Gary Fisher Cake 4 XC Full Suspension

Gary Fisher Cake 4 XC Full Suspension 

DESCRIPTION

  • Main frame: Platinum Series ZR9000
  • Crank: Bontrager Select 44/32/22
  • Pedals: Shimano M505 clipless
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Deore
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 14, 2009]
EagleJohn
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Frame geometrie, Spv suspensions are the best. After great upgrades, it's a real tank!

Weakness:

All stock components!! Chainstuck problem at start and missshift. (2005 Black and dark Red)

A real CAKE!! Very soft and fast ride after a complet refresh. Also quiet and accurate shifting in a hard terrain and hill climbing. Ready for freeride/all montain/enduro and can be easily set for cross country. Man's best friend!!

Similar Products Used:

Rocky Montain Etsx-50, Devinci Moonracer SL4

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 08, 2009]
ejkhabibi
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Well, its a great all around bike. Strong as hell, and will do anything, anywhere, anytime. its a typical fisher. BRILLIANT geometry, and other parts.

Weakness:

Front suspension is an abomination. Needs disks... Drivetrain is terrible. Misshifts all the time. And WAY WAY to heavy. Mine weighs in at 34 pounds....

Well, its a great bike. i love it. however, it is NOT for any sort of competition use, or for anyone who is looking to be competitive. It is mearly, a brilliant all mountain bike for one who is looking for a great time. and doesnt care if he is 5 minutes behind the hardtails.

Similar Products Used:

ive ridden multiple bikes

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 04, 2006]
Brian H
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Stan's(Scoreboard RIP) magic to get me a deal!! Genesis geometry for stretched out positioning. Value for bike setup. Handling. V-brakes as I really didn't see a need for the disc brakes for almost exclusively XC dry riding. One of the few mid level bikes without disc brakes. All day rideability. Just did dawntilduskride.com for 6 hours and 50 miles as part of two man team over 12 hours.

Weakness:

Could be a little lighter, but not too bad for a $1500 FS. Would like a rear lockout. Still having a little trouble climbing the super steeps, but huge improvement over the moderate climbs compared to my hardtail.

I would by this bike again, easily. I might put more money into initial upgrades, like a new Manitou RSeven fork or chromoly egg beaters, XT front d. I would recommend this bike for some who has a long upperbody and/or likes the stretched out Genesis geometry, not found on other bikes from major manufacturers. I thought it was a great value, particularly with the upgrades. It is stable in the corners, handles good in the technical sections, climbs all but the super steeps with ease. I was told there was a month or some of transition needed between riding a hard tail and learning how to get used to a FS, but I did not find that at all with this bike.

Similar Products Used:

Jamis XC Comp, Jamis Dakar 2.0, Specialized Epic, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Santa Cruz Blur, Giant NRS, Cannodale FS's, GT FS's,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 17, 2006]
Ben Biljah
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great frame (Platinum Series ZR9000 Aluminum, and carbon seatstays), good components mostly Bontrager and Deore, and it looks as smooth as it rides. The brakes (Avid FR-5) though not Disc will get you out of a moderate jam.

Weakness:

The Manitou Splice Comp, 100mm is in need of an upgrade. The adjustable levers on the shock are made of plastic rather than aluminum. The bike could also use Disc Brakes to bring it up to date with other mid level full suspension bikes.

The bike would be perfect if it came with Disc Brakes and Fox Full suspension! Once a few upgrades are made the bike is ready to go anywhere and do anything!

Similar Products Used:

I seriously looked at the Jamis Dakar Sport for 1,100.00$ which is a great bike and a great buy, but I can't say much for the color choice... But in the end I liked the Fisher better than the Jamis although the Jamis had fox rear suspension and disc brakes.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 22, 2005]
chris brown
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Pretty much everything, front suspension could use an upgrade though.

Weakness:

none.

Absolutely awesome bike. great price. SWEET!

Similar Products Used:

trek fuel 80, trek fuel 70, Gary fisher Sugar 4+

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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