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GT i-drive 6.0 2001

Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5
No. of Reviews: 5

Category: Full Suspension MTB

Brand: GT

GT i-drive 6.0 2001 description:
i-Drive design custom-machined aluminum, 4.6 inches travel
Suntour MD-252 fork
Shimano Acera
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Reviewed on: 7th Jul 2007
West Singapore
razgriz_03 Portrait Uploaded
(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 18
" Its Better Than Sex "
The Review
I Love GT Bikes. Hans Rey still uses it. Brian Lopes raced on it...Now with Kenda Tires...Heaven On Earth...My initial setup was 16kg. Feels like a DH bike. Its like having a Santa Cruz Nomad at real low price but hard to get 2001 model. Last saw at Tay Cycle. Race proven. This monster i race with got me 9th place at BT when everyone else was using lightweights. Salutes To GT!
Strengths
-i-Drive system reduces pedal bob(Fox RP23 can further reduce bob)
-Strictly offroad use
-Single pivot design(reduces pivot flexing)
-Care of bushings further lengthen pivot rigidity
-budget full-sus frame
-2001 design better than 2007
-Virtually no pedal bob during climbing
-Frame geometry allows up to 140mm fork(hence increase BB height; feels lyk DH bike)
-Its a SWEET ride at fraction of cost
-Worth keeping n upgrading
Weaknesses
-hefty weight
Duration of product used
More than 3 years
Bike Setup
GT i-drive 6.0
XTR hydro levers/XT 4pod calipers
XT/Saint shifters
XTR FD/Saint RD/XT Cassette
Saint crankset/DX Pedals
Fox Van 32 RLC/ Fox Van R shox
Alex SupraD rims/
Hone front hub/Quando Qlite rear hubs
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Reviewed on: 17th Aug 2005
PA - USA
Philthy Raggs
(Hit & Run Reviewer)
" Bike Rocks "
The Review
This bike rocks even with the stock components. I ride with people who paid $1000 and up for their bikes. The trails we ride are fairly technical - to rocky - to fast. The bike handles everything.

We are looking for riders in the Bucks County PA area:
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Strengths
Price - Ebay - $237 shipping and all!!
Frame - worth more than the price I paid - VERY upgradeable.
Weaknesses
Components - drive train, and shocks.
Duration of product used
Less than 1 month
Bike Setup
Stock - Time ATAC pedals
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Reviewed on: 13th Aug 2005
Richboro PA - USA
Philthy Raggs
(Hit & Run Reviewer)
" The Frame is worth the Price I paid - $237.50 on eBay shipping and all. "
The Review
I am excited to upgrade this bike - it has the eyelets for rear disk brakes - BIG PLUS. I have been beating it on a local MTN Bike Race course and even with the cheap components - it is doing great.

http://blood-sweat-and-gears.com/
Strengths
The Frame - Upgradeable
Weaknesses
Components are low quality - but like I said - The Frame is top quality.
Duration of product used
Less than 1 month
Bike Setup
Stock
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Reviewed on: 11th Jan 2002
Singapore
pierce
(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 12
" Budget Full Sus "
The Review
This review is for the frame and rear shock only coz the rest of the parts I've got are not from a stock I-Drive 6.0.
The ride is great typical of an I-Drive, only that it's pretty heavy, heavier than 5.0 and above coz the way it is built is different from the rest of the I-Drive series GT has but I see this as an advantage too coz it makes this frame much stronger than the others.
The seatstays are so flexy that a brake booster is a must for this frame unless you are using discs.
The rear shock has 0 adjustability except for preload.
Sure, all that I've listed so far are bad points but look at it this way you are only paying $800+ for this bike, much less than what a good hardtail would cost and you can always upgrade the parts when you have cash.
The major selling point of this bike is it's I-Drive system and it's price. The frame is sweet so it's definitely worth buying, keeping and upgrading.
Highly recommend for anyone just starting out or with a tight budget and wants a full sus. So go out and get one now b4 it's all gone.
Weaknesses
Heavy, Rear Shock, Flexy seatstay, Lousy welds.
Duration of product used
Less than 1 month
Bike Setup
Gt I-Drive 6.0, Pyslo SL, Deore/XT drive, Avid SD3, Syncros Big Box.
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Reviewed on: 20th Oct 2001
Singapore
peugeot
(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 6
" Value for money "
The Review
For Budget concious riders seeking a FS bike. This is the ONE. For less than 1k, it's a steal. I got mine for $800. Upgrade to XT rd and rd for $80. Never tried the Suntour fork. Change Front shock to RST Aerosa AET immediately after buying.A very comfortable bike due to rear shock. Some says it bobs, but I can't feel it.I think it all depends on the rider's preference and suitability.Got it in Silver colour. Riding at BT has never been so comfortable.I've never regretted buying this bike and never will. Cheers
Strengths
Sub $1000 Full suspension bike. i-Drive really works.
Weaknesses
Kinda heavy, Some parts needs upgrading. Changed the Taiwan BB after 1 ride.
Duration of product used
3 months
Bike Setup
Gt i-Drive6.0,RST Aerosa AET shocks, Textro Brakes, Acera 8speed shifters, XT Front d & Rear d, XT BB, Michelin Wildgripper XL S ( back), Michelin Wildgripper Front S ( front), Shimano spd M-515, Cateye Tomo XC. The rest are OEM.
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