from Maple Ridge,BC, Canada
Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003
Strengths: Very smooth riding bike, not too heavy, feels really good.
Weaknesses: swing arm tends to be the weak point of the bike, first frame cracked near the head tube, the swing arm cracked in half completly.. NOT to mention the HORRIBLE customer service and no warranty.
awsome racing bike for light-medium weight riders. Not good for heavy riding or big drops.. I don't trust the frame enough for that. Or the company... took months to get my swingarm and they very very rude and made me pay for it...they arn't that well known, so they should be giving excellent service so people talk good, instead people only talk badly about the service. Great bike but much better choices out there.
Bike Setup: 01 boxxer, bonz cranks, mrp chain guide, Intense mag 30 rims and intense tires, 8" hayes hydro discs, full xt
from cos cob, ct, usa
Date Reviewed: December 24, 2002
Strengths: not too heavy, great suspension design, pedals very well for a 7" single pivot bike, soaks up anything you can throw at it, can take a front derraileur, looks sweet, inexpensive, good geometry, great construction
Weaknesses: front derraileur mount gets mud inside the frame, but just put some tape over it and you're set. seatpost is not a regular size, i had some compatability issues. stock spring is too soft.
great frame, unbeatable price, amazing pedaler, overall awesome bike for freeride, dh and rough trailriding
Similar Products Used: Demo'd SC bullit. Other DH specific bikes.
Bike Setup: Lg 2001 Prowler, Stratos S7, Hope Enduros, Evil DRS, RF NS w/2 rings, XTR, blahdee blah....
from Calgary, Alberta Canada
Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002
Strengths: Megla plush, pretty light,
Weaknesses: Small company. . .compatibility problems. . .
Megla sweet bike, i actually traded my 2001 bullit for the prowler, and was lovin it. . .i ran a psylo on it for a while, and it just didnt feel right, when i trew the s8 on it, it completed it, big fan of this bike. . .although i dod have to get a brake adapter and derallieur hangers custom machined, the cheeta dudes are pretty cool about warranty stuff, if you call them. . .oh, and wierd seat post size (30.9) makes for little selection. . .the prowler is just right for everything. . .freeride, Dh, big hits. . .whatever you want to throw at it. . .i like it alot. . .
Just when I found my 'perfect' front tire (2.3), they go and get rid of it! :madman: Absolutely lovely for hitting everything dry from hard pack to sand to basalt chunk here in central WA.
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