Morewood Ndiza DJ/MtnX

Frame

  • Design - Morewood single pivot
  • Construction - hand made 6082
  • Rear wheel travel - 115mm/4.5"
  • Weight - 3.2Kg/7lb frame and shock (Manitou Swinger 3-way Air)
    Features
  • SPI (Stable Pivot Interface)
  • Trail-lite tubeset
  • 135mm rear hub spacing
  • Replaceable 7075 Aluminum derailleur hanger

  • User Reviews (5)

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    andykrow   Downhiller [Jun 03, 2010]
    Strength:

    Light and super burly. Awesome slack geometry. Beautiful welds. Good, simple suspension design.

    Weakness:

    Short seat tube is about it. I'm 6", have a size large frame, and still need a 400mm post to get extension for climbing.

    I bought this bike for a mini-DH / do-everything bike and it has not let me down.

    I climb for pretty much all my downhills and I decided it was time to ditch the long travel frame and get something that goes up a little easier. With the Ndiza's pivot placement the swingarm stiffens up with each pedal stroke and all that power goes to the wheel. You can stand and mash the pedals with this thing and it just goes. (totally new feeling coming from a 8" travel frame - you DON'T stand and pedal with a bike like that...)

    This bike only has 4" travel but it's enough for me. It takes the edge of everything...but you definitely need to be a smooth rider. No plowing into everything like on a big bike.

    Climbing is awesome...but I'm coming from full on DH/Freeride bikes that SUCK to climb. I'm used to slack head angles and such. If you're coming from an XC or AM rig you might hate this.

    Jumping is really why I got this thing. It POPS like no other. So much you'll be overshooting stuff at first, til you realize how little effort you need to put in to make this fly.

    The 66 is probably as big as you want to go for a fork on this frame, and I'm sure Morewood would say not to run it. But the headtube area is so overbuilt and it sits at 66 degrees or so... I don't think it will be a problem.

    Maybe someday I'll try a DS or 4x race on this thing... heh heh. It would be a shame though to say this the only thing this bike is good for. It's a serious play bike for a smooth rider that likes big air.

    Similar Products Used: Nothing like this frame
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Michael Schmidt   Racer [Jan 26, 2007]
    Strength:

    Light and rigid, rails berms, with the right shock feels like a hardtail, well balanced for jumping, outstanding workmanship, product support from Morewood Bikes is second to non and works well at the local Bmx tracks as well as any National level DS / 4X event.

    Weakness:

    Have not found one yet.

    I have raced the Ndiza ST 4X bike for the last 14 months and cannot find any fualts with it. The frame is rock solid and feels right at home on any Bmx / DS / 4X track. It is a little twitchy at high speeds, but will hold it's own on most DH course's. The Ndiza is well recommended, as is Morewood Bikes the company.

    Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz 4X, Mongoose and Azonic.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Pip   Weekend Warrior [Apr 25, 2007]
    Strength:

    Bike looks hot, I like the white finish. Square tubing with gussets where they need to be, yet still remain light. Bike is low slung and FAST. I like that the BB, headtube, and seattube are faced. Geometry is perfect for all around riding and super quick for the track.

    Weakness:

    Its a bit flexy, but thats single pivot for you. It is still much more stiff than other single pivot bikes I've ridden. No cable tie downs till you hit the rear triangle, but I have the 06, and I think this is fixed on the 07.

    This bike rocks...Super Beefy and very fast. If you don't do big hucks and want a bike that is fast and smooth, its for you. It is in over its head in the rocky stuff, but the moment the trail gets smooth with washboard surfaces and bumps that you can pump, it's in it's element. Best bike i've had for manuals and jumps. Fair price given it's playing field.

    Similar Products Used: Too many to list.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    benett WENDLING   Downhiller [Apr 24, 2008]
    Strength:

    Very stiff and enough light to ride small uphills.
    This bike is amazing on downhills and jumps.

    Weakness:

    The rear travel (115mm) is quite uncomfortable on rocky sections/ U must untighten the shock bolts to put pression onto the FoxRP23.

    This bike is for riders that are found of hartails but wanna have a suspended bike that can match any trail with a bit of confort.

    Really nice to ride on downhill sections and jumps. It does not have the travel of a fr.Dh bike, of course, but the geometry will allow an experimented rider to tackel any singletrack.

    My setup is quite heavy (16,3 kG) for 4X races, especially the wheels.

    I'm found of this bike, one of the best I've ridden.

    This bike isn't for average riders that have never ridden hardtails because because it does not allow to make any faults.

    It is simply the most fun bike I never tried.

    Similar Products Used: Hardtails (vario tequila, Azonic Steelhead, Spank Puff), Intense Tazer, 4X oriented bikes.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Mike   Cross Country Rider [Oct 21, 2007]
    Strength:

    Handmade frame.Handling.Pedals great.

    Weakness:

    None

    2005 Ndiza review.After riding several bikes throughout the years.I found the 2005 Morewood Ndiza to be an immediate noticeable differance.
    First the pedaling efficientcy is immpecable with the Manitiou Swinger air shock on this frame.
    Second is the pretty quick precise handing because it has perfect geometry 67* HA,etc.It manuals easy & wheelies great which makes riding even more fun.It's stiff without any frame flex because it has boxed downtube & swingarm.Great plushness but firm suspension action.
    It feels different from a Blur4x because the Blur4x frame is slightly plusher feeling,but handles slower & is NOT as lively.My friend has a Blur 4x & was quickly impressed with the Ndiza today.
    Basically i can't wait to put lot's of miles on my Ndiza.Also look forward to getting back to some 4x style of riding on the Ndiza which is what it's primarily designed for.
    Hey, i trailrode mine today for the first time & it will serve you well as a great trailbike.I would go with a 4" fork or even better a fork with adjustable travel to suit your needs.Note that the Ndiza does have a 16" tall seatube so you will need a "long seatpost" to trailride it if your tall.
    Rock on!

    Similar Products Used: Heckler,Bullit,ASX,Haro Extreme,Haro Werks DSR,Specialized Enduro.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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