VooDoo Canzo 29er Full Suspension

4.56/5 (16 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Rear Shock: 4" travel
  • Crankset: FSA V-Drive MegaExo
  • Pedals: Xpedo SL Cro-Mo
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaEXO
  • Chain: Shimano CN-HG73
  • Seatpost: Ritchey Comp, 31.6mm diameter
  • Saddle: WTB Rocket V Comp
  • Handlebar: Ritchey Comp Rizer
  • Headset: FSA Orbit DL
  • Hubs: American Classic MTB-350 Disc


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ace5high a Cross Country Rider from White Plains NY, USA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2011

Strengths:    Climbs like a goat, descends great, Price, value, Everything

Weaknesses:    Have to say the paint does rub off and chip easily. Some Geo could be updated but not a deal breaker.

Bottom Line:   
This ride rules, for the money and value there is no better FS 29er on the market. Stay tuned for the new Canzo because many of the older designs should be addressed. mine weighs 25.1 lbs nuf said ;)

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Mountain

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   .com

Similar Products Used:   Fisher, Trek, Motobecane, Giant

Bike Setup:   Reba SL, Thompson seatpost, Stylo Oct Crank, 2x10 SRAM X9 drivertrain with XX cassette, EC70 Carbon flat bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jasodavi35 a Cross Country Rider from Fenton, Michigan USA

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2011

Strengths:    Climbs well, Handles great, Economical, looks great!!

Weaknesses:    My only complaint about this build is the paint!! Scratches easily!!

Bottom Line:   
Love the bike!! My first 29er and I have no reason to go back!! I hope VooDoo works out the paint issue or offers anodized in the future!!!



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Favorite Trail:   Heritage Adrian Michigan

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   Frame Town & Country

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Cobia 29er, Specialized Epic 26er, Niner R.I.P

Bike Setup:   2011 fox fork (120mm travel), X-9 Shifters and derailleur, ODI grips, Easton haven wheels, Schwalbe Racing Ralphs, Race face crank, WTB seat, Truvativ seatpost, 27.4lbs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gmascagni a Weekend Warrior from Alpharetta GA

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2010

Strengths:    Climbs great, downhills just as good, looks awesome. Simple top tube design for quick access to rack mount.

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension a little too active. Very high top tube. Not a big fan of RockShock

Bottom Line:   
Great bike so far. Blows away any 26" Bike that I've ever ridden not even a fair comparison. If I had to make an analogy it it would be like watching analog TV compared to HD TV. That's big of a diffrence or like Watching a movie on standard 480 DVD compared to Blu Ray 1080p movie. The diffrence in performance on this 29er is dramatic when comparing it to 26" bikes. Now the Canzo 29er specifically is my first 29er and so far it's been AWESOME! Took me weeks before I got comfortable using a lefty fork on my last c-dale but I felt very comfortable the first day on the trail with this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Chickopee Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic, C-Dale Rush 26", Niner RIP 9 (08), Tall Boy

Bike Setup:   Reba SL 29'er Rock Shock, Monarch, XT Crank, XT FD & RD, Avid Elixir CR Breaks, Bontrager Rhythm Elite TLR 29s

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by osvaldoom a Cross Country Rider from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2010

Strengths:    Very nice looking frame (mate black), stiff and nimble.




Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I tought that for the price, it was not a good bike. Wrong. I had a Trek Top Fuel 9.9 and I am not going back. It is nimble, fast and stiff. Excellent climber and better in the dh. I really recommend this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Guanica Dry Forest and Monte Carlo

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   A friend

Similar Products Used:   Other 29ers

Bike Setup:   Manitou Minute 100 (2010), xt shadow rear derralleur, notubes flow rims with m529 hubs, slx 12-36 cassette, avid juice brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G-SHOCK a Cross Country Rider from West slope, Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2010

Strengths:    Built up with selected parts. Decided to see what I could do on a fixed budget. I am blown away with what this frame can do with the right parts. Stiff, light, decent factory shock - new manitou shock stops pedal bob. Geometry dialed - can go all day over any terrain

Weaknesses:    Classic 4-bar slight brake jack, its not bad but it is there.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line is this, my buddy has an Epic carbon and he switched with me for a half day on a good day in Fruita. Needless to say we just built a Niner with XX group for him for this season. He got tired of always trying to keep up with me, while I was trying just to cruise along so I didnt lose him.

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Favorite Trail:   Lion's

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $525.00

Purchased At:   Big Kahuna Bikes

Similar Products Used:   First 29er. Went from Nomad to this, am not getting younger and decided to get back in the endurance race thing, and tried this as my first 29er. Man am glad I did, wouldnt trade frame for anything but maybe a "tallboy". Have cross country raced with a blur, downhill raced with a v-10. Super-d'd with a heckler, bullit, and Titus Super-moto. Had fun with them all but the right 29er is where its at. I can go over any trai that I did with the Nomad and still show up for a race if needed.

Bike Setup:   Medium frame, the Flat Black one. Spinergy Xyclone disc wheelset, reba U-turn 20mm fork - best dam fork made for 29ers period - 3 to 5 inch with lockout. ninerh-bar, xo group, formula ORO k24 brakes, Xtr Cranks. 25.98lbs. Nuff said

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jped911 a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, California

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2009

Strengths:    the bike is amazing it climbs like nothing i have ever rode and the larger wheel diameter helps keep the bike on track.
price 900$ for a complete bike that is about 1 season old.


Weaknesses:    none so far, some people do not like the monarch 4.1 but i have had no problems

Bottom Line:   
this is my first 29er and it was an amazing deal. it is said to be the budget full suspension 29er but to me it is amazing. i have not had a lot of time in the saddel of it but on first impressions are it tracks amazingly and climbs great. i do not regret buying the bike at all.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   other budget full suspension 29er's

Bike Setup:   2008 Voodoo Canzo 29er medium. 4" travel, Rock Shox Monarch 4.2, Manitou Minute Elite 29er 100mm, Velocity VXC white rims, Velocity hubs, Schwalbe Racing Ralph 29x2.25, Race Face Evolve XC 22x32x44 with X-type outboard bottom bracket, Hayes Nine, Shimano XT group, Bontrager XXX-Lite carbon, FSA FR 200, 105mm x 0 degree rise.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bde1024 a Cross Country Rider from Glastonbury, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2009

Strengths:    Value, quality construction, geometry, riding position

Weaknesses:    Could be lighter, but hard to knock at the price. Odd paint color (flat green).

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to try a 29er suspension bike without breaking the bank, and this was a great choice. The bare frame (M) with seatpost collar and shock was 6.3 lbs., which is certainly fair for a 29er at this price. About 28 lbs complete with my mishmash build. Bottom bracket is about the right height for our rocky trails, good standover, no noticeable flex, construction looks tidy, RS Monarch shock is easy to tune. Even the color is growing on me (either it's the vaguely military look or the Incredible Hulk resemblence). All in all, no complaints so far.

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Favorite Trail:   New England singletrack

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   used on MTBR

Similar Products Used:   Variety of 29er hardtails

Bike Setup:   Reba SL dual air, RF Turbine crankset, Hope/Blunt wheels, Maxxis tires, Shimano XT drivetrain

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by niteryderbat a Weekend Warrior from Puerto Rico

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2009

Strengths:    Handle like a 26, and price...

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Perfect bike frame to start in the 29ers word... not to expensive and great geometry... about the shock.. well let you know later.. so far so good...

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Favorite Trail:   Trail, singletrack, all-mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $860.00

Purchased At:   Ride-This.com

Similar Products Used:   Fuji Tahoe SL

Bike Setup:   Reba Dual Air, U-Turn anjustable from 90-120mm on the fly. Chris King head seat, stem and seatpost Thompson, Full XT, C29mass, El Toro tires from Hutchington, monkeylite DH.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rusty_ss a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff, plush, kind on my aging back, pretty

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awsome. Does just what I hoped. Very little bob. Stiff. Affordable. And pretty!

It does steer pretty quick with the steep HT and the G2 fork but I am getting used to that and like it. I am not a downhill bomber but would go for a different fork if I was going to do a lot of steep stuff.


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Favorite Trail:   You Yangs / Wombat

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Local Distributer

Similar Products Used:   Fisher Paragon, Giant Trance X

Bike Setup:   Purchased the frame only. Put all the bits from my paragon on it. Changed the Fox F29 G2 fork to 100mm.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Socialed a Cross Country Rider from Waynesboro, PA USA

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap price, but quality product. The link system works wonderfully. It has overall Great travel.

Weaknesses:    Only available in one color. Customer Service is definitely lacking.

Bottom Line:   
I had the GF 293 for about a year and loved the 29er experience. However, once I switch the the 4 bar link system, I would never go back. The difference was immense. It literally was like riding a hard tail on the 293 versus finally going full-suspension. I ride regularly with guys who have a Niner RIP9 and Niner JET9 and I feel this bike is equal to both of them. I built the bike with weight in mind and my bike is lighter than both.

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Favorite Trail:   Super Sweet

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Various

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fish 293, Niner RIP9, Specialized FSR,

Bike Setup:   REBA, C29ssmax, XTR Hydraulic brakes, X0 Rear Derailleur, XT Front Derailleur, Bontrager Big Sweep handlebars, Panaracer Rampage tires, Ergon grips, Monarch 4.2 rear shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thomllama a Weekend Warrior from Ct

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2009

Strengths:    Handle similar to a 26, solid feeling, light, not over priced!! oh... and did I mention..... NOT OVER PRICED? like other 29er Fully's

Weaknesses:    shock seem kinda weak.

Bottom Line:   
this is the first 29er where I didn't feel like I was on a tank plowing through the woods!! I honestly doesn't feel much different than my XC 26 bike. about the same weight and everything. this is the first 29er I have ridden where I don't feel I have to watch the front tire to keep it from scraping trees on the corners. Little bit of pedal bob but that could easily be because I haven't fully set up the rear shock yet. much more comfortable on it than any other bike period.. just fits well. I am a little higher in the saddle on it but I don't feel like I'm top heavy riding it. Not a big Green fan.. but oh well... wish it came in bright red!! bike looks good as it is, would be awesome then.

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Favorite Trail:   Bluff Point in CT Rocky Point on Long Island

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $699.00

Purchased At:   Bike29

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper 29er Hardtail

Bike Setup:   Sram X9 derails- with Shimano cranks, Dart 3 fork (replacing soon) Avid BB7 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by thesergeant a Racer from Santa Monica, Ca

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2009

Strengths:    Price, Weight, Stiffness, Geometry, and did I say price?

Weaknesses:    Stock Shock, Top Tube Cable Routing

Bottom Line:   
This is an incredible bike for the price. There is nothing in this price range that can compare. Hell, the other competitors are double the price for just a marginal increase in "performance". I haven't ridden the bike with the stock shock as I have an RP23 but I heard it's well worth the upgrade. Zero pedal bob with ProPedal setting 1.

Climbs well, descends better and can be built up reasonably light. Mine is in the 26-27lbs. range.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Used from another Ri

Similar Products Used:   All the usual suspects

Bike Setup:   Minute 29er 100mm, RP23 Shock, 1x9, X9, Hope/Flows, Avid Elixir CRs, Thomson Elite/Masterpiece, Groovy Luv Bars, Atlas Cranks & Acid 2 pedals,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kosayno a Weekend Warrior from ko

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2008

Strengths:    Climbs great, descends as good also. Fast geometry. Corners great.

Weaknesses:    Paint chips really easy at the cable guides and hard to clean grease off. The Rock Shox Monarch shock works awesome but I constantly have to put air in there during rides. The pivoting air valve on the shock just doesn't work.

Bottom Line:   
Awesome frame for the price. The Spyder29 is slightly better, but not much and definitely not worth 3x the amount. Rip9 is also slightly better but not worth 2x the price. Bottom line, I'm glad I bought this frame over the Rip9 and Spyder. The money saved on the frame afforded me to buy better parts. This bike handles great and is comparible to more expensive frames. The only negative is the paint and the leaky air on the shock. Buy it if you want an excellent bike and don't feel like you have to spend top dollar to get it. Don't buy it if you need to spend loads of cash to feel good about what you have.

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Favorite Trail:   colorado trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $732.00

Purchased At:   The Path Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Fisher 292, Intense Spyder29, Niner Rip9.

Bike Setup:   Complete XT drive and brakes. Manitou Minute 120. Velocity VXC wheels. Panaracer Rampage front and WTB Exiwolfs rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cage Diver a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2008

Strengths:    Geometry is awesome. Steering spot on. Light for a 29er at half the price of other taiwan made frames. What you waiting for?!

Weaknesses:    Comes in only one color which for me is not a problem

Bottom Line:   
My 5 Spot with Push Rocker arms which I love took a back seat. The Canzo is now my main ride. Love it to bits. Nuff Said!

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Favorite Trail:   La Mesa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   mynextbike.multiply.

Similar Products Used:   Turner 5 Spot

Bike Setup:   Medium 2008 Canzo 29, 08 XTR FD and RD, XT Shifter, Tune Green Ano King Kong Hubs with CN spokes on a DT Swiss X470 rim with Green Nips, Fox F29 RLC 08, White Fizik Goby XM, White Ruffian ODI grips with White Straitline End Caps, Avid Juicy Seven with White Straitline Levers, Green Goodridge Hydro Cables, and White Jagwire Cables, Control Tech Stem and Handlebar.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by 29erAZ a Weekend Warrior from Peoria, AZ

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2008

Strengths:    Geometry. Even though it sets a bit more vertical I use a riser bar) this bike has improved my climbing and even corners great, especially for a 29er.

Weaknesses:    Paint and cable rub. I like my flat green paint but it rubs off too easily.

Bottom Line:   
I first bought the Voodoo Aizan SS and was so impressed with the handling that I thought I might try another Voodoo and was also impressed with price point for the Canzo. My climbing ability was down until I built this Canzo and once I started riding it I was climbing hills I had not made in awhile (and on a 29er). Also I was very impressed with the handling and cornering. I have ridden/owned other 29ers, 2005 GF Rig, 2006 Raleigh XXIX and felt the lacking part was that they did not corner as well as a 26" wheeled bike. I am 6'-1" and prefer 29ers and at my price point I think that Voodoo makes and exceptional bike.

Wish list: Upgrade the Aizan SS to a Voodoo Zaka SS, NO PAINT to scrath, rub or wear. I miss the titanium frame!

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Elden, Flagstaff, AZ

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Previous FS: 2001 Moots Mootaineer, 2003 Specialized Stump Jumper FSR, 2000 FSR Enduro Comp I also own a Voodoo Aizan SS

Bike Setup:   Full Sram XO/grip shift, Chris King hubs/head set, Reba fork, Avid Mech. Disks, DT Swiss wheelset and Panaracer Rampage tires

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