VooDoo 1999 Bizango Hardtail Bike

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $1774.95

Product Description

1999 VooDoo Bizango, mountain bike, front suspension, Shimano Deore XT components, Rock Shox Judy SL, 2.5" travel fork

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Sutton, MA

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Strengths:    Quick and responsive frame. forgiving on long rides. and it's not bulky like that annoying aluminum

Weaknesses:    uhh....chipping paint. sorta.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great frame and i love it completely. i am still upgrading some of the components that are on it, and fixing em, but what do you care. The frame is great and i would certainly buy another steel frame from voodoo. rock on.

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Favorite Trail:   anything TECHNICAL

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   O'neils

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   bontrager, xt, salsa, judy t2 and this great frame

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2000

Strengths:    853 steel makes a comfy ride, paint looks beautiful, nice welds. Boutique aura with bargain price.

Weaknesses:    Paint chips very easily.

Bottom Line:   
If you want a nice steel frame for an inexpensive price, the Voodoo is hard to beat, especially if there are any frames left on sale from the year before. The frame has enough flex to feel better than aluminum to this 150lb rider, and the paint job looks great, though the inevitable chips are a disappointment. The bike feels great both uphill and downhill, and the cable routing is well done. The Z4 makes the head/seat angles a bit slack, but the bike still handles fine.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   North of the Border

Similar Products Used:   GT Backwoods

Bike Setup:   '00 Marz. Z4 flylight with a mix of lx/xt parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by justin theilman a Cross Country Rider from cincinati, oh, usa

Date Reviewed: August 23, 2000

Strengths:    frame
climbing ability
long top tube
quick steering

Weaknesses:    paint(testerpaint is the type of paint used)
top cable routing for the rear cable housing

Bottom Line:   
love the frame; great sizing @ 17.25"; great climber; quick steering going down hill

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Favorite Trail:   cave run,Daniel Boone sate forest, Ky

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   biowheels

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi z3 light; Avid rival50s breaks w/ Avid lever Decore xt; titech 1" risers bar & titech stem; gore calbes; wtb laser wheels and wtb hubs; ice mythos tires; time A.T.A.Cspebales Marc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Martin Ouimet a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis, MN USA

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2000

Strengths:    This frame is the best investment I've ever made. I had the choice of going FS or hardtail. After testriding some new aluminum frames, I was almost convinced to go for FS. Then I rode the Bizango, and remembered that steel frames can actually be compliant. The geometry suits my riding style very well, with the quick steering, short chainstays, and long top tube. The bike is very stable downhill, but quick like a fox uphill.

Much of this frame's strength lies in the fact that the tubeset is all butted Reynolds 853. The Joe Murray design is almost a classic (in the best sense). There are some lovely details, like the tight welds, s-bend seatstays, cable-routing atop the top tube, and that purty forged logo on the headtube.

Hands down the best handling XC bike I've ridden. And since I got her used, she's also the best deal I've ever ridden. If you don't have the cash for a $2200 Bizango, don't overlook the Hoodoo. Also, Kona (Murray-designed) hardtails ride a lot like the Voodoo's, and come a bit cheaper.

Weaknesses:    She's a bit heavy, and the paint wears like liquid paper. The frame also has a bit more lateral flex than I like, but that's just nit-picking. And a bit spendy, but is that really a weakness?

Bottom Line:   
Killer frame, hand-built in the USA. I can't think of another steel hardtail I'd rather own. Seriously.

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Favorite Trail:   one with dirt and no cars

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Kona Explosif, Specialized FSR, Cannondale Jeckyll, Schwinn Homegrown

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z1BAM (beauty), Deore XT, Mavic Crossland wheels, Time ATACs, and IRC Mythos tires, and Azonic riser bars, which are soon to be swapped for some Bontrager flats.

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