GT i-Drive 7 3.0 Freeride Full Suspension

GT i-Drive 7 3.0 Freeride Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: New design 6061 heat treated i-Drive
  • Brake Levers: Hayes Sole open system lever with cold forged blade.
  • Handlebar: Truvativ Hussefelt, 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Stem: Truvative Hussefelt, forged 6061 heat treated aluminum
  • Headset: FSA "Hammer" Cro-mo sealed bearing free ride specific, 1 1/8"
  • Saddle: SDG new Bel Air

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 06, 2009]
outtashapeguy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Can be had for less than $7-800.00. Decent components for the price. All the pivot bearings are easy to access with a BB tool and the bearings are tapered headset bearings(easy to find) Minimal pedal bob when hammering due to I-drive. The geometry seems spot on for it's intended purpose.

Weakness:

Fairly heavy. Stock suspension is kinda under rated for how fast you can push the chassis. Brakes are not the greatest(Hayes sole. The Tioga Blue dragons okay for cruising, but break loose to easy.

For what I have into this bike, I am really happy with the way it is turning out. I have mabe a "G" into this thing so far, counting some of the stock stuff I sold on ebay. I would recommend this bike if you are a larger rider and love a solid chassis as well as a decent climber(if you have the lungs. Go out and buy it for next to nothing spend a couple hundred on some decent components and you have yourself a great heavy all mountain/ light freeride bike.

Similar Products Used:

Giants DS-3, GT LTS, Enduro FSR

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 23, 2008]
Bob
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong frame, easy pedaling i-drive, excellent down hill, responsive, fits like a glove

Weakness:

none

This bike rocks. swapped out 400 lbs spring for 550. Weight 200. marzocchi forks a big improvement over ome stance bunt. There do not appear to be to many around. I have only seen one other GT 7 and that was at Whilstler during crank works. I would recommend this bike to any serious mountain biker into down hill free ride. A little heavy for all mountain but could be lightened up by using lighter tires.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 02, 2008]
SATAN
Downhiller

Strength:

Its the best all round bike i've ever had, going up is ok, but downhill is where this bike really comes to life.

Weakness:

stock rims(alex dp 20) are abit weak, i've stuck a flat spot on my rear rim doing a 2 foot jump, the stock front forks have reliability issues.
but these can be solved by new rims and better front forks.

This is a very very good bike for the money, the frame is bombproof, the whole bike is just simply the best, change the rims and the front forks for better ones then you are race ready, SERIOUSLY GET THIS BIKE, NOW.

Similar Products Used:

Kona stinky(CRAP)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 18, 2007]
david foulds
Downhiller

Strength:

very strong frame and rims

Weakness:

standard forks (manitou stance blunt 150mm)

Brilliant at going downhill fast ans brilliant at taking you up a hill and will not tire you out

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 30, 2006]
Jeremy
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Strong Frame, 7" travel front and rear perfect for freeriding.

Weakness:

500lb spring that come with shock is too hard for my weight, 80kg, needed 400lb

Awsome alround bike, climbs with no bob, unless you push it hard(out of the saddle).

Similar Products Used:

GT Team LTS

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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