Planet X Jumping Jack Flash Frameset

4.88/5 (65 Reviews)
MSRP : $350.00


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Planet X Jumping Jack Flash


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Glifted a Racer from Bay City, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2009

Strengths:    tough, light, good geo, looks awesome (i have the the 777 version) also no one has them around here, so it turns alot of heads... also it's cheap... like dirt cheap

Weaknesses:    short length... but i'm 6'4" so that's probably true for me with any DJ frame.

Bottom Line:   
funnest bike i've ever owned... and defiantly my favorite. this is saying alot too because i'm mainly an XC rider. it's easy to jump, and takes a beating. just so much fun! cheap too! It's pretty versatile too. works great for street, dirt, or some light trials... it's even fun in the XC trails (though i wouldn't recommend it if that's what you're planning to do with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Midland City Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Giant STP 1, some GT DJ bikes, Base TA 26, some Gary Fischer DJ bike.

Bike Setup:   Planet X Jack Flash 777 version, Rock shox tora, some cheap crappy and bent wheels, v brakes, Stylo crankset, tioga pedals. soon to be fully rigid with Avid BB7's and some decent wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirtjumper95 a Racer from andover hampshire england

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2009

Strengths:    light

Weaknesses:    none the bike is good all around

Bottom Line:   
THAY ARE GRATE BIKE A*****

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Favorite Trail:   there all good

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Bike Setup:   dirt jumpin

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Grant a Weekend Warrior from A2, MI, USA

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2007

Strengths:    crazy attention to detail, perfect welds, super short chainstays, spot on geometry, paint/looks ( mine is all black with white and red lettering), stiffness

Weaknesses:    nothing. seriously. nothing.

Bottom Line:   
i built this bike up as part of a project for school where i made a mtb movie. that said, i got to spec it with absolutely everything i want (im struggling to think of any worth while upgrades). and because of ppl i know and connections, my entire build was 1000$ ( it would have been significantly more via mail order, everything on the bike is brand new). as far as the ride goes, i can't stress enough that this bike is amazing. its infinitely more capable than i am at the dirt jump trails, its on point for street riding because of the geometry and chain stays (i can hop soo much higher than on my bro's size small kona. it really will make you a better jumper/rider. i dug a dirt quarter and learned inverts in a day! the weight of my bike isn't all that high ( the pimplites save a lot of weight) but if weight is ur concern you could throw an air fork on it and get some light weight parts. why you would do that tho is beyond me because this bike loves abuse! the only part that wasn't my first choice was the 'Zocchi DJ2, its a great fork but i wanted a white argyle 318, that would have saved a bit of weight, but the DJ2 looks better. In the end it doesnt matter though, because i cant imagine a fork that rides better, its perfect for this bike.
bottom line is that this frame will go down in history as one of the most well thought out, durable, good looking and versatile (i hear ppl ride trials on this bad boy) frames ever. too bad they dont make them anymore. i'd buy my brother one if i could.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt jumps and street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   from a friend

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff, azonic DS1

Bike Setup:   07 Marzocchi DJ2 (white), atomlab pimplite wheels on GI hubs (black with white and red lettering), simtra mcskinny bar (white), race face good n evil grips (red), maxxis 2.4 in holy roller tires, single speed, SDG f-style seat (black), titec el norte seat post,, raceface prodigy DH cranks with white E-13 bashguard, rear shimano v-brake (with white cable housing!) no front brake

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Williams from Bath England

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2007

Strengths:    everything, extra strong frame, light, very flickable and spinable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
amazing frame well worth getting so nice to ride if you get a chance to buy one do it possibly the best bike i've owned

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Favorite Trail:   hampton jumps or any street spots

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   my friend

Similar Products Used:   24/7 slacker, sarcen x-ray, saracen amplitude

Bike Setup:   mrazocchi mz comps, tioga box stem, funn full on bars, mavic D521 special edition, magura hs33 rear brake, balding maxxis high roller rear, tioga factory FS100 front,
DMR zip grips, truvativ isoflow singlespeend crank, 38/16 s/s gearing and welgo pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael from Barbados

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2006

Strengths:    It stays together, rather light in weight.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Buy the frame and do your stuff it would not let you down

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $349.00

Purchased At:   Blueskycycling.com

Similar Products Used:   raleigh m40, haro escape, azonic ds 1

Bike Setup:   Fox vanilla R, azonic dw handle,shimano lx 9 block changers, shorty neck, magura hs 33 rear and avid bb7 160mm front disc. Fsa drive splined cranks, race face bottom bracket, azonic fusion magnesium pedals, sun ringle mamoth front rim with shimano xt hub and halo combat rear with a shimano deore hub. shimano xt cassets, shimano xt rear derailleur. Duro 26 x 2.35 tires front and back, diamandback dirt jump seat. Race face bash ring, Fsa headset. E 13 chain guides

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mick a Weekend Warrior from Ireland

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2006

Strengths:    Everything, running a 150mm dual crown fork with no problems at all, steep head angle, really really solid, light frame

Weaknesses:    nothing really that i can think of

Bottom Line:   
And amazing bike really really strong, im buying this years one now to build a second jack flash

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Favorite Trail:   St. annes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Saracen Xcell, p3

Bike Setup:   WHYTE DH3 fork, fsa pig headset, finishing kit from a kona cowan, singlespeed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan N. a Cross Country Rider from Tulsa, OK, USA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2006

Strengths:    Everything. Hydroformed aluminum front triangle with square tubing rear triangle- doesn't get any stronger than that. Mine has a cool tribal paint scheme over pearl white- looks better than most guys tribal tattoos. I needed a super tough frame to do rough XC riding since I'm over 200+ and Tulsa's trails are notoriously rocky. This fit the bill perfectly and still is relatively light at 4 pounds. Built into an indestructible rider/racer at 26# with a 100mm fork.

Weaknesses:    not for weight weenies.

Bottom Line:   
This thing wants to fly off every rock and berm you can find and lands rock solid. Accelerates like a jet. Won't disappoint. You can find it several places on the web for 250-299.

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Favorite Trail:   Turkey Mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Trek 8000, Specialized epic

Bike Setup:   Converted to XC for a Clydesdale: Reba, SRAM X.0 shifters & derailleur, King headset & hubs, mavic rims, Hope QRs, Kenda Nevegals, Avid mechs with speeddial Ti levers, SRAM 990 cassette (2006), full Nokon cableing, SAAGO stem, Easton Monkeylite bar, Truvativ singlespeed crank w/ bashguard, Thompson seatpost with rare Thompson collar.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by trials guy a Weekend Warrior from hertfordshire

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2003

Strengths:    strong, makes u feel like u can take on anything

Weaknesses:    dont be silly

Bottom Line:   
I know its a jump frame and i have used it for trials but i have found it excellent for trials and i am small and only 15 and can throw it around easily so i dont care if its a pound too heavy or has long chain stays if i can throw it around any one can. Brilliant frame if you can get one get it it'd be a crime not too. Strong and looks quality and even better rides brilliantly

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Favorite Trail:   any town with a wall and sum rails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   ebay Auction site (brilliant place)

Similar Products Used:   ive only ben bikin for a year and my other bikes a supped up raleigh flogger for dirt jumpin

Bike Setup:   planet x knifens,22 tth, dmr bash ring, azonic single wall riser,planet x stem, s/s, dp2000 rims, magura rear, front v, truvativ cranks (stereotypical trials build)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Mizzi a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

Strengths:    A very strong and light frame and it is very easy to ride

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The jackflash is aan excellent quality jumping/dual salalom frame and well worth the money it might be a little expensive for amature riders but it would be well worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Pork freeride tumbridge wells

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Shop

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Dmr Orange Planet x 24seven

Bike Setup:   Jackflash frame Mxc comp air forks mavic d521 ceramic xt hubs Dore gears worldcup chain device jumping bars an headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe P a Weekend Warrior from Southampton England

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2003

Strengths:    THIS IS A REVIEW 4 THE CROMOLY BOMMER FRAME!Super strong as its cromoly, gr8 geometry. accelerates and manuels well considering slightly lengthy chainstays.

Weaknesses:    None! maybe if it could fit 3" tyres it mayb a slight plus but other than that nowt!

Bottom Line:   
super frame! very good geometry, very, very strong, mayb heavy but i dont give a flying ****! Has had 3months of 6-8 foot drops and asks 4 more and more!

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Favorite Trail:   Banbury

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Mark antony

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   bommer, z4 100, d521(not 2 good), bulb(gr8!),Titec.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by P.I.G. . from dogtown

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2003

Strengths:    strength, geometry, Cromoly, paint theme, dont see many around so the coolness factor is very high.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the planet x bommer. I just got the new bommer in a the green and white jungle theme. Very sweet bike. It has to me one of the sickest dirt jump-dual slalom frames made. Good customer service and warranty from planet x but more than likely you wont need it since the frame is so gusseted and strong. Approved for dual crown use as well. Unfortunately I'm selling it b/c my family surprised me with a new bike. So if wanna buy an awesome frame for way less then any retail price e mail me.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by charles a Weekend Warrior from charmouth dorset england

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2002

Strengths:    its been thrashed for 2 years and its still riding well

Weaknesses:    cant take more than 135 mm travel and doesnt cope

Bottom Line:   
a really good frame for the money

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Trek UK


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2002

Strengths:    Strength, solid feel, super stable in the air, Rails corners etc! Looks awesome... Mines a Daktary on Black Glitter (rare)!!!

Weaknesses:    Rear end feels long... Harder to manual. Other than that... Nothing!

Bottom Line:   
I am yet to really give it a good test, as I have not had it for long! But so far so good!
I have been riding mainly urban stuff lately and only a little offroad! But what I have found so far, is that it is one of the best feeling bikes I have riden for urban, jumping, bsx and all round thrashing!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $395.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco 250cc, Craftworks Rail, Norco One25, Avanti Manic, Dabomb XLR8, Kona Roast & Stuff etc...

Bike Setup:   Planet X Daktary on Black Glitter, 2003 Rock Shox Psylo XC, Azonic Stem and Bars, Rhyno Lites, Maxxis Minion Tyres, Shimano XT Drivetrain, Avid Brakes etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony from London UK

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

Strengths:    It's planet X, paint job, very strong, quality build

Weaknesses:    ????

Bottom Line:   
This is a very sweet frame, and as they are not made any more almost a collectors item. The build quality is amazing and the bike rides unbelivable well, stable in the air and will take any thing you can throw at it.
I also got it for less than half price.

Bottom line, get one if you can

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Planet X

Similar Products Used:   Tried tested and owned various others

Bike Setup:   Little Audrey cammo paint job, PlanetX Pin up saddle, PlanetX Golith rims and monolith hubs, Magura HS33, Michelin Comp 32 front(2.8") and comp 24 rear(2.5"), Euston EA50 bars, Kore sweet60 dh stem, Yeti lock ons, dmr Cheiftian MkII 3 piece cranks, 24/7 slack pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Garson a Downhiller from WEST MASS!

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2002

Strengths:    Everything. It's strong, sexy, reasonable weight and everything else, on top of killer geometry at a killer price.

Weaknesses:    Could have better tire clearance with 24" wheels?

Bottom Line:   
I like it and it. It's so full of hearty goodness that you need to try it to beleive it. So yeah, it's awesome, and that's all you need to know. Too bad they stopped making the JF Classic. A true classic.

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Favorite Trail:   fast and fun with big gaps

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Peak Performance

Similar Products Used:   Evil Imperial, Specialized P.3, Brooklyn, Endless, Konas, PX New Jack Flash, FTW/Spooky, Sinister and a whole mess of others

Bike Setup:   Like a BMX bike with big tires, 24" wheels, gears and a Psylo. Arrow rims, King headset, Evil guide, Hayes, Northshores and the works. It's probably more fun that your bike ;-)

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