Date Reviewed: November 17, 2005
Strengths: Very strong bike and very cheap.Nice head angle.The headtube is reinforced so that it wont break easily.The bike is good looking except for the original color so I painted it green and black. I bought mine for only $200 with a fox rc rear shocks. It eats anything that comes in its way.
Weaknesses: Theres a play in the pivot point because of the bushing that had allready worn out. Very heavy
A good bike and a strong one, Cheap but worth the price. If ur a beginner better start with this bike.
Date Reviewed: April 17, 2005
Strengths: strong as a nuclear bunker, had a few big offs and it's still going strong! this thing eats up trails and north shore like it's at an all u can eat buffet, plus it's got killer looks( i've had mine resprayed all black)
Weaknesses: coming off the big stuff, the cain kept bouncing off,so i fitted a chain device. The shock is a bit iffy and overly touchy (i'm after a romic, fox or manitou). the original colours are kinda radioactive as well, thats why i resprayed mine( it's handy having a profesional car painter as a dad!)
This is the first Dh frame i have owned, and i'm glad i started with this. it is pretty light to pedal up the hills with my puny 14-year-old legs, and great to pedal( and fly!) back down. The only slight concern is the sulky shock which has a tendancy to try and throw you off the bike after a really big jump. All in all this is a great starter rig and will last longer than the rider!
Bike Setup: XT all round 7" fork XT hydro disks Mavic D321's
a Weekend Warrior
from Woodbridge, Suffolk,UK
Date Reviewed: January 3, 2001
Strengths: Totally unbreakable beast of a UK downhill/ freeride frame without the waight penalty, handles tight, very tunable, nice, sensitive dampins e.t.c. If your tight for cash and want a strong, quality frame its probebly a choice between this and the Marin B17 (bit more but with fox shock).
Weaknesses: There really arn't any, the bikes rock solid, with huge, quality welds. the shock can be a bit dodgy and boucy going slow but arn't you meant to go fast on it anyway and becides what can you expect for that price (it is really very good for what you pay for)? Possibly the UGLY glow-in-the-dark- orange paintjob
This frame is a bargin, simple. Get it, chuck the shock (or wait for it to blow) and get a Fox then laugh at the fools who spent a grand or so on a frame cos this can compete with any thing else on UK DH and end up costing you a fair bit less. At the end of the day this is a gem of a frame hiding in a low quality price bracket, why Coyote put this frame out with the poor fast trax shock and not a good one I don't know, they could have charged loads for this.
I am trying to decide between using the 2.0 knee with the 2.0 Shin guard or just using the 2.0 DH knee? Anybody used either one. Any pros or cons to using either one? Is the 2.0 DH Knee comfortable enough to wear for a long ride with a lot pedaling involved? Obviously using the 2.0 Knee with the ... Read More »
Any Difference Between Thorn resistant, Heavy Duty or Downhill tubes. They all just have thicker rubber right?
Also, if you only had 1 beefy tube, is it better to put it in the front or back tire?
Back is where your weight is but front does most of the cornering load.
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Thought this looked awesome value.....anybody else preordered today?
Be interesting to see if they can hold ship date of March 2013. Fingers crossed.
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I am looking at upgrading my Lyrik. I like the fork I have but it is not adjustable enough. It only has lockout and rebound. I was thinking of upgrading to one of the above forks. My Lyrik is a special made 180mm fork. I was told I could have the lockout remote removed and replace it with a Miss ... Read More »