Gary Fisher Utopia 2011 Hybrid Bike

Although this bike falls into the hybrid category by the manufacturer’s definition, it is capable enough to be classed as a competent off road bike thanks to its uncompromising build quality, front fork with suspension and mechanical disc brakes from Tektro. Of course the Gary Fisher Utopia will be just as comfortable on the daily commute as it will on a dirt track but it is nice to see a change from the usual rigid frame, urban runarounds. It will be interesting to see what place this revised 2011 model takes in the market, particularly as it is becoming crowded with similarly priced bikes all vying for position.

Gary Fisher Utopia Overview

The Gary Fisher Utopia has an aluminium frame coupled with a front fork from Suntour offering 63mm of travel. This is not as much as you would expect from a fully fledged mountain bike but it will be a sufficient cushion to take the edge of bumps and jumps for more casual riders. The Shimano gear components are arranged into a nine speed set up offering just enough adjustability for regular riders and the fact that it has disc brakes shows that this is a bike built for performance and speed.

The Gary Fisher Utopia has a simple black and white design that does not go too far towards extravagance or blandness. Because this is a bike that begs to be used regularly it will probably not be sold on its looks alone. For those who are concerned with aesthetic appeal it is pleasing to see a well constructed bike that is also easy on the eye and a joy to ride, no matter what the situation. Gary Fisher does not opt for overt branding either, which means only those in the know will be able to identify it from a distance.

Gary Fisher Utopia Specifications

  • Frame: Cold series aluminium
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour NRX, adjustable preload with hydraulic lockout, 63mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M430 Alivio
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano M591 Deore
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: Shimano M430 Alivio, 9-speed trigger
  • Chainset: Shimano M431
  • Chainrings: 48 / 36 / 26 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-950, 9 speed, 11-32
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Wellgo alloy body with alloy cage
  • Front Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc
  • Brake Levers: Tektro alloy levers
  • Handlebars: Bontrager low riser, 25mm rise
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager Ranger
  • Front Hub: Alloy disc
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M475
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  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT3, 700x38c
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR
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