DeKerf Phenomenon Full Suspension Bike

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Constructed from custom Easton 7005 tubing
  • Over 3" of active travel
  • Light XC-ready design

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dekerfrider a Cross Country Rider from UK

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2011

    Strengths:    Great build, amazingly plush rear shock, very stable, still kicks along despite being 10 years old.

    Weaknesses:    Paint is fragile (like all Dekerfs)

    Bottom Line:   
    A very rare frame, possibly because Chris build in steel and Ti so the aluminium option never caught on with his customer base. The build is basic but extremely effective. The shock is particularly good as it does make the back end very stiff for climbing but genuinely is plush over bumps. The 80mm Fox forks up front do enough for the type if riding I do - with the lock-out on the forks, the bike is almost rigid when climbing.
    In summary, this is a stable and capable short travel full suspension bike whose performance belies the fact that it was designed more than 10 years ago. If you can find one, it is highly recommended!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Retrobike

    Similar Products Used:   Klein Palomino

    Bike Setup:   18.5" frame, Cane Creek AD12 shock, Fox F80 RLTs, full XT, Mavic on Hope wheels

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Grant Pace a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2003

    Strengths:    Well balanced all-around bike, fast, tight and confident. Very stiff back end and both active&efficient.

    Weaknesses:    Wow, expensive

    Bottom Line:   
    A real pleasure to ride, I have 4 bikes and pick the DeKerf 70% of the time

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    Favorite Trail:   Hornby Island

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $2700.00

    Purchased At:   Online

    Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth ISIS

    Bike Setup:   4" Marzocchi, Mix of XT/RaceFace

    Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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    Hope evo II phenomenon

    About a year of use and many miles of flawless performance and suddenly there is a problem. Rear hub started to " stick" and when coasting the pedals would cycle and back pedaling would cause severe chain slack. Searched the forums and YouTube - some videos by the UK guys are good but hard to un ... Read More »

    Rear Shock for DeKerf Phenomenon

    Hi! I got a DK Phenomenon with the original Cane Creek shock. I´m thinking about buying a Rocky Shox Monarch. But witch tune should I take? Low, Mid or High Tune? Got some hints? RobertRead More »

    COLD......a cycling phenomenon?

    Have you ever wondered why your hands and feet get to dang COLD when cycling?? I have........I`ve been pondering it lately........... every day I have been on the bike. I`m beginning to think that cold hands and feet are a cycling-specific phenomenon. I was wearing my 5 10 freeride shoes, and th ... Read More »

    Gordo and Ardent 2.4 phenomenon

    I've been running the Maxxis Ardent 2.4 front and rear on my Gordos for about a month. Its a great combo thats super cushy and handles really well. However, I have noticed as the tire casing has "broken in" an interesting phenomenon occurred.....the tires got a lot slower feeling. I know this is i ... Read More »

    Tire exploding phenomenon; has this happened to you?

    After loading my bike in my car while traveling home, in that state of bliss we all experience after a hard ride, my heart jumped as a heard an explosion. Upon further inspection my rear tire had violently deflated from a pinch flat. Mind you this was 10-15 minutes after my ride was over, what giv ... Read More »

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