This bike is an amazing bike i love it is the best bike in the world :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ^_^ ^_^ XD
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: November 13, 2009
Strengths: Stiff frame with no lateral movement, Awesome colour choices, Fun
Weaknesses: Frame paint easily scratched, Cable routing to close to frame at head tube area leading to rubbing and paint loss
This bike is brilliant. So many applications. I put the seat up and go for an XC ride back down again to Jump, 4x, Downhill and light free ride. Buy this if you are a hard tail rider affraid of loosing the sprint charactistics of a hard tail but want to cushion that hard tail ridgidity upon landing or casing. She be heavier than a hard tail but you wont notice as you will be having to much fun.
from Columbus, Ohio, USA
Date Reviewed: January 15, 2009
Strengths: Responsive, just the right amount of squish, durable as hell
Weaknesses: Heavy, but heavy and durability go hand in hand, so what can you do?
This bike is amazing, smooths out the landing so you feel like you're going over jumps on a couch, but it's still as responsive as most dirt jumper hardtails out there. Best bike I've ever owned (though I just bought a Transition Blindside, so we'll see where that goes!)
Strengths: Everything, looks amazing! feels like a hard tail untll u land, it can take big hits, wont bottom out, light depending on how u build it, strong and sturdy
Weaknesses: i have not found anything yet and i don't think i ever will
BUY THIS BIKE!!!! it is the best bike i have ever ridden and i have ridden a lot, before i bought this bike i thought it was a stupid little small travel useless bike, but believe me i was wrong, i sold my DH bike and my hard tail because really all u need is one transition double.
Similar Products Used: 2004 Specialized P-street, 2008 Giant STP, 2007 Gary Fisher PHD
Bike Setup: Pike fork, shimano LX. fox rp23, Juicy brakes
from perth australia
Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008
Strengths: ^ price was frame and shok only.
evrything, super stiff, no lateral movement in the swingarm, literally feels like a hardtail and lands like a dually. light bike for my setup.
Weaknesses: none as of yet and i doubt there will be.
i use this bike as my 4cross/duel slalom racer and also my dirt jumper, it is an amazing bike as said before, it really does pedal, mono, jump, ride and rail like a hardtail.
its not till you land a jump that you feel the suspension activate and take the edge off the sometimes harsh landings of a baeten trak or some of the other obstacles you may find in some rough duelly tracks.
i would recomend this bike to anyone who wanted a 4cross bike that doubles as a dirtjumper and can take both beatings wanting more.
if i kood give it more chillis i wood.
Bike Setup: argyle 318 forks, fox rp23 shok, juicy 5's, single speed, dt swiss wheelset, holzfeller headset and bars, odi lok on grips, we the people krank set, euro bb, fly pealds, running about 200psi in the rear shoks with slightly higher wieght oil in the forks.
from japan fukuoka
Date Reviewed: October 24, 2007
Strengths: the over all fell of the bike is great. it really is a hard tail untill you land a jump and the rear end takes away every thing. its very siff i set it up with no sag so it feels very nimble and light, yet on the trail it doesent bounce like a hard tail and its plush on the transition of jumps and drops. its unreal.
Weaknesses: a little heavier than my jackel but on the jumps its very light and fast.
i have onley had it a week but the geometery is very close to my jackel so it was a natural transition. i set it up with no sag to give it a hard tail feel. i weigh 220 and the roco air has no problem about harsh bottom outs. i set it up with about 200-230 psi and it seems great. with 200psi it was very responsive on the trail and in berms but for bigger doubles 230psi feels better on the landings.for street and skater park so far i dont know,the shock moves on bunny hops and abubakas so i think a hard tail is better but once i spend more time on it that might change. i also want to try this frame with a coil over shock to see witch is better. this is my first air shock and it has a unnatural feel compared to a coil shock. over all its geat .
With the help of a machinist who specialized in bike stuff, I did this very warranty-nullifying conversion from the Zee single ring crank, to a quite functional double.
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