from Hali, NS, Can.
Date Reviewed: February 22, 2004
Strengths: Geomitery, main frame.
Weaknesses: rear end, head tube.
Great frame. wicked for drops, and tight technical sh!t. You wanna throw on a DC fork, or a 24inch wheel in the back for DH, this will slacken out out the geo a little bit. The bike rides like it has 2-3 inches more travel, fear less on drops and jump.
Weaknesses: Rear Rock Shox Delux shock, suspension bob, And weak front fork, Front derailer setup
After the upgrades (especially the Vanilla RC and JR T) this bike completely changed the way it rode from being an entry level downhill/freeride bike to something that can easily be raced in mountaincross or DH. It's also made in Canada and a bit of an exotic on the west coast. Just buy it.
Similar Products Used: Specialized Big Hit, Cannondale Gemini 1000, Specialized Enduro, Giant DH comp
Bike Setup: Jr T Pro, Mavic 321, Fox Vanilla RC, Amoeba 1.5 inch riser bar, Maxxis Highrollers 2.5, Hayes Hydro brakes with 8 inch front rotor and Crankcase Chain guard
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: May 14, 2002
Strengths: The frame is bombproof, very well made and cool to look at. Parts spec. @ this price is amazing... disc's, singletrack rims, 2.5 maxxis, etc.... The psylo with the u-turn feature is great for a freeride bike, allows you to lower the front for climbs(slow climbs because of weight of bike 36lb.). It has 6" and disc's, @ this price that is wild.
Weaknesses: Have not found any yet, besides weight, but that comes with all freeride/downhill bikes out there.
The bottom line is that this bike rides like a $4000 freeride bike (super plush and agile handling). Put a triple clamp on it and it could be the perfect "North Shore" bike. Stock it could be the perfect freeride bike. All of this for under $2000! Buy it, you won't be sorry.
ok i got a good condition devinci guzzler frame (2003) for what i believe is a good price (100 dollars?) and just was wondering if this was a good frame, if it was strong, if it could take the hits (hey im working my way up the freeride latter at a pretty good pace) and all around if its a good fram ... Read More »
Hi to all,
this is my first post on the mtbr forum. I discover this forum not too long ago and there is a lot of useful informations.
I'd like to save some weight on my 36.5 lb Devinci Guzzler 2005 to drop it to 32-33 lb.
The medium is 34.5lb, but since I was too tall for the bike I needed t ... Read More »
Heckler vs Devinci Guzzler or Magma.
Well, the snow is melting around Calgary and I am ready for a new ride. I am into agressive trail riding and light freeriding. By light freeriding I mean hits in the 6-8ft ran ... Read More »
Well, the snow is melting around Calgary and I am ready for a new ride. I am into agressive trail riding and light freeriding. By light freeriding I mean hits in the 6-8ft range on a burly trail bike.
I have owned a Heckler already and was set to get another one this spring and then I test rode a ... Read More »
I was just wondering if anyone has an (04) Guzzler and gets clicking noises from the seatpost and stem. I weight 230lbs and am 6'4 so my seat post is pulled out to the max. Everytime I go riding, I try to dab a bit of grease on the parts, but it still seems to click and crack all the time. Not so ... Read More »