Sinister Bikes DNA (frame) 2004 Freestyle Dirt Jumper

5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $750.00


Product Description

The DNA's heritage goes back to the legendary Metalhead and takes it one step further. Built for 4X, street or trails, the DNA can handle it all. DNA is made out of 6061 aluminum and is 100% made in the USA.

Standout features include:
  • An oversized 1.125 headtube (which is compatible with deep press headsets)
  • Beefy upper and lower headtube gussets
  • Proprietary one piece ISCG (International Standard Chain Guide) bottom shell
  • Machined out chainstay and seatstay yokes
  • Modular bolt-on rear dropouts, which can be converted from a fixed vertical dropout (standard) to an optional horizontal dropout with built-in chain tensioner.


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    Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by jjj a Weekend Warrior from tn

    Date Reviewed: October 31, 2008

    Strengths:    its super fun to run when put together, strong, flick able, nice welds, also is very stiff. the bottom line is you can't go wrong with this frame, its just bloody wicked sexy bike.

    Weaknesses:    my sister's boyfriend can't stop riding it. :(

    Bottom Line:   
    I have a beefy build on my bike. Yes my bike is a heavy build because of the components i have chosen. You can take this bike just about everywhere and still have fun riding for hours.

    This is my true first dirt jump frame i got, I had a haro escape medium that was way too big for me. At the beginning i was very hesitant to get it- I believe i made a really good call on buying this frame, so far i have not regretted not getting it from what i paid.

    If you are looking for sexy nice frame, get the sinister dna.

    4 chillies for value, think the price could be a little cheaper.

    5 chillies for overall, the quality of the welds and design are very nice. The frame is heavy duty and well built.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   local bike shop

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   2008 frame

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by stefan a Downhiller from smiths,bermuda

    Date Reviewed: December 25, 2006

    Strengths:    every thing

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    i have ridden the bike once and i wanted to buy it for the sinister pro i rode it on thee jumps at my school and did somethings i did not thim=nk i could ever do i just felt so good on the bike and if you want one get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   kenee sakte park

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Purchased At:   no where

    Similar Products Used:   none


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ron Holmes a Racer from Brooklyn NY 11225

    Date Reviewed: October 26, 2006

    Strengths:    clean welding, good powdercoat, excellent maching, very solid when put together well.

    Weaknesses:    Maybe Kryptonite, outside of that NONE.

    Bottom Line:   
    I Love my SINISTER DNA. Anytime and everyplace we have been has been a good ride, the only thing I hate most are Flats. I think the count is about 3 since Sin was built. I stand on my build, and choices of coponents. Truth is the rider/owner is the best judge. Riders like frames and components are differnt in size, skill, talent, displine, language, natural abilities. If it's all in the right place, there should be a balence of things going on. I think that your build/purchase should reflect what/how U do U. And for the AMBITIOUS at heart, being reckless ain't biking, test your limits, respect your bounderies. There is NOTHING funnier than the "After spending $1500-2000 on this really nice bike, and the before and After pics are like OHHHH and OUCH!!!! Feel me on that one. Respect yourself enough to be rightous across the board. Frank the Welder has left the building.

    Forever Sinister!!!


    ps.
    I love my bike, love yours.

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    Favorite Trail:   Blue Mountain double diamond

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $650.00

    Purchased At:   raceers edge bk ny

    Similar Products Used:   Cliff Cat on a single [20T, 16t]for my climbing, and a Cortina Europa FS on a 24" 9spd on slicks for my go fast.

    Bike Setup:   Sic handlebar/stem, Marzocchi z1 sport, Magura Marta breaks, Atomic Lab 9*20F/10*21R hubs, MTX camo Rims, Nokin 26' 2.5's, Diety crank/seat lock, E*Thirteen bash gaurd, Flnn Pedals, Sram cassette/ derailer, Thompson seat pole, Titec Berzerker DH seat

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott a Weekend Warrior from North Carolina

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2006

    Strengths:    Clean looking frame, clean welds, replacable drop outs, made in the USA, geometry, drop out design.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is my first real 26" dj bike. I had a haro escape 8.2 that doesn't even compair. Although the dna feels heavier that my other bike when I pick it up, it rides way lighter. It rolls through trasitions great. I can go through dj's so much better now and with a lot more confidence. It's very stable in the air. I love this bike.

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    Favorite Trail:   my jumps

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $440.00

    Purchased At:   friend

    Similar Products Used:   Haro Escape 8.2. Not really all that similar though.

    Bike Setup:   lowered Marz DJ2, profile cranks w/ ti spindle, 28t animal sprocket, shadow half link chain, animal hamilton pedals, hayes mx2 rear brake, race face stem and bar with demolition grips, sdg i-fly saddle, maxxis holy rollers, rhyno lites.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TOM L. from Canterbury NH

    Date Reviewed: April 24, 2006

    Strengths:    Frame is well balanced to an uncompairable extent. strong, resonable weight (rolls and rides much lighter) replacable dropouts, tons of options, sick metal look and orange color

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    hands down the best bike I have ever ridden, was strapped for cash when i bought it, but knowing what I know now would have paid twice as much. I ride this bike on trails the majority of the time, it can climb and decend with amazing agility. awesome for campus /street riding, and a huge confidence booster in the dirt jumps. this bike can litterally do everything. constantly getting complements on it's looks as well. Frank the Welder's reputation is well deserved (I have a splinter on it's way to me now / but NO intention of letting go of the dna) there is no comparison to this, in any bike i have ever riden.

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    Favorite Trail:   the dundee

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $450.00

    Purchased At:   internet

    Similar Products Used:   similar? none. (unsimilar = rocky mountain rm7, blizzard, kona stinky, cowan, cannondale jekyll, the list goes on)

    Bike Setup:   diablous everything, old psylo race, juicy 5's, bombshell wheels, old school indestructable xt 8-speed 2.35's

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nath from Melbourne, Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 17, 2006

    Strengths:    Stiff, Strong. The frame manoeuvres with the slightest touch and sprints beautifully. Not the llightest frame in the world, but in the medium size it feels perfect for a 6'4" rider. Great service from Sinister and Endo.

    Weaknesses:    nil discovered

    Bottom Line:   
    Far from the cheapest frame out there, but for the loyal service provided and the unending feeling of strength, it was well worth twice the paid price.
    Don't skimp on this frame, build a bike around it of a simmilar quality, you won't soon regret it.

    Ideal frame for those of you who have tried and killed other frames, or someone out of BMX looking to hop onto the "big wheels".

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Purchased At:   Endo Distributions, Australia

    Similar Products Used:   Various konas, mongooses, giants, bmx

    Bike Setup:   2004 Dna frame, single speed. Manitou sherman jumpers (20mm), Hope mono m4 (8") front, mono mini (6") rear. tuffnek hubs, sunrims MTX (chrome, 24").

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by THE-T from Boston

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 2005

    Strengths:    STRONG STRONG STRONG!!! Its relitivly light for a bike of its caliber, looks great handels amazingly and has a good warrenty

    Weaknesses:    LOL are you joking

    Bottom Line:   
    This is by far the best dirt/street alluminum hardtail on the planet. so well balanced, o wow i could go on forever. if you have the money and your skill level is high enough to actually push the bike, then go for it u wont regret it, everyone says the evil imperial is the ULTIMATE hardtail, well they obviously havent rode the Sinister DNA

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    Favorite Trail:   Skateparks and six packs

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $700.00

    Similar Products Used:   evil imperial evil DOC banshee morphine 24 letoy4

    Bike Setup:   05 sinister DNA, mavic deemax's full raceface diabolus, avid bb7 brakes.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by maxx Vick a Weekend Warrior from from burlington VT

    Date Reviewed: June 30, 2005

    Strengths:    THe solidedest, smoothest, bestest frame ever. You cant get a better frame if you can aford it.

    Weaknesses:    there are none

    Bottom Line:   
    best, bike ever word for the wise do anything you can to get it.\ you won't get what i'm talkin aboutr it until you ride it. its the best dirt jumper/street ever. if you want a DH bike check out the sinister R9. ALL HAIL FRANK THE WELDER/visionary/MAD MAN/MASTER OF ALL BIKE MAKING

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $755.00

    Purchased At:   Earls bikes

    Similar Products Used:   sinister ridge

    Bike Setup:   DNA holly rollers i cant remember it was a while ago

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hari a Downhiller from Phoenix

    Date Reviewed: February 18, 2005

    Strengths:    Solid bike, The front end is super light makes learning to manueal Easy, rear drop outs area adjustable if you wanted to do a single, like a cruiser on steroids

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a bike that you don't have to worry about the frame Ever, This is the bike for you. Spend a little more, get a Dna built up and ride. The quality is amazing, its made in America by FTW!

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $600.00

    Purchased At:   Slippery Pig

    Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz, Yeti, azonic

    Bike Setup:   24" Arrow rims on Saint hubs, Dj1

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike from Queens, N.Y.C.

    Date Reviewed: October 18, 2004

    Strengths:    ncredibly strong and stiff. Huck and drop and gap yer ass off with it. Maneuvers with a flick of the wrist. Climbs like a mountain goat, too.

    Weaknesses:    It should come with some body armor. Other than that, none.

    Bottom Line:   
    Probably one of THE best heavy-duty, HAND-MADE aluminum freeride/street/ dirtjump/ DS frames on the market. Looking for a little something extra(that doesn't weigh a ton) that can take whatever you can dish out? Whatever your style, if you can swing the cost, look no further. Certain manufacturers may make more rad-looking stuff, but they'll also want more money. THIS FRAME ROCKS. Thanks, Frank!!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   $475.00(2000 frame - clearance sale)

    Similar Products Used:   XC stuff mainly, this is my first real freeride bike.

    Bike Setup:   Shimano XT deraillers and levers; 1 XT disc brake in back, Deore mechanical in front; FUNN Fatboy Slim bar; FSA FR230 stem; King headset;'98 Z-1 bomberQR20; 26"Sun Rhynolite 32 rim in front, 26"Mavic 729 36 w/Hugi 135 freeride hub in back; Sram cassette and chain, Truvativ Hussefelt cranks w/ Gigapipe bb; NYC Freeride "Glory Hole" peds; e-13 DRS w/bashring; Thompson post; WTB Power-v saddle.

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