Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee 1998 Bike 1998 or Older

3.86/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $275200.00


Product Description

Gary Fisher Gitche Gumee 1998


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cloughy a Weekend Warrior from Litchfield, MN, US

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2010

Strengths:    Solid frame

Weaknesses:    little heavy

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this bike from a private seller has a frame, fork and crank i had the intention of building a winter bike with it. This bike would fit my studded winter tires so scratched that project. I decided to upgrade the fork and stem and set it up has a single speed and couldnt be happier. it has been a very solid bike for me i have riden multiple races and have not had 1 issue with it.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   private seller

Similar Products Used:   specialized other gary fishers kona

Bike Setup:   fully rigid single speed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jessica a Weekend Warrior from NY

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

Strengths:    Has very smooth shifting. Light, very soild bike. Paint has never chiped. Has good balance for going down hills. It rides perfectly, I have had it for 6 years. Gary Fisher makes a good bike. The tires keep their tread and brakes are good.

Weaknesses:    The saddle is a little rough at first after long rides. I wish it has front shocks...the front of the bike will jerk a little bit when riding over bumps and rocks. Could be a little lighter.

Bottom Line:   
If you have one of these bikes, you should upgrade and get a new saddle and front suspension. Bottom Line...Gary Fisher makes a solid good bike for off-roading or road.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Schwin Bike Store, Long Island Ny

Similar Products Used:   Trek 3200


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Anonymous Anonymous a Cross Country Rider from Anonymous

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2001

Strengths:    I found the product to have a nice solid ride.
It had easy switch gear trains, and durability.
Enjoyable powerful ride, just like a fine automobile.


Weaknesses:    The rear gear train seems messed up though I might be able to adjust it. It doesn't seem to hit 7th gear in 7th it just hits 6th. I'm gonna see if I could manually adjust the mechanism. No shocks on it, I see shock bikes around; they look cool.

Bottom Line:   
It's a good bike, I paid $20 for it to help out an Italian immigrant make some phone calls I guess. Who's money and passport was stolen. He wanted more but I got a good deal.

It's very sturdy good for long rides, stable. If I had went to a store to buy a bike though. I would buy something more hytech looking. This bike looks too normal for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Street dealer

Similar Products Used:   I rode ten speeds, GT Properformer, GT and mongoose racing bikes of all varietys. Various other mountain and racing bikes even redline and Giant.


Bike Setup:   It's just a standard setup I guess, it has the 21 speeds. And the average gear didn't see anything special on it.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2000

Strengths:    fairly light weight, durable, accurate rear derailer, the only lower end mountain bike that came in orange.

Weaknesses:    hand grips, the front derailer needs improvement.

Bottom Line:   
For the price this is a good solid, durable bike. I ride about a 1000 miles a season both on and off road, and this bike is capable in both settings. Basically I have beaten on this bike for 2 years and it is still ready for more.

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Favorite Trail:   Maudsley State Park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $289.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Loft

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hard Rock, Trek 860.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by paul a Weekend Warrior from oconomowoc, wis

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2000

Strengths:    light weight, solid frame, good components, good price

Weaknesses:    needs improvement on rear derailer its cheap and doesnt work

Bottom Line:   
great bike, low price, good quality, i have run it so hard that if it were a different bike it would be garbage, good components, light weight and strong, if you like a good rigid bike thats strong and will last you a long time, you would want this bike

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Favorite Trail:   Ema F. Carlin/ kettle morain

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   bar ends and gitche gumee bike

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Nicholas a Weekend Warrior from Leicester, England

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Fairly lightweight, lovely colour, good quality components, superb price. It is also made by the inventor of mountain bikes!


Weaknesses:    
Quill stem, lack of chainguard.


Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike for the money, with components that are sometimes found on bikes twice the price of this. If you want a high performing bike and don't mind the rigid fork then this would be a very good buy.

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Favorite Trail:   
no particular favourite

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Other bikes!


Bike Setup:   
At the time of writing, I have recently fitted an RST Gamma TL 2000 fork on it.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Nicholas a Weekend Warrior from Leicester, England

Date Reviewed: August 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Fairly lightweight, lovely colour, good quality components, superb price. It is also made by the inventor of mountain bikes!


Weaknesses:    
Quill stem, lack of chainguard.


Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike for the money, with components that are sometimes found on bikes twice the price of this. If you want a high performing bike and don't mind the rigid fork then this would be a very good buy.

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Favorite Trail:   
no particular favourite

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Other bikes!


Bike Setup:   
At the time of writing, I have recently fitted an RST Gamma TL 2000 fork on it.

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