Azonic AZ-7 XC Hardtail

4.6/5 (15 Reviews)
Weight : 2.10 lbs


Product Description

  • XTROLITE-G7 material
  • Removeable derailleur hanger
  • Disk brake only
  • Lighter & stronger than traditional aluminum frames


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Reviews 1 - 15 (15 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Baderass a Cross Country Rider from Phx, AZ

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight for a metal frame. Same weight as carbon! WOW. Lively like steel frames, but compliant in the rear. ie, wont hurt your arse

Weaknesses:    Headtube diameter. Can NOT use a zero stack or semi-integrated headset. Front gusset could've been a bit bigger

Bottom Line:   
I can never get over how light this frame is. I was a little scared of it at first, cuz I thought I would destroy it. I ride aggresive XC... Well, I ride outside the envelope of everything I swing a leg over. So far the frame has held up beautifuly. No brake squeel from the seatstay, and oh yeah... ITS INCREDIBLY LIGHT WEIGHT!!! 22 lbs as spec'd. A little flex in the rear, so it doesn't beat the crap out your butt.

Yes this frame does have a little lateral flex. VERY little, not enough to speak of really, but I'm a stickler for the truth.

Only thing I don't like is the head tube size. Only good for traditional headset. No integrated or semi-integrated. Oh well.

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Favorite Trail:   100

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Wheel world

Similar Products Used:   OLD 1997 Specialized A-1 Comp

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Corsa, Hope X2 brakes, XTR, Sun Ringle Black Flag Pro wheels, Bronson 2.1 race tubeless tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cam cunneen a Weekend Warrior from clearwater fl

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2010

Strengths:    very strong,and light!!!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The bike is awsome!!!It weighs 18.5 pounds......

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Favorite Trail:   road

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   clearwater cycles

Similar Products Used:   PZ,Raceing

Bike Setup:   PZ raceing riserbars,sraightline stem,nuke carbonfork,Sram XO redwin shifters,Avid bb7,203,mm hope roters,FSA,K force carboncranks,Hope ceramic bottom bracket,Hope ceramic headset,SDG,I Fly Saddle,Kore I beam post,Hope clamp,Vuelta XRP,Teamlite wheels,Maxxis 1.5 Xenlth tyres,Sram XO redwin deuiraler,Sram pg970 cassette,9 speed....

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ian malcolm a Cross Country Rider from ireland

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2009

Strengths:    lightweight.

Weaknesses:    the back of the frame wont stop vibrating loudly since i put avid juicy fives on it 3 months ago, it didnt do this when i had xt disc brakes?????

Bottom Line:   
why is the frame vibrating so loudly??? can anyone help me with this issue as this is very annoying since i paid alot of money for it.its come to the point where i wont use the rear brakes,cause the vibrating is so loud??

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Favorite Trail:   cross country

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $580.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction cycle

Bike Setup:   xt chain set, xt transmission, avid juicy 5`s. reba forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by migs647 a Cross Country Rider from Oregon

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2009

Strengths:    Light as hell, stronger than you can imagine. If I didn't know any better I'd say this was carbon fiber... that's how light this frame is. The first time I picked it up I started laughing.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
If you can find this frame... I am telling you to jump on it. Don't even think about it. If you have the money get it. Even if you have a complete bike and see this frame, get it. You won't regret it.

..... a little birdy tells me this frame might be coming back to the market.... keep your eyes open.

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Favorite Trail:   Black Rock / Hagg Lake

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Local

Similar Products Used:   Other hardtails...

Bike Setup:   Azonic AZ-7, Chris King Headset, Azonic Nitro FR Crank, RockShox Tora 100mm Air, SRAM x.9 derailuers, SRAM x.0 shifters, bb7 brakes, Azonic Magnesium Peddles, Mavic XC wheels, Azonic Barretta Stem, Sunline v2 bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stsdroog a Cross Country Rider from Denver

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2009

Strengths:    Super light! Super Stiff!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I was a bit nervous to get this frame with the limited amount of information about it online. I found it on ebay for 200 with 20 shipping and jumped on it. Man am I ever glad that i did! This frame is worth well beyond what i paid for it! I still can't figure out why there isn't very much info on this frame out here on the web or why more people aren't building this up as a light weight XC bike. Final weight on my build is just at 20 lbs.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   giant XTC

Bike Setup:   XT m770 cranks, XTR M971 front der, XTR M971 rear der, XTR M970 shifters, Thompson seatpost and (X4) stem, EC90, 08 flight, bb7's, avid SD Ti, DT Swiss XR1 wheelset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Freemtnrider a Racer from L.I. N.Y.

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2008

Strengths:    Light, 2.92 on my scale(18.5). Stiff, real stiff. Unbelievable power transfer and acceleration. Flat anodizing looks killer and eliminates the need to face the HT and BB before installation.

Weaknesses:    If your not a racer this may be too stiff for you. I found a burr in side the seat tube below where I could feel with my fingers so, I wrecked the first seat post I used. good thing i didn't install a carbon post first. Some filing took care of it.

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a new bike to race for the 09' season and pulled the trigger on the AZ-7. This frame is all business and business is good! no fender or rack eyelets or even V-brake studs on this rocket so it wont be mistaken for a big brand all in one frame. I've pounded this bike through rock gardens that I do on DH rigs and gotten it up to 42mph on gnarly shale downhills and its not the least bit twitchy. Its so much stiffer and lighter than any AL frame I have ridden. As stiff as carbon but still has that lively feel of a metal frame. However, I cant help but wonder, would be less harsh if it had s-bend seat stays? I was blown away at how fast it gets up to speed. The geometry is just right for racing and does great climbing. I've tried both 80 and 100mm settings on a u-turn reba and the 100mm seems to give it the best angles. This is the only XC bike I have considered upgrading to a 7inch front rotor which tells me I must be carrying much more speed than on other bikes. Very flick-able, it rolls over in turns nicely though lately I've been wanting a larger front tire to keep from pushing but thats probably the tire and not the frame. You simply cant beat this frame and no other XC frames out there look as bad ass, I mean, its got a skull on the HT!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   From Azonic

Similar Products Used:   Any 6000 or 7000 series AL frames and Carbon frames.

Bike Setup:   Reba team 100mm, Avid Jucy7, Sram 9.0/x.0 Drive train. Truvative stylo cranks, American Classic disc hubs 3x to Ritchey OCR rims taped for tubeless maxxis ignitors. Easton monkey lite lowrise bars and EC70 seat post, Oval stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Madmtber a Racer from Rhinelander WI

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2008

Strengths:    Extremely light and a great Price!

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This frame is extremely light and extremely tough and strong!!!!! i absolutely love this frame.i would definately buy this frame again, its worth every penny and so much more!

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Azonic Az-7 frame, manitou r-7 fork, race face deus xc cranks,xtr rear derailleur chain cassette and shifter, hayes hfx 9 dydro brakes, wtb laserdisc wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adrian a Racer from Ploiesti/Romania

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2008

Strengths:    as light as carbon,cheap,strong,good geometry.can you ask for more ?

Weaknesses:    lack of availability in Europe.

Bottom Line:   
it's just the best deal out there,i won't replace it for anything.Is's carbon light and if you crash it it won't break like carbon in the worst case scenario it will dent but not break.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   azonic

Bike Setup:   85mm reba team,sram x0/x9,xt cranks,juicy 5 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from CA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2008

Strengths:    Awsome frame for the bucks. Light - the 18.5 was only slightly heavier than the advertised price (weighing it on my works postal/shipping scales).

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I really like this frame - I'm 5'8 with a 31 inseam and the 18.5 frame fits me great. I use a 100mm Reba on it and the geometry makes for a great fun single track bike. I've been really impressed with this frame and I've put it through a pounding including stuff that I should only be doing on my dually. It just feels really responsive, fast, controllable, comfortable - not really sure to sum it up - but I'm spending more time on this bike than any of my others.
I'm very glad I choose this frame for my build! If I ever manage to break it doing the stupid stuff I'm doing on it, I would not hesitate to buy another one - for the fun I've already had on it - worth every cent!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Blue Sky


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ricardo Vasquez a Cross Country Rider from Quito, Ecuador

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2008

Strengths:    Light, looks great, rigid

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
First ride, i bought the frame and got it today, couldnt wait to setting my bike up, first impressions:

its very light but not 2.1 pounds as they claim, I weighted it: 2.82 pounds for the 16.5" frame, yet very light.

Didnt like the fact that there´s no paint job but azonic stickers and that it didnt come with the seatpost clamp.

Also, the seat post clamp and front derrailleur clamp is 31.8 mm !!! I almost buy a 28.6 mm xt front derrailleur. Azonic´s web page has wrong information.

I would give it 5 flamin´chilis ´cause its light and wont hurt your pocket, but i just HATE IT when the information is not correct, and in a XC frame there´s no joking about weight, lost some confidence about azonic being a serious brand!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   FRAMES: Felt rxc team, stumpjumper, GT avalanche2

Bike Setup:   shimano mostly xt and some lx

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kayhan arica a Racer from Turkey

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2008

Strengths:    very rigid, light and affordable

Bottom Line:   
The price of this frame is very attractive, compared with corbon or other light frames. I never used corbon frames so I can not compare with them but I can easily say that the rigidity of az-7 frame is better than my old aliminium 4 pound weighted frame.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   amazon

Similar Products Used:   corratec race

Bike Setup:   tektro brakes shiamano xt components maxxis 310 tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Herb Bastin a Weekend Warrior from Decatur, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2007

Strengths:    Extremely lightweight. 3 lbs with seatpost collar.

Weaknesses:    Wish it had V-brake bosses

Bottom Line:   
A wicked riding bike. 1 pound lighter than my Stumpjumper! I wish I had the time to get into racing - I would love racing with this bike. As it is, I'm moving on to a heavier full suspension bike setup.

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Favorite Trail:   Covington, GA

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper, Rockhopper, Giant ATX-980, Jamis Coda (upgraded)

Bike Setup:   SID fork, XT components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam George a Cross Country Rider from Grass Valley, California, USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Looks good so far..
3.025 Lbs (1372g) on my postal scale for a 18.5" with replaceable hanger and plastic hose guide clips. (close enough to the claimed 2.9 I guess)
It has just enough tire clearance to clear a Continental Diesel 2.5 (measuring 2.4" wide on a Sun Single Track rim)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Bike Setup:   Haven't built it up yet

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from San Rafael, CA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2007

Strengths:    SUPER light!, strong, cool look

Weaknesses:    only 2 sizes

Bottom Line:   
This is a friggen amazing bike! its a prototype, but we bought it from azonic, and i LOVE it! it weighs around 23-24 lbs, and accelerates like a rocket! the first race i had, i was on my old bike, and i got 22nd place, and then the second race, i had this and i got 7th place! this bike is the best xc bike ive ever had! get it

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   from azonic

Similar Products Used:   azonic evo, and others

Bike Setup:   fox f100rlc, 317 wheelset, xtr rd, lx hollow cranks, lx fd, xt shifters, bb7 brakes, eggbeater pedals, easton carbon bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Corey Long a Weekend Warrior from Martinez, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2007

Strengths:    Very light, stiff, handles great, cheap for lightweight.

Weaknesses:    comes only in a 16.5 and 18.5 size frame :(

Bottom Line:   
Frickin...awesome...FRAME :) :)...anyone looking to tear up the woods and freestyle slopes at 30 MPH should definately grab this frame before it's gone. its as light as a carbon frame, but u dont get that omg this bikes about to break feeling. plus its a hardtail so when those uphill's come there are no worries of extra work

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Favorite Trail:   FATS

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   DEMO

Bike Setup:   i dont remember

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