Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14

    2010 Gt Ruckus UF

    Im thinking about getting the 2010 Gt Ruckus UF. What do you think? Geometry? Is there different sizing? Weight? Price?Easy to jump? If you know the weight that would be great. Is it better than the 2010 Eastern thunderbird other than the forks because im gonna upgrade the forks.Also, im 5"0 is it to big for me?
    Last edited by Michael G; 02-08-2010 at 12:19 PM.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    I will be doing 6ft-12ft long doubles and tables as well as some urban riding.
    Last edited by Michael G; 02-08-2010 at 03:45 PM.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Wulf1971's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    123
    I think you could do better. I don't know too much about the components on that bike, but the fork seems like junk. I would look at the Haro's near that price range.
    Ignoranus: (N) A person who is both stupid and an a**hole.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Thats why I said other than the forks because im getting the argyle 318 set for my birthday.

  5. #5
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    Parts aren't great, but not bad. Pretty similar to others in that sort of price range/genre.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Parts aren't great, but not bad. Pretty similar to others in that sort of price range/genre.
    What bikes are in that price range? Have you rode the 2010 Gt Ruckus Uf ?

  7. #7
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    Do the legwork yourself. It's not hard to come up with that answer.

    I've not ridden the 2010. I have ridden the older UF24 and it was not bad.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    What is the weight? I saw someone said 34lbs. Is that normal? What is an average weight for dirt jumpers? The weight is the only thing holding me back from going to order it right now.
    Sorry for so many questions I always just jump my Fit Trail 1 im new to dirt jump bikes.
    Thanks
    Michael

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Im about to buy it !!! Please reply if you know the weight. I dont want to take a shot in the dark.

  10. #10
    I Void Waranties
    Reputation: Punkeyboozter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    541
    where are the pics? did you get it ? The best advise would be to try before you buy
    The 1st production mountain bike was sold in 1984.
    Anti EBB

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    No not yet . Ive called every shop in socal and nobody has it. I called one shop and he said it is a great bike other than the fork but he doesnt carry GT anymore. Ive been looking at other bikes now since i cant demo it.

  12. #12
    24v
    24v is offline
    Scratch That Itch
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    375
    Just get a 2010 Specialized P1. Looks similiar, has better parts, and should be close on pricing.
    Last edited by francois; 11-10-2012 at 10:44 AM.

  13. #13
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    Parts on the Specialized are not really any better... and nor is the geometry.

  14. #14
    24v
    24v is offline
    Scratch That Itch
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    375
    Quote Originally Posted by XSL_WiLL
    Parts on the Specialized are not really any better... and nor is the geometry.
    I feel they are, but I guess that could all be opinion. What bike would you choose in that price range?

  15. #15
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    I would say the Tektro brakes are somewhat better than the BB5s. Nothing wrong with the BB5s... they're just not that great.

    Cranks, stem, bars are all in-house generic stuff. Probably about comparable. The 22.2 bars specced on the GT will be a bit easier on the wrists though.

    The DJ3 is not really any better than the Suntour. No real damping.

    Wheels and seatpost/seat on the GT are a bit nicer.

    GT is also 140 bucks cheaper.

  16. #16
    24v
    24v is offline
    Scratch That Itch
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    375
    So, if you were spending 7-800 bucks the GT Ruckus would be your choice?

  17. #17
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    Eastern Nighttrain has been known to go on sale for 849.

    Haro Steel Reserve 1.2 is even cheaper at 675 and has decent geometry.

    DK Asterik is 675 dollars, weighs 32 pounds and has similar parts.

    Giant STP SS sells for about 850. Frame is light. Parts are decent. Geometry is nice. Not the most durable bike though if you go big. It does have a 20mm TA fork though... not too many cheaper bikes do.

    Kona Shonky sells for 900.

    Scott Voltage 0.2 sells for 850.

    But I'm not interested in DJ bikes in the pricepoint, so I would buy none of them.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    345
    Save up a few more bucks and get a black market, you wont be disappointed.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Thanks! One more thing ... The Suntour Duro D and the Dj 3 forks can compare? I thought the Dj 3 was way better.

  20. #20
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    No. DJ 3 is a low end fork with no real damping. It uses elastomers...

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Is there sizes for it? this video shows a medium but I cant find anything anywhere else
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIqfPip9n_Q

    Im 5"0 what size should I get ?

  22. #22
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    M is the only size it is available in.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    So do you think a 23.6 inch top tube is to big for me? Im 5"0

  24. #24
    the giant.
    Reputation: gbosbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    720
    get the haro steel reserve 1.2. my friend has it and its amazing. pretty strong rims...theyve taken a few hard hits. the fork is 9mm bolt on. thats the problem...the argyle 318 is 20mm through axle. you would need a new front hub or wheel...thats going to be a problem on all the bikes in that price range.

    i highly recommend the eastern nighttrain too. it already has the argyle 318 on it, but if you still get the 318 set for ur birthday or whatever it was, you can sell the second set..


    just be aware with the forks. lower priced bikes typically have standard dropouts, where higher priced ones usually have 20mm through axles...

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    14
    Never thought of that thanks!! That helped alot i know of the eastern night train i dont want purple but i dont want to pay $150 extra for black. Please post your purple night trains so i can see the purple better. In other pics they purple looked like a girls color

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •