Craft FRM125 2002 Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: 7005 Straight Gauged Tubing
  • Fork: Rock Shox Psylo XC Black adjustable up to 5"
  • Rear Shock Option: Fox Vanilla R or X-Fusion
  • Brakes: Avid Cable Discs with Avid Levers
  • Drivetrain: Shimano XT rear, Deore front, Deore shifters

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 26  
    [Feb 12, 2014]
    Michael Harvey
    All Mountain Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Well built, excellent suspension, versatile, durable.

    Weakness:

    Newer frames look more refined, no ISCG mount, 1''8th steerer.
    Steerer tube is relatively long on the small frame.
    Could be lighter, but then it comes with a coil shock.

    Had mine for just over 10 years and it's still going strong. Still have the original bearings and shock (still running smoothly with no play!). replaced the gear hanger once (after a crash). I've run it as a downhill bike with Boxxers and as an all day trail bike with revelations, it does everything brilliantly, I love the geometry. The suspension is so good with the horst link that I now never swithch it to the shorter travel setting, I've even done marathons on it.
    Not designed for weight watching cross country weenies, if you want a bike that you can hammer hard then this will come back wanting more, putting a smile on your face downhill and will get you up them as well.

    [Oct 02, 2010]
    Last440
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    The Craftworks FRM125 is the bike rumored to be used in this video.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENYlW92nYV0 If the link doesn't work go to utube.. Search "Bicycle High Jump"

    Weakness:

    Can't be many

    A landing, (from that height and sharp angle of descent)on to concrete steps and the bike still rolled..What more is there to say!!

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    [Jul 04, 2003]
    Anthonaut
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Sick Frame, duallie, Hey, its a CRAFTWORKS!!!!!!!!

    Weakness:

    ummm, none except my headstem's too big but thats no the bike ;)

    This is a sweet bike. It is a hand made frame, sick linkage and excellent at whatever you do with it (apart from not ride it)

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    [Jun 01, 2003]
    daniel
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    the frame is v well made, installs confidence and feels great to ride. its up 2 u how u kit the bike out- xc/ freeride / downhill.. your choice.. no1 paintjob

    Weakness:

    no brake cable runners, u need to use zip ties or summat. no other weaknesses!

    wicked bike !! , its taken me some time to adjust the vanilla xc rear shock, but now she rocks well pleased and the envy of many other bikers.. great upright riding position with total control. rides like a dream!

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    [Sep 08, 2007]
    ian strawford
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very strong well made frameset. FSR Horst linkage gives superb traction over all terrain.Geometry is spot on for hard core all mountain/freeride light bike. The whote paint is the 2008 colour to have!

    Weakness:

    None I've come across so far

    This bike is awesome. I bought it as a second bike after a trip to the Alps when I felt I needed a more hardcore all mountain bike.When bought second hand it was set up as a light DH rig with SuperT's and heavy duty components fitted.
    I found it fantastic downhill but to much to pedal uphill.
    Fitting the lighter Talas 36 forks has transormed the bike, as well as XT gear and lighter bar/stem.
    I now have the ultimate all mountain bike at 33lbs which I can now pedal uphill as well as really ripping downhill on.
    Like alot riders, I find in the UK I am riding more radical XC and this bike is upto all I can throw at it. It will be the perfect bike for the Mega Avalanche next year in the Alps

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    [Sep 03, 2003]
    mike bronze
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Solid feeling bike. Does not feel flexy to me. Inexpensive.

    Weakness:

    none with frame. I havent found any yet. 6" could be 7"

    I ride in the Ashland watershed of southern Oregon. We have trails that vary from smooth fast hard pack with jumps to loose, steep,rocky and fast as hell. Tha main freeride trail is loaded with gaps up to 20', log rides, log drops, and just plain old drops and decents that will make most poop. You can start at the top of Mt Ashland(7.000ft.) and end up in downtown Ashland(1,700ft.) in about 17 miles. At the end of the ride the quarry will keep you smiling with drops from 4' to 10' and huge doubles.Anyways I have taken my frm125 through just about everything mentioned above. And thats not including Mt. Shasta in Ca. or Willamette pass in Or. and on and on without a burp or fart from my frame.

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    [Mar 11, 2006]
    Daniel Boyce
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Strong build, neat welds, nice finish, sweet looking ride

    Weakness:

    SNAPPED THE SWINGARM IN TWO!!!

    Although a major problem with the lower swingarm triangle, a sick bike which would suit a more hardcore trailrider willing to go big but not too big than the true 20ft+ freerider. I would recommend buying the bike in a later model because I think they've almost certaintly sorted the problem with the swingarm by now (mine is a 2001 model) so if you bought one, probably look towards a 2003 - present day model. Go hard or go home!

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    [Dec 23, 2006]
    cainen hoover
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    this bike is very strong,and it is very light.

    Weakness:

    havent found any!!!!

    this frame{bike}is a really nice bike if you are a free rider that loves to jump.

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    [Apr 17, 2007]
    Dave C
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Fantastic suspension action. Works a treat pretending to be a downhill bike. 608 bearings easy to replace. Frame is top-notch build quality. Plush as you like. Great frame geometry means it can also be used as an all day bike.

    Weakness:

    Main pivot bearings (needle rollers) & shaft. Got totally [email protected]@ed in 6 months in the Scottish mud & grit. Needle bearings have to be cut out of the frame to be replaced and Craftworks seem to have stopped supplying spare shafts. Tapped the frame and bored out the main pivot tube to make a greasing system and turned up new shaft so we'll see how that goes. Cable routing is a bit iffy.

    Fantastic bike!! No-nonsense, great value and works really well as a downhill bike. Actually can't diss the ManipU shock either!

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    [Jan 20, 2002]
    RoHan
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    well balenced, rides hard, rear shock cuts sick,avid cable-disc, looks!!!

    Weakness:

    seat(crappy rails), rear deralliur hanger( snapped 5 scince bought), stock pedals, tyres, rims.

    I always go out and get alot of fun out of this bike. That is until i snap the rear deralliur hanger. trying to fix the problem by using a longer chain (recomended by rob from craftworks). Apart from the weaknesses this bike cuts sick on any playing field taking big drops and being very stable at fast speeds.

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