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New Voodoo Hoodoo 2015 Specs?

suspiciouslemonsuspiciouslemon Posts: 13
edited July 2015 in MTB buying advice
So after researching about the 2012 and 2013/14 version of the Hoodoo I felt ready to make my descion, popped down to my local halfords to find out that a new version had been released, however the full specifications of the bike do not seem to be on any website yet (Halfords has quite vague specs on the website it seems).

So is there anyone out there who has more information? Should I wait for a couple of weeks for reviews to come out? Or is there a better way to spend my budget of £500? Seeing that whilst the 2012 Hoodoo has everything I want, it is hard to get. The bike being an entry level hardtail with great specs for the price.

I'm a total newb at this forum so apologies if I've made anything confusing or messed up.

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  • buddy_clubbuddy_club Posts: 935
    Detailed Specs
    Bottom Bracket: FSA BB7420 square taper
    Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano, 9-SPD, 11-34T
    Chain: KMC Z99
    Chainset: Suntour XCM 44/30/22T
    Fork Lock-out: Yes; Lever type
    Fork travel: 120mm
    Forks - Adjustable damping: Yes
    Frame: 7005 Aluminium
    Front Brake: Shimano Acera M355
    Front Hub: Formula DC-20
    Front Mech: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Gear Shifters: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Geometry: MTB trail
    Grips: VooDoo Blue
    Handlebars: VooDoo
    Headset: 1 1/8th semi intergrated ball bearing
    Pedals: Wellgo alloy
    Pedals Included: Yes
    Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
    Quick Release Rear Wheel: Yes
    Rear Brake: Shimano Acera M355
    Rear Hub: Formula DC-20
    Rear Mech: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Rims: VooDoo double wall alloy
    Saddle: VooDoo
    Seatpost: VooDoo
    Stem: VooDoo
    Type: Mountain Bikes
    Tyre Size: 27.5" x 2.25"
    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent

    Seems pretty clear to me ;)
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    Carbon Stumpjumper https://goo.gl/xJNFcv
    Parkwood:http://goo.gl/Gf8xkL
    Ribble Gran Fondo https://goo.gl/ZpTFXz
    Triban:http://goo.gl/v63FBB
  • Detailed Specs
    Bottom Bracket: FSA BB7420 square taper
    Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano, 9-SPD, 11-34T
    Chain: KMC Z99
    Chainset: Suntour XCM 44/30/22T
    Fork Lock-out: Yes; Lever type
    Fork travel: 120mm
    Forks - Adjustable damping: Yes
    Frame: 7005 Aluminium
    Front Brake: Shimano Acera M355
    Front Hub: Formula DC-20
    Front Mech: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Gear Shifters: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Geometry: MTB trail
    Grips: VooDoo Blue
    Handlebars: VooDoo
    Headset: 1 1/8th semi intergrated ball bearing
    Pedals: Wellgo alloy
    Pedals Included: Yes
    Quick Release Front Wheel: Yes
    Quick Release Rear Wheel: Yes
    Rear Brake: Shimano Acera M355
    Rear Hub: Formula DC-20
    Rear Mech: Shimano Alivio M4000
    Rims: VooDoo double wall alloy
    Saddle: VooDoo
    Seatpost: VooDoo
    Stem: VooDoo
    Type: Mountain Bikes
    Tyre Size: 27.5" x 2.25"
    Tyres: Maxxis Ardent

    Seems pretty clear to me ;)

    My concern was something like their detail with the forks, where they just say "Suntour Raidon" where the last 2 versions, also being Suntour Raidon, have differed. Was the difference simply just the coil against air suspension? If so I feel like a right fool.
  • LJ.LJ. Posts: 149
    This one from Halfords has the Raidon air fork and is 450 with the 10% off they are currently doing on it http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/13-incline-alpha-27-5-mountain-bike-2015
  • dj58dj58 Posts: 2,184
    The frame has been tweaked and it now rolls on 27.5 wheels, the Radion fork is probably the coil model from last year, though now the 27.5 version as the price of the bike is the same. Your can always ring Halfords to ask the question if you want a definitive answer. Looks like they have dropped the Shimano crankset in favour of the Shimano disc brakes as opposed to Tektro brakes on last years model.
  • knighty76knighty76 Posts: 9
    Picked one of these up last week, really pleased with it. Even more pleased because at my local Halfords (Huddersfield) they put the price tag on for the previous years model in 26" inch by mistake which they were clearing at 399. I did sort of point it out but the kid didn't seem very bothered. With another 10% for BC membership I got the new 27.5 model for 360 nickerbockers... !

    The fork is the coil spring Raidon X3. Shimano brakes a big plus, and Alivio derailleurs nice at this price. XCM chainset a bit of a saver but totally good enough for me. Especially for what I paid! ;-)

    Any more questions on spec just shout up.
  • knighty76knighty76 Posts: 9
    This one from Halfords has the Raidon air fork and is 450 with the 10% off they are currently doing on it http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/13-incline-alpha-27-5-mountain-bike-2015

    Yup I checked out that bike, good spec although Clarks brakes. Personally I wasn't sold on the frame, and with the pricing bonus on the Voodoo it was an easy choice for me!

    Was very taken with the Kona Nunu and had to keep walking away...! Had the Voodoo been the proper price I might have swung another 25 quid that way..
  • knighty76knighty76 Posts: 9
    PS to the OP, if you are not fussed about 27.5 wheels in particular, I'd also check out the B'TWIN Rockrider 560 from Decathlon which I nearly bought.
  • PS to the OP, if you are not fussed about 27.5 wheels in particular, I'd also check out the B'TWIN Rockrider 560 from Decathlon which I nearly bought.
    The forks look slightly better on this, however the travel is less and other specs look same or worse, it is at 100 (or 50 with BC) less but I feel as if its too much more to upgrade. And I don't think I'll be able to test ride that like I have with the Voodoo.
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