Azonic DS-1 Frame Hardtail Bike

4.7/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $400.00


Product Description

Upgraded features include an enlarged, double butted bulged down seat and top tubes, upper and lower front gussets and disc brake compatible rear dropouts. Available in Powder Black, Red and Polished finish in 14", 16.5" and 18" sizes and 27.2 or 31.8 clamp.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob Taylor a Downhiller from Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

Strengths:    Ultra Light, Strong, Fast,I am 5'6" and 40yrs old and this is the very first bike That I have truly fallen. "This aint a bike this is part of you, Used XTR rear now Single speed Why!! because I can

Weaknesses:    NONE AT ALL THATS THE TRUTH

Bottom Line:   
Buy one as soon as you can !!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Scotland

Bike Setup:   44t - 15t reason I can use on the road and also on the local BMX track no Joke. Pace RC 35

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Mencer a Weekend Warrior from Holiday, Fl USA

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2008

Strengths:    Terrific frame! Lightweight and strong as all hell. The geometry just fits me like a glove. Wish I didn't have to sell it. If you want to own this fantastic bike, built and maintained by a professional bicycle mechanic, check out my Tampa Bay craigslist listing or just email me damienqui@gmail.com

Weaknesses:    I wish I could keep it forever.

Bottom Line:   
This frame is extremely versatile and fun to work on. Can be adapted for virtually all types of riding.

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Favorite Trail:   alifia

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   self built

Similar Products Used:   Specialized stumpjumper, Gary Fisher Marlin...

Bike Setup:   Has horizontal dropouts, which have led to some pretty sweet single speed street bike conversions.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2007

Strengths:    Light, absolutely bomb proof (i've used it for downhilling), looks so so cool

Weaknesses:    Bottom brackets sometimes can be a pain to install

Bottom Line:   
The best jump and street frame u cud possibly buy. It feels so nice wen jumping and is super strong. Looks nicer with longer travel forks tho and is great single speed as well.

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Favorite Trail:   Macc Forest, Lyme Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   A friend

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z5's, HS33 brakes, d521 rims, fsa cranks with bash

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by simon bray a Weekend Warrior from bristol

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2006

Strengths:    its light, i found it strong, it looked gd in black, awsome geometry.

Weaknesses:    i couldnt find any

Bottom Line:   
good bike for nearly all stles of riding. i found it was best for street though because of its weight.

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Favorite Trail:   timberlin trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   off my mate

Similar Products Used:   it felt as nice as my trials bike

Bike Setup:   old manitou bombers, dmr pedals, some random light bars and stem plus cranks. i had weak wheel put on.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike H a Cross Country Rider from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2006

Strengths:    Very light, great geometry, good price.

Weaknesses:    Too many decals, but you can deal with that. Otherwise, no complaints yet.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame for a great price. Good jumper, good climber, and good for any cross country riding

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

Similar Products Used:   several other XC hardtails

Bike Setup:   manitou minute fork, avid bb7 disc brakes, shimano deore shifters/derailluers,

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Matt from Ontario

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    Light , great jumping geometry

Weaknesses:    it breaks - resulting from extremely thin aluminum

Bottom Line:   
this frame only lasted me 2weeks or about 25 rides. its way too expensive( i paid 690 cdn)
-everyone is way to confident that this frame won't break- mine snapped on the downtube when i was riding of a curb after about a week and a half of riding

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Rapid city cycle

Similar Products Used:   Gary fisher wahoo, azonic steelhead

Bike Setup:   Sherman firefly, mammoth wheels,avid bb7's,ect

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by FRANK a Weekend Warrior from LA,CA,90042

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2005

Strengths:    LOVES TO JUMP. REAR CHAINSTAY SUPER STRONG. GEOMETRY MAKES IT A GOOD ALL AROUND BIKE FROM JUMPING TO XC.

Weaknesses:    NONE SO FAR

Bottom Line:   
BIKE IS STRONG AND SOLID. CHAINSTAYS ARE BOXED AND STRONG AS FUNK. THE BIKE IS GOOD FOR EVERYTHING, FROM TRAILS TO TRIALS, TO DJ AND URBAN RIDING IT DOES IT ALL. GET 1 WHILE THEY ARE STILL AROUND. CHEAP PRICE FOR A STRONG RELIABLE FRAME.PRICEPOINT

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Favorite Trail:   COLORADO BLVD, THE LADIES

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   PRICEPOINT THEY GOT THE HOOKUP

Similar Products Used:   EVO, GT HARDTAIL

Bike Setup:   FULL XT,ROCKET TRIGGER,SUV WHEELS,THOMSON STEM AND POST,AZONIC DW RISER,VANILLA RLC,KING HEAD,TURBINE LP.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Thomas a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2004

Strengths:    excellent geometry!
Strong and lightish!


Weaknesses:    None; although I might like to put a 3" tire on the back...

Bottom Line:   
Wicked bike. I do lift runs at the local ski hill. Ride some street (working on my rear wheel hop for trials-type moves), drops and gaps np. Then I raise the seat and go trail riding with my girlfriend! Again.. SWEET GEOMETRY!

btw, with a DX32 rim I am able to run a 2.6" Specialized Roller Pro RS on the rear just fine (gotta keep it true tho); I got the Sp/ tires on sale 25$cdn, the new rubber is A-OK.

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Favorite Trail:   Evergreen

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   old cannondales; some FS frames; not much

Bike Setup:   16" frame; DJ 1 (5"); rear DX32 and Evil Twin 2.4 (Roller RS); front Rhynolite and Weirwolf 2.5; Hussefelt 2-ring crank; Worldforce 2" riser bar; ODI ruffian; and Kore B1 45mm stem. =)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason a Downhiller from redondo beeach ca usa

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2004

Strengths:    This frame has held up extremely well, considering the hell I've put it through. I'm sure only time will tell though. I'm impressed with the strength to weight ratio- I expected to see signs of stress on the frame but I haven't yet. My urban assault trail is freakin gnarly and the ds1 eats it up like nothing. I recently put a marzocchi drop off triple on it. With the steer tube pushed all the way through the steering is not affected much. Deraileur hanger has held up good so far. It came loose once, but some loc-tite did the trick. Jumps, drops, rocks, roots, ruts, stairgaps, skateparks, big bear race trails, you name it. depending on the pilot, this hardcore hardtail can hang with the toughest dualies out there. watch for a silver ds1 bombing down a trail near you!

Weaknesses:    could use a couple more gussets
maxxis 2.35 max rear tire width (maxxis runs small)
the round seat stays and the weld that joins the chainstay to seatstay looks scary fragile, but knock on wood, it's holding up to mad abuse.
drop the stickers Azonic!!


Bottom Line:   
Good frame
Azonic just needs to produce a similar frame with boxed seat stays and they can consider it sold.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   wheelworld

Similar Products Used:   specialized/jamis

Bike Setup:   16" polished / marzocchi drop off triple / king headset / xt cranks, derailleur, cassette / blackspire ds 1 chainguide / sun singletrack rims / maxxis 2.35 (biggest rear tire that fits)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcin Warchol a Downhiller from Cracow, Poland

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2004

Strengths:    That's certainly not the strongest hardtail frame i had in my career. Still it's the best one money can buy as I judge from my experience. It is very light and that's its best feature. As one learns how to handle it the bike can be used in a variety of purposes. Dirt jumping is not my favourite but I tried it and because of its lightness I don't regret it. I prefer high speed doubles with tons of air in between and I found DS 1 perfect for this purpose. You can easily find your way through the hardest jumps. I used it for 'urban assault' or street riding and it was perfect, no problems with dozens of stairgaps or whatsoever. I used my Azonic as my second bike but as I sold the prime one recently it is used more and more often. I ride skinny, north shore style bridges, mosty technical, steep, high and horribly narrow and the bike takes it all with no problems. steering/balancing is perfect!

Weaknesses:    the frame has very thin walls and that's what makes it so light. well, lots of people at m place were dissapointed cause thay had problems with cracking steer tubes but mine is perect even though I abuse the frame nearly on every ride! well I don't take it on high speed DH tracks but only the bridges. its perfect for meaning its geometry and stiffness. I build it up with a 24' rear wheel cause it feels like a standard for me and there is nothing better for that frame.

Bottom Line:   
the frame is awesome for a rider who knows how to use it well. certainly its worth its price for the weight and geometry. can't be abused by drops to flat or using DC forks. mine has a dent as i fell from a high bridge and dropped in on some gnarly rocks.

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Favorite Trail:   still searching...

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   lots of different hardtails from Europe, that's the first one I got from US.

Bike Setup:   Manitou Black Sport/ 24'Halo Combat rear wheel / Sun CR18 front/ DaBomb short stem / two chainrings on a crank to make riding bridges easier / magura HS 33 brakes changed to Shimano Deore Discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan a Weekend Warrior from seattle,wa,usa

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2003

Strengths:    EVERYTHING!!

Weaknesses:    NOTHING

Bottom Line:   
OK the bottom line is, IF you want a really durable frame for a good price, GO FOR THIS ONE

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   NON

Bike Setup:   this frame will kick but with any setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Picki a Weekend Warrior from Notts

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2003

Strengths:    Well, this frame ruled....until it went bang. Stupid lightness for the strength. I totally ragged mine as much as i could and towards the end of its life the head tube did flare a lil. Now after 3 years i finally bust it (big set of steps)

Weaknesses:    Woooo.....thought only my stickers were canker. BB was a bitatch to get in first time.

Bottom Line:   
You have to give it to it....prob one of the bestest frames there is, Super geometry, could do with slightly higher bb, or i need shorter cranks!
But Azonic need to make a better DS1, one thats slightly more beefy at the head end....with the arse of an evo and bobs your daddy....super frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Shhhh Tilly its a secret

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   some bike shop that shut down now

Similar Products Used:   Curtis SX
small GT avalanche
DMR's
kona scab


Bike Setup:   14" frame, MR Cheiftains, DMR hubs, 321 front/521 cd rear, IRC mythos rear/kujo front, pyramid bars, shorty stem, DMR pedles, xtr rear v-break, fsa extreme headset.And not forgetting forks Psylo SL's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G.D.B a Downhiller from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2003

Strengths:    Super snappy, Sturdy, jumps good, turns great. Very tough bike. I'm a solid 6'2' and this bike handles the abuse of jumps, drops, rocky down hill sections, good for DS, BSX, both fast, and flowy trails. Very good price for a sick frame.

Weaknesses:    The decals are lame. I took em' off. The Chain stays would be better boxed. I wish Azonic would have left the drop outs alone for 2003

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, Great value, If you are into agressive trails, DS, dirt jumpin, and BSX, buy this frame!!

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Favorite Trail:   Mail Boxes, Cabrillo, Magic Carpet, Dead Camper, De La, ETC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $265.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz

Bike Setup:   DJ III (130mm), Truvativ downhill cranks, Truvativ Hussfelt chain guide. sram plasma, hayes hydrolic, Azonic shorty, azonic 2.5 risers, Tioga FDH 2.3's. odessey flats, Man-O-War DJ seat. Bombshell fat boys, etc, etc, etc,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Reitzel a Cross Country Rider from Evanston, Wyoming USA

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2003

Strengths:    The Metal they use to make it. The Geometry. the rear drop outs.

Weaknesses:    nope

Bottom Line:   
I take my hat off to azonic and thank them for building such a wonderful frame. Keep up the good work..I only wish If I could get sponsored by them and race. that would be nice

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Favorite Trail:   Anything

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $263.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn 2001 Mesa

Bike Setup:   Dirt Jumper III, Intense Mag 30 rims, TV crank and chain guide. Hayes Mech Discs. 2.4 WTB inch tires primo tenderizers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ~ keelin ~ a Weekend Warrior from nottingham

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2002

Strengths:    strong,sturdy in street or dirt riding this frame has alsome geometry

Weaknesses:    you carnt have a fat tyre in the rear as the stays are 2 close


Bottom Line:   
The frame is amazin!! use it for street or dirt this frame will never fail u and i love it even more as a single speed bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well worth it

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Favorite Trail:   Ambergate or the 1 in wales near the red bull corse canna remember the name

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   £350 at Halfords

Similar Products Used:   dmr trailstar

Bike Setup:   hope4pot,halo combats 26in on dmr revolver hubs,x-lite seatpost and clamp,dmr wingbar,z1 wedge's ,chris king headset, planet-x limeted edition seat etc etc

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