Craft DHR208mm 2002 Full Suspension

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $3650.00

Product Description

  • Frame: 7005 Straight Gauged Tubing
  • Fork: Rock Shox 7" Boxxer Forks
  • Rear Shock: Fox Vanilla RC with Piggyback 222 eye to eye
  • Brakes: Hayes Hydraulic Disc
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT throughout

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt D a Downhiller from Tauranga, New Zealand

    Date Reviewed: November 30, 2003

    Strengths:    Strong as, built like a tank with bigass gussets everywhere, no flex whatsoever, really plush, pedals well.

    Weaknesses:    A little heavier than a full-on race bike like an M1 or something. Paint is of real low quality but I don't care really.

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy this if you want a strong, stiff frame that you can depend on, but doesnt cost the earth. They also do complete bike builds with Boxxer Race, and otherwise pretty much the same setup as above.

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    Favorite Trail:   Oropi Grove

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   Second hand, already built up with specs below

    Similar Products Used:   Keewee CromoZONE, Keewee CromoEIGHT, Specialised Bighit, Foes DHS Tube (Only tried those, never owned.

    Bike Setup:   DHR208 Frame (Duh..) Fox Vanilla RC, Stratos S8's, Hayes, Mavic 321, Blackspire Guide, Azonic Fruity bits...bla bla

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by doug a Downhiller from whyalla sa

    Date Reviewed: October 13, 2002

    Strengths:    lots of strength in the structure in the frame, has absolutely no flex, very plush ride, smooth cornering coz it's center of gravity is a bit lower than most downhill rigs, absolutely love it

    Weaknesses:    bb a little bit low but you get the better cornering with that so I don't really care that much about it.

    Bottom Line:   
    absolutely brilliant, smooth easy handling, smooth landings, you can even burn up the concrete at the local skate parks, and as for the kid at the top of the list, lol, jeez they saw you comin'

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    Favorite Trail:   anything with dirt that is steeper than 45 degrees

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   m1, raceline, Norco

    Bike Setup:   mavic, bombshell Kamakazee, shock works

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by charles mycroft a Weekend Warrior from Australia(tasmainia)

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2002

    Weaknesses:    sO hard to pedal round on the bike track

    Bottom Line:   
    well i went in to the shop and asked for a bike that could ride me round on the foot path and the guy said this one would be a comfy ride so it abealed to me so i baught it and rode home i am only 11 and my dady is richy so he said i could av it and can ride to school. I got ripped off cos i am only a street burner and this takes all the funn of going down to the shop for a ice cream! my dady said i could trade it in for my own computer ha im lafing.

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    Favorite Trail:   the foot path

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $4000.00

    Purchased At:   some shop in town

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jeff C a Downhiller from Adelaide, Australia

    Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002

    Strengths:    The new 208 frame is really beefy, with gussets everywhere. The new chainstays are massive and they is no flex in the rear end at all. It pedals with very little bob and uses bearings in all pivots so you don't have to repack bushings with grease. The angles are perfect, but the bike seem long and slack compared to other downhill rigs. The back endd and angles have a lot of adjustment, with different linkage holes for head angle, bottom bracket height and progressiveness of the shock.

    Weaknesses:    The paint is a little thin and the top tube has lost the shine from my leg rubbing against it, but it's a bike, it's gonna get scratched anyway.

    Bottom Line:   
    The 208 has improved drastically over the older craftworks downhill frames and has gussets everywhere. It's sweet for downhill with the angles being spot on. It not too heavy either and it's cheap at $1300US frame only.

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    Favorite Trail:   Randells right

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2200.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Express

    Similar Products Used:   Many different downhill rigs, not on trails though

    Bike Setup:   6in X-Vert Carbon, Vanilla RC, DeeMax wheels, Hayes DH 8in, Racaface Turbines, Duro 3in front tire (never washed out running 15psi)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by nick cruickshank a Racer from melbourne, australia

    Date Reviewed: June 27, 2002

    Strengths:    Everything the frame has improved so much over the years and the extra beefy chainstay topped it off it has almost no flex and the angles are all perfect for racing. people think pff craftworks and look at intenses and think there tops but they are virtually the same and alot stronger

    Weaknesses:    stickers look a bit cheap and the paint

    Bottom Line:   
    this bike is sweet there is little to no flaws in the design and it rides a treat it doesnt cos the earth like a m1

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $1200.00

    Purchased At:   a shop

    Similar Products Used:   lobo,m1,dhteam, lots

    Bike Setup:   Dorados,Xtr,Xt brakes, 321, aireal, azonic

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ben Mundy a Downhiller from bendigo

    Date Reviewed: February 26, 2002

    Strengths:    pedals awsome super plush ZERO flex sweet angles looks better than yor mum on after a night on the piss

    Weaknesses:    low bb[still higher than m1 but i like em high]paint could be stronger

    Bottom Line:   
    better than 2001 m1 and you can put a 5th element in it greatest value frame in the busness.

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    Favorite Trail:   mt beuty

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $2400.00

    Purchased At:   moronis bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   m1\uzzi/raceline extreme pro/haro/yeti dh8/ancoloti/idrive

    Bike Setup:   ex-factory x-vert carbons[mmmmmmm] hayes mavic 321 protapers profile mrp xtr

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 20, 2002

    Strengths:    The frame is an absolute work of art!!! The mix of kit hanging of the frame speaks for itself. Big hits are taken as if not there, and it even climbs nicely.

    Weaknesses:    Can't fault it!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    If your after a GREAT bike to handle a mix of bit hits, the occasional climb, and whatever else you want to throw at it, for the right amount of $$$ then look no further. I defy anyone to find better in this price range.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Had a Raceline DH Pro with Shiver's

    Bike Setup:   Shivers, Mavic 321, Hayes, Azonic Shorty, BlackSpire Chainguide

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