Add an Intense Tazer HT Frame to the quiver and dial it in for your focus-demanding, nerve-requiring, two-wheeled discipline. Install reliable, heavy-duty components and exceed maximum amplitude on dirt jumps, murder the Tazer out and boost it off stair gaps on midnight urban adventures, or build the HT up with a smart mix of feathery parts and explore the limits of traction on a 4X course. Whatever your intentions, the Tazer's proven angles, stout, manipulated 6061 T-6 aluminum tubing, and vers
Strengths: Strong lightish stiff able to set up how ever
Weaknesses: I only want to ride this bike. I have a new Ellsworth method frame sitting at home collecting dust
I love this bike and for everything. I do north star Pacifica all the jumps, Santa Cruz Pleasanton bmx track street and some trials on this. I'm about 5'6" 150lbs with a light touch. Ive had lots off bikes and this is my favorite
Similar Products Used: Ellsworth specialist, moment, sc camealion, bullit, super 8 foes fly
Bike Setup: RS argyle rct solo air,red king head set and bb, xtr cranks,xo brakes with 8" hope gottic rotors, mavic crossmax sx wheels(just ordered I9 enduro) but love the sx's, Thompson Master pice seat post, azonic pedals, high roller2.35 lust tubeless rear tire nevagal 2.35 f, altas fr bar red, single speed 32x18 25lbs or 24 with micro nobies. Black frame
a Weekend Warrior
from Philadelphia, PA, USA
Weaknesses: tire clearance, but the frame is pre-2.5 Muddy Mary days
This setup turns this bike into a freight train, but it's still nimble enough to carve trails. I bought it kitted out for DJ, but I'm lightening the build to race DS next season. This frame is a legend, will never part with it. Have heard horror stories of BB shell separation when the frame is used for unintended purposes but this thing is stiiiiiiff.
Bike Setup: THE TANK
Marzocchi DJ1 2003 (switching soon)
Truv Holzfeller Bar & Stem 2009
Truv Holzfeller OCT Crank & Howitzer BB
E.13 LG1 Chainguide
Shimano DX Pedals
SRAM X.9 Shifter and RD
Hope Mono V2 Brakes (moto-worthy, but switching soon)
Race Face XY Post w/ SDG Ti Fly Saddle
Sun Ringle Doubletracks (switching to Mavic Crsmx SX 2007)
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: February 14, 2009
Weaknesses: CANT FIT A 2.35 HIGHROLLER STUPID
I would buy this bike again if I did not want to fit a bigger tire. all and all its fun b
Strengths: Stiff as a mother. Sprints like its on crack.
Weaknesses: not as light as I would like. frame is about 6 pounds. I wish they could have taken some material out to make it around 5 pounds but the extra pound makes it stiff in the headtube and bb area
The only two week things on this frame is the weight of the frame and the cost(1000 retail) if you can buy one used or through a shop trying to get rid of one then get it. You will not be sorry if you do, if you are looking for a bike thats designed for gate racing then this is it
Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz V10, Intense M3, New Santa Cruz V10, Santa Cruz Chamelion
Bike Setup: Hardtail
a Weekend Warrior
from Bothell, WA
Date Reviewed: July 1, 2004
Strengths: The geometry of this frame is the best I've ever rode. The frame tracks awesome. It's light weight (relatively) & burley.
Weaknesses: Maybe the price if you pay retail. It's a shorter frame which isn't a weakness for me but could be for some.
I couldn't be happier with the frame. I don't know why more people don't post a review. The price is for the complete bike by the way. Also, mine is a 2003 but I don't think there's any differences. Then again, there's not much info out there on this awesome bike. I'm somewhere just above a beginner but below intermediate so I don't have the skills to take this frame to it's limits but I think I would break long before the bike would. I've only taken it for one ride so far so maybe I'll post another review in a few months after some good drops. This bike is is MUCH more fun than the Uzzi ever was.
I'm trying to build a nice dirt jump bike to pose with since I don't know how to clear those things, but I can try... to look nice. Already have a 36 Float, Codes, will be using my DT 1750 wheels, all in white, and E13 cranks.
Comes down to two frames,
Santa Cruz Jackals, white
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Just bought a Tazer HT frame, to build up a wee playbike, something for pump tracks and learnign skills and generally having fun on. Will probably 1x9 it, at least for starters.
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