Cortina DHExtreme 99 Frameset

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1999.00


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Cortina DHExtreme 99


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Cockerham a Downhiller from NJ

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Strengths:    Solid and smooth, fast

Weaknesses:    Heavy, can't climb at all, a whole lot of bobbing, hard to start pedaling

Bottom Line:   
Eats up anything. Fast as sh*t and stable in the air. Total confidence in this bike while droping a 12ft drop-off to falt of clearing a 10ft double at 30mph. This bike rules.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Purchased At:   The warehouse In Cali

Similar Products Used:   Brooklyn Machine Works(sucks), Schwinn Straight 6

Bike Setup:   Avalanche rear shock,Foes F1 XL fork,Intense tires,Protaper Handlebars,Kore Stem,Odyssey Seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric Chan a Downhiller from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2001

Strengths:    Looks strong, handles really well

Weaknesses:    Non yet, sit tower seems to be a bit week.

Bottom Line:   
This bikes rocks, the quality of suspension is 2nd to none, handles better and quicker than my ATX-one, skip through small and sucks up bug bumps. Bit hard to get it started, once you're on the go this bike is fast, it made me go faster for sure. Top bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Aussie Bush

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   import

Similar Products Used:   Giant ATX-one DH

Bike Setup:   Y2K Manitou Xvert carbon, Hayes, Hope and AC Hub
Azonic, Blackspire, Race Face, Chris King, Answer Protaper

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Roald Crazyfool a Downhiller from Antwerp

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2001

Strengths:    Burly, takes it all, looks, angles

Weaknesses:    I hav an old one and the parts of the new ones aren't compantible so if anything brakes or wears out i'm screwed.

Bottom Line:   
get one...




...now...

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Favorite Trail:   Aywaille

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ilya

Similar Products Used:   no similar

Bike Setup:   http://users.skynet.be/bent/ro.html

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from Montana

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    Looks

Weaknesses:    Weak tubing. Poor custmer service. Cortina's unwillingness to stand behind their product.

Bottom Line:   
Cortina would not stand behind there product when I broke it (when the rear shock attaches to the rear triangle) I can understand that they would not just give me a free bike but they should at least offer to sell a frame at cost. All other bike dealers in the world would do that. I would think that a small company like cortina would put a big emphisis on customer service but I guess not. So if your planing to do big drops on this bike beware. I would look to a diffrent company.

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Favorite Trail:   Straight Down

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Karpeil Disco Volante, Santa Cruz Super 8

Bike Setup:   Boxxer Hayes 24" dbl wides nice downhill setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ro metdevelo a Weekend Warrior from Antwerp Belgium

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2001

Strengths:    Looks Plush Travel Looks Service from Cortina Looks Replacable parts Looks ...One bad mutha

Weaknesses:    links need attention
seat tower a bit too weak
everyone keeps staring at me


Bottom Line:   
This is the ultimate rig...

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Favorite Trail:   Chaudfontaine

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Ilya

Similar Products Used:   there is no similar product

Bike Setup:   Dhe8, Enduro4's 205/185, raceface, bulb rear temporary Z1 drop off sissy fork till i get a decent one (Shiver/Dh3)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by chris a Downhiller from Warrington, England (UK)

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2000

Strengths:    Strong. So plush. Loadsa usable travel. Quality precision bearings which dont need loads of attention. Crazy linkage.

Weaknesses:    About an 1.5" over the amount of sag you really need. Far too much flex through the rear brake. The boss should have been made from black metal. When rocketing at 60mph you dont want that skinny little bit of metal snapping and being left with no rear brake. Could do with some more tuning. Head angle funny for a while but you get used to it. Squeeks a bit as non of the pivots are greased. Every git wants a go when you go anywhere.

Bottom Line:   
Get one, strong, beefy. If u've got the money get one. Maybe try it first. Everyone who rides mine says its just a beast. But its set precision.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $6750.00

Purchased At:   importer, lots of different places

Similar Products Used:   Intense, mongoose DH pro 7, kona (lots), rotwild, scott DH pro.

Bike Setup:   Boxxer 7's (in white), Hope DH 4's, Mavic 321 on bulb rear (helps keep weight down after using sunn dbl wides). Mavic 121 (old skool) on Big'un front. 24/7 cranks, MRP, DMR, Tioga, Hutchinson 2.45 ultimatly grippy tire. XT other bits. X-lite DHO-80 bars with new DH stem (maybe a little too high the bars that is).

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by big ev a Downhiller from new york

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2000

Strengths:    Ultra Plush

Weaknesses:    Might be considered heavy

Bottom Line:   
Admittedly, I am a newjack to the downhilling game, but the DH Extreme 8 makes me feel like a top pro. I had trouble through the technical stuff, due mostly to my lack of skill, but, on fire road, it's almost as if I can't make a mistake if I try. Like a hot knife through butter, just point and shoot. I would lose my balance, and thought I would wash and the bike would just suck up my error and put me back on course even at 50 mph. I could practically go to sleep or check out the scenery doing 50. Warning: Plushness to the umpteenth power may give riders unwarranted sense of confidence and invincibility. I suppose it could be described as heavy, but, at 6'5" and 245 pounds, I probably need the extra strength this provides, and this really invites you to bomb it over anything. Just hold on and let this dream ride fly. It's also a dream to steer, and has an ultra obedient chassis. For its technical capabilities, you may want a review from a more experienced rider, but, if you've got the need for speed, look no further. Cortina; there is no substitute.

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Favorite Trail:   plattekill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Stratos Superstar 8, Gazzallodi 3's, front 26 & rear 24, on Sun Doublewides, Hope Big'uns, Hope 04's, Tioga XL saddle, Hurricane 100 post. Profile BMX 190mm cranks(I'm 6'5")

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by patrick merchant a Downhiller from pineville, nc,usa

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2000

Strengths:    this bike is the best!!! there is no pogoging when you stand up to pedal. the bike sticks to the knarliest of trails and makes you feel like the ground is moving out of the way instead of the rear triangle actually moving.out of the five other downhill bikes that i tested, none compare to the feel of the cortina dhe-8.

Weaknesses:    a little to heavy.

Bottom Line:   
i love this frame!! definitley a frame i would race on anywhere regardless of the terrain and enviorement.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   kona stabdelux, specialized fsr elite dh, intense, gt lobo, mountain cycle shockwave.

Bike Setup:   marzocchi monster t,hope 4-piston disc brakes, ac hubs, double wide rims, maxxis tires, azonic stem,answer bars,sram halfpipe 8spd, protoype mrp cranks with race face chainring(46t).

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Lie a Downhiller from NORWAY

Date Reviewed: October 3, 1999

Strengths:    
I just wanted to tell that I`ve received my new frame n` that I`m even more impressed than I was when I tried it. I`ve not found any weak points on the frame yet n` I`ve tried it a bit mo` now... it`s so stiff and plush it pedals great and kickz ass in tha cornerz.. It doesn`t feel as plush as the Cortina DH-8 when you just sits on it, but when you take it to the tracks it eats the bumps even better and it is so much stiffer and faster, I can actually notice speed difference...


Weaknesses:    
A little heavy... and most people that try it on the road thinks the head angle is to steep, but when you go downhill it`s just perfect... Maybe a little to much sag and a little to progressive?.?.?


Bottom Line:   
get this bike.... the best I`ve tried... ever

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
watch my other review


Bike Setup:   
Hayes discs(waitin` for my ordered Hope 04`s) Moster-T, d-321 rims, Race Face DH cranks, MRP chainguide, Manitou big shaft, Gazzaloddi 3 f&r, n`loadz of other sexy bitz

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Christian Lie a Downhiller from NORWAY

Date Reviewed: August 31, 1999

Strengths:    
COOL,SEXY,BIG,PLUSH,LOADS OF TRAVEL,STIFF,SUPERB PEDALLING,GREAT HANDLING ON SPEED AND TECHNICAL TRACKS, THE GAZZA 3 FITS IN THE FRAME,ADJUSTABLE TRAVEL AND WHEELBASE, CHANGEABLE SEAT TOWER, GREAT GEOMETRY AND A REAL IMPRESSIVE FINSHING AND ENGINERING WORK!!!! (I`VE ORDERED MINE!!!)


Weaknesses:    
MAYBE A LITTLE HEAVY... BUT THIS IS A KILLER WEAPON OF A DOWNHILL BIKE!!! THERE ISN`T ANY LIGHT MINIGUNZ?!?! IS THERE???


Bottom Line:   
IF YOU ARE THINKIN OF BUYING A SERIOUS DH BIKE, THIS IS DEFINATLY SOMETHING YOU SHOULD TRY BEFORE BUYING ANYTHING!!!!! IT RULES MOSTOF ALL THE DOWNHILL BIKES OUT THERE!!!! NO KIDING!!! TRY IT.....

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Favorite Trail:   
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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
CORTINA DH 8 (OWNED), WORLD FORCE VR1, CANNONDALE V4000, KONA STAB AND STAB DEE-LUXE, INTENSE M1-SL, GT LOBO, VARIO TECHNO, INTENS UZZI DH, SINTESI BAZOOKA, IRON HORSE DH, SCOTT WC 98 AND 99, TREK PRO ISSUE DH, AND I PROBABLY FORGOT SOME BUT THEY DIDN`T GIVE ANY IMPRESSIONS WORTH REMINDING SO I DON`T THINK THEY`RE WORTH NAMING... I LIKED THE CORTINA DH EXTREME BEST!!! NO DOUBT...


Bike Setup:   
MANITOU BAZOOKA BIG SHAFT, MONSTER-T, HOPES AND SO ON

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