Morewood Ndiza DJ/MtnX

5/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Design - Morewood single pivot
  • Construction - hand made 6082
  • Rear wheel travel - 115mm/4.5"
  • Weight - 3.2Kg/7lb frame and shock (Manitou Swinger 3-way Air)
  • SPI (Stable Pivot Interface)
  • Trail-lite tubeset
  • 135mm rear hub spacing
  • Replaceable 7075 Aluminum derailleur hanger

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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by andykrow a Downhiller from Fort Collins

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2010

    Strengths:    Light and super burly. Awesome slack geometry. Beautiful welds. Good, simple suspension design.

    Weaknesses:    Short seat tube is about it. I'm 6", have a size large frame, and still need a 400mm post to get extension for climbing.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this bike for a mini-DH / do-everything bike and it has not let me down.

    I climb for pretty much all my downhills and I decided it was time to ditch the long travel frame and get something that goes up a little easier. With the Ndiza's pivot placement the swingarm stiffens up with each pedal stroke and all that power goes to the wheel. You can stand and mash the pedals with this thing and it just goes. (totally new feeling coming from a 8" travel frame - you DON'T stand and pedal with a bike like that...)

    This bike only has 4" travel but it's enough for me. It takes the edge of everything...but you definitely need to be a smooth rider. No plowing into everything like on a big bike.

    Climbing is awesome...but I'm coming from full on DH/Freeride bikes that SUCK to climb. I'm used to slack head angles and such. If you're coming from an XC or AM rig you might hate this.

    Jumping is really why I got this thing. It POPS like no other. So much you'll be overshooting stuff at first, til you realize how little effort you need to put in to make this fly.

    The 66 is probably as big as you want to go for a fork on this frame, and I'm sure Morewood would say not to run it. But the headtube area is so overbuilt and it sits at 66 degrees or so... I don't think it will be a problem.

    Maybe someday I'll try a DS or 4x race on this thing... heh heh. It would be a shame though to say this the only thing this bike is good for. It's a serious play bike for a smooth rider that likes big air.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dadd Gulch

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   used

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing like this frame

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 66 and roco, holzfeller cranks, deity stem/bars, mavic 829, DH rubber

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by benett WENDLING a Downhiller from Colmar (France)

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2008

    Strengths:    Very stiff and enough light to ride small uphills.
    This bike is amazing on downhills and jumps.

    Weaknesses:    The rear travel (115mm) is quite uncomfortable on rocky sections/ U must untighten the shock bolts to put pression onto the FoxRP23.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is for riders that are found of hartails but wanna have a suspended bike that can match any trail with a bit of confort.

    Really nice to ride on downhill sections and jumps. It does not have the travel of a fr.Dh bike, of course, but the geometry will allow an experimented rider to tackel any singletrack.

    My setup is quite heavy (16,3 kG) for 4X races, especially the wheels.

    I'm found of this bike, one of the best I've ridden.

    This bike isn't for average riders that have never ridden hardtails because because it does not allow to make any faults.

    It is simply the most fun bike I never tried.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lac Blanc

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $3200.00

    Purchased At:   BS Trading

    Similar Products Used:   Hardtails (vario tequila, Azonic Steelhead, Spank Puff), Intense Tazer, 4X oriented bikes.

    Bike Setup:   Pike 426, Spank Stiffie, HopeM4, E13 LG1, XT ant Saint, Sunline, NC17, minion 42A 2.5

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Tennessee

    Date Reviewed: October 21, 2007

    Strengths:    Handmade frame.Handling.Pedals great.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    2005 Ndiza review.After riding several bikes throughout the years.I found the 2005 Morewood Ndiza to be an immediate noticeable differance.
    First the pedaling efficientcy is immpecable with the Manitiou Swinger air shock on this frame.
    Second is the pretty quick precise handing because it has perfect geometry 67* HA,etc.It manuals easy & wheelies great which makes riding even more fun.It's stiff without any frame flex because it has boxed downtube & swingarm.Great plushness but firm suspension action.
    It feels different from a Blur4x because the Blur4x frame is slightly plusher feeling,but handles slower & is NOT as lively.My friend has a Blur 4x & was quickly impressed with the Ndiza today.
    Basically i can't wait to put lot's of miles on my Ndiza.Also look forward to getting back to some 4x style of riding on the Ndiza which is what it's primarily designed for.
    Hey, i trailrode mine today for the first time & it will serve you well as a great trailbike.I would go with a 4" fork or even better a fork with adjustable travel to suit your needs.Note that the Ndiza does have a 16" tall seatube so you will need a "long seatpost" to trailride it if your tall.
    Rock on!

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    Favorite Trail:   Freeway to Ridgecrest@Norris

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Online

    Similar Products Used:   Heckler,Bullit,ASX,Haro Extreme,Haro Werks DSR,Specialized Enduro.

    Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z.1 FR SL.Single front ring 32T,Hayes 6" hydro brakes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Pip a Weekend Warrior from Nor Cal

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2007

    Strengths:    Bike looks hot, I like the white finish. Square tubing with gussets where they need to be, yet still remain light. Bike is low slung and FAST. I like that the BB, headtube, and seattube are faced. Geometry is perfect for all around riding and super quick for the track.

    Weaknesses:    Its a bit flexy, but thats single pivot for you. It is still much more stiff than other single pivot bikes I've ridden. No cable tie downs till you hit the rear triangle, but I have the 06, and I think this is fixed on the 07.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike rocks...Super Beefy and very fast. If you don't do big hucks and want a bike that is fast and smooth, its for you. It is in over its head in the rocky stuff, but the moment the trail gets smooth with washboard surfaces and bumps that you can pump, it's in it's element. Best bike i've had for manuals and jumps. Fair price given it's playing field.

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    Favorite Trail:   Auburn, Downieville, local BMX

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Grassroots

    Similar Products Used:   Too many to list.

    Bike Setup:   36/rp23 king hubs/headset. x9, thompson, saint ect.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Michael Schmidt a Racer from Santa Clara

    Date Reviewed: January 26, 2007

    Strengths:    Light and rigid, rails berms, with the right shock feels like a hardtail, well balanced for jumping, outstanding workmanship, product support from Morewood Bikes is second to non and works well at the local Bmx tracks as well as any National level DS / 4X event.

    Weaknesses:    Have not found one yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    I have raced the Ndiza ST 4X bike for the last 14 months and cannot find any fualts with it. The frame is rock solid and feels right at home on any Bmx / DS / 4X track. It is a little twitchy at high speeds, but will hold it's own on most DH course's. The Ndiza is well recommended, as is Morewood Bikes the company.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mission Peak

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Morewood Grassroots Team

    Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz 4X, Mongoose and Azonic.

    Bike Setup:   Rock Shox Pike, Sun rims, Race Face NS cranks, Azonic stem and bars, ODI grips, Intense tires, SDG saddle, Hayes MX-1 brakes, Manitou 4-Way air shock and Chris King hubs.

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