I cannot think of anything that I would change about this bike.
More than 2 years
I have been riding my Duke for about 4 years know both racing and free riding. I can't say enough positive things about this ride. Always a tight feeling bike. Dean raplaced my rear shock and even re-finished my frame for free with new stickers and all. Very nice bike and would definetly ride it to the end.
Yes I would recommend it to a friend
Submitted by Gary - 3/22/2005 7:15:40 AM
Looks ok, the frame hopefully wont rust!
Frame broke and I have no confidence in the build quality of it. I rebuilt my Litespeed rather than ride it.
The rear shock came away from the frame after the third ride while cycling over a tree root at a max of 5mph! Has since taken almost one year to get a replacement frame (they sent me a replacement part which I had to fix myself). I wont bore you with the amount of emails, calls, unanswered emails and general time I wasted etc.. trying to get the replacement, but they eventually sent the frame to wrong address. General total lack of customer service.
Finishing was generally poor with alot of swarf still in the tubes, seat post cut-out was/is not centred on the tube and had rough edges.
No instructions for rear shock provided.
Dean forgot to send the forks. They were shipped seperatley and had to get these fitted to the frame.