Echo Urban 2003 or Zoo Boa

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by bonzai, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    Wanted to get your opinion on these frames.

    Which is a better buy? why?

    Thanks.
     
  2. TrialsinKy

    TrialsinKy Member

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    I'm having the same problem with the same frames. At this point i'm gonna go with whatevers cheaper so I can get some other parts.
     

  3. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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    I'm thinking the same thing!!

    By the way can the urban be fitted with V's or maguras/hyd. rim brakes?
     
  4. OTAdmin

    OTAdmin Administrator Staff Member

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    Hard to say really, they're both made by the same company. I've ridden a few echos, but no zoo. The echos do feel really nice on the rear wheel, but they're kinda short :hs:. You can get the urban with either V or hs33 mounts. if you're planning on running an hs33, I would definitely get the 4bolt mounts. If you want to ride Vs, you should definitely go with the V mounts. Adapters are available either way (4 bolt -> V & V -> HS33), though the 4bolt -> V are harder to find.

    Echo Urban: http://www.echobike.com/urbanframe.htm

    Let us know if you have anymore questions
     
  5. bonzai

    bonzai The brown guy

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  6. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    the echo urban is just an ES3, now if you were getting a pure, that would be a good echo. but for trials specific grometry, the zoo piranha that i have is 10X better than the any echo ive ever ridden, and a lot cheaper. i dont know what the boa geometry is.
     
  7. TrialsinKy

    TrialsinKy Member

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    I did wonder about the Urbans just because I know too many people who have broken Echo's but the zoo's are made by Echo so it could go either way strength wise.
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    unless your some kind of lumox you shouldnt really break a frame. TRA is riding echo right now, i wonder how many frames hes broken? possibly 0 because hes smooth enough. who knows.
     
  9. Pancho

    Pancho New Member

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    TRA isn't smooth.

    He lacks style and butter, but goes big anyhow.




    Anyhow, Echos are nice, Zoos are nice. echo=zoo. If you're happy with one, you'll be happy with the other.
     
  10. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    get a woodman T-pro if you want a real frameand you're on a budget. It's the best riding bike out there besides the Koxx, and it's extremely close. I only got the Koxx because i knew i wouldn't break it. You are really cheating yourself by not getting a Woodman, Koxx, or Echo Pure.
     
  11. Lagerhead

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    (only slightly off topic...)

    What about the Woodman frame the has an actual seat tube that you can put a seat in. It seems similar. Has anyone seen one of these?
     
  12. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    The woodman elite is the one you are thinking of. It looks more like a street oriented frame. Probably very nice, but the T-pro feels like a perfect comp bike.