Astrix Sports Huckster Freeride Full Suspension

4.6/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $1499.00


Product Description

  • 8.0 inches of rear travel
  • Front Derailleur Compatible
  • Chain Guide Mount
  • Custom 7005 T6 Aluminum
  • Manitou Swinger 4 Way Coil


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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Chris a All Mountain Rider

    Date Reviewed: September 27, 2014

    Strengths:    Great sturdy frame, good for riding Sierra's

    Weaknesses:    Zero Customer service. No derailleur hanger. Hanger is part of the frame, I bent mine and stripped the threads a month ago, have sent an email and numerous voice messages, and have gotten no response. I have even had other people try to get a hold of them with no response. Perhaps they are out of business, it's no wonder.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy a bigger name product. This is a great frame but it has been rendered useless by a bent derailleur hanger. I may have to have the part fabricated at a machine shop which may be cost prohibitive. Get something comparable from a larger company, don't waste your money. If anything happens to this frame, ( not if but when, if you like to ride hard), you are SOL!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by 7inoy7ride a Weekend Warrior from chicago

    Date Reviewed: November 8, 2010

    Strengths:    bombproof solid eight inch rear travel, frame geometry, pedable, motolink, etc...

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    this is my first fs bike and i feel in love with her, the looks and feel of this bike is great, very plush and strong frame, i hucked this bike 6ft flat to concrete and it lands so smooth, it sucks up small bumps to, i nevr riden it in real dh course( damn chitown) but for what i know that this bike will do anything you throw at it. overall rating is five chillis. great frame.period

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    Favorite Trail:   still searching

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $300.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   my first fs bike

    Bike Setup:   astrix huckster, jr t, progressive 5th element, mavic d321, hope hubs, xt rear der,xt brake system 203 mm f/r, truvativ 1.1 dh crank oct, mrp g2, wellgo clipless pdl, wtb pure sadle, etc.....

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nakedenergy a Weekend Warrior from knoxville

    Date Reviewed: August 23, 2009

    Strengths:    it is a very versatile frame.
    the suspension is 2nd to none.
    frame is strong and confidence inspiring
    accelerates and pedals extremely well
    corners and rails through rock gardens.
    very good at dirt jumps as well.


    Weaknesses:    i think it could use an updated 1.5 head tube. to accept newer forks.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is a very nice bike. every time I try and ride other bikes, I feel there is no bike better than this bike I own. it just does almost everything well from cross country to dh/fr. even some of my friends are willing to trade their bike for mine. This frame is strong enough to last you for a year or two of constant daily abuse. This bike is also very easy to do tricks on while in the air. The frame was worth every penny I spent- one of the best decision I do not regret at all.

    PS: it also pedals like a cross country bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   windrock/bigfoot

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1400.00

    Similar Products Used:   giant reign x

    Bike Setup:   astrix huckster frame, hope hub/salsa gordo rim combo, fox 36 van, rock shox vivid 5.1, race face cranks and stem, hope brakes, straight line pedals. full suspension single speed(paul single speed chain tensioner).

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jawry a Downhiller from Brisbane, Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 2, 2009

    Strengths:    Strong, progressive suspension, fully active suspension, have not seen another in brisbane, great looking, pedals/sprints well, feels light and agile

    Weaknesses:    none so far - just take the time to tweak the suspension to suit

    Bottom Line:   
    Only been into dh for a couple of years. started off on a second hand 05 stinky. the huckster is miles ahead in rear suspension action and allows much more control. she is (relatively) light for a dh bike and pedals quite well on the inevitable bits on most dh tracks. this bike has taken my confidence to a new level.

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    Favorite Trail:   Mnt Coramba (Coffs Harbour)

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $850.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, spec bighit

    Bike Setup:   boxxer, hayes, hussefelt, mtx etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nick Schuler a Downhiller from Beaveton, Or 97005

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2008

    Strengths:    Progressive suspension, zero lateral flex. Bottomless feel. geometry. Peddle efficieny Um.. I am sure of ther are other things, but I need to ride.

    Weaknesses:    can't think of any.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is by far one of the best freeride bikes I have ever ridden. I swear it would take an act of god to bottom this frame. Bottom line, if you want a strong bike that can take anything you can dish out, buy this bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   Do I have to pick one.

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $850.00

    Purchased At:   BTI

    Similar Products Used:   Craftworks FRM 125, Specialized bighit.

    Bike Setup:   888 fork f, X9 deraileur, Single Track rims, Hussefelt cranks, truvativ box guide.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim Gibson a Downhiller from Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

    Date Reviewed: October 29, 2007

    Strengths:    Super strong frame, awesome suspension technology which feels like it never bottoms out

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    A very good bike which is very capable. Can't wait to test it out next weekend in a race!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   06 Boxxer Race, 06 Juicy 5s, Shimano 105, Holzfeller cranks/stem/bars, Silver MTX laced to Da Bomb Head Spin hubs

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ryan Pusch a Downhiller from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2007

    Strengths:    This bike it built to ride. the Moto-link suspension system is great for pivot points. It may feel heavy but when in the air this bike rides like a dirt jumper.

    Weaknesses:    It is a bit heavy but with the right fork it can make it ride like a 25LB bike.

    Bottom Line:   
    This bike is awsome. by the way it rides and looks it feels like the astrix version of the VP Free and in my books i would chose this bike over any bike accept the norco team DH (bike of the gods)...

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    Favorite Trail:   DH course at C.O.P

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $3000.00

    Purchased At:   some place in golden, B.C.

    Bike Setup:   astrix huckster, manitou 4 way swinger, manitou travis tripple 203, sram X-9, hayes mags, S-type rims.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by bob ross a Weekend Warrior from washago

    Date Reviewed: April 27, 2007

    Strengths:    great bike the first ten minutes i was on it i hucked it 6 feet and was hooked from there on

    Weaknesses:    when i purchased the frame it was missing a bolt the shock is not easy to change since you have to take apart more then one linkage

    Bottom Line:   
    this is a great frame and astrix customer service is awesome the fame feels like it ways nothing when you are pedaling and the 8 inches of rear travel just makes me wont to fligh of of anything great frame if you look hard enough you might find a deal like mine or if not just spend the money and buy this frame

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    Favorite Trail:   my back yard

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   marorcchi 888rc all sram x.o avid juicy carbon fsa pounder crank

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sean a Downhiller from Sacramento

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

    Strengths:    built like a tank!!!! can do anything on it from race to huck. it peddles great inspires me to push myself because I know that the frame can take it.

    Weaknesses:    none what so ever

    Bottom Line:   
    the coolest bike I have owned and I have gone through 3 frames in as many years. this frame is bomb proof with out a dought.

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    Favorite Trail:   all dh trails

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   peak adventures

    Similar Products Used:   mountain cycle, giant dh team, khs

    Bike Setup:   boxxer team, race face cranks, fsa bars and stem, ect dh set up

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ajay smith a Downhiller from sydney

    Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

    Strengths:    performance, price, individual suspension design[ not a ripp off of all the big players eg DW VPP]

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a bike that is capable of winning a dh race one day. then doing some freeride stuff the next day. this is the bike.
    great value and rides sooo well.
    dont right this bike off until you have ridden down the hill on one

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $2899.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   giant dh team, V10

    Bike Setup:   boxxer WC air, saint cranks, 521's, XT 4pots

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