- VOODOO frames?
Yup, they break. I’ve seen a Wanga (steel) crack right around the chainstay close to the BB. The frame was returned under warranty and the replacement had paint flaking off.
Have Voodoo have lowered their manufacturing standards to match the price they are getting from a certain large chain?
My 4yr old Bokor frame is fine, but then it hasn’t been ridden much in last year. The paint is a bit soft and plasticky.Posted 8 years agoYetimanMember
That’s a very nice bike mrsflash. Loving the colour.
I had a Voodoo Bizango 853 for 2 years. The paint quality wasn’t too bad but it did chip quite easily so I used helicopter tape as much as possible. The ride quality was fantastic and I do regret selling the frame as it would have been an ideal candidate for a SS conversion. I ran mine with 120mm Bombers and rode some pretty tough trails on it without it giving me any grief. I’d definitely have another.
here’s a couple of pics but they’re not the greatest quality
Posted 8 years ago
xcstu, I bought mine from Sideways, it was in the sale at Mayhem 2 years ago and was bargaintastic so I couldn’t refuse. I hadn’t intended to buy a bike, but I saw it, loved it, Tim Sideways offered me a beer and before I knew it I’d signed on the dotted line.
Everyone comments on the colour of it, I call it Electric Bluebell.
I’d never ridden a steel frame before, so don’t know what to compare it to really, but I love the feel of riding it. Feels very responsive and makes you (even me, mostly a firmly wheels on the ground kind of gal) want to hop over things and be silly.Posted 8 years agoSideways TimSubscriber
I’d probably better clear up any confusion here. We used to import and distribute Voodoo, as they’re lovely handling bikes, look great and still have the influence of Joe Murray in their design. All was well and we were developing a dealer network with no real problems. Unfortunately, Voodoo as a company is run by some slightly bonkers folk and they did a direct deal with Halfords, effectively killing the ability of having a sustainable dealer base overnight. Not to worry, we carried on selling the frames on our own at a competitive price. However, according to someone in Taiwan (where they are based and run from), we had too many returns for the amount of frames we sold. Basically they didn’t want to honour any more warranty claims. This left us with no real option other than to stop selling them – no point selling stuff that the manufacturer won’t back up.Posted 8 years ago
So – if you want a Voodoo then your only current option is to get a complete bike from Halfords (who amusingly have asked us a few times to sort out warranty frames for them).abducteeMember
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There you all were ogling it and then some one chirps up its a halfords bike and the thread suddenly goes silent.
Not that it’s a forum full of bike snobs or anything like that but I wonder if anyone will own up to buying one from halfordsPosted 8 years agoStainypantsSubscriber
My Limba cyclocross frame snapped at the lug for the front gear cable, never used off road, at 50mph decending into Hawes on the Dales cycleway. I may have been one of the warrenty claim Halfords were trying to get Tim to help out on. I decided I didn’t want another voodoo and Halfords sorted me out with a nice Kinesis frame.
NickPosted 8 years agofatgitMember
HiPosted 8 years ago
There is a Voodoo cx bike in my local Halfords with 200 quid off (retailing now at £699) thought it might be a decent buy on cycle to work scheme for general commuting/training duties.
Its a scandium frame and 105/sora groupset if i remember correctly.
I’ve had three Voodoo frames, all bought from Sideways Tim.
An orange Wanga, now sold to a mate and still going strong.
A Ti D-Jab which is just beautiful and i’ll never sell it and…
A Bakka which cracked round the bottom of the seat tube above the BB shell. Tim was great about the warranty and gave me a full refund no problem but by all accounts Voodoo were a PITA so i don’t blame Tim if he’s had problems.
ChrisPosted 8 years agoyossarianMember
i was really lusting after an aizan 29er frame and was disappointed when I heard that sideways had severed links with voodoo. Can understand why Tim wasn’t going to stay involved but find voodoo’s attitude incomprehensible to be honest.
looks like its a singular swift for me now!Posted 8 years ago
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