Gary Fisher Kaitai 2011 Hybrid Bike

The Gary Fisher Kaitai is a hybrid bike that joins a long line of contemporary, capable cycles aimed at modern riders who want to enjoy comfort and performance whether they are riding to the shops or trekking down country lanes. It has a light alloy frame, a shock on the front fork to provide absorption on rockier roads and an eight speed gear set up provided by Shimano, just one of the many mainstream brands which feature in the Kaitai’s hybrid construction. Despite the impressive specifications of this bike the price is actually aimed at the affordable end of the market and so it could be a mainstream hit rather than an enthusiast only cycle.

Gary Fisher Kaitai Overview

The geometry of the Gary Fisher Kaitai’s frame is arranged to provide a versatile platform for riders who want a workhorse for regular use, whether it is for the daily commute or for local transportation that requires nothing but a little pedal power. Many other hybrid bikes in this price range have no suspension but the SR Suntour NEX fork with adjustable lockout and 63mm of travel features on the Kaitai to make it stand out from the crowd. A soggier shock might absorb too much of the forward momentum on a bike that is intended to provide the rider with acceleration power to help them get away from traffic lights with ease, but Gary Fisher has been careful not to let this be a hindrance to the Kaitai.

There has been a concerted attempt to reflect the performance capabilities of the Gary Fisher Kaitai in its looks, so the platinum and black design motif on the frame is stylish but also focused. Whilst other hybrid bikes can be either too boring with plain black designs or a little over the top with particularly colourful paint jobs, this finds a happy medium. It looks serious but not to the extent that will make it look out of place parked up at the train station or propped outside your local supermarket.

Gary Fisher Kaitai Specifications

  • Frame: Cold series aluminium
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour NEX, adjustable with lockout, 63mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M360 Acera
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano Acera, 8-speed trigger
  • Chainset: Shimano M361
  • Chainrings: 48 / 38 / 28 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-820, 8 speed, 11-32
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Wellgo nylon body with alloy cage
  • Front Brake: Tektro V-brake
  • Rear Brake: Tektro V-brake
  • Brake Levers: Tektro alloy levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager low riser, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Bontrager Approved, 15 degree
  • Headset: Bontrager Approved, 15 degree
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager 750 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Alloy
  • Rear Hub: Shimano RM30
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager SSR
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR
  • Seat Binder:
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