Cheeta Proline DH Full Suspension Bike

3.91/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 9 lbs.


Product Description

The Pro level DH frame from Cheeta. 7.75" of awesome travel via an excellent linkage system. Available in two sizes sm/med, and med/lg. Color choices are red, blue, black, and white. Designed specifically to accept a MRP chainguide system which is included in the frame price. Rear disk brake mounts for Hayes or Int Std are available. A super rigid rear swingarm, and full sealed bearings make this a great frame to plan your 2001 DH season around. Std rear shock is Fox Vanilla RC.


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Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by oowenn a Downhiller from dartmouth ma usa

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2008

Strengths:    solid frame and awsome linkage system

Weaknesses:    havent found any yet

Bottom Line:   
awsome bike

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Favorite Trail:   mount snow

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike.com

Bike Setup:   manitou dorado fork and romic rear shock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by evan prrice a Downhiller from bristol

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2006

Strengths:    the bike is very strong the structure of the bike is amazing

Weaknesses:    there are no weaknesses, just tighten the linkage up every few weeks which takes 2 minutes!!

Bottom Line:   
overall this bike has been amazing i have only had it a month and its the best bike iv riden it corners amazin its so fast on the downhill. and if you like freeride you will not be disapointed this it so strong you can jump off anything! and when you ride long distance there is hardly and pedal bob due to the awsome linkage.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   freind

Similar Products Used:   giant dh team.

Bike Setup:   boxxers, mono m4's, saint cranks, d321s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lewis hillier a Downhiller from unitied kingdom

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2006

Strengths:    the hole structure of the frame is super strong.

Weaknesses:    linkage it isnt weak its just after a few rides you will need to tighten it, easy enough as i tighten everything up before any inportant race.

Bottom Line:   
this bike is an amazining bike its handles everything its awsome on the downhill tight in corners and solid on freeride i reccomend you getting this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   cwmcarn

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   v10, giant dh

Bike Setup:   magura big egos, dee max wheels, hope mono m4's

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by joe sever a Downhiller from boseman montana

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2003

Strengths:    incredible working suspension, very tight in corners, solid for freeriding

Weaknesses:    bearings and linkages

Bottom Line:   
i was so happy when i got my bike. when i first rode it it was the best thing i ever dropped with. i noticed a little bit of play on the linkage when i got it but the previous owner assured me it was ok. i never saw this type of linkage before, so i had no idea how to check it, so i thought it must be ok. well, just a few small 5 foot drops later, the whole linkage and bearings shattered. the only bearing that DIDNT break was the needle bearing, but it has been worn a little loose. the linkage arms broke and when this happened, they smashed into the swingarm, causing severe damage. I really love this bike and feel it could be fixed with stronger bearings and a new linkage, but have yet to get anyone on the phone at the company.

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Favorite Trail:   local urban freeride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   online friend

Bike Setup:   monster t, mr dirt chainguide, RF 34T ring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by michael pantone a Racer from huntsville utah usa

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2002

Strengths:    pedaling, welds, suspesion design is incredible. better than a ellsworth at pedaling. lighter than the m1 or turner.
plush ride.


Weaknesses:    derailer hanger is aluminum instead of steel.

Bottom Line:   
an awsome choice for an expert dh racer or free rider.

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Favorite Trail:   durango world cup

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   cheeta cycles

Similar Products Used:   santa cruz bullit, super 8, rm 6, rm 7, ellsworth dare

Bike Setup:   2002 cheeta proline dh frame
stratos mx-6 fork
hayes hydrolic diskbrakes
xt drivetrain
sun ringle doublewides with ringle 20mm hub/real desing rear hub
azonic 454 crank mrp chain guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Downhiller from Southern California

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2002

Strengths:    It jumps, corners, and pedals better than any 8" travel bike out there. Its low profile and progressive travel will help anyone who knows how to ride a bike.

Weaknesses:    The linkage in the rear will come loose but I had no problem tightening it(had to take the cranks off, though).

Bottom Line:   
This frame is light, responsive, and looks great. I liked my intense but the travel was very linear. The Cheeta pedals like a 4" travel bike. It is also about a pound lighter and a couple of hundred dollars less than the big companies out there. If you want a bike that will help you jump, manual, and race like a pro, get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   The Playground

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1750.00

Purchased At:   Cheeta Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Intense M1, Foes DHS Mono, Specialized team DH


Bike Setup:   Dorado forks, Hussefelt cranks, XT shifters\derailleur, Hadley hubs laced to Sun Rhyno Lites, Tioga tires and Answer bars

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Stephen Spillane a Downhiller from Massachusetts

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2001

Strengths:    I'm still trying to figure out if there is any strengths to this product under my current situation with this bike!

Weaknesses:    The whole rear swingarm is weak. The 2000 model I have has been upgraded so I've been told,but that hasn't done me any good.

Bottom Line:   
I can sympathize with the downhiller from colorado because I could have written the exact same review, the same problems that he describes is exactly what has happened to me,three bearing kit replacements(all purchased from Cheeta). The same unsatisfactory response initially from customer service. I have spoken with a manager now from the company who assured me that the problem would be corrected both with the bike and customer service. They are still unwilling to listen to me about the problems because they say they are not having this problem with any other person. He also said when I returned the frame to them that I would have a frame repair,replacement,or whatever it takes to correct the problem within 24hrs.14 days still waiting.

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Favorite Trail:   Bow Ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Cheeta Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized,Foes LTS,GT,K2.

Bike Setup:   Stratos S8,Race Face all around,Hope DH4 brakes, Formula hubs,mavic 321 disc,MRP chain guide,Thompson post,Maxxis tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John DOE a Downhiller from Colorado

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great stability at speed, great small bump performance.

Weaknesses:    CUSTOMER SERVICE. I waited 8 monthes for a new frame after breaking every piece on it. I replaced my linkage 3 times, and then cracked the frame. Customer service is horrible. I kept being told I would recieve a new frame the next week for 8 monthes.

Bottom Line:   
It's a good bike for the first 3 monthes. Then when you break bearings...and you WILL, don't ask them to replace them because they will screw you over. THis not only happend to me, but also 2 of my buddies that had the same bikes and the SAME problems. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS BIKE.

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Favorite Trail:   Ambush

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1.00

Purchased At:   through Cheeta

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Super 8, Cheeta Proline DH, Dirworks Pirahna

Bike Setup:   Proline DH frame, Boxxer, Hayes, Azonic pedals-cranks-bar-stem-saddle, Sram drivetrain.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ant davis a Downhiller from australia

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2001

Strengths:    long on travel will slam everything. Well constructed both frame and swing arm.
great to power on


Weaknesses:    Mine is an early model and in aust the trails need small rings this caused a chainline issue.
I solved that!


Bottom Line:   
Fast and big fun

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Favorite Trail:   mintox

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   ctr

Similar Products Used:   Comming of a foes weesel this rocks

Bike Setup:   stratos s8 fork goldtec hus on mavic 521s goldtec stem and qranc bars , ac cranks michelin and kugo tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shane a Racer from Lakewood, CO USA

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2001

Strengths:    Extremely supple in rough, nothing under 6 inches is even noticed. Pedals as well if not better than any big name out there. Lighter than Intense, Turner, Karpiel, and Santa Cruz.

Weaknesses:    Needle bearings in a secondary pivot not quite tight(same on Yeti dh8, Schwinn 8, M-1) not a problem.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks, it really floats over things very well. The low bottom bracket and agressive head angle make it a turn master. If you can find a fork set-up to match the rear-end the trails seem a lot easier than they should.

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Favorite Trail:   Rockline

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz super8, Cannondale sv4000dh, Schwinn Sraight 6, and Specialized FSR dh.

Bike Setup:   Manitou X-Vert carbon, Razor Rock hubs, THE rims, Azonic shorty deluxe stem, DW riser bar, Azonic 454 cranks, Mr. Dirt Gizmo chainguide, Nokian tires, Sram 9.0 drivetrain, ODI grips, and Grimeca system 12 DH brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich Cooke a Downhiller from Maryland

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2001

Strengths:    High Quality Construction, Great frame/suspension geometry. When you call they ship frame based on riding style and size and weight of the rider. They also gave me my choice of two rear spring tensions\load options. They even offered a different powder coating color for the swing arm. Same if not better quality of Intense, Remec, Cortina and frame is much less expensive and sharp looking

Weaknesses:    2001 has better swing arm hardware but only come in powder coating. 2000 model swing arm is comes polished but hardware is not as as high quality. Hardware meaning bolts and pivots not frame material or spring material

Bottom Line:   
The bike is a solid performer and worth the money. again several hundred dollars below that of the competitors products. I was given special attention when placing my order and even inquired to be a reseller. Good customer service is hard to find and Cheeta cycles has good service. I hope they continue to have this when they gain market share :)

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Favorite Trail:   SnowShoe / ALL

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Cheeta Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Like any other bike in regards to metal and welding however size and overall geometry makes it a great performer. I rate it up there along with Cortina's DHExtreme 8, Intense's M1 and GT's DHI. Compared frames only such as weight, rear travel and materials. components vary depending on how its built.

Bike Setup:   White Cheeta Proline DH, Setup....Rockshoxs Boxxer 7" Fork XTR DH Crank and DH 48T Ring with MRP UltraSpeed chain guide. XTR Rear shifter pods, XTR cassette, XTR BB, XTR Chain, Thompson elite SeatPost, SUN/Ringle slamma Jamma HeadSet, HED DB45 DH Rims, Nokia Baby Godzilla Tires, Easton MG60 Stem, Shimano DX4 pedals, 1.5 riser handlebars, ATI Jackson grips, Magura F&R Louise Disk Brakes, Selle Marc saddle, marawi Ti spokes, SUN/Ringle ABBAH F&R hubs,

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Cheeta Proline DH manual

Hallo, I'm in desperate need of a technical manual for the old Cheeta Proline DH frame. Does anyone have a pdf, which you can send me or can you tell me where can I get the manual? I need to replace some sandblasted, broken bearings and therefore the exact dimensions. Thanks a lot in advanc ... Read More »

Cheeta Proline DH Bearing sizes

Hey, i was wondering if any one had an idea on the bearing sizes on the Cheeta Proline DH: : Should be about 2 -3 needle bearings : 2-4 deep grove bearingsRead More »

cheeta proline dh

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Cheeta Proline DH sizing????

I have a chance to buy a Cheeta Proline, but it is a L frame and I'm only 5'10" 150. Typically, I would never buy a L frame, but the guy selling it says he had an 18" RM7 prior to his Cheeta and they fit the same.??? I know this isn't a common frame, but hopefully somebody can give me an idea if it' ... Read More »

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