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    Just Ordered A Voodoo Soukri Frame....

    And looking to maybe replace my Soma Juice with it. Definitely will be a ss either way. I am a Voodoo die hard. I had two Bizango's and loved the quick handling. No "relaxed geometry" for me. A Voodoo 29er is the only other bike I have lusted for besides my Ted. I don't expect it to equal my Ted (what bike could?, its a singletrack beast), just compliment it. Who has a Soukri and how do you like it?.
    I know I have simple tastes after seeing some of the beautiful blinged out bikes on this forum.
    Steel frame, v-brakes and quick handling geometry and I am happy. I do love looking at all the bling though, so keep em coming! , lol.
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    ok, its not carbon or ti but....

    I know someone has to like this frame except me.
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    Man, No Love For The Soukri....

    Frame. I guess I will just have to find out when I get it. cannot wait to build it up.
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    anyone else smell that?
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    what fork are you going to run?
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    I am thinking...

    Of either my White Bros. BW.8 or a rigid. Been folowing all the discussions on this forum about rigid forks but I would be happy with a steel one with v-brake mounts. Yep, I still run v's!.
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    It helps for lazy people (me included) if you include links and even pictures in your thread. Maybe I would like it? Maybe not. We do have different tastes. I would love your Ted without the v-brakes...

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    I thought the Soukri was re-designed around longer travel forks - no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    It helps for lazy people (me included) if you include links and even pictures in your thread. Maybe I would like it? Maybe not. We do have different tastes. I would love your Ted without the v-brakes...
    Thanks. I will try to post a link. Yeah, I know v's are persona non grata around here, lol. I just like em'. I will never sell my Ted so its not an issue. On my 26er Curtlo it is because I may try to sell that.
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    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...ghlight=soukri This was the thread that I used as a reference point when I ordered my Soukri, it should be here today. I have a 100-140mm fork options to try on it. I am hoping it arrives so I can get it built up tonight and start playing around with it.
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    Thats what I have heard also but...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    I thought the Soukri was re-designed around longer travel forks - no?
    the geometry on the website is the same as the Dambala so I don't really understand how its different.
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    probably just a beefier build...and the Dambala wasn't Reynolds tubing was it?
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    What is Ted gunna say about that?
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    From that other thread it looks like this frame is actually well suited to 80/100mm forks.........probably moreso than anything over 100mm I suspect.

    I look forward to seeing your completed bike pics edub!

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    I think the same thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    From that other thread it looks like this frame is actually well suited to 80/100mm forks.........probably moreso than anything over 100mm I suspect.

    I look forward to seeing your completed bike pics edub!
    That's why I am comfortable buying it and using it with an 80mm or rigid fork. I have yet to receive my own frame. In the mean time here is a nice pic taken from the voodoocycles.net blog. It belongs to a guy named Josh. Nice bike.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Just Ordered A Voodoo Soukri Frame....-mysoukri.jpg-780583.jpg  

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    My Ted is and will always be....

    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    What is Ted gunna say about that?
    my main bike. Its awesome, I cannot imagine a better handling, quicker, more responsive bike. Very smooth over rough terrain, very stiff in the bb area and the frame weighs 4.5 lbs. I weigh 240 lbs now, but was 250 lbs when I had it built. That's very light for a guy my size and in 4 years the frame and paint have been very durable. I have let other people with high dollar customs ride it at festivals and group rides and they cannot believe how it handles. They walk away staring at the bike. They all hate the v-brakes though!, lol.
    TED IS THE MAN, PERIOD.
    I like having a ss bike to ride in the winter and on less challenging trails though. That's where the Soukri comes in. I have always loved Voodoo steel frames and its white, my fav bike color. It will replace my Soma if I really like the ride.
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    Just slapped her together tonight, don't know much about it other than I like the ride so far.

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    nice ride....

    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat


    Just slapped her together tonight, don't know much about it other than I like the ride so far.
    How do you like the Marzocchi Fork?. Is it a new bomber?
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    This will be my first time riding it. It is a 2010 44ti yessir!

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    thanks for the compliment. That's my Soukri above from their blog. I still have my fork set at 80mm and have no desire to increase to 100. It feels just fine since I like the front low. Doesn't feel twitchy at all to me. Just switched to -17 degree stem and feels even better, Feels like it opens up the front end a bit.
    - guy named Josh

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    where do you live and ride?...

    Quote Originally Posted by urbiksux
    thanks for the compliment. That's my Soukri above from their blog. I still have my fork set at 80mm and have no desire to increase to 100. It feels just fine since I like the front low. Doesn't feel twitchy at all to me. Just switched to -17 degree stem and feels even better, Feels like it opens up the front end a bit.
    - guy named Josh
    Can you describe the handling and ride of the frame?. How much do you weigh?.
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    Soukri!

    Just ordered a 19" frame to run as my SS ride. Can't wait to get it built up and dirty. Pics and ride report to follow...

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    I got my 19" frame on Tuesday...

    Quote Originally Posted by cycljunkie
    Just ordered a 19" frame to run as my SS ride. Can't wait to get it built up and dirty. Pics and ride report to follow...
    And I really want to try it with a steel fork first. Looking at the voodoo fork. The frame is nice for the price. After my Ted though, I really don't get excited
    By the build quality of many frames. My Ted has invisibles welds and paint that has not chipped in 4 years. I am hoping the Soukri at least has the ride quality
    That I have come to expect from Voodoo. Had two Bizango's and they absolutely killed singletrack. My Ted is built to mimic their handling with the benefits of the bigger wheels.
    Also the stiffness of a frame built for a 250 lbguy and the compliance to smooth out east coast roots and rocks. so those are the areas where the Ted is different
    From the Voodoo and very specific to me. Geometry is similar but not exactly the same. The Ted was built specifically to work with the WB BW.8 to produce the quick steering response I desired.
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    My Sacred Temple

    No ride report yet (aside from out in front of the house)... Should hit first dirt tomorrow morning!










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    That looks nice! How much are those frames selling for right now?

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    Right around 500 dollars. I like the geometry and the ride but, I HATE HATE HATE the "quality" of the paint. It has chipped off in so many spots in the first week of owning the bike. The rear end is really flexy and I am having a hard time keeping the 2.25 ardent from buzzing the chain-stays on either side. I have mine setup full rigid SS now with the VooDoo fork and it is pretty sweet, considering what I have invested in it. I plan on having mine powder-coated in the next few days and that will cure a lot of my issues with the frame.
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    I got mine for...

    $479 which is not a bad deal. I have not built it up and ridden it so I don't know if its a good/great deal either. Never rode a Voodoo that I didn't
    Really like. I did cop a Wiley steel fork off of ebay for $36!!!! so as soon as I get it the build up will take place.
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    Nice score on the Wily fork edouble!

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    I am running the frame and love it! you are going to have to get the adapters to run v-brake, they don't come with the frame. I am running a 100MM Reba bushed down to 80 and love it, very fast and quick handling!

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    Thanks!...

    It was canti only so very little interest in it. Sometimes it pays to be behind the times!, lol.
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    My frame came with the studs for v-brakes....???

    current setup pic, Marz 44ti was WAY too high.

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    Got the Wiley fork on Friday but have my daughter for the weekend so no build up yet. I started mountain biking 10 years ago
    On a rigid Gary Fisher, so this will be a return to my roots. Cannot wait.
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    Slow And Steady...

    Has been my progress in getting this bike together. I am pretty busy but I have all the parts now (except the headset) so here is the build.
    Voodoo Soukri 19in frame
    Wiley steel fork w/canti mounts
    Avid single digit brakes and levers
    Azonic CF1 carbon risers
    PZ A2MB carbon 100mm 5 degree stem
    RaceFace Next 27.2mm Carbon Post
    Bonty Race Lite saddle
    RaceFace Next Crankset 34T
    Time ATAC pedals
    Bonty Race Lite front wheel
    Salsa Delgado-X rear wheel
    Uno ss 20T hub
    Geax Saguaro tires

    all stuff I have used before so I know the performance and durability meets my needs. No real bling (like me) but excellent performance at a reasonable cost.
    will put it together next week. Ride report and pictures to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    My frame came with the studs for v-brakes....???

    current setup pic, Marz 44ti was WAY too high.

    https://classifieds.mtbr.com/showpro...t=55078&cat=38

    Not happy with your Soukri?

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    I'm thinking of building up my first single speed out of one of these. What does it mean when it says 20 mm sliding dropouts? Does the rear axle have to be 20 mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by njgwd
    I'm thinking of building up my first single speed out of one of these. What does it mean when it says 20 mm sliding dropouts? Does the rear axle have to be 20 mm?
    no - standard rear hub axle. 20mm is how far the sliders move.
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    I am having a nightmare of a time....

    trying to upload pictures. never had a problem before, but somehow my pics are showing up in "my pictures" looking like little notebooks instead of jpg photos. so they will not upload. HELP!
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    Thanks! Didn't make any sense to me since I couldn't find a single speed 20mm axel hub anywhere. Time to order it up.

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    Hello..
    Im new to the 29 world..but Im getting interest into that..
    I just saw the Soukri in a shop and really liked it..
    Im 5,7 tall ( 171cm) , would you suggest a 16 or 17 frame size for me?
    Do you know if those sizes ( 16 and 17 ) have bottle bosses on seta tube?..I ask this so I can slide the seat tube all down for descends..Since I have short legs and arms, I cant get behind the saddle enough without lowering the post..( but I guess that saddle will touch the back tire anyway, before the seat post reaches the seat tube water bottle bosses, right?)
    Thanks to all

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