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    Voodoo Hoodoo steel

    anyone know what type steel is used for the Hoodoo front and rear triangles, respectively? Their website just states that the bike geometry etc is same as the Bizango but just does doesnt use the high zoot [853] material and doesnt elaborate any further. I am replacing aluiminum frame w steel and it's a toss up between the vodoo and a soma groove which i believe is prestige. Any thoughts on these 2 frames?

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    Voodoo

    Bumping. I am thinking Voodoo also. My old GT Tequesta just wont handle todays fork heights. I can't decide which steel Voodoo will work for my clydesdale weight factor...

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    The Heat Treated 4130 Cro-Mo front triangle with Cro-Mo stays will be quite strong.

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    The 1998 Hoodoos used Reynolds 525, FWIW. Works fine for my 200+ lbs.

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    Bump...


    ...is it 4130?

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    4130, Just FYI emailed VooDoo last year and was told the steel HooDoo was no longer being produced. That may have changed though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxstar72 View Post
    Bump...


    ...is it 4130?
    Depends on the year.

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Lucky me, I got a brand new Hoodoo frame sitting in my room.
    A classic indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Depends on the year.
    Could you help me identify the production year of my Hoodoo?
    It is similar to the one posted on Voodoo USA (archives) webpage.
    I wanted to post the link or the picture, but unfortunately,
    I am not yet allowed to do so.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roxstar72 View Post
    Could you help me identify the production year of my Hoodoo?
    It is similar to the one posted on Voodoo USA (archives) webpage.
    I wanted to post the link or the picture, but unfortunately,
    I am not yet allowed to do so.
    Thanks.
    Is it this bike? What color? Disc tabs?

    Voodoo Bicycles USA :: Hoodoo

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    Exactly...
    It's white, and yeah with disc tabs.
    size 17

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    Really hard to tell - that one has been available for a while now (a few years.) You can always check the serial and reach out to them (or your vendor).

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    the recent HooDoos used Voodoo's own proprietary "Black Magic" CroMo tubing. Probably custom-butted.

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    Not to pi$$ on anyones Corn Flakes here, but here is the link to "contact Hoodoo":

    Voodoo Bicycles USA :: About Us

    Has an email been sent yet?

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    @dirt farmer

    I'm sure everyone knows how to click "contact us" and get infos through emails,
    but I think this is what forums is all about, instant "answers and more" from those who "know".

    Anyways, thanks for the link.

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    Not quite a related post but I remember getting a Bizango back in 1996 when it was built with Tange Pestige. That was a light frame for a MTB, in fact I bent it the first time I crashed it, less than a week old. Luckily, Voodoo and had a good crash replacement program and sent me a 631 Wanga for cost and my renter's insurance covered all but $100 of the replacement cost including the labor for switching the parts on to the new frame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabspok View Post
    Bumping. I am thinking Voodoo also. My old GT Tequesta just wont handle todays fork heights. I can't decide which steel Voodoo will work for my clydesdale weight factor...
    Im about 170-180lbs and I have a voodoo wanga (1996) that has been my street / freeride bike for the last couple of years without any issues..

    I know an xc hardtail isn't the ideal freeride bike but...

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