Ti Cycles 1999 Skookum Full Suspension Bike

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $3535.00


Product Description

1999 Ti Cycles Skookum, mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Shimano XTR components, Rock Shox Judy SL, 3.15" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by copylatte a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2012

Strengths:    Skookum = strength. I purchased from a 6'5" triathlete and bike looks barely ridden. Tough as nails and rides like a dream with xlnt geometry and feel. Bushings need replacement every once in a while....mine don't squeak much. I'm 6'0 and ride a large and it just feels like it is on rails. 2.0 shock in back and 4" in front and it can take a beating.

Weaknesses:    Bushings replacement...not that big of a deal, but some maintenance required. Also do not prefer XT group...no disc brakes in back.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent ride and if you can find one pick it up on the cheap. Looks great and is BEEFY. Handles speed well and is stiff on the climbs. For some reason prefer over Giant NRS, Gary Fisher, and others....Just like the bike.

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Purchased At:   craigslist

Bike Setup:   XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by chris mcfarland a Racer from seattle wa

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2000

Strengths:    This bike rocks. Its light, very strong, and well designed.
It could probably climb a telephone pole if you tried. Plus I also received a free fitting with my purchase. HEEEHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Weaknesses:    I hear that the older skookums had problems with the main pivot. I bought the model with a much improved roller bearing pivot with a purgable grease fitting. It only takes
four minutes and twenty seconds to overhaul the pivot!!!!!


Bottom Line:   
if you want a bike with real soul, buy a skookum. This bike has opened new doors for me. I was a hardtail lover but now there is a new love in my life.

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Favorite Trail:   west fork of the teanaway

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Ticycles is Seattle

Similar Products Used:   ellsworth truth
(cringe)gt i drive


Bike Setup:   xtr w/ z1 xfly

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOHN a Cross Country Rider from POULSBO

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2000

Strengths:    UNIQUE FRAME DESIGN, STRONG, PIVOT IN FRONT OF BOTTOM BRACKET. NO BOBBING OR PEDAL INDUCED SUCKING. RIDES LIKE A HARD TAIL. CLIMBS GREAT.

Weaknesses:    MAIN PIVOT SEEMS TO WEAR OUT FAST. I'M ON MY THIRD BUSHING, ALTHOUGH IT ONLY TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES TO CHANGE AND ABOUT $10.00 WORTH OF PARTS. IT'S WORTH IT.

Bottom Line:   
THE BIKE IS GREAT TO RIDE, IT'S LIGHT, IT HAS A HIGHER BOTTOM BRACKET THAN MOST OTHER BIKES AND LIKE THE ADD SAYS IT EATS LOGS FOR BREAKFAST AND CLIMBS LIKE A DEER. AND IT REALLY DOES. I RIDE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WHERE THERE IS ALWAYS MUD AND WATER AND THIS BIKE JUST SEEMS TO RIDE ON THRU IT. OUTSIDE OF THE MAIN PIVOT I CAN'T COMPLAIN. MY FRIEND FOUND THE BIKE ON THE INTERNET AND MY WIFE (YES MY WIFE) ACTUALLY BOUGHT IT FOR ME! $1260 FOR A FULL SUPENSION AND FULL XT COMPONETS IS A DEAL I THINK. TI-CYCLES IS A LOCAL DEALER AND SPECILIZES IN CUSTOM TI BIKE FRAMES. THEY WERE GREAT TO DEAL WITHAND VERY SUPPORTIVE.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   RITCHEY TIMBERCOMP, CANNONDALE RAVEN,

Bike Setup:   FULL XT

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Adam D a Weekend Warrior from Seattle

Date Reviewed: October 24, 1999

Strengths:    
This is a sweet frame.
The main and rear suspension pivots are
real strong. No flex
here. I havnt ridden
any other FS bikes so I
can't compare, but this
bike is great.


Weaknesses:    
The main pivot is a bitch to keep working
smoothly. It gets stiff and creeky without
regular maintanence.
I have to take the whole rear
section apart so I can
stroke the chain stays
up and down to work in
the grease.
This is every 3 to 5
rides (!) depending on the weather.


Bottom Line:   
A sweet, stout bike that works great if you like
to dink around with wrenches.

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Favorite Trail:   
Tahooya

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
naught


Bike Setup:   
A bunch of stuff. I all
comes out to about 25.5
lbs.

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