Gary Fisher Montare 2011 Hybrid Bike

Its hybrid bike tag may make the Gary Fisher Montare sound like an urban socialite on paper but in truth, it is more like a mountain bike in disguise, complete with a shock on the front fork, hydraulic disc brakes from Promax and a light aluminium frame which is built to withstand off road use. It can easily take on civilised suburban streets but it will not bat an eyelid if you decide that you want to get a little bit muddy on country tracks and rocky paths when the weekend comes. Although this is one of the more expensive hybrid bikes offered by Gary Fisher it might be considered as an investment in two bikes for the price of one.

The alloy frame of the Gary Fisher Montare is similar to that which features on the firm’s other hybrid bikes, as is the SR Suntour NRX front fork with 100mm of travel. The Shimano nine speed gear set up and the hydraulically operated disc brakes with 160mm rotors set it out from its siblings and give the rider better control over the bike, no matter where you take it. Chunky, gripping Bontrager tyres will keep you from sliding around too much and the frame geometry gives you good ground clearance and a decent standover height as well.

Where the Gary Fisher Montare gives way to its hybrid bike name tag is in its subdued design, which according to the manufacturer, consists of two different shades of black. This allows it to blend in when you are riding around your local streets or commuting in the morning and in many ways belies the off road capabilities of this bike. I think that the dark styling works well in this case, giving the bike a consistent look that is certainly not boring.

Gary Fisher Montare Specifications

  • Frame: Cold series aluminium
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour NRX, adjustable preload with remote lockout, alloy steerer, 63mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M590 Deore
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M662 SLX Shadow
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano M590 Deore, 9-speed trigger
  • Chainset: Shimano M662 Octalink
  • Chainrings: 48 / 36 / 26 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950, 9 speed, 11-32
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Alloy body with alloy cage
  • Front Brake: Promax Homet hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotors
  • Rear Brake: Promax Homet hydraulic disc brake, 160mm rotors
  • Brake Levers: Promax
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Riser, 31.8mm, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager Ranger
  • Front Hub: Shimano M475 alloy disc
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M475 alloy disc
  • Front Spokes:
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  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2 bolt, alloy
  • Seat Binder:
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