24 Bicycles Le Toy III 2002 Hardtail

4.96/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $660.00

Product Description

Adjustable brake boss for 24" or 26" wheels and a super strong brake booster. Disc brake mount.

CNC head tube and bottom bracket for maximum toughness. BB and chainstay jonction CNC machined for ultimate stiffness.

5 adjustable wheel base positions from 400mm (15 31/32") to 440mm (17 17/32") using a safe and very strong BMX drop-out system.

Reinforced head tube with lateral plates to prevent dent from crashes with triple crown forks.

S= 5.8 lbs (2635g)
XL= 6.0 lbs (2730g)

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Branden from Sacramento,ca,usa

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

Strengths:    You get on this bike and instantly fall in love,it rides absolutely perfect.

Weaknesses:    you'll never be able to buy another bike because this thing feels so good.

Bottom Line:   
Super strong bike that will last forever and never let you down. You get what you pay for!!

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil May a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2006

Strengths:    Amazingly strong, will not break, quite a good lookin' frame, no paint to scratch, reflective stickers (!), low top tube.

Bottom Line:   
The most hardcore hardtail ive riden, I had a .243 racing frame for a while, and that was also an amazing frame. My recomendation if you like steel get the .243, if you like Alu get the LeToy. The new version looks even better!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   DMR Sidekick (borrowed for a couple of weeks, .243 Racing

Bike Setup:   HFX 9 DH (6" rotor) rear brake, SUN Double Track Rims (24"), Deore Disc Hubs, DMR Moto R/T tyres,FSA Smackdaddy Cranks, Royal Racing limited edition chain ring, Gusset Singlespeed kit, DMR/FUNN/Hope Finishing kit, no rear brake!!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lee Marlowe from Smithers, BC Canada

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2005

Strengths:    This thing is the God of Hardtails!!! I always watched Wayne Goss ride his before he won UFC, and drooled over what he could do. Like, 25+ drops, manuals forever, and the sickest DJ! It took it all, and now I've got one. Boys, this thing makes a joke out of any other bike, EVER.

Weaknesses:    Pfff, there is no weakness in this thing.

Bottom Line:   
This bike will never let you down! Forget Banchee, they are defenitly NOT as strong as this, and the scratch is a joke at 12pds for the frame. This frame is getting buried with me!

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Favorite Trail:   Urban

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $615.00

Purchased At:   Pinkbike

Similar Products Used:   Haro 8.2 Escape, 2004 Torrent, 4Hun, one25, P3, Scratch (POS!)

Bike Setup:   2005 Flick Plus QR20, AtomLab Trailpimp on surly mammoth (singlespeeded) & Hadley front QR, Diablous X type cranks and BB, Azonic DH bars, PIG headset, Avid 8" mechs (less trouble for urban), 2.5 Hookworms Stick-E, Funn DJ saddle, ODI Ruffian lock ons, Raceface Deus 50mm Stem.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Scott R a Weekend Warrior from Deep River

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2005

Strengths:    Marzocchi MZ-Comp 100 mm travel fork ? Truvativ Hussefelt DH crank with ISIS spline BB with Truvativ Box Guide ? Shimano 8 speed rapid fire gearing ? Wide 36H MTB rims ? Kenda 26 x 2.30 K-Rad tires

Weaknesses:    Rust Red , RETAIL: $1,010 Cdn.

Bottom Line:   
Hardtail Geometry

S Seat Tube TTT Theoretical Top Tube Length
TT Top Tube Length Centre to Centre FC Front Centre
WB Wheelbase HA Head Tube Angle
SA Seat Tube Angle BB BB Height
SA Seat Tube Angle HT Head Tube Length
FL Fork Length RWT Rear Wheel Travel

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Favorite Trail:   Norco Ryde

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $999.00

Purchased At:   B & D Bikes in Pettawawa

Similar Products Used:   I used the Norco 4Hun for about a year but i hit a 20 foot drop and messed the bike up a lot.

Bike Setup:   Alloy thick wall low stand over frame with added gussets ? Chainstay Yoke ? Slotted rear dropout ? Dual V brake mounts ? Re 6? Mechanical disc brake ? BMX stem with lowrise chromoly MTB bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave a Downhiller from Sydney Australia

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2004

Strengths:    crazy geometry.
stupidly overbuilt, yet light
not mass produced
dropout setup

Weaknesses:    none.

Bottom Line:   
Wow!!! Amazing geometry, makes this bike insane!

I can actually manual on this, and it bunnyhops pretty high, skills which i didn't have before! It basically jumps itself.

The bike has actaully broadened my riding within about 2 weeks already. I feel a lot more confident on the jumps, which makes me more relaxed. The bike makes jumping feel natural.

The drop out design is spot on- horizontal yet the qr axle stays in the same spot because of the bolts. The bmx bb shell is a bit of a problem in that it limits the chice in chainguides, but that said i intend on keeping it as a single speed, although the option would be nice.

Apart from eventually changing the forks to some Sherman DJs r Fireflys, the only perceivable upgrade would be to some profile BMX cranks, which would make this bike pretty much invincable.

the best thing i can say is that when one of my friends had a ride both him and me felt at home straightaway, so the geomerty is fairly well dialled. Tristan has made a work of art in this frame, it's just a pity that the le Toy 4 just doesn't look as good. This has to be one of (if not the) best hadtails on the market for Jumping, huckinh, freeriding and urban. Maybe too stiff for dh, but a hardtail will never be the best dh bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Similar Products Used:   Chameleon, my bullit, norco ryde, gt ruckus, giant acid

Bike Setup:   Le Toy 3 frame, Fox Vanilla R fork*, King headset, 321 rims on XT hubs, RF DH isis cranks, singlespeed, azonic bar, stem and pedals, hayes mags.

* will upgrade to sherman firefly spv in the next 6 months

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Will a Weekend Warrior from Vermont

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2004

Strengths:    Where to start? I mainly use this thing for BMX influenced riding (mostly skatepark and urban), and the Geometry is great for that type of riding. It has many wheel options and is constucted like a 26"/24" BMX ride (BMX BB and single speed options). It is amazingly strong but doesn't seem to stiff. The tubes are so burely.

Weaknesses:    The only weeknesses are the Geometry isn't great for DJing and is is pretty pricey normally.

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for an Urban Gangsta then I would say this is your best bet. I do about 70% urban/skatepark (by urban I don't mean the freeride part, I'm not to into that scene) and 30% DJing. I am really enjoying this frame it hasn't let me down yet.

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Favorite Trail:   Skate Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   I built this up mainly for skatepark and Street riding, with 24" wheels and a single speed set up.

Fork: Sherman Firefly
Headset: FSA Pig DH Pro
Stem: K2 BMX
Handlebars: .243 Racing Chromo Bars
Grips: Odi Rougues
Crankset: FSA BMX
Pedals: Wellgo
Rims: Atomlab Trailpimp 24"
Hubs: Atomlab
Tires: Kenda K-Rad
Seat: Primo Hemmorrhoid

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john holmes from columbia MO, usa

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2004

Strengths:    geometry is perfect for all around everything! drops, jumps, manuals, bunnyhops, half pipe, and trials riding of any sort. what more could a hucker ask for in a hardtail?

Weaknesses:    its not butterfly light, but what do you expect from a strong frame? i can still bunnyhop waist high

Bottom Line:   
the best non suspended street bike ever!! mine is a le toy 2 but the only difference is the front gusset is 1" shorter, no chain guide mount, and the drive side dropout isnt as big. same geometry though and i choose it over my s.c. bullit any day! truly the best frame i have ever bought, and it will be with me untill i die!!

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Favorite Trail:   everywhere

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   my work

Similar Products Used:   chameleon, p1

Bike Setup:   24" rear, profile bmx cranks, 5" marzzochi z1 on front, big old handlebars on top, 9 speed rear on xt hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Le Koi a Weekend Warrior from Luleå

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2003

Strengths:    Were to start. The 2003 Le Toy III is even beefier then the 2002. The TT & DT is closer together with some serious welding to increse the strenght at the headtube. Stiff! (I like 'em stiff, so for me that's a strength) Can ride alot of diffrent wheel combos, this frame takes anything up to 3.0 (and if there were bigger tires, possible more) To sum things up: Awesome.

Weaknesses:    Yet I havn't found any, and possible I won't either. Of course, if your a crosscountry rider or the cruiser type, this isn't the bike for you.

Bottom Line:   
If your a urban/dirt rider, then this is possible one of the best frames for you. Yes they are others in the same class like the Tank/Punkass, Evil Imperial, Norco one50/two50/4hun etc but here in Sweden, all other non european brands is atleast 3-400$ more expensive, and frankly, 990$ för a Imperial frame is just silly. Best bang for buck if your into these kind of bikes and lives in the Nordics.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Henrikssons Cykel

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stuff 2002. Not a bad bike, but I had to jump to the offer to grab a swanky 2003 Toy.

Bike Setup:   Mostly crap from 2002 Stuff. Hayes HFX-1 disc & of course a c**kring.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dillon from west hartford ct

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2003

Strengths:    Stif!! exelant ajustibility, stranth!!! And i well never have to buy a nother freeride frame agine! Its a tank!!!

Weaknesses:    WTF??? NONE (its a little heavy)

Bottom Line:   
im 90 pounds and i can bunny hop! its not that heavy. sweet bike. Exalant free ride bike!!! Grate for doing drops. if you bike and you dont care about a little extra weight, buy it!!!

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Favorite Trail:   every where there is sweet riding

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   adrenilinbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   None compare.

Bike Setup:   le toy III frame, race face fr bb, tru vative firex crank, azonic shorty stem, magrera jule disc brakes, marazochi dj III fork, deore deraler, deore cags, sun ringle rino light wheels, ritchy comp seat post, koshi handal bars (bad company cool bars), lx shifter, maxxis mofo front tire, Nokian Gazzolodi rear tire.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony from UK

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2003

Strengths:    Very strong, gussets, looks, ajustability

Weaknesses:    Possibly weight, don't notice it. Slightly pricy

Bottom Line:   
Haven't had the frame long, but very very impressed, it's very chuckable, fully adjustable, very stiff ride and the acceleration is amazing, bike feels very stable when jumping and is superb for urban riding.

Definatly worth getting one.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Various other jumps frames Planet X etc

Bike Setup:   Le Toy III (raw) with 03Dirt Jumper II, 24" wheels, Hope C2 brakes, cheiftan 3 pice cranks, mrp, wondercups

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jason F a Weekend Warrior from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

Strengths:    -Bulletproof - duh!!
-Looks amazing
-Gussets are well thought out, work perfectly
-Great company, good service (like you'd need it!)
-Versatile geometry (a bit heavy but does everything well!)
-Stable as a tank

Weaknesses:    -It's heavier than most of us need. But with Alum, flex will cause weakening, and this guy don't flex!
-Head tube is a bit slack for street or tech riding (and DJ)

Bottom Line:   
The perfect frame for someone who wants an all-around extreme use hardtail. It's more than most of us need, but you can rest assured your frame isn't gonna break. Also, if I crank the seat up, it's a comfortable climber! A bit lazy yes, but comfortable nonetheless.

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Favorite Trail:   CBC, Seymour

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Rocky Cycle

Similar Products Used:   SC Chameleon, various Planet X

Bike Setup:   2003 DJ2, Atomlab wheels, Hayes, RaceFace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russell from Washington, DC, usa

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

Strengths:    everything, gussets everywhere you need one, and theyre all beef, the tubing is huge, and it refuses to wear down. this bike is built to last, and i dont see anything that can stop it. not too heavy, not too weak, couldnt be better. i got hit full on the side by a car last weekend and the only thing that happened was it bent my rims and knocked me on the ground, NO damage to the frame. pure beef.

Weaknesses:    um...i dont have the frame stickers....is that a weakness?

Bottom Line:   
nothing better. crazy frenchies.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   spec'd p3, banshee morphine, sc chameleon,

Bike Setup:   00z4, mavic/sun rims, profile drivetrain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by nicko a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2002

Strengths:    like the whole thing? u cant brake this ay the guy i bought it off says if i snap it he'l buy me a new one so ive bin riding off n e thing and ive broken more than the bike

Weaknesses:    bit heavey wen i first started i could hardly bunny hop but u get stronger after riding sumtin heavey now u should c me bunny hop my echo?! woa

Bottom Line:   
F**king awsome
u will brake b4 u brake this bike
gives u heaps on confidance and makes u a betta rider

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Favorite Trail:   bashin threw my park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   my mate - brand new

Similar Products Used:   kona stuff, raceline extreme street, heaps of trial bikes nuttin really compares

Bike Setup:   magura quake forks, mammoth rims (destroyed!) soon to have - avro zum eliminator rims, kore strictly D bars, azonic shorty stem, magura hydrolic rim brakes - soon to b changed to sum good disc, xtr components, raceface cranks, troy lee graphics all over

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steven trottier a Racer from n.c

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2002

Strengths:    this bike is awesome!!! i bought it used from canada and you could not beat the price!very nice welds.

Weaknesses:    the things a tank 35 pounds! but it is awesome

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   canada

Similar Products Used:   none! the bike is awesome!!!


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Stevens a Weekend Warrior from Victoria

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2002

Strengths:    strong strong strong strong. Gussets everywhere, fairly cheap.

Weaknesses:    looks.

Bottom Line:   
it's super strong but the looks suck.

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Favorite Trail:   urban

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $640.00

Purchased At:   adrenalin

Similar Products Used:   banshee morphine(I'm buildin it up.)

Bike Setup:   02 z1 dropoff, hope minis on sun doubletrack wheelser with high roller, xt, xtr, hussefelt dh crank, flatboys and azonic pdw.

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