Tomac 204 Magnum Downhill Full Suspension

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Easton Custom Magnum tubing for a supremely stiff chassis and exacting steering control
  • Progressive shock linkage for eight inches of controlled travel that soaks up the big hits but keeps the wheel planted
  • Fox Vanilla Coil RC shock with adjustable rebound and compression damping and reservoir for superior big-hit performance
  • Ultra-wide rear hub and custom BB for maximum stiffness and optimal chainline for single-ring DH racing

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric a Downhiller from Montreal

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, Can be inexpensive if you find one used, Rides great.

Weaknesses:    Rear hub is hard to find/ expensive if you do. Chain rubs the chainstay. And it isn't the lightest frame around.

Bottom Line:   
This bike fit the bill perfectly for me. Picked it up used, the frame is solid and should last a long time. Just need to make sure I keep the rear hub in good shape. I really enjoy the ride, what else could I ask for.

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Favorite Trail:   Bing Bang @ Bromont

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike (used)

Similar Products Used:   Balfa BB7

Bike Setup:   2004 Frame, 888, Maxxis tires, E13 SRS guide, Truvativ cranks and Wellgo pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Downhiller from San Jose. California

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2007

Strengths:    Super stuff. Wide BB, Strong as living hell. Makes most bikes quiver in their puny little paths. Looks awsome. Corners like a crackhead running from the cops.

Weaknesses:    Impossible to make most parts fit without extreme modifications or custom parts.

Bottom Line:   
This frame is probably one of the stiffest out. Even a yeti 303 dosent compare to the stiffness of this frame. 165mm rear 20mm through axle makes this thing bomb proof. Ive hucked this, freerode it, urban rode it, and its never let me down. Parts are hard to find. If you dont know much about wrenching or custom fabbing stuff stay away. If you want a top notch bike no other will stand up to and have deep pockets or mechanical skills this is definately for you. I cant wait to test the new 2007 prototype tomac frame next month. I dont think I will buy another brand. The major headaches caused from putting parts on this thing is by far worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Garbanzo Express anything

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Eliminator. Karpiel Armageddon.

Bike Setup:   Tomac Mag 204 frame. (888r's, white brothers DH-3, Risse Trixxy, Monster T's), Profile DJ cranks, MRP chain Guide, Hayes mechanical brakes (I hate hydros). And a ton of other custom crap.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Downhiller from New Hampshire

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2005

Strengths:    super stiff, great suspension, looks PIMP!

Weaknesses:    no chianguide mounts on the frame, rear hub needs to be serviced every month or it seizes up, bushings wear out every six months, the linkages clog with mud.

Bottom Line:   
A very sweet but finickey bike that is very stiff and could benifit from a shock upgrade. Get this bike if you ride in dry conditions and can afford to get a fith element or something. All the problems that i had with it probably have to do with the extremley wet conditions i ride in. Overall a pretty sweet bike with looks that cant be beat.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   sketchy basement shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Tomac 204 (duh), Super T, singletracks, northshore cranks, azonic bars, Hayes, E13

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Francois lefebvre a Downhiller from Varennes,Qc,Canada

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2005

Strengths:    So smooth and sticky on the road

Weaknesses:    littel heavy

Bottom Line:   
the best dh bike ever bilt i think. Doug bradbury and John tomac built an amazing bike. You can go at 45 mph and the bike will never exit the trail.

It never bottum out you can do every thing with this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   tordu

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   frien

Similar Products Used:   giant team dh

Bike Setup:   boxxer wc,5th element,mavic 521 thomson

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Carl a Downhiller from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2004

Strengths:    Unbreakable Frame, 8 inches of hammer-gel smooth-progressive suspension, reliable linkage that is so easy to maintain, even while standing in line at Whistler. A real plus is the four pinch bolts that lock in the rear axle. It is bombproof cause thier is nothing to bend.
I race this bike, hit the shore on this bike, and could not be happier. It handles completely nuetrally, in the air it completely disapears beneath ya, and corners on rails. The bottom bracket isn't too low, though for pure freeriders, this is not the bike, cause it is fairly long and low.

Weaknesses:    chain slap? boo hoo. My only complaint is minimal, cause if your racing you should be running tubeless, but that said, changing tires is a chore cause the back end is so built up. Personally, I could care less as long as nothing bends, creaks, or breaks. And nothing ever has.

Bottom Line:   
Its fast, versatile, and the ladies all want a ride. There are few bikes like it, and none faster. Unless I haven't been training... but that, my friends,, is another story.

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Favorite Trail:   Pink Starfish, Groovula

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   SC Bullit

Bike Setup:   Shiver, 8 inch Mags f/r, sram 7.0 (sweet, sweet gear) drivetrain, 321's, various azonic goodies, and wrapped in my favorite Mobster/Highroller combo.

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Tomac 204 Magnum rear shock?

A friend has a Tomac Magnum 204 that he'd love to upgrade the rear shock. It has the vanilla on there now, can he put a newer DHX or RS coil on there? I'm about 400 miles away from the bike so I can't check the clearances.Read More »

Totem 180 Coil on a Tomac 204 Magnum?

Hi all, I've had my Tomac 204 Magnum in storage for a few years now and want to build her up. I've no other forks other than a newly serviced pair of white RS Totem coil forks with 1 1/8th steerer. Should I mate the two together or not? Any critisms and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Read More »

Question regarding Tomac Magnum 204

I just got the Frame with the chain guide and there is no rear axel. I was wondering where the best place to buy the rear axel and hub is or if another aftermarket one will do just as nicely. I know the Hugi 440 comes in 165 mm Just need to know before I start building and spending the molah. ... Read More »

will a marzocchi 66 work on a tomac 204 magnum?

the head tube is short and the down tube is lowwer will it hit? is it long enough to keep the head tube up enough, as the 204 already has a fairly steep headtube for a DH bike obvioisly i will want the 7" travel version! any thoughts?Read More »

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