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    Post your Ruckus thread.

    I've noticed it doesn't seem like there are many people on MTBR riding GT Ruckuses'. Prove me wrong please. Gt Ruckuses are awesome freeride/dj bikes.

    Heres mine:
    It's a 2006 Ruckus 7 2.0

    Lets see yours, don't be shy.
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    Sweet Ruckus bro. Mine's still hanging in the garage waiting for parts. It's more like waiting for money to afford the parts. I wanna put a boxxer fork on it but they are sooo pricey even on ebay and used.
    2009 GT Marathon Team,GT Force 2.0, GT Jelly Belly TT (nude carbon), and a very special Todd Wells Zaskar.

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    I feel like a boxxer would be too tall for it, unless your doing exclusively DH. Personally I ride this bike for everything, uphill, downhill, urban tricks and such. I have even been known to commute on it. I use to run a 2005 Marzocchi 66r, which had an axle/crown length of 575mm, which was way too tall for climbing. A 200mm boxxer has a 568mm A/C, which isn't significantly shorter. I've found my 160mm domain to be that sweet spot for A/C height.

    But nothing wrong with a boxxer if you don't plan on doing extensive climbing.
    although it would be a shame, because this bike climbs so darn well. People are always surprised that mine weighs 40lbs or so, because I climb so fast on it.

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    I bet people are suprised when they see you climbing with that beast. I actually am planning on using it mostly for the DH stuff. I have my GT Force for all the fun climbing AM stuff, but I will ride it on my local trails every once in a while just to see how it rides in the twisty flat stuff.
    2009 GT Marathon Team,GT Force 2.0, GT Jelly Belly TT (nude carbon), and a very special Todd Wells Zaskar.

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    2002 iDrive Ruckus 2.0 Bike Check

    This bike is not totally done, still need new wheels, chain guide and a more modern crankset, but i want to contribute to this thread. Sram rear shifter/derailleur are in the mail (im not to jazzed on shimano anymore). Right now its my only serious mountain bike so i set it up with a AM-ish bike in mind. The rear shock is slightly longer than the original setup, but it was waaaayyyy tooooooo slack and low with the original fox vanilla rc.






    Fork: RockShox Sektor RL Dual Position 150/120
    Shock: Fox DHX 5.0
    Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
    Brakes: Hayes El Camino with 203mm hayes rotors
    Rear Wheel: Tioga Factory DH laced to DT/hayes hub (temp)
    Front Wheel: Sunline V1 DH (temp)
    Tires: Forte Pisgah 2.3
    Bars: Sunline 762 flat
    Stem: Sunline v1 AM
    Grips: Sette File
    Crankset: Raceface 36,26 with BBG bash
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano something or other
    Pedals: Forte Convert
    Chain: Sram something
    Cassette: PG970
    Shifters: Fr X7, Rr Sram Attack
    Derailleurs: Fr LX, Rr XT
    Seatpost: Nth Degree MTN
    Saddle: Nashbar Gr2

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    Whatchya need a new crankset for. You know that raceface is sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggyr333 View Post
    Whatchya need a new crankset for. You know that raceface is sick
    I want something lighter, longer and that can take a smaller granny ring. also because i can.

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    Big Bike Friday Night commute...

    ... means Ruckus.

    Pedal to top, watch sunset, drop seat, descend. Smiiiiile...
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    I do love the look of the newer ruckuses. It's a shame they don't seem to be available in the U.S. for 2012.

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    I have to agree...

    ... but perhaps I'm a bit biased!

    This one replaced an older Ruckus 1.0 (eccentric model like the others in this thread). That one was set up similar to scmalex's, with a 7.875" shock paired with a 160mm Lyrik. And the 1.0 version had the 150/12mm axle from the DHi so it was stout and fun, served me very well for many years.

    But this one's light years better!

    Time to ride, Big Bike Friday Night beckons!

    Next stop:
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    im working on this but needing some lower[bottom] shock mount bolts/nuts

    been posting in i-drive section and now ruckus section, i think i found them at bikelab in NZ, but they wont ship to the US so im still looking.


    thanks

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    Hah, I was watching that frame on Ebay. Not because I wanted it, but because I wanted to know what the market is like on these frames. When My ruckus needed parts, I wheeled it into Performance Bike (as they are GT dealers). They fixed me right up.

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    yea, unfortunatly i have no performance bike in my state.

    i wonder if they even have something so small as these shock mount nuts/studs

    doug hunt

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    They wouldn't have the bolts, no, but they have a direct line to GT themselves (something us commonfolk aren't likely to have), And GT is very likely to have the parts you need. Performance can order them, and ship them to you I'm sure.

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    Trying to determine the front derailer type for my 2002 Ruckus 2.0
    All i got was the frame and rear shock, so im guessing on the fitment
    Looks like from the pictures i should get a low clamp (top swing) ??

    Thanks for any help

    Doug Hunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray230sx View Post
    Trying to determine the front derailer type for my 2002 Ruckus 2.0
    All i got was the frame and rear shock, so im guessing on the fitment
    Looks like from the pictures i should get a low clamp (top swing) ??

    Thanks for any help

    Doug Hunt
    you would be correct. i believe its 31.8.

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    2003 Ruckus 2.0

    Finished putting this one together early this spring. This is my second Ruckus, the last one was a 2002. I found this 2003 as a NOS frame and gave my nephew the 2002

    2003 Ruckus 2.0
    2011 Fox Vanilla RC
    2011 Marzocchi 55tst2
    WTB Dual Duty FR wheel set with Laser disc hubs
    Brakes: Shimano Hone 203 front and 185 rear
    Shifters: Shimano Hone
    Truvativ Hussefelt crank
    Truvativ stem and handle bar
    Derailleurs are deore lx from a 1999 GT XCR 4000
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    Nice !!!

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    ok, i have to paint a little on the swingarm of my ruckus frame, its the gray in post #11 and #12.
    anyone know what the paint was called? im probably just gonna get something close and just touch up the swingarm, but i thought i would ask........


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    Update of my 2006 Ruckus 7. right after a nice bath.

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    I see you have changed your stem and seatpost since the first pictures....

    went to a setback seatpost, is that for any certain reason or just what you like?

    what stem length are you running?

    thanks

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    Old seatpost went on a bike that it was needed more (the other bike is long as hell so a setback on it would make it hard to ride for me) so it got the fsa seatpost by deafault. Stem is 60mm, same length as the old one. I just broke it.

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    Is 60mm length what came when it was new?
    I have bought some parts, including a big 31.8 riser bar but the
    shortest stem i have is 90mm.
    Still collecting parts, i have m770 shifters(9speed) and m770-9 crankset/sealed cartridge
    headset/seat
    still gotta get the seatpost/rotors/wheelset//cassette/chain/cablehousings
    I actually have a m780 front derailer sent to me wrongly so they refunded my
    money-so im still needing fd-m770(mega9) + rd-m771 top normal

    Gettin there

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    Ok, so for you guys with complete ruckus's im looking at m770/m771 front derailleur?
    Do i need 63-66 degree or 66-69 ?
    Im gonna try and measure this evening but thought i would ask as
    mine is a frame project so i have no reference

    Thanks
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    Mine was a project built from the frame up, so idk what stem it came with. I'm guessing it was on the shorter side, <50mm or so. i climb on mine so i got a longer stem. as far as front derailleurs go... I have no idea what you're talking about. I just bought a basic x-7 low clamp for mine, and it works great.

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