Voodoo Maji Women review

Fun and confident trail riding

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£900.00 RRP

Our review

Overall, this is a sturdy, reliable and confidence-boosting ride that outperformed its modest price
Buy if, You want to have fun and feel confident on the trails and don't mind all of the pink detailing
Pros: A surprisingly capable bike that can handle technical terrain and trail features. Good quality parts for the price mean a reliable ride that performs consistently
Cons: While it’s got a punk aesthetic, it is very heavy on the pink paintwork
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We had a lot of fun on this bike, and while it’s most certainly a budget full-sus offering, it doesn’t ride like one — not least because it has some quality parts for the price.

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140mm of travel is surprising to see on a bike at this price-point, and the air sprung Suntour Epixon forks handled technical trail features easily, once we’d set the sag and adjusted the rebound, though we did find there was a little pedal bob on the flat.

The gearing comes courtesy of Shimano Altus derailleurs, shifters and 9-speed cassette, with a Suntour triple chainring and cranks. This means that, despite the hefty weight of the bike, 14.43kg, there was more than enough range to spin up climbs and ample oomph at the opposite end to get some serious speed up.

Suntour Epixon suspension
Suntour Epixon suspension
Russell Burton

The weight also adds a stable, planted feel, and combined with wide 27.5 x 2.25 Maxxis Ardent tyres we found we had a secure amount of grip giving us enough confidence to tackle wet rooty sections and rock gardens.

And while the ride does err on the side of stable rather than zippy, there’s enough pop in the suspension to have fun on the trail.

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Voodoo’s women-specific bikes do have a different geometry to its other offerings, with a shorter reach and lower standover height. While we found the former a little too compact on an 18in frame for a 5ft 8 rider, smaller riders will appreciate the fact that the range goes down to a 14 inch frame.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Maiji Women
Brand Voodoo

Available Sizes S M L
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio M4000
Seat Tube (in) 18.11
Chainstays (in) 17.32
Stem VooDoo
Shifters Shimano Altus M371
Seatpost VooDoo
Seat Angle 74
Saddle VooDoo
Rims VooDoo double wall alloy
Rear Shock Suntour Epixon
Rear Hub Formula DC-20
Head Angle 67
Bottom Bracket FSA BB7420
Handlebar VooDoo
Grips/Tape VooDoo Red
Front Hub Formula dc-20
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus M371
Frame Material Lightweight aluminium
Fork Sutour Epixon 140mm
Cranks Suntour XCM 44/32/22T
Chain KMC Z99
Cassette Shimano, 9-SPD, 11-34T
Brakes Tektro HDM290/Tektro M290
Top Tube (in) 23.43