Azonic B52 Freeride Full Suspension

4.71/5 (7 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Aircraft quality 6061 aluminum tubing
  • Four bar horst link design
  • Fully active under pedaling and braking


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by longviewjunkie a Weekend Warrior from Portland, Oregon USA

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2011

Strengths:    Strength, Suspension Platform, Looks Cool

Weaknesses:    Paint, Stickers, Shimano derailers hitting the FSR and being louder than hell. Switched to Sram.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike from a friend who had it set up for DH, I wanted a do it all bike so I put on an air shock and single crown fork. This bike is a lot of fun to ride. It pedals pretty nice if I am not in a hurry. I know people kind of bash on these bikes because they are a 'generic' type frame, but it's a solid bike. On my super scientific bathroom scale I have mine at 34 pounds. I like being able to shuttle, or go on an all day ride and have a blast each time.

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Favorite Trail:   Angry Pirate, Sandy Ridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Stinky, Vp Free, Coiler

Bike Setup:   2008 B-52, Fox DHX 5 Air, Fox 36 Talas, Srma X-0 Shifter, Azonic Outlaw Wheels, Shimano Brakes and Cranks, Gamut Chain Guide, Sunline Bars...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by craigmiles a Weekend Warrior from Whitley Bay. UK

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2010

Strengths:    Lite weight,stiff rear end and a great price for a
top piece of kit.


Weaknesses:    The name azonic, the cheap stickers and the slightly
odd geometry.


Bottom Line:   
Bought the frame on a budget when getting in to the DH/freeride scene and the geometry did take some getting used to after riding a cannondale gemini for around 2 years but now feels wicked. Bargain.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Bill, red route

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Demo 8 and big hit.

Bike Setup:   66ata,e13,funn,sun mtx 39ers on hope2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by if the bikes looks good its probly is good a Downhiller from england

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2010

Strengths:    i was shocked at how light it was

Weaknesses:    the name azonic

Bottom Line:   
i paid 270£ for the frame and then spent about 1,600 give or take,and its far better than a iron hourse sunday and i used it more racing than my demo 8

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Favorite Trail:   fort william

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   pinkbike

Bike Setup:   fox 40s and carbon brakes just the best of the best

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by glassphisheye a Downhiller from El Paso TX

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent design, low center of gravity and limited brake jack. The frame is byrly and real stiff with the 12mm through axle. Even though Azonic outsources their frame production, I still believe that this is a quality product.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavier than what I am used to riding and the headtube could be a bit slacker, but I'm not complaining; it's still a rad ride.

Bottom Line:   
This frame is competitive in pricing but doesn't seem to compromise in quality. The 07 apparently had tire rub issues but they have been resolved and I can't find a flaw.

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Favorite Trail:   Rough Rider Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Revolution Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big-Hit, Diamondback XTS, Raleigh Ram, Ironhorse SGS, Diamondback mission, etc... I've broken them all.

Bike Setup:   Azonic B-52, with white outlaw wheels and a 66 lite up front.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by matt a Downhiller from glenmont by

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2008

Strengths:    extremely light and agile frame. Geometry is spot on for northeast riding. HT angle could be a lil more slack for stability on the steeper stuff but over all its fine. Frame is super stiff and you can never go wrong with a horst link!

Weaknesses:    none so far other than the stickers not being clear coated so they peel easy

Bottom Line:   
bike decends great. Get one you won't be dissapointed.

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Favorite Trail:   alpine

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   spec demo, big hit

Bike Setup:   888 wc, roco wc, various other downhill gadgetry

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stella Belly a Weekend Warrior from Cannock

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2008

Strengths:    Stiff, fast, light n looks better than a big pair o glass heels n plastic knockers.

Weaknesses:    Don't have a kebab or can holder on da top tube.

Bottom Line:   
This frame can turn a kook into a champ, it nearly did with me. It eats bumps like I eat donnas n is as smooth as I dream me birds chin was. When I launch uncontrolled off da lip me rig seems to know I is a starchy c**t and lowers me to the ground as if by magic. A and E have almost forgot me name since I got this rig. The angles are puckarer than a pie and with a Roco I can do a 147 lockdown and climb like a fat monkey after a big bunch o bananas. Me friends have offered goes on their women in exchange for a burn! Buy one and pound the trail.

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Favorite Trail:   Brown tunnel

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   speed n chrome

Similar Products Used:   Bottlerocket, Kona stinkbomb, Giant gloomy.

Bike Setup:   I has got all top tackle onboard cuz I rob me boss daily n blow it all at Chainreaction nightly.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Downhiller from Mexico

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2007

Strengths:    Horst link system(no brake jack)
No pedal bob
7.5 inches of plush travel it´ll take every jump, and huck
Really stiff frame
Stable in the air
Aprox 17-18kg


Weaknesses:    None till this day
Cheap stickers(not complaining though)


Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. It´s a hybird between a freeride and downhill bike(not 7" not 8" but 7.5"). Light enough to go uphill decently and be agile for freeride. Decent geometry, no brakejack and tough for downhill.

Buy it, you won´t be disappointed.

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Favorite Trail:   Ajusco

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3300.00

Purchased At:   (price for full bike not the frame)

Similar Products Used:   Stinky deluxe 2006
Mountain Cycle Sin 2005


Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Roco World Cup(it comes with the frame)
Marzocchi 888RC2
E-thirteen chainguide
Avid Juicy Seven brakes

Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

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