Gary Fisher Rangitoto Bike 1998 or Older

4.17/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $1200.00

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Gary Fisher Rangitoto

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tim Mellor a Cross Country Rider from Derby, England

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2011

Strengths:    The only original bits left are the frame, stem and seatpost. The frame weight and geometry are excellent and it's been in regular use since 1992. Reasonable componentry STX RC gearset in the UK, easy to upgrade to vee brakes.

Weaknesses:    The original Rock Shox Quadra forks were abysmal, as were the Bontrager wheels which didn't survive the first season. Came fitted with grip shift too - first thing to go.

Bottom Line:   
The frame is still excellent after 18 years of regular abuse.

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Favorite Trail:   Beeley Moor

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shop Derby

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback, Kona Hoo Koo E Koo

Bike Setup:   Currently STX RC gearset & crank, RST 100mm forks, Shimano cable disc on front, Mavic rims, Deore hubs.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by artonabike a Cross Country Rider from New England

Date Reviewed: November 5, 2009

Strengths:    Reliable - indestructible - and simple too.

Weaknesses:    S R Shocks provide no suspension. acera brakes could be better.

Bottom Line:   
This bike has served as reliable primary transportation for me and each of two sons over the years. Unlike my other bikes it has received virtually no PM, rwpairs, or upgrades. It has been crashed, left in the weather, and ignored, but it just keeps on ticking. Now I've stripped it all down and found the frame is solid and. all bearing surfaces intact. Next upgrade after the 700 c wheels w/ Ritchey pro cross tires will be a rigid fork and. V-brakes. I used Mavic horswshoes to adjust the cantilevered brkea to the road wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   gravel roads

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   brattleboro bike sh

Similar Products Used:   Canondale full suspension

Bike Setup:   Unmodified from the time I bought it new in 92 until a very recent conversion to 700C wheels for commuting.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Stephen a Cross Country Rider from South Carolina

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2007

Strengths:    nice solid entry level cro-mo frame

Weaknesses:    heavy, and heavy chain suckage, spec'd with Tange Struts which really suck, and some other rather low-end components (spider welded to crank arm).

Bottom Line:   
No way this bike MSRP is $1200...I bought new in 1994 for ~$500. Unless it's a collector's item, which, if so, I regret selling. Nice bike, solid welds...the sizing was a bit off. A large was more like a 21" which was too big for me at 6'0". Good bike if you can find one. Give it 4 flamers, loses points for some rather crappy components and shock. I replaced the Tanges with a set of Girvin Vector 2 and that improved the ride dramatically.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Back Country Outfitters - Pisgah

Similar Products Used:   Tassajara, Hoo Koo, Joshua

Bike Setup:   Girvin Vector 2, Ritchey Logic clipless, Tioga kevlar beads

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jamie Scott a Weekend Warrior from Greenwood, AR USA

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2005

Strengths:    Reliable bike with stiff frame. Has good color scheme. Great entry level to moderate ride. Oldie but a goodie

Weaknesses:    Wheels and drive train. Hard to find any aftermarket products and spare parts anymore. Everything advanced but the bike.

Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike in 1995 second hand when it was considered a new model. Game with a steel fork which I switched with what was considered latest shock techknowledgy a Q21 Rock shock. The bike has been a tireless, dependable, old friend. Bike is a little heavy and componenets not that great from factory but it never broke and still rode when the components were totally out of wack. Out to pasture now I have a new Hoo Koo E Koo.

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Favorite Trail:   Womble

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand from friend

Similar Products Used:   Old Diamondbacks

Bike Setup:   Standard components with an old an Q21 Rockshock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sandtiger a Cross Country Rider from singapore

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2000

Strengths:    Good Frame, won't stretch. Light, too.
Nice colors (Red and Yellow)

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
What can I say, Fantastic ride. Smooth sailing all the way.
The SPIN wheels though heavier, actually balances the ride when a wierdo in a car zooms beside me. I Love this bike, and the Joshua and the X-Cal.

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Favorite Trail:   BT, Ubin, Sentosa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher X-Cal, Gary Fisher Joshua XO

Bike Setup:   Yellow Kore Lite Bar, Yellow Kore Stem, Red Chris King Headset, XT F + R der, Xt Crankset, DX ,yup, BMX brakes, hey, they're red, Red Selle Italia "Ferrari" saddle, Yellow SPIN wheels, Panaracer 1.8s with red sidewalls, Yellow RS Judy and Red DX pedals

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by David a Cross-Country Rider from Halifax, N.S.

Date Reviewed: September 11, 1999

Very good bike for its price.

Very few.

Bottom Line:   
A good choice for anyone who wannts a step up from an entry level bike.

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Favorite Trail:   

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

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