Azonic Evolution Frame Hardtail Bike

4.04/5 (24 Reviews)
MSRP : $460.00


Product Description

Box chain stays and seat stays for extra rear end stiffness, custom front triangle that virtually eliminates all torsional flex. Disc or "V" brake compatibility and lateral rear dropouts are standard.

Available in 14" & 16.5" in Black.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dhrider666 a Downhiller from london

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2009

Strengths:    looks good. strong frame. rides nice

Weaknesses:    vertical dropout for single speed. but then again its hard to find alot of burly frames with horizontal dropouts. most dh hardtails use gears. small gap for rear tyre clearance.

Bottom Line:   
best hardtail frame ive owned. takes anything i throw at it.

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands/aston

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   -

Bike Setup:   marzocchi 66s . raceface diabolus bars . azonic evo 2 frame . hope bulb hubs with mavic d521 rims . shadow seat . fsa cranks . hayes hfx9 carbon brakes .

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by lu pits a Downhiller from soquel CA

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2007

Strengths:    crip design for cornering and railing turns good lookin

Weaknesses:    azonic stuff cracks and breaks.I weigh 175lbs and I snapped my first azonic ds-1 top tube and folded the bike in half i was probably only 150lbs at the time, i ovalized my second ds-1 head tube, a pair of double wall bars snapped in half bunny hopping over a log, that one hurt, and now my azonic evolution head tube is cracked. Azonic provided no warranty for me on any of these products so I have finally learned that azonic is the worst mtb company around, i hate them

Bottom Line:   
azonic is weak and there products are dangerous. ride bmx

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Favorite Trail:   up into the woods

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   used

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   everything is solid except for azonic bars and frame

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt graham from england

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2007

Strengths:    very strong all the welds on it apre practically perfect this is perfect for me as i am very light

Weaknesses:    none really could have done with ajustable dropouts

Bottom Line:   
well i am going to be getting 20mm through hub so them i can get better forks but i dont now the recomended maximum travel the ones i m looking at are marzocci 66rc and roch shoch pike pike 426 u-turns please contact me at iamsparticus2ok@hotmail.com sorry if this is irrevilant but this bike is brilliant would reccomend to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   seascale

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   giant acid giant stp

Bike Setup:   manitou stance flow 100mm azonic shorty bars and stem sun rims single track wheels mrp 3 piece crank hayes mag brakes 8sp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from south africa

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2006

Strengths:    Great manouverability, excellent handling. all round capabilities.

Weaknesses:    On my last visit to the trails, I was dissapointed to see that after a slightly heavy knock, my wishbone stay had snapped! Yet it was on a weld and probably just an anamoly and not a regular case in production.

Bottom Line:   
An all round performer, lovely handling etc. Unfortunate breakage, but thanks to azonic's great warantee programme, the frame will be replaced, go for it, buy one now! P.S. The newest incarnation is called the FIEND.

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Favorite Trail:   DJ's constantia

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Steelhead

Bike Setup:   Singlespeed, marzocchi all mountain, xtension stem, 24inch back wheel, 26inch front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by brian a Downhiller from Sna Rafael, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2006

Strengths:    very very very strong, light, nice geometry

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this is an awesome frame!!! it is light, strong, and fun! i set it up so it was a cross country/dirtjumper, so i have the 24/32 in the front. the seat tube is so thick, that we had to get a verry long bottom bracket so the front derailleur could move from the 24 to the 32 chainrings, but now its perfect!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $205.00

Purchased At:   cambria bikes

Similar Products Used:   too many to name

Bike Setup:   evo frame, xt shifters and rear derailleur, yeti hardcore grips, marzocchi mx comp w/ eta, thompson elite seatpost with titec seat, azonic shorty stem, bb7 brakes with lx levers, ryno lite wheels, red michelin wild gripper tires ea70 bars, lx cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from Connecticut

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2005

Strengths:    This Frame is Bombproof. Strong dropouts and just solid all the way around.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is the best Urban, Dirt jmper I've riden in a long time.

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Favorite Trail:   Wherever

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Azonic DS1, DaBomb Sputnik.

Bike Setup:   Dirt Jumper 1, XTR rear, XT everything esle, MRP Chain Guide, Avid Mechanicals, and all Thompson Bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cory noyes a Downhiller from essex jct vt usa

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2004

Strengths:    this is one of the best frame i have ever had. i have had many frames and this one stands up to the beating that i give it ever time i hit the trails. it is a relly roughted frame for its weight it hardly weights any thing.

Weaknesses:    i would say that there wouldn't be any wakness because it is so well biult and it handle like a dream.

Bottom Line:   
i would recimed this frame to any body that wonts a hard tail frame.

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Favorite Trail:   duke of us by cort and jordan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $209.00

Purchased At:   cbo

Similar Products Used:   the steelhead is kind of like this but the evo and it profroce better than the steelhead

Bike Setup:   i have rock shox phsylo and race face drive tran and it to much to say about it.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Brett Gill a Downhiller from ITHACA, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2004

Strengths:    ABSOLUTLY NONE

Weaknesses:    WEAK AS HELL

Bottom Line:   
This is an update for a review down belowe: I submitted a review telling that I broke it, and I finally got a pic. on the internet to prove it: http://www.pinkbike.com/modules/photo/?op=view&image=349037

If it doesn't work, e-mail me about for it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Cornell University(urban)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   AZONIC(trade-in see other review)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ADAM CLINE a Cross Country Rider from Springfield,IL

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2004

Strengths:    
new design, gussits beefed up, down tube is massive, rear has box design = verry nice and stiff.SWEET embosed "AZONIC" runnin the down tube!all welds are verry clean and pleasing to the eye.Comes in black or polish.I would recomend the polished,the welds again will draw the eye of even the most hardcore of canondale rider.When the local betty sees you bustin 15 foot gaps on this thing you WILL NOT ;D ride home alone, looks SWEEEEET!! :P


Weaknesses:    FEW 2 NONE -rear brake bosses,cable guide for front derailer.This is not a real prob for most of the free world ,who do run v brakes and front derailer.So really no big deal BUY< BUY< BUY :)

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike, i spent last season on a large heavy dh frame, sold to me at the local shop "fitted" to big ,and paid to much.I rode so little last season its enuff to be beaten over.I got lucky and found a buyer on ebay around x-mass. my girlfriend got me this frame, and its got me so STOKED on ridin again.This frame feels so at home freeridin as well as xc , elavated trails,cat walks, down town,skate park and at the local BMX track, its soooOOoo nice and stiff .this may sound crazy but this frame is a hard-tail, and it brings me more confidence on drops and gaps then my old "big hit" frame.frame size is 16.5 or med. im 5 11, and i find it verry nice.You can also run a 2.5 tire, i have rollers on mine.I did at first have doughts as to the frame, just from the ev. 1's less than top shelf history of head tube prob.This headtube has a new design of extra build at the gussits.dont worry!Long story Short, if you want to bring your ridin to the next level,throw yourself across long gaps of earth, and relly feel the control of a hardtail,AT ALL COST FIND AND PURCHASE THIS FRAME!:P

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Favorite Trail:   chalenge park extreme,IL

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $299.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   most current smaller aluminium dual frames,freeride frames -canondales, yeti, and sinister frames.ya stuff like dat, ;)

Bike Setup:   AZONIC EV. II frame,MarzocchI Z1 drop off (04),truvativ bars,stem,and crank,e-thirteen bash guard, blackspire front ring-downhill,hayes 8" brakes-mec.,sun ditch witch rims,FSA pig bmx head set(they have the biggest balls of em' all!),shimano rear der.,sram chain, specialized roller 2.5 tires .the 2.5 lil short of air is so nise for the runnin on downed trees and cat walks!CONTROL!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a Weekend Warrior from Philly PA USA

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2004

Strengths:    Looks cool, light weight, takes lots of crashes at the skatepark and in the woods and keeps on going.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. I ride it every day to work and always manage to find a fun curb to jump or some stairs to drop. It works well in the woods, too. It's the only bike I will ride at the skatepark. Doesn't ride like a BMX, so I gotta make my own lines, but it sure is fun. One thing I haven't done with it yet is some Dirt Jumps. I hear it jumps well, but I can't personally attest to that. The stories of the headtube coming off are scarry, but I've had NO problems.
5 chilis for value
4 chilis for overall

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with lots of variety

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   BMX

Bike Setup:   Bomber qr20 fork, avid disks, 9 speed shimano drivetrain (9 in back, 1 in front), ODI lock-ons

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Garison a Downhiller from Saugus, Ma

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2004

Strengths:    Great geometry, nice stiff rear end.

Weaknesses:    Headtubes suck, dropouts slip without a bmx chain tensioner.

Bottom Line:   
Loved the way this bike rode for everything, trials, downhilling, trail riding, urban assualt. Even survived a 12foot drop at full speed with almost no transition. Even seen one go off of a 15 footer. However I ripped the headtube off of 2 of them doing nothing too big, and I've seen about 3 others break or crack in the Identical spots. So now I don't really trust them anymore, however I did get azonic to upgrade my frame to the more trustworty evolution 2 frame.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything in Lynn Woods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   from the factory

Similar Products Used:   A whole bunch

Bike Setup:   Psylo XC, XT cranks, XTR Rear derailer, Azonic PDW Bars and stem, 24inch Double Wide rear wheel, XT Disc Brakes, Lock On Grips, all kinds of good stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fat Kid a Weekend Warrior from Podunk, Mt

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2003

Strengths:    It's short, black, strong, light, and has killer trials-like geometry. I lost dismally to Jeremy VanSchoonhoven on this frame. Isn't that cool?

Weaknesses:    Stupid graphics look like they were pulled out of clip art by the designer.

Bottom Line:   
Wow, do I suck at trials. This bike probably kicks ass at it though. I've seen people riding some cool stuff on them. It's really nice on the rear wheel, and pedal kicks almost as easily as my GT Team. Once it was sitting in my living room, and I looked over, and it was just standing on it's rear wheel. Very stable in that position. Get one. They rule.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Some other guy's house

Similar Products Used:   DS2, Zaskar, Moab, GT Team Trials

Bike Setup:   Z3 Flylight 100, HS33, GT trials Crank, Paul Word Hub, ACS Claws 16t, Mammoths, 2.1 Mobster, 2.5 High Roller, Pink and glittery Mariah Carey looking Race Face Riser of some kind, and Ruffian Lock-On grips.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from Jerusalem, Israel

Date Reviewed: November 1, 2003

Strengths:    Unbreakable, great selection of tube sizes and shapes, great geometry, looks good, light

Weaknesses:    Need to take the caliper apart in order to remove the rear wheel

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a hardtail that is capable of doing things that a six or seven inch bike can do, and in the same time is'nt heavy, this is the bike for you.
If you use the right fork, this bike won't be a bad climber at all to.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Norco One Twenty Five

Bike Setup:   Psylo XC, Magura Julie hydrolic brakes, full Shimano Deore, Azonic pedalls, WTB seet, Klein Death Grip 2.35 tires, Bontrager parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig Parker from Nottingham(E midlands)

Date Reviewed: January 21, 2003

Strengths:    strongest rigid frame on the planet. Its black. Light nether gunna snap wiv lifetime guarante. Can have 24" wheels

Weaknesses:    cant have 3 piece

Bottom Line:   
Great bike

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Favorite Trail:   hemlock

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $359.00

Purchased At:   small bike shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing even cums close

Bike Setup:   z3s d321 built on big uns wiv hope pros xt and lx. Black and blue.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Nathan a Downhiller from santa barbara CA usa

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2002

Strengths:    huge drop out massive beef going on

Weaknesses:    i snapped it and i weigh 100 pounds i snaped the head tube right off then ate crap!!! theres no gussets conecting the head tube with the down tube to long of a top tube.

Bottom Line:   
this bikes lame they make the hedtube look all beefy but its soooooo weak i mean i snapped it and im doing like only 7 foot drops and landing soomth. it sucks!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   tunnel trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   wheelworld.com

Similar Products Used:   azonic ds 1

Bike Setup:   psylo xc azonioc 454 cranks azonic shorty stem azonic double rise handle bars hayes mrp xt deraller xt shifter

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