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Voodoo’s sub-£1k 2022 range covers MTB, gravel, urban and kids’ bikes

Mountain, gravel, urban and kids' bikes at value price points

Voodoo Marasa Women's 2022

Voodoo is a long-established name in off-road cycling, originating in California and more recently settling in the UK, where the brand’s bikes are available through Halfords stores.

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For 2022, Voodoo is completely overhauling its range of hardtail mountain, gravel, urban commuter and kids’ bikes. The just-launched Bizango is a value-for-money mountain bike that punches above its weight – and, as the brand’s top model, it sets a precedent for the entire range.

While Voodoo has had its ups and downs over its several decades of existence, at Halfords it has settled into a niche as an off-road brand providing dependable bikes for everyday riders at almost unbeatable pricing.

The latest range is up to date in components and geometry – Voodoo doesn’t push boundaries, but pretty much anyone could enjoy riding one of its bikes.

Voodoo 2022 bike range
Voodoo’s 2022 range of bikes covers mountain, gravel, urban and kids’ options, all at value price points.
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Voodoo 2022 mountain bikes

With its roots firmly grounded in mountain biking, it is no surprise that Voodoo’s catalogue weighs heavily towards trail riding. The brand has sold full-suspension and even ebikes in the past, but for 2022 it’s sticking to hardtails only.

From £550 to £925, Voodoo’s MTBs all offer solid builds for relatively little money. Interestingly, every bike in the range has a 66.5-degree head angle and around 460mm reach (size large), and they are all kitted out with comparable products (wide handlebar, 120 or 130mm suspension fork, etc.).

Voodoo says its mountain bikes are stable and confidence-inspiring, agile in technical terrain, but still good fun on easier trail centre rides. As they succinctly put it, ita MTBs will appeal to a broad range of people.

Voodoo Bragg

Voodoo Bragg 2022
Voodoo Bragg 2022.
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The entry-level Bragg looks good and should ride well, too – it has geometry identical to the range-topping Bizango.

Four sizes, wide 780mm handlebars (except the size small, which has a 760mm bar), medium-length cranks and a reasonably slack head angle make it ready to hit the trail centre.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 141mm Boost QR rear axle
  • Fork: 120mm Suntour XCM32 – lockout, preload and rebound adjustment – 15×100mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Microshift Advent 1×9 – 11-46t cassette and 32t Prowheel Charm chainset
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic
  • Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 29in×2.25in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 29in with 24mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £550

Voodoo Soukri

Voodoo Soukri 2022
Voodoo Soukri 2022.
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The Soukri is Voodoo’s women-specific hardtail mountain bike, with smaller frame sizes and a wider saddle.

Apart from narrower handlebars (740 t 760mm) and shorter cranks on the smallest of three sizes, its components are otherwise the same as the Bragg’s.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 141mm Boost QR rear axle
  • Fork: 120mm Suntour XCM32 LOR – lockout & rebound adjustment – 15×100mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Microshift Advent 1×9 – 11-46t cassette and 32t Prowheel Charm chainset
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic
  • Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 29in×2.25in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 29in with 24mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Wide custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £550

Voodoo Wazoo

Voodoo Wazoo 2022
Voodoo Wazoo 2022.
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While most of the Voodoo mountain bike range is very similar in angles, components and wheel size, the Wazoo stands out as the only bike rolling on 27.5in wheels.

Bigger 2.6in tyres (all the other MTBs come with 2.25in tyres) and 130mm fork travel make this an altogether burlier build. Its geometry numbers mostly mirror the 29ers, bar a slightly shorter reach and less bottom bracket drop.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 141mm Boost QR rear axle
  • Fork: 130mm Suntour XCM34 – lockout, preload and rebound adjustment – 15×110mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Shimano Alivio 2×9 – 11-36t cassette and 36×22t Shimano Altus chainset
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic
  • Tyres: Maxxis Rekon 27.5in×2.6in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 27.5in with 32mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £600

Voodoo Horde

Voodoo Horde 2022
Voodoo Horde 2022.
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For those interested in the Bizango but on a smaller budget, the Horde offers equal geometry numbers.

A slightly lower-spec fork and brakes bring the price under £700, but the bike still has tubeless-compatible rims, 29in wheels and is available in four sizes.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 141mm Boost QR rear axle
  • Fork: 120mm Suntour XCR32 LOR Air Spring – 15×110mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Shimano Deore M4100 1×10 – 11-46 cassette, 32t chainset
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275
  • Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 29in×2.25in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 29in with 24mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £675

Voodoo Bizango

Voodoo Bizango 2022
Voodoo Bizango 2022.
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Voodoo’s top-flight hardtail mountain bike, the Bizango, wowed us with its value and ride character when we reviewed the 2018 version.

The latest Bizango gets an all-new frame with modern geometry, low-slung top tube, 29in wheels and a 120mm suspension fork. At this price, it has few rivals.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 141mm Boost QR rear axle
  • Fork: 120mm Suntour Radion Air Spring – 15×110mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Shimano Deore M5100 1×11 – 11-51 cassette, 32t chainset
  • Brakes: Shimano MT200
  • Tyres: Maxxis Ardent 29in×2.25in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 29in with 24mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £750

Voodoo Bizango Pro

Voodoo Bizango Pro 2022
Voodoo Bizango Pro 2022.
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At the top of the mountain bike range, the Bizango Pro still comes in well under £1k. Despite the low price, its components package makes it ready to hit any terrain – this is a proper hardcore hardtail.

A slightly longer travel suspension fork, beefier tyres and upgraded brakes set this apart from the standard Bizango.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with 12×148mm Boost thru-axle
  • Fork: 130mm RockShox 35 Gold – 15×110mm thru-axle
  • Gearing: Shimano Deore M5100 1×11 – 11-51 cassette, 32t chainset
  • Brakes: Shimano MT410
  • Tyres: Front – Maxxis High Roller II MaxxTerra EXO TR 29in×2.3in / Rear – Maxxis Rekon EXO TR 29in×2.25in
  • Wheels: Voodoo 29in with 24mm internal tubeless compatible rims
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £925

Voodoo 2022 gravel bikes

Taking inspiration from its mountain bike range, Voodoo says its gravel bikes are designed to offer a fast, fun and controlled ride on a range of surfaces.

Voodoo achieves this through relatively slack head angles, low bottom bracket heights, and long top tubes with short stems.

Plenty of rack and mudguard mounts and fast-rolling tyres make these bikes ideal for commuting or forays into the countryside. The bikes certainly look the part.

And, as with any Voodoo, they come with a unique bike number that can be used for exclusive deals and other benefits.

Voodoo Limba

Voodoo Limba 2022
Voodoo Limba 2022.
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The entry-level Limba rolls on 700c wheels and WTB Riddler tyres. Its triple-butted aluminium frame and steel fork feature mudguard and luggage mounts.

Voodoo’s custom WTB Volt saddle has an extra gel insert for added comfort.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with gravel-specific geometry and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Fork: High-tensile steel with mudguard mounts
  • Gearing: Shimano Claris 2×8, 11-32 cassette with 46×30t Prowheel chainset
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-C400 mechanical disc brake
  • Tyres: WTB Riddler Comp 700c×37mm
  • Wheels: Voodoo 700c, QR hubs
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £500

Voodoo Nakisi

Voodoo Nikisi 2022
Voodoo Nakisi 2022.
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For a little more money, the Nakisi comes with a weight-saving aluminium fork and Shimano Sora gearing.

The geometry is more or less the same as the Limba, although the Nakisi has a slightly longer head tube and 1mm longer reach across its three sizes.

  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with gravel-specific geometry and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Fork: Aluminium with mudguard mounts
  • Gearing: Shimano Sora 2×9, 11-34 cassette with 48×32t Prowheel chainset
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-C400 mechanical disc brake
  • Tyres: WTB Riddler Comp 700c×37mm
  • Wheels: Voodoo 700c, QR hubs
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £625

Voodoo 2022 hybrid bikes

Voodoo Marasa

Again taking inspiration from its mountain biking heritage, Voodoo applies the long-low-slack design ethos to its new commuter bike.

Reasonably wide 38mm Maxxis tyres, Clarks Hydraulic disc brakes and a flat handlebar make the Marasa a commuter ideal for people looking for something comfortable and stable to move around the urban landscape.

The Marasa is available in two guises: standard and a women’s model. Both options cost the same, and the components are pretty much identical, with just the saddle width changing to a WTB Volt Wide on the women’s model.

Otherwise, the Marasa Men’s and Women’s bikes are defined by paint colour and size, with the Men’s available in 18in and 20in sizes and the Women’s in 16in and 18in.

Voodoo Marasa Men’s

Voodoo Marasa Men's 2022
Voodoo Marasa Men’s 2022.
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  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with gravel-specific geometry and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Fork: High-tensile steel with mudguard mounts
  • Gearing: Shimano Altus 2×9, 11-36 cassette with 46×30t Prowheel chainset
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic
  • Tyres: Maxxis Overdrive 700c×38mm
  • Wheels: Voodoo 700c, QR hubs
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Medium custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £525

Voodoo Marasa Women’s

Voodoo Marasa Women's 2022
Voodoo Marasa Women’s 2022.
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  • Frame: Triple-butted aluminium with gravel-specific geometry and mudguard and rack mounts
  • Fork: High-tensile steel with mudguard mounts
  • Gearing: Shimano Altus 2×9, 11-36 cassette with 46×30t Prowheel chainset
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic
  • Tyres: Maxxis Overdrive 700c×38mm
  • Wheels: Voodoo 700c, QR hubs
  • Saddle: WTB Volt Wide custom spec with added gel insert
  • Price: £525

Voodoo 2022 kids’ hardtails

Voodoo includes three well-thought-out kids’ bikes in its new range. These cover three wheel sizes (with one frame size per bike) and cater for riders of six to 12 years.

All three of the bikes come with disc brakes and wide tyres for reliability, safety and comfort. Single-chainring drivetrains ensure simple gear shifting.

Suspension forks up front ensure the bikes are ready to rip around singletrack and a range of off-road terrain.

Voodoo Sobo

Voodoo Sobo 2022
Voodoo Sobo 2022.
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For the younger riders, the Sobo has a 40mm travel suspension fork – enough to take out the worst bumps. Specific brake levers for small hands are a neat touch.

20in – age range 6–9 years

  • Frame: Lightweight alloy frame with junior-specific MTB geometry
  • Fork: Suntour XCT Junior – 40mm travel with preload adjustment
  • Gearing: Shimano Altus / Tourney 1×8 – 32t chainset with 11-34 cassette
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-280 disc with junior-specific brake levers
  • Tyres: WTB Ranger Comp 20in×2.25in Folding 60TPI
  • Saddle: Voodoo Junior Specific
  • Price: £350

Voodoo Nantai

Voodoo Nantai 2022
Voodoo Nantai 2022
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Moving up to 24in wheels, the Nantai is aimed at the eight to 11 age range. It has more suspension travel than the Sobo and nine gears.

The butted alloy frame should handle the extra weight and forces on the bike as the child grows and progresses.

24in – age range 8–11 years

  • Frame: Lightweight butted alloy frame with junior-specific MTB geometry
  • Fork: Suntour XCR LO – 80mm travel with lockout and preload adjustment, lightweight magnesium lowers
  • Gearing: Shimano Altus 1×9 – 32t chainset with 11-34 cassette
  • Brakes: Tektro MD-280 disc with junior-specific brake levers
  • Tyres: WTB Ranger Comp 24in×2.25in folding 60TPI
  • Saddle: Voodoo Junior Specific
  • Price: £450

Voodoo Nzumbi

Voodoo Nzumbi 2022
Voodoo Nzumbi 2022.
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Finally, the Nzumbi gets 26in wheels and the same 120mm fork travel as Voodoo’s adult mountain bikes.

Likewise, Clarks Hydraulic disc brakes are a step up from the mechanical disc brakes featured on the Nantai and Sobo.

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26in – age range 9–12 years

  • Frame: Lightweight butted alloy frame with junior-specific MTB geometry
  • Fork: Suntour XCR32 LO – 120mm travel with lockout and preload adjustment, lightweight magnesium lowers
  • Gearing: Shimano Altus 1×9 – 32t chainset with 11-34 cassette
  • Brakes: Clarks Hydraulic disc
  • Tyres: WTB Ranger Comp 26in×2.25in folding 60TPI
  • Saddle: Voodoo Junior Specific
  • Price: £500