DMR Trailstar Hardtail Bike

5/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

· Full 4130 cro-mo frame - 100% designed by DMR.
· Quality double butted cro-mo tubing - Super strong, yet lightweight & responsive
· DMR's patented APS brake system
· Wishbone seatstays with international standard disc brake mounts & Oversized chainstays
· Available with MTB (vertical dropouts) or BMX BB shell (horizontal dropouts)
· Replaceable dropout on both BMX & MTB versions
· Frame Size 14" c-c, Head Angle 71o
· Seat Angle 72.5o Top Tube 22.5" (c-c)


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ker1 a Weekend Warrior from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2010

Strengths:    everything about this frame is amazing. I do everything with it (XC, DJ etc..)

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Most versatile, Strong, agile, great looking.

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Favorite Trail:   Hydro Cut

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hard Rock SS.

Bike Setup:   DJ1 Forks, Hayes MX2 Brakes, Race Face evolved bar, Atomlab stem, FSA Pig Headset, Azonic pedals, Axiom Cranks, WTB Dual Duty Wheels, Single speed 36T and 20T

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by robmax a Downhiller from Dublin, Ireland

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2009

Strengths:    Immensely strong yet light enough for anything really. really excellent riding characteristics, surefooted and responsive.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Prob one of the all time great frames, a real hall of famer, whether its all mountain, DJ, hardtail DH or just a heavy lad in need of a strong XC frame this is it. It rides superbly and at nearing ten years old it can still wipe the floor with market newcomers. If you can find one, buy one. you wont regret it, 9yrs on and i refuse to change the frame for anything else

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Favorite Trail:   Crank it up, Whistler

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Cycleways Dublin

Similar Products Used:   24/7 Dark Angel, Planet X Jumpin Jack Flash

Bike Setup:   2000 Trailstar frame, euro BB & horizontal dropouts with chain tugs, Various Bombers or pikes depending on the day, DMR chainguide, FSA cranks, 8 speed LX set up, Hope hubs on D521's, Enduro 4 discs, SDG saddle, club roost bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cookie a Downhiller from Reading UK

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2006

Strengths:    Stong, light, simple; Hardtail frame...

Weaknesses:    Nothing really..

Bottom Line:   
I managed to get my Trailstar frame for just £70 GBP ($130 USD), it’s a 2000 model and is not like the more recent versions, it has the same geometry but It does not have the adjustable APS V-brake bosses and it has Horizontal Dropouts and a euro BB shell (more recent versions have used a US/BMX type BB shell with the Horizontal Dropouts), other than these minor differences it’s pretty much the same as the current models just a lot cleaner looking…

I run a very simple setup with Single speed 24” wheels and one brake, it’s ideal for Jumping and street, as well as trail riding and I even pop the seat right up and commute to work (18 miles each way) on it twice a week…

They are pretty common in the UK now because they don’t cost too much and they are built to last, the likes of Atomlab and Azonic have only just realised the potential for cheap tough Steel HTs DMR have a ten year head start on them both and personally I think it shows, my frame is 5 years old and still better than a lot of the newer ones I’ve tried…

The beauty of the trailstar frame is that it’s a simple, lightish yet strong HT frame with good geometry which could be built up for almost anything you wanted, I’ve gone for simple and tough, but it would suit use as anything from a DH hardtail to a Cross country bike and can use 26” or 24” wheels and still feel great to ride either way…

Top marks….

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Favorite Trail:   Rheola

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   SDH Forum

Similar Products Used:   Owned: Storm cornerworker, various Kona HT's, tried: GT moto, Azonic steelhead, Atomlab trailpimp...

Bike Setup:   Very simplebuild:~ 2000 trailstar frame (chrome finish), 2003 DJ3 forks (110mm travel), Planet-x 3 piece cranks, Mankind Tolerance Chainring (33Tooth), KMC chain (with half link), 13Tooth Odyssey Sprocket, single rear shimano Deore disc (160mm), Powerlite 50mm BMX stem 2" rise Atomlab GI bars, Front wheel: DMR DV (24"/32Hole) on Hope fatso (Ti), Rear wheel: Tioga DH (24"/32Hole) on Planet-X Dog cassette hub, XT skewers...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lee roy a Weekend Warrior from coventry

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2005

Strengths:    looks amazin with the right stuff on it stong as hell even for how thin it is take it off a 10 set no probs

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
amazin frame every 1 shud buy 1 may not look strong but it is.

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Favorite Trail:   kenilworth common

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   some old manky barracuda never buy one

Bike Setup:   stratos forks, mavic d521 ceramic wheelset, fsa pig headset and smack daddy cranks, hope minis, 24/7 bar and stem, planet-x flame seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by colin a Weekend Warrior from ryde,iow,uk

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2005

Strengths:    unbeatable value. strong and light frame with great geometry. designed for jumping but makes an excelent xc/singletracker.

Weaknesses:    i'm running a triple chainset and there's not much tyre clearance...would be ok if i ran a single ring.

Bottom Line:   
handles better than the bontrager did! great all rounder...can climb, jump, lively handling for single track but not twitchy for downhill or longer rides. can't fault it...would suit anyone in the market for a hardtail and is versatile enough to suit most riding styles.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   bontrager or.

Bike Setup:   z1 bomber and a mixture of parts robbed off my old bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rupert Fowler a Downhiller from Guildford, UK

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2003

Strengths:    Strength geometry design and looks

Weaknesses:    Not too much rear tyre clearance

Bottom Line:   
This is easily the best jump frame there is and it only costs £200-£250 its strong as you need and has perfect geometry, wheelies and manuals are soo easy the only thing that could be improved is rear mud clearance, with a 2.00 specialized enduro tyre i have about 5mm each side. The only othe frame i would reccoment for this is the sidekick or Rythum.

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Favorite Trail:   Jumps

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Guildford Cycles

Similar Products Used:   P3

Bike Setup:   Trauilstar LT, 2002 Z1 Dropoffs, DMR revolver singlespeed, Chieftain Mk2's, Avid v's

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by robin mcd from victoria bc canada

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2002

Strengths:    the bike is full the strenghts. the frame is the best feeling frame ive ever ridden, i had a sidekick. was in love with it, but hten i sold it and got a trailstar. if you want t sweet hardtail i recommened getting a DMR

Weaknesses:    the product has no weeknesses

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is that this bike ripps anything up, go out and get one right now. i feel so proud to ride this baby, and dont trun donw stuff on it, there isnt much in vic thoguh :( owell. i might be selling my dmr frame if you want to buy one email me!

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   buddy's house

Similar Products Used:   minute man, i would think

Bike Setup:   dj 1's, hayes, rhyno lites, xt, pimp ass shiat

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