Arrow Racing racing dss( dual slalom specific) Frameset

5/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $479.00


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arrow racing dss( dual slalom specific)


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daryl a Racer from london

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2005

Strengths:    This is the most amazing short travel bike you will ever ride.It is strong as f*ck and very agile, even more so on 24" wheels.The roomy cockpit make for good handling and stability whilst the short rear end allows snappy corners and super fast acceleration.

Weaknesses:    Technically none but i have snapped chain stay in a nasty crash that involved a camera man,two bushes and a tree.The impact on the tree snapped the chainstay,made my mrp become single plate,broke my arm and i never found the camera dude.

Bottom Line:   
If you can afford it then get it.

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Favorite Trail:   Aston Hill

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Imported from the US

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Marz' Z1 duals,mainly romic shock sumtimes fox vanilla,8" M4F 6" M4R,Atomlab aircorp draco hubs,MRP,24/7 Super Fat cranks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonton cedric a Downhiller from evry FRANCE

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2004

Strengths:    un très beau cadre, original et avec une superbe finition, du très beau travail !


Weaknesses:    les base sont très courte et n'acceptent pas de pneus de plus de 2.30 mais entre nous, c'est dejà enorme pour un rigide ! à part ca j'ai rien trouvé même en cherchant bien à lui reprocher ...

Bottom Line:   
QUE DU BON !!!

C'est un pure cadre idéal poru les grands gabarits comme moi (1m85) qui mermet de faire de nombreuse diciplines et très bien en +, je fais aussi bien du dual que du dirt ou du street, voir même un peu de trial !
le cadre ne bouge pas malgrès les receptions à plat de sauts d'environ 2 mètres sur du beton !

Je recommande vivement ce cadre à tout ceux qui hesitent encore, il est excellent et la géometrie parfaite !!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Streak-X

Similar Products Used:   aucun c'est mon premier velo de dual et les autres du même style que j'ai essayé sont moins bien finis ou moins bien taillés.

Bike Setup:   j'ai monté le cadre avec une Marzocchi Z1 drop Off II de 130 mm, des roues KORE, un pedalier FSA, un ju de direction FSA Pig DH Pro, bref que du bon matos pour rouler fort sans souci

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan a Weekend Warrior from Napa,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2003

Strengths:    strong,light,very manuverible,compatible with 24's or 26's

Weaknesses:    still to come (hopefully not)

Bottom Line:   
this bike kicks ass.I rode it at northstar and it was great.(beside the fact that it was rocky as hell at northstar)I hope to race dual slolom next year with it at sea otter.great ride for anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   the one at my house

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   I actually got it for $550 with rims from arrow (I ordered over the phone)

Similar Products Used:   nothing compares

Bike Setup:   arrow dss with 00' Z1 (130mm) hayes 6" hydro truvativ cranks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rod boddumrocker a Downhiller from nor-cal

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2002

Strengths:    made of metal (not cardboard), twenty four mother trucking inch wheels, excellent balance and manual and oral ability.

Weaknesses:    steering is a lot faster than what youre used to.

Bottom Line:   
get it or die

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Favorite Trail:   the one to the moist canyon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $666.00

Purchased At:   gus' hands

Similar Products Used:   butt-hole of a girl


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benny C a Downhiller from Cincy, Ohio, USA

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2002

Strengths:    This is one AWESOME frame...I get looks and more looks on the trail and street. Random people come up to ask me about it (and to ask to ride it). Super fast acceleration with the 24" wheels (thanks to Gus - owner/designer of this spectacular company). Very active rear suspension. Perfect length for the top tube...Paint is perfect (city lights - by far the awesomest paint job I've seen on a bike). And the best feature of all...its not a cookie cutter bike!!!!!!!! (ie, no one has one)

Weaknesses:    People stop you too much to ask about it...but really, the only very minor weakness up to this point is the fact you have to modify the MRP. You may not have this problem if you get a new ICGS model....but it was really no worries, cause I work for a machine shop. It is a touch heavy...but if this is a problem, you really dont need a bike this burly then!!!

Bottom Line:   
To say it simply: This is the baddest bike I've ever owned, ridden, seen, or heard about.... It may look similar to other swing link bikes, but seriously, its not at all!! If everyone that really cares to get a true high performance bike did get one...then I think Gus's job would be done. Of course it would take away my advantage over everyone in races :( The suspension works flawlessly, the geometry is as perfect as I've ever ridden, the price was truely affordable (the price is for the whole bike, said and done), the 24" wheel concept is excellent in handling, acceleration, strength, etc etc. Just go out and get one already!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Street/Single/Dual Tracks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   nothing really compares...it's an out of the box racer, confidence inspiring bike. Get one and feel the difference!!!

Bike Setup:   DSS-3 Frame (2.2-4.5" plate), 4" Bombshell Bad Betty Double Crown, Hayes Hydros, Race Face DH Headset, Truvativ DH Cranks, Azonic Hot Seat, Thomson Elite Post, Specialized Platforms, 24" DoubleWides on Hope Bulb Hubs, Arrow DS 2.5" tires, 9 spd XT Rear only, Modified MRP WC 2....the list goes on

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benny C a Downhiller from Cincy, Ohio

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2002

Strengths:    First off, this is a review for the DSS-3...the full suspension version of the DSS. I am in the middle of building the perfect DS/Urban ride...Man, Just looking at the bike, I dream of things I will do on it...my mouth waters just looking at this ride...(the 'city lights spectrum' paint is far better looking than any other finish on the market, trust me!!). I cant wait to find some 24" wheels!!!!!

Weaknesses:    The only MINOR weakness is the fact that I had to modify my MRP to fit it...no worries though

Bottom Line:   
I just got it, but I had to review something...Ive had tons of bikes in the past, but nothing that Ive wanted to ride more than this bike!!! I will post after I ride her for a week or so....I believe I will be happy!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Street for ME

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Nothing Compares!!!

Bike Setup:   DSS-3 Frame (2.2-4.5" plate), 4" Bombshell Bad Betty Double Crown, Hayes Hydros, Race Face DH Headset, Truvativ DH Cranks, Azonic Hot Seat, Thomson Elite Post, Specialized Platforms....soon to add 24" Intense Mag 30's and Arrow Tires for a complete bike...soon soon soon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Serbeniuk a Downhiller from Lansdale, PA USA

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2001

Strengths:    Clean welds, top tube length is awesome, replaceable dropout, killer paint job...rides and handles unlike no other. Manualing on this is very fun and jumping is great because this bike is balanced. Excellent customer service and Gus knows what's up, so listen and learn when talking to him.

Weaknesses:    None to think of...the only thing I have a problem with is the head tube badge shaves my front cable since it is a bit sharp.

Bottom Line:   
Super fun bike for slalom, great for riding around in the city on the streets...just an overall fun bike to ride. This is a unique bike that should not be overlooked. It is light but yet built to last, don't put on a triple clamp fork though since it is not built for that. If you are looking for something that rides beautiful and does not have problems like other frame geometries, give Arrow a call and get yourself one.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirty one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $474.00

Purchased At:   Arrow Direct

Bike Setup:   Arrow DSS Frame, Zochi Z-3 QR20, Hope Disc Bulb Hubs, 45mm Arrow Stem, Raceface Riser w/ ODI lock-ons, Avid Speed Dial Levers with Avid Mech Discs, Arrow 24" rims (sweet) w/ Primabite tires, North Shore cranks, mrp guide, AC 38 tooth ring, XT RDR, Azonic platforms, King Headset, Thompson post, SDG Bigboy saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by WB a Weekend Warrior from Manchester England

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2001

Strengths:    Dead strong and stiff, those little tubes welded behind the bb are amazing. its fast off the mark and accelerates nice with a 24" rear wheel. nice paint job too. handles like a dream.

Weaknesses:    none apart from crap stickers and hayes mount for rear disc. oh yeah, could be cheaper considering ddg did an identical 7005 version of it for $200. mine was 450 second hand.

Bottom Line:   
a wicked little bike, feels like a big bmx, absolutley bomb proof, and rocket fast. bit pricey mind, especially if your only a weekend rider.

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Favorite Trail:   bluebell, Macclesfield (heh!)

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Leisurelakes UK

Similar Products Used:   azonic ds1, rocket fab, cortina europa ds, speccy p3, various identities.

Bike Setup:   x-vert supers, azonic bar/stem, single speed, 24" mammoth rims, id contra 3" tyres, xt cranks, full hope c2.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Donnie a Racer from San Diego

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2001

Strengths:    The frame has good clean welds andthe finish is very nice. I'm impressed with the overall geometry. Gus really knows what he is doing. 24" wheels add a whole new demension to your riding. Customer service at Arrow is top notch.

Weaknesses:    I really don't see any so far, maybe the only one I can think of is the 24" top tube, that may be kind of long for some smaller riders. Oh...I wish Gus would come out with a front specific 24" tire, like he has for the 26" tires.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike for the money and the customer service can't be beat. Gus would answer all my email questions usually in 24 hours. The bike is stiff and accelerates like no other mountain bike I have ridden. I will be racing next season on this bike with 24" wheels front and rear. I will update then.

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Favorite Trail:   Direct Dial

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $449.00

Purchased At:   Arrow Racing

Similar Products Used:   Azonic DS1
Planet X Bomber
Santa Cruz Chameleon
and too many others to name.


Bike Setup:   Arrow DSS, '98 Marz. Mr. T, Arrow rims and tires, xtr, Mrp..yadda yadda yadda

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ron Norwood a Downhiller from Bellingham, WA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2001

Strengths:    Attention to detail, Customer service, Geometry and so much more

Weaknesses:    None and I mean none!

Bottom Line:   
I am amazed by this bike. I have urban assulted for the last week, and I went on my trail first ride today and must say it is the best bike I have ever ridden. 24in wheels is the way to go. Gus is a master of his art and knows his stuff. He advised my on set up and his advice was right on. Check out the web side and buy an Arrow. You can't go wrong. It climbs, desends and jumps incredibly well. Jumping is pure joy on this bike. 16 in. Chainstays are fun and practical. I could go on and on. I will spare you. If you are looking for a new bike. Get an Arrow. You will go fast and smile the entire time! 15 Flamin' Chilis for this one.

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Favorite Trail:   Pollo Elastico

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Arrow Racing

Similar Products Used:   Various H.T. and F.S. rigs

Bike Setup:   Arrow... DSS Frame, rims(super sweet) 2.75F 2.50R Prime bite tires, tubes, and a super sweet Arrow Stem(WOW)40mm, Azonic... chubby bars and saddle, sram 9.0 drive train, Avid Disc brakes and Z-1 MCR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lance a Downhiller from St George,UT

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2001

Strengths:    Quick handling,Use any fork,Hooks up with unreal traction,

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you do urban assault, dual slalom, love hardtails, or want the best handling bike ever...THIS IS IT! I have run 24" format before but Gus (Arrow Founder)knows his stuff, no wonder Jeff (Intense) saw the light. Gus has been at this the longest and the frame shows it. The 16" stays keep ya tracked right and corner hard. The 24" wheels inspire you to try new stuff. If you came from BMX this bike should suit you quite well. The bottom line is this, it's TOUGH and Quick.

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Favorite Trail:   Captain Jack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Arrow Racing

Similar Products Used:   Planet X Jack Flash,Storm Cornerworker

Bike Setup:   Manitou Supernova,Easton bars,pedals, and post,Raceface Next LP,Kooka rings and guard,Hayes brakes and superlight hub in rear,Arrow rims and tires,the works!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Pentecost a Downhiller from Portland, Maine

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2001

Strengths:    Great geometry
Can fit a 24x3.0 Tire in the rear
Arrow's Customer Service


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
What a great bike. It has such a low C of G and such perfect geometry that it inspires enough confidence in you to try stuff you'd never try on any other bike. Imagine a BMX bike with a suspension fork and a derailleur - that's exactly what this feels like. Extremely maneuverable, and fun as hell to play around on. If you're looking for a VERY versatile bike for urban, DS, North Shore, and even hard core cross country, look no further than the DSS. EVERYONE who has ridden my bike walks away in disbelief of how much fun it is. If I could give it 15 chilis, I would!

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill DS Course

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Used

Similar Products Used:   Azonic DS Frame; Specialized P3

Bike Setup:   Psylo, Hayes, 24" wheels, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gav k a Weekend Warrior from manchester uk

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2000

Strengths:    everything about the frame screams strength this bike is amazing!!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Possibly the best bike i have ridden this bike wants to go fast and wants to hammered jumped and generally abused, and it will still come back for more. get out there and test one today dont just listen to reviews you have ride it to believe it!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   manitou x-vert supers dmr chieftains 26" front with hope disk xt v on the rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark meyer a Racer from alexandria, va, usa

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2000

Strengths:    I have ridden so many ds bikes its stupid, and I could never find one with the right geometery, some had the right top tube but wrong chain stays or head tube angle, until I was turned on to the arrow bikes. man these bikes are fantastic from fit to finish, claen welds powdercoats are flawless and geometery is just outstanding.

Weaknesses:    there is no weakness to this product but there is the lack of attention the mtb world gives to 24in wheels. the arrow bikes and tires keep getting better and their tires are just (wow) i love thes 2.75 prime bite tires and they rip.

Bottom Line:   
I would like to thank gus at arrow for building such a great bike that handles better than any bike I have ridden before,also termite hudson at profile racing for having the best componets on the market. there is no telling what this bike can and cant do but man as soon as I sat on my finished arrow I felt confident, that is something very hard to do and i knew that this bike was what i was looking for.

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Favorite Trail:   my personal ds course

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   ridden metalhead, it accelarated really slow
cortina, ok bike still needs work
mongoose,fischer,azonic,storm,foes ridden them all


Bike Setup:   arrow frame,98 z1, hayses front and rear discs, profile racing cranks 180mm, profile racing stem(pro) cruiser handlebar,odi lockjaw grips(ruffian), sram 9.0 shifter and der, crupi squares pedals, 38t imperial chainwheel, brooklyn mw bar end caps, 24in rhyno lytes w hugi hayses hubs 6in rotor, thomson post, and arrow prime bite tires(24x2.75)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by david a Downhiller from Vancouver, Wa

Date Reviewed: April 28, 1999

Strengths:    
every thing!!!!
it is the best ds frame, if you ride dual slalom, but like to dirt jump and street ride this is your ride!


Weaknesses:    
nothing!!!!!!


Bottom Line:   
da bomb

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Favorite Trail:   
skibowl oregon, jones creek dh

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
nothing is the same as this bike! this is in a class of it own!


Bike Setup:   
arrow racing dss 6061-t6/carbon frame( with disk standard hayes mounts, re-enforcemets, everything!

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