Avanti 2000 Hurricane Hardtail Bike

4/5 (6 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Front Shock RST 381CL
  • shimano acera
  • Rims Alex X101 Black Aluminium with Ground Side Wall

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    Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brian Crawford a Racer from Newcastle

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap beginer bike

    Weaknesses:    I've broken the frame at the head tube and down tube intersection. I'm only 140lbs and dont drop offs.
    front and rear derailures are both looe, partly my fault.

    My model had RST Discs, they were terible. The cheap rims look like potatoe chips.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good beginers bike, probably not a good bike for those looking to do regular off road,
    and not for the racing inclined persons.
    Apart from being 15kg and the price its an OK bike

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    Favorite Trail:   XC Racing

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Sintssi Jade,
    Appolo Koziosko,
    Avanti Lightning,
    KHS Team ST

    Bike Setup:   Sintessi Jade with XT Running gear,
    Avanti stock standard,

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott - a Weekend Warrior from Te Puke, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: December 26, 2001

    Strengths:    IM talking about the Black Thunder by avanti It rocks i reckon its a great all round bike down hill xc town riding its phat

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   down the back of the high school

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $535.00

    Purchased At:   Attrills

    Bike Setup:   As it came just twecd abit

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Khiem Hua a Weekend Warrior from Auburn, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: November 2, 2001

    Strengths:    The Shimano V-brakes on this bike have more than enough stopping power for the average weekend warrior. The lightweight 6061 aluminium frame is a delight, as well as the adjustable RST front shocks.

    Weaknesses:    After riding the bike for the first few weeks, i found that the seat wasn't as comfortable as i first thought. Also, i would have thought that Avanti could have provided a better pedal system than the boring black plastic one that came standard on the bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    Overall, the Hurricane is a very well balanced bike for your dollar. I mainly use it for commuting to and from work, and sometimes through bush tracks on weekends. It is interesting to note thought that as i write this review, news the of 2002 models of Avanti bikes does not include the hurricane in its line up. Interesting to hear! Nonetheless, i am quite happy with my bike and i am more than sure that it can provide me with several good years of riding.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   Bike R Us!

    Bike Setup:   Straight out of box!

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TAD HARVEY a Cross Country Rider from NZ

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2001


    Weaknesses:    WHAT WEAKNESSES?

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   FARM DOWNHILL

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   SPOKESMAN CYCLES

    Similar Products Used:   AVANTI BLACK THUNDER

    Bike Setup:   SAME AS NEW

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Joe a Racer from Northern Beaches, Sydney, Oz.

    Date Reviewed: June 17, 2001

    Strengths:    Nice colour scheme (black/yellow) extending to everything; frame, seat, grips, and even tyre sidewalls (did Avanti get an artistic director in for painting their bikes, or what?!). Fat frame. Easily adjustable front shockers. Decent Shimano V-Brakes that stop 'on a dime' (is that what you guys in North America say?).

    Weaknesses:    The Acera running gear is smooth, however, the first night I had the bike, I managed to bend the derailleur. This is not an indictment on the Acera line, I'm sure. However, I'm convinced this would not have occurred had a Deore or XT setup been used instead. The 'EZ-fire' shifters are okay, however, as I'm used to the trusty 'ol Rapidfires, will soon be upgrading. RST shock? Very comfortable and easy to adjust, but because I like to spend the $$$ on my hobby/addiction, will soon be getting a Marzocchi air Bomber fork put on (then the bike be the Bomb!). Nothing else, really. Oh, the seat. Though it's a cool colour, matching the bike 'n all, I suggest a nice gel seat that will support 'yo, otherwise, look forward to major numb-bum!

    Bottom Line:   
    If you're looking for a reliable recreational bike, for commuting (my main use) and the occasional jaunt in the 'wilderness' for X-Country, then this is an excellent buy. I don't think much of the Acera running gear, however, it does the job. The RST shock is smooth, comfortable and, for the meantime, gives me enough travel when hitting the mean city streets or those moderately scary trails in the Blue Mountains. However, I don't see it lasting, so the Marzocchi Bomber will soon be in its place! The Shimano V-Brakes are A-O.K. And now for some Chili-Willies ...

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything Blue Mountains

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $500.00

    Purchased At:   Wooly's Wheels, Sydney, Oz

    Similar Products Used:   Norco Bigfoot. Giant ATX 840/860.

    Bike Setup:   Pretty much as it came from the factory, but soon to change, as detailed above.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Jason a Cross Country Rider from Gold Coast

    Date Reviewed: February 22, 2001

    Strengths:    It was a good starting bike, good frame and grips.
    The Rst shocks were good to start out with, but soon replaced.

    Weaknesses:    The cheaper shimano running gear didn't last(but still using it) long or the plastic pedals. The rims are cheap single wall and the rear was flat spotted in no time.

    Bottom Line:   
    The bike goes really well xc and downhill with the above setup, I'll just have to change the shimano running gear and it will be a great bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Nerang State Forest

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   Ferry Road Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Norco Bigfoot.

    Bike Setup:   I now have Rockshox 2001 sid XC's, Shimano DX SPD's, set of mavic double wall rims and hutchinson's tyres

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