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2014 Ruckus Dj

Even your imagination can’t limit this. Ever since you can remember you’ve looked at the world in terms of what you could ride a bike off of, over, or onto: piles of dirt transform to perfect jumps before your eyes, and sets of stairs blur the scenery beyond a ledge. From urban assault to a dirt blitzkrieg, the Ruckus DJ’s muscular build is a testament to the fact that even your imagination can’t limit your ride.

KEY FEATURES

2014 GT Dirt Design single speed frame with Cr-Mo Big Tubes (T/T, D/T), DT Gussett, MID BB , Disc Brake mount, External 1-1/8" H/T, 3/8" Dropouts

GT Bmx Pro Race fork with 100% butted Cr-Mo Butted Steerer And Blades, 3/8" Dropouts

GT Tubular Cr-Mo 3Pc crank arms with Cold Forged Cr-Mo 19mm x 8T Spline Spindle, 5mm 25T GT AL Chain Wheel

Alex DUS Rims Double Wall, 32F/36R Hole for strong and durable wheels

Mechanic Disc for the rear wheel so you can skid to a stop 140mm rotor

Promax XL-91 Mini V-Type AL 2 Finger Lever w/ Reach Adjust

GT Top Load BMX stem with Cold Forged Clamp, 50mm Ext

GT Dirt Design Unifed Padded Saddle w/ Post 

Specs
Sizes: M, L
Frame: 2014 GT Dirt Design S/S, Cr-Mo Big Tubes (T/T, D/T), DT Gussett, MID BB, Disc Brake Mount, External 1-1/8" H/T, 3/8" Dropouts
Fork: GT 26" Dirt Fork, 100% Cr-Mo Butted 1-1/8"Steerer & Blades, Tapered 31.8-28.6mm, 3/8" Dropouts
Chain: KMC Z410
Crank: GT Tubular Cr-Mo 3Pc., 175mmL Arms, Cold Forged Cr-Mo 19mm x 8T Spline Spindle, 5mm 28T GT AL Chain Wheel
Bottom Bracket: Mid Sealed Bearing
Pedals: GT Low Profile Large Size Platform Design, Nylon Material, Cr-Mo Axle
Cog Set: 13T Freewheel
Rims: 26" BX-32 Double Wall, 32H Front/36H Rear
Tires: GT Sandbox MTB, Wire Bead 26" x 2.35" F/R
Hubs: GT Alloy Body, Sealed Bearing 3/8" Heat-Treated Axle, 32F/36R Hole
Spokes: 14G Steel 3 Cross F/R, Black
Nipples: 14G Brass, Black
Brake: Mechanic Disc, Int Standard Mount, AL Caliper, Ventilation Stainless Steel Rotor: 140mm
Brake Levers: Promax XL-91 Mini V-Type AL 2 Finger Lever w/Reach Adjust
Handlebar: GT Perfromer 100% Cr-Mo; 690mm Width, 100mm Rise, 8? Back Sweep, 3? Up Sweep, Classic Performer Cross Bar Design 22.2mm Cross Bar OD
Stem: GT Top Load Design w/Cold Forged Clamp, 50mm Ext
Grips: GT DOHC 130mmL Single Compound
Headset: 1-1/8" Threadless, Steel
Saddle: GT Dirt Design Unifed Padded Saddle w/Post
Seat Post: Integrated w/Saddle, 25.4mm x 200mmL
Seat Clamp: Alloy Clamp, 28.6mm

*All prices and specifications subject to change without notice.
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2014 Ruckus Dj
 
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4.0

A modern interpretation of the BMX bike.

By Pat Gavin

from Baltimore, Md

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Comments about 2014 Ruckus Dj:

        When my bike arrived at the store and I picked it up I was kind of taken back by the ride. As a kid I had a 1999 GT Vertigo freestyle bike. It was a typical 20'' BMX style bike. But as an adult I have only had multi-speed larger road and mountain bikes. So riding a single speed again was a bit of a relearning process. At first I thought the gearing was way too low for the street. I considered trying to replace the sprocket with a larger one but decided to just ride it more. As I rode it I started to actually like the gearing set up pretty well. In gear inches it is a 56 and ideally you want around 55, so it was even on the taller side and actually better than most 26'' bikes. It is a fast bike and small and maneuverable. I ride mostly in the city and sometimes even commute on the train to work with it. At 30 years old I'm not really going to risk breaking a leg in the skate park but I can appreciate having a bike I can jump curbs with while city riding. It is not super light but not super heavy either. I wish it was maybe a few pounds lighter which would help hopping curbs and obstacles a little easier. On even slight "ramps" such as speed bumps the stiff frame allows you to pump really hard and I can easily get 2 feet of air off just that. This bike is a brute. I expected the tires to be cheap but they are actually amazing. The 2.3'' width is wider than my 29'' MTB's tires. It feels like you are rolling around on the Batcycle or something. I'm 6'0'' and bought the large size. It has the same top tube length as my size large Karakoram but obviously on a more compact frame. After moving the handlebars forward more it feels pretty comfortable. I might replace the handlebars with ones maybe a inch higher but I'm not sure yet. After riding a bit I don't find it to be so strange anymore.

        Now that I got the good out of the way I will admit it has some shortcomings. I feel like for the price and considering it already has a disc brake why not use a freehub instead of a freewheel? It would open you up to a lot more gearing options. Right now you are stuck with the 13t freewheel, that is as small as it gets. The seat this bike comes with is integrated into the seat post. Most modern BMX bikes have a super low seat that is basically worthless. I guess the idea is to have nothing in the way if you come down hard. But if you are riding on the street and even want to just sit down while rolling down a hill to rest, the sandpaper texture of the seat and awkward angle will tear you up. First thing I changed on this bike was adding a longer seat post to accept a seat with rails. A fat gel seat gives it a nice ride when you are sitting down and coasting. Another annoying factor on this bike is the disc brake. By the nature of a BMX bike having to use the horizontal drop outs to tension the chain this also moves the position of the brake rotor forward or back. There are some slots in the frame for the caliper bracket to help position the caliper better but they aren't ideal. The Promaster 310 brake caliper is not great. It can stop ok and can easily lock the rear wheel up but after adjusting it many ways and getting a badly squealing brake I'm not sold on it. A nicer brake setup would be good considering it only has one brake. The graphics on the bike are very cool and are WWII Corsair fighter plane themed. The downside is these are just stickers and even when it was brand new they were already peeling off. They should have made it part of the paint job like 99% of bikes have. I suppose eventually I will have to peel them off if they get rough looking. The stock grips on the bike aren't horrible but I replaced them with locking grips right away that felt better on my hands. This bike is stiff and you will be hurting after some jumps so nice grips help a lot. The only other complaints I have are a little noise maybe from the front hub (bearings?) and sometimes the crank seems to make a popping type noise when peddling hard. I do not know enough about BMX bikes to really know how to go about fixing those. I feel like riding it and breaking it in more may fix that.

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