Chumba Racing VF2 XC Full Suspension

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $6495.00


Product Description

  • Fork: Fox F120 RLC or Fox 32 Talas 140 RLC
  • Stem: Syncros
  • Seat Post: Thomson
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR 11-34
  • Handlebar: FSA Gravity Carbon


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Juan Davila a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2013

Strengths:    Cuadro muy cómodo y liviano lo cual es bueno para montar y para cargar, la geometría es excelente el cuadro corto la convierte en una bici muy ágil precisa y divertida, baja sumamente bien parece tener más recorrido en la posterior de lo que realmente tiene, las suspensiones en bajada trabajan realmente bien, es muy ágil como buena 26.

Weaknesses:    En subida se pierde un poco por la suspensión posterior y el triángulo posterior de carbon suena un poco lo cual es extraño; el montaje para la suspensión delantera es 1 1/8 lo que limita a ciertas suspensiones actualmente es más fácil conseguir una tapered.

Bottom Line:   
Perfecta bicicleta de enduro y con un diseño hermoso, las soldaduras realmente llaman la atención para mi la mejor bici que he tenido, es realmente cómoda y divertida, a más de ser muy seria al momento de tomar senderos en especial en bajada; el peso al rededor de las 26 libras y mejorable.

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Favorite Trail:   El Plateado

Duration Product Used:   6 meses

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   base extreme el cuad

Similar Products Used:   Gt idrive 5 5.0
Rocky Mountain Slayer


Bike Setup:   Grupo XT en mandos, tensores y frenos; discos XTR de 160 y 203 mm.
Cranks Race face Evolve con centro fsa ceramico.
Timon Racer Face Next, Codo Race Face Evolve.
Poste Tomson.
Suspenciones Fox RP23 y Float RL 140mm.
Aros y Manzanas DT swiss onix con llantas Continental Mountain King.
Pedales crankbrothers candy

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2012

Strengths:    Responsive, light, strong as all hell, looks good

Weaknesses:    Pivot bolts susceptible to stripping because they're made of aluminum

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike for about 3 years now and the only problem I've had were some squeaky pivots which when i tried to fix by washing the pivot bushing i stripped the aluminum bolts putting them back in...it's a lot easier than one would think as they strip quite easily.

Besides that though this thing has withstood miles and miles of xc, hot and dry dusty Colorado trails with mad amounts of rock and it has further endured a move to vancouver with steep wet roots and what not. I've taken it to Silverstar in Vernon and I took it down some of their less forgiving trails and my VF2 endured it all!

Very satisfied.

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Favorite Trail:   downtown, silverstar

Duration Product Used:   3 years or so

Similar Products Used:   Yeti 575, Norco Shore, Chumba F5


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by kghag a Cross Country Rider from planet earth

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2011

Strengths:    -rides well
-reasonable weight
-low price



Weaknesses:    -over-sized seat tube
-horrible customer service


Bottom Line:   
Chumba quality control sucks (if there even is any).
Chumba customer service sucks.
Wish I would have spent my money on a different brand frame.

The seat tube on the frame I purchased was over sized, clearly a manufacturing defect. Yet when contacted about this problem CHUMBA initially declined to deal with it. After awhile they decided to "take care" of the problem for me, however it took them over three months to get me a new front triangle (sent it in before Memorial Day, didn't get it back until after Labor Day). Basically lost the whole riding season.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Owned - KHS AM (4", 5" or 6"faux bar/walking beam single pivot), Ironhorse MKIII (5" DW link), Intense Spider 2 (5"ish VPP 2). Ridden may others.

Bike Setup:   Current setup - F120 in the front and the stock RP23 in the back. Sram x-9 drive (except SLX front der), Formula Oro Bianco stoppers, DT Swiss 240s/4.2d wheels.
Previous setups - I have also ridden it with a Talas 32 (100-140) and a Sektor Uturn (110-150) on the front. As well as a Manitou Evolver ISX-6 Intrinsic on the back.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by joe_cool a Cross Country Rider from Riverview, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: October 18, 2011

Strengths:    Agile, relatively light and strong. Perfect desing and good looks.

Weaknesses:    The Fox RP23 shock, better options are Fox DHX-5 or Cane Creek

Bottom Line:   
I had two bikes before buying the Chumba VF2. a 29er Stumpy and a Foes FXR. I had trial identity issues. I love to ride fast(used 29er) at times then I also love to rip the tough terrian or hit big drops. (used the Foes FXR) The Chumba allows me to do both! I jump it off a 15 FOOT drop and then rip the cross country trails. I have had the bike for 1.5 years with no issues. The bike handles anything I need it to do. It always stops people on the trails. Chumba caters to the custom builder like me. The people at Chumba are passionate about their product and customers. You truly get a bike with unlimited options and Chumba is flexible to deliver a complete bike or hey, just take the frame and build it the way you want. ALL for a reasonable price in comparison to top line builds from the competition.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos, Ocala, FL

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Chumba Direct

Similar Products Used:   Giant Reign, Specialized Stumpjumper, Foes FXR

Bike Setup:   2011 Fox Talas, Sram XO shifters, der., and cassette. Race Face Dues XC crank. Chris King bottom bracket, headset and Hubs. Race face carbon bar.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Svard75 a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent quality, Geometry, and Components. Lateral rigidity, Point and Shoot accuracy, The fact that you could put a 120 - 160mm fork on the front and it maintains geometry. The rear suspension is very linear thru out it's travel. Love the attention to detail and the anodized bolts are very strong. No frame creak even after 1 year.

Weaknesses:    Chumba's customer service

Bottom Line:   
The bike itself is amazing. Eats up trails and gnarly ST like butter. Unfortunately Chumba's customer service needs improvements.

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood Hills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Bike Zone (Barrie)

Similar Products Used:   KHS xc team, Titus X, Rocky Mountain Element

Bike Setup:   Easton, Thompson and Pro cockpit, RS Reba XX fork 120 Maxle, Easton Havok wheelset, SRAM X.0 Red drivetrain, XT FD, Raceface Deus CS.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate3510 a Weekend Warrior from Sacramneto, CA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, the looks, a stiff frame, and great suspension action.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
I got this frame direct from Alan and Jason at Chumba and it was the purchasing experience I have ever had. I will never own any other brand of bike.
I have been on this bike for about 6 months and it has been the best six months of mountain biking I have ever had and I have been mountain biking since 1989. One thing I have noticed is that I only hear the bumps, I dont feel anything. Its fun to look down and see the CCDB doing its thing and not feel anything.
On my last bike I was somewhat scared to dive into the corners but with the VF2 you cant help but to push it to the limit, this bike begs you to take it to the limit!!
All I can say is BUY IT you will not regret it, it is the best value on the market today and you will also receive the best customer service in the industry!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Chumba

Similar Products Used:   Transition Covert

Bike Setup:   Dual air Pike, Cane Creek Double Barrel, 4.2D wheelset with hope hubs, Juicy 7 brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tundraline a Cross Country Rider from Lyons, CO

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2010

Strengths:    I've been riding this bike for 2 years, which replaced a Chumber XCL. Like the XCL, this bike climbs very well and is extremely stable going downhill. Nothing has gone wrong in 2 years of riding something like 2,000 miles of singletrack. The VF2 is lighter than the XCL, and in my opinion rides smoother than the XCL, perhaps due to damping produced by the carbon stays.

Weaknesses:    None come to mind.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike and value for the money. Easily outperforms similarly-priced bikes, and performs just as well as more expensive custom bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Hall Ranch

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Intense Spyder, Turner Sultan, Specialized Stumpjumper, Yeti 575, Intense 5.5, Chumba XCL.

Bike Setup:   Talas front shock/fork; Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock; Mavic Crossmax SL wheels; Shiman XTR drive train; Avid Juicy 5 brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chefbigdaddy a Cross Country Rider from San Diego

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2010

Strengths:    Incredible ride, not too mushy but takes away all of the bumps without losing effiecency.

Weaknesses:    Still waiting for one to show up

Bottom Line:   
I got the frame directly from the factory and the guys there couldn't have been nicer. The frame looks awesome and the ride is even better. The best way to describe it is that sometimes you just hear the bumps, you don't even feel them. It climbs as good as my Superlight but is much better when the hill goes down. If you ever get a chance to ride one, make sure you have the $$$ to buy one!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Factory

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Straight 6, Santa Cruz Superlight

Bike Setup:   Sram X9, Magura Durin MD120, Hope Brakes, RP 23

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Albert DeSilver a Cross Country Rider from Woodacre, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2010

Strengths:    bomber on the downhills, really appreciate buying direct from the factory and discussing with the builders. I seem to be the only one in Northern CA with A Chumba--Now I'm here to spread the gospel!

Weaknesses:    can't find any yet--but just been out on a couple rides

Bottom Line:   
I was stunned riding this bike on the downhills, the stability is amazing. The faster you go through the rock gardens the better it handles. Truly blew my mind. Still getting used to the climbing with all that suspension, as I'm coming off 10 years of riding a Titanium Litespeed. All in good time.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Factory

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth Moment & Epiphany, Trek Fuel 8

Bike Setup:   Fox float front, Double Barrel Coil Shock rear, XT all around, Avid Elixr Brakes, SUn Ringle Wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jpdrums a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, FL, USA

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, Great Looking, Great Fit and Finish

Weaknesses:    RP23 Takes some tweaking to work well with this bike. Get the Cane Creek if you can afford it.

Bottom Line:   
Wow. Unbelievable handling. I owned an XCL for the last year and really liked that bike a lot and then saw the VF2 and fell in love with it. First off , let me say that this bike works amazing with a coil setup. The Vanilla QR15 RLC is a perfect fork for this bike due to the fact that the front end can get a bit lively with a normal 9MM setup. I miss the XCL once in a while when I'm bombing down a drop but otherwise I'm pretty satisfied and this really is the bike I have been looking for. As usual , Chumba svc is great and those guys will answer any questions you have. The only slight complaint I have is that the RP23 is not the perfect shock for this bike. I will be switching to the Cane Creek Double Barrel as soon as finances permit. ... I will try and post another review later but jeez... This frame is amazing.

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Favorite Trail:   Ridgeline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1349.00

Purchased At:   Local Retailer

Similar Products Used:   XCL

Bike Setup:   2010 Vanilla 32 QR15, Hope Mono Mini Brakes, Deus XC Cranks, Chris King/DT Swiss 4.2D Wheelset,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leeko a Cross Country Rider from Palos Park, IL, US

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2009

Strengths:    Fit and finish. Carbon rear Triangle. Coil suspenders: Cane Creek DB and Lyrik Coil. Balance. Hyrdoformed frame.

Weaknesses:    I do notice a little flex in the drivetrain/rear triangle

Bottom Line:   
I loved my XCL with Fox 5air and Pike Dual air. The VF2 with coils is in a different league. I will never go back to air shocks. The bike is very balanced, it makes one want to ride faster and attack terrain. I think the carbon rear triangle takes the edge off compared to the ping-y feel of aluminum. I think that Chumba is really on to something with taking a light weight frame and mating it with AM coil suspension. If you are looking for the ultimate trail bike this is it. While one may give up a little efficiency and add little weight with coils, I believe this setup will be better for the majority of riders.

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Favorite Trail:   3 Ravines

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Chumba/RBikes

Similar Products Used:   Chumba XCL, Titus Motolite

Bike Setup:   CCDB, Lyrik coil extra firm spring/spring sleeve, Chris King HS and Hubs, Mavix 819 rims, 2.35 UST Highroller rear, 2.35 UST Nevegal front, XT front derailer, Sram XO, Truvativ 2.2 OCT cranks, Juicy 7 brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by areitz a Cross Country Rider from Rochester, NY

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very laterally stiff. Lightweight for a trail bike. Consistent leverage ratios. Efficient pedaling. Durable ano front triangle. If you count looks, very attractive design. Unique (not too many Chumbas around here... yet).

Weaknesses:    Even at the least amount of factory-tuned pro-pedal it's a little firm for this lighter rider. Maybe custom shock tuning would be the answer?

Bottom Line:   
Been on the VF2 for about six months and it's been a very fun six months. It's a long-legged trail bike that climbs and descends equally well. Extra travel and stiff design makes it perfect for flying through rocky and rooted east coast single track while tracking great with no flex. Stable and planted feeling but very nimble and responsive. Great for aggressive trail riding, but lightweight enough that I did a 24 hour race on it (as a team member). Love it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Tryon Bike

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Epic, Titus Racer X, Chumba XCL

Bike Setup:   RP23 rear shock and 2010 Fox Talas

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tonycan a Cross Country Rider from Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff frame, very nice suspension action, perfect for x-country and recreational all mountain, pedals easily over rough x-country terrain, very nice steering angle and quick to respond along tight and twisty trail.

Weaknesses:    For what its built for none so far.

Bottom Line:   
The VF2 is a versatile frame. With 5 inches of rear travel it goes beyond just being a x-country frame it actually goes down gnarly trails I ride almost as effortlessly as my EVO. The VF2 climbs better than the other x-country bikes I've used. This is a keeper.

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Rosa, Laguna

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Bike Town Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth Epiphany, Vantana X-5

Bike Setup:   XT group set, Kowa 120 fork, Ritchey carbon riser bar, Syncros wheelset

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