Tomac 00 Buckshot Frameset

5/5 (13 Reviews)


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Tomac 00 Buckshot


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from nyc

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2002

Strengths:    Extremly balanced,extreme handling,single track heaven! Up hill, down hill the frame inspires confidence. Sections of trails that I usually have difficulty with has vanished.Nice job by Bay Ridge in dialing up the bike to my
riding style.


Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
It is to bad that the decision by Tomac is not to build this frame anymore. The price of admission is cheap compare to the pre package prices of other bike brands/frames.If you can find one buy it!
Everything about the frame from the paint to the layout is top quality and raises the bar on the fun factor.
If you enjoy a tight handling , tossable bike and take pleasure in laughing at downhill hell and long twitchy climbs......... yeah baby this is the one.

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Favorite Trail:   anything with humps bumps and stumps

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Bay Ridge Bike

Similar Products Used:   Anything on two wheels without a engine.

Bike Setup:   XTR , easton , race face , Z1 Bomber ,mavic max tubeless etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott DeJong a Racer from Denver, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2002

Strengths:    Great climbing and handling, beautifully executed frame, stong and light, great support from the Tomac staff, too.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
An outstanding race bike, it climbs like a mountain goat and handles with confidence. This bike is light and lightening fast to respond to your commands - it is a joy to ride and feels like it is simply an extension of the rider. I don't anticipate getting another bike, unless this one breaks. It really is that good!

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Favorite Trail:   Sourdough Trail, Boulder CO

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   Wheatridge Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Amp, Ibis

Bike Setup:   XTR, Race Face, King, Easton carbon bars, Spinergy Xyclones

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Lakewood, CO

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Strengths:    The Tomac fits like a glove, once properly set-up. It climbs like a banshee and tracks extremely well on fast downhills. The geometry is steep and tight, making for a very responsive bike.

Weaknesses:    The Scandium frame is extremely rigid. This is good for going uphill but can cause lost fillings on rough downhills.

Bottom Line:   
A solid bike, the bike responded like an extension of my body once I got it dialed in (the original stem was too short). I find this bike inspires confidence, but does take a number of rides to get used to. The steep geometry makes the bike quite twitchy, but ultimately more responsive than any other mountain bike I've ridden. Bradbury and Tomac should be commended for retaining the old school Manitou design, steep angles rather than the more relaxed free-riding geometry that seem to be popular on bikes in this price range. Buy this bike if you like performance and are an aggressive rider, you won't be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   St. Mary's Falls -> Jones Park -> Captain Jacks

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Bike Setup:   Shimano XT components throughout, Manitou Mars fork, Colorado Cyclist wheelset, IRC Mythos tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doug a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2001

Strengths:    incredible quality. great looks. Awsome black paint job

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is the best looking hardtail ever built, even better than the ARC. The rear triangle detail is unrivaled. Steel riders beware, this ride is easily as good. Perfect for heavier riders.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Trek, Ibis, If, Yeti

Bike Setup:   All XT, Atom Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by drew calabrise a Cross Country Rider from si ny

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2001

Strengths:    climbing, handeling, ride, workmanship, paintjob, looks

Weaknesses:    rear hanger is on for good, keep it staight

Bottom Line:   
this bike is awesome. my follow up review and all i can say is it just keeps getting better. its everythig you could ask for in a frame. the company was bought out or merged with the people that make litespeed. i only think it would make tomac frames even better in the future.(could that be possible?). buy one if you dont have one. if you do, congrats. see you in the front of the pack

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Favorite Trail:   greenbelt si ny

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   all types of many brands

Bike Setup:   top notch. nothing silly light.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from CT, USA

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2001

Strengths:    Light, stiff, durable, handles well. Great geometry and great service from tomac.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Well, I was the first to review this frame 2 years ago, and here is my follow up. This frame is great. I can't believe how great it rides and how well it has held up over 2 years of racing. There is no doubt that this is the best hardtail frame I have ever ridden. It goes where you want it do and climbs like it's nobodies bussiness. This wil probably be the lst season on it before it gets mounted on the wall, but I'm pretty sure my next frame will be a Tomac.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Klein Attitude

Bike Setup:   2001 SID SL Crosslinks
ESP 9.0sl Easton EA70 Bar/stem
Time Atac Pedals XT Crankset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Whaley a Cross Country Rider from Colo Spgs,CO

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2001

Strengths:    Stiff,light made here by people you can go meet.Looks great

Weaknesses:    No replaceable hanger

Bottom Line:   
Fairly new bike,havent ridden as much as I would like.Climbs like it should.Most balanced and straight tracking bike I have ever ridden.23 lbs on the trail.This is the best deal going for a bike this caliber.Colorado cyclist has taken good care of every thing I have asked .even some things that were not their problem

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Favorite Trail:   Falcon Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   KHS klein Trec

Bike Setup:   All XT.Manitou fork.Ritchey pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by drew calabrise from staten island , new york

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2000

Strengths:    this bike is nothing but strengths.

Weaknesses:    rear derailer hanger not replaceable

Bottom Line:   
i love it. corners smooth at any speed. feels laterly stiff yet extremely smooth ride. not harsh at all. looks great even though red is not my color. if it dont break it will probably be the last frame i ever buy. climbs, decends, and jumps like a $1000 bike should

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Favorite Trail:   greenbelt on staten island

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   bay ridge bikes

Similar Products Used:   owned gt and tried specialized, dean, litespeed, jamis and intense

Bike Setup:   z2 x fly, xtr-517's w/ titanium cass, xtr shifters, xt cranks and derailers, thomson elite post and stem, titanium h-bars, ball sack seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shosei asakura a Cross Country Rider from Tokyo,Japan

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2000

Strengths:    VERY LIGHT WEIGHT,NICE LOOKING(especially rear build up is terrific!),and COLOURING(red like a fire!)


Weaknesses:    NONE!


Bottom Line:   
VERY LIGHT WEIGHT!
MY BIKE IS ONLY 10.2KG.AND IS VERY EASY TO HANDLE (I MEAN QUICK HANDLING!).
AND ALSO CLIMBS SO WELL. SOFT RIDE COMPARED TO OTHER ALMINUM BIKES. REALLY VERY NICE, BUT I DO NOT WANT YOU TO BUY THIS BIKE BECAUSE I WANT TO THINK THIS BIKE IS SPECIALLY MADE FOR ME!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Ibaragi Hitachiota

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   FULLDYNAMICS,OTHER SCANDIUM BIKE(VOODOO.ROCKYMOUNTAIN),SCHWIN(HOMEGROWN FACTORY)

Bike Setup:   MANITOU(MARS-CL),XTR(BRAKES and DEREALERS F&R),SPOX wheel set,CANE CREEK HEAD SET,RACE FACE NEXT CRANK,TITEC TI HANDLE BAR,USE SUSPENSION SHEET POST...etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOE a Racer from PENNSYLVANIA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2000

Strengths:    Light weight frame. Frame geometry. Stiff but comfortable.
Fast. Easy to talk with company.


Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is the BEST bike I have ever ridden. The frame weighs less than 3 lbs. When on the trail it is easy to maneuver. I love climbing with this bike. The ride is stiff but yet seems so comfortable I don't know if this has something to do with the easton scandium. I would highly recommend this bike to everyone.
Also Tomac has an 800# and they are very personable. Talk to your local dealer if you want one. You won't be disappointed.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Homegrown Factory

Bike Setup:   Full XTR. Handbuilt Mavic X517's and XTR hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by RL Cabarles a Cross-Country Rider from South San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: November 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Tomac Geometry, Bradbury Design, Scandium
Stiff and Strength


Weaknesses:    
None


Bottom Line:   
The very best in design, craftmanship, and ride qualities. Can't ask for anything more for the ultimate XC race bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
S-Works frameset


Bike Setup:   
White Bros SC90, Syncros & XTR Components, Tioga & WTB

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by chris a Racer from boulder

Date Reviewed: October 21, 1999

Strengths:    
XC perfection


Weaknesses:    
weakness?


Bottom Line:   
this is one of the best bikes that has ever or will ever be made! scandium is a great material and doug bradberry (spell?) and tomac did a slammin job. but, why is the website tattooed on my seatstay? who cares. my bike is better than yours.
peace.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
you name it.


Bike Setup:   
marzocchi superfly
esp 9.0sl/XTR mix
race face everything
all the good stuff

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Racer from CT, USA

Date Reviewed: May 8, 1999

Strengths:    
Stiff, Light, Nice construction, Scandium.


Weaknesses:    
None.


Bottom Line:   
Well, hot damn, this frame rocks!! The scandium provides a great ride. It's really stiff. Very light(complete bike weighs sub 23lbs.). As for the constrcution, I give mad props to Doug Bradbury on this one. The main tubes are are pretty much standard as far as I can tell. Headtube and bb shell are hour-glass shaped. The greatest part of the construciton is the seat and chain stays. Where each of the stays meet the frame, instead of being welded directly to the main triangle, there are machined honeycomb braces. They look super cool and give the frame extra strenght and stiffness. The craftmenship is top notch. Get your hands on one of these if you want the best. Although it will be tough to get one. I just got mine and it's the 11th Buckshot ever made. This frame rocks!!!!! 5 chilies

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Favorite Trail:   
Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Trek 930, Klein Attitude


Bike Setup:   
Marzocchi Z.2 Superfly
Nuke Proof/X517
ESP 9.0sl

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