today) I will get my bike in for a new wheel ($80). and that should be the end of that. I also bought a new front sprocket and regreased the bearings, and now it's making slight grinding sounds so I haven't ridden it since as to not damage it. Before I did a full re-grease job on my friends cheap Hyperbike, and it works beautifully, but it doesn't work on the expensive ones. so just don't fix it yourself unless you REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!

Bottom Line:   
It's a very good bike, built perfect at stock. just watch out when you start messing around and replacing stuff with the mechanism. leave it to the professionnals when something goes wrong!

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Favorite Trail:   random parking lots, roads

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Doug and Marions Cyc

Similar Products Used:   Hyperbike (I forget the name, but it's cheap and bought at Canadian Tire)

Bike Setup:   new 31t Sprocket, will have replaced rear assembly (lol)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mitch Ryan a Weekend Warrior from Capalana, QLD, Australia

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2008

Strengths:    So bloody strong, indestructable! And pretty much everything else about the beast!

Weaknesses:    Brakes, although once replaced the Performer almost flawless, except for the weight.

Bottom Line:   
Best bike ever created.

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   GT Compe

Bike Setup:   3 piece cranks, double wall rimming, 39t sprocket, 16t freewheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Smith from Perth Australia

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2005

Strengths:    Tough as guts and it can take a fair beating. The rims are great even though i had to get them respoked because of some dick head with dinky pegs. The brakes are okay if you set them up good. Good stability and a good alrounder

Weaknesses:    i've had a heap of stugg replaced on my bike(mostly because of me):rear brake callipers, grips(shoking) Brake leavers(weak), respoked rear rim, new chian tensioners(weak as), Some of the cabling, rear kog and crank bearings replaced 3 times(didn't fix the roblem.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great bike overall even though i have had some bad luck with it and secondly u have to fidle around with trying to get the best out of the brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Jumping

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   A Shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   Dirt

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from brooklyn park, MN, USA

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2004

Strengths:    cro-mo frame, 3 peice cranks, pedals, sealed hub,i like the 4 peice bars.

Weaknesses:    grips wear very easily, tires arent very good, weak sprocket otherwise a very good bike

Bottom Line:   
awsome as hell bike very reliable ive used it for 2 years and still nothing wrong with it brakes can use a little fix up but very good bike overall.

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Favorite Trail:   jellystone skatepark

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   jerrys shwinn

Similar Products Used:   volume mexican

Bike Setup:   snafu grips, mosh 36t gaurd sprocket, odyssey 13t freewheel

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by andrew a Weekend Warrior from rochester mi usa

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2004

Strengths:    3 pc crank, 14 mm axles, seat. its strong and i havent broken anything on it.

Weaknesses:    BRAKES! Take the gyro off because they make your brakes bad. then just use a cable in the back and the tires will be able to lock up.
HEAVY. remove the front brakes and leave pegs on only if you actually use them


Bottom Line:   
Its a decent bike for the money. I would suggest going to dicks ore sports authority to find it cheap. The compopnents are awesome but the frames is a bit heavy. Good for beginners. It can be dropped, kicked, thrown and wont break. buy it if you see it under 200.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ?

Similar Products Used:   hoffmans cheapest bike, huffy half ton, and free agent trail bikes.

Bike Setup:   poverty 36 tooth crank wheel, new grips, removed gyro,new grips, and heavy duty tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from Boulder City Nevada

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2004

Strengths:    Cr-Mo 3 main tubes,Cr-Mo forks(oversized),ORYG Detangler, ACS 14T Fat Claws Cr-Mo freewheel,48H rims,sealed hubs,14G spokes,14mm axles,double freewheel threads,3pc cranks

Weaknesses:    un-sealed bottom bracket,unsealed VP headset,grips wear too easily

Bottom Line:   
This bike (stock) is the second best bike i have owned(Volume Mexican is first) if your looking for a great all-around bike and want more for your money, go with the 2003/2004 GT Performer they are great for the everyday rider

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Bikes USA

Similar Products Used:   Haro F-5,Volume Mexican,Fit Edwin

Bike Setup:   Snafu 4130 Cr-Mo 3pc cranks(sealed),Snafu Swinger bars, Snafu Chunk sprocket,Demolition Team grips,Snafu RimJob tires,Odyssey Cassette Lite rear wheel(sealed),FSA Pig headset(sealed).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Ivanov from Arlington Hts., il, usa

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2004

Strengths:    Nice cro-mo frame, Comes with 4 pegs, Very strong Stock wheels comparet to many bikes for the price even more expensive bikes, has a pretty nice fork and love the threadless headset, the tires have good grip, the rear hub is sealed, has some indestructable crancks and nice large pedals with alot of grip to land on unlike most of the new bikes comming out. Its a gt not a haro, My brakes work grat with a little bit of work there great, has a nice gyro

Weaknesses:    Unsealed front hub, heavy crancks, weak spokes the spokes came pretty loose when i got my bike but thats easly fixed maybe its just my bike casue the store i bought it from is very crappy

Bottom Line:   
Overall this is a great bike no matter what some people might think about GT much better than many Haro bikes it is not that heavy compared to some other bikes. Jumps or ramps or anything easly, one of the easiest bikes to pull manuals and wheelies and very easy to balance on. It comes with some great wheels i listed basicly everything i can think of so i can give everyone a good review i listed bad things since i dont belive that there is a bike without weaknesses eaven a pro bike or frame has a weakness. This bike is great with a little bit of work and money it can be on top of many bikes out there and with a little bit ot worka dn mioney it can become even lighter and more able to take abuse. So if ur looking at a bike around 200 Please save your self the headache and dont get any haro bike Gt's are great anything but haro please. I dont mean to offend anyone by this remark if i did i am very sorry and enjoy biking

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Favorite Trail:   street, whitecenter, bg skatepark, glenview skatepark

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Prospect Bikes nd Trains

Similar Products Used:   Hoffman rythm EL2, kink defender, and a "haro" backtrail x2(very unrealiable bike no offence to anyone), Freeaget

Bike Setup:   Got new grips 3 times not sure wt kind no more, have 2 Redline FReavy-V tires, Some Dimondback 2 pice bars, Got some Snafu pedals, New brakepads, a new snafu seat, and am currently working on getting a new crancks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dana a Weekend Warrior from LasVegas

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

Strengths:    Very durable, 14mm axles, very strong hubs, great for the pro flatlander, awesome beginning flatland bike, perfect for all ages of riders who can fit on it :) Oversized forks and thick tubing.

Weaknesses:    heavy(but most flatland bikes are) 4pc bars im not too crazy about, cheap freewheel(very cheap)

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best bike i have ever owned, definately in the top 5 of best bikes in the world. If your looking to go flatland and want a high quality, cheap priced bicycle, GT Performer is the way to go.

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Favorite Trail:   Apex

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   The Sports Authority

Similar Products Used:   XXXXXX

Bike Setup:   left side drive (i converted,its all ive ever used, so why change?)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Lesik a Racer from Waterford, WI US

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2004

Strengths:    Great bike overall. Best I have ever had. Easy to work on, Light enough to jump anything but yet still very strong. 4130 cro mo frame. Very think paint on it so it doesn't scratch. I love the threadless headset. best bike i have ever had.

Weaknesses:    Didn't come with a 3 piece crank, which as being a bmx'r myself, i find a necessity.

Bottom Line:   
The GT i have found is one of the best bikes ever. I am planning on getting Alex triple wall rims. I have right now just some walmart grips, and i am planning on getting a GT grip and a GT sit. it is the best bike ever.

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Favorite Trail:   na

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   bobs pedal pusher

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose Sniper 97, cromo frame, great bike but nothing like the GT.

Bike Setup:   01 Performer frame, 48 spoke rims, grinded off the dropouts in the rear, had to gring some of the front fork so that the other sized 14mm axle would fit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JimBoB Henderson a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2003

Strengths:    I bought this bike second hand and it still is amazing... I love the handlebars and the crank. The peg set up is awsome. and it is very light.

Weaknesses:    The real weaknesses on this bike are the grips (very soft)and the brakes aren't that great.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that it is a great bike for beginners and higher, because it is so light. I highly reccomend a performer when purchasing a bike.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   Jamie bestwick (gt), Hoffman

Bike Setup:   Really works out

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