Azonic DS2.

kanerdog1x1

Senior Retro Guru
I wasn't entirely sure if this would be better placed here or in the 1998on forum. The DS2 frames are from 1996/7, but are often seen as much more modern as they have a younger audience.

This is the DS1 that I have had for years. It was built as a simple bike that is easy to ride, can be dismantled easily and stashed in the boot of the car for emergencies. I use it most often for running errands as the thing lives at work, and also as a mode of transport to get to and from the garage when the car is being serviced.

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But it was never exactly what I wanted. I actually wanted the earlier DS2 frame, the geometry was slightly different and better suited as an every other day bike.

This pic was taken yesterday morning, before the strip down.

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And then, the two were both available for comparison.

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The frames are very close in weight, the DS1 at 2000g, and the DS2 at 1960g. You can clearly see the difference a year makes to the geometry.

And after building the older frame up.

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The forks were a late choice. I'm not sure they'll stay as they don't really suit the remit of the bike being a workhorse. I'm a little scared I'll break them.

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And I think I need to change the bars for something narrower and taller, I have something in the pipeline.
 
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sparkybhp

Retro Guru
That’s a beauty, nice work. I had a DS2 for a while and was impressed with the geometry and lightness. Spot on for bombing about on and tough enough for decent trail riding too. Good work. ;)62283002-876E-4AC9-AE9F-F48EDCAFD2C0.jpeg
I put some Marzocchi bombers on mine, nothing fancy but a fairly basic air fork seemed to suit it well.
 
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