Gunnar 2001 Rock Hound Hardtail Bike

User Reviews (9)

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Kade Stackman   Cross Country Rider [May 19, 2003]
Strength:

everything, its steel, very strong

Weakness:

none what so ever, steel is real

build up a gunnar frame fully rigid and you will have yourself one great bike

Similar Products Used: schwinn moab, schwinn mesa, gt aggressor
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5
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Mark   Cross Country Rider [Sep 27, 2001]
Strength:

Great ride. Not everyone has one.

Weakness:

No clearcoat.

Aside from the ride and the value of this bike, which are both GREAT, I like the fact that not everyone has this bike. In fact when I show up to ride with a group I am pretty confident in two things 1) no one will have the same bike as me & 2) When the ride is over I will not be left wanting what someone else was riding. In our current "walmarting" trend, it's nice to find somthing unique. Gunnars are cool!

Similar Products Used: Only cheap steel and good aluminum.
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5
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5
Tyler   [Sep 24, 2001]
Strength:

Sturdy frame, at a 21 inch frame it has a reasonable weight (24 pounds built up), smooth assembaly, and nice feel.

Sweet, Kosher assembaly, godam

Similar Products Used: Gunnar makes a nice single speed (Ruffian) that I enjoyed.
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5
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5
Matt   Cross Country Rider [Jul 31, 2001]
Strength:

Steel Ride, low BB, stable handling. I love riding epics and not getting a sore back.

Weakness:

Paint is basic, chearcoat would help a lot. Mine is chipped from lose babyheads I kick up with my cranks.

I have raced it really hard since getting it in january. Very smooth, nice handling. Mine was about 4.4 lbs, sweet welds. I think its an exceptional value to get a US made steel frame for this price, as well as all the custom upgrade options available normally found on bikes twice as much. I like it so much I plan to get another one with an eccentric bottom braket so i can run a rear disk as well.

As an aside, one of the local racers broke his litespeed. Since litespeed consolidated, the service is crap. Six weeks to fix. So he would have been out for the season. Gunnar/Waterford worked with me and the customer had a snow yellow Rock Hound frame in his hands in a week. He likes the ride better, he is selling his litespeed when it comes back, which will more than cover the cost of his frame.

Similar Products Used: Fisher hardtails, Aluminum bikes, Tange Steel bikes
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5
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5
john   Cross Country Rider [May 29, 2001]
Strength:

Climbs awesome, way fast. rides like a dream, nobody else has one just like mine

Weakness:

i have not found any yet

i can climb all day on this bike, it is very light, very responsive, i dream of riding it and sometimes find myself just staring at it while doing my post ride cleaning. this is definetely among the sweetest bikes around right now. the price is definately right. i think i spent about $15OO building it up. bar none best money i ever spent

Similar Products Used: cannondale, test rode lots of other bikes
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5
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5
E Double D   Cross Country Rider [Jan 22, 2003]
Strength:

The geometry is perfect for tight, tech riding. But its not too twitchy when you get up to speed. Lowish bottom bracket rips turns. Its light, compliant, and nothing rides like steel!

Weakness:

None. Some people are complaining about the paint chipping, but its a mountian bike. Its going to get chipped and dinged. Just touch up the chips so it doesn't rust.

Nothing fancy to look at, but its the best ride I have owned. And even as a shop manager/buyer, I haven't found anything else yet that I would rather ride.

Similar Products Used: Too many to list
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5
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5
sarah rasmussen   Racer [Apr 28, 2003]
Strength:

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Weakness:

everything its all
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Similar Products Used: huffys coz there SSSSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIITTTTTTTT
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1
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1
Jim Cohen   Cross Country Rider [Dec 16, 2002]
Strength:

I put on a Kelly rigid front fork and the bikes Climbs like a dream, Even when I'm way off a fireroad or track the bike has enough bend to go over anything, Fast and quick on the road or on the trail... It is a one bike wonder. I've put my road bike to bed as well as my full suspention

Weakness:

I havn't found any yet.. Maybe the paintjob but Gunner runs a special with Waterford and gives you 3 choices to upgrade for free... I did so with the Waterford Dark Silver

This is by far the best value and bike I've ever been on.

The bike rides like a dream and it blends into the background perfectly so that people don't tend to knowtice it until they see me fly by..

Similar Products Used: Specialized S-works, Univega Ultima, Trek Fuel etc etc
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5
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5
Guy Spiher   Racer [Aug 06, 2001]
Strength:

A REAL BARGAIN

Weakness:

Maybe the paint Maybe not otherwise this bike is cherry

Straight out of the box I entered a 60 mile Mtb race. The bike climbs like a rocket.The ride is like buttah. I am the racer that Matt aludes to in the beginning of this review. The Litespeed was very slow to change direction fom side to side. It reqired quite a bit of control input. The Gunnar While not as agile as a Zaskar or a Yeti is just perfect for me.It is the perfect combination of handling , fast but not too fast. Yeah, steel is real. BONUS>>you should see the looks you get from some of the FREDS at the trail head. Yeah bro, it really is steel no it doesn't weigh a ton yes a battleship is also made of steel. Thanks to Les, Kristen, Matt and all the rest of the folks at Friendly Bike in Greensboro. Throw em a bone when you come to ride the kick butt trails in NC

Similar Products Used: Litespeed Ocoeeeeee weeeee weeeee
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5
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