Orange Patriot XCEL 2002 Full Suspension

Patriot XCEL

User Reviews (3)

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Shane   Downhiller [Sep 17, 2003]
Strength:

Relatively light for the travel, super stiff, single pivot, hand built.

Weakness:

None that I have noticed, the frame amplifies all sounds on the bike, loud hubs, rattling chain, etc.

This is by far the funnest bike I have ever owned!! It climbs very well, pedals great, feels lighter than it is, dives into turns like a GPmoto bike, likes to take to the air, and is super stable and predictable. My advise is to go and buy an Orange, put on a Romic shock and you will have one great machine. On the plus side not everyone and there mother has one on the trail. The best bike I have ever thrown a leg over!!

Similar Products Used: Intense Uzzi SLX, Santa Cruz Heckler, Specialized FSR, Cheeta Prowler, Cannondale Super V.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
how r ya good   Downhiller [Sep 30, 2002]
Strength:

good components super strong is all good

Weakness:

it's to cool totototototototototoooo cool

the bike is awsome so get it or else you will be dumb hahahaha it's a good bike down hill awsome big huckes 19-25ft drops very strong

Similar Products Used: rm7
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bull   Weekend Warrior [Jun 09, 2004]
Strength:

Strong frame. Great for slamming down hard. Sticks to a line on cornering but at the expense of no simultaneous shock movement. Won't bob when out of saddle peddling flat out.

Weakness:

Sid Air shock is dreadfull. I replaced it with a fox vanilaRC. Don't get much for a lot of $$. Like all single pivots, bad brake-jack, suspension locks out under braking & every other fault of single pivot designs. Bobs flat out when pedaling seated if don't have a stable platform shock.

Why would you buy a single pivot design or other suspension desing when there is FSR rear suspension out there on a few brands to chose from. Don't try kidding yourself and spending big $$ on poor performance. Remember, Steve Peat could win the world cup on even a tricycle; it's not the bike.

Similar Products Used: FSR suspension; both norco and specialized 5 inch travel.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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