Voo 1999 Doo Bantu Hardtail Bike

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $550.00

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Voo Doo Bantu

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by m4tt a Weekend Warrior from Wales

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2009

Strengths:    Bomb Proof, Awesome handling, light, nice colour

Weaknesses:    Poor components.

Bottom Line:   
I have had this bike for nearly 10 years and it has been the best bike ever. the only gripe i have now is that my V brakes are giving up the ghost and i want to go to Disc but it has no mount on the rear of the bike for one :( but i have used it for loads of different things and never let me down apart from the past few weeks where her age is showing, chain snapped, front mech twisted, front wheel spokes falling out too, so either upgrade them or new bike time i think, may keep the frame fork turn it into a road bike for work comute

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Favorite Trail:   Afan Forest Park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Wheelies, swansea

Similar Products Used:   Kona Hahannah

Bike Setup:   Mazochi bombers z1, 3ttt d\h bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe Giguere from Rhode Island

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2004

Strengths:    Great frame geometry provides ease on the hardest hill climb. Dooky welds and tubes give great confidence on super rocky ground. Light weight make long trips even more fun.

Weaknesses:    Decals come off (when it hits rock especially)

Bottom Line:   
I've owned this bike since '98 and couldn't fathom the idea of ever getting rid of it. It's a great frame that is certainly worth holding onto and upgrading. I don't know how many times someone has stopped me on a trail to ask me about my VooDoo, yet have never seen another one. VooDoo not only rocks...it eats rocks!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Vietnam, Milford Ma

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Bike Stop

Similar Products Used:   trek hardtail, specialized rockhopper

Bike Setup:   manitou forks, titec stem and bars, xt v brakes, xt front and rear derailleur, titec seatpost and wtb saddle, mavic land cross wheels.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from Wiltshire, Eng

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2002

Strengths:    Everything! tres neat welds, excellent geometry, sweet ride, absolutely lush head badge! oh and voodoo bikes seem exclusive as i've only ever seen a handful and always asked about them

Weaknesses:    None, but decals tend to come off quite easily, but who cares

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely excellent bike, can't fault it at all. lots of potential to upgrade. sweet ride which always begs to be ridden harder and will inspire confidence that enables you to do things you never thought possible, oh and one last thing........VOODOO ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! i only wish they still made their Titanium D-JAB

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $720.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Bike Setup:   Full XT, Mazzochi, Titec, WTB, Hope

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul Marshall a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2002

Strengths:    Fantastic frame design - its a classic. High BB,small rear triangle, sloping top tube - lovely.
Good Cable routing - innovative the way the rear mech cable goes through the brake boss.
Good image- Only seen 5 other voodoo's in as many years.

Weaknesses:    Crap stickers.
Price (although I got mine cheap, and with an insurance payout)

Bottom Line:   
I've ridden this bike almost constantly since I got it in march '97. I've slowly upgraded every component except the shifters and saddle and seatpost until I've got the bike I want. It does everything I could ask it to.


When I can afford my full susser frame (Ellsworth Id), I'm going to keep the voodoo and imortalize it as a single-speed.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress Black

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Place, Gateshead

Similar Products Used:   This is the only mtb I've had since '97. I love it.
Kona Cindercone (rigid roadie style)

Bike Setup:   19.5" frame
Z1 Alloys.
Mavic F519's on Goldtec disc XC hubs.
Panaracer fire XC Pro's.
Hope C2 front brake, LX rear with XTR booster.
XT front and rear mech, XT cassette
L&M rings, Coda cranks (eeurgh - soon to be replaced), UN72BB
FSA Orbit Extreme headset, Titec hellbent bars,
Bony Lite stem, ODI Yeti grips
Titec seat post, WTB saddle.
THE fender

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robin from Deep country, UK

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2001

Strengths:    V light, strong, frame excelent dimensions and wicked design like Konas but cheaper dream handling
very upgradable only cost £390!!

Weaknesses:    came with long low stem, wheels buckled but that was after I had beaten it to submission on jumps STX rear mech=cheap, it bust

Bottom Line:   
This is a bike u can do whatever with. The frame is top notch and u will not break it. Just as good as big makes but without badge or price tag.
V. upgradable
bacause it's so cheap, u can spend money on stuff u want. But i t will be a while till u need to. It can go very quick
This bike got me into mtbing. worth every one of those chillis

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Favorite Trail:   black mountains

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Halfords

Bike Setup:   Z5 front, mavic rims stx dia comp, good choice of components

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Drew a Cross-Country Rider from San Pedro, CA

Date Reviewed: November 11, 1999

Climbs great, great handling, Joe Murray design, VooDoo rocks!!Definitely not a cookie-cutter assembly line piece of @#$&.Cool paint and stickers,

Absolutely nada!

Bottom Line:   
Once spell has been cast, you'll be hooked. VooDoo is definitely 'eeevell!' Perfect bike to get out of the rat race with....esta en fuego. Cinco estrellas!!!

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Favorite Trail:   
Backbone Trail

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
GT, Cannondale

Bike Setup:   
STX-RC, Manitou LT, Diacompe V's, Mavic 220 /Ritchey ClimbMax,Ritchey Logic Pedals, Titec Bar/Post,WTB SSX chromoly,

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