a All Mountain Rider
from mount gambier, S.A, australia
Date Reviewed: February 21, 2012
Strengths: aftermarket bomber 55s are awesome to ride on, it rolls great, looks mean, and can take a hit
Weaknesses: cranks, but i have had decent ones on there and havent had a problem since. the 55s make it quite a bit heavier, but you get used to it.
one you replace the cranks and get a decent set of forks, it is an awesome bike for just about everything. with big wide nobby tires humming on the pavement, dirt etc, and the big forks, its a beast to ride.
Similar Products Used: emc2 strike, Haro steel reserve, norco havoc
Bike Setup: sunrim front, bomber 55s, extra wide bars, single speed, deevee rim at the back, funn stem, hooker cranks, hydraulic rear disk
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 12, 2007
Strengths: grat frame, looks awesome, wide bars
Weaknesses: square taper bb is not meant for heavy duty stuff but no probs so far, rim bent, forks are dodgy but holding up
great starter bike for low cost, few on going problems (rim & disc rotor bent) but works well, looks awesome, brakes work well, fork ok, great starter but if your gonna belt the crap out of it then look at the higher models
Bike Setup: lock ons syncros bht rear wtb timberwolf front deore cranks
from torrington, ct, usa
Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007
Strengths: the frame seems to be holding up well its nice and sturdy the bars are pretty wide and the brakes are decent for mechanicals
Weaknesses: the rst lauch fork is absolutely horrible i broke 3 of them within 5 months the crank is constantly comming loose and easy stripped it not kept tight, the pedals are wide platforms but do not grip at all
if your just starting the sport its a good bike to get you rolling, but if you plan on progressing quick or already have experience in riding , jump or do drops... the components just don't hold up
from coeur d alene, Idaho, USA
Date Reviewed: February 25, 2007
Strengths: for a 15.5" frame which I would had thought would be small it actually feels kinda long which I prefer in frames. The white matte finish is awesome, looks killer with red componants. Super light frame and Looks rad!
Weaknesses: the only downfall in my opinion is the chainguide mount looks like it was tack welded to the frame and it looks terrible, but you cant see it when its being used or you have cranks on the frame!
Awesome frame, if you get it in white it gets dirty easily, but it looks awesome and feels like a wet dream. So ride it love it and make sure that you clean it when you done!
Similar Products Used: Avent Jibster, Azonic Evolution 2, Orbea, san andreas rumble.
Bike Setup: pike sl ran at 95mm, x4 thomson stem 50mm, ea70 bars, saints with red 32t supercharger, red crupi pedals, lock ons, sram xo grip shift, sram x9 rear derailer, 970 and 971 cassette and chain, thomson post, selle italia flite gel saddle, hayes elcamino disk brakes, dt swiss 6.1 fr rims on dt 340 rear hub and formula se carbon 20mm front hub, salsa r qr and seat collar, red jagwire cabling, red lockons, maxxis larson tt tires 2.35
a Weekend Warrior
from Ballymena, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland
Date Reviewed: January 6, 2007
Strengths: rather strong and light frame, very smooth, great setup, altogether light bike with a good wheel setup and decent forks.
Weaknesses: hard sadle, pedals arn't grippy but do have a large platform, rear derailleur snapped on mine due to me hopping off a curb?!
its an overall strong bike, very smooth to ride though i was very dissapointed with the rear derailleur and the pedals.