jim lad the sailor sailor
Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003
Strengths: everything, this thing is a tank, it crushes anything in its path.If you want to go a certain direction, theres nothing stopping it. I LOVE THIS BIKE!
Weaknesses: hardly nothing, just had a bit of a problem with the rear disk mounts, and it is a little heavy but still I love heavy bikes
The compontents I have on this bike are new so it complements the bike really well, although i really do feel that the bike is getting on and becoming a bit old I still love it and I love just taking it down to my local trails. If you dont mind age and want a beefy bike then look no further as the atx is for you. The only thing that I dont like about the bike is that it makes a bit of noice, although im still tweaking it.
Bike Setup: magura big ego. d321 rims. bigun hubs. enduro 4 front and rear. fox vanilla rc shock.
from West Malling, kent, England
Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002
Strengths: Loads of suspension, especially with goldtec long travel plates (8 inches). Huge frame with zero flex.
Weaknesses: It can be a bit big for some uk downhill courses but other than that NONE.
This bike is amazing it can handle anything you throw at it, its simple with one suspension settting, for its size its very light. Stable at high speed and agile on gnarly stuff and corners this bike is a definate winner. Anyone with the cash or sponsorship should get one ASAP.
Similar Products Used: giant warp, avanti d8, wheeler, boy bike co
Bike Setup: formula hydros, 321 rims, AC, azonic, raceface
Date Reviewed: December 7, 2000
Strengths: the frame is super tough and stiff. Can handle tight technical trails better than most dh bikes. Great dirt jumper,for a dh bike. Always lands big drops(12'+)smooth and you hardly notice the shock bottom out,Obviously Nick s(other ATX-2 reviewer) dosn't no how to ride a bike much better than my grandma. As for the components, the wheels kick ass(mavic d321 rims), the raceface turbine dh cranks broke the first week,replaced those with some kooka dh and havn't had a problem since
Weaknesses: the manitou fork
rad bike for dh racing and freeriding. this bike has no limits.
Bike Setup: dh2s thats the only good part 8 inch hayes on front 6 hope on rear and a bunch of other stuff.
from Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000
Strengths: Superb package for the cash. By far one of the best performing DH suspension designs. Super frame due to low maintenance and plush suspension. Awesome finish throughout - and best of all NO V-Brake mounts. Formula Open Hydro discs, AC Chain device, D321 rims, SDG saddle, Tioga Factory DH tires, RaceFace Turbine LP DH cranks, XT rear deraileur. Nice.
Weaknesses: That fork (Manitou X-Vert R 5,5" travel) does the bike no justice. Should put a 185mm rear disc rotor (he he I want everything).
BEST downhill bike on the market. Change the fork and you will fly!
Favorite Trail: Du ToitsKloof, Paarl, South Africa ----- AWESOME STUFF
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Similar Products Used: Sintesi Bazooka, Intense M1-SL, GT LOBO
Bike Setup: Change the rear shock (not really necessary) to a Fox Vanilla RX or RS SuperDeluxe (205mm) and then feel the boy go! Otherwise Pretty much standard, but put a 44T chainring on, Inverted 7" travel fork, put a 185mm rear rotor on and a Tioga XL saddle. Oh yes, add a pair of WTB MotoRaptor tires and you are done.
Québec City Downhillwer
from Canada, Québec
Bike Setup: My ATX-2 is a fuckin awesome DH bike.I ride with a Marzocchi Monster-t fork(7), 321 Mavic rims, a Coupe Deluxe 6 rear shock and Formula open hydraulic brakes (185 mm front disc + 160 mm rear disc)