GT I-Drive XC 2.0 XC Full Suspension

GT I-Drive XC 2.0 XC Full Suspension 

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[Nov 03, 2009]
lherndon
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light weight, good components, no bob, climbed good,

Weakness:

Sketchy in downhill corners. Frame Broke after four years.

This was a good light weight XC bike. I rode it fo 4 years.
After 4 years the top tube broke at the head set. I returned it to Performance Bikes. They contacted GT and one week later they replaced the 2005 XC with a brand new 2009 Marthon!!! Performance swapped out my upgrade parts and had the bike ready to go.
Great customer service from Performance Bikes and GT!!!!!!!!

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Mongoose,

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 03, 2005]
matias
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

brakes, the front susp,very smoth, weight, very good components

Weakness:

non

the rear suspencion , there is no bob, is very easy to setup, and climbs like a mountain goat.thr truvativ stylo cracks are exelent.

Similar Products Used:

trek fuel 7

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 20, 2006]
Mitch
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

**Follow Up to Review Below**

Weakness:

**Follow Up to Review Below**

**Follow Up to Review Below**

Got a call the next day from Performance Bike, it WASN'T the shock that failed, it was one of the bolts that hold the lower "leaf spring" on-- they replaced it and I re-ran the same route as on Saturday with no issues.

I'm going to rate this bike as 4 Chilis, but I'm putting down 5 Chilis to make up for my low rating from yesterday :)

-Mitch

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**Follow Up to Review Below**

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 19, 2006]
Mitch
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, good components, plush suspension, very little pedal bob

Weakness:

shock failed at 26 miles (rough down hill but no drops bigger than 1.5' or so)

I bought an 05 Ironhorse Warrior DS SE as my first real mountain bike, and loved it until I made the "mistake" of riding an 06 Specialized Epic and an 06 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR. Then I wanted the Epic because it was so much more efficient going uphill than my Ironhorse. BUT I couldn't swing the $2200+tax price tag of the Epic.

I ran across a new-old-stock 04 GT I-Drive XC 2.0 at Performance for $1109, minus 10% coupon, plus tax for $1078 out the door. I swapped on my usual tires/pedals/saddle and took it for a spin-- very happy with how well it climbed and how little pedal bob it had.

Yesterday I did a more aggressive ride at South Mountian (Mormon Trail up to National, then back down Mormon, a pretty rough trail). The bike definately doesn't soak up hits like the 5" travel Ironhorse, but it sure climbed the rough stuff easier without wanting to wheelie over backwards. On the way back down the suspension started clunking real bad-- the rear shock "top out" had failed. I dropped the bike off at Performance yesterday evening, still waiting to see what they will do to repair the shock.

I will post when my bike gets fixed and I put a few more miles on it.

Similar Products Used:

05 Ironhorse Warrior DS SE

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 09, 2005]
Darren

Strength:

Super light, almost bunny-hops by its self. Great use of off the shelf drive line. Standard LX cranks, XT Rear. Hydraulic disc brakes (Julie).

Weakness:

TIRES...What where they thinking? I washed out THREE TIMES on the first ride out.

In my market area (northern Va.) there are ten thousand places to buy ten thousand different makes and models. I might be too green to give this opinion of the bike but from what I could find for $1500.00, it's more than I expected. Great job GT. The bike sticks to the trail like paint, climbs fast, flies down-hill and screams through single-track.

Similar Products Used:

Looked hard at Specialized FSR disc, and Gary Fisher Cake.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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