VooDoo 1999 Bizango Hardtail Bike

VooDoo 1999 Bizango Hardtail Bike 

DESCRIPTION

1999 VooDoo Bizango, mountain bike, front suspension, Shimano Deore XT components, Rock Shox Judy SL, 2.5" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 01, 2000]
Marc
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

853 steel makes a comfy ride, paint looks beautiful, nice welds. Boutique aura with bargain price.

Weakness:

Paint chips very easily.

If you want a nice steel frame for an inexpensive price, the Voodoo is hard to beat, especially if there are any frames left on sale from the year before. The frame has enough flex to feel better than aluminum to this 150lb rider, and the paint job looks great, though the inevitable chips are a disappointment. The bike feels great both uphill and downhill, and the cable routing is well done. The Z4 makes the head/seat angles a bit slack, but the bike still handles fine.

Similar Products Used:

GT Backwoods

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 23, 2000]
justin theilman
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

frame
climbing ability
long top tube
quick steering



Weakness:

paint(testerpaint is the type of paint used)
top cable routing for the rear cable housing

love the frame; great sizing @ 17.25"; great climber; quick steering going down hill

Similar Products Used:

n/a

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 19, 2000]
Martin Ouimet
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

This frame is the best investment I've ever made. I had the choice of going FS or hardtail. After testriding some new aluminum frames, I was almost convinced to go for FS. Then I rode the Bizango, and remembered that steel frames can actually be compliant. The geometry suits my riding style very well, with the quick steering, short chainstays, and long top tube. The bike is very stable downhill, but quick like a fox uphill.

Much of this frame's strength lies in the fact that the tubeset is all butted Reynolds 853. The Joe Murray design is almost a classic (in the best sense). There are some lovely details, like the tight welds, s-bend seatstays, cable-routing atop the top tube, and that purty forged logo on the headtube.

Hands down the best handling XC bike I've ridden. And since I got her used, she's also the best deal I've ever ridden. If you don't have the cash for a $2200 Bizango, don't overlook the Hoodoo. Also, Kona (Murray-designed) hardtails ride a lot like the Voodoo's, and come a bit cheaper.

Weakness:

She's a bit heavy, and the paint wears like liquid paper. The frame also has a bit more lateral flex than I like, but that's just nit-picking. And a bit spendy, but is that really a weakness?

Killer frame, hand-built in the USA. I can't think of another steel hardtail I'd rather own. Seriously.

Similar Products Used:

Kona Explosif, Specialized FSR, Cannondale Jeckyll, Schwinn Homegrown

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 30, 2002]
Jon
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Quick and responsive frame. forgiving on long rides. and it's not bulky like that annoying aluminum

Weakness:

uhh....chipping paint. sorta.

This is a great frame and i love it completely. i am still upgrading some of the components that are on it, and fixing em, but what do you care. The frame is great and i would certainly buy another steel frame from voodoo. rock on.

Similar Products Used:

n/a

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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