Avanti 2000 D8 Downhill Frameset

4.58/5 (12 Reviews)


Product Description

  • 4130 Cro-Moly
  • Rear Shock Fox Vanilla RC, 2.25


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    Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by dan h a Downhiller from melbourne vic AUS

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2007

    Strengths:    unbreakable, cromoly, feels good and great a high speed.

    Weaknesses:    verl long wheelbase, heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    great bike which i got for a great price, unbreakable and will hold up to anything i throw at it or ride ver.

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    Favorite Trail:   Barjarg/buller and local

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   from a mate

    Bike Setup:   boxxers, easton bars/stem, hayes brakes, etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by ---Matt--- a Downhiller from Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: August 5, 2003

    Strengths:    The bike is STRONG. That's it's biggest strength (no pun intended ;) It's designed for abuse and it seems like it will take it for ever. I've got mine setup for big hit freeriding and I haven't had any complaints about it since I got it

    Weaknesses:    The only weaknesses that I've found are the plastic bushings in the linkage pivots and there was some sort of clunking in the linkage when I got it but that has since dissapeared.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like this bike and can't get enough of it. If you're into anything downhill then you should give this bike a look. It's built by KeeWee and distributed under KeeWee as the Cromo Eight.

    It is kind of expensive compared to the Giant and Specialized frames designed for the same purpose but you get what you pay for (as always) and I believe it's worth the extra $$$

    ---Matt---

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Le Tour Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Giant Comp DH
    Kona Stinky


    Bike Setup:   '02 Avanti D8 Frame
    '03 Marzocchi Monster T
    Profile cranks
    Mavic D321 rims
    Sun Ringle` hubs
    Da Bomb - Big Stick bars
    Funn - Serial Killa stem
    ODI - Lock on grips
    Nokian Gazzaloddi 3" front
    IRC Kujo DH 2.65" rear

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jordan Kopetko a Racer from NSW

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

    Strengths:    very strong frame and super plush

    Weaknesses:    quick wearing bearings

    Bottom Line:   
    excellent value 4 money and unbrakeable

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    Favorite Trail:   Thredbo

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1000.00

    Purchased At:   second hand

    Similar Products Used:   giant DH team

    Bike Setup:   full xtr,white bros DH3 mavic rims and hayes

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Downhiller from Auckland, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Price, Cro-Mo frame, Suspension.

    Weaknesses:    Chainguide, Weight, Rear-end Flex.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a really good first Downhill bike, but the lateral flex in the rear end will start to restrict you as you get better and faster through the rough stuff, making it difficult to keep the bike on line. The rear really needs a bolt-thru hub, but even the 2003 doesn't have one. The chainguide's suck but work alright after many hours of setting up. It'll last forever being cro-moly, so don't hesitate to buy a second-hand one (provided it's straight and the right price).

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    Favorite Trail:   Any with good flow

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Orange 222, Norco VPS Team, RM7.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Boxxer, Gustavs, Mavics, Sram.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by POPS a Downhiller from NORTH ISLAND , NEW ZEALAND

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2002

    Strengths:    CROMOLY FRAME STIFF AND STRONG, BUILT TO LAST.VERY WELL MADE WITH EXCELLENT WELDING AND CONSTRUCTION.DESIGN GIVES SUPER PLUSH RIDE WITH EXCELLENT HANDLING IN THE CORNERS.THIS FRAME INSTALLS CONFIDENCE AND GIVES THE RIDER A SENSE OF FEELING THAT HE IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL,AND NOT VICE A VERSA.THIS IS THE PERFECT DOWNHILL/FREERIDE FRAME

    Weaknesses:    CROMOLY FRAME WEIGHS A BIT MORE THAN ALUMINIUM.THE BOTTOM CHAIN GUIDE WHICH IS SECURED BY THE BOTTOM BRACKET,CAN SOMETIMES WORK LOOSE.

    Bottom Line:   
    A EXCELLENTLY CRAFTED FRAME WHICH CAN HANDLE ANYTHING THAT IS THROWN ITS WAY.THE BOTTOM LINE IS; IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FRAME WHICH INSTALLS CONFIDENCE,DOES EVERYTHING IT IS ASKED OF AND MORE AND WON'T FALL APART, THEN THIS IS THE FRAME FOR YOU.

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    Favorite Trail:   NEW ZEALAND , ALL OF IT

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   A AVANTI BIKE SHOP

    Similar Products Used:   GIANT,INTENSE

    Bike Setup:   EASTON HANDLE BARS AND STEM,MARZOCCHI SHIVER FORK, SHIMANO XTR DRIVE-TRAIN,MAVIC D321 WHEELS WITH ROAX HUBS ,ROAX SEATPOST, TITEC SADDLE,RACEFACE HEADSET AND PRIMO PEDALS.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by GOOSE a Downhiller from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: July 6, 2002

    Strengths:    cromolly frame
    keeps the back wheel on the ground over bumps
    works for me
    new zealand bike
    nice paint
    8" smooth travel, rising rate


    Weaknesses:    built in chainguide could be better
    no ride height adjustability


    Bottom Line:   
    if you are in new zealand this is a good bike to buy because its well priced and race proven.
    for me it handles/steers well, although i havnt had a chance to ride it on a DH track yet.
    my bike is the 2002 model; revised chainguide, better shock mounts, nicer paint, better graphics

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    Favorite Trail:   rotovegas

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   second hand

    Similar Products Used:   mongoose DH
    new KEEWEE DH bike


    Bike Setup:   1999 boxxers 6"
    9spd XT.
    6" hayes rear
    8" hope M4 front (still waiting)
    truvativ cranks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jake Peterson a Downhiller from South Australia

    Date Reviewed: August 9, 2001

    Strengths:    This bike has quick cornering abilty with fast acceleration out of the corners, nice for racing! very nice to handle in tight tracks and eats big drops for breakfast. The MotoX linkage and swing arm is smooth off 12ft+ yet as smooth on rutted out corners, endless suspension settings thanxs Fox.

    Weaknesses:    chain guide was a bit of a pain when new, but fitted a handmade spacer to fix the rubbing now AOK.

    Bottom Line:   
    Im now riding faster over all conditions and dropping off things that I would'nt of, 12ft is now just a start of things to come for a video we are working on, but on the Avanti ADX D8 U can ride hard and realy get some top times in any race plus the freeride factor is still there in a big way, mine weighs 20kg perfect! the ride is tweekable the rear moto linkage is great for wheel stands to the sharpest berms and the handling is so sharp, point and shoot... N.Z.Trev's made a top bike JT's S.A look after ya so buy this bike, U pay for what U get thanx Avanti...
    oh! the model I have is the new 2002 one...

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    Favorite Trail:   kangarilla

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $7600.00

    Purchased At:   JT Cycles, Adelaide

    Similar Products Used:   Crawftworks dh205, KONA primo, Trek y33

    Bike Setup:   DEEMAX rims N hubs with evil twin 2.40 rubber,Purple Hayes 8" rotors front N rear,Boxxers,Azonic shorty,FSA the pig DH,Answers bars,intense lock grips,Karve saddle,DMR V8 pedals.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Jake Peterson a Downhiller from Glenelg, S.A

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2001

    Strengths:    Set up and ride changes are easy and extreme...The frame is solid and heavy, yet with the right set up its quick and very sharp.

    Weaknesses:    Gusset on the rear shock mount, near the shocks top end could do with another support. 4 peace of mind!

    Bottom Line:   
    Hard and fast bike, quick into and out of corners, solid on the ground and full MOTO style in the air!! Balanced really well even for long wheelies, drops 10 foot like it was only 3. THIS BIKE CAN MAKE YOU RIDE...
    BUT 4 THE PRICE IT SHOULD!

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    Favorite Trail:   Kangarilla

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   JT Cycles, Adelaide

    Similar Products Used:   Craftworks DH205, Kona Stinky

    Bike Setup:   Boxxer's, purple Hayes 8-6", Truvativ HUSSEFELT cranks,Mavic DEEMAX rims n Hubs, Evil Twin 2.4's, 9x Deore LX shifter, Azonic shorty, 1.5" rise bars, Karve saddle. V8 DMR pedals

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kerry a Downhiller from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2001

    Strengths:    Stiff rear end, supple over small bumbs but hard to bottom on large hits, due to variable rate suspension. Product suport. Handles awesome. Xtreamly strong, Cromoly frame. Bearings in all the pivot points.

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is on par with the intense M1, Foe slammer, or the Yeti stright 6/8/9 as my fravorite DH bike, due to the price in New Zealand, this is the only choice, half the price of the others here in NZ, made in NZ so suport is great, not that I have needed it yet, but the guys that make them come to races etc. I had problems braking other bikes but this bike is Bomb proof. Also I have finaly started getting in the placings at races since I got the bike, can't say if its the bike or I have got better, but it helps. For DH in New Zealand and Australia its probably the best bike around, great any where

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    Favorite Trail:   K-loop

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   Pedal Pushers

    Similar Products Used:   Foes, Giant, yeti, intense, Iron horse.

    Bike Setup:   UD180's, Formula brakes, hed wheels, other DH stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sean Clarke a Downhiller from South Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 5, 2001

    Strengths:    Insane handelling. Variable rate linkage system works a treat to botom outs off big drops anymore. Super plush.

    Weaknesses:    frame colours

    Bottom Line:   
    BUY ONE NOW WHY YOU STILL CAN!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Willunga

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Craftworks ML-1

    Bike Setup:   2001 BoXXer, hayes discs, XTR cranks, rear mech, FSA headset, Easton bars, Syncros post.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Greg L a Downhiller from New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: September 25, 2000

    Strengths:    Super Plush travel
    Excellent bottom out resistance
    Great tuneability
    Super strong and very stiff frame
    Low centre of gravity - incredible handling and traction
    All CroMo with huge main bearings - built to last
    No pedal induced bob
    good standover clearance


    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent all round. Sturdy chassis with great handling. Looks great and performs even better. Hand made frame with good attention to detail. Made in New Zealand.
    Very competitive frame that is bound to be on the podium in near future. Great value and even better value in $US - check it out

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Keewee DH

    Bike Setup:   BoXXer XTR,Magura, Gustav, D321 (42 lb)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Wade Simmons a Downhiller from LA, California, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2000

    Strengths:    Lots o' plush travel
    REAL unique look
    Love the monster T's


    Weaknesses:    Not very comfortable
    looks like a kangaroo


    Bottom Line:   
    Weird bike.
    fun to ride and great to descend, try climbing with the monkey! Jeezuz.
    shock your mates at first but the surprise wears off and you'd probably be better with a normal frameset.
    Ne way, it's all about opinion.
    See you in Kranked III!

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    Favorite Trail:   Arizona, ALL OF IT!!!

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain RM6, RM9, some older models


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