from Flagstaff, AZ
Date Reviewed: September 29, 2009
Strengths: Super solid Frame
Weaknesses: Entry level components
This bike is awesome. Super plush on jumps and drops. Bike doesn't pedal great but what can you expect from a 45lb bike. The seat does not have much height adjustment but the Titec telescoping seat post helps a lot. The name speaks for itself.
Bike Setup: Marzocchi 888, code 203 rear, code 185 front, X9 shifter, X9 dereiler, Sram dh casset, Mavic Deetraks wheels and hubs, Truvative bash guard, Titec telescoping seat post.
from London Ontario Canada
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2009
Strengths: super strong frame... same design as a 2008 and lower frame... tires last a long time with doing alot of skids, holds up to racing well (just started racing) can take huge drops
Weaknesses: fork, brakes, grips, shifters, rear shock, rims, not so nice in rock gardins
this bike looks sweet, has plenty of travel (can take anything from a 160mm to a 203mm dual crown fork) , builds nice, nice weight, perfect for trails with alot of jumps... not so much for rock gardens
ill give it 4 chillys for value because it can get expencive to buy and replace parts
5 chillys for overall because i'm really happy with how the bike turned out
Similar Products Used: all of the norco DH bikes, giant glory's, spechalized demos, all bighit models, foes mono dh, kona's pretty much everything
Bike Setup: 07 bighit 1 frame (green), 2008 zocchi 66 rc3's, 2009 fox dhx 5.0, raceface lock on grips, diety bars, e-13 lg1 chain guide, 2009 mtx white rims, 2009 sun ringle hubs, 2009 avid codes
from Bellows Falls Vt USA
Date Reviewed: June 2, 2008
Strengths: Extreemly solid..... Well made it makes you feel like you can do anything
Weaknesses: The front fork isnt the greatest but if your just starting out it will serve you fine.
this is an awsome bike. It handles real well, many people complain about the 24' rear tire, but i personally like it. Its great for a beginner/ intermediate, downhiller/freerider The hayes disk breaks are awsome. Its bullet proof and yah
Favorite Trail: Roughrider park and cloudcroft race
Duration Product Used: 1 Year
Purchased At: Crazy Cat on Redd Road
Similar Products Used: None
Bike Setup: Stock parts
from Mount Vernon, WA
Date Reviewed: October 16, 2007
Strengths: Strong frame,
Weaknesses: Paint chips easily :( dropped on piece of metal and popped off a small piece of paint. Fork, go for an 888, add bashguard, lock-on grips, and more comfortable seat, easier on the ass...
Dope bike! Great for a beginner into the sport of freeride. Taken to a lot of really fast trails and she's been able to keep up with the best. Been dropped, thrown, flipped, it's seen a lot and its still moving. Here's the DL, Good for the price, spend a lil more and do some upgrading, then your set to mob tough!!! Get it... buy it dude... buy it... dude... buy it...
5 chili's for value 4 chili's for overall because there are better bikes, but not for this price
Similar Products Used: big hit fsr2, fsr3, giant faith, kona stab garbanzo, old school schwinn straight 6
Bike Setup: 888 and add wheels replacing brakes asap
from San Francisco, CA
Date Reviewed: September 22, 2007
Strengths: the price frame geometry travel tires
Weaknesses: fork shock chain-guide
This bike is a great first dh/fr bike, especially if you can get it for under one grand. Ok at pedaling. Nothing like a cross country or all-mountain bike, but if you gotta ride a fireroad or something to get to a trail, you can do it on this bike.
The forks and shock on the bike are pretty bad. Great to start with,but after a while, you'll realize that you wanna move up to something plusher.
Bike Setup: lock on grips, factory dh 2.5s, and juicy 7s. everything else stock
from san pedro
Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007
Strengths: great frame can take anything. great rear suspension. some good componets. fair price. great frame to start on
Weaknesses: brakes!!! while they fell fine on the test run on the trial two fingers are nessisary. forks could be alot better either too stiff or bottom out too easy.i broke a pivot bearing about 2 months of hard riding but i think that was just a defect.
would buy this bike agin. will recomend it to anyone. great place to start.buy it!!.
from barrington ,illinois, united states of america
Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007
Strengths: good frame and componets i really like the frame it is bullet proof the fork is ok i am gonna put a marzocchi 66 or rockshox domain on it later, the rear shock is good i just need a stronger spring cause of my weight i weigh around 160 if that i lik
Weaknesses: the fork bottoms out easily even with 40 psi on a 5 stair and the grips are uncomfortable and it is real heavy but keep in mind its a freeride bike and the chain stay is pretty weak
its a great freeride bike i recomend it it is really upgradeable and perfect for a first freeride bike
Similar Products Used: Kona Stinky, Gt Idrive7 2.0, Kona Coiler.
Bike Setup: Hayes Sole and Hozfeller stem. Everything else is stock.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: May 29, 2007
Strengths: excellent frame: can't fault the suspension or pedalling setup. good brakes, can't go wrong with juicy's. sweet red hubs, and the gearing (X7) seems ok, maybe a little slow, but better then shimano i've tried.
Weaknesses: the fork is bloody hard to set up right: the pressures on the website are too hard. and it is 160mm while the back is 190mm, so it doesn't quite balance
i like. alot. the forks will be upgraded at some point, but they do the job for me at the moment: i'm justing getting into some dh and freeride. i got it at 20% off, but even at the full price, it is a steal.
I'm hoping within the next month I will be buying a new bike. I'm thinking about a BigHit FSR I. What do you think of the bike? How does it ride and feel? Are there any components on the bike that have a tendency to break? Any other info would be great. I will use the Bike at Diablo Freeride park. I ... Read More »
I plan on buying an 08 BigHit FSR 1 and want to know if its a good bike. Can anyone tell me how the suspension feels and over all is it a good Freeride or downhill bike. I also want to upgrade the front fork to a manitou dorado. Would the dorado be good for the bike or would it screw up the bikes ge ... Read More »