a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 21, 2011
Strengths: IVE HAD THIS BIKE FOR OVER 10 YEARS AND ALL IT HAS IS A COUPLE OF SCRACHES, THE FRAME STOOD A 9FT DROP WHERE MY OLD HALOS FOLDED LIKE A RIZZLA! EVERY PART ON IT HAS BEEN UPGRADED BUT THE FRAME FEELS SO SWEET NO MATTER WHATS ON IT.
Weaknesses: THE PAINT FINISH DOSE CHIP EASY AND THE BOTTOM BRACKET DOSENT LAST LONG[COULD JUST BE ME!]
THE PERFECT FRAME FOR TRIALS / FREERIDE / XC OR EVEN AS A WORK HORSE.
GOT IT, LOVE IT, NEVER GONA CHUCK IT!
Similar Products Used: onza tmag / moah dh frame .
Bike Setup: magura phoa fock 125mm/ hope m4 205 front 180 rear/ shimano sain crank /ex721 rims on deor hubs 9sd caset deor shifting /dmr creactor mk2 dule/ race face saint externall botom braket /cranck brothers pedals
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 6, 2006
Strengths: Price is good for the new or young rider.
Weaknesses: I took this bike to BC and within 2 days the torque from using a 203mm rear rotor along with the hard north shore terrain caused the rear rotor mount to ripp off when braking hard...the bike is now useless, also the build quallity sucks if you look closely when your rear wheel is set as far into the dropouts as possible the frame is not square causing it to be off centre for tyre clearance........not good
you get what you pay for, did me fine for a year learning on a hard tail but not built for the hard stuff.......
Strengths: Very strong box stays, feels really solid on big landings. Well balanced confident frame.
Weaknesses: Head angle is suited to 4"+ forks. Top mounted cables can hurt, no IS chain device mounts.
I own the 15" frame and this doesn't have the problems describe by others with catching your foot on x-ups. Im a taller rider and the larger frame works really well with me, it's well balanced for street, but is comfortable to be ridden long distances on or off road too, and then on DJ.Its happy to be hoped on the rear wheel or balanced on the front, I have done some big drops and it lands plush and feels very ridged (more like steel). Iv sacrificed a few frames to find one this strong with a geometry suited to various riding styles.
Strengths: Great for the price, beefy box section stays, strong and reliable, with a longer fork this bike would fly! quite light, disc brake cable mounts, geometry dialed for big forks, basically same as azonic. floats over jumps and turns well.
Weaknesses: with a shorter 100mm fork the front tyre hits your toes when doing x-ups and bar spins. (this hurts!). if you use a quick release back wheel it slides in the horizontal dropouts. this bent my disc. i think the paint is allright but it does chip easy and there are too many graphics.
strong, stable, reliable and briliant for the money if you build it up with good suitable parts. a tip would be to use a back wheel with bolts as this prevents the back wheel sliding in the dropouts. i would also advise chain tensioners for singlespeed.
Bike Setup: marzocchi fork, mavic ex721 on hope xc front wheel, halo combat at rear, identiti seatpost, dmr jump seat, hope seatclamp, dmr v12 pedals, azonic bars and stem, odi grips, gusset cranks and singlespeed kit, 24 seven flame ring, michelin front tyre with dmr moto rear tyre, avid mechanical disc on rear, raceface headset and no front brake.
Date Reviewed: February 16, 2005
Strengths: super strong box section stays, takes a beating...
Bike Setup: marzocchi, magura discs, rpm, kona, tioga, fir wheels...
from Leeds, UK
Date Reviewed: December 6, 2004
Strengths: Very very very strong and quite light. It has a very stiff rear end and totally beefed up super strong box sections - the box section joins I have seen which are better are on the orange msisle frame which is £500!
Weaknesses: X-ups become much more skillful as you have to have ur toe right back on the pedal or take ur foot off otherwise ur wheel catches on ur foot, stoppin the full x-up
strong as hell, lightweight and cheap as f .u c. k! for jumping, bsx, downhill as good as other frames twice or three times the price
Bike Setup: marzocchi exr comp forks, dmr dv wheels
Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004
Strengths: Just bought it tonight, so can't ride it till I get it. it looks Fu**ing sweet, so can't wait to ride it. just thought that I'd tell you guys that it cost me £91.85 ($164) including shipping and insurance.
CAN'T WAIT, CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!! WILL POST AGAIN ONCE I'VE GOT IT.
Similar Products Used: gt xcr 2000, gt ruckus, cbr dual.
Bike Setup: z1 drop off 5", tioga 2.3 dh, xt group
from Barrow in Furness
Date Reviewed: October 27, 2002
Strengths: This frame is crazly strong, with my old kona roast i could feel it flex all the time, but now i cant feel any flex at all. Beefy tubing/box section. With 5inch bombers it still has a fairly step headangle which is great.
Weaknesses: Horizontal dropouts and disc brakes can be a bit of a pain, but its a small price to pay for such a nice frame.
Favorite Trail: Downhill from grizdale forest into Coniston
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Purchased At: Cycleshopsmart.com
Similar Products Used: Kona roast, tested merlin dual frame - too flexy,
Bike Setup: Mazocchi Bomber Z1's, XT hubs on D521's, Deore discs, Lx drive, FSA V-Drive X-treme Cranks, Blackspire Chainring, Tioga Bars, and stem, Pig Pro Headset.
a Weekend Warrior
from Kent, UK
Date Reviewed: June 23, 2002
Strengths: Looks Great! Very Strong Same as more expensive Azonic
Weaknesses: A bit too long Paint is a bit crap Heavier than my old frame, but I dont care anymore!
Brilliant frame, a perfect upgrade for XC riders looking for a bit more hardcore performance (which is wot seems every 16-18 year old is doin now, unless there doin trials). Strong, built in the same factory as Azonics and bloddy stiff with horizontal drop outs. Buy one now!
Bike Setup: Deore, MXC Coils and Misc Scott XC stuff
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: January 27, 2002
Strengths: *Beef Frame *Takes big forks *Confidence booster *Gussets everywhere
Weaknesses: *Paint aint the best, but its still holding up on mine
Coyote made bikes for 2001! I didnt know till I came across this page..http://xc2.iwarp.com/ The new bikes are exactly the same as 2002 AZONIC frames, go figure?
I ran my bike with rigid forks for about 2 of the six months I've had it, and it totally stunk. But with the 6 inch forks up front this thing is a machine! Takes big hucks, dirt jumps and even the odd trail very nicely indeed. Finally I've found a frame worthy of upgrades, for example a monster T would go quite nice I think... and theres not too many frames in this price range that could handle a set of them.
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