Azonic KZ1 Frameset

4.63/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $1000.00


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Azonic KZ1


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pedro Brajal a Downhiller from Portugal/Lisboa

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

Strengths:    Very light frame and nice to do tricks

Weaknesses:    the graphics are stickers

Bottom Line:   
It was a pioneer in 1995 of what a dual frame should be, light and strong, and with a nice slopping. I would bought it again for sure.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   local shop in 1995

Similar Products Used:   24 letoy many years after...

Bike Setup:   Rockshox Mag20,xt drivetrain, azonic handlebars, grip-shift, etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Marcello a Cross Country Rider from Queens NY

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2004

Strengths:    Amazing geomerty for climing and buring down hills. super strong with no flex. triple budded aluminum (i dont know if the newer years are or not).

Weaknesses:    none. i have always liked the way it perfromed. they gave me one without the Azonic frame stickers, but replaced with World Force stickers and repainted over the chrome with grey. but this does not hurt the performance at all.

Bottom Line:   
best frame for the money. super light and super tough. i have ridden it very rough and it has held up for years. won races with it and also do trials with it. all around amazing bike.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Clearence at some store.

Similar Products Used:   Dean Ti frame.

Bike Setup:   Rock Shox, XT, LX.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kz1rider a Cross Country Rider from The Philippines

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2004

Strengths:    stiff, responsive, climbs like a mountain goat! excellent build quality, polished finish, rare!

Weaknesses:    stiff, polished finish, rare!

Bottom Line:   
I loved the way my Schwinn handled but I just couldn't pass up this baby when my friend offered it to me. It was hardly used and was in great shape. Stiff frame means great power transfer and makes it responsive to changes in direction. Polished finish has a few scratches already but I still have to make up my mind if I should have it powder-coated or not. With all the hype of disc brakes and full boingers here, this bike is a stealth machine. People often ask what frame is that or what brakes are those. Oh well. Compared to the Moab 2 it gives a harsher ride, but hey I can always get up from the saddle to take care of that. Maybe a thudbuster or moxy seatpost is in its future but this bike is definitely a keeper. When I finally built it up the former owner rode it and kinda wanted it back haha

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Favorite Trail:   what goes up, must come down

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   bought the frame from friend

Similar Products Used:   former bike was a Schwinn Moab 2

Bike Setup:   KZ-1 Frame, Marz MX-Pro w/ ETA, Mavic Crosslink Wheelset, Magura HS-33 rim brakes, mix of LX and XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philly Devour a Cross Country Rider from Philadelphia

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2003

Strengths:    Fast, accurate steering, beatiful shiny finish, super responsive, light, quick climber and acceration due to stiffness....Indestructible. Did I say mesmorizing.

Weaknesses:    Supa stiff, must couple with a plush shock or it will rattle your teeth out.

Bottom Line:   
This is the BMW of bikes as set up. I had the bike custom built. I slalom bud, who owned the same frame, found this frame for me on sale in 1998.
This bike is a superstar......from the looks I get from the street to the trails. Forget walking the dog to the park, chick want to pet my Azonic. I love this bike........other envy it.
For value i will give 6 chilis. I had no idea this frame was worth this much. I am a lucky boy.

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Favorite Trail:   Any tight fast singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Local Store in North Carolina

Similar Products Used:   First Alumi frame...........always a cromy.

Bike Setup:   Thompson Stem, Chris King HS, Sun Rhyno Lite XT wheelset, WTB Rocket V Stem, Avid Mech Disc Brakes w/Full Metal Jackets and brake levers, Raceface Prodigy XC Crankset w/ RF XC BB, Marzocchi X-Fly Shocks, XT Derailliers w/SRAM Rocket Shorty Shifters, WTB Mutano 2.24K tires (+++)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Davy Beeton a Weekend Warrior from Stranraer SW Scotland

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2001

Strengths:    Bombproof,lightweight,well finished

Weaknesses:    Unforgiving

Bottom Line:   

My first custom built mountain bike.Very quick on the climbs but nervous handling at speed due to excessive stiffness in the frame.Bone jarring ride on hard ground

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Favorite Trail:   Maybe forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Carrick Cycles, Leswalt

Similar Products Used:   Trek 7000,GT Zaskar,Giant alu

Bike Setup:   LX/XT mix, Marzochhi Bombers,Mavic 517s on LX hubs,Club Roost bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by s.m.f. a Racer from waukegan, il

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2001

Strengths:    this bike does it all

Weaknesses:    none for even riding it for 4 years

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike complete at first, the set up was decent. after riding the bike for three years with a few upgrades, i decided to make some major changes added all the parts above. i dont know what the bike looked like when it came from the factory because the bike shop had it powdercoated yellow the paint looks awesome after 4 yrs. Bottom line the frame has gone through alot of stuff and havent had a problem yet. i have gone through 4 wheel sets through the life of this bike. the handling is just amazing goes were i want it and is nicely predictable. I have thought about buying a new frame and transferring parts but i just cant stop loving this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   zion schwinn

Similar Products Used:   jamis, raliegh, gt

Bike Setup:   kz1 frame, race face cranks,xt derailers, race face bottom bracket, avid flak jacket cables bontrager riser bar, zoom stem, race face headset, ringle hubs with ryhno lite rims, xt brakes, paul love levers, time pedals, shaun palmer manitou fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ronnie Silos a Cross Country Rider from Valencia, CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2000

Strengths:    Awesome finish
Amazingly lite
Collectors item
Climbs fast
Perfect handling
As durable as can be



Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you ever have the chance to get one of these, grab it. It just doesn't get any better! Will pass this on to my kids and their kids. On second thought, I will never let go of this frame. It will remain hard to get!

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Favorite Trail:   Anything with land, water, or air

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   An awesome bike mechanic

Similar Products Used:   None compares

Bike Setup:   XTR, Thomson SP & Stem, Phil Wood BB, Chris King HS, Crossmax wheels, Avid Ultimate Levers, Noleen Fork, Kooka
cranks, Raceface Lite HB

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Big Bear Duals Champ a Racer from San Diego

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2000

Strengths:    This frame has it all! Lighter than the ds-1 frame(16 inch = 3.4 lbs.!!!) It's also stiffer than my ds-1. cooler decals too! kinda has that factory supercross look to it!

Weaknesses:    Kind of hard to find...i talked to 1 azonic dealer who didnt even know this frame existed! Also, a little more expensive than the azonic ds-1 ( about $499 for the kz1 versus $399 for the ds-1) but it s easily worth every penny and more!!!

Bottom Line:   
FIND THIS BIKE. BUY THIS BIKE. I havent touched my intense or even my other azonic bike since i got this bike...don't tell the bike shop, but id have paid twice as much for this bike if i had to! Currently saving up money to buy a second kz-1 as a backup racebike. Killer!

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Favorite Trail:   The secret bmx track we built that runs straight down the side of the canyon behind my house.

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Azonic ds-1 gt zaskar(sold that one the moment i got home from my first ride on the kz-1 :) also intense tracer

Bike Setup:   marzocchi z1 bam, rohloff 14 speed hub, azonic shorty stem, raceface xy seatpost, flite saddle, hayyes disc brakes, easton ea 50 hi rise bars

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