Gary Fisher PHD Freeride Hardtail

  • 95-140mm travel
  • 1.5" reinforced headtube
  • Bontrager King Earl wheelsystem
  • Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
  • RockShox Pike 409 Coil U-Turn fork
  • Bontrager Big Earl Freeride Platform pedals

User Reviews (6)

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squi6   Weekend Warrior [Sep 16, 2008]
Strength:

lots i liked the feel of the frame, im a shorter rider and the frame fit me alot better, if your short this would be a good bike

Weakness:

the springs are a little week, price this is like a 2000.00 doller bike and it has some cheap parts i would sell it brand new for 1300

it works, it is wat it is. it likes being airborne, it goes pretty smooth down trails fer a hard tail. the frame is a monster ot will not break ever. i little heavy if you dont like weight. only rode it fer 6 hours "demo"

Similar Products Used: gary fisher mullet, kona stinky primo, santa cruz chamillion
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Nat   Weekend Warrior [Jul 02, 2007]
Strength:

great looking, great parts. it got rockshox pikes, probably the best forks in the market for that price range, i was so impressed by the forks im goin to get them for my bitter

Weakness:

not much........ price, only has 9 gears and i do trail riding so..... yes

i was going to get this but then i didnt, it was a great deal at $2000 aussie, which is 1500 of the standard price, but the bitter was a good deal as well at 1000 aussie dollars with 1000 off. If your intrested in this bike go check it out at clarence street cyclery in sydney city.

Similar Products Used: gary fisher bitter, giant stp 0, specialized p2.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
kevin thum   Weekend Warrior [Mar 04, 2008]
Strength:

really strong frame, hadle pretty good, catches lots of air, love the shimano x9s,

Weakness:

pretty heavy, lighter than some bikes,the geomatery, not good for flat land, bmx stuff

its a beast, totall tank, good for dirt jumping, ok for trails, theres better freerides out there

Similar Products Used: mullet
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Jonathan   Weekend Warrior [Mar 09, 2008]
Strength:

Extremely strong, stiff frame. Has excellent component spec for the price. Geometry is as close to perfect as I've been able to find. Light (in comparison to a Kona Cowan and Brodie Brute). It's super easy to get up on the back tire.

Weakness:

Personally, I'm not a fan of riser bars, so I switched to a flatter bar. Cable routing isn't as clean as it could be.

This bike is purpose built for dirt jumping. It is not designed for Cross country, and shouldn't be compared to a cross country bike. If you are looking for a bomb-proof bike to handle all of you airing needs, this is it. The parts are solid, and the frame can take anything. But if you are looking for a fersatile hardtail to handle a wide range of riding, this isn't the bike for you.

Similar Products Used: Trek Jack, Brodie Brute, Gary Fisher Mullet, Cannondale Chase, Rocky Mountain Flow, Kona Cowan, Specialized P3
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Shannon Hansen   Weekend Warrior [Apr 16, 2006]
Strength:

Great Bike

Weakness:

None

Great Bike. I dont know what else to say about it. It can go on mountain trails and up the hills it was easy peddling. It seemed like it wants to work with you and also lets you get a good workout. For me being asthmatic, I thought it was going to strain my asthma as others have, however, I didnt find the same strain as I have with other bikes.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Victor Pagé   Weekend Warrior [Oct 31, 2007]
Strength:

every damn thing on the bike, no jokes

Weakness:

maybey put stiffer springs in the pike, maybey a 2 inch rise handlebars

10 ON 10 if you have enof money get this bike, its beter than most bikes, the frame is a beast, its not heavy, and handles f%$%?&* well

Similar Products Used: none is close to this
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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