Gary Fisher Big Sur 2003 Hardtail

Gary Fisher Big Sur 2003 Hardtail 

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[Aug 04, 2012]
Dave Kolby

Strength:

Strong, responsive, GREAT components for price, great looks, great geometry, light weight, can't say enough.

Weakness:

Only weakness is they are not easy to come by which is not a weakness for anyone besides those looking to by one. If you see one BUY IT! The frame ALONE is worth $400.00 or more in todays market.

Fast, responsive, great features. Strong, light. If you can find one for $600.00 or less snag it! It's "old school" sort of, but built better than many of the 2009 and 2010's that are out there today.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 10, 2006]
Lozza
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light frame. Great looks. Good geometry. Very fast and great on single track. Simple clean lines.

Weakness:

Rear disc mount is old hayes type.

Use this bike both to commute and single track with the Pace RC31 carbon rigid forks. Very light build and looks the dogs.
Very fast on the road now, and XC as well. Had to re-learn how to ride off road again as the rigid forks are not forgiving of my deficiencies. Loads more fun riding technical single track on rigid. Is improving my skill level no end.
Just love this bike and the colour, cheap purchase for frame only from ebay.
If genesis geometry is for you, this is a cracking frame / bike.

Similar Products Used:

GF Marlin. Giant XTC. Spesh Rockhopper.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 01, 2004]
Erik Schoenbeck
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light weight, genesis geometry, overall look, shimano components.

Weakness:

The seat is very stiff and uncomfortable.

I think this is a very good bike. The main reason I chose it over the Trek 8000 is the geometry and the color scheme. The bike shifts very well in tough situations. I have bottomed out a few times on very rough trails, but little or no damage to the bike. The adjustable fork works well, but I am still trying to find the right setting for what fits my riding style. Overall, a good, lightweight bike, which is the reason I chose it over a full suspension.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 8000, Giant NRS 3.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 24, 2003]
Jacob Probus
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great lightweight frame, good components, great bontrager wheels, awesome tires, great fork, did i mention lightweight.

Weakness:

none so far

great bike for the money. i have a buddy with a klein attitude comp. it was like 1300 dollars and virtually all are components are the same and weight is very similar. i have a 21 inch frame and his is 17.5 and weight is still very similar. ride bikes. have fun.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 17, 2003]
Special K
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It rides really good and gets the job done. That's all I need.

Weakness:

None so far. However, I recommend switching out the regular seatpost for a suspension seat post. It adds very little weight and makes the ride so much more comfortable and therefore you ride better.

Great bike for the money. I had two full suspensions before moving to this hard tail and I really like it so far. It's taken some adjustment but I think I like the hardtail better than the full suspension for the type of riding I do.

The "genesis geometry" is why I bought the Gary Fisher over the Specialized and Jamis. After multiple test rides on all three bike the Gary Fisher just felt better than the others and the "genesis geometry" concept makes sense.

I ride about twice a week and ride some pretty technical stuff and this bike handles it all very well. I've crashed many times and the only problem so far has been a bent derailier hanger that was quickly fixed.

It's a lightweight bike with good componenets. I also really like the feature where you can adjust the height of the front shock. This is a great idea.

Similar Products Used:

Test rode the Specialized Stump Jumper multiple times and I also test rode the Jamis Dakota XC.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 24, 2003]
Adam Maziarz
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Great Hardtail,good set of stock components. nice forks, drivetrain, ect. Also VERY light!!!!!!

Weakness:

none really...

Great bike worth the money... It is definatly better to buy this bike than a cheap full suspension bike. The good stock components are worth the 1000$. GREAT BIKE!!!

Similar Products Used:

Rockhopper, FSR enduro comp

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 07, 2003]
Ben Skidmore
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Excellent hard tail for the money. Good components. Real nice ride.

Weakness:

Rock Shox Duke XC with U-turn has issues. The travel is supposed to be 63-108, but it is more like 70-85.

Excellent bike for an intermediate rider.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 03, 2004]
Clay Hood
Racer

Strength:

Very light Good on most technical parts This bike is awesome. Intermidiate riders will love this bike.

Weakness:

Have not discovered any yet

Wonderful bike just rub the lube of the seatpost and hit the trails!

Similar Products Used:

trek 8000

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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