Budget brand, Voodoo, known for their test topping hardtails have announced their brand new Bizango Carbon. The bike features a full carbon frame with a pretty sorted build kit to boot. The Bizango Carbon is available through the Halfords website (and hopefully in stores) for just £1,000.
With geometry sitting in somewhere in between trail and cross-country we reckon the spec of this 29er is pretty good for a bike at this price point. Providing the 120mm of squish at the front is a Rockshox Judy Solo Air. Another bonus for a bike of this price is the Sram Eagle SX 12 speed drivetrain which offers almost the same range as a SRAM top of the range groupsets. Slowing you down is a set of Shimano MT400s paired with 180mm rotors. The carbon frame rolls on 29" own brand wheels wrapped in pretty narrow 2.2" Maxxis Ardents. The rest of the finishing kit is Voodoos' own, featuring 740mm wide bars.
The medium frame Bizango Carbon will have a 67 degree head angle, a 620mm top tube and a 73 degree seat angle. The seat tubes are pretty short and straight across the size range so putting a longer dropper post in yours, should you buy one, should be relatively easy. All pretty standard for a modern entry level trail hardtail but the magic is in the spec here and thanks to the carbon frame, the complete build is claimed to weigh 12.8kg.
Other points to note is the internal cable routing , the Boost spacing front and rear and the fact that it does, perhaps, unfortunately, have a press-fit bottom bracket.
The Bizango carbon only comes in the orange/brown colour pictured but it comes in four sizes, Small to XL.
It's available from the Halfords website and we assume in store for £1,000
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