Flyte Yankee-Zulu XC Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

Yankee-Zulu 6'' Travel All-Mountain Frame
  • DEEP SIX™ Single Pivot Rear Suspension, Sealed Cartridge Bearings, 150mm / 6'' Travel
  • Custom Butted / Hydro-Formed 6061 Aluminum Tubing
  • AMX™ (All Mountain Xross-platform) Geometry will accommodate forks from 100 to 150mm of travel
  • ONE.POINT.FIVE CNC Head Tube Compatible with 1 1/8" or 1.5" forks (with step-up headset)
  • Hydro-Formed 44mm Top Tube with Integrated Gusset
  • Hydro-Formed 56mm Down Tube with Integrated Gusset
  • RADX-OS™ 34mm Box Section Seat and Chain Stays / Will accommodate up to 2.5" Tire
  • Precision CNC Machined Pivot Yoke and Shock Tabs
  • Black & Grey Two-Tone Dura-Max™ Powder Coat Finish with Decals under Clear Coat
  • Vertical Dropouts with Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
  • CNC machined 68mm English threaded bottom bracket.
  • Compatible with International Standard Disc Brake Systems (Hydraulic or Cable Actuated)
  • Frame Utilizes 34.9mm / 1 3/8'' Front Derailleur Clamp (Top Pull / Top Swing)
  • Frame Utilizes 30.0mm Seat Post Diameter / Recommended Length = 400mm
  • Rear Shock Specifications: Configuration: 190mm x 50mm / Mounting: 8.0mm x 25.4mm

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by lew242 a Downhiller from UK and China

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2011

    Strengths:    Cheap, nice welds. More fun on serious terrain than a hard-tail

    Weaknesses:    Brake jack now and again, depending on rear tire

    Bottom Line:   
    This review (frame only) is for guys thinking about buying the latest line of Airborne bikes, as I'm sure they are related.

    Bike is pretty heavy and was cheap as it was hanging around on the Chinese internet. Really similar to a Santa Cruz Heckler, although with a few differences, mostly stronger build and the way the shock connects to both the top and down tubes.

    Some solid welds and very strong construction on the conservative side and over engineered for toughness, although weight and geometry may not be cutting edge compared to a premium bike.

    Has had no problems so far, and will use until I have the money for a pimped out frame like a SC Nomad or Giant Reign, but I get to have fun, buy parts that I like and think about it until then.

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    Favorite Trail:   Whatever has gnarl

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $200.00

    Purchased At:   Taobao

    Similar Products Used:   Kona 5.0, lots of trail and XC bikes

    Bike Setup:   General AM setup

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by miller man a Downhiller from irvine

    Date Reviewed: May 20, 2009

    Strengths:    1.5 headtube, hydroformed tubes, light weight, stiff, tons of travel with different shocks

    Weaknesses:    not a well-known company

    Bottom Line:   
    i thought i would try a different company than the normal ones, so i got a flyte. its worked out great. with the ablitys to do jumps and to do drops i am very happy with it. i have experimented with different shocks for more travel and i have to say its worth it. if you use a 7.5 shock it will be 150mm of travel, but if you get a bigger shock it will have more. for example a 7 7/8 shock will have 168mm of travel and an 8 inch shock will have 187. currently i have a Fox DHX Air 5.0 shock (7.875 x 2.25). it works great. great freeride frame overall and maybe a little downhill. if you can find it get it.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $270.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Similar Products Used:   haro x6

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