GT Ruckus Shore Older Freeride Hardtail

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Pedals: GT Alum Platform with cr-mo spindles
  • Chain: KMC Z9000
  • Saddle: SDG,Bel-Air ST I-Beam, stitched cover
  • Fork: Marzocchi Z.1 Sport RV, 150mm travel
  • Crankset: Truvativ Hussefelt, forged AL 66
  • Frame: GT Ruckus design 6061 Aluminum Frame
  • Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt, 3D cold forged


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Donny DH a Cross Country Rider from Wellington New Zealand

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2010

Strengths:    Build quality. Seriously solid frame. Good factory specs, the main reason I bought the bike, i tend to be fairly hard on my bikes and I have yet to break anything.
I do a fair bit of Downhill riding and it rides beautifully, handles reasonable sized jumps with no nasty surprises.
Perfect size/geometry setup for me (6", 100Kg)


Weaknesses:    its a bit heavy for the up hill sections :) otherwise I love everything about it.

Bottom Line:   
Overall a fantastically built bike. Nicely spec'd components.
Based on a freeride frame, so can handle decent sized jumps but geometry may not suit some people. probably not ideal for lots of cross country riding but for your average weekend trail basher it is great.
value for money 10/10

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Favorite Trail:   Makara

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Burkes Cycles

Similar Products Used:   crappy old Specialized FSR

Bike Setup:   stock everything... riding for two years with absolutely no breakages! not yet tempted to do any upgrades.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonathan m a Weekend Warrior from burque' 505

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2007

Strengths:    stiff,stong,takes good drops off big stairs at the college and uptown plaza... i think it was made perfectly for my big frame(6'1", 230lbs)

Weaknesses:    my chain poped a few months ago and snapped off..... i replaced it wit a sram 30$ 9 spd chain......still makes popping noise on power stroke???

Bottom Line:   
this bike is perfect for jumpig off stuff and/or crashing.
i would change the pedals for more grip but whatever.. the stock is good for now.

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Favorite Trail:   trail?

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   some roady

Similar Products Used:   none... was a bmx street rider(circa 1990's)

Bike Setup:   only changed the chain and the tires to street knobs, seat is low and the contols are tucked inwards

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tommas kelly-tait a Downhiller from nelson south island new zealand

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2007

Strengths:    it is a mean bike with meany of good things on and in it its mean to jump and so on

Weaknesses:    it does not have many weaknesses

Bottom Line:   
its a great bike full stop and i highly reacomend it

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Favorite Trail:   fireball

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   r&r sport

Similar Products Used:   gt ruckus dj

Bike Setup:   for jumping

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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GT Ruckus Shore frame price

Hi guys Finally, FS frame with hub purchased, and i'm selling old frame. But i'm stucked with frame price. Can you help me with this problem? 300$ will be good price, or may be 250$, 200$, 350$ will be better choise? I've ridden bike carefully - no jumps, no extreme riding. Frame is in very good c ... Read More »

New Bike GT Ruckus Shore

Just bought a new ruckus shore. I am loving it so far. I started MT. Biking a year ago and started with full suspension and wanted to try something different. This bike is awesome. I took it on some rocks here in my neighborhood and it was incredible. Can't wait to get it out for a trail ride a ... Read More »

thinking about picking up a GT Ruckus Shore

I'v never had a Hardtail bike. My ride now is a Giant Reign with Z1 fr sl up front and I love that bike. I have been thinking about buying a hardtail just for something different, but i want to ride the same trails that i ride on my Reign. If i understand right, a hardtail is a complete different ... Read More »

GT Ruckus Shore or Cannondale Chase

Hey everybody, I'm doing more urban riding and learning to do some jumps. I am planning on buying a bike, but don't know which to go for. I want to use the bike for trails and city cruising as well, but have no idea what to get. I've ridden the Chase at Rays MTB Park in Cleveland and it was aweso ... Read More »

Ruckus shore

Anyone got any info on this? [url]http://www.bicycling.com/article/0,6610,s1-1-8-14764-1,00.html[/url] Cheers, BenRead More »

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