Azonic Eliminator Frame Full Suspension Bike

Eliminator Frame

  • Made of both 6061 T-6 Alcoa Aluminum and 7075 T-6 Alcoa Aluminum
  • 4 bar linkage system
  • 90 different forms of Adjustment for suspension and travel.
  • Easily adjustable for all types of terrain
  • All bearing pivot system
  • 8.5" of TRUE rear travel
  • Strong box swing arm design assures a straight wheel ride at all times
  • Rear wheel stays on the ground for maximum traction,speed and stability.

  • User Reviews (23)

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    axel   Downhiller [Jan 09, 2010]
    Strength:

    durable and light

    Weakness:

    i am not really sure about how strong it is

    well my bigest problem with this frame is the design!!! which stoalen from a lot of other companies!!! the first company who desinged this was mongoose (i am not 100% sure) which for unknown reasons he never really sold any frames of this design... and then came 3 others companies Oryx, Raleigh and azonic who add one more pipe (somewhere in the middle)to change a little bit from the original one... anyway a friend of mine lend it to me for a downhill test ride and as i can see is a nice durable frame who eats everything on his way!!! for this price you can t really get anything better

    Similar Products Used: giant THT prototype, specialzed demo 9, santa cruz bullet,drive 8
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Scot   Downhiller [Feb 26, 2002]
    Strength:

    - Cushy smooth ride
    - Four bar linkage
    - Fox Vanilla RC Shock
    - Quality of welds
    - Price
    - Weight
    - Handling

    Weakness:

    - Rear dropouts are straight
    - Cable routing could be improved for a DH bike
    - Pedal bob

    Don't let the low price fool you. Their are a few bugs to work out but Azonic is already on it.

    The travel is super smooth. Quality of craftmanship is very nice. The frame and swing arm are stiff. Handling is very nimble on tight stuff yet tightens up at high speed. A great result of a long wheel base combined with a steeper head tube angle.

    Cable routing is a little goofy (it could've been internal)and the rear dropout needs to be changed to a bottom entry because currently you have to remove your disc caliper to remove the wheel.

    In my opinion this frame and the Super 8 are the best values on the market.

    Similar Products Used: Giant, Santa Cruz Bullit, Santa Cruz Super 8, Karpiel Armegeddon
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Chesterboy   Downhiller [Feb 23, 2002]
    Strength:

    -Simple 4 bar design.
    -Cheap.
    -The ride feels like a M1.

    Weakness:

    -The frame comes with washers for a thru axle hub. Don't get them confused with adapters for a QR hub, like kinds that come with Intense frames.
    -Replace the cable tie downs with zip ties.
    -Had to take off the rear brake to install rear wheel.
    -Only comes in on e size 16.5 inches.
    -Head badge is sticker.

    FYI...this is not my bike, it belongs to a friend of mine (Mackbir) who does not know how to use a computer, so I'm posting the review for him.
    At first glance you'd think a GT DHI and a M1 made sweet love to produce this thing. Front section of frame looks like a DHI with 4 bar rear end.
    Bottom line is the frame is well worth the money spent. Total cost w/o wheels came out to $2900. Not to bad considering I spent $4300 on my M1 w/o wheels!
    There is no jacking or stiffenging of the rear end when applying the brakes. There is however more pedal bob than my M1, but that's part of the Super T's fault (way to soft of a spring, but the HSCV should keep it from bottoming, which it has, so far). Can't comment much on the quality since he's been riding for such a short amount of time. The quality of the welding matches that of production line welds.
    Only comes in 16.5 inches...must only come in one size to keeps cost down. Anyone over 5'10" might have to look for another frame.
    It's not the lightest of frames. Complete bike is around 45 pounds (+/- a pound or two).
    The clips that hold the cables to the routers fell of, and there is no routing at the rear pivot (don't know what it's called, the part that the rear shock hooks up to). Had to zip tie the cable to the top adjustment.

    The major problems with this bike are 'setup' issues. On the trail you can ride it like Jenna Jameson on Peter North, hard and fast.
    Go see Chad at Wheel World in Culver city, he'll hook you up.
    5 for value
    -1 on Overall due to the little details that weren't thought out during production.

    Similar Products Used: Intense M1, Mountain Cycle Shockwave, Giant ATX
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Nick Score   Downhiller [Feb 14, 2004]
    Strength:

    Romic shock works amazingly well ive riden an eliminator without it and it bobs loads but the Romic shock totaly eliminates that when the linkages are set up for progresivness it tracks the ground better than most bikes ive ever riden. doesnt mind being hucked acros 30" road gaps.

    Weakness:

    head angle little to steep due to the gay ass junior t fork on the front end lookin forward to getin 888r's on the front. also although the romic is a wicked shock i got a faulty shock and its guna take about 3 weeks for hotlines (uk distibutor) to get it back to me. but the worst thing of all that me and to 2 of my mates (who have coyote dh3's which have exactly the same back end) have found is that the wheel always ends up out of position due to the horizontal dropouts and the fact that my hope bulb hub doesnt reach the washers which are designed to keep it in place.

    If you like a good value beast of a bike that tracks the ground better than a bike twice its price.
    If you buy one get it with hte romic rear shock it doesnt cost any more and it totaly emiminates pedal bob.
    look after it and check the bearings because mine are completly bugered and im lining up some high quality ones to go in it but its guna cost loads.

    Similar Products Used: most DH rigs
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Scott   Downhiller [Aug 18, 2006]
    Strength:

    The price and its cool lookin, Lots of adjustability but haven't touched it yet

    Weakness:

    Bottom out even with 8.5 in of travel

    Great bike for the price $2135-complete . Rebound screw broke off romic on 3rd day riding. Bottoms out easily. Other than that its a great dh or freeride bike.

    Similar Products Used: bullit
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Matt   Downhiller [May 20, 2006]
    Strength:

    - strenght to weight ratio
    - Romic custom valved rear shock
    - 150mm x 12mm rear thru axle
    - adjustability

    Weakness:

    The only weakness I can think of is it only comes in one size. I'm about 5'10" and it fits me perfect. I would recommend something bigger for someone over 6'.

    This is a very strong and durable frame for the money. With the adjustable geometry you can dial it in for your own style whether it be downhill racing or freeriding. The custom valved romic is super smooth and works well on everything. The frame and rear shock combo only weigh 11lbs. so it makes building up a race worthy DH bike pretty easy. Overall compared to the horst link bikes I have owned in the past I honestly can't tell much of a difference in the rear suspension action. The horst link rear ends do have less brake jack but not enough to make much of a difference. The four bar on the eliminator actually feels like it sticks to the ground better than my previous horst linked bikes, you just have to watch your braking a little more in the rough stuff. The bottom line is my bike has a 65 degree head angle, 14 inch bottom bracket height and it only weighs 42 pounds, those numbers just scream downhill racing machine!

    Similar Products Used: Azonic recoil, Specialized big hit, Iron horse SGS
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    teo pazzi   Downhiller [Feb 24, 2003]
    Strength:

    very good for price,very adjustable.

    Weakness:

    none

    go to buy it

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Gonzalo Elguera   Downhiller [Apr 05, 2003]
    Strength:

    Can take a beating like the best ones. For the money it’s the best one. The new eliminator is close to 2 grand. I hope they mane a lot of modifications because at a thousand it’s an attractive frame, for 2 grand it’s madness.

    Weakness:

    First the 90 positions is bull because they all rub somewhere. I found one that suit me and doesn’t rub so it’s ok in my case. The cable set up, I think it’s not for a DH bike. I don’t want to see them because they get in the way. Better to have them go inside the tubes or something. The chain sits on the chain stay too much. If you don’t put something to cover the frame it will eat chunk of it plus the clink noise that drives me crazy. If you have the chance to get the 5th element shock get it. I weight around 65k that is like 150lbs I think and I all ready had to get my fox shock serviced because it was leaking oil. It’s doing fine now can’t use the compression all the way or it will break. In order to remove the rear tire you have to get the caliper off the frame. I find it to be a pain on the butt. There is nothing seriously wrong with the bike. You have to play with the bike in order to get it to the way you feel comfortable that is all.

    Good buy for the money. Put a nice fork up front like a shiver and hold on tight because you are going to bomb down the hill OX style.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Jose Roque   Weekend Warrior [Oct 11, 2002]
    Strength:

    Strong as hell, very adjustable, rigid and the best part PRICE.

    Weakness:

    Not even 50% of all the supposed 90 positions of geometry are practical either for questions of geometry or because of suspension ratios, in some the rear tire rubs against the seat tube in full compression.
    the headset cups were pressed in very, but i mean very easily so easily in fact that they now can be taken off by hand.

    About the suspension settings i don´t mind it much because i already found the One For me and it's all right about the rubbing.
    The headset story is a little more complicated but as long as the headset is well adjusted i can't notice anithing.
    You Know, it just bugs me just to know that it's there.
    Overall GO BUY ONE.

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    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    ViKInG   Downhiller [Jul 28, 2005]
    Strength:

    - geometry is fittnig me perfectly
    - weight is accurate
    - suspenssion works in very good way
    - steering and stability of bike

    Weakness:

    - durability of frame
    - annoying rear disc brake mounts
    - often after big drops with 8,5" travel 26" wheel is "scratching" seat tube
    - horizontal dropouts

    It is a very nice downhill machine. 8,5 " of travel is really enough to get smooth through rough terrain and 3 meters drops. I was very proud and happy to ride on it. WAS.... because frame is cracking!!! I'm really dissapionted because i'm not a Bender or pro downhill racer like Gracia, Minaar or Peat. I'm using this bike to complete downhill tracks in moderate way without spending all days in the saddle. And i'm shocked that such frame is cracking between main tube and the element which is used to mount rear shoch. The cracks are 5-8 mm long and i think it's obvious that is a conctruction failure. I really think that it's something wrong when a frame for 1200 $ is cracking after 2 years of not so intense using!!!

    Similar Products Used: none
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
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