Arrow Racing racing dss( dual slalom specific) Frameset

racing dss( dual slalom specific)

arrow racing dss( dual slalom specific)

User Reviews (15)

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John Serbeniuk   Downhiller [Oct 25, 2001]
Strength:

Clean welds, top tube length is awesome, replaceable dropout, killer paint job...rides and handles unlike no other. Manualing on this is very fun and jumping is great because this bike is balanced. Excellent customer service and Gus knows what's up, so listen and learn when talking to him.

Weakness:

None to think of...the only thing I have a problem with is the head tube badge shaves my front cable since it is a bit sharp.

Super fun bike for slalom, great for riding around in the city on the streets...just an overall fun bike to ride. This is a unique bike that should not be overlooked. It is light but yet built to last, don't put on a triple clamp fork though since it is not built for that. If you are looking for something that rides beautiful and does not have problems like other frame geometries, give Arrow a call and get yourself one.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
tonton cedric   Downhiller [Mar 09, 2004]
Strength:

un très beau cadre, original et avec une superbe finition, du très beau travail !

Weakness:

les base sont très courte et n'acceptent pas de pneus de plus de 2.30 mais entre nous, c'est dejà enorme pour un rigide ! à part ca j'ai rien trouvé même en cherchant bien à lui reprocher ...

QUE DU BON !!!

C'est un pure cadre idéal poru les grands gabarits comme moi (1m85) qui mermet de faire de nombreuse diciplines et très bien en +, je fais aussi bien du dual que du dirt ou du street, voir même un peu de trial !
le cadre ne bouge pas malgrès les receptions à plat de sauts d'environ 2 mètres sur du beton !

Je recommande vivement ce cadre à tout ceux qui hesitent encore, il est excellent et la géometrie parfaite !!!

Similar Products Used: aucun c'est mon premier velo de dual et les autres du même style que j'ai essayé sont moins bien finis ou moins bien taillés.
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5
VALUE
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5
rod boddumrocker   Downhiller [Sep 13, 2002]
Strength:

made of metal (not cardboard), twenty four mother trucking inch wheels, excellent balance and manual and oral ability.

Weakness:

steering is a lot faster than what youre used to.

get it or die

Similar Products Used: butt-hole of a girl
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
WB   Weekend Warrior [Oct 19, 2001]
Strength:

Dead strong and stiff, those little tubes welded behind the bb are amazing. its fast off the mark and accelerates nice with a 24" rear wheel. nice paint job too. handles like a dream.

Weakness:

none apart from crap stickers and hayes mount for rear disc. oh yeah, could be cheaper considering ddg did an identical 7005 version of it for $200. mine was 450 second hand.

a wicked little bike, feels like a big bmx, absolutley bomb proof, and rocket fast. bit pricey mind, especially if your only a weekend rider.

Similar Products Used: azonic ds1, rocket fab, cortina europa ds, speccy p3, various identities.
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Lance   Downhiller [Feb 20, 2001]
Strength:

Quick handling,Use any fork,Hooks up with unreal traction,

Weakness:

None

If you do urban assault, dual slalom, love hardtails, or want the best handling bike ever...THIS IS IT! I have run 24" format before but Gus (Arrow Founder)knows his stuff, no wonder Jeff (Intense) saw the light. Gus has been at this the longest and the frame shows it. The 16" stays keep ya tracked right and corner hard. The 24" wheels inspire you to try new stuff. If you came from BMX this bike should suit you quite well. The bottom line is this, it's TOUGH and Quick.

Similar Products Used: Planet X Jack Flash,Storm Cornerworker
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
John Pentecost   Downhiller [Jan 15, 2001]
Strength:

Great geometry
Can fit a 24x3.0 Tire in the rear
Arrow's Customer Service

Weakness:

None

What a great bike. It has such a low C of G and such perfect geometry that it inspires enough confidence in you to try stuff you'd never try on any other bike. Imagine a BMX bike with a suspension fork and a derailleur - that's exactly what this feels like. Extremely maneuverable, and fun as hell to play around on. If you're looking for a VERY versatile bike for urban, DS, North Shore, and even hard core cross country, look no further than the DSS. EVERYONE who has ridden my bike walks away in disbelief of how much fun it is. If I could give it 15 chilis, I would!

Similar Products Used: Azonic DS Frame; Specialized P3
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
gav k   Weekend Warrior [Apr 24, 2000]
Strength:

everything about the frame screams strength this bike is amazing!!

Weakness:

none

Possibly the best bike i have ridden this bike wants to go fast and wants to hammered jumped and generally abused, and it will still come back for more. get out there and test one today dont just listen to reviews you have ride it to believe it!

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
mark meyer   Racer [Feb 07, 2000]
Strength:

I have ridden so many ds bikes its stupid, and I could never find one with the right geometery, some had the right top tube but wrong chain stays or head tube angle, until I was turned on to the arrow bikes. man these bikes are fantastic from fit to finish, claen welds powdercoats are flawless and geometery is just outstanding.

Weakness:

there is no weakness to this product but there is the lack of attention the mtb world gives to 24in wheels. the arrow bikes and tires keep getting better and their tires are just (wow) i love thes 2.75 prime bite tires and they rip.

I would like to thank gus at arrow for building such a great bike that handles better than any bike I have ridden before,also termite hudson at profile racing for having the best componets on the market. there is no telling what this bike can and cant do but man as soon as I sat on my finished arrow I felt confident, that is something very hard to do and i knew that this bike was what i was looking for.

Similar Products Used: ridden metalhead, it accelarated really slow
cortina, ok bike still needs work
mongoose,fischer,azonic,storm,foes ridden them all
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Donnie   Racer [Aug 14, 2001]
Strength:

The frame has good clean welds andthe finish is very nice. I'm impressed with the overall geometry. Gus really knows what he is doing. 24" wheels add a whole new demension to your riding. Customer service at Arrow is top notch.

Weakness:

I really don't see any so far, maybe the only one I can think of is the 24" top tube, that may be kind of long for some smaller riders. Oh...I wish Gus would come out with a front specific 24" tire, like he has for the 26" tires.

A great bike for the money and the customer service can't be beat. Gus would answer all my email questions usually in 24 hours. The bike is stiff and accelerates like no other mountain bike I have ridden. I will be racing next season on this bike with 24" wheels front and rear. I will update then.

Similar Products Used: Azonic DS1
Planet X Bomber
Santa Cruz Chameleon
and too many others to name.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Daryl   Racer [Jan 27, 2005]
Strength:

This is the most amazing short travel bike you will ever ride.It is strong as f*ck and very agile, even more so on 24" wheels.The roomy cockpit make for good handling and stability whilst the short rear end allows snappy corners and super fast acceleration.

Weakness:

Technically none but i have snapped chain stay in a nasty crash that involved a camera man,two bushes and a tree.The impact on the tree snapped the chainstay,made my mrp become single plate,broke my arm and i never found the camera dude.

If you can afford it then get it.

Similar Products Used: None
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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