DDG Slammer 2 Full Suspension Bike

4.17/5 (12 Reviews)

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by gareth a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2012

    Strengths:    unknown

    Weaknesses:    unknown

    Bottom Line:   
    does anyone know where i can get a bottom bracket part for the frame witch the bottom bracket fits in to what holds the frame and swing arm together in the uk as i am stuck with the frame till i get these parts much appreciate the help contact me on 07951728053 cheers guys

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    Favorite Trail:   none

    Duration Product Used:   none

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   newcastle

    Similar Products Used:   unknown

    Bike Setup:   unknown

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by NEAL a Downhiller from CO DOWN N IRELAND

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2011

    Strengths:    SO FAR THIS BIKE IS THE BEST I HAVE RIDDIN THE REAR TRAVEL IS MENTAL IT FEELS LIKE 15" IT IS NEVER ENDING THE BB SHELL HAS A BIG GREASE NIPPLE FOR SWINGING ARM & THE WHEEL BASE IS REALLY CRAZY YOU COULD PEDAL THIS OVER ANYTHING!! I PEDAL DOWN TRAILS OVER ROUGH STUFF I USED TO FREE WHEEL OVER IT REALLY IS INSANE BIT OF SINGLE PIVOT LAG BUT NOT THAT BAD AT ALL, NO OTHER BUIKE WILL BEAt this on travel & straight lines it is simply outstanding & good value get one!!! another thing is you can adjust geometry bb height etc im running loads of sag because i can i have so much rear travel!! sick!

    Weaknesses:    no isg mounts but with some customizing you can get a blackspire chain device to fit.a little on heavy side.

    Bottom Line:   
    it pisses all over my old intense m3!! i stripped paint of mine & polished it but if you do only strip main frame as seat stay & swinging arm are rough when paint comes off unlike main frame easy polished! looks the nuts!!

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    Favorite Trail:   MIDDLE TRAIL CAVE HILL

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $225.00

    Purchased At:   E BAY

    Similar Products Used:   norco drop , intense m3 , san andreas

    Bike Setup:   monster t forks avid elixir brakes sram gears & drive chain

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Jones a Downhiller from Bucks, United Kingdom

    Date Reviewed: December 5, 2006

    Strengths:    Bombproof, Strong positive feedback/feel, not that heavy comared to other DH frames for a simalar price, and it's rare as rocking horse s**t!!

    Weaknesses:    No ISCG mounts, hard to find a chainguide that fits!

    Bottom Line:   
    Good freeride machine, rare (or unique!) and quite cheap if ya can find one.

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    Favorite Trail:   woburn sands

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay, secondhand

    Similar Products Used:   24 seven Dark Angel DH,

    Bike Setup:   Manitou stance kingpins, fox vanilla rear shock, shimano drivetrain, brakes, halo combat SAS gold wheelset, kenda rubber

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dan o'hagan a Racer from southampton

    Date Reviewed: January 3, 2005

    Strengths:    stiff rear end when turning, feels solid, strong swing arm.

    Weaknesses:    the bracket holding the shock to the frame can brake on hard drops, head tube is weak as i spilt mine

    Bottom Line:   
    good bike for a first time buyer and easy to maintain

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    Favorite Trail:   my local trails

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   giant atx, orange patriot

    Bike Setup:   hope m4's, hope big'un's, shockworks forks, tioga bar stem combo and seat, race face dh and mrp

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Thomas a Downhiller from Austria

    Date Reviewed: July 4, 2004

    Strengths:    - Absolutely bombproof.
    - Smooth and plush travel all the way.
    - With proper rearshock and some modifications it can have 12+ inches of true rear travel.
    - Can handle any drop offs you can.
    - Won't go a chopper with SuperMonsters neither.
    - Really cheap if you can find one.
    - Far more stable at high speeds than anything else I tried due to enormous wheelbase, however pretty uncomfortable in hairpins and tight turns.
    - If it's important for you, it has a tire clearance up to 3".

    Weaknesses:    - Weights over 6kgs with rearshock, seatpost and bottom bracket.
    - Head angle sucks a bit, so it's hard to find the proper fork.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is not a typical DH racing frame, but really nice for huge drops and crazy freeride. I can not imagine this frame fails neither in the most extreme conditions. I really like it, however wouldn't suggest to get it for dh racing. But if you wish to build a dropmachine and don't have the money for an Armageddon, take this.

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    Favorite Trail:   Way to home

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $400.00

    Purchased At:   From a friend of mine

    Similar Products Used:   Chaka Supermoto (actually used for a while), Giant Team DH, Tomac Magnum (only tried them)

    Bike Setup:   DDG Slammer, 888, Holzfeller, Hayes, XT, DoubleWide, Gazzaloddis

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Guy Broke a Downhiller from Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales

    Date Reviewed: January 31, 2004

    Strengths:    Very tough frame. nice smooth travel and easy to maintain. The way the seatpost is mounted makes i great if you need extra clearance riding down the side of a quarry or something else as steep. The adjustable geometry is great too cuz it allows it to take a much wider range of fork lengths.

    Weaknesses:    only weakness I've found it the block that goes between the frame and the shock. I've bent mine to hell and back, but it was already hammered when I got the bike and because of this, bends shock bolts often. The rear shock I got with mine (DNM Torch with 2 springs) is a bit on the dodgy side too. Some people say they're heavy but weight isn't an issue with me. combated that by buying big wide tyres so it will corner just as well as any bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Kickass bike for the money. though it's not the best performing DH bike out there, it sure as hell comes close to the top runners, and it may even be the toughest. One thing it definately is tho, is the most beautiful frame I've ever set eyes on. absolutely gorgeous in silver and blue. will look beter when I get some White Doublewides on it.

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    Favorite Trail:   Nantmawr Quarry DH

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   tested a Orrange 222, Rocky Mountain RM-7 & Giant DH

    Bike Setup:   Dnm VTS-90 forks, DNM Torch rear shock (2x3000lbs springs) Clim8 6 pot & 1700mm rotor front, Magura Clara & 160mm rotor rear, Mavic D521 on DMR Revolver Disk with DT Swiss Double Butted spokes (32H 26") front, Sunnrims Mammoth on Outland Disk with DT Swiss Plain Guage spokes (32H 26") rear, IRC Kujo Dh 2.65" front & rear tyres, DMR Wingbars Cro-mo, Soom stem, DDG Dual Compound grips, XTR 8spd shifter, Deore 8 spd cassette, Deore rear mech, Race Face 44T Chainring, Shimano cranks, DMR V8 pedals, DDG Chain device, AheadSet, Giant Headlock.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matthew Ridd a Downhiller from Nympsfield, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire

    Date Reviewed: January 6, 2004

    Strengths:    Lots of travel, looks cool, masive tyre clearance at 3 inches+ rear shock is a DNM Torch which has 2 springs 1 soft and 1 hard for soft initial travel and hard travel after to avoid bottoming out.

    Weaknesses:    head tube slightly too long, should have ISCG mounts. Does anyone know how you can secure a chain device apart from tightening the bb real tight if so email me at acorn2155@hotmail.com

    Bottom Line:   
    Very good frame for the money needs some fine tuning takes whatever you throw at it very solid all round DH/Freeride bike. Buy one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Painswick Down hill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $365.00

    Purchased At:   from a mate

    Similar Products Used:   Marin shoreline trail, Club Roost DH8

    Bike Setup:   2001 Marzocchi Monster T's, Hope Enduro 4's, Azonic bars and stem, Mavic D521 on Hope bulbs, Michelin Comp 32 2.8.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Robert Graham a Downhiller from Ballycastle N.Ireland

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Very cheap full on down hill bike , lots of travel constant chain length . is the best value for the money dh bike there is avaliable

    Weaknesses:    none as yet with the frame but the shockworks dh1 forks had a realy weak brace that bent in a crash

    Bottom Line:   
    For £1000 it is the best you can buy it was set up perfect for my 6 foot 3 and 16 stone frame . only problem with it was the free hub jammed and was fixed under warrenty . have fitted julie disc brakes and will later replace forks with Jr Ts . Would love to here from anyone that has riden it with 24" and 26" wheels to compair . bottom bracket is high at 15.5" with 26" wheels but it handles well and has never bottomed out .

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    Favorite Trail:   Ballycarlton

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Mark Anthonys cycles

    Similar Products Used:   saracen havoc

    Bike Setup:   avid disc brakes , shockworks dh1 , 521s 26" wheels .

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom Rodgers a Downhiller from Skipton England

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2003

    Strengths:    beefy chain stays and pivot, simple and effective wheel travel. 8inches of bump sucking travel

    Weaknesses:    slightly heavy but does it matter when your only riding down the hill

    Bottom Line:   
    big hit small cost buy this it works out good for money if you are a downhiller on a budget

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    Favorite Trail:   gisburn woods

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $674.00

    Purchased At:   mark anthony cycles

    Similar Products Used:   saracen d-tox raleigh

    Bike Setup:   03 junior t hayes hfx comp deore mech mr control truvative hussefelt isis crank 321on deore disk maxxis high roller tioga bar stem

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by rob lasenby a Downhiller from berkshire uk

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

    Strengths:    dirt cheap for big hit travel,i found u can fit a 210mm shock to go 8"+,well put together,nice hose guids, a grease point on the main pivot point,solid rear arm & drop outs

    Weaknesses:    none in the build quality.........just a bit on the heavy side but that is not a majour problem

    Bottom Line:   
    Over all it handles well, it can take massive dropoffs and eats downhill........and the price was half anything else like it

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    Favorite Trail:   aston hill/hornton hill

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $750.00

    Purchased At:   supercycles

    Similar Products Used:   cbr karve with stratos suspension
    trek vrx 500
    marin eastpeak

    Bike Setup:   marzocchi jrt03,hope m4 205f 185r,halo combats,tioga dh 2.1 rubber,ddg m3 slalom guide,club roost bars,stxrc mec,truvativ crank

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gary Moore a Downhiller from England

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2002

    Strengths:    very easy to pedal, constant chainline. tracks the ground perfectly

    Weaknesses:    none that i've noticed

    Bottom Line:   
    buy it, it tracks so well and handles large drops easily. i've yet to find this frames limits.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stannage Edge

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   Mail order

    Similar Products Used:   gt lobo, orange patriot lt

    Bike Setup:   stratos mx6, hope discs, 24" wheels

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Azza Lane a Weekend Warrior from Essex

    Date Reviewed: February 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Solid frame. Excellent handling due to a combination of a short wheelbase and 24" wheelset

    Weaknesses:    Weight. Its heavy!

    Bottom Line:   
    A very good bike if you havn't got the money buy the latest top of the range downhill bike. A bit heavy but the handling more than compensates. BUY IT!

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    Favorite Trail:   High Beach bomb holes

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   Super cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz super 8, Kona Stab Primo

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