Orange Patriot FR Freeride Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • Saddle: SDG Bel Air
  • Headset: WTB Comp
  • Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
  • Tyres: WTB Timberwolf 2.35 FR DNA
  • Rims: WTB Dual Duty FR
  • Hubs: Hope Pro 2
  • Fork: Fox 36 Van R 160mm
  • R shock: Fox DHX5 Coil

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 11, 2011]
JAYDMF
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Its like a rocket downhill, never felt anything track like this does.

Weakness:

not the best of climbers and does suffer from chain suck and brake jack due to the fact its a single pivot but not anywhere near as bad as the magazines made out when it was released

Price is frame only and in £

If you want something that will gun the DH in the UK and Europe but can climb back up with some cranking then this is all you need. It has its weakness as mentioned above but nothing comes down the hill like a Patriot (except a 222/223/224 for obvious reasons). feel is planted no matter what you throw it at and it always feels like your never giving it enough beans. The bike for a true DH speed nut or someone that enjoys trails but mainly the downs ;).

Price is a little high for a single pivot frame but your paying for a name and something truely specially in my eyes. This bike is not for everyone i'll admit and if you want something that doesnt have brake jack and that can climb better then look elsewhere.

also be careful putting standard tuned Air cans on this frame as it will completely bugger the feel. If your going to put a can on then get it tuned for this bike first. Preferably mojo or TF

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Big hit, SX trail, Viper RC 1.0(XC but ive taken it down all the same trails), Tomac Vanish

[Oct 29, 2008]
bxxer rider
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

very strong realiable frame, also has already been called bomb proof by many and i can only agree

Weakness:

got though 5 mech hangers in a year

great frame strong, great look :-), just a rock solid frame.

Similar Products Used:

demo 8

[Aug 11, 2008]
tomocr
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Everything. Haven't had to replace a thing.

Weakness:

Although similar to the 2006 Patriot 66, it feels alot shorter. Price is defo a weekness.

Absolutely bombproof. Downhill it is superb, tracking all ruts with no flex. I even entered the 2008 SITS with it whilst running Boxxer Teams up front. An effort to ride up but tearing past the XC guys on the slippy/muddy downhills brought a smile to my face.

Similar Products Used:

None, this is my 3rd Patriot.

[Sep 18, 2007]
tom
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike Is the nuts, i have it in the lime green so look like sex on wheels, it handles with everything you throw at it.

Weakness:

The forks have broken twice just doing the smallest of things so i will be up grading that, as far as the frame, there is nothing wrong there. the price could be better but the price for quality.

This bike is very good for all types of riding, its very light and the adjustment on the frame make good for freeriding, xc, downhill and the commute to work. Every person that has riden my bike is very impressed, and would get one if the price was better.

Similar Products Used:

24 le dude, giant reign X1, kona stab.

[Feb 28, 2008]
Mikey Utton
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, Strong, Sexy, Versatile, Easy to Maintain, Easy to Clean, No Linkage, No Flex, No quarterly bearing change, Climbs very well when the shock is set up correctly, Genius Cable Routing.

Weakness:

No ISCG Tabs

This is by far the best bike i've ever tried and after 3 and a half years working in the local bike shop, numerous demo days/alpine adventures and a succession of top end bikes you can be sure that i've tried the rest. I have abused it for a year now and all i've changed is the B/B (XTR being the original). If you set it up correctly it will do anything from xc trails to full on DH. If you disagree, YOU'RE WRONG!!............Seriously.

Similar Products Used:

Commencal Mini DH (Good), Giant Reign (pish), Santa Cruz Nomad (OK), Scott Ransom (Broken), Kona Coilair (wank), Rocky Mountain Slayer, (the worst ride i've ever had)

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