2011 VooDoo mountain bikes – First look
By Matthew Cole | Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9.30am
Halfords have unveiled their new range of VooDoo mountain bikes which includes four hardtails – one of which is a 29er – two full-suspension machines and two dirt jump bikes.
Designed by legendary frame builder and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member Joe Murray, the new VooDoo collection, which also includes three BMXs, will be available exclusively in the UK from March 2011. So without further ado, let’s have a closer look...
The high-end Wanga hardtail comes with a RockShox Revelation RL140 fork with 15mm bolt-through axle, Avid Elixir R disc brakes and Shimano Deore XT shifting kit. It'll come in 18in and 20in sizes, and hit the all-important Cycle to Work pricepoint of £999.99.
Next down the line for the hardtails, the £679.99 Bokor (18in and 20in only) uses Suntour’s 120mm-travel Epicon LOD fork with 15mm axle, Shimano Deore for shifting and Tektro Auriga Comp disc brakes.
There’s a 29in-wheeled version of the Bokor too, with a 100mm-travel Suntour Raidon X1 through-axle fork with remote lockout, Tektro Auriga Comp brakes, Shimano Deore 27-speed shifting and Maxxis Ardent tyres.
Hoodoo & Bantu
At £479.99 the Hoodoo (pictured below) comes in 16in, 18in and 20in sizes and has a Suntour Raidon X1 fork, Shimano Alivio for shifting and Tektro Auriga disc brakes. The entry-level Bantu offers a Suntour Raidon fork and Shimano Acera shifting for a budget £379.99.
The Canzo is VooDoo’s entry-level full-suspension bike and is priced at £999.99 – perfect for the Cycle to Work scheme. It comes with RockShox’s new Sektor RL 140mm fork up front, with a RockShox Ario R shock with rebound adjust out back. Shimano’s SLX is used for shifting while Tektro’s Auriga Pro disc brakes perform stopping duties.
At the top-end, the £1,599.99 Zobop gets a RockShox Revelation RL150mm fork and Monarch RT3 rear shock, Shimano XT for shifting and Avid Elixir R disc brakes.
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VooDoo bike designer Joe Murray said: “We're extremely excited about the 2011 range. By teaming up with Halfords we’ve been able to ensure VooDoo’s unrivalled level of specification and attention to detail is priced extremely competitively.” Stay tuned for full reviews of the new bikes on BikeRadar.
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