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Old 12-12-07, 11:16 AM
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Voodoo Wanga



Frame: Voodoo Wanga Reynolds 631
Fork: OEM Aluminum rigid (435mm a2c)
Crank: Profile w/Ti axle
Chainwheel: MacNeil Light Sprocket 28T
Cog: Generic 1/8" 13T
BB: 68/19mm Odyssey
Rims (F/R): Kinlin Nb-A
F.Hub: Formula
R.Hub: Woodman Bill Single RSN
Spokes: DT Comp
Pedals: Shimano DX
Brakes: Shimano XT
Levers: Avid 5
Stem: Woodman Rockster S
Headset: Token
Bar: Generic Riser
Grips: Generic mushroom/knurled
Seatpost: Postmodern
Saddle: Selle Royal Tempo
Tires: Kenda Small Block Eight
Chain: KMC 1/8"

Weighs in at just under 23lbs.

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Old 12-12-07, 11:58 AM
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Nice bike. A friend of mine has that Woodman hub and loves it.
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wrong place. but it is kinda hot
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
wrong place. but it is kinda hot
It isn't technically the wrong place. Only 5 or 6 people are going to pay attention to it though because it isn't a track bike.
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im paying attention!
I've been checking out bikes like that.. i wanna go ride in the dirt!!!!!
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
wrong place. but it is kinda hot
I see one cog, one chainring. How could this possibly be in the wrong place?

I love voodoo bikes, but I just can't bring myself to love sliding dropouts. There's something about trackends that just does it for me.
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Old 12-12-07, 12:53 PM
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thats definitely hot
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Old 12-12-07, 12:57 PM
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i cant wait to move somewhere with a good mountain biking scene
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
I see one cog, one chainring. How could this possibly be in the wrong place?

I love voodoo bikes, but I just can't bring myself to love sliding dropouts. There's something about trackends that just does it for me.
I don't really like the klodginess of sliding dropouts, but I'll take them over an EBB if I'm running disc brakes. That doesn't mean much though, because I don't see myself going the disc brake route any time soon.
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Old 12-12-07, 01:01 PM
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Yeah, but for a bike with v-brakes like that one, the sliding dropouts don't buy you anything at all.

I wonder if voodoos are still built around the old joe murray geometry, if they are they're well worth riding.
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Old 12-12-07, 01:28 PM
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I'm confused. Don't you need a super crazy big suspension fork for that thing? Or is it not a dirt jump bike?
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I'm confused. Don't you need a super crazy big suspension fork for that thing? Or is it not a dirt jump bike?
1. Dirt jump bikes generally don't have "super crazy big suspension" forks. Usually 100mm is the tops for travel.
2. That fork is suspension corrected; i.e. the AC height is similar to that of a suspension fork.
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ahh, it's the downhill bikes I'm thinking of. Only mountain biking I do is a bit of XC. So, would that be a bike for dirt jump?
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I don't think its necessarily designed to be a dirt jumper, although the super low saddle height suggests it. I'm sure it would handle jumps just fine though.
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It does xc and jumping equally alright depending on the saddle height. Not particularly great at either, but an excellent all purpose ride.
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Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
I see one cog, one chainring. How could this possibly be in the wrong place?

I love voodoo bikes, but I just can't bring myself to love sliding dropouts. There's something about trackends that just does it for me.
My Voodoo Limba CX bike has the same kind of dropouts, so I can run my bike geared, fixed or SS (I'm on 9-speed Shimano now). I do agree that track ends would look better, but track ends don't work with disk brakes.

Form over function!
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Old 12-12-07, 02:27 PM
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My Voodoo Limba CX bike has the same kind of dropouts, so I can run my bike geared, fixed or SS (I'm on 9-speed Shimano now). I do agree that track ends would look better, but track ends don't work with disk brakes.

Form over function!
Well sure, but that bike's got v-brakes!

I'm sure one day I'll become convinced of the joys of disk brakes and then I'll get even angrier at my karate monkey, but for now I'm happy enough.
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Interesting geometry. I think I'd feel like I was riding a wheelie down the street...or trail.
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Interesting geometry. I think I'd feel like I was riding a wheelie down the street...or trail.
Not if you had the seat up to a proper height.
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane View Post
Not if you had the seat up to a proper height.
I mean, don't get me wrong...I'm all about the voodoo or vudu or whatever!

I'll have to ride one.
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I wish I had that frame instead of my steelhead frame
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Not if you had the seat up to a proper height.
It was a little odd at first to ride with the seat at the proper height for trail riding because I never ride with so much post exposed or with the tt so far away. Once I got used to the unfamiliar geometry it was like any other bike and rode great. Definitely next on my list for an all-purpose single speed that can double as a winter bike.
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sick as a trick
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I feel a great sense of acceptance.

BTW It is a XC bike; I just made into an all purpose street rider like so many have noticed.
It does in fact have the old Joe Murray geometry.
Its suppose to use a 450mm+ fork, but this is the only rigid (metal) fork I could find.

Thanks for the compliments.
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I think it looks pretty fun. Its built up a lot like a friends .243.
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