VooDoo Soukri 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

Time tested cro-mo steel construction with over- size reynolds 631 butted tubing make the Soukri super stable and rigid 29’er. Voodoo’s renowned handling makes it a singletrack masterpiece! Frame Highlights:

  • Reynolds 631 air hardening butted tubing, cro-mo stays
  • Voodoo sliding dropouts with 2cm fore-aft adjustment to use gears or single speed.
  • Optimized for 100mm travel suspension fork or Voodoo Zombie
  • 500 rigid fork
  • Front derailleur: 28.6mm clamp with top pull.
  • Headset: standard 1-1/8” threadless
  • 51mm is disc brake mounts
  • Clearance for 2.5” tires

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 15, 2015]
Tee Raff
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Incredible singletrack handling. I've been MTB riding for 15+ years and I've never felt such great handling. Joe Murray does indeed rock. Steel frame has a great feel to it...oversized tubing seems to be a great way to strike a balance between a "steel-is-real" feel and minimal flex. Great climbing, feels stable on rocky descents. If you like quick, agile handling bikes, this is the bike for you.

Weakness:

None so far...really.

A lot of folks reported rear dropout slippage problems. I was concerned about this before purchasing, but discovered two tapped holes in the frame just in front of the dropouts. They are M5 threaded, and clearly designed to keep the dropouts from sliding forward. I am not sure why the frame doesn't come with these installed, but I was able to put a couple of socket-head M5 bolts (~20mm long) in so that they are just touching the aluminum dropout/slides. I have experienced no slippage whatsoever. I guess they *could* slip "rearwards" but I assume the reported slippage was always forward, ie, when mashing.

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Steel Rockhopper ('92)

[Sep 25, 2013]
Dave
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid, smooth ride. Quick through tight corners and stable over baby heads.

Weakness:

I've hammered this bike and not experienced any slippage with the drops. The recommendation of loctite is good but you might also check the torque spec (14 to 16nm).

A single track rider will not be disappointed. This bike delivers a quick, agile and stable ride.

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Breezer Lightening and Tomac Revolver,

[Dec 05, 2012]
sjstumbo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lightweight for steel. Responsive yet forgiving. Rock-solid construction. Versatile: having the option to set the bike up single speed with rim brakes was a strong seller for me! I'm a sucker for a clean and detailed paint job, too, which this bike (being a VooDoo) invariably represents.

Weakness:

I've heard that folks have issues with the sliding dropouts moving. If set up correctly (read: apply Loctite liberally) this should not be an issue. I'm a lightweight rider at 140 lbs., but I've been known to huck my meat off five to six foot drops with no unwanted sliding. In the three months I have had to test this bike, I've found no weaknesses.

The VooDoo Soukri, as was intended by the designers, is a very versatile steed that I would recommend to any of my friends. The majority of my riding is on steep terrain. The frame geometry caters well to my preferred riding style: climb, climb, climb (preferably in rock gardens) until you can't see straight then lower saddle and drop in for a fast decent through swoopy, bermed single-track with some stunts thrown in for added value. The steep headtube angle does keep a fellow on his toes for really steep descents. I have the bike set up with a 100mm travel fork though. Step up to 120mm and I think it would be a more comfortable descender as well. If you want a one bike quiver, the Soukri is a great choice.

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Raleigh XXIX+G

[Feb 27, 2012]
DG_NJRIDER
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

**FRAME ONLY**The geometry on the frame is excellent. The rear dropouts are easily adjustable and love the fact that they move with the calipers, so no more tweaking the calipers every time you have to tighten the chain. The steel has no flex to it and it climbs well. I love the paint job.

Weakness:

Rear droputs tend to move.

My SE stout was my entry bike and I love it but it was heavy. Decided on the voodo based on a friends recommendation and what a difference. The bike is responsive, the geometry is almost identical to the SE stout so the transition was easy. Although I'm running better components on the voodo the feel of the frame is much nicer probably cause the frame is a lot lighter and tubes are smaller in diameter. I highly recommend the frame, the rear triangle is short allowing you to stand up on steep climbs without skipping.

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SE Stout 29er

[Apr 10, 2011]
sp1te
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

solid
light
geometry is nice
price

Weakness:

the rear dropouts slide sometimes.

Its a nice cheap frame, its a voodoo and it feels great. Im 6' and weighed 230 when i first bought the bike. It didn't feel flexy like my last frame.

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Soma Juice

[Mar 30, 2011]
edouble
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

handling, looks great, versatile

Weakness:

kind of heavy, thats it.

nice riding beautiful bike thats inexpensive. a lot of bang for your buck. I love voodoo's so had to get a 29er voodoo.

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Soma Juice, Voodoo Zaka, rode a Surly too.

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