VooDoo Zobop Bike 1998 or Older

4.52/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $1595.00


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Voodoo Zobop


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by charliemac74 a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2009

Strengths:    Its a Voodoo

Weaknesses:    Weight

Bottom Line:   
Bought from local eBay seller a year ago in A1 condition for £50 with LX gear and spare tyres! used parts to build wifes bike and upgraded this to XT. Rock Shox front and rear, rear crap so changed both to Fox.

What a ride!

And its a classic!

If you see anything designed by Joe Murray, buy it

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Favorite Trail:   North Yorks Moors

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Being a retro tightwad this is my first experience of suspension, only just started using STI in 2007!

Bike Setup:   XT, Fox float front and rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alan Tan a Weekend Warrior from Penang, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2001

Strengths:    It flies downhill and it climbs like a mountain goat! I like the color(red). Call it the Red Devil!

Weaknesses:    The rear suspension. It bottoms up with a big "clunk" evertime I hit a big bump. I am going to change to air shox when it's time.

Bottom Line:   
For a 28 pounder, this bike is really fun to ride after it has dialed in. It climbs very well on dirt but not so on tarmac pavement unless I stand on bike to deactivate the rear suspension(I guess this is one down side about URT design). The bike is a little psychotic(very eager to go down fast) but once used to it, it is real fun to play on technical DH. Great bike for weekend cross country ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Jim Thimson trail, Cameron Highlands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   LX Crank, Xvert front fork, Deore Front/Rear Derailuers, XTR cassette, Race Face seat post, Titec Stem, XTR shifter/levers combo, Avid 10 brakes, XT hubs, Valiant rims, WTB Velociraptor tires, oddysey magic clik platform clipless.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jack boyd a Downhiller from colorado springs

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Strengths:    sweet ride, just enough travel, if i need more i just use my legs. very stable(except when i got clips, i fell over a couple times)

Weaknesses:    not very well-known manufacturer, people think its a target bike.

Bottom Line:   
awsome ride, fur to use, want to ride forever. great for jumping and i can get up hills almost as good as with my hard tail. you should look into it if you don't wan't to have more travel than you car but are tired of hardtails.

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Favorite Trail:   colorado springs and surrouning mountains

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Robert Crowder

Similar Products Used:   trek 6000

Bike Setup:   titec, lx, manitou fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by john painter a Downhiller from tucson, az

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2001

Strengths:    its a good solid bike. its great for jumping and on the down hill stuff.

Weaknesses:    the single pivit squeeks too much.

Bottom Line:   
the bike is awesome. the only problem i have is, not enough travel. well i like to jump and i prob. need to change it. it is a great bike.

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Favorite Trail:   fantasy island

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   frame from friend

Similar Products Used:   kona

Bike Setup:   ive changed the rear shock to a stratous helix and have upgraded just about all compared to org. ive got 100mm front and rear. ive put the 2001 z3 bomber and is great.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robert Crowder a Weekend Warrior from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2001

Strengths:    Fun to ride, nice suspension, great if not doing too technical terain

Weaknesses:    i couldn't find a comfortable sadle (doesn't have to do with the bike itself, just the only thing i could think of)

Bottom Line:   
great as a lower end suspension, alot of fun to ride not too bad when climbing hills. I bought mine 2 and a half years ago and still lovin it.

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Favorite Trail:   the big area behind my house

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Judy SL, titec out the ying-yang, LX

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from florida

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2000

Strengths:    cushy ride....cant beat this bike for the money...everything is of high quality

Weaknesses:    the main problem is, you cant get one any more......possibly service since i mail ordered it. will probably upgrade rear shock in the future.

Bottom Line:   
the bike was a sweet deal. i ordered a left over 97 from supergo, they ran out and sent me a 98 instead, and sent me 75 bucks worth of free stuff also...at 499 a steal. nice big tubes, everything works great. cant imagine a better bike for the money. there isnt one thing cheap on this bike. fast on what downhills can be found in fla. only problem is i got the last one.....max chillies on this one....

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Favorite Trail:   boyette

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   department store bike....it was junk, took it back

Bike Setup:   this bike has LX drivetrain, with XT r derailer, manitou SX-D fork

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross-Country Rider from Manchester, CT

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Love the LX XT setup. Wouldn't replace LX with anything more expencive.


Weaknesses:    
Jett XC isn't all that bad but delux in the rear is to soft and i only weigh 140


Bottom Line:   
You just gotta love this bike for the cost. Mail order places are the best. Everyone should look for increadibul deals like the one i got at Supergo.com.

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Favorite Trail:   
case mountain

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
nothing for the price


Bike Setup:   
LX XT jett xc and delux in the rear

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Speedy a Cross-Country Rider from Sebastopol, CA

Date Reviewed: December 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Inexpensive - Five Franklins ($500)
Tough - Huge tubing, fat welds


Weaknesses:    
Rear shock - Rock Sh*t SUCKS
Bent seatpost already
Brakes rattle a lot


Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks! Can't ask for much more - for what I paid. Sweet paint job, looks awesome and beefy. Fits me nice (Large frame), a little twitchy (might switch to 100mm double triple clamp fork) but you get used to it. The brakes rattle like hell over rocks. Cable routing is a little weird, but it seems okay so far.

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Favorite Trail:   
Anadel - Rough Go

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized Hardrock


Bike Setup:   
Manitou SX-D fork, Shimano STX components
Titec seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by mike a Cross-Country Rider from havelock

Date Reviewed: October 17, 1999

Strengths:    
The longer your on the bike the more you appreciate it.


Weaknesses:    
The rear shock needs upgraded.


Bottom Line:   
I think any one would be challenged to find a better bike for the price I paid for this.A real eye catcher.

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Favorite Trail:   
all trails

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Jamis


Bike Setup:   
100% stock and plan on keeping it like that!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by john g a Cross-Country Rider from asheville nc

Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

Strengths:    
frame and geometry
good bike for cross country and downhill


Weaknesses:    
- rear suspension(Rock Shox Deluxe)
- Tires
- shifters


Bottom Line:   
The bike was equipped with a Z1 BAM whitch allows me to go to any trails for cross country and super steep downhill specilly designed for DH bikes (or brainless poelpe). It's fast,relativelly light (exept for the fork...3.9 pounds)and very rigid. The bike can take a lot of punishment on technical trails and specially on rocks and roots. The zobop is also good looking if you close your eyes when you take a look at the fork (burgundy and orange don't go well toegether) Beside that, it is an exellent bike.

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Favorite Trail:   
all asheville trails

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Cannondale super V 500


Bike Setup:   
XT shifters,WTB Enduro raptors, LX 99 V brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Cliff a Racer from Central Texas

Date Reviewed: June 30, 1999

Strengths:    
Excellent first FS bike


Weaknesses:    
Rear shock


Bottom Line:   
Bought this bike for my son , age 13, so he could start racing here in Texas and for what I paid ($719) got an excellent deal. He loves it, and shows more control on downhill and technical situations. This is his first FS bike and the rear shock we can ungrade. For parents that want a good deal and don't want to go broke on a good bike, this is the best deal going.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Cross-Country Rider from Sterling, alaska

Date Reviewed: June 11, 1999

Strengths:    
good dependable, pretty light bike


Weaknesses:    
my rear&front shock


Bottom Line:   
great bicycle, rear shocks noisy
im 210lbs, and a little heavy for suspension set up, but the bicycle performs very well on down hills, uphills, and cliffs, im having hard times jumping it but hey, maybe i wont die that way.
Great bike for what i payed (719$) couldnt find better full suspension for price,
gonna have to give this one five peppers

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Favorite Trail:   
ressurection pass

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
gt
schwinn
trek
specialized


Bike Setup:   
jett xc
rock shox deluxe

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Flakey a Cross-Country Rider from Littleton, CO

Date Reviewed: June 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Light, low standover, racy geometry


Weaknesses:    
URT


Bottom Line:   
When I first got this bike, I hated it, mostly b/c it came with a crappy rear shock that banged and clattered with every impact to the rear wheel. I had my LBS check it out to be sure the shock was properly connected and that the rear triangle was properly attached. Everything checked out, so I decided to replace the low end Rock Shox Deluxe shock with a Cane Creek AD-10 air shock. What a difference!!! No more banging around and a huge improvement in the quality of travel. I have noticed more pedal induced bobbing than I'm used to compared with my Y-22, but I suspect much of it will be alleviated as I get the rear shock dialed in. But I digress. This thing handles like it's on rails and I found I was able to bomb down my favorite technical trail - giving due consideration to other, non-biking, trail users of course - with a lot more confidence than with my Trek, which is taller and not as quick-handling due to the triple clamp X-Vert R I put on it. Bottom line, if you're looking for a quality point and shoot dual suspension machine at a reasonable price, you could do a hell of a lot worse than a Zobop.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Trek Y-22


Bike Setup:   
Manitou SX-R fork, Cane Creek AD-10 rear shock (both added by me - came with Manitou Pro & Rock Shox Deluxe). XT/XTR components.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Walpole,MA

Date Reviewed: June 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Quick, responsive, tight. A joy to ride after spending so much time on a hardtail.


Weaknesses:    
Poor placement of the water bottle mounts.


Bottom Line:   
My first FS ride. Came with a Jett XC, (its only drawback) but will upgrade to Marzocchi later. Cleaning hills that I never cleaned before, bouncing on stuff that I never would have tried with my hardtail. Took off the Wellgo 800's in exchange for Shimanno M515's. Everything works like a dream. I love this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Gary Fisher FS


Bike Setup:   
Mix of LX, XT components, Titec goodies.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Tony E. a Weekend Warrior from Papakura, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: June 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Great frame design for high strength and low weight. Added bonus is the low stand over height.


Weaknesses:    
Stearing stem design tend to work loose under extreme conditions.


Bottom Line:   
An ideal weekend go crazy weapon with heaps in reserve if you want to get even more serious. I would anticipate it would make a reasonable race bike with higher grade components. Set up as is mine is just fine. A good quick handling bike with enough stability to encourage you to attempt the totally rediculous.

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Favorite Trail:   
Pureora State forest

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Giant 860
Marin Eastpeak


Bike Setup:   
Got Manitou Spyder R up front and Rock Shock Delux on the back. Gear components mainly STX

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