The Weapon-X frame is the flagship of the Versus Cycles arsenal. The Weapon-X was created with the latest in advanced design and manufacturing techniques by engineers and designers who ride! The design goal for the Weapon-X was to create a purpose built frame with the performance and strength required by today’s extreme rider.
• 9 inches of rear wheel travel
• Extreme duty, butted and gusseted 6061 tube set
• Full CNC’d rear suspension linkages with sealed bearings on all pivots
• Fox DHX 5.0 (included) with Boost Valve Technology and adjustable bottoming resistance
• FSA headset included
• Floating rear disc caliper assembly with hubset (Optional)
• Color: Silver main triangle/Sand blasted and black anodized rear linkages.
from dillon, co, usa
Date Reviewed: May 20, 2007
Strengths: everything! strong, thorough construction. every attention to detail. needle barring links. some ov the vary best customer support around, fast and nice. vivian and herb, holla. i love this bike! did i mention 9" of some vary amazing travel.
Weaknesses: i didnt find it sooner. true love! screw intense
you can NOT go wrong with this bike. MUST GET the rear hub with floating brake. wich appears to come with titanium axel btw. you wont be let down by their customer support! this frame is relatively as expensive as dirt, but your buying solid gold. plush, fast, and smooth!
Weaknesses: quite heavy, brake and shift lines on the top tube, high stand-over, aesthetics are quirky at first, but they really grow on you
Suspension is very active and plush. Get the floating rear brake, and rid yourself of brake jack. The bike is heavy(well over 45lbs depending on build). The head tube is gusset'd and butted. The downtube/BB/seat tube assembly have a block of solid aluminum to add strength and rigidity. Floating rear brake is a nice option. Good support. Emails were promptly returned (within minutes).
Overall, very high performance for the money. Quite possibly the sturdiest frame available in this price range. There aren't many bikes with 9" travel, w/ rear hub and floating rear brake for less than $1500. This bike tempts you to push the envelope. It inspires confidence on the sketchiest stunts. It's not a cookie cutter bike, it gets lots of attention. Make no mistake: It's heavy for for DH or anything else, but if you're into (lift-accessed) FR, then I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Bike Setup: 888RC, avid, e13 SRS, race face crank, black spire ring, azonic outlaw, other decent bits
from Capitola, CA, USA
Date Reviewed: September 15, 2006
Strengths: The design: It has very little flex, feels like a motocross frame, 0 chain stretch from swinarm sharing the pivot point with the crank, floating rear break keeps the rear wheel moving over the bumps under breaking. Good customer support.
Weaknesses: Haven't found any yet
This frame rips. It allows me to shoot down runs pedaling and not touching the breaks where I used to be cacouse. It stay's on line and hugs the corners, takes jumps and drops silky smooth. I have not yet raced it and can't wait to get it out in competition.
I have so far only contacted Versus once with a question but they where very friendly and quick with a response. They also told me to bring the bike by once I finished putting it together and they would help me set it up. I live about an hour away and plan to take them up on the offer.
Bike Setup: 888 8" fork, diabolus bars, hayse brakes, Hussafeller crank, E13 guide, sun singlewide rims with Stan's tubles system on Maxxis mobster 2.7 front 2.5 rear.
from Gaston, OR
Date Reviewed: May 17, 2005
Strengths: This bike rocks! - indestructable as it is, it handles surprisingly well going down any trail. 30 foot gaps feel like butter with it's 9 inches, and it's forgiving like a priest. Very affordable with excellent customer service if you have any questions. Awesome welds, 100mm BB, swingarm construction and other parts make this bike almost indistructable. Can you tell I LOVE this bike? - Make sure you order a floating rear brake with it, otherwise you might not get the full enjoyment out of this frame.
Weaknesses: Let's say, don't take it on any XC rides - it's not it's intended use anyways. ISCG mounts would be fine but not necessary. I put the chain between 2 bash guards and never dropped it.
If you ever think that what you're doing might disintegrate your bike, the Weapon X can give you piece of mind without shredding your wallet to pieces. It handles surprisingly well, once the going gets tough this frame starts to shine.
Similar Products Used: Orange 222, Norco A-line, Specialized Big Hit.
Bike Setup: Monster T w/integrated stem, floating rear brake, Hussefelt Cranks, FSA 100mm BB, Hayes HFX 9's, Intense 3.0 on a 24" Bombshell Fatboy in the rear, Atomlab Trail Pimps in the front.
from oakland, CA usa
Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005
Strengths: The weapon is a monster! Schwarzenegger construction, cro-mo linkage, topnotch bearings in pivots -- niiiice!
Weaknesses: none (unless you're a weight weenie!)
The suspension design is superplush n pedals amazingly firm for a 9" bike! A mix of vp n lawwill all in one! Have yet to do any damage to this badboy, don't know if i ever will..... Like the other guys've said, the customer service at Versus Cycles is topnotch! Herb makes sure you're taken care of -- will tune your scoot to your liking, and go out of his way to hook it up.... I could've paid another grand and change for an M-3, and so glad i didnt!