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2013 GT Ruckus Dj Zero Bike

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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Featured Review

“Great bike with a lot of pop.”

The Good: Smooth ride, relatively light, pops off jumps nicely, GT brand components are surprisingly nice.

The Bad: At this price point, the fork is pretty decent, but on tall jumps that are short front-to-back, it could benefit from being a bit stiffer. Very nice for longer, flowy jumps though. The seat is horrible.

Overall Review:

I ride at Ray's MTB Cleveland every week or so and have rented the Trek Ticket for the past 2 years. I loved the way the Ticket rode, but could not quite stomach the price of it so I compared its geometry to virtually every bike I could think of (crazy-looking spreadsheet)! I found that the GT Ruckus DJ Zero had as close of a geometry as I could get at a reasonable price and went for it, although I was a bit nervous about the potential weight. The bike turned out far better than I could have ever expected! It arrived weighing 28.9 lbs. I dropped a little weight by switching the seat/seatpost (fixed seat/seatpost was uncomfortable) and am in the process of upgrading the fork to a Manitou Circus Expert (.5 lb savings). The biggest thing I have been impressed with is how much less effort it is jump things. The chromoly frame (Ticket is aluminum) really springs off of the face of jumps and absorbs any rough landings. My knuckles are no longer sore after 5 hours at Ray's! The shorter chainstays and lower bottom bracket also helped with manualing and carving thru the S-turns.

Do not shy away from this bike thinking it will be heavy or because it has GT-brand components. I've worked at a bike shop in the past and owned a lot of various kinds of bikes and feel qualified to say the parts on this are really nice. Add your own seat, grips, and pedals and you will LOVE this bike.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Model Year 2013
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Urban
Sizes and Geometry

M, L View Geometry

Size M L
Top Tube Length 22.7 23.0
Head Tube Angle 68° 68°
Head Tube Length 4.7 4.7
Seat Tube Angle 73.5° 73.5°
Seat Tube Length 12.8 12.8
Bottom Bracket Height 11.8 11.8
Chainstay Length 15.7 15.7
Wheelbase 41.1 42.2
Standover 29.2 29.2
Reach
Stack
Frame Material 100% Butted Cr-Mo with External DT Gussett, 3D Dropouts with Integrated Axle Adjust
Rear Travel N/A
Rear Shock N/A
Fork Recon Silver R, Coil with Rebound Adjust, 20mm Maxle Dropout with Axle, 1-1/8" Steel Steerer, Extra Heavy Spring
Fork Travel
Head Tube Diameter Integrated 1-1/8"
Headset FSA Impact, 1-1/8" Integrated Design 45x45 Degree Sealed Bearing
Handlebar GT Alloy Double Butted 31.8 x 680mm, 50mm Rise
Stem GT Alloy 50mm Reach 31.8mm Clamp
Grips GT Wings Logo 130mm Single Compound
Brakes
Brake Levers Promax XL-91 Mini V-Type AL 2 Finger Lever with Reach Adjust
Shifters N/A
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur N/A
ISCG Tabs ISCG Mount
Chainguide N/A
Cranks GT Tubular Cr-Mo 3 Piece, 175mm, Cold Forged, 19mm x 8 Tooth Spline Spindle
Chainrings 26 Tooth GT 6.35mm CNC AL
Bottom Bracket Euro Sealed Bearing
Pedals GT Low Profile Large Size Platform Design, PP Material, Boran Axle
Chain KMC Z410
Cassette 12 Tooth
Rims Alex SX44, Double Wall, 32 Hole
Hubs Formula DH Front Disc 2Sb Front, Formula Disc Single Speed Sealed Bearing Rear
Spokes 14g
Tires Tioga Powerblock 26"x2.1"
Saddle GT Dirt Design Unifed Padded Saddle with Post
Seatpost Integrated with Saddle, 135mm
Seat Post Diameter
Seatpost Clamp Integrated
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 10x135mm Cr-Mo Axle with 10 to 14mm AL Hat Washers
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts No
Colors White
Warranty
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $1100.00
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry